ACCORD: Programme Officer – Peacekeeping Unit

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 November, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society institution working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

The strategic goal of the Peacekeeping Unit is to contribute towards ensuring a multi-dimensional and integrated approach to peace operations in Africa.

ACCORD seeks to appoint a Programme Officer – Peacekeeping Unit, based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Ref: PKU-PO-ACCORD

The person will support the planning and implementation of all initiatives in the Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with participants and resource persons through multiple communication channels;
  • Organise logistics with regard to flights, accommodation, banqueting arrangements, road transport, photographers and other logistics with internal departments at ACCORD;
  • Preparation of budgets and memos for each activity;
  • Preparation of seminar/workshop documentation before and after an event;
  • Writing activity reports and drafting news items following seminars and workshops;
  • Undertake to follow developments in the field and academic debates linked to core activities of the Unit, thereby supplementing the information/learning chain of the Unit;
  • Represent the Institution through the Unit as a resource person at national and international meetings and conferences, as approved by the Coordinator of the Unit and in relation to key priority areas;
  • Assist with research outputs, writing and co-authoring articles relevant to the key objectives of the Unit;
  • Support the administrative coordination of the work of the Unit on a day-to-day basis.

Requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree (honours or equivalent) in the field of political science/international relations; Minimum of two years operational and programme experience in the NGO environment (field experience an added advantage);
  • Substantive knowledge in the field of Peacekeeping in Africa;
  • Fluency in English is essential and knowledge in French will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to conceptualise and analyse complex information;
  • Attention to detail, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines to successfully deliver a diversity of objectives and demands; and
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with contact details of referees, quoting 'PKU-PO-ACCORD' in the subject line to recruitment@accord.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

The closing date is Friday, 16 November 2012 at 17h00 (South African time).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about ACCORD, refer to www.accord.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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