Chief Operating Officer

Conflict Dynamics International

Full Time, Permanent
Americas, Boston, MA
Posted 4 weeks ago

About Conflict Dynamics International

Conflict Dynamics International is an innovative and dynamic, not-for-profit organization which works to prevent and resolve violent conflict, and to alleviate human suffering resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.

The organization is embarking on a new phase of impact-driven growth, which will see the expansion of programs and of locations of operation. In this context, Conflict Dynamics is seeking to develop and implement new organizational arrangements, policies and procedures in the areas of operations, strategy implementation and administration and requires an exceptional Chief Operating Officer to achieve this for sustained impact.

Conflict Dynamics was founded in 2004 and strives to fulfill its mission through mediation, peacebuilding activities, and humanitarian policy development. Conflict Dynamics’ activities span two main program areas: (I) Peace Action, and (II) Humanitarian Action. The organization’s Principal Office is located in Cambridge, USA, and it has a branch office in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Role

Conflict Dynamics is seeking to engage an exceptional, highly-motivated, missiondriven Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will have overall responsibility for ensuring the effective operations of the organization. This includes the areas of core- and general program-related operations, organizational strategy implementation, and administration, to enable the organization to expand its impact.

This represents an opportunity to contribute to the evolution of an innovative and dynamic organization which is focused on achieving great impact in the areas of conflict resolution and humanitarian affairs.

The COO will report directly to the President of the organization and will work as a Member of the Senior Management Team in a fast-paced and highly-collaborative environment. This is a senior-level, full time position within the organization and the COO will play an important role in guaranteeing excellence, efficiency and consistency in Conflict Dynamics’ operations.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – written and verbal – including extensive experience in presenting ideas to internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills within an organization or Program Team. Must be a team player, open to taking direction and able to work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge and experience in using project management tools and generating reports from accounting systems.
  • Fluency and very good drafting skills in English essential. Fluency/strong working level in another language, especially French or Arabic, will also be an asset.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and to manage various streams of work simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and operational excellence.
  • Candidates must have pre-existing authorization to work in the United States.


The following are indicative skills, experience and qualifications for the position of Chief Operating Officer:

  • Post-graduate degree (Master’s Degree/MBA/MPA/PhD or an equivalent professional qualification) in operations management, public administration, not-for-profit management, accounting or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ of progressive professional experience in the areas of not-for-profit operations, management or administration, including at least 5 years of experience in a senior level role relating to operations.

Job Features

LocationCambridge, MA, USA
SalaryCompetitive with benefits
Closing Date4th March 2019

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Job Features

LocationCambridge, MA, USA
SalaryCompetitive with benefits
Closing Date4th March 2019

Apply Online

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