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FGM/C and Child, Early and Forced Marriage Coordinator
Norwegian Church Aid

Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') works together with people and organizations across the world in 32 countries to eradicate poverty and injustice.   We provide emergency assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities. Our primary areas of focus are the combatting of Gender Based Violence (GBV); Climate Resilient WASH; Climate SMART Economic Empowerment; and Health. Strengthening of civil society is also an important cross-cutting global goal. NCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The Alliance consists of organizations in over 140 countries across religious faiths. Norwegian Church Aid - Together for a just world!

 

 

 

Introduction to the Country Office: Norwegian church Aid is in Sudan since 1972 and works in the fields of relief, rehabilitation, and development.  The Country Office in Khartoum currently has its field offices in South, Central Darfur, South Kordofan States, and  the Eastern Sudan Refugees Response Program in Al-Gadarif. NCA works through national partners in North, West, South Kordofan, White Nile, and South and Central Darfur States.


 


 Monthly Gross Salary is USD 1,736/35:
 Section/Unit: NCA's National Gender Based Violence Program
 Grade Level: Category III, Step 1
 Supervisor: GBV Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: NCA Country Office, Khartoum
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 14 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

NCA has a long-term commitment to Sudan, starting in 1972 with a sizeable multi-sectoral programme. The organisation has since expanded the geographical scope to respond to long-term development and humanitarian needs in Darfur, Greater Kordofan, the White Nile, Khartoum, and Gedaref. NCA Sudan recently developed a new country strategy for the period 2020-2024, including country programming within Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Climate Resilient WASH, Climate SMART Economic Empowerment, Food security and Livelihood and Health. Strengthening civil society is a key cross-cutting goal. NCA is one of few INGOs with a clear mandate addressing GBV and gender equality in Sudan, with representation in the National Task Force on FGM/C, in relevant protection and GBV clusters and as a direct partner to UNFPA, UNICEF and UNHCR. In late 2021 NCA started a project addressing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Central Darfur and South Kordofan. NCA is seeking an experienced candidate to ensure a strong start-up and implementation of this project.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Job description:

  • Coordinate the FGM/C & CEFM project:.

             - Lead and follow-up the coordination body with Save the Children International.

             - Oversee a network of and secure input from relevant stakeholders in the sector. 

             - Representation in the National FGM task force, cluster structures and other relevant coordination bodies. 

  • Annual planning and reporting of the whole project; programme, budget/expenditures, procurement, coordination etc.
  • Coordinate and follow-up related project research initiatives in the designated states.
  • • Assessments of national resources within the field such as universities, I/NGOs, religious leaders, governmental institutions etc.
  • Oversee the technical aspects of the implementation and response.
  • Ongoing support for and supervision of FGM/C & CEFM field officers o Support field officers in implementation of high-quality participatory training/dialogue sessions with beneficiaries.
  • Regular field-visits to Central Darfur and South Kordofan. 
  • Initiate and ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of the project and the set indicators.
  • Work collaboratively with other NCA staff to integrate FGM/C & CEFM within the larger GBV-program and contribute to the GBV prevention, mitigation and transformation with WASH, Health and FSL/EE programmes.  
  • Ensure integration of PSHEA prevention and support in line with NCA policies.
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff, partners etc.
  • Coordinate and implement national advocacy initiatives.
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationship with government counterparts, UN agencies, implementing partners, community leaders,
  • Other tasks as delegated by the management.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience and comprehensive knowledge related to harmful practises, especially FGM/C and CEFM, gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Professional experience in leading a team and facilitating capacity building/training.
  • Experience from advocacy on federal and state level.
  • Professional experience in developing and implementing GBV/SRHR programmes, particularly monitoring and evaluation and results-based management.
  • Experience working with civil society and faith-based actors. Experience working at an INGO is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards, best practices, key international policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection and response.
  • Experience in using rights-based approach, participatory methodologies, community dialogue and facilitating training related to harmful practices.
  • Well familiar with using various computer soft-ware programmes and platforms, such as Microsoft Office 365, for project planning and reporting.

Educational background and skills:

  • Master's degree in Social Science, Public Health, humanities, gender studies, Social Worker, Nurse, Midwife or Psychologist, international development/human rights, or similar educational background.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years professional experience related to GBV/SRHR in conflict and post conflict settings.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English (spoken and written), knowledge of other languages spoken in Central Darfur and/or South Kordofan is an asset.
  • Excellent management and project implementation skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrate flexibility, reflection, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure in stressful situations.
  • Ability to think strategically and integrate best practices into programming.
  • Ability to make decisions and provide programmatic direction.
  • Openness to introducing new ideas while also committed to building on existing experience and programmes.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also work well in teams.
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with staff, partners and government representatives.
  • Solution oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and at engaging partners and staff.
  • Willingness to travel to conflict and post conflict settings, as the situation allows.








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