Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Program Manager

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Full time
1 Alewife Center, Suite 400
United States
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CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) is a small non-profit organization, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). CDA’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international humanitarian assistance, development programs, peace practice, and corporate operations.

CDA’s practice areas include 1) conflict sensitivity among humanitarian and development agencies, peacebuilding organizations and corporations; 2) effectiveness of peacebuilding; and 3) listening to populations affected by international interventions.

CDA engages in participatory learning processes with practitioners in our areas of work and adapts our findings for utilization by a wide range of actors. CDA also supports such application through a range of advisory services.


The Program Manager is a mid-level staff member assigned specific roles as a team member for collaborative learning processes, field application of CDA findings/learnings, or both.  The position includes both administra­tive and programmatic duties, and is designed to support professional development.

The Program Manager works closely with project leads, Directors and other CDA staff, as determined by his/her supervisor, usually a Director or Associate Director. Specific assignments and responsibilities will change over time, depending on the needs of projects, and on the job-holder’s skills, availability and performance.


The Program Manager performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

-  Support the development and implementation of field-based learning projects.

-  Contribute to management of external communications through a range of channels.

-  Perform literature reviews and other background research.

-  Contribute to engagements with clients/partners, corresponding to skills and experience.

-  Develop new training materials and update older materials.

-  Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with a variety of organizations and individuals.

-  Represent CDA at conferences or other public events as requested.

-  Research and contribute to drafting of project papers, articles, or chapters, and edit documents.

-  Provide support to CDA staff and offices in field locations (currently DRC and Myanmar).

-  Carry out arrangements for project activities, including some or all of the following: project planning/budgeting; plan and implement events (arranging venues/catering, participant registration, travel/lodging, etc.); compile program updates; track/monitor project outputs and outcomes and learning derived from program activities.


- Professional proficiency in English

-  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, Master’s degree preferred

-  Writing and editorial skills

-  Organizational skills with attention to detail

-  Competence with Microsoft Office software suite

-  Demonstrated interest in CDA’s practice areas

-  Ability to work independently, take initiative, and juggle multiple tasks with competing timelines

-  Open-minded and flexible, ability to work with a wide range of people

-  Ability to work in a small organization with an open-office layout

-  Documented permission to work in the United States

PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working/living abroad and in countries in conflict and proficiency in languages other than English, French preferred. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  CDA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, CDA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Compensation will be based upon applicable skills and experience.
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Interested applicants should submit a resume, three references and a cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the job by email to: No phone calls please.

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