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 to join the regional team as Fragility Advisor. The successful individual will bring a wealth of experience in conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity assessments, Nexus programming, and measuring impact related to Fragile States.
Fragile States is one of the Corporate Priorities of Tearfund, providing a long term focus on addressing the root cause of fragility in some of the most complex situations; root causes work is focussing on peace building, trauma healing and changing norms around gender based violence, future youth leadership, building resilience and advocating for just and inclusive societies, among others.
- 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. You will be part of Tearfund’s Peace Building and Conflict Unit, share learning from the countries with the Unit, support the unit in developing innovative ideas and approaches, 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.
- 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 and on the topic of reducing fragility. This needs to be clearly explained in your cover letter.
Tearfund is a faith based organisation and candidates must be sympathetic to our Christian belief .
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.
- To download full job description click on the link below (attached as pdf)
- Fragility Advisor JD – ECA Region – Google Docs.pdf (0.59 MB) 225