Peace and Reconciliation Adviser, South Sudan

organization: Finn Church Aid

deadline: 24th october 2017

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches and faith-based organisations, ACT Alliance, which has a total of 143 members. FCA’s annual budget is about 45 million euros, and the organisation’s staff consists of around 300 people in 17 countries.

Peace and Reconciliation Adviser will also lead all peace programme research, and utilize it to provide guidance and make sound recommendations on project activities and strategic planning processes. Advisor will work with partners to ensure the successful implementation of the ensemble of peacebuilding processes to achieve peacebuilding goals within Peace and Reconciliation programmes, primarily in South Sudan and in the East Africa Region in general. The Peace and Reconciliation Adviser will be responsible for coordinating and building the capacity of Finn Church Aid (FCA) and partner staff to engage effectively in peacebuilding activities. She/He will be based in Juba and report to South Sudan Country Director.

FCA work in three thematic areas; Right to Peace, Right to Livelihood and Right to Peace. FCA’s South Sudan country programme focuses on resilience within Internally Displaced People (IDP) communities who are slowly integrating into host communities but still struggling to meet their basic needs. FCA concentrates on building community resilience towards food security and livelihoods. The focus is also on Education in Emergencies (EiE) and building the capacity of teachers and other key partners to deliver quality education. Special emphasis is placed on girls’ education as well as linking education with child protection. The country programme also aims to enhance conflict transformation and peacebuilding on community and national levels, working with traditional and religious leaders and youth as key agents of peace.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Providing technical advice and supervising the implementation of South Sudan Country office Right to Peace (R2P) projects, including supporting the (co-) implementing partner(s), and preparing of narrative and financial reports
  • Planning a more comprehensive South Sudan Country Office Peace Programme around the existing peace project(s) and planning new inter-linked and supportive peace projects
  • Developing partner and donor relations relating to R2P, and raising the profile and increasing the visibility of FCA’s R2P work
  • Writing project proposals in cooperation with the Global Grants team to raise funding for South Sudan Country Office Peace Programme
  • Supervising South Sudan Country Office R2P staff member(s), with close guidance from country and regional management as well as headoffice
  • Attending coordination meetings and representing FCA in order to connect with the other actors in the peacebuilding sector, and to link FCA’s peace efforts with those of UN agencies and other NGO’s/INGO’s. Advocating South Sudan Country Office R2P goals and plans to possible donors.

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social/political sciences
  • Minimum 3 year’s experience in peacebuilding/reconciliation activities
  • Knowledge of conflict sensitive environment, in addition to understanding ethno-political conflicts
  • Understanding of diverse cultural/ethnic context of South Sudan, most importantly cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with data collection, management, analysis and report production
  • Experience in cooperating with local organizations (NGOs, church and faith based organization) and international actors
  • Strategic thinker and good context analysis skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office package
  • Strong English writing skills to prepare reports, promotional materials and oral presentations

The contract duration is for two years starting as soon as possible, preferably in January or February 2018, including four months’ probation period. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. Monthly salary includes adverse working conditions allowance based on the circumstances in the place of assignment. The position is a no-family post.

How to apply:

For more information please contact South Sudan Country Director Mr.Berhanu Haile, Berhanu.haile(at)kua.fi. Please apply by using this link no later than 24 October 2017. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.

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