Technical Lead & Conflict adviser at International Alert

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict. 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 around the world to help them better understand conflict and build peace. And we encourage governments, organisations and companies to adopt policies that support peace.

Job Title: Technical Lead & Conflict adviser - Nigeria

Description

  • The purpose of this job is to provide strategic leadership within the Enhancing state and community level conflict management capacity in North-eastern Nigeria Programme team specifically related to the programme’s technical delivery of peacebuilding and social cohesion. 
  • Act as a focal point for technical support and training across the implementation team, among partners and with external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, peacebuilding processes;
  • Ensure the programme delivery across all components and in all states is continually informed by conflict context analysis and review, conflict-sensitivity, and that the programme’s peacebuilding potential is maximised across its diverse settings;
  • Represent and ensure coordination between the programme and the wider peacebuilding, humanitarian and development sectors in Nigeria.

Responsibilities
Act as a focal point for technical support and training across the delivery team, among partners and with external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, peacebuilding processes.

  • Identify training need in this area among: the delivery team, implementing partners, and external stakeholders such as Nigerian government, bilateral and multilateral donors, peer NGOs, and lead in designing a capacity-enhancement plan, in close coordination with relevant colleagues;
  • Design and roll-out relevant training modules with specific target groups, ensuring monitoring of impact and follow-up;
  • Closely liaise with Programme Manager and EUTF Advisor in evolving the CSA enhancement function of the programme, strategically responding to need;
  • Take a lead in identifying, mobilising and managing external technical assistance in this area (including possible partnership);
  • Support the knowledge management function of the programme by acting as a ‘goto’ resource on conflict analysis and peacebuilding within the programme.
Ensure programme delivery across all components and in all states is continually informed by conflict context analysis and review, conflict sensitivity, and that the programme’s peacebuilding potential is maximised across its diverse settings.
  • Work closely with regional teams to ensure systematic monitoring of context in focal states as well as at federal level;
  • Ensure conflict analysis tools are continually improved and used within the programme;
  • Liaise closely with research team to draw on and inform wider the programme’s analysis of conflict issues;
  • Lead in reviewing the programme design through lens of conflict-sensitivity, ensuring each component is informed by conflict-sensitive analysis, and that this is continually updated;
  • Support strategic evolution of specific programme strands ensuring these remain focused and rigorous from a peacebuilding perspective;
  • Play an active role in programmatic strategic and planning processes, keeping the CSA and PB lens to the fore;
  • Act as a focal point within the programme to national and international experts on conflict-sensitivity, ensuring experience is documented and the programme builds a profile as an exemplary intervention from the CSA perspective.

Support the programme team through providing specific deliverables and accompanying specific processes as required.

  • Play a hands-on role in providing specific deliverables as part of the overall programme workplan, in agreement with the Programme Manager;
  • Support implementation of specific activities where dedicated additional peacebuilding expertise is identified as needed in coordination with programme manager (additional to training, e.g. facilitation of events);
  • Closely collaborate with the research team and lead on aspects of the programme research agenda where required;
  • Work closely with the results manager/M&E colleagues, in order to support the team in articulating programme impact on peace in the different focal states and at federal level;
  • Gather and support reflection in the team on lessons learnt in developing a complex programme from the peacebuilding perspective, and disseminate these externally;
Represent and ensure coordination between the programme and the wider peacebuilding, humanitarian and development sectors in Nigeria
  • In close coordination with the Programme Manager, represent the programme among wider peacebuilding sector in Nigeria, e.g among donors with conflict related programming, among NGOs, and government;
  • Act as a spokesperson for the programme within Nigeria and internationally as required;
  • Undertake any other tasks related to the programme delivery as requested by the Programme Manager.
  • Contribute to Alert generally
  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects
  • Any other tasks as may be reasonably required.
Requirements 
  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, you will have substantial experience in peacebuilding, conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity and post-conflict reintegration and reconciliation. 
  • You will have experience in peacebuilding training needs assessment, training design and delivery; commissioning, supervising and ultimately delivering research outputs. 
  • You will be able to translate these into programming and policy advice. 
  • You will have an eye for detail and enjoy working in a diverse team, in a challenging environment.

Location: Maiduguri

Closing Date
5th March, 2017

How to Apply
Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form (both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’) to jobs@international-alert.org.

Note: In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. Please note we do not accept CVs.

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