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Project Officer, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Apply now Job no: 494035
Full time/Part time: Part-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Support delivery of CPCS funded projects, and management of financial and administrative processes associated with project delivery. Support for project delivery will focus on the Center’s work in the Middle East and North Africa, through management of a database of conflict dynamics in Yemen and activity organisation/reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project support

  • Support the development of project methodology.
  • Organise and accompany events (e.g. workshops and training).
  • Write activity reports of project activities.
  • Manage a database of conflict dynamics in Yemen.
  •  Contribute to analysis and reports on conflict dynamics and conflict sensitivity initiatives in Yemen.
  • Provide a point of liaison with project partners in the MENA region.

Financial administration

  • Filing all project costs in accordance with SHU financial management systems
  • Tracking of expenditure on individual funds
  • Tracking expenditure against CPCS’s overall budget
  • Development of financial reports for donors
  • Contribution to fundraising

Project administration

  • Logistical support (e.g. making travel arrangements, booking flights and hotels)
  • Management of contractors (e.g. travel agent, translators, designers)


  • Maintenance of Center’s website (in liaison with the Schools Communication team).
  • Writing of media reports on the Center’s projects for input into the School’s communication activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree – Field of study: IR, Diplomacy or Conflict Studies
  • Master’s degree – Field of study: IR, Diplomacy or Conflict Studies. However, applicants without a masters but with strong relevant background will be considered.
  • This is a grant-funded position with an estimated duration of 18 months. Further funding is not guaranteed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Arabic language skills is preferred (but not required).

Licenses and Certificates:

  • None

Salary Grade:

  • AD140 - Administrative


  • Non-exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Workdays are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Occasional travel of 1-2 trips to Jordan or Tunis every quarter (3 months).
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 18, 2019

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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