Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme


London, United Kingdom

This position is currently responsible for promoting cooperative approaches to conflict prevention and security in the region. Guided by Saferworld’s organisational strategic priorities and areas of expertise, the post holder will also lead on the development of complementary and new initiatives to deepen the programme’s contribution to conflict prevention and peaceful change in the MENA region and it significant spill-over effects. This will include engaging on the perceptions and policies informing the EU’s response to the crisis, including a deeper understanding of the root causes to the conflicts, promoting constructive approaches to counter terrorism, and challenging assumptions and debates around the mass movement of peoples.
The successful candidate will have substantial knowledge and experience of one or more of the region’s programmatic areas (conflict prevention and reduction; security and justice sector development; gender, peace and security) and of the international policy environment in which these issues are addressed. S/he will also have considerable work experience in the region, including having developed and monitored high level strategic plans. Written and spoken Arabic language skills would be an advantage.
Please go to www.saferworld.org.uk/about/jobs for a full job description and details of how to apply.
The deadline for applications is 13 March 2016.