Protection Coord, Nonviolent Peaceforce (South Sudan)

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Closes: Aug 25, 2017

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Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field.

South Sudan’s civil war is nearing its fourth anniversary. The war has forced millions of people to flee their homes and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. The people of South Sudan are facing a humanitarian emergency and are in the midst of a conflict that is often described first and foremost as a protection crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have been separated from their families and lost their homes, livelihoods and access to basic services like food, medical care and education.

NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs. In South Sudan, NP has 11 field teams providing emergency protection programming for communities affected by violent conflict. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender based violence protection and women’s empowerment and intercommunal violence reduction.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Protection Coordinator who possesses excellent research and analytical skills. You are someone who believes that prevention is protection. You will be inspired by NP’s current programming aimed at reducing violence and increasing the safety and security of civilians and have the skills and experience to be able to advocate for and coordinate efforts aimed at achieving this aim in the area of operation. You have the ability to analyze complex conflict and protection risks. You are able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and recognize the primacy of the local actor as foundational for the success of the programmes. You have experience working in a team that is diverse in age, gender, nationality and ethnicities and recognize richness of this environment and the importance of incorporating diverse experiences and perspectives.

The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for coordination, advocacy, information gathering and analysis for the three teams working to implement Nonviolent Peaceforce’s (NP’s) projects in Unity state. The projects have three programming components which will center upon GBV prevention and response, child protection and protection coordination, information and advocacy.

The Protection Coordinator will be based in Bentiu, working to support the Northern Unity team, who will be based in Rubkona County, with a mobile response to Mayom and Guit counties; the Southern Unity mobile response team targeting Leer and Koch counties; and the team working in Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site. S/he will coordinate on protection responses for women experiencing GBV in areas surrounding the Protection of Civilian (POC) and for civilian populations living in other parts of Unity; advocating for life-saving initiatives such as firewood patrols, as well as collecting and analyzing data and stories from the ground to be utilized as advocacy tools.

For more information about NP and its work, as well as full details of the position and the application process, please go to NP’s website:


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