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18 Novembre 2018 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

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: (i) Promoting Peace Education; (ii) Fostering non-violent social dialogue; (iii) Enhancing participatory and inclusive governance; and (vi) 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 Vulnerabilities Mitigation Advisor for USAID Tunisia Resilience and Community Empowerment (TRACE) program, which Search is implementing in partnership with FHI360. The TRACE program will increase the capacity of communities to withstand political, social, and economic stresses and shocks by achieving the objectives of: 1) strengthened community resilience, 2) mitigated community vulnerabilities, and 3) improved capacity of Tunisian partners to sustain and replicate the model. TRACE will spur 30 of Tunisia’s most vulnerable communities to action and generate sustainable resources for development in areas that are vulnerable to instability and violent extremism (VE). Together with USAID/Tunisia’s programs in accountability, decentralization, and youth entrepreneurship (i.e., TADAEEM and Mashrou3i), TRACE will consolidate democratic progress while fostering social cohesion in target areas.

Your contribution

The Vulnerabilities Mitigation Advisor will serve as a member of the technical team managed by SFCG and will report on programmatic deliverables to the TRACE Senior Technical Advisor. S/he will ensure that community-level activities address identified vulnerabilities, mitigate dividers, and strengthen connectors. The Vulnerabilities Mitigation Advisor will work with Regional Program Managers and Grant Officers to further develop TRACE activities in the regions.

The roles and responsibilities include:

● Support development of Community Resilience Activities in targeted governorate(s);
● Facilitate opportunities for improved engagement between communities and police through sports- and cultural-based approaches, community dialogue fora, trust building activities, and other approaches;
● Facilitate sharing of best practices for community-police engagement and provide space for collaborative drafting of recommendations for cooperative responses to community security concerns;
● Provide engagement opportunities for youth through innovative use of technology and creative media;
● Adapt and/or tailor project activities based upon TRACE’s vulnerability and violent extremism scans to respond to specific needs of TRACE target communities;
● Support development of policies and strategic plans to support community resiliency and youth based upon recommendations and findings from youth-led policy conferences;
● Assist the Senior Technical Advisor and Deputy Chief of Party with the design and development of activities that identify specific vulnerabilities;
● Coordinate regularly with Regional Program Managers in all offices to ensure that activities are in alignment with program goals;
● Collaborate with the TRACE Communications Specialist to find and post relevant resources and events on the planned TRACE Facebook page; and
● Conduct technical research and improvement of methodologies, as needed.

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 12 month contract, (CDD), extendable for up to 5 years, with start date End of November 2018.


Critères d'éligibilité

  • BS/BA or its international equivalent in International relations, Human & social sciences, or a related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience with at least 3 years in a senior technical role on donor-funded programs related to conflict mitigation, PVE/CVE, community development, youth engagement, local governance, or civil society strengthening projects
  • Experience with USAID rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO environment highly desirable;
  • Familiarity with conflict mitigation approaches;
  • Strong understanding of the political and social context in Tunisia;
  • Fluent in written and oral Arabic, English, and French.
  • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in PVE, peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
  • Excellent coordination, communication (verbal and written) and networking 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;
  • Team spirit and ability to collaborate with colleagues in an open and constructive way.
  • Flexibility and capacity to adapt to evolving contexts.

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