Project Coordinator (strengthening capacity of young women and men in Kyrgyzstan to promote peace and security)

Published: 11.02.2019 11:44:22
Deadline: 28.02.2019 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: от 56832 до 56832 KGS
Location: Osh
Type of involvement: full time
Schedule: 09.00-17.30

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Common information

Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Reporting to: Project Manager

Key Relationships: Country manager, regional MEL coordinator, regional conflict and security adviser, INL project manager, head of  region,  policy and advocacy team (London, Brussels, Washington DC), funding and finance teams (London),

Salary range: KGS 56,832 net per month

Description of Saferworld and Central Asia Programme: 

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Saferworld has been working in Kyrgyzstan since 2010 to improve cooperation and understanding between ethnic groups, communities, the police and local authorities. Together with our partners, we develop networks to address issues which affect people’s security. We also advocate to government officials and civil society for improved policies and services for conflict affected communities and for effective conflict prevention. Our work focuses in particular on women and young people – who are often left out of decision-making processes.

Job Purpose:   

To support the implementation of Saferworld’s strengthening capacity of young women and men in Kyrgyzstan to promote peace and security project in Kyrgyzstan, as well as youth-related aspects of the Saferworld’s country programme. The post requires working closely with coordinators of local partner organisations.  The position is based in the city of Osh and requires spending substantial amount of time with partner coordinators in the project areas (approximate project site travels: 75% south and 25% north).

Qualification requirements

Person specification

 Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of peace, security and youth issues in Kyrgyzstan, including community-led peace, stability and security processes
  • A degree in international relations or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience

 Experience

  • Experience in mobilisation, facilitation and/or training will be an advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant project experience supporting community-based programmes in the peacebuilding sector, including engagement with a variety of  actors, including communities, civil society, governmental actors, or specialised networks

 Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in an impartial manner, respecting cultural, ethnic and other diversity
  • Ability to work on his/her own, as well as ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills 
  • Languages: fluency in local languages (Kyrgyz and/or Uzbek), and Russian and English (written and spoken) are essential

 Other

Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles

Duties

Duties:     

 1:  Strategy and programme development

  • Contribute to the development of Saferworld Kyrgyzstan’s country strategy with regular analysis of political and security developments in specified geographic and thematic areas
  • Inform and advance the development and implementation of Kyrgyzstan strategy to build peace and tackle the prevention of conflict, reflecting on themes such as youth, peace and security
  • Contribute to the development of Saferworld’s position in support of a more sensitive and effective international response to conflict in the region
  • Help develop Saferworld’s existing programme of work and identify related areas (thematically and geographically) for new programme development
  • Contribute to lesson-learning and to the integration of cross-cutting themes (such as conflict and gender sensitivity, youth, peace and security) and functions (such as communications and capacity-strengthening) across the organisation.

2:  Programme implementation

Coordinate, facilitate and monitor project components and contribute to the wider country programme, in close cooperation with partner organisation, including:

  • Organise dialogue meetings, workshops and seminars in the provinces with local authorities, civil society and international organisations to raise awareness of efforts to prevent violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to youth, peace and security issues in accordance with project implementation and country annual plans.
  • Help identify the capacity gaps and requirements of project participants, including young men and women, community-based organisations, community activists and local authorities in relation to the prevention of violent conflict through promotion of youth, peace and security agenda, including democracy and religion.
  • Contribute to the development of relations with Saferworld’s partners in Kyrgyzstan and capacity-strengthen civil society partner organisations to organize and facilitate  project activities and contribute for the country programme
  • Assist in the design and delivery of training and other support activities for authorities, civil society, and communities
  • Facilitate and support local initiatives and campaigns aimed at the prevention of conflict, promotion of tolerance
  • Coordinate with local authorities, consultants, and partner organisations to deliver project and wider programme results
  • Coordinate communication, media and advocacy parts of the project
  • Increase awareness of governmental actors regarding the development and implementation of conflict-sensitive youth policies and programming
  • Draft project activity reports and outcome monitoring forms, and contribute to the production of narrative and financial reports for donors
  • Assist with and contribute to outcome harvesting and lessons learning
  • Assist with and contribute to the researches, policy briefs and study cases undertaken by Saferworld and/or local partners
  • Position specific- s/he will facilitate the coherent delivery of all project activities including the adaptation, coordination, and support of the WhatsApp peacebuilding course, and the coordination and dissemination of the youth perceptions research/report on Kyrgyzstan’s commitments and progress on SDG16+

 3:  Communications and Advocacy

  • Help identify opportunities and develop relationships with stakeholders for promoting youth, peace and security in the country and develop appropriate strategies – in cooperation with local partners and other local and international actors
  • Monitor and analyse official and public debates on youth, peace and security issues relevant to Saferworld’s work in Kyrgyzstan and identify opportunities for Saferworld to provide input into the youth, peace and security policy debate in the region
  • Draft short pieces on project activities and changes for Saferworld’s internal news
  • When requested, represent Saferworld at meetings, seminars, workshops, and other events and convey project and country programme messages

 4:  Funding, Finance, and Administration

  • Contribute to identifying funding opportunities and establishing/maintaining contact with relevant donors under supervision of the Project Manager
  • Provide support to fundraising and programme development
  • Assist with preparing estimates for budgeted activities and funding proposals
  • Monitor relevant project expenditure

Conditions

Terms and conditions

 Term of contract: Fixed-term contract; until 01 May, 2020

Annual salary range: KGS 56,832 net per month (after all taxes and social fund contributions)

Leave entitlement: There are 28 annual leave days per year (January – December) in addition to public holidays in Kyrgyzstan.

Probation: There will be a probationary period of two months.

Travel: The position is based in Osh with a substantial amount of travel time within the country (approximate project site travels: 75% south and 25% north). .

Hours: The standard working week is 37.5 hours a week.

 Application process:

 Qualified candidates should complete the Saferworld Job Application Form (https://www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs) and send to jobs@saferworld.org.uk  Please use subject heading: Ref PCK

Deadline for applications:    28 February 2019

 This vacancy is open to the Kyrgyz Republic citizens ONLY. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 We will only consider completed application forms so please do not send a CV  

About company

Our Vision

We believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity.

Our mission

We work to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work to create environments where the following three conditions for peace are in place:

  • People play an active role in preventing and transforming conflict and building peace
  • People have access to fair and effective paths to address the grievances and inequalities that drive conflict
  • People with influence exercise their power to promote just and equitable societies

Our values and principles

Our integrity as an organisation comes from the values and principles that guide our work.

Values

  • We believe in the worth, equality and dignity of every person, and respect the richness of social and cultural diversity
  • We believe that inclusivity and accountability are essential in society for people to enjoy security, justice and peaceful co-existence
  • Our actions must show honesty and transparency, and consistency with our principles and mission

Principles

  • We put people at the centre of our work, particularly those affected by conflict and insecurity
  • We promote and support inclusive and cooperative approaches to decision-making
  • We understand that everything we do can have positive or negative effects on conflict dynamics and gender relationships, and being sensitive to this is central to our work
  • We are a learning organisation, striving to learn from each other, staff, partners and communities
  • We are accountable to the communities and partners we work with, and to the donors and public who support our work.

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