Better Aid Learning Adviser
Ms. Marie Aziz - International HR Adviser
The Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF), funded by the British, Swiss, Dutch, and Canadian donor missions, supports the integration of conflict sensitive principles and practices into donor strategies and donor-funded programming in South Sudan. Conflict sensitivity is a programming approach that emphasises strong contextual analysis and programmatic flexibility to minimise aid’s negative consequences and maximise its positive impacts. Conflict sensitivity is particularly important in volatile, conflict-affected contexts where inadequate understanding of conflict and political dynamics can lead to donors and implementing partners inadvertently exacerbating the conflict.
The CSRF recently completed a two year pilot phase, and is now beginning a five year contract which extends from January 2019 to December 2023. The expanded programme includes increased commitment to and resources for the CSRF’s learning agenda. This learning agenda is expected to:
- Help the CSRF and other interested parties better understand how aid workers, aid organisations, and the aid system can learn during complex crises;
- Collaborate with the CSRF capacity building team to develop tools and practices that can help to sustain institutional memory, informal and social learning within target organisations and the broader aid sector;
- Collaborate with the CSRF research, analysis, and outreach colleagues to take forward the facility’s ‘research-to-practice’ agenda;
- Design and facilitate learning and reflection events to build understanding and catalyse collective action on complicated issues facing the aid community in South Sudan;
- Learn from and contribute to global discussions about learning and adaptation in the aid sector;
- Employ the outcome harvesting methodology to evaluate and develop lessons from the CSRF’s implementation that can inform programmatic shifts over the life of the programme.
The Better Aid Learning Adviser role has been created to lead on the CSRF’s approach to this expanded learning agenda. The Advisor will work closely with the Juba-based team and the CSRF consortium to link the learning agenda with the other elements of programming, including research, analysis, outreach, and capacity-building.
The person we are looking for will have the following key areas of expertise:
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience; this could include organisational management, analysis, monitoring & evaluation, management consulting, systems analysis.
- Knowledge of adaptive management methodologies and approaches (such as problem driven Iterative adaptation (PDIA) or strategy testing).
- Experience designing, implementing or overseeing both participatory and theory-based M&E approaches within the INGO/NGO, government or related sectors;
- Strong experience in humanitarian, development or peacebuilding sectors;
How To Apply
Please go to https://www.saferworld.org.uk/job-postings/better-aid-learning-adviser-deadline-25-february-2019 for a full job description and details of how to apply
Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 02/25/2019
Juba, South Sudan