Project Manager for People Peacebuilding Project

Project Manager for 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 Project Manager for an anticipated 3-year USAID-funded People to People Peacebuilding project in Sierra Leone. The Project Manager assists the Chief of Party in the management of the various technical components of the activity and serves as Senior Project Manager. The position will ensure that activities are results-oriented, ensure high quality deliverables, and relevant and timely reporting. The Project Manager must focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and ensuring synergies and cohesion between the various result areas. This individual must participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with partners.

This role is contingent on funding.


  • A minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field and at least 7 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 10 years relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope and scale to this activity.
  • At least 7 years of experience in donor-funded project management in post-conflict or fragile states.
  • Experience in program management and demonstratable competency in negotiation and communication skills.
  • Experience in budgetary and financial management.
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques, including results-based management, programme cycle management, Mamp;E, and organisational development.
  • Demonstrable experience in promoting peace and social cohesion through programming and within an INGO.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex donor grants.
  • 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.
  • In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model and working in a partnership-based INGO.
  • Professional and/or technical knowledge of peace studies/conflict management processes in Africa, or a post-conflict or fragile state.
  • Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and problem-solving skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel).
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets and financial systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to effectively performance manage staff.


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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