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13 Sep 2023

Specialist, Conflict Sensitivity at Search for Common Ground

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Job Description

Team Summary

The Program Implementation team has oversight for the implementation of Search’s programs and projects in its country offices, in accordance with Search and donor policies and procedures. The Program Implementation team works on the full life-cycle of the project, from the start-up phase to the full close-out. This involves designing work plans, implementing activities, reporting, financial management, and staffing management The Program Implementation team collaborates with other departments, including Finance, Institutional Learning, Programs, Global Affairs and Partnerships, Human Resources, and Information Technology

Position Summary

Search is looking for a Conflict Sensitivity Specialist for an anticipated six-year project aimed at helping civil society and media organizations better fulfill their role as drivers of a more open and accountable society in Tanzania. The Conflict Sensitivity Specialist will be the key technical adviser on conflict sensitivity and do no harm for staff and partners and ensure conflict sensitivity is applied to all project activities.

*Please note that the position is contingent upon contract award*


  • Provide technical support for staff and consultants working on conflict sensitivity and ‘Do No Harm’ (DNH) mainstreaming
  • Implement the project work plan in alignment of the Country Programme on Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity
  • Provide support on establishing institutional partnerships and institutional capacity for mainstreaming conflict sensitivity
  • Develop initial technical capacity on conflict/peace sensitivity in civil societies organizations, government ministries/ commissions through
  • Provide technical expertise, as part of the project Team, to mainstream conflict-sensitive approaches into key consortium-wide organizational mechanisms, processes and procedures
  • Establish organizational accountability measures for conflict-sensitive programming

Competency Behavior Indicators (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree in conflict and peacebuilding studies, international relations, political sciences or related fields
  • A minimum of 9 years of professional experience carrying out conflict analysis and providing technical expertise on conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm in the peacebuilding, humanitarian, or development field
  • Demonstrated skills of using different conflict analysis frameworks; conflict analysis, peacebuilding or development engagement in conflict environments
  • Deep understanding of the social, political and conflict dynamics in Tanzania
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high-level representation and advocacy
  • Willingness to regularly travel on short notice around the country
  • Computer literate and experience using MS Office packages
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity & experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports in English and Kiswahili
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Thorough understanding of the global security trends, national efforts on peace and conflict management, network with existing peace institutions and understanding of the national legal and peace policy framework
  • Direct experience in the design and/or implementation of development programmes
  • Experience working in an International NGO within East Africa is an advantage
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Closing Date : 25th September, 2023.

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