Senior Programme Manager - Peace and Security

  • Ireland Embassy
  • Ireland Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FULL_TIME Embassy Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience of peace and security issues at regional, continental and multilateral levels. Applicants must be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the African Union’s peace and security architecture, and possess an extensive network of contacts relevant to the post’s demands.


Key Requirements (see advert on Embassy website for full list):

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, but preferably Masters level, in a field such as International Studies, Political Science, Peace/Conflict Studies, Conflict Resolution, Law, Human Rights.
  • Five years of progressively responsible management experience in areas relevant to the requirements of this position.
  • Proven track record in the effective management of highly skilled teams, financial resources and monitoring, evaluation & learning processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches and demonstrable practical experience within a relevant institution in peace and security; peacebuilding; peace keeping operations; conflict prevention, management and resolution; conflict early warning and response; or post conflict reconstruction.
  • Familiarity with key regional and multilateral policies, institutions and programmes relevant to peace and security.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of recent developments and approaches in international practice of peace and security, and related sectors including gender, humanitarian action and climate change.
  • Good understanding of the policies and approaches of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. High proficiency in written and spoken French and/or Arabic is also desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills including on Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Legal entitlement to live and work in Ethiopia prior to recruitment.


Application packs can be downloaded from the Irish Aid section of the Embassy’s website: www.embassyofireland.org.et. Only applications using the Application Form provided will be appraised.  A cover letter is also mandatory explaining your interest and aptitude for this position.  CVs will not be considered. A written exam will be administered to test writing skills.

Selection Process:

Depending on the number of applications received, a short-listing of candidates to be called for interview may be undertaken based on the Key Requirements above.  Only successful candidates will be contacted. It is planned that interviews will be held by video-conference in early December 2020.

Completed applications should be submitted only by email to addisababaexternalemail@dfa.ie by close of business Monday 23rd of November 2020.

General Data Protection Regulation:

All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.

Security Clearance:

Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.

The Embassy of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.