Closing date: 18 Nov 2011
Danish Demining Group with focus on Community Driven Development Programmes (CDD) South Sudan
Nominally based in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, the advisor’s time will be split between field bases in Aweil and Terekeka, Central Equatoria State and the main office in Juba.
ABOUT DANISH DEMINING GROUP
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the branch of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) that focuses on human security programming. DDG and DRC have been present in South Sudan since 2006. DRC and DDG now work and share offices in Juba and Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal state while DDG also maintains field bases in Warrap, Eastern and Western Equatoria states. While initially DDG’s focus was on traditional Mine Action activities such as Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Mine Risk Education, in 2009 DDG expanded its portfolio to include innovative new work on Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).
DDG now strives to identify safety and security needs from the perspective of those living with conflict and to help them find nonviolent solutions that go beyond simply reducing the threat posed by explosive remnants of war and instead seek to provide holistic solutions to communities’ security problems. A significant emphasis in DDG’s AVR programming strategy is on delivering this assistance through DRC and other partners Community Driven Development (CDD) programmes, particularly through the conflict-proofing of their programme cycles and demonstrating the success of this sort of approach using empirical evidence.
The AVR Advisor will play a key role in developing the tools and implementation modalities necessary for DDG to effectively support DRC and other partners CDD programmes with conflict-proofing assistance, as well as direct AVR activity support as required. To achieve this, the AVR Advisor will:
• Contribute to development of a conflict-proofed CDD methodology, including development of appropriate tools for staff and partners via field research and workshops with internal and external partners
• Train DDG’s national staff team(s) in necessary conflict-proofing tools and the skills necessary for them to work as embedded units within partners programmes
• Support the quality implementation of field activities by DDG national staff teams in coordination with the DRC Project Manager
• Work with the AVR Coordinator, other staff and consultants to document the process and contribute to the finalisation of the AVR CDD toolkit
• A minimum of 2-years international experience from humanitarian/development work including programme development and management responsibilities.
• Masters degree in a relevant area (social sciences, development, peace studies etc)
• Strong training, mentoring and facilitation skills
• Good grasp of project cycle development and problem analysis
• Experience in management of national staff teams
• Excellent writing skills in English
• Demonstrable cultural sensitivity and security awareness
REPORTS TO: AVR Programme Coordinator, with strong coordination line to DRC Project Manager
Duty station: Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal. This is a ‘non-family duty station’ and applicants must be prepared to live and work in an unstable security environment with limited recreational and social facilities. Air-conditioned en-suite accommodation with internet in a compound adjacent to the DRC-DDG office is provided.
Contract: 12 months – with a possibility for extension, subject to funding. Salary and conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates (please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position is offered at salary level B3 and attracts a generous R&R benefit, in addition to standard annual leave benefits. Applicants may be shortlisted on a rolling basis. Appointment is subject to confirmation of funding.
Start date: 2nd January 2012 or soon thereafter.
Contract: App. 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary and other conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates (can be found on www.drc.dk under Vacancies).
You are welcome to contact Head of Desk DDG South Sudan Bodil Jacobsen on telephone +45 3373 5117 or on email: Bodil.firstname.lastname@example.org or AVR Programme Coordinator Ed Hughes on telephone +249 917259833 or on email: email@example.com for further information on the programme and the position.
Please note that applications are not to be sent to Ms. Jacobsen. We only accept applications sent via our on-line system at www.drc.dk under Vacancies/Current vacancies/CDD – AVR Project Manager – South Sudan. Applications sent directly to Ms. Jacobsen WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
For general information about the Danish Demining Group, please consult www.danishdemininggroup.dk
How to apply:
APPLICATION AND CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV, in English and marked ”DDG – CDD AVR Project Manager ”, will be considered.
Please remember to include (up load) a letter of motivation and your CV.
Applications are to be submitted to no later than 18. November 2011. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are planned between 25. November and 1. December 2011.
Please contact Anne Oxholm, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you experience problems with your on-line application.