We Are Hiring: Project Manager, Inclusive Conflict Prevention and Peace.

Job title: Project Manager YPPD, Inclusive Conflict Prevention and Peace. (national post)

Organization: Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job type: Full-time

Reports to: YPPD Executive Coordinator

YPPD in Brief

The Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) is a youth empowerment think tank established to enhance the capacity of young people and their communities to promote Peace, Human Rights, Health, and inclusion of marginalized groups, as well as the creation of open societies that promote sustainable development. Since its establishment in Sierra Leone, the organization has and continues to increase young people’s understanding to finding practical approaches to building wholesomely functioning societies that promotes peace and mutual co-existence while deepening voices and actions which demands equity and accountability for all. It maintains the view that young people can be agents of positive change and works for ways of enabling youth to step forward for social transformation.

The overarching goal of YPPD is to contribute to the endeavors of supporting youth development, peaceful conflict resolution, stability, sustainable development, peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. It works to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups through training, partnership, advocacy, enhancing the youth knowledge base and equipping them with livelihood skills. It is a platform for diverse kinds of actions committed to engaging key stakeholders at different levels of development across the country. YPPD’s work is inspired by the daily struggles of our communities and the enormous opportunity that exists in collaboratively working with others in the search for sustainable solutions.

YPPD envisions a society where young people regardless of their social status are empowered and capable enough to lead, participate and influence in order to gain access to equal opportunities as stakeholders across all sectors of mainstream development.


Description of the project

Inclusive Conflict Prevention and Peace Project is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) aims to enable young women and men, organized through youth-led CSOs and CBOs and working in solidarity with older women and men, to foster more inclusive, gender-sensitive, and conflict-sensitive community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) mechanisms in rural and peri-urban Sierra Leone. This headline goal will be achieved through: (1) equipping and mobilizing young people to identify and take action on key drivers of conflict, insecurity and injustice in their communities; (2) supporting and influencing CBDR mechanisms to adopt more inclusive, gender-sensitive, and conflict-sensitive practices, with specific focus on addressing needs of young women; and (3) enabling young people, working intergenerationally, to advocate for evidence-based conflict prevention policy and practice, and build trust with key conflict prevention stakeholders. The project will be implemented as a collaboration between Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD), one of Sierra Leone’s leading youth organizations, and Cordaid, a Dutch international humanitarian and development NGO.


Job overview

Under the overall coordination of the Project Coordinator at Cordaid, the Project Manager will have responsibility for implementation of all YPPD project activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an effective project implementation strategy in collaboration with the Project Coordinator at Cordaid and other stakeholders
  • Lead the work of delivering an advocacy and communications plan that amplifies youth voices, promoting dissemination of results and maximizing visibility for partners and UNPBF
  • Ensure all project-based needs and requirements are shared with project personnel in a timely way, and resources effectively planned and allocated, for optimal value-for-money implementation
  • Lead project quality control and contractual compliance, and monitor overall financial integrity, for YPPD within the project
  • Contribute to risk mitigation and lead crisis response actions as needed
  • Establish and maintain relevant relations with key Sierra Leone government and international stakeholders
  • Support implementation of overall monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework
  • Contribute to tracking of project indicators against targets


  • 5+ years of professional experience successfully managing projects in Sierra Leone or similar contexts, preferably in the fields of conflict prevention and peacebuilding and / or youth mobilization and advocacy
  • Strong track record working with and for youth
  • Superior communication skills in English, fluency or facility in other Sierra Leonean languages preferred
  • Academic qualification in a relevant discipline (anthropology, development studies, economics, political science) preferred
  • Proven sharp analytical skills
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, and effective in a fast-paced cross-cultural work environment
  • Strong written and verbal skills for communicating with a diverse audience, including internally and external high-level stakeholders



To be negotiated based on experience


Send your Cover Letter and CV by email to the Human Resource & Operations Manager at: recruitments@yppdatwork.org


Please address the Subject of your email as: Project Manager – Inclusive Conflict Prevention and Peace.



Only successful applicants will receive a response