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Position Information

Position Title Project Manager – Federal Foreign Office
Department/Unit Political Science
Research Project Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security
Location Other
Posting Number GP90-22
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 2 years
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $55,666 – $60,828 per annum (37.5 hours per week)
About the Organization

The Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security (Dallaire Institute) was established in 2007 by retired Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). Our mission is to develop new strategies and tactics to progressively end the recruitment and use of children as soldiers worldwide.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of the African Centre of Excellence (ACoE), the Project Manager – Federal Foreign Office (FFO), based in Kigali, Rwanda, will be responsible for the timely implementation of Dallaire Institute activities, as well as the day-to-day coordination of the Federal Foreign Office, Dallaire Institute’s capacity building projects, community engagements, advocacy and research focused activities. The Project Manager will drive the project annual planning and will coordinate internally and externally to ensure that project implementation is held to a high standard in line with workplans and budget. The Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing project reporting, monitoring and advocacy activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide effective leadership over the day-to-day implementation of the project within agreed work plans, budgets and financial management parameters to ensure the highest level of project delivery, quality and accountability.
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities such as trainings, workshops, high level convenings, regional networks, and partner meetings to advance the Dallaire Institute’s partner MoUs and aims within the project scope.
  • Build and maintain working level relationships with project participants, partners, academia, government authorities and donors.
  • Forecast and reconcile monthly budget expenditures, in line with organizational guidelines/procedures; complete and monitor expense claims for project spending and project participants/facilitator.
  • Lead monthly project update meetings to the Capacity Building division and provide monthly project update reports for relevant Headquarter (HQ) and regional team members.
  • Directly supervise the Rwanda-based Training Coordinator, who plays a central role in coordination and logistical planning of in-country trainings with the Rwanda Defense Force and Rwanda National Police.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Required Qualifications
  • Post-secondary degree in international relations, political science, international development, management, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrable professional experience in the successful delivery of projects (strategy, planning, reflection, implementation, monitoring, evaluation) in complex environments.
  • Experience with budget management, grant compliance and donor reporting (narrative and financial).
  • Supervisory experience managing direct reports and/or teams.
  • Experience working with donor contracts, especially with bilateral and institutional donors.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and goals in a deadline driven environment, problem-solve and prioritize assignments.
Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.

Application Consideration

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter

Interested candidates should apply using the “Apply” button below not later than 7th December 2022.





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