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UMCOR Project Director for Peacebuilding Program (Tbilisi, Georgia)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently seeking a Project Director (PD) for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Georgia to promote regional stability by addressing the underlying drivers of conflict and promoting peace. The PD will oversee all aspects of the program's performance, both technical and managerial. The PD will serve as the program's key point of contact for USAID, local partners, and other relevant stakeholders.

The position will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia, with potential travel to regional conflict-affected areas.

This position is contingent on UMCOR receiving the award.

Essential Functions:
Provide overall strategic direction for the program in consultation with Head of Mission, UMCOR senior management and the donor.
Oversee all conflict management and mitigation program activities in cooperation with program staff, local government, local NGOs, communities, peace actors, and other program stakeholders;
Identify and include socially disadvantaged groups, conflict-affected community leaders and other actors for active participation in the program.
Conduct field visits regularly to monitor program operations and meet with local partners, donors and government officials.
Regularly coordinate with program staff to ensure smooth planning, implementation, and rigorous monitoring and evaluation of program activities;
Coordinate with UMCOR-Georgia senior management on financial and grant management issues, ensuring compliance with regulations and procedures, reporting and, maintaining working relationships with the donor, government, partners, and local community organizations;
Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all program-specific local staff and consultants.
Ensure that program targets are met and effectively reported on to the donor, in coordination with other program staff.
Regularly meet with program staff from complementary programs funded by USAID and other donors;
Help develop communications materials related to the program.
Reports to the Head of Mission and will perform other duties as assigned.

Master's degree in international affairs, conflict resolution, international development, or a related field;
Proven record of excellent management, leadership, and decision-making skills;
At least 7 years of senior level experience designing, managing, and implementing large, complex development projects preferably in conflict/post-conflict settings;
At least 4 years of experience in conflict management/mitigation and peace building;
Experience conducting conflict assessments and implementing a people-to-people approach to peace building preferred;
Experience living and working in the Caucasus, Georgia preferred;
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically and conflict sensitive terrain;
Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter (notes), resume and complete the application and questions on our website at https://jobs-umcor.icims.com/jobs/1350/job?mode=view

Applications received by March 5, 2012 will receive first review. No telephone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thanks for your interest in UMCOR.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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