United Nations UNICEF Social Work Jobs – Peacebuilding Specialist

Organisation: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Reports to: Chief, Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the
Chief, Field Operations and in close collaboration with Chief, Learning with
responsibility for managing the planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of objectives one and five of the Netherlands funded Peacebuilding Education
and Advocacy Programme. In addition, the position will support education in
emergencies, disaster risk reduction, and peacebuilding support to refugees.
The incumbent will ensure conflict sensitive programming, foster harmonious
relations with partners and support organizational learning and alignment
between UNICEF Peacebuilding and Education Activities and complementary
strategies including the UNICEF Approach to Resilience. Request is for 16
months in order to align with the Country Programme – the current cycle of
which will end on 31/12/2014.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Increases
    the inclusion of conflict analyses and conflict sensitive planning and
    delivery in educations plans and policies.
  • Increases
    dialogue between peacebuilders and educationists at national level.
  • Increases
    education representation in peacebuilding dialogue and planning at the
    national level, and increases the number of national education policies
    that support equitable and conflict sensitive education for marginalized
    children and youth.
  • Manage
    the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Outcomes one
    and five of the Netherlands funded Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy
  • Act
    as a focal point for education in emergencies and support disaster risk
    reduction policies and activities as needed.
  • Liaise
    with T4D unit to ensure harmonization and coordination between UNICEF
    approaches to adolescent/youth programming across departments, and share
    research findings and lessons learned through the PBEA programme which
    might inform UNICEF’s future youth programming approach.
  • Manage
    peacebuilding support provided to refugees as part of the education in
    emergencies portfolio.
  • Ensures
    there is adequate generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies
    and programming on linkages between education, conflict and peacebuilding.
    This will be achieved by advocating for education funding in
    conflict-affected contexts when appropriate.
  • Increases
    the evidence base for education’s role in peacebuilding.
  • Disseminates
    evidence and knowledge on the relationship between education and conflict
    prevention and reduction and peace, and by engaging national and regional
    research institutes in global networks addressing peacebuilding and/or
  • The
    incumbent will also support monitoring and evaluation of programme
    progress and achievements, as well as building cross-sectoral linkages and
    learning. This will enable UNICEF Uganda to position itself as a
    thought-leader on peacebuilding issues by generating strategies, policy
    briefs and guidance which support the GoU and other stakeholders and will
    enable UNICEF to lead on peacebuilding coordination.
  • The
    incumbent will remain abreast of related institutional strategies and
    policies, such as the soon to be launched Strategy on Resilience, to
    ensure maximum complementarity between programmes and approaches.
  • Assists
    government authorities and partners in peacebuilding planning and on
    technical strategies for addressing pressing conflict drivers.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Advanced
    University Degree in International Relations, Peacebuilding, Social
    Sciences or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Five
    (5) years of responsible professional work experience at national and
    international levels in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding programme
    management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity
    with conflict drivers in Uganda as well as relevant trends in
    post-conflict reconstruction and Peacebuilding.
  • Experience
    conducting research in Uganda a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge
    and Understanding of Academic and Research Standards
  • Experience
    interviewing children (ideally with UNICEF or directly applying UNICEF
    standards and guidelines)
  • Familiarity
    with best Practices in Peacebuilding and Education
  • Understanding
    of “Do No Harm” Principles and experience applying principles in practice
  • Experience
    and training in conducting conflict analysis
  • Experience
    using conflict analysis to inform conflict sensitive programming
  • Familiarity
    with current research and practitioner trends in Peacebuilding and
  • Experience
    conducting research in Uganda (preferably on conflict or post-conflict
    issues) Managerial skills.
  • Knowledge
    of computer management and applications.
  • Ability
    to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Ability
    to work in unstable environment.
  • Fluency
    in English required

Personal Competencies:

Core Values (Required):
Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Result
Functional Competencies (Required); Leading and Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing;
Relating and Networking; Persuading and Influencing; Creating and Innovating
How to apply:
All job candidates  interested in this UNICEF vacancy should send
their resume to: The Human Resource Specialist, UNICEF Kampala, Uganda, Plot 9,
George Street, PO Box 7047, Kampala Uganda Via email to:ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 30th
May 2013
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