Safety & Access Coordinator, Nonviolent Peaceforce, S. Sudan


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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 Safety and Access Coordinator who possesses excellent context analysis 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 conduct continuous contextual analysis and coordination with all actors in the region to minimize risk to personnel.. 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 Security and Access Coordinator will be responsible for safety, security and access for the team working to implement Nonviolent Peaceforce’s (NP’s) project “Reducing Violence and Increasing the Safety and Security of Civilians in Greater Upper Nile, South Sudan.” The project will have three programming components which will center upon GBV prevention and response, child protection and protection coordination, information and advocacy

The Safety and Access Coordinator will be responsible for providing security updates, context analyses, contextual understanding, managing critical incidents, and providing timely advice. S/he will coordinate closely with other actors to minimise risks to personnel. S/he will support the team to negotiating access to various areas of Unity State, building strong relationships with stakeholders. S/he will work closely with the Team Leader in the field to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate and known to staff, and in line with NP Safety and Security Standards.

The Security and Access Coordinator will be based in Bentiu, working to support the Northern Unity team, who will be based in Rubkona County and with a mobile response to Mayom and Guit counties; and the Southern Unity team, who will be based in Juba with mobile missions to Leer, Mayendit, Paniyjiar and Koch counties.

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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