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Common Ground Initiative

Use your understanding of international development issues to strengthen the contribution of the African Diaspora to international development debates, policy and practice.

£38,000 – £41,000pa
Permanent role
Central London

The Common Ground Initiative is a £20 million fund supporting African development through UK based small and Diaspora organisations. With the support of the Baring Foundation and working in partnership with DFID, Comic Relief aims to make grants that will bring sustainable change to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Africa. We also want to create opportunities for small and Diaspora-led organisations to strengthen their contribution to international development debates, policy and practice. Join us to help manage this strategic investment and, in doing so, make a greater contribution towards a just world, free from poverty.

Working from our Central London office, you will project manage our work on strengthening the voice, ideas and contribution of the Diaspora to international development policy, contribute to our learning in this field and manage a portfolio of grants under this initiative.

This influential role calls for experience of working in international development, a track record of influencing policy and a passion for using learning to inform future work. In addition to your international development expertise you are also a proven project manager used to managing budgets, presenting to key stakeholders and building relationships with senior decision-makers. You must also be willing to travel internationally.

Apply online via the link or alternatively send a large SAE, quoting reference CR1157, to Recruitment, Comic Relief, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP.
Closing date: 22nd September 2011.

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