Project Manager East Africa (div/f/m)

from Berghof Foundation
Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

Project Manager East Africa (div/f/m)

for the Africa Programme at the Berghof Foundation

Application Deadline: 05 August 2018

Main tasks:

  • Coordinate and implement activities related to a high-level political dialogue process;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the implementation of activities and to the team and partners;
  • Background research on a variety of dialogue relevant topics in connection with the project;
  • Liaise with conflict stakeholders, project partners, researchers and international actors as well as German political actors;
  • Liaise with, and oversee reporting to donors;
  • Coordinate and steer programme management activities;
  • Budget planning and tracking;
  • Writing concept notes and project proposals.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as peace and conflict studies, international relations, or political science;
  • Appropriate professional experience in a relevant field;
  • Solid project management experience, including managing donor and partner relations, and strong networking skills;
  • Strong regional knowledge on the Horn of Africa and relevant work experience in the region, expertise on the Gulf countries is a strong asset;
  • Work experience in the field of peace mediation and political dialogue is a strong asset;
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and German, knowledge in Arabic is desirable;
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Additional Skills:

  • Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong empathetic and intercultural skills;
  • Ability to work under time-pressure and to prioritize;
  • Curiosity, passion and perseverance.

The full-time position (40hrs/week) will be based in Berlin, Germany for a period of 24 months (extendable), starting as soon as possible. On-site support and frequent travel to East Africa as well as within Europe is required.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 05 August 2018 through our online application system:

We look forward to receiving your application!