Conflict Sensitivity Advisor

at World Vision
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Date Posted October 7, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ZWD

Description

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Conflict Sensitivity Advisor will lead quality implementation, capacity-building and partnerships on WV’s three principal conflict analysis tools: Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts (MSTC), Good Enough Context Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR/GEOCARR), and IPACS (Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict-Sensitivity). The Conflict Sensitivity Advisor is responsible for maintaining WV's donor reputation and global leadership in participatory conflict analysis, as well as for driving integration of conflict-sensitivity across World Vision’s lines of ministry, operations, and strategy. He/she is also responsible to ensure that appropriate context analysis tools are used for FCPA design processes at

different stages as part of fragile contexts expansion and the realisation of Our Promise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and promote application of local-level conflict-sensitivity into humanitarian and development programmes (particularly in fragile contexts) using the Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict-Sensitivity (I-PACS) tool.
  • Lead and promote application of macro-level conflict-sensitivity in relevant Field Offices as well as in fragile contexts (as part of FCPA and beyond), using the Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts (MSTC) tool.
  • Lead the application of rapid context analysis using Good Enough Conflict Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR) in both its face-to-face or online forms with WV offices and partners, particularly in humanitarian and fragile contexts.
  • Engage externally with key conflict-sensitivity leaders in UN agencies, the World Bank and other multilateral agencies, public donor agencies, and peer NGOs to exchange best practices and promote internal improvement of conflict sensitivity tools.
  • Support the application of context monitoring as part of the Fragile Contexts Programming Approach application.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Working proficiency in at least 1 other World Vision language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least 3 years of experience in context analysis at macro, meso and micro levels and the application of conflict sensitivity thereafter.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in working across development, advocacy and humanitarian work in World Vision, particularly in fragile contexts.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in working internally, across various World Vision departments on conflict sensitivity or related processes.
  • At least 5-7 years of working in multi-stakeholder international networks, coalitions and consortia that work on conflict sensitivity or related processes.
  • Graduate degree (MA, MS, MSc, MPA, etc…) with specialization in peacebuilding, conflict, international relations, international development or a related field.

Preferred:

  • Ability to lead cross-cultural and remote work teams as well as trans-national and inter-agency networks and coalitions.
  • Ability to create conducive working relationships in multi-faith contexts and maintain extensive network of relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to speak at least one other World Vision official language (Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Swahili).
  • Ability to provide theological reflection on conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding and its relation to the mission of World Vision, including through prayer, public speaking, and writing.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time, including travel to fragile contexts.
  • Ability to work under stress during certain periods (trainings, workshops, etc…).
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