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Project Manager (m/f/div) focusing on Religion & Mediation

Berlin (Germany)

  • Organization: Berghof Foundation
  • Location: Berlin (Germany)
  • Grade: Roster - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conflict prevention
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
    • Peace and Development
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Headquartered in Berlin, the organization is run by a diverse team and works with local partners around the world. For our project focused on Religion & Mediation we are looking for a Project Manager (div/f/m) to join the team as described below. The position is based in Berlin (Germany).

Overview of the position:

Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: limited contract until the end of 2021

Location: Berlin, Germany

Department & reporting line: Dept. Global Learning for Conflict Transformation, reporting to the Head of Department

Your main tasks:

  • Organize and coordinate project activities; devise work roles and implementation plan in collaboration with the (Senior) Advisors on Mediation
  • Own support/input on activities incl. travel abroad (multiple countries, partially with travel warning)
  • Oversee project implementation
  • Budget monitoring
  • Donor communication and relations in cooperation with (Senior) Advisors on Mediation
  • Project partner/stakeholders/participant communication and relations
  • Close monitoring of thematic area – Religion & Mediation
  • Internal coordination with other teams esp. M & E- advisors
  • Development of follow up concept notes/proposals if deemed necessary

Your knowledge, experience & skills:

  • MA degree in a relevant field, such as religious studies,  peace and conflict studies, political science or International Relations
  • Advanced relevant work experience in projects or processes with local communities and with thematic focus on religion and conflict
  • Strong intercultural and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English
  • Working experience in MS Office applications
  • Sensitivity/open-mindedness to work with traditional and religious leaders
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Curiosity, passion and perseverance

What you can expect from us:

  • Highly experienced and engaged community of practice
  • Transparent terms of compensation & benefits (housetarif)
  • Highly relevant, insightful and challenging tasks
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexibility regarding office vs. mobile working solutions
  • If needed – advisory services regarding visa matters and travel conditions
  • Agile mindset

Application Procedure:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) as well as your salary expectation until October 1st, 2020 through our online application system:


We look forward to receiving your application!

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