The HALO Trust is hiring a

Regional Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW) Project Development Manager


You will be based in Europe but will be required to travel to other Southeast European countries as required, including (but not limited to); Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Your first reporting officer will be the Head of Region for Europe and your second will be Director of Programmes.

You will also work closely and coordinate with the BiH Project Manager, keeping abreast of current developments and building knowledge of the weapons marking and registration process and supporting activities if and when necessary.


Your primary responsibility is to seek out and act upon opportunities to establish SALW programmes in Southeast Europe, through a combination of research, ongoing stakeholder analysis, country and donor visits and attendance of regional and national SALW conferences and meetings.

Once a national or regional opportunity is identified you will work with the Head of Region (HoR) Europe and liaise more closely with the relevant stakeholders, approach in-country donor embassies, as well as capitals, and draft concept notes/proposals in order to secure funding for that project. Simultaneously you will communicate the opportunity through the HOR Europe to the Directors of Capability, Strategy and Programmes to ensure support in terms of staffing and to prevent duplication of effort in terms of funding strategy. Once funding is secured the Regional SALW Project Development Manager will oversee the project start-up phase, before passing on responsibility to a newly formed in-country team. While continuing to seek out other opportunities elsewhere in the region.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research target countries’ national SALW strategies and understand how they fit into wider regional approaches; specifically the German-French ‘Roadmap’ initiative
  • Coordinate and communicate with a range of national and regional stakeholders, maintaining existing established relationships, while also building new ones
  • Research and identify gaps within the target countries’ SALW programmes operated by the military, police or other state bodies
  • Conduct research and identify gaps within the target countries SALW legislation and bylaws
  • Conduct continued stakeholder liaison at both regional and national levels
  • Manage HALO’s SALW strategy within SE Europe, working with the HoR to prioritise target countries accordingly
  • Develop and maintain a donor relations strategy and engagement plan documenting donor aims, negotiations and proposal possibilities in accordance to HALO’s SALW strategy
  • Identify synergies between HALO and national strategies, identifying how and where HALO can fit within them; conducting needs and gaps analyses
  • Conduct project design and develop concept notes and proposals for donors accordingly
  • Attend relevant SALW conferences, networking events and meetings to promote HALO’s activities and assess the appetite for engagement
  • Stay informed on developments within the region (and at a country level) on issues relating to SALW control, as well as the wider security reform context
  • Travel as required across Europe to fulfil the above duties
  • Act as primary point of contact for donor communication

There will be overlap between your responsibilities and the BiH programme and so you and the BiH project manager will need to communicate and work as a team. Your role may require you to assist with written work or liaison duties for the BiH project however this is not your primary responsibility and any such assistance will need to be agreed with HoR Europe first.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Helen Pedley ([email protected]), all enquiries will be treated with absolute confidence.


The role will require:

  • A high level of initiative, organisation, independence, and adaptability
  • The ability to prioritise work under pressure and communicate effectively with the HoR and other HALO departments as required
  • The ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Good diplomatic skills and the ability to exercise tact, due to the often complex political context in which you will operate. Strong analytical skills are also necessary.
  • Experience of liaising/communicating with donors and developing funding proposals
  • Experience of liaising/communicating with national actors; including national commissions/authorities
  • The role requires a significant amount of travel, sometimes at short notice, and therefore will require flexibility and resilience
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of SALW/PSSM activities is desirable


Competitive salary.

Accommodation and food in-country.

Comprehensive insurance package: life assurance and emergency medical insurance, including evacuation and repatriation.

Three return flights per annum.

Minimum of seven weeks leave per annum, increasing with service.

Monthly allowance for living overseas.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity please submit a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role (no more than one page) and a CV (no more than two pages).

Closing Date for applications: 24th October 2019

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

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