Coordinator, Training for Peace (TfP) Secretariat, Addis Ababa

Training for Peace (TfP) is an African research, policy development and capacity building programme funded by the Norwegian Government. Established in 1995, it works through civil society institutions to strengthen Africa’s peace operations capacity, especially its civilian and police dimensions.

The current TfP 2016 – 2018 phase is designed to support the African Union Commission (AUC) to help achieve the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and its linkages with the African Governance Architecture (AGA). TfP 2016 – 2018 will therefore be guided by current and future AUC roadmaps and work plans related to APSA and AGA.

Implementing partners for TfP 2016 – 2018 are the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

TfP is seeking to appoint a Coordinator who will provide a secretariat function for the programme, based in Addis Ababa. The Coordinator will help implement the TfP programme and increase the visibility, coordination and coherence of the programme with respect to its agreed activities with the AUC, partners and stakeholders. The Coordinator will report to the TfP Governing Board and will be administratively managed by the ISS.

Overview of duties

Assist in developing the collaborative annual work plans and long-term strategy of the TfP programme, in close collaboration with the AUC.
Through collaboration with the AUC, assist the partners to implement their work plans.
Monitor and document achievements and progress as per the work plans.
Consolidate the TfP annual report in consultation with the partners.
Provide support to partners as required in dialogue with the AUC.
Share all relevant information in a timely and simultaneous manner with all partners.
Overview of requirements

A Masters degree, preferably with a focus on African peace and security studies or related qualifications
At least 10 years experience in the management and execution of African conflict and peace efforts
Knowledge of African and international organisations dealing with global/continental peace issues
Experience in working with, or for, the AUC
Good networking skills with senior diplomats and managers
Ability to coordinate the efforts of the TfP partners in a mature and professional manner
Well developed report writing skill
Able to work independently and as part of a team
In-depth experience in organisational and project management skills
The contract will be one year, and may be renewed subject to programme requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org. Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least three contactable referees.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 27 April 2016
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