Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead

Job Summary

The Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead will be assigned to work with the Officials to create effective mechanisms for peace and conflict resolution and to implement the enabling pillars. He/she will work closely with the Livestock Lead. The Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead will report to Livestock Lead. The role will require travel across Nigeria.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description


  • Peace Building and Conflict Resolution focused on the priority states in:
  • Designing inclusive and participatory stakeholder engagements including training, capacity building and the design of conflict prevention framework with effective peace-building tools  
  • Convening workshops to develop local warning signs and integrated early warning early response systems
  • Build capacity of states by designing around mediation and dialogue
  • Setting up inclusive committees on land administration and management 
  • Adopting a multi-stakeholder approach and make recommendation to reduce proliferation of small arms light weapons
  • Embarking on an inclusive and participatory consultative process with the aim to develop a justice and security dialogue framework 
  • Undertaking inclusive consultations and sensitization on the establishment of dedicated courts for alternative dispute resolution and making criminal justice administration improvements 
  • Designing an effective compensation framework promotes reparation for those affected by the conflict 
  • Program Development and Coordination
  • Identify technical assistance gaps in implementing the enabling pillars in  pilot states
  • Develop TORs for relevant experts and supporting in the development of relevant concepts/proposals and reports and support to pillar specific interventions 
  • design of proposals in coordination with the PM to delivery on said pillars
  • Coordinate implementation of enabling pillars of the  in pilot states

What We Are Looking For

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in international development, preferably in community development, peace negotiations, conflict resolution, or conflict transformation
  • At least 5 years’ experience in peace-building, conflict resolution, or relevant field
  • Must have demonstrated high- level leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Experience with project design, management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience effectively working with local government structures, senior government officials, civil society actors, private sector entities, and development partners 
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience with community mobilization and empowerment, and multi-stakeholder engagement and negotiations
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender integration, social inclusion, and building social cohesion
  • Strong administrative and organization skills, commitment, attention to detail and strong forward planning skills
  • Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision

Essential Skills:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective inter-personal and leadership skills with an ability to develop and foster relationships across a wide range of diverse and senior stakeholders
  • Ability to operate and succeed in a highly political environment;
  • Strong analytical and management skills, including sound knowledge of strategic planning and project management tools;
  • Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to have an impact rather than simply be reactive 
  • A decent understanding of how governments, businesses and international development organisations operate and how to succeed in them
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant  software and tools 

Personal Specifications:

  • Drive, motivation and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.

Values we look for:

  • Courage… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
  • Collaboration… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
  • Compassion… because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

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