Conflict and Security Adviser

£37,000 - £45,000
Closing date: 30 August 2019
Job Type: Paid
The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of conflict sensitivity methodologies, approaches and best practices coupled with demonstrable experience and understanding of international development, peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.

You will work within Saferworld’s Conflict Advisory Unit (CAU) within the PAC division. The CAU provides high-quality advisory support to influential external actors, whilst working with programmes and other teams across Saferworld to capture and promote learning and good practice on adopting conflict-sensitive approaches. We work closely with a range of external CAU partners including donor institutions, INGOs, CSOs, financial institutions and the private sector to support the uptake of more conflict-sensitive ways of working. The Adviser will: 

  • Contribute to and lead aspects of Saferworld’s advisory support, policy development, research and advocacy work, and provide technical, mentoring and practical support to Saferworld’s in-country teams and external partners
  • Deliver high-quality technical advice, analysis and research for donors, multi-laterals, INGOs, local civil society groups and/or private sector actors, focused primarily on building capacity to integrate conflict sensitivity into a wide array of initiatives, across a diverse range of sectors
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with civil society, governmental, multi-lateral and corporate actors as relevant.

Particular skills and experience working either with humanitarian actors, including supporting the integration of conflict sensitive approaches into humanitarian action and engagement in humanitarian reform processes, or experience supporting local-level governance reform processes in conflict affected contexts would be an advantage.  Experience of having worked in at least one of Saferworld’s regional contexts is key.

Region: London and the southeast
Sector: Projects and programmes

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