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12 Juillet 2020 Il y a 1 an

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Citoyenneté et gouvernance

We are Searchers.
We are over 800 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.
It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence
Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

Search in Tunisia

SFCG’s mission in Tunisia is to promote the culture of dialogue and diversity through the involvement of all parts of society while building their capacities. SFCG works in Tunisia to help members of Tunisian society to address conflicts and differences constructively through cooperation and dialogue. SFCG-Tunisia works across multiple channels, mainly with youth, CSOs, media actors, security forces, and local authorities to build the capacity of individuals and institutions to address challenges including differences and acting on common points. Through this approach and partnerships, SFCG-Tunisia has four main strategic objectives:

  • Promoting Peace Education;
  • Fostering non-violent social dialogue;
  •  Enhancing participatory and inclusive governance; and
  • Transforming Violent Extremism in Tunisia.

More information about our Tunisia program can be found here.

We are searching for…

SFCG is currently recruiting for the position of Junior Project Assistant, in the framework of our UNDP funded project “Sustaining Peace in Tunisia through Youth Inclusion at the Local Level”. This project’s overall objective is to strengthen the capacities and boost the skills of local CSOs and local elected representatives to implement resilience-based and youth-oriented strategies, particularly in response to COVID-19, and to promote sustainable youth inclusion and representation. The project will be implemented within seven target municipalities in the Southern region of Tunisia and border areas with Libya, namely Medenine, Tataouine, Remada, Gabes, Ben Guerdane, Zarzis and Djerba Ajim. The direct beneficiaries of this project will be Tunisian youth (ages 15-24) who will be mobilised to act as positive agents of change within their communities.

Your contribution

The Junior Project Assistant will be responsible for back-stopping implementation of this project and will directly support the Project Coordinator. The Junior Project Assistant will be involved in the management of financial and administrative procedures based on the requests of the supervisor. S/He is expected to have fluent communication and maintain excellent relations with partners. The position will report directly and primarily to the Project Coordinator, as well as to the Program Director and Country Director.

The roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct programmatic, administrative and financial duties related to all aspects of project implementation, as instructed by supervisors;
  • Maintain effective communication systems and ensure information flow between projects and relevant parties and partners;
  • Arrange necessary logistics for the activities of the project, such as workshops and trainings e.g. organize accommodation for participants, photocopy of materials, arrange transport, etc.;
  • Prepare tracking documents for meetings, and update tracking tools regularly;
  • Taking meeting minutes, typing and distributing to stakeholders and partners;
  • Research and gather materials for the project;
  • Help prepare activities’ reports.
  • Apply always gender equality and social inclusion lenses to all programmatic aspects, with special emphasis on hard-to-reach youth (potentially: young women and girls, youth with disabilities, youth with drug addiction problems, youth in conflict with the law, NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), homeless youth, and those adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis);
  • Be engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge, particularly contributing to its Institutional Learning; and
  • Translate documents from English/French to Arabic and vice versa.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Please note: this position is open to Tunisian nationals only

Duration: initial 6 month contract (CDD), extendable, with immediate start date.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Current or recent graduate in International relations, Human & social sciences, conflict or security studies, or a related field;
  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience in a similar position with a national or international non￾governmental organization or similar experience in a non-profit organization;
  • Interest in peace building and conflict transformation;
  • Experience in civil society organization preferred;
  • Strong understanding of political and social context in Tunisia, especially in the southern region;
  • Computer proficiency; and
  • Excellent written and oral Arabic, English and French
  • Excellent coordination and communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, often challenging environment with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work through stringent deadlines with attention to detail, and coordinate and compile information from various sources;
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Committed to gender equality and social inclusion values;
  • Flexibility and capacity to adapt to evolving contexts; and
  • Team spirit and ability to collaborate with colleagues in an open and constructive way.

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