Vacancies

Civic Engagement Protection Officer

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 10 Apr 2022

Job Title: Civic Engagement Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Juba with travels to field

Administrative Line Manager: Project Coordinator

Technical Line Manager: Project Coordinator

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

ABOUT US

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 through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection prog ramming. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field and is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

JOB PURPOSE

To implement civilian protection for civil society and increase the safe space for civil society actors to conduct their work.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about human rights mechanisms, has civil society experience and strong analytical skills.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for both Civil Society Organizations and National NGO’s.
  • Continuously monitor conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify Human Rights Defenders’ needs.
  • Produce context analysis on civil society actors on a monthly basis.
  • Work and live within conflict-affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect nonpartisan position.
  • Provide protection and threat mitigation to civil society actors with particular attention to strengthening local resources.
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects.
  • Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information.
  • Establish and support community training to increase security capacity of South Sudanese and provide trainings to various stakeholders.
  • Facilitate active participation and leadership of women activists in community peace and security strategies
  • Manage protection cases.
  • Support the organizational development of a national NGO

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 -5 years’ work experience in human rights, civil society organizations, journalism or free press advocacy, human security, child or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments.
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation.
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts.
  • Post-secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience.

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

  • Ability to set priorities and solve problems
  • Ability to manage information with discretion
  • Demonstrable conflict and political analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, motivate the team and work and live in a multi-cultural environment
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, military, police and non-state actors
  • Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Languages:

  • Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Technical:

  • Good skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Monitoring and Evaluation abilities

How to apply:

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) detailing your experience and how you qualify for the role. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is April 10, 2022.
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

NO FEE

NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.