Chief of Party People to People Peacebuilding Project

Chief of Party People to People Peacebuilding Project
Trócaire, Sierra Leone

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jul 29, 2022
Last Date
Oct 29, 2022

Job Description

Trócaire works in partnership with local organisations in developing countries and with people in Ireland to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. Together, we create positive and lasting change. Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our work is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and our values of Solidarity, Courage, Participation, Perseverance and Accountability.

In Sierra Leone, Trócaire works to achieve climate and environmental justice; ensure women and girls’ protection, voice amp; influence; and save lives and protect human dignity. Trócaire supports work on the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, women’s political participation and leadership, sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment, natural resource management and environmental conservation, and humanitarian preparedness and response.

Trócaire works exclusively with local partners and actively supports localised development and humanitarian aid. Supporting local civil society organisations to strengthen their organisational, institutional, financial, technical, and managerial capacities is core to Trócaire’s partnership approach in Sierra Leone. Trócaire’s Sierra Leone country programme also works closely with, contributing to and drawing support from, Trócaire’s global hub on partnership and localisation based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Trócaire is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated 3-year USAID-funded People to People Peacebuilding project in Sierra Leone. The role will be responsible for providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire project activity, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the Agreement. The COP will identify issues and risks related to the activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate activity adjustments. This individual will be the key liaison with USAID, government, and all other counterparts, implementing partners and other partners involved with the activity. The COP will identify issues and risks related to the activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate activity adjustments.

The exciting and fast-paced role ensures that programmes align with Trócaire’s policies, incorporate research and innovation, and inform policy and advocacy work locally and internationally.

This role is contingent on funding.


  • A minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in international Development, public/business administration, peace and conflict studies, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field, and at least 10 years of experience in donor-funded project management in post-conflict or fragile states. A master’s degree may be substituted by a bachelor’s degree and at least 12 years relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope and scale to this activity
  • At least 10 years of relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope and scale to this activity; at least 10 years of experience in managing large scale activities, strategic planning and implementation of related activities.
  • Excellent relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Experience in budgetary and financial management.
  • In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model and working in a partnership-based INGO.
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques, including results-based management, programme cycle management, Mamp;E, and organisational development.
  • Experience in human resource management.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in promoting gender equity through programming and within an INGO.
  • Solid experience in managing diverse teams in a multi-cultural environment and playing a leadership role in ensuring cohesiveness, inclusion and development of staff at all levels.
  • Experience working with management information systems.
  • Experience in Africa, and Sierra Leone is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in complex donor program management including experience in the following: peacebuilding approaches, youth and women’s empowerment, developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and fielding and managing short term technical assistance for donor-funded programs (preferably USAID-funded programs).
  • Professional and/or technical knowledge of peace studies/conflict management processes in Africa, or a post-conflict or fragile state.
  • Ability to develop a common vision among partners and lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in technical capacity building of non-government actors.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.


For the candidate with the required experience, motivation and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits. This role is based in Freetown on a national contract. National candidates are eligible for this role and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications is COB 12 August 2022.

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