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14 Jun 2020

Community Resilience Advisor

Job Description

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The Community Resilience Advisor based in Juba will provide technical expertise on a three-year, USAID-funded Education for Peace, Recovery and Resilience program. The objective of the program is to increase access to emergency education in a safe and protective schooling environment for children and youth of 3 to 18 years who have been directly affected by the conflict either as IDPs, returnees, or host community members. The project will increase utilization of education sector services that support learning and wellbeing for children and youth, in both for the formal and non-formal sectors. The team will work closely to support South Sudan’s educators and communities to expand learning opportunities for children and youth in a safe and protective environment, that reinforces resilience efforts and recovery trends. Efforts will be focused at the community level to build resilience and recovery through a safe school environment that supports academic learning outcomes, promotes wellbeing, builds life skills and contributes to peacebuilding.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

The Community Resilience Advisor will lead on increasing community participation in education and peacebuilding. The incumbent will establish mechanisms to increase the capacity of communities- especially Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) and teachers- to support education and apply psychosocial-informed, conflict sensitive and peace building approaches to the teaching and learning process. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for developing approaches and materials that equip teachers and PTAs/SMCs with skills necessary to provide psychosocial support, develop life skills, increase community ownership of and support for education, and contribute to peacebuilding.

  • Provide technical leadership to project staff for the community-based education and resilience components of the project
  • Develop work plans with technical staff and ensures deliverables are met in a timely manner
  • Liaise with other agencies supporting school governance structures (PTAs/SMCs) and teachers as necessary, from the national level to the community level, to ensure sector-level coordination
  • Travel frequently to support staff at the field sites and to monitor program progress
  • Ensure that best practices are used in all training and community mobilization activities and keep up-to-date with state of the art programming in these areas, as well as follow what is happening more broadly country-wide.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education or a relevant field preferably
  • At least seven years’ experience supporting education in emergencies programming, with experience supporting peacebuilding programming and PSS/SEL
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in developing countries, including conflict-affected environments
  • Strong field training skills, both verbal and written
  • Extensive experience working in South Sudan preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in diverse team situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex, unstable environments, and work across different cultures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in all parts of the country

Qualified South Sudanese, including members of diaspora communities, are encouraged to apply for this position.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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