Conflict Specialist at International Alert

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  • Post Date: April 29, 2021
Job Description
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We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace. We work with local people in over 25 countries around the world to help them build peace, and we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

  • Location Gombe , Sokoto
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

International Alert is part of a consortium with DAI US for the implementation of a five-year governance and service delivery improvement programme funded by USAID in the five states in Nigeria (Adamawa, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe, and Sokoto) regions in Nigeria.

The purpose of this job is to provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to the implementation of the overall governance programme including the mainstreaming of conflict analysis into the programme cycle and the implementation of programme activities.

The post holder will:

  • Support the DAI-managed Programme Coordination Unit/Technical Delivery unit to ensure that conflict analysis is influencing programme design and implementation.
  • Provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to project components within responsible focal state (s)
  • Support the integration of conflict analysis into the political economy analysis of the programme.
  • Act as one of the focal points for technical support and training across the implementation team, among partners and with external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, peacebuilding and social cohesion processes.
  • Provide communication and coordination with International Alert West Africa programme on context analysis, programme delivery and programme development opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the DAI-managed Programme Coordination Unit/Technical Delivery unit to ensure that conflict analysis is influencing programme design and implementation
  • Contribute to the management of the Conflict Assessment Framework (CAF) including collecting data, providing transcription, analysis and report writing.
  • Provide alignment between conflict and gender analysis where applicable.
  • Provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to project components within responsible focal state (s)
  • Provide conflict monitoring of context in focal state(s) on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Support capacity building of all delivery teams to recognize conflict insensitivities in their work with partners (state government, CSOs, media, etc) and assist their programme adjustments in a conflict sensitive manner.
  • Support the integration of conflict analysis into the political economy analysis of the programme.
  • Collaborate with the S2S PEA Adviser to update PEA every 3 to 6 months in each focal state with conflict-relevant information.
  • Act as one of the focal points for technical support among partners and with external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, peacebuilding and social cohesion processes.
  • Identify adequate case studies of change and impact influenced by our Alert intervention

Travel requirements

The location of the position is Gombe/Sokoto; however, travel to the five focal states should account for 30% of the assignment.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Talents

At Alert, we have introduced Talent Management to our business model as we believe talented people are crucial to the success of our work.  We believe all individuals are talented and success comes in matching the right talents to the right roles.  For this role, the skills, qualifications and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for

(i) logical thinking which supports the translation of complex ideas into practical programme proposals.
(ii) collaboration and teamwork that builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to maximise learning, strengthen programme teams’ skills and confidence and improve the quality of Alert’s programming

iii) pursuing new business opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit and determination

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, social sciences, social development or a related field
  • Demonstrable understanding of conflict and peacebuilding issues, and their practical application in specific contexts, namely Sokoto
  • Significant experience of managing field-based peacebuilding projects or programmes  (at least 3 years)
  • Sound knowledge and experience of applying conflict sensitive approaches to development and/or humanitarian programmes including delivering trainings on these issues
  • Considerable experience in working in partnerships with other organisations and/or supporting local offices
  • Experience in providing mentoring and support to a range of actors
  • Excellent report-writing, research, editing and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent communication, networking and inter-personal ability
  • Proficiency in English

 DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-graduate qualification on conflict related studies
  • Knowledge of participatory research methods including USAID CAF methodology

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: nigeria@international-alert.org using the position as subject of email.

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