Consultant - Peacebuilding Project Coordinator

UN Children's Fund, Zalingei, Sudan

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th July, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of post:

The PBF-funded project is a first pilot project in Darfur that requires dedicated staff to ensure sound technical design, coordination with all stakeholders and close monitoring of implementation. The project coordinator will be responsible for the overall quality and timely implementation of the project.

Basic objectives of consultancy:

  • Coordinate the implementation, management and monitoring of the Peacebuilding Project with UNDP, UNAMID, the government, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Develop annual and quarterly plans for implementation and monitoring of project activities in close consultation with partners and programme officers in Zalingei office, and support the development and finalization of Programme Document(s) with IP for peacebuilding project
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF education, child protection and WASH staff in Zalingie office as well as government and NGOs partners in the design, implementation and monitoring of the peacebuilding project, ensuring timeliness and quality of activities
  • Serve as the focal point for UNAMID State Liaison Function (SLF) and coordinator of UNICEF’s emergency preparedness response work in the broader Jebel Marra area through coordinating and developing emergency preparedness plans, contingency plans and their implementation

Coordinate and support implementation of short surveys, assessments and evaluations in relation to the peacebuilding project

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.
  • A minimum of FIVE years of relevant professional experience in humanitarian, development and peacebuilding programming at national and international level and implementation at the field level
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response, transition settings and peacebuilding. Experience in Darfur will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and principles of humanitarian action, international humanitarian law and peacebuilding/sustaining peace policies of the UN
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking English, knowledge of Arabic will be an asset
  • Strong negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Computer skills, including various office applications.


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