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06 Septembre 2015 Il y a 7 ans

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Middle East & North Africa (MENA) – Tunis, Tunisia

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 500 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff members who love their work.  You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

Summary of Position

Search for Common Ground seeks a professional, motivated, and creative project coordinator to join in support of SFCG MENA team based in Tunis, Tunisia. The project coordinator will report to SFCG’s MENA Director and take the lead in SFCG’s responsibilities implementing regional projects (in coordination with partners). This includes scaling up a regional initiative to enhance dialogue quality in the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on Egypt and Tunisia.  Duties of this position include developing partnerships and maintaining relationships with local and international civil society; overseeing the expert development process of a dialogue design training curriculum in Arabic, organizing training of trainers, and overseeing the development of national rosters of dialogue specialists; and administering subgrants to civil society to promote dialogue facilitation in the region. Additional responsibilities may relate to programming with Tunisia-based Libyan civil society activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with international and local partner organizations, NGOs, CSOs, government officials, research institutes, media, and others working in the field of dialogue and peacebuilding in the MENA region.
  • Coordinate with civil society organizations to identify and interview potential CSO partners.
  • Provide substantive feedback on training workshop materials and assist in facilitating training as needed.
  • Perform general grant administration functions such as planning and managing project related expenses in coordination with the Regional team and country offices.
  • Lead overall project management, including designing and implementing the project workplan, tracking the budget, and ensuring both projects sticks to its schedule.
  • Work closely with the MENA regional Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for regular monitoring of project activities and assessment of the overall goals of the project.
  • Lead communication efforts to promote the project through social and traditional media.
  • Document project successes and write project narrative reports as required.
  • Assist in new project development for regional and Libya initiatives.

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 responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience in program management and conflict resolution related work.
  • BA or MA (completed or in progress) in international relations, conflict resolution, Middle East studies, international development, or a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional working relationships.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google systems,  and other software, as well as social media platforms.
  • Interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation (preferred: experience in dialogue design and facilitation)
  • Familiarity with the MENA region (especially Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya) and ability and willingness to live in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
  • High written and oral proficiency in English.
  • Arabic language skills are required (fluency or near fluency). Ability to communicate in French is preferred.



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