DFID Sudan is seeking to recruit a Protracted Crisis Advisor to take forward one of the most important agendas in the international development field – how to transition from humanitarian to development engagement in a situation of protracted crisis.
Levels of conflict in Darfur and the Two Areas are at the lowest level for over a decade. The international community, which has traditionally focused attention on providing humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the conflict, is increasingly focused on a more holistic development approach in line with Grand Bargain / New Way of Working commitments. However, the situation in both Darfur and the Two Areas remains fragile. There is a need to consolidate peace, address the causes of conflict, and achieve development.
There is an agreed framework to guide development efforts in Darfur. This framework includes: support for the UNAMID peacekeeping efforts; support for the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and its associated Darfur Development Strategy (DDS); the Implementation Follow-up Committee; AUHIP-led peace process; and the financing structure for development in Darfur provided by the United Nations’ managed Darfur Development Trust Fund.
There is an urgent need for the international community – working in partnership with the Government of Sudan and other partners to the peace process – to review all elements of the peace and development architecture in Darfur. The Protracted Crisis Advisor will be central to this process.
DFID is determined to ensure that UK aid reaches the people who need it most. Our aim is to increase communities’ abilities to respond to the effects of conflict as well as addressing the underlying problems including economic inequality and a lack of inclusive governance. In particular the UK’s work focuses on helping Sudan develop in four principal ways:
Alleviate humanitarian suffering: provide protection and lifesaving support to conflict-affected populations. Where possible build the resilience of communities to cope with shocks.
Improve sustainable access to basic services for the most vulnerable populations: meeting basic needs, safe-guarding human capital and reversing the declining investment in social sectors.
Support macro-economic stability and steps towards pro-poor policy/budget reform: ameliorate the impact of the adjustment process on the poor and support pro-poor policy development.
Lay the foundations for a more democratic, peaceful and prosperous future: we will invest in non-state actors (the private sector and civil society) who are critical for driving change.
There is a cross-cutting and specific programme focus on Women and Girls – to address their vulnerabilities (e.g. violence in conflict settings and FGM) and support their potential as drivers for change.
The overall objective of the job is to provide high quality, timely and relevant specialist advice on the protracted crisis to DFID and HMG more widely in Sudan. You will lead our analysis and response on protracted crisis and represent DFID/HMG in appropriate fora
Purpose of Job
DFID Sudan is looking for a passionate and motivated person to:
Enhance DFID networks in Darfur and the Two Areas to improve contextual understanding and effectiveness of DFID funded interventions.
Engage within the office processes to enable joined up analysis of risk, needs and vulnerability on the protracted crisis, including implementation of Country Development Diagnostics, drawing from local context and international best practice from DFID Protracted Crisis hub and wider commitments (e.g. the Grand Bargain, UN NWOW in protracted crisis). Support the development of the DFID Sudan and International Community approach and strategy on Darfur, including work on refreshing the existing Darfur Development Strategy, and associated coordination and financing architecture, working closely across the international community
Lead on bringing DFID teams and partners together to improve joint planning, policy and programming, identifying opportunities to transition from humanitarian to longer-term programming approaches and durable solutions for IDPs without compromising principled humanitarian action where it is necessary
Lead on DFID contributions to national/international community processes that bridge the humanitarian-development-peace nexus including the SDG framework, national poverty reduction strategy
Important – HOW TO APPLY!!
The full Job Description, Application Form and Civil Service Competencies can be found at:
•The candidate must complete and send the application form to AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV. The subject line MUST read “SUD/1901”.
•Failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application not being considered. The closing date for the vacancy is cop 31 March 2019. If no response has been received after 2 weeks from closing date, consider the application as unsuccessful.
•If you experience any problems with your application, request the application pack from the same email address listed above