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The Social Cohesion Advisor will support the implementation of the Plan International Germany Sahel Program. This 12.5 Mio EUR multi-country program is based on Plan International’s Regional Sahel Strategy 2020-2025 and was developed in cooperation with the Country Offices of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. It comprises the following intervention areas: 1. child protection, 2. food security, 3. socio-economic empowerment of adolescents and youth (YEE), and 4. conflict transformation/social cohesion.
To cover the four intervention areas, the program will be financed using different funding instruments of the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) as well as the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With this, Plan International aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Central Sahel region within the framework of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.
Do you have what it takes?
You will provide pro-active guidance and technical support across the three countries on conflict sensitivity as well as conflict transformation and social cohesion aspects to the implementing project teams in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in all phases of the Sahel Programme.
You will ensure that synergies are being implemented between the social cohesion component and the other three components of the project so that they all contribute to a more peaceful environment
You will develop guidance and training material and document best practices on the implementation of the social cohesion component in collaboration with the Sahel Nexus MEL Specialist.
You will establish a collaboration and good working relationship with the UN Country Team/MINUSMA as well as other peace actors such as international and national NGOs in the area of conflict transformation/social cohesion and ensure synergies with their initiatives. This includes the participation in respective coordination meetings.
In collaboration with the Sahel Nexus Programme Coordinator and the Sahel Nexus MEL Specialist, you will organise (virtual) learning meetings between the three country offices in order to share challenges, best practices and provide guidance on the implementation of the social cohesion component
You will build capacity of the respective project teams as well as the local implementing partner in the three countries on key topics such as conflict sensitivity, conflict transformation and social cohesion.
For a detailed job description, please click on the below link: GFFO/BMZ Sahel Nexus Social Cohesion Advisor
Females’ candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
To apply, click on the link and send by 20th January 2022 your application with:
- A comprehensive cover letter
- A comprehensive and clear CV that includes the contact of two of your references, one of whom should be your current employer.
Location: The location can be based in either of the following three locations: Mali, Niger or Burkina Faso
Type of Role: 13 month fixed term contract, with potential for extension. SINGLE ASSIGNMENT ONLY. 30% travel required
Reports to: Sahel Program Manager with a dotted line to German National Office Team Leader
Grade: PII E – Competitive salary scale with applicable benefits
Closing Date: 20th January 2022
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
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