West Africa Regional Programme Officer

Search for Common Ground's (SFCG) mission is to transform how people deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.

With Headquarters in Washington DC and Brussels, we design and implement multifaceted programs that aim to resolve conflict and prevent violence.

We seek to help conflicting parties to understand their differences and act on their commonalties.

SFCG works in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda. Each programme is adapted to the specific context and conflict in its country, and all apply tools from SFCG's toolbox.

Media is a primary tool utilized by all the programmes-radio, video, print, and drama.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience, preferably in conflict resolution, development, or media.

  • Strong writing skills, including experience producing proposals, reports, and other informational documents.

  • Experience with USAID, EU, and other donors.

  • Understand budgeting and other financial procedures.

  • Professional-level competency in French and English (written and oral).
  • Experience working outside of country of origin preferred.

  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural team.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently.

  • Willingness to regularly travel on short notice around the sub-region.

  • Flexibility.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    To Apply:

    Please send a letter of application and resume to search@sfcg.org with the subject heading: West Africa Regional Programme Officer.

    Applications must be received by August 30.

    No phone calls, please.

    See our web site West Africa Regional Programme Officer for full details of our work

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