Project Manager Syria (m/f) for Programme Middle East & North Africa

Berghof Foundation announces the post of candidate for the post of Project Manager

Application deadline: 26 April 2017
Main tasks:
  • Assist the project director to plan, implement and manage an inclusive dialogue project with key Syrian actors, including financial monitoring and logistical support
  • Liaise with partners, external experts, Syrian organisations, Syrian (local) political parties and approach international organisations
  • Monitor the political situation in Syria
  • Contribute to narrative reporting with assistance from the project advisors and project assistant(s)
  • Provide guidance to project assistant(s)
  • Provide input and support for strategic follow-up of the project


  • M.A. degree or equivalent in political science, peace or security studies or related fields
  • Proven expertise and work experience (minimum of 5 years) in the respective thematic field
  • Excellent knowledge of and proven work experience in the Arab region, preferably in Syria
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Arabic and English, German language skills are an asset
  • Ability to travel in the region

Additional Skills:

  • Good networker with the ability to engage with politicians (including leadership), military and security advisors, but also with civil society actors
  • Empathetic to partners and target groups
  • Ability to work under time-pressure and in quickly changing and demanding situations

The full-time position (40hrs/week) will be based in Berlin, Germany, for a period of 18 months (extendable), starting as soon as possible. Frequent travels are requested.

Application Procedure:

Please submit an updated curriculum vitae and a detailed statement about your skills and interests as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 26 April 2017 through our online application system .