Program Fellow (PF) – South Sudan Pilot Project

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. AFSC Africa Regional Office (ARO) based in Nairobi is piloting Trauma Healing project for enhanced peace building in South Sudan.

Job Description

Job Title: Program Fellow (PF) – South Sudan Pilot Project

Supervisor: Somalia Program Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Summary of Responsibilities: Program Fellow (PF) will support efforts to address secondary trauma healing among peacebuilders in South Sudan, convening peacebuilders, support development of work-based trauma healing policies for local partner organizations, and identify fundraising opportunities. The PF will also support advocacy work for the adoption of relevant trauma healing policies for peace builders at local, national and regional level. It is envisioned that the interventions will Contribution to quality trauma healing processes for peaceful co-existence in South Sudan.

Description of Responsibilities: The Program Fellow will have the following responsibilities

Innovation and Project Planning

  1. Work with AFSC partners to plan and implement the project that aims to address secondary trauma among the peace builders.
  2. Develop resources, relationships, and processes for increasing the capacity of partner organizations.
  3. Support eight (8) partners to develop and operationalize work-based trauma policies.
  4. Identify and Support fundraising efforts for the South Sudan program beyond the pilot phase.

Outreach, Networking and Partnership

  1. Support peace builders to engage in outreach and advocacy initiatives geared towards enhancing trauma healing in the country.

  2. Articulate AFSC’s values and principles including its commitment to peace and nonviolent approaches to social justice and peacebuilding with partner organizations.

  3. Support research, development of policy briefs, documentation of case studies and other relevant materials

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Support continuous monitoring and evaluation of the project from a results-based perspective.

  2. Carry out regular field visit to the partner sites to support implementation of the project.

  3. Develop quality periodic reports as per AFSC and Donor requirements.

  4. With support from Country Representative (CR)-Somalia ensure strategic mainstreaming of the South Sudan Programming into the AFSC’s Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).

Qualifications and Attributes:

  1. Degree in a relevant field such as Psychology, Social Work, Social Sciences, development studies, peace/ conflict studies, or related field.

  2. Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.

  3. Experience in project coordination, relationship building, and remote partnership management

  4. Experience in psychosocial skills and working in working in South Sudan will be an added advantage

  5. Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills required.

  6. Ability to develop collegial and professional relationships with various stakeholder groups, especially religious and traumatized communities.

  7. Excellent facilitation and communication skills.

  8. The ideal candidate should be highly organized in their work and passionate about trauma healing efforts in war torn countries.

  9. Ability to take own initiative and work both independently and be part of Africa Regional Office team.

  10. A desire to grow the program through supporting resource mobilization.

  11. Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

  12. Ability to travel on short notice to program sites.

    This position will be offered on an initial six months contract with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of resources. It is only open to Kenyan Nationals or those with a valid work permit to work in the country.

How to apply

All valid applications should be sent to [email protected] not later than 1600hrs on 22nd May 2020.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

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