Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Peacebuilding and Trauma Awareness Advisor – Consultant
BASED IN JUBA – SOUTH SUDAN
POSITION CONTIGENT UPON DONOR FINDING
Humanity and Inclusion -HI (the new name and re-branding of Handicap International since January 2018) was founded in France in 1982. In 2009, the HI Federation was established in Brussels. The membership of the Federation has since expanded to 8 countries, namely; France, Belgium, UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Canada. Hi vision asserts: “Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we, aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”. HI is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Currently, HI is present in at least 55 countries, with its humanitarian programs reaching at least 2 million people. In 1997, HI along with other partners was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its international campaigns to ban landmines sale and use.
- INFORMATION ON THE CONTEXT OF THE MISSION
HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with physical disabilities. HI’s current operations are centred in POCs (protection of civilian sites) and IDP camps outside Juba city and in three greater states: Yei, Torit and Yambio in greater Central Equatoria state, greater Eastern Equatoria and greater Western Equatoria respectively, with the Country Office based in Juba city. During 2019, HI is planning to establish a base in the greater Unity, which remains the most conflict and disability affected region of the whole country. The operational context in South Sudan today is considered largely humanitarian/emergency while phasing in resilience programming. The ongoing peace initiatives if they succeed might result in huge population movements of returnees (both IDPs and refugees) across the country.
- DESCRIPTION OF THE MISSION
HI’s present interventions address both emergency and resilience needs. Since 2016, HI has been operating an emergency mobile (or flying) unit responding to MHPSS (Mental Health & Psychosocial Support) and disability rehabilitation assistance in the greater Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states. Overall, about 50,000 direct beneficiaries (people with disability and other most vulnerable) are being targeted through MHPSS and Livelihood projects, with a strong emphasis on mainstreaming disability inclusion. HI current programs are funded by ECHO, DFID, MOFA Luxembourg and OCHA. HI works in close collaboration with the South Sudan Humanitarian Clusters (Health, Protection, Food Security &Livelihoods and Education), UN agencies and Government departments (Health, Agriculture, Education, Gender and Youth, and Relief & Rehabilitation Commission). HI is also an active member of the South Sudan NGO Forum.
- SCOPE OF CONTRACT
PCEP will advance its purpose through four objectives to be achieved at both local and national levels:
- Local actors are building cross-line interdependence1 and intra-community cohesion to promote peace processes and peaceful co-existence;
- Civil society actors are advocating for peace, justice, reconciliation, and reform; participating in political and civic processes;
- Key partner(s) are providing trauma awareness and trauma healing services to communities;
- Print, radio, and other media are providing accurate, fair and thorough information to mitigate the destructive impact of rumor and misinformation.
The contractor will achieve the four objectives primarily through providing small grants and technical support to community-based actors, local and national civil society organizations, faith based groups, and media organizations. The contractor will have the capacity to provide rapid support to respond to unfolding events or potentially unforeseen U.S. Government priorities in South Sudan.
- POSITION SUMMARY
The Peacebuilding and Trauma Awareness Advisor is responsible for the conflict mitigation, peacebuilding and trauma portfolio under PCEP. H/she will be responsible for situational awareness, trend analysis, program adaptation to reflect best practices and lessons learned for stabilization and conflict mitigation, and coordinates with other stabilization actors in South Sudan.
This Key position need to have a strong technical background on trauma awareness and trauma healing services to communities in conflict sensitive context.
He/ she must be a full-time project staff based in South Sudan.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- Seven years of relevant experience developing, implementing and monitoring trauma-awareness & conflict mitigation, peacebuilding and programs in fluid, politically sensitive conflict and postconflict environments;
- A master degree in psychology from an accredited university;
- Experience using small grants to help local organizations, individuals, communities and constituencies advocate for, develop or implement conflict mitigation, peacebuilding and political transition activities;
Fluency in English.
- Mature and dignified approach to senior level decision making process
- Excellent communication and feedback.
- Calm and composed in times of crisis.
- Leads by example, passion for coaching and mentoring
- Good interpersonal skills and sensitivity to and respect for other’s opinion
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
Letter of Interest & CV
Financial application with integrated expenses related to the assignment
to email@example.com before 31 October 2018.