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Capacity Development Advisor
Saferworld

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We work in 12 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

 


 Supervisor: CSF Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 26 Sept 2022

 
 Background:

Background: 

 

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national, and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We are a not-for-profit organisation operational in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Saferworld is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment that safeguards our staff, partners and communities. Our organisational integrity is derived from the values and principles that underpin and guide our work. 

 

Description of the Conflict Sensitivity Facility (CSF): 

 

The CSF is part of Saferworld’s Conflict Advisory Unit (CAU) and it aims to:  support the integration of conflict sensitivity into the policies, practices, and programmes of aid actors in Sudan. It draws upon Saferworld’s extensive experience of supporting similar processes in a range of contexts, coupled with our deep contextual knowledge and long-term, established relationships with Sudanese civil society from across the country.  Over the past four years, for example, Saferworld has designed and built up the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) in South Sudan. Saferworld has been working on and in Sudan and South Sudan since 2002, including on issues of community security, small arms control, and conflict-sensitive development. 

 

For more information visit the Saferworld website here and the CSF website here.

 

Job purpose:   

 

The post holder will support the CSF’s existing efforts in capacity building for implementing partners and donors working in Sudan. The post holder will be responsible for facilitating self-assessments, identifying training and capacity building needs, developing support plans to improve conflict sensitivity, and implementing these plans in collaboration with different actors working in Sudan. Such actors may include donors, national NGOs, international NGOs, UN or others. He or she will work with the conflict sensitivity team to develop and deliver trainings and provide mentorship to a range of audiences. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Technical leadership and strategic input 

  • Lead in the development and implementation of the CSF capacity development strategy including NNGO mentorship programme.
  • Lead on the development and design of capacity development materials including trainings, mentorship tools, and accompaniment guidelines. 
  • Collaborate with Saferworld’s Senior Advisers in London to draw on Saferworld (and partners’) existing methodologies and experience on conflict sensitivity.
  • Provide high quality inputs into the technical design of CSF services and outputs.
  • Management oversight over the provision of capacity development interventions including the planning, delivery and follow-up of trainings ensuring highest quality. 
  • Provide guidance and support to targeted beneficiaries through capacity-building activities
  • Manage roster of trainers for capacity development interventions. Including recruitment, training, monitoring and payment of trainers. 
  • Lead on the delivery of the NNGO mentorship programme, including outreach, training, accompaniment, peer to peer learning and monitoring. 
  • Support the implementation of the communications strategy, including: using social media platforms to raise awareness of the value of conflict sensitivity for Sudan’s aid sector and disseminate CSF products; plan and develop content in English and Arabic for the CSF’s online presence.
  • Support capacity building, analysis and learning activities of the CSF, working closely to support colleagues in the delivery of trainings, capacity support, and analysis activities. 

 

Capacity Development interventions 

  • Management oversight over the provision of capacity development interventions including the planning, delivery and follow-up of trainings ensuring highest quality. 
  • Provide guidance and support to targeted beneficiaries through capacity-building activities
  • Manage roster of trainers for capacity development interventions. Including recruitment, training, monitoring and payment of trainers. 
  • Lead on the delivery of the NNGO mentorship programme, including outreach, training, accompaniment, peer to peer learning and monitoring. 

 

Support to core functions of the CSF:

  • Support the implementation of the communications strategy, including: using social media platforms to raise awareness of the value of conflict sensitivity for Sudan’s aid sector and disseminate CSF products; plan and develop content in English and Arabic for the CSF’s online presence.
  • Support capacity building, analysis and learning activities of the CSF, working closely to support colleagues in the delivery of trainings, capacity support, and analysis activities. 

 

Key working relationships

  • CSF team – work collaboratively with the CSF team and consortium in future to link the capacity building agenda with the project’s research, analysis, outreach, and learning work;
  • Saferworld Conflict Advisory Unit – work collaboratively with the CAU to share learning and support delivery of activities that align with CSF’s mandate to promote conflict sensitivity.
  • Donors, UN Agencies, INGOs and NNGOs – develop and maintain relationships with donors and other organisations working in Sudan, on conflict sensitivity issues, or on the Sudanese context more broadly.
  • Aid workers – network with individual aid workers to support CSF’s outreach with regards to capacity building, information sharing and learning around conflict sensitivity.
  • NNGOs – Work closely with and maintain positive working relationships with South Sudanese National NGO leadership and staff.

 

 

Scope and accountability

 

Decision making and limits of authority
  • Decisions relating to design and management of CSF’s outreach strategy and approach, with input and approval from CSF Director
  • Decisions relating to design and delivery of CSF’s outreach activities, with input and approval from CSF Director
Financial resourcesN/A.
Other resources
  • Contribute to report writing, and quality and accurate information sharing
  • Responsible for and in custody of Saferworld equipment, such as a Laptop and mobile phone.
People managementN/A
Legal, regulatory and compliance responsibility
  • Comply with Saferworld’s policies and procedures, including HR and safeguarding policies 
  • If and when authorised, act as the senior manager with corporate responsibility, in the absence of the CSF Director.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Knowledge, qualifications and experience

 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in capacity support, training, mentorship, education or other related fields. 
  • A post-graduate degree in related field, or equivalent professional experience 
  • Knowledge in the areas of institutional development, institutional memory, organisational health, and knowledge management desired.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, systems, and approaches desired
  • Knowledge of conflict sensitivity principles and approaches desired.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, particularly in relation to conflict sensitivity and/or gender, would be an advantage.
  • Relevant work experience, which could include providing trainings, capacity-building and mentoring support, consulting, or systems development, in South Sudan or similar context.
  • Experience in applying a range of conflict sensitivity capacity-building and analysis methodologies. 
  • Experience of working on conflict, humanitarian, economic, gender, and/or governance issues in the East Africa region.
  • Experience of working with international donors, international organisations, the corporate sector and/or large 
  • multi-mandate development NGOs, in particular in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.
  • Commitment to improving international engagement in conflict-affected contexts and experience-based ideas as to how this can be achieved.

 

Saferworld is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage candidates from disadvantaged groups and candidates with disabilities to apply.

 

 

Skills and abilities

  • Exceptional facilitation, training, and capacity-building skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic 
  • Proven ability to work alongside, and to learn from, a wide range of people in a diverse team.
  • Creativity, flexibility, self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to manage funds and budgets in line with procedures and independently, if needed.
  • Ability to lead/substantively engage in lessons learning processes.
  • Ability to comfortably perform in remote field locations without usual amenities while on mission

 

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
  • Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
  • Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld
  • Commitment to improving international engagement in conflict-affected contexts and sharing experience-based ideas as to how this can be achieved.

 

Other requirements

  • Travel to sub-national and remote locations in Sudan to areas recently affected by violent conflict may be required;
  • Occasional travel in the East Africa region. 

Application process 

 

To apply:  Download and complete an application form at http://www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs and send to Marie Aziz at jobs@saferworld.org.uk  (Ref: Capacity Development Advisor

 

Deadline for applications: 26 September 2022









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