Monday, July 31, 2017

Sr Peacebuilding Adv: Conflict Sensitivity, Peaceful Change Initiative (Tunisia)

The Peaceful Change initiative (PCi) works in conflict-affected countries to prevent and reduce violence. We work at the local, national and international levels to mitigate the effects of violence on people’s lives, while laying the foundations for long-term peace and stability.

PCi was founded in 2012, shortly after the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, with the aspiration of responding to some of the challenges facing those societies at a time of such significant and conflictual change.

We empower local peacebuilding practitioners and community leaders, and we support their work through a network of international staff and consultants with expertise in a range of disciplines, including mediation and reconciliation, change management, community safety, and psychology.

We run programmes in the Middle East (Syria), North Africa (Libya), and the Black Sea region (Ukraine). More details about our work are available at: www.peacefulchange.org.

About the Role

At the centre of the North Africa Programme is PCi’s programming in Libya. This focuses on building local partnerships in communities to contribute to greater community cohesion; facilitating a network of peacebuilding practitioners that enables collaboration across social, political and geographical divides; and assisting the international community delivering assistance to apply greater conflict-sensitivity to its programmes.

The Senior Peacebuilding Advisor: Conflict Sensitivity is a key leadership position in the organisation and in a key, crosscutting thematic area for all of PCi’s programming. It is a new position in the organisation and we are looking to fill it at the earliest opportunity.

The post holder will ensure the peacebuilding impact of conflict sensitivity activities within PCi’s Libya programme by:
Providing oversight and strategic input into PCi’s on-going work to promote conflict sensitivity amongst the international community supporting Libya during its transition;
Providing specific advice and input into the work of PCi’s partners in the international community and respond to needs and challenges in conflict sensitivity articulated by organisations providing assistance to Libya;
Disseminating learning about promoting conflict sensitivity throughout PCi’s wider programming in the Middle East, Black Sea region, and in the organisation as a whole;
Advising PCi’s staff and partners working on communities on the ground on peacebuilding and stabilisation activities, responding to specific challenges communities are facing; and
Playing an overall leadership role in PCi’s office in Tunisia.

Person Specification

You will have a minimum of 10 years of related work experience with specific experience of working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. At least five of those years will have been spent applying conflict sensitivity to different types of programming. Experienced in programme design and the development of successful programme proposals, you will enjoy working with diverse teams and with mixed nationalities across multiple projects and programmes. You will be an inspirational leader who values capacity development, and will be someone who models PCi’s core values of inclusion, dialogue and partnership. In addition, you will have excellent written and spoken English skills, be detail-oriented, have proven project management skills, a can-do attitude, tenacity, and patience. Ideally, you will have experience of living and working in North Africa with particular knowledge of the Libya context, and proficiency in Arabic.

Based in: Tunis, Tunisia (100%) but may be requested to support other PCi programmes

Contract: Initial 12 month Independent Consultant contract, based on 232 working days per annum

Fees: GBP 48,000-50,000 gross per annum, dependent on skills and experience

Start Date: Immediate

Application Process

Please send your CV, accompanied by a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4), describing how your skills and experience match our requirements (full job description available at http://www.peacefulchange.org/work-with-us.html, to recruitment@peacefulchange.org.
Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Closing date for applications is Friday 18 August 2017, but we will begin screening applications immediately and may contact candidates of interest earlier than the closing date. We regret that we are unable to notify applicants that they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us by 31 August, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.



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