Fragility Advisor

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Organization: Tearfund
Closing date: 20 May 2022

Are you passionate about ending poverty in Fragile States? If so, you might well be the person Tearfund is looking for!

Tearfund’s East and Central Africa (ECA) team is currently recruiting for an experienced person who is able to join the team to build understanding and implementation of the fragile states corporate priority in the countries in the region. The individual will bring a wealth of experience in needs assessment, conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity assessments, project design, measuring impact related to Fragile States to build understanding and implementation of the fragile states corporate priority in the countries in the region.

  • Technical support to the Fragile States priority in the ECA region

Your major role will be to ensure countries and staff in the region are receiving technical advice in the design, implementation and measurement of the impact of the Fragile States root causes work, including Peace Building, Youth and Leadership, and Advocacy. You will be part of the wider Peace Building and Conflict Unit, share learning from the countries with the Unit, support the unit in developing new projects and (remotely) participate in the unit’s meetings.

  • Measure impact of the root causes pilot work

Together with relevant staff like the Regional DMEAL Advisor, you will design and implement monitoring and evaluation of the pilot work done in the countries, on the integration of several elements of the root cause work. You will also provide feedback on the implementation of the Operational Plans where relevant for the Fragile States priority.

  • Sharing of learning on all elements of the Fragile States priority, training and staff development

You will visit all countries classified as fragile in the region at least once a year, in order to learn from the programmes and field staff with regard to the various elements of the Fragile States work implemented in those countries. You will disseminate learning in appropriate ways, within and outside the region, through written materials, developing training materials, and formal learning events.

  • Support Fundraising for the Fragile States priority in the region, and represent Tearfund

Your role will also include representation of the work of Tearfund on Fragile States in relevant forums, including donor forums. You will also support proposal development and writing, where relevant to Fragile States work, with technical input.

Applicants require strong English and French language skills (written and spoken). We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this region.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs.

Please note: This role requires frequent travel of up to 20 weeks a year to the following countries: South Sudan, DRC, CAR, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. It is essential that the successful candidate will have the ability to travel to all 6 countries.

The successful candidate will need to have the right to live and work within one of the 6 countries in Tearfund’s ECA region team – South Sudan, DRC, CAR,Burundi,Ethiopia and Rwanda.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.


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