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Search for Common Ground

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29 Septembre 2019 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

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 Project Assistant, in the framework of our two flagships projects ‘’Preventing Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Tunisian Prisons and Child Detention Centers and Ensuring Sustainable Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Detainees’’ and ‘’Promoting Civilian Engagement in Security Sector Reform Processes in Tunisia’’. The first project’s overall objective is to prevent adults and juvenile detainees’ radicalization towards violent ideologies during and after their detention period through rehabilitation and reintegration programs. The project also aims to reinforce the capacity of prison administration and staff in the areas of management, rehabilitation and reintegration of adults and minor detainees. The SSR project aims to foster sustainable collaboration between the security sector and civil society actors in five governorates through a bottom-approach to addressing citizen’s security concerns, while engaging media in advocacy and collaboration around local security issues.

Your contribution

The Project Assistant will be responsible for back-stopping implementation of this project and will directly support the Senior Prison Project Manager and SSR project manager. The Project Assistant will lead and directly implement community activities. The position will report directly and primarily to the Project
Managers, as well as to the Program Director and Country Director. The Project Assistant will divide their time 50%-50% between the two projects.

The roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist Senior Prison Program Manager and SSR Project Manager 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.
  • Visit partner organizations and conduct field missions as necessary in consultation with the supervisors and make travel arrangements for site visits
  • Prepare tracking documents for meetings, and update tracking tools regularly
  • Taking meeting minutes, typing and distributing to stakeholders 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.
  • Manage project calendars (scheduling meeting, lunches, etc.)
  • Research and gather materials for the project
  • Compile site visit and activity reports throughout project implementation to monitor progress of activities and highlight results, challenges, any deviations from projected work plans, and successes;
  • Help prepare activities’ reports as well as quarterly narrative reports for donors, in compliance with SFCG and donor requirements and in collaboration with SFCG’s regional team and HQ.
  • Assist with communication and visibility aspects of the program, in collaboration with SFCG’s Media & Communications Officer, through written material, photos, success stories, updated website, social media and traditional media.
  • Contribute creative ideas for program development and develop technical and financial proposals to local and international donors to sustain the ongoing program
  • Upon request, attend representational meetings with donors, NGO coordination, Ministries and etc.
  • 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.
  • Translate documents from English/French to Arabic

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.


initial 12 month contract (CDD), extendable, with start date in September 2019.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Current or recent graduate in International relations, Human & social sciences, conflict or security studies, or a related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • 1 to 3 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 peacebuilding and conflict transformation
  • Experience in civil society organization;
  • Strong understanding of political and social context in Tunisia
  • Willingness to regularly travel on short notice around the country.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent written and oral Arabic, English and French.
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated experience working with local partners.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels, ranging from high-level officials to community leaders
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Flexibility and capacity to adapt to evolving contexts; and
  • Team spirit and ability to collaborate with colleagues in an open and constructive way.
  • this position is open to Tunisian nationals only

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