TEARFUND- Job Vacancy

Gender and Peacebuilding Officer –Pochalla, GPAA,South Sudan

Are you an experienced and qualified Gender and Peacebuilding Officer? Tearfund South Sudan has an exciting opportunity for a professional and qualified Gender and Peacebuilding Officer.

The job holder will primarily contribute to the successful implementation of the protection, gender and peacebuilding component and mainstreaming into the “Reconstruction assistance, sustainable income generation, and peacebuilding for resilience of conflict-affected populations and returning refugees” in Pochalla County, Greater Pibor Administrative Area funded by BMZ Germany. The functions shall include; ensuring effective implementation of the peacebuilding and social cohesion; coordinating with other sectors and partners; technical and administrative support to the inter-church committee (ICC) and capacity of local peace structures; ensuring effective mainstreaming of gender and church and community transformation (CCT) strategies in all sectors. He/she will integrate gender transformative approaches and mainstream protection concerns into all phases of project activities to ensure economic empowerment, social and gender justice. The post holder will support project team members in ensuring sex, age, and disaggregated data (SADD) in project activities and support protection issues and concerns in field activities. The role requires strong facilitation skills along with the ability to communicate and analyse complex information with partner organisations, staff, and the community

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A degree in Peace & conflict studies, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Law degree, Gender Studies, Economics, Humanitarian and development studies, Social Work or similar field of study.
  • Good knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of conflict and GBV prevention, post conflict, peace-building, good governance, human rights and development-related issues.
  • Having experience of at least 3-4 years working with international organisation
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in peace, gender, and social integration
  • Experience of working in community
  • Proven experience in implementing SGBV and Protection in humanitarian context.
  • Experience working with GBV survivors and integration of Gender-Sensitive Approaches.
  • Delivering capacity building, support and advice to others
  • Experience in documentation of success stories and case studies in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Experience working with NGOs
  • Experience of implementing community engagement activities
  • Experience working in humanitarian response.
  • Experience in M&E and conducting assessments.

Knowledge of Sphere/GBV Methodologies and Tools

Skills/Abilities required:

  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Ability to speak Anyuak.
  • Excellent communication, report writing skills and facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage staff in a consultative and supportive manner

Knowledge in Ms-word and Excel

  • Ability to speak Arabic,
  • Able to ride a motorbike (with driving/riding permit)

Personal qualities required

  • Committed Christian who recognises Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour
  • Committed to Tearfund’s Mission, Values and Beliefs.

If the above describes you then please have a look at the attached and do apply!

The position is based in Pochalla– Greater Pibor Administrative Area, South Sudan.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. 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-terror measure.