Peace Building & Protection Sector Advisor - South Sudan
Organisation: World Vision International
Posted on: 7 August 2012
Application deadline: 13 August 2012
Use your special talents to be part of a potent force promoting justice and working to improve children's lives in the most challenging humanitarian context today
World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.
The Peace Building & Protection Sector Advisor willprovide technical leadership to peace building and protection Sector in World Vision South Sudan (WVSS) operations. To lead project design, implementation and reporting based on Project designs and initiatives geared towards reducing conflicts and Protection of Children.
We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational spiritual leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.
. Lead and direct the implementation of the WVSS Peace Building and Protection Strategy, including identifying on-going priority areas.
. Manage the WVSS Peace Building and Protection Sector budget.
. Define Peace Building and Protection focus areas relevant to WVSS ministry and in accordance with the practical and strategic needs of children;
. In collaboration with Policy Advocacy Manager, strengthen relationships with key stakeholders including government ministries, donors, UN agencies and NGOs to enable effective advocacy and policy influencing on Peace Building and Child Protection.
. Represent the Peace Building and Protection Team on the WVSS Senior Management Team.
REQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:
. Master's degree in Peace Building and Conflict Management, international development or another relevant field
. Minimum 5 years Peace Building and Protection experience
. Minimum 2 years field experience in a fragile context, preferably in South Sudan
. Experience of managing teams and budgets
. Extensive experience in models and methods of training, facilitation, capacity building and mediation
. Thorough knowledge of project management cycle and grant proposal writing
. Excellent experience in accessing programming resources, especially from donor governments
. Experience of implementing DNH/LCP/CPA (Child Protection Advocacy)
. Experience of developing systems to capture and measure the impact of Peace Building and Protection activities
. Highly experienced in representing and presenting at high level meetings
. Ability to live and work in difficult conditions
. PREFERRED: Excellent understanding of the dynamics of conflict resolution in the context of war and extensive knowledge of South Sudan preferred.
Will you use your peacebuilding expertise to further "life in all its fullness" for children?
For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply under: https://jobs.wvi.org/WebJobs.nsf/WebPublished/283753E2FD61EEA088257A4C00306E22?OpenDocument
online by the closing date 13 August 2012. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.