Assignment period:12/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Field:Peace, Security and Emergency
Type of employment:full-time
The aim of the Promotion of Peace and Stability Project is to strengthen capacities of key international and national stakeholders to contribute to peaceful development in eastern Congo, in reference to the International Security and Stabilisation Support Strategy (ISSSS).
Field of action 1 aims to strengthen the Stabilisation Support Unit (SSU) (hosted by the international peacekeeping mission MONUSCO) and other ISSSS actors in order to allow for a better integration of local context expertise in ISSSS implementation. The SSU assists the Congolese Government with its stabilisation and reconstruction programme through the ISSSS, which is the main planning and coordination framework for interventions aiming at stabilisation in Eastern DRC.
Field of action 2 aims at strengthening the capacities of key peacebuilding stakeholders at local level.
As Component Manager of field of action 1 of the project, the focus of your work will be advising the Stabilisation Support Unit in Goma with regard to context analyses and promoting technical coherence of ISSSS implementation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. To a lesser extent, you will also be responsible for overarching project management tasks.
Advising the Stabilisation Support Unit and its partners in the stabilisation process, especially in the areas of (1) context analyses and (2) technical coherence. The focus in the area of context analysis will be on coordinating activities of the envisaged grant recipient in this area, as well as liaising with SSU and other ISSSS actors.
- Organising workshops, training courses, etc.
- Supervising national and international consultants as well as cooperations with research institutions and local organisations
- Assisting (in close consultation with the Head of Project and the country director) with the work in support of the BMZ and of the German Embassy in Kinshasa in ISSSS donor forums/coordination
- Technical supervision of national staff in the field of action
- Assisting the Head of project with general project management tasks
- University graduate (master’s/degree) in political science, international relations, peace and conflict research or a comparable branch of study
- Regional knowledge and work experience in fragile contexts in sub-Saharan Africa and ideally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Several years of professional experience, ideally in international cooperation programmes, peace missions, NGO sector, etc.
- Several years of work experience in one or more of the areas of conflict management, peacebuilding, stabilisation in post-conflict situations and fragile statehood, and a correspondingly good knowledge of the relevant approaches/methods/instruments
- Several years of experience in advising various actors (including civil society), and experience of cooperating with the UN. Experience of working or cooperating with UN peacekeeping missions is an advantage
- Analytical skills in relation to policy and strategy, and diplomatic skills in dealing with (high-ranking) actors
- Experience in the management and mitigation of conflict situations and in dealing with the complex ethnic and political arenas in which the key people are playing; ideally, you will be familiar with the specific context of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighbouring regions
- Fluency in French and English; very good working knowledge of German is an advantage
The position is based in Goma, capital of the North Kivu province on the Rwandan border. There is an international airport with several flights per week; daily flights via Kigali (journey time three hours). Everyday necessities are available in Goma with some limitations, as are some international restaurants, etc. As the main hub of humanitarian operations in the east of the country, there are many international players on the ground; mainly UN organisations and international non-governmental organisations. The security situation is tense but tight-knit security management systems exist. Goma is anon-family duty station with limited leisure facilities and regular R+R. Regular trips to Bukavu (capital of South Kivu province) are required, probably also to Kinshasa and, in consultation with risk management, to rural areas.
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