Democratic Republic of the Congo: Advisor ISSSS; Project “Promoting Peace and stability in Eastern DRC” (m/f/d)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 09 Sep 2018

For our operations in Goma/Congo, we are looking for an

Advisor ISSSS; Project “Promoting Peace and stability in Eastern DRC” (m/f/d)

JOB-ID: P0148-V562

Field of activity:

The aim of the Promotion of Peace and Stability Project is to strengthen capacities of key international and national stakeholders to contribute to peaceful development in eastern Congo, in reference to the International Security and Stabilisation Support Strategy (ISSSS).

Field of action 1 aims to strengthen the Stabilisation Support Unit (SSU) (hosted by the international peacekeeping mission MONUSCO) and other ISSSS actors in order to allow for a better integration of local context expertise in ISSSS implementation. The SSU assists the Congolese Government with its stabilisation and reconstruction programme through the ISSSS, which is the main planning and coordination framework for interventions aiming at stabilisation in Eastern DRC.

Field of action 2 aims at strengthening the capacities of key peacebuilding stakeholders at local level.

Your tasks

As Component Manager of field of action 1 of the project, the focus of your work will be advising the Stabilisation Support Unit in Goma with regard to context analyses and promoting technical coherence of ISSSS implementation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. To a lesser extent, you will also be responsible for overarching project management tasks.

Detailed remit:

Advising the Stabilisation Support Unit and its partners in the stabilisation process, especially in the areas of (1) context analyses and (2) technical coherence. The focus in the area of context analysis will be on coordinating activities of the envisaged grant recipient in this area, as well as liaising with SSU and other ISSSS actors.

  • Organising workshops, training courses, etc.
  • Supervising national and international consultants as well as cooperations with research institutions and local organisations
  • Assisting (in close consultation with the Head of Project and the country director) with the work in support of the BMZ and of the German Embassy in Kinshasa in ISSSS donor forums/coordination
  • Technical supervision of national staff in the field of action
  • Assisting the Head of project with general project management tasks

Your profile

  • University graduate (master’s/degree) in political science, international relations, peace and conflict research or a comparable branch of study
  • Regional knowledge and work experience in fragile contexts in sub-Saharan Africa and ideally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Several years of professional experience, ideally in international cooperation programmes, peace missions, NGO sector, etc.
  • Several years of work experience in one or more of the areas of conflict management, peacebuilding, stabilisation in post-conflict situations and fragile statehood, and a correspondingly good knowledge of the relevant approaches/methods/instruments
  • Several years of experience in advising various actors (including civil society), and experience of cooperating with the UN. Experience of working or cooperating with UN peacekeeping missions is an advantage
  • Analytical skills in relation to policy and strategy, and diplomatic skills in dealing with (high-ranking) actors
  • Experience in the management and mitigation of conflict situations and in dealing with the complex ethnic and political arenas in which the key people are playing; ideally, you will be familiar with the specific context of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighbouring regions
  • Fluency in French and English; very good working knowledge of German is an advantage

Assignment period

12/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/09/2018.

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