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International Protection Officer

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May 272022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 14 Jun 2022

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organisation. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field. NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 11 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

JOB PURPOSE

To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by the crisis/violent conflict in South Sudan.

ABOUT YOU

Experienced International Protection Officer to implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in South Sudan, in the context of an on-going civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, to promote Human rights someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyse conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a remote, physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment while enjoying a simple diet.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide protective presence and accompaniment to vulnerable groups and persons with specific needs, with particular focus on improving child protection and combating gender-based violence.
  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities.
  • Continuously monitor conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify protection needs.
  • Work and live within conflict affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect nonpartisan position
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects
  • Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information
  • Establish and support community protection mechanisms, provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies
  • Facilitate active participation and leadership of women in community peace and security strategies
  • Monitor all protection issues and coordinate with concerned local authorities and NGOs to ensure that relevant protection partners are fully informed on the situation in the region;
  • Facilitate communications and relationships between communities in conflict, providing proactive engagement to mitigate potential conflict including facilitated dialogue, shuttle diplomacy and the development of specific implementable agreements

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 -5 years’ work experience in human security, child or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts
  • Post secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data
  • Ability to manage information with discretion
  • Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors
  • Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
  • Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

  • Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Information Technology:

  • Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This posting can be physically demanding. Some teams work in remote areas, live in tents, and during field visits there is limited access to electricity or running water. Many of the field visits will require driving through rough terrain or walking long distances.
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position.

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 14th June 2022
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
  • Kindly Include your Referees on your CV.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, people in communities we serve, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

NO FEE

PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Cash and Markets Technical Specialist

 Finanzas, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica  Comments Off on Cash and Markets Technical Specialist
May 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 7 Jun 2022

The Opportunity:

The Cash and Market Technical Specialist will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Cash & Market-based Programming in South Sudan. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in South Sudan Country Office, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including market-based assistance, as well as shock-responsive social protection to ensure linkages between SCI humanitarian cash & voucher assistance and government-led social protection systems. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Post-graduate degree in social development; development studies, agriculture, agro-economics; economics or a related field with additional specific trainings in CVA, market based programming, social protection and project planning and management techniques.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working internationally in Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in emergency and development settings, for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors (beyond Food Security & Livelihoods)
  • Understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in South Sudan
  • Experience with various cash and voucher modalities, including digital, mobile, card, paper voucher, and cash in envelopes; and cash transfer in social safety net programs
  • Management experience of operational aspects of cash and voucher interventions and
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the design and development of strategies and supporting mechanisms in the use of financial inclusions for social protection programs
  • Experience in the introduction of internal controls systems to support cash and vouchers delivery in the areas of financial management, logistics, security and programme delivery
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E, beneficiary accountability, and learning
  • Experience in the application of methodologies to calculate cash / voucher amounts for sectoral outcomes (e.g. minimum expenditure basket, cost of the diet) as well as for multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA); experience in conducting feasibility and risk analysis for cash & voucher assistance; market information collection and analysis;
  • Familiarity with the Sphere Standards (latest version Hand Book)
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, especially with ECHO, FCDO, GFFO, BMZ, USAID/BHA and other donors known for supporting cash based programmes
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one crosscutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels;
  • Proven representation skills.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills; Arabic and other local languages is an added advantage**.**
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of an international contract terms and conditions.

The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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South Sudan: CCCM Cluster (Co-) Coordinator – Juba

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May 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

Fixed term | 12 months | ASAP

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

Ensure a coherent and effective CCCM response, by mobilizing cluster partners to respond in a strategic manner.

Promote best practice and relevant standards amongst partners engaged in CCCM response, with particular attention placed on Do-No-Harm principles.

1. Cluster Coordination

a) Assume overall responsibility for co-leadership of the CCCM ;

b) Work closely with other key members of the CCCM, including National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members;

c) Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the cluster response;

d) Support both multi-sector and CCCMspecific needs assessments and utilise existing secondary to inform sector response planning;

e) Identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population;

f) Lead updating of the CCCM Cluster work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonisation of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources;

g) Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for CCCM reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters.

h) Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation;

i) Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster;

j) Contribute to regular OCHA sitreps, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings;

k) Ensure, along with the Cluster coordinator, representation of the CCCMin all relevant external meetings and collect/share information as relevant;

l) Ensure CCCM is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps;

m) Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for CCCM specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities;

n) If the country response has access to Humanitarian Pooled Funds, work with members to identify key cluster priorities, assess submitted projects in regards to these priorities, their cost –effectiveness, and the needs of the affected population. Recommend the most effective projects for funding to the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator regardless of submitting agency;

o) Participate actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitairian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs);

p) Form and chair any related Technical Working Groups that are requested by the cluster members;

q) Consult and identify how the CCCM cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster;

r) Ensure that NGO perspectives and the consensus view of NGO cluster members is represenated within the Humanitarian Country Team and associated documents produced.

2. Capacity Building

a) Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential CCCM actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions and the private sector;

b) Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;

c) Identify learning and training opportunities for CCCM cluster members and work in increase capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster

d) Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;

e) Promote Protection main-streaming and regard for Do-No-Harm principles into the response of CCCM members. Liaise with the Protection, Child Protection, GBV, mine-action working groups where necessary ;

f) Where appropriate, ensure that capacity building of ACTED programme staff occurs in order to ensure on-going sustainability and quality of ACTED’s CCCM response.

Take steps to move the CCCM in line with the principles of the Transformative Agenda (e.g. accountability to the affected population, beneficiary participation)

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref:CC CCCM/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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South Sudan: Technical Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction – Juba

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May 242022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 23 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 12 MONTHS | ASAP

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

1.External Positioning

1.1.External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative in sector;
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in sector vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners;
  • Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions;
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on sector;
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others;

1.2.Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector in the country;
  • Analyse the activities in the sector and relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU (Appraisal, Monitoring, Evaluation Unit);
  • Lead project conceptualization workshops;
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches;

2.InternalTechnical Support and Coordination

2.1.Coordination

  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent sector strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention;
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different sector projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
  • Brief Project Managers about main sector issues and update them on a regular basis;
  • Organize internal sector meetings on a monthly basis;

2.2.Technical Leadership

  • Define sector project implementation modalities and methodologies (including but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization);
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to sector projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports etc.);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs;
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other sector staff to implement the ACTED sector projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with sector technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed;
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences;

2.3.Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of sector staff members;
  • In coordination with Project Managers, identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs;
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and sector best practices;
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the sector project teams;
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers).

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field of expertise;
  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: TC DRR/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Operations Specialist- Quality Assurance (Coordination and Compliance Officer)

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 1 Jun 2022

Background Information – PSC

Peace and Security Cluster

For over 20 years, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided its largest partner, UNMAS, with interlinked portfolio, Programme and project management services that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls.

Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the day-to-day management of UNMAS Field Programmes through a comprehensive approach encompassing areas such as human resources, procurement and contract management, as well as planning, implementation and risk management, that is supported by cross-cutting initiatives that include knowledge and information management, and gender, diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented according to client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Mine Action Office in South Sudan is based in Juba and it supports the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as well as the national demining authorities in coordinating Mine Action activities in South Sudan.

The program has been coordinating and providing Quality Assurance (QA) of all humanitarian mine action activities throughout South Sudan since 2004. UNMAS South Sudan’s’ current operations focus on hazardous area surveys, landmine and ERW clearance and destruction, route verification and clearance, emergency mitigation measures for improperly stored ammunition, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education for UN personnel, humanitarian partners and vulnerable groups, entry point control using Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) and data management.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Act as UNMAS Coordination Officer and focal point for Mine Action activities for all Agencies and ensure effective communication.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders and operators involved in Humanitarian Assistance in South Sudan.
  • Act as a Compliance Officer and focal point for conformity to proposals, statement of requirements, contracts for partners regarding land release and risk awareness processes.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Operations (DCoO) work to develop a realistic, measurable and achievable Annual Operations Work Plan in line with UNMAS-SS annual mandate; constantly review the work plan in line with operational opportunities or limitations and coordinate mid-term revisions.
  • Monitor and review mine action partner’s daily progress reports, External Quality Assurance (EQA) activities, and monthly progress reports.
  • Maintain progress trackers, produce Contract Compliance (C3) reports and populate the Contract Management Plan on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that Mine Action Organisation’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in compliance with the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and South Sudan National Technical Standards and Guidelines (NTSG); review and recommend updates to implementing agencies’ SOPs and UNMAS Standard Work Practices (SWP).
  • Chair the NTSG Review Board on an annual basis and coordinate NTSG amendments processes.
  • Support the DCoO by ensuring the annual UNMAS objectives are achieved through the optimum operational efficiency of all mine action activities.
  • Coordinate with DCoO to implement mentoring/capacity building activities of the South Sudan National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) operations staff.
  • Constantly mentor UNMAS national Operations/QA Assistants and contribute towards their professional development.
  • Assist the DCoO in establishment and maintenance of areas for accreditation.
  • Provide oversight of the Quality Management (QM) system used in South Sudan, to ensure that the system is efficiently working and that accreditation, licensing and monitoring do not interrupt or delay demining projects.
  • Conduct routine visits to mine clearance sites when needed or as directed by DCoO.
  • In coordination with DCoO conduct periodic visits to the sub-offices and attend relevant UN meetings; carry out oversight visits in the sub office’s AOR.
  • Monitor and follow up on Implementing Partners’s activities.
  • Issue Tasking Sheets (TS), approve and monitor Clearance Plans (CP) of mine action partner’s Implementation Plans (IPs).
  • On behalf of UNMAS South Sudan, accept completions of CPs and handovers of cleared land.
  • Generate and submit to the Programme Office weekly operational reports showcasing in a concise manner the humanitarian impact of UNMAS operations in South Sudan.
  • Act as a bridge between the UNMAS Program Office and Operations Offices in South Sudan.
  • Ensure effective interaction and coordination with other integral aspects of mine action, such as EORE.
  • Assist in investigations of mine incidents/accidents and serve as a member of Boards of Inquiry when required.
  • Monitor, analyse, and disseminate security information pertaining to armed conflict, crime, civil unrest and other hazards relevant for operational activities.
  • Conduct performance review of third-party OPS/QA officers contracted by the Programme.
  • Perform other related duties in support of DCoO as assigned.
  • Act as Security Focal Point.
  • Act as Health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) focal point for implementing partners.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience or
  • A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience or
  • Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience is required or
  • If an applicant lacks both university qualifications and military experience, he/she must have at least 11 years of experience with an internationally recognized demining organizations.

Certification

  • IMAS EOD Level 3+ is required.

Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in operations management, EO threat analysis & tasking, quality assurance and quality control processes in mine action operations settings.
  • Experience in applying International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is required
  • Experience in managing multiple mine action teams, including non-technical survey, manual mine clearance, EOD, road clearance and battle area clearance is required.
  • Experience in application of Land Release methodologies is required.
  • Experience in explosive ordnance disposal is required.
  • Experience in application of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) detection systems in Humanitarian mine clearance is desired.

Language

  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is desired.

* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

* QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

How to apply

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https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=23856#3

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ERT WASH Project Manager

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME  Comments Off on ERT WASH Project Manager
May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the Medair South Sudan Emergency Response Team’s WASH programme, ensure proposal objectives are met within the project timeframe and the overall budget allocated for the project, and that the services delivered meet Medair, donor and international quality standards. Responsibilities also include managing ERT WASH project staff, coordinating with other partners to assess emergencies, designing WASH interventions, preparing project reporting as well as planning and supporting the development of new project proposals.

Project Overview

The goal of the WASH ERT is to reduce morbidity and mortality among populations affected by acute emergencies through the provision of life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services. The Medair Emergency Response Team (ERT) works across all states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: displacement due to conflict or disasters, returnee/refugee influxes, disease outbreaks and in emergency level malnutrition. The ERT has teams across four sectors – Health, Nutrition, Non-Food Items (NFIs)/Emergency Shelter and WASH, with teams often working together in field sites. Multiple emergency response sites are active at any given time.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, with regular travel to field locations across South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall management of Medair South Sudan ERT WASH Projects; planning and implementation, project staff, project budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop program strategy, project proposals, project budget, and staff plan to implement the project.
  • Ensure the ERT WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals, and Medair, donor, and international standards, and within agreed budget and timeframe.
  • With the WASH Advisor, select and evaluate appropriate technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Monitor project implementation and provide support to the team to ensure the quality of the construction, trainings and provide guidance on future improvements.
  • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), people with disability & gender are mainstreamed in the ERT WASH projects. Provide technical input and support to the team on project activities.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Directly line manage three WASH Managers and one Hygiene Promotion Manager.
  • Conduct appraisals, manage R&R and holiday schedules, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities, and support the physical and spiritual wellbeing for all WASH staff.
  • Delegate tasks to WASH Managers as appropriate while ensuring that all key tasks are being covered.
  • Actively coach team members giving them the opportunity to grow and develop in their roles.

Coordination and Reporting

  • Ensure all project data, beneficiary numbers, & indicators are accurately collected, and reported.
  • With WASH Advisor and M&E team, develop tools and templates to facilitate smooth data collection.
  • Attend WASH Coordination meetings and advocate for principled emergency WASH interventions.
  • Coordinate with relevant WASH implementing partners INGOs, NNGOs, UN agencies and Minstry of Water and Irrigation or other government agencies involved in WASH planning and implementation
  • Liaise with local authorities at the beginning of assessments, and throughout WASH activities.
  • Ensure Terms of Reference (ToR) for assessments and interventions and reports are completed.

Logistics

  • Ensure development of an annual procurement plan based on project needs and activities.
  • With the support of the ERT Logistics Officer, plan and support requests from field teams.
  • Ensure stock of critical supplies & regular communication with the Warehouse Manager & staff.

Finance Management

  • Actively manage budget and communicate any issues with ERT Project Coordinator.
  • Supervise the management of field team budget and cash, including the payment of casual labour payments within the agreed salary/incentive scales. Manage submission of all finance, stock and purchase requests to Juba, and WASH finances, procurement, warehousing, and transport at field sites.

Security Management

  • Contribute to development of security assessments for new ERT locations before field teams travel. Monitor local dynamics in intervention locations which may be indicators of insecurity.
  • Ensure the WASH team adhere to SOPs, promote good planning and communication within the team.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, public health, water and sanitation engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field as a Manager.
  • Experience in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).
  • Understanding of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

How to apply

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organizational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair Page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 27 May 2022

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization and has been operating in South Sudan since 1986. NPA’s programme implementation is structured into three programmes:

i. Civil Society Development Programme:

NPA works in partnership 27 civil society organizations, the work of which is broadly divided into four areas:

  • Conflicts over rights to land and natural resources often occur in settings impacted by urbanization and internal displacement. NPA partners do what they can to mediate in such conflicts and help local communities protect their rights.
  • Freedom of expression and media issues are important. Partners work closely with various radio stations in order to spread information about dialogue, peace and reconciliation and provide training to journalists.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a widespread problem in South Sudan. NPA partners work to strengthen women’s rights by mobilizing women’s groups, strengthening legal protection for women and holding public awareness campaigns.
  • NPA supports young adults who promote non-violent conflict resolution. Means to this end include art and performances that encourage peace and reconciliation.

ii. Emergency Response Programme:

This programme focuses on providing food aid to vulnerable populations. The aim of the programme is to save lives and support post-emergency transitional recovery processes through:

  • Provision of in-kind food aid through unconditional support i.e. General Food Distribution (GFD) and conditional support i.e. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA).
  • Provision of emergency recovery livelihoods kits.
  • Provision of unconditional multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Provision of cash grants to Income Generating Activity (IGA) groups.

These projects are carried out by NPA employees in cooperation with local communities.

iii. Rural Development Programme:

NPA’s Rural Development programme focuses on medium to more long-term livelihoods strengthening activities that aim to increase the resilience of conflict-affected households in South Sudan. NPA also supports communities to prevent/mitigate climate change related challenges. The programme activities are implemented directly by NPA and in partnership with 14 local NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

The RD activities are divided into three programming areas:

  • Promotion of increased and diversified household income by supporting income generating activities, access to microfinance though Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA’s), entrepreneurial /business skills transfer, cash for wok and micro enterprise development.
  • Support for increased household food productivity by facilitating access to quality agricultural inputs (seed and tools), fishing kits, post-harvest technologies, smallholder farmer trainings and livestock production interventions (livestock distribution, vaccination and training of pastoralists).
  • Promotion of peace building/conflict mitigation, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Activities include capacity building of local structures (NRM committees, DRR committees and peace committees), natural resource mapping and support in peace building/conflict mitigation.

2.0. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Protracted conflict in South Sudan has led to a perpetual state of humanitarian crisis. Although there has been a decline in large-scale hostilities over the past years, localized violence has persisted in many pockets of the country. The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. More than two-thirds of the South Sudanese population and some 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, as the country continues to experience cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding and hyperinflation, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of durable peace and limited investment in basic services impedes many people’s ability to move towards sustainable development. The impacts of climate change have been high in South Sudan where up to 95% of the population (about 11 million) depend on climate- sensitive sectors which include forestry resources, agriculture and fisheries.

NPA is implementing various projects to address the immediate needs, improve the lives and livelihoods of affected populations and promote peace. In all it’s interventions and in line with commitment 5 (Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints) of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), NPA seeks to gather feedback from the people we serve and the partners we work with. However, this process is not documented and formalized and hence not uniformly applied across all the project locations. Therefore, NPA is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive and context-specific Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system, policy and implementation guidelines. The CRM system should be informed by the CHS while taking cognizant of the unique context of NPA’s operational areas in South Sudan.

3.0. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and improve NPA’s capacity to be accountable to the people we serve and the partners we work with through development of a functional and context-specific CRM system, policy and implementation guidelines. The specific objectives are:

  1. To identify gaps in NPA’s current CRM practices.
  2. To develop a needs-based and context-specific CRM policy including a framework, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that NPA will use in operationalizing the CRM system.
  3. To develop a formalized system and process of soliciting, receiving, processing and responding to the feedback and complaints received from the people we serve and the partners we work with.
  4. To support NPA in rolling out the CRM policy by training NPA staff in Juba and across all the field offices on the CRM policy, system and the relevant implementation tools.
  5. To provide concrete recommendations to NPA on the staffing and financial requirements needed to ensure that the CRM remains fully operational after the roll-out phase.

4.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultant should complete the assignment within 45 billable days. All the objectives should be achieved fully within this duration.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will solicit information from NPA staff, partners and target communities to inform the development of the CRM policy. The consultant will sample at least three NPA partners and target communities from at least three counties in NPA’s operational areas in Lakes, Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. The target counties and partners will be identified in consultation with NPA.

6.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The independent consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate experience and expertise as follows:

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, or other areas of relevance to this consultancy.
  • More than five years’ experience working on issues of NGO accountability, protection, CHS in developing countries. Experience working in South Sudan is desirable.
  • In-depth understanding of the CHS and CRM systems in NGO’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality Beneficiary Accountability or Protection services for NGO’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the context in South Sudan including humanitarian and development issues.
  • Ability to manage work and context-related stress while maintaining high performance to achieve the consultancy objectives.
  • Able and willing to travel long distances on rough roads.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting trainings.
  • Experience in and exposure in conducting assignments in similar contexts

7.0. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
7.1. Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include:

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in similar assignments.
  • Understanding of the terms of reference for this assignment in line with the overall and specific objectives.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Draft work plan.

7.2. Financial proposal:
This should be presented in USD and should include the consultancy fees, inclusive of 15% Government Tax.
NPA will cover the consultants’ travel and accommodation costs and all the costs related to the roll out of the CRM policy and training of staff. The number of consultant/s to be engaged in the assignment and their costs should be included in the financial proposal.

7.3. Supportive Documents

This includes:

  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted in relation to this assignment.
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual).
  • Resume of the lead consultant and three references from previous clients including their full contact details.

8.0. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Experience in conducting similar assignments.
  • Education background of lead consultants and co- associates.
  • Known and established reliability in delivery of timely and quality services.
  • Relevant field and country experience.
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience and qualifications.
  • Sound methodology in undertaking the assignment.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit applications by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org with the subject “CRM CONSULTANCY” on or before 27th May 2022 at 4.00 PM CAT time. Any applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

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Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace (South Sudanese National)

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Christian Aid
Closing date: 20 May 2022

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Matrix manager (if applicable): Country Director

Role definition

Role purpose: The post holder is responsible for delivering on Christian Aid Peace building strategy including the nexus approach and leading efforts towards growing of the From Violence to Peace (FV2P) Country programme objective. This post holder will further offer support to other Christian Aid’s wider humanitarian and resilience programme pillars as part of integrating the nexus approach in the wider country strategy. The focused support will include supporting the South Sudan Council of Churches’ (SSCC) Action Plan for Peace, including other non-faith civil society & woman led organisations advocacy strategies. Facilitate capacity-building and training for lCCs, and non-faith civil society & women led organisations, in building peace, reconciliation, advocacy and Christian Aid good practice. Feed into the Christian Aid’s policy and strategy by participating in technical/ thematic discussions and reflections based on ongoing work. Ensure that all project activities are conflict sensitive and are undertaken within budget and timeframe which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. Work with the country team to ensure support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country strategic plan and the country programme agreement. Maintain and strengthen relationships with participating partners and communities, contributing to strengthening the partnership)

Key outcomes

· Effective delivery of activities and outcomes in relation to project framework on support for the APP

· The project is delivered to a very high quality, and project frameworks are strengthened in line with the Christian Aid global From Violence to Peace strategy and policies.

· Monitoring and Evaluation are effectively implemented and learning feeds back into improving programme design.

· Strong relationship management- including representation of Christian Aid and the country programme in internal meetings.

· An approach which is true to CA’s partnership model in ensuring that delivery is led by the SSCC and relevant church representatives, including accompaniment as part of a much wider Church collaboration.

· Effective coordination with other partner organisations and church bodies.

· Activities are delivered within budget, and financial reporting is timely and accurate.

· Strong working relationships with other CASS colleagues, consultants and accompaniers.

Role agility

Expected national travel per annum: Over 75 days

Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel

On call/ unsocial hours: Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses: Yes – could be required to to travel for more than 75 days p.a. and for a period of up to 3 months but for no more than 6 months p.a. with no less than one month’s interval between postings unless in extreme circumstances.

Role context

This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Christian Aid’s South Sudan team, with a strong focus on peacebuilding work with local churches and non-faith-based women led civil society organisation/s. And further contribute to the wider Country Programme of work on From Violence to Peace pillar.

A very significant component of the role will be dedicated towards supporting delivery of the Sustainable transition from violence to peace in South Sudan project, with funding from Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), jointly implemented by SSCC and in partnership with EVE Organisation. The Programme Officer will be responsible for working with other colleagues on the delivery of the Project. The Project focuses on local level support to church structures as they implement the Action Plan for Peace at all levels, incorporating further support for other national women led organisations

The Action Plan for Peace (APP): This is an ecumenical community (The Church) represented by South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) strategy/ framework developed to resolve conflict, build peace, and reconcile the people of South Sudan. The APP was formally launched in September 2015 beginning a multi-year process. Since then, national and local level structures have been established and activities have been supported in line with this strategy. Each of the four pillars of the APP have been strengthened and require further consolidation. For instance, the Advocacy pillar provides a means to influence opinions and policies towards peacefully resolving conflict, at all levels from high-level to grassroots. The Neutral Forum pillar provides a safe space for stakeholders to discuss the root causes of conflict and envisage a peaceful future. Reconciliation will restore and heal relationships within the nation. The fourth pillar enables a sustainable approach which builds strong institutional capacity.

Role requirements

Relationships

External: Liaising with churches, government officials, NNGOs, INGOs and UN agencies

Internal: Work closely with the Christian Aid in Country team, and Technical advisors including partners

Decision making: Day to day decision to ensure effective implementation and adequate support to partners.

Budgetary/ savings responsibility: Overall project budget management and operations responsibilities

Analytical skills: Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day project work

Developing self and others: Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated**

Number of Direct reports: 0

Overall people management responsibility: The post holder will closely accompany the project implementation by the Church and the women-led organisation to ensure mutual donor compliance and risk management

Role related checks

DBS Clearance: Basic Counter terrorism screening Required: Certificate of Good Conduct required**

Person specification

Applied skills/ knowledge and expertise

Essential

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience and expertise of working in conflict transformation, peacebuilding programmes and advocacy

· Experience of partnerships management skills of local NGOs, including facilitating capacity building initiatives

· Good understanding and experience managing donor funded project(s) and charity funds

· Strong understanding of conflict and gender and inclusion

· Good communication skills – verbally and in writing including presentation

· Ability collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders

· Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations**

Desirable

· Knowledge of the nexus approach – Peacebuilding, Humanitarian and Development nexus

· Good understanding of political context and context analysis skills

· Experience of working closely with churches, civil society organisations and local communities

NOTE: This role is contingent on funding confirmation and Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should express your interest to this post by sending your CV and expression of interest to Christian Aid, South Sudan Programme through www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and/ or hard copies clearing indicating “Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace” and not later than 20thMay 2022.

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Country: Turkey
Organization: Syria Civil Defense
Closing date: 31 May 2022

ِABOUT SYRIA CIVIL DEFENCE

The Syria Civil Defence (also known as The White Helmets) is a community-based first responder and community worker organization established as a response to the Syrian conflict. The organization has been working in non-regime-held areas inside Syria, currently joining nearly 3,000 volunteers operating through 87 community-based teams and 33 women’s points. Their work has received unparalleled levels of international recognition and support for a local organization in war, becoming a symbol of humanity and inspiration not only in Syria but internationally.

Syria Civil Defence receive both governments and private funding with an annual budget of around 25 Million USD. Our Headquarter is in Syria and we operate support offices in Turkey and overseas.

We are committed to the principals of independence, humanity and impartiality. We work in accordance with the international humanitarian laws and we measure our performance by how good our teams’ civilian protection service is, as judged by the civilians we serve.

We pledge to do whatever we can, wherever we can, for as long as we can to protect the Syrian civilians and to achieve a lasting justice in Syria and for all Syrians.

SCD is an equal opportunities employer and applications are actively encouraged from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Further information about us can be found at www.syriacivildefence.org and www.whitehelmets.org

SCOPE OF WORK

This position aims to manage and organize press editing and writing media content in Turkish for the Syria Civil Defense in the line management.

Job Title: Turkish Language Content Editor

Duty Station: Istanbul

Line Manager: Managing Editor

Full/Part-Time: Full time

Tasks and Activities

General administration:

  • Help develop operational plans for the office.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with staff within the office/within the Syria Civil Defense in terms of editing, content, and communication in the General Management.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings related to this position and when required.
  • Present development proposals and initiatives in the General Management

Technical tasks

  • Edit press news stories, writes news stories and develop media content in Turkish language for events organized by the Syria Civil Defense and media content related to the activities of the General Management and submits the news stories to the line manager.
  • Participate in meetings related to developing the media plan and meetings related to sending proposals.
  • Participate with the line manager and media office manager in editing responses or press releases on all content related to the Syria Civil Defense (recommendations, observations, evaluation, criticisms… etc.) which are published in various media.
  • Review and edit data, facts, reports, and media content directed at public opinion and submit them for approval by line managers.
  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for the materials produced to achieve the objectives of the organization according to the operational cards in cooperation with members of the media department and other departments.
  • Direct Follow up of the work of the editors in the directorates under the supervision of the editor and participate in the drafting of campaign messages in text content, publications, video texts, and all forms of media that sends general messages for the Syria Civil Defense.
  • Answer, and check all press questions in Turkish in coordination with the Turkish language editor-in-chief
  • Monitor news and analyze media materials related to the Syria Civil Defense
  • Coordinate with other specialized teams within the media department to exchange ideas, outline the publishing strategy and requirements and maintain the image of the institution internally and externally.
  • Participate in coordination of campaigns and advocacy strategies and mobilization through social media, countering the political propaganda against the White Helmets.
  • Contribute and help develop editorial policy in line with the organization’s directions and develop access tools to the public.
  • Contribute to the development of media plans in coordination with the management team at Istanbul office and supervise the progress of the production of materials in accordance with the mechanism agreed upon in the editorial policy.
  • Manage Syria Civil Defense platforms that publish in Turkish language.
  • Build relationships with Turkish media agencies and media professionals to serve and express the Syria Civil Defense vision and messages.
  • Report on lessons learned periodically to the line manager.
  • Maintain and archive all media editing and constantly submit them to the line manager.
  • Perform any other tasks related to the nature of the job.

Note: the aforementioned responsibilities are only a representation and are not limited as such. Other future responsibilities/accountability may be assigned to the job depending on the department’s organizational chart or title.

Required Qualifications Education, Experience and Competencies.

Essential:

  • A suitable university qualification or equivalent academic experience.
  • Three years’ experience in the field of work.
  • Fluency in Turkish and Arabic.
  • Good Knowledge in English.

Core & Managerial Competencies & Technical

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Stakeholders Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Technological Awareness.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability

Personal Skills:

  • Knowledge of related laws, regulations and bylaws.
  • Problem solver, and work in different environments.
  • Advanced skills using Computer
  • Proficiency of Arabic and Turkish and good knowledge of English.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the application form on this

Link

and attach your CV and a covering letter explaining your background, suitability for the role, and interest in what we do.

Closing date for application: 31 May 2022.

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the required job qualifications will be contacted.

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 30 May 2022

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Needs and Response Analysis Section (NARAS), Assessment, Planning & Monitoring Branch (APMB), Coordination Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area of responsibility.
• Organizes, prepares and follows-up studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues, including interagency technical reviews to support policy development work and decision-making, with an emphasis on humanitarian assessments, response planning, monitoring and associated analysis.
• Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; assists in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations, in particular on assessment and analysis to feed into response planning.
• Analysis of assessment data and secondary information to support the production of situation reports, information graphics and other communication tools for internal and external audiences as required.
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes, including incorporating new developments, lessons learned, policy guidelines, and gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
• Provides technical assistance, including undertaking field missions to support field operations, in particular support to assessment, planning and analysis processes.
• Prepares or contributes to the preparation of reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
• Serves as focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues such as humanitarian coordination process, safeguarding humanitarian principles, accountability to affected persons, etc.; keeps abreast of latest developments; liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc. to monitor and report on developments.
• Organizes, participates and / or facilitates work groups, workshops and trainings, including consulting internally and with partners on learning needs, capacity requirements and lessons learned related to humanitarian action falling under the humanitarian programme cycle.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
• Performs other duties as required

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity, including the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and to assess the impacts of crises on affected people. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence, including the ability to design, undertake and support humanitarian assessments, response planning and monitoring processes. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.

At least two years of international field experience in the last five years is required.

Experience in conducting assessments and response analysis and planning is required.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (written and oral) in English is required. Fluency in French, or Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2022, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan

 Farmacia, FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, SHIFT  Comments Off on Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan
May 112022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 27 May 2022

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization and has been operating in South Sudan since 1986. NPA’s programme implementation is structured into three programmes:

i. Civil Society Development Programme:

NPA works in partnership 27 civil society organizations, the work of which is broadly divided into four areas:

  • Conflicts over rights to land and natural resources often occur in settings impacted by urbanization and internal displacement. NPA partners do what they can to mediate in such conflicts and help local communities protect their rights.
  • Freedom of expression and media issues are important. Partners work closely with various radio stations in order to spread information about dialogue, peace and reconciliation and provide training to journalists.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a widespread problem in South Sudan. NPA partners work to strengthen women’s rights by mobilizing women’s groups, strengthening legal protection for women and holding public awareness campaigns.
  • NPA supports young adults who promote non-violent conflict resolution. Means to this end include art and performances that encourage peace and reconciliation.

ii. Emergency Response Programme:

This programme focuses on providing food aid to vulnerable populations. The aim of the programme is to save lives and support post-emergency transitional recovery processes through:

  • Provision of in-kind food aid through unconditional support i.e. General Food Distribution (GFD) and conditional support i.e. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA).
  • Provision of emergency recovery livelihoods kits.
  • Provision of unconditional multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Provision of cash grants to Income Generating Activity (IGA) groups.

These projects are carried out by NPA employees in cooperation with local communities.

iii. Rural Development Programme:

NPA’s Rural Development programme focuses on medium to more long-term livelihoods strengthening activities that aim to increase the resilience of conflict-affected households in South Sudan. NPA also supports communities to prevent/mitigate climate change related challenges. The programme activities are implemented directly by NPA and in partnership with 14 local NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

The RD activities are divided into three programming areas:

  • Promotion of increased and diversified household income by supporting income generating activities, access to microfinance though Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA’s), entrepreneurial /business skills transfer, cash for wok and micro enterprise development.
  • Support for increased household food productivity by facilitating access to quality agricultural inputs (seed and tools), fishing kits, post-harvest technologies, smallholder farmer trainings and livestock production interventions (livestock distribution, vaccination and training of pastoralists).
  • Promotion of peace building/conflict mitigation, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Activities include capacity building of local structures (NRM committees, DRR committees and peace committees), natural resource mapping and support in peace building/conflict mitigation.

2.0. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Protracted conflict in South Sudan has led to a perpetual state of humanitarian crisis. Although there has been a decline in large-scale hostilities over the past years, localized violence has persisted in many pockets of the country. The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. More than two-thirds of the South Sudanese population and some 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, as the country continues to experience cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding and hyperinflation, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of durable peace and limited investment in basic services impedes many people’s ability to move towards sustainable development. The impacts of climate change have been high in South Sudan where up to 95% of the population (about 11 million) depend on climate- sensitive sectors which include forestry resources, agriculture and fisheries.

NPA is implementing various projects to address the immediate needs, improve the lives and livelihoods of affected populations and promote peace. In all it’s interventions and in line with commitment 5 (Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints) of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), NPA seeks to gather feedback from the people we serve and the partners we work with. However, this process is not documented and formalized and hence not uniformly applied across all the project locations. Therefore, NPA is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive and context-specific Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system, policy and implementation guidelines. The CRM system should be informed by the CHS while taking cognizant of the unique context of NPA’s operational areas in South Sudan.

3.0. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and improve NPA’s capacity to be accountable to the people we serve and the partners we work with through development of a functional and context-specific CRM system, policy and implementation guidelines. The specific objectives are:

  1. To identify gaps in NPA’s current CRM practices.
  2. To develop a needs-based and context-specific CRM policy including a framework, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that NPA will use in operationalizing the CRM system.
  3. To develop a formalized system and process of soliciting, receiving, processing and responding to the feedback and complaints received from the people we serve and the partners we work with.
  4. To support NPA in rolling out the CRM policy by training NPA staff in Juba and across all the field offices on the CRM policy, system and the relevant implementation tools.
  5. To provide concrete recommendations to NPA on the staffing and financial requirements needed to ensure that the CRM remains fully operational after the roll-out phase.

4.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultant should complete the assignment within 45 billable days. All the objectives should be achieved fully within this duration.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will solicit information from NPA staff, partners and target communities to inform the development of the CRM policy. The consultant will sample at least three NPA partners and target communities from at least three counties in NPA’s operational areas in Lakes, Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. The target counties and partners will be identified in consultation with NPA.

6.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The independent consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate experience and expertise as follows:

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, or other areas of relevance to this consultancy.
  • More than five years’ experience working on issues of NGO accountability, protection, CHS in developing countries. Experience working in South Sudan is desirable.
  • In-depth understanding of the CHS and CRM systems in NGO’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality Beneficiary Accountability or Protection services for NGO’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the context in South Sudan including humanitarian and development issues.
  • Ability to manage work and context-related stress while maintaining high performance to achieve the consultancy objectives.
  • Able and willing to travel long distances on rough roads.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting trainings.
  • Experience in and exposure in conducting assignments in similar contexts

7.0. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
7.1. Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include:

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in similar assignments.
  • Understanding of the terms of reference for this assignment in line with the overall and specific objectives.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Draft work plan.

7.2. Financial proposal:
This should be presented in USD and should include the consultancy fees, inclusive of 15% Government Tax.
NPA will cover the consultants’ travel and accommodation costs and all the costs related to the roll out of the CRM policy and training of staff. The number of consultant/s to be engaged in the assignment and their costs should be included in the financial proposal.

7.3. Supportive Documents

This includes:

  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted in relation to this assignment.
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual).
  • Resume of the lead consultant and three references from previous clients including their full contact details.

8.0. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Experience in conducting similar assignments.
  • Education background of lead consultants and co- associates.
  • Known and established reliability in delivery of timely and quality services.
  • Relevant field and country experience.
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience and qualifications.
  • Sound methodology in undertaking the assignment.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit applications by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org with the subject “CRM CONSULTANCY” on or before 27th May 2022 at 4.00 PM CAT time. Any applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

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Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace (South Sudanese National)

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May 072022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Christian Aid
Closing date: 20 May 2022

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Matrix manager (if applicable): Country Director

Role definition

Role purpose: The post holder is responsible for delivering on Christian Aid Peace building strategy including the nexus approach and leading efforts towards growing of the From Violence to Peace (FV2P) Country programme objective. This post holder will further offer support to other Christian Aid’s wider humanitarian and resilience programme pillars as part of integrating the nexus approach in the wider country strategy. The focused support will include supporting the South Sudan Council of Churches’ (SSCC) Action Plan for Peace, including other non-faith civil society & woman led organisations advocacy strategies. Facilitate capacity-building and training for lCCs, and non-faith civil society & women led organisations, in building peace, reconciliation, advocacy and Christian Aid good practice. Feed into the Christian Aid’s policy and strategy by participating in technical/ thematic discussions and reflections based on ongoing work. Ensure that all project activities are conflict sensitive and are undertaken within budget and timeframe which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. Work with the country team to ensure support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country strategic plan and the country programme agreement. Maintain and strengthen relationships with participating partners and communities, contributing to strengthening the partnership)

Key outcomes

· Effective delivery of activities and outcomes in relation to project framework on support for the APP

· The project is delivered to a very high quality, and project frameworks are strengthened in line with the Christian Aid global From Violence to Peace strategy and policies.

· Monitoring and Evaluation are effectively implemented and learning feeds back into improving programme design.

· Strong relationship management- including representation of Christian Aid and the country programme in internal meetings.

· An approach which is true to CA’s partnership model in ensuring that delivery is led by the SSCC and relevant church representatives, including accompaniment as part of a much wider Church collaboration.

· Effective coordination with other partner organisations and church bodies.

· Activities are delivered within budget, and financial reporting is timely and accurate.

· Strong working relationships with other CASS colleagues, consultants and accompaniers.

Role agility

Expected national travel per annum: Over 75 days

Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel

On call/ unsocial hours: Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses: Yes – could be required to to travel for more than 75 days p.a. and for a period of up to 3 months but for no more than 6 months p.a. with no less than one month’s interval between postings unless in extreme circumstances.

Role context

This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Christian Aid’s South Sudan team, with a strong focus on peacebuilding work with local churches and non-faith-based women led civil society organisation/s. And further contribute to the wider Country Programme of work on From Violence to Peace pillar.

A very significant component of the role will be dedicated towards supporting delivery of the Sustainable transition from violence to peace in South Sudan project, with funding from Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), jointly implemented by SSCC and in partnership with EVE Organisation. The Programme Officer will be responsible for working with other colleagues on the delivery of the Project. The Project focuses on local level support to church structures as they implement the Action Plan for Peace at all levels, incorporating further support for other national women led organisations

The Action Plan for Peace (APP): This is an ecumenical community (The Church) represented by South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) strategy/ framework developed to resolve conflict, build peace, and reconcile the people of South Sudan. The APP was formally launched in September 2015 beginning a multi-year process. Since then, national and local level structures have been established and activities have been supported in line with this strategy. Each of the four pillars of the APP have been strengthened and require further consolidation. For instance, the Advocacy pillar provides a means to influence opinions and policies towards peacefully resolving conflict, at all levels from high-level to grassroots. The Neutral Forum pillar provides a safe space for stakeholders to discuss the root causes of conflict and envisage a peaceful future. Reconciliation will restore and heal relationships within the nation. The fourth pillar enables a sustainable approach which builds strong institutional capacity.

Role requirements

Relationships

External: Liaising with churches, government officials, NNGOs, INGOs and UN agencies

Internal: Work closely with the Christian Aid in Country team, and Technical advisors including partners

Decision making: Day to day decision to ensure effective implementation and adequate support to partners.

Budgetary/ savings responsibility: Overall project budget management and operations responsibilities

Analytical skills: Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day project work

Developing self and others: Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated**

Number of Direct reports: 0

Overall people management responsibility: The post holder will closely accompany the project implementation by the Church and the women-led organisation to ensure mutual donor compliance and risk management

Role related checks

DBS Clearance: Basic Counter terrorism screening Required: Certificate of Good Conduct required**

Person specification

Applied skills/ knowledge and expertise

Essential

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience and expertise of working in conflict transformation, peacebuilding programmes and advocacy

· Experience of partnerships management skills of local NGOs, including facilitating capacity building initiatives

· Good understanding and experience managing donor funded project(s) and charity funds

· Strong understanding of conflict and gender and inclusion

· Good communication skills – verbally and in writing including presentation

· Ability collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders

· Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations**

Desirable

· Knowledge of the nexus approach – Peacebuilding, Humanitarian and Development nexus

· Good understanding of political context and context analysis skills

· Experience of working closely with churches, civil society organisations and local communities

NOTE: This role is contingent on funding confirmation and Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should express your interest to this post by sending your CV and expression of interest to Christian Aid, South Sudan Programme through www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and/ or hard copies clearing indicating “**Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace”** and not later than 20thMay 2022.

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