Berghof Foundation
25 January 2022

Part-time Project Manager - focus mediation support (div/f/m)

The Berghof Foundation is hiring a Project Manager with focus on mediation support (div/f/m). The part-time position is based in Berlin.

Your mission

Overview of the position:
Hours: part-time (~30-35 hours per week) / Starting date: As soon as possible / Duration: limited contract until end of December 2022 / Location: Berlin, Germany
Department & reporting line: Executive Office

Your main tasks:

  • You co-design, develop and (partially) implement independently projects around one of our core topics – mediation support
  • You will be co-responsible for donor-reporting and budget monitoring
  • To ensure constant development of the area of work you draft concept notes, project proposals incl. its activities and ensure that a consolidated plan for the entire project cycle especially regarding proper financial calculations is in place
  • You ensure smooth communication with partners/stakeholders/participants/donors
  • You have an eye on the compliance to donor regulations as well as internal guidelines
  • Internally you cooperate closely with internal stakeholders and teams, such as Financial Managers and the Fundraising & Communications team
  • Occasional travel (also high risk countries) might come up

Your knowledge, experience & skills

  • You hold a Master degree within a relevant field such as Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, International Relations or similar
  • You have around 5 years relevant work experience (project management and mediation support)
  • You are knowledgeable on recent trends, concepts and practice of peace mediation
  • Furthermore, you have experience in working in volatile and conflict-prone contexts
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and fluent German (at least C1-level) are mandatory, Spanish will be an additional asset
  • Professional skills in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Teams) complete your profile

Additional skills:

  • Strong ability to work with perseverance as part of a team as well as independently
  • Curiosity and strong empathetic/intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under time-pressure

What you can expect

  • Confidence based flexible working hours (5-day-week applies)
  • Transparent terms of compensation 
  • Flexibility regarding office vs. mobile working solutions
  • Modern, elegant and central office in Berlin-Kreuzberg (bordering to Mitte)
  • Highly relevant, insightful and challenging tasks
  • If needed – advisory services regarding visa matters and relocation to Berlin
  • Internal team development possibilities for your personal integration and growth
  • Family friendly culture and 27 + 1 days of annual vacation
  • Dynamic and creative organizational mindset

The contract duration of the part-time position is limited until end of December 2022 and can be extended depending on the availability of project funds.
​Please note that citizenship of a member state of the EU or valid residence status in the EU is a formal requirement.

Application procedure:
Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references by 25.01.2022 (ending with end of business hours) through the online application system only.

The Berghof Foundation welcomes diversity and is happy to receive applications from people regardless of their ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status.

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The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Headquartered in Berlin, the organization is run by a diverse team and works with local partners around the world.

Berghof Foundation
25 January 2022