The Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF), funded by the BJJubaritish, Swiss, Dutch, and Canadian donor missions, supports the integration of conflict sensitive principles and practices into donor strategies and donor-funded programming in South Sudan. Conflict sensitivity is a programming approach that emphasises strong contextual analysis and programmatic flexibility to minimise aid’s negative consequences and maximise its positive impacts. Conflict sensitivity is particularly important in volatile, conflict-affected contexts where inadequate understanding of conflict and political dynamics
The facility supports donors in the South Sudan context through undertaking research, analysis and advocacy on relevant topics to inform programming decisions and strategies; delivering training and institutional strengthening; and capturing and disseminating learning and best practices in South Sudan and globally.
Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the CSRF, Saferworld was contracted to manage an expanded facility, with a contract running until 2023 with a possible extension. The CSRF is implemented by Saferworld and swisspeace, with inputs from REACH and CDA.
The Director will provide strategic leadership for and manage the operations of the CSRF. Activities are expected to be mainly in Juba, with occasional travel to other locations in South Sudan, as well as internationally and in the region as necessary. Key functions include strategic leadership and direction, programme and operational management, representation and beneficiary relationships, security and risk management and cross-consortium and multi-donor relations.
The person we are looking for will have the following key areas of expertise:
· Experienced manager with significant proven experience of managing and overseeing multi-sectoral programmes for development, humanitarian and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention organisations
· Proficient understanding of discourses on conflict sensitivity, conflict prevention, gender and inclusion, rule of law and nation-building; and of the international policy environment in which these issues are addressed.
· Deep knowledge and experience of navigating the international aid system, including understanding of current humanitarian reform processes and the SDG frameworks
· Exceptional communication skills, especially in a multi-cultural and multi-linguistic context and targeting a variety of audiences, including donor agencies, government, and international and national civil society.