Global IHL Advisor/Programme Manager
The Global IHL Advisor/Programme Manager is a new position responsible for setting up and coordinating Diakonia’s new programme with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Resource Desks in a number of countries, starting with Syria/Lebanon and Mali.
Position posted in: Diakonia Head Office, Stockholm, Sweden
Period of time: Permanent employment with 6 months of probation
Planned starting time: As soon as possible
The position offers a unique opportunity to combine legal capacity building and support, with varied management tasks in relation to projects/IHL Resource Desks in different conflict areas.
The Global IHL Advisor/Programme Manager has the overall programme and grant management responsibility including programme and method development, as well as monitoring the programme with emphasis on results, lessons learnt and best practices. The tasks also include support to the recruitment process of staff in Mali and Lebanon.
The Global IHL Advisor/Progamme Manager will work with experts and relevant networks in close collaboration with the IHL Resource Desks and the IHL Resource Centre (in Jerusalem). Liaise with Head Office on policy, advocacy and communication and ensure financial sustainability and of the programme.
The Global IHL Advisor/Programme Manager will be situated within the International Department at Diakonia Head Office in Stockholm.
Description of tasks
Support development and give input to research plans, training methodologies, legal briefs, research reports, etc.
Responsible for the overall programme result , monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Draft and revise programme documents, planning, budget and other steering documents relevant for the programme
Grant management and oversight of programme budgeting and reporting in close collaboration with the IHLRDs
Identify and engage relevant experts, as needed
Lead and manage the Reference Group for the programme
Collect lessons learnt and best practice and facilitate cross learning and synergies between the IHLRDs and IHLRC
Coordinate advocacy and external communication in close collaboration with IHLRD, IHLRC and Diakonia HQ as well as with strategic actors in Europe
Build relationships with existing and potential donors and draft proposals/applications to sustain and expand the programme
Analytical and strategic skills
Drafting and reporting skills
Strategy, programme management and programme development skills
Communication and peoples skills
Advocacy and networking skills
Resource Mobilization skills
Excellent spoken and written English.
Law degree, international law expertise and prior working experience, including IHL and advocacy
Five years of combined management, legal, advocacy, diplomatic and media experience
Experience in programme management and organisational development
Experience from working with IHL with a gender perspective, or if not an explicit commitment to learn and implementing a gender perspective
Experience working with civil society organization
Experience from working in Africa and the Middle East
Good Spoken and written Swedish
Knowledge of French and/or Arabic
Experience of human resource management
For information please contact:
International Manager: Eva Åberg, 08-453 6913
Union representative for: Akademikerföreningen: Robert Törlind, 08-453 6927
Unionen: Annika Andersson, 08-453 6920
Please send your CV and Personal Letter in English to email@example.com no later than May 19th