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Programme Coordinator

  • Contractor
  • South Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce profile

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Nonviolent Peaceforce

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

Function: Programme Implementation and Management Support

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan with travel to field locations

Administrative Line Manager: Head of Programme

Technical Line Manager: Head of Programme

Line Management Responsibility: N/A


Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work with people affected by violent conflicts to enhance their security and dignity through unarmed civilian protection (UCP). We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath and help transform the world’s response to conflict situations.

NP currently has humanitarian protection programming in the Ninewa region of Northern Iraq, conducting Camp-based and Return areas Protection and peacebuilding activities for displaced persons and returnees, and is seeking to expand its activities to the Kirkuk governorate of Northern Iraq. We are seeking highly motivated and experienced Team Leaders with great leadership skills to develop and manage civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by violent conflict in the region.


The Programme Coordinator plays a leading role in ensuring overall program coordination, quality, and impact. The Programme Coordinator also ensures that programs are evidence and needs driven, monitored closely, and funded appropriately. Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the Programme Coordinator works closely and supports the Programme Managers, Programme Advisors and the Project Development department.


The Programme Coordinator plays a supportive role to maximize for the quality of programme delivery, the development of in-country expertise in each UCP Project, as well supporting the capacity development of both national and international staff. S/he establishes clear communications, participates actively in programme development, project management, coordination, and strategy meetings with other members of the program team. The Programme Coordinator actively engages with partners and stakeholders at the national level.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention leadership and peacebuilding. S/he has a clear understanding of the project management cycle, and is highly skilled in budget management and has the ability to draw out impact in implementation. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.


  1. Programme strategy development and implementation (30%)

Supports on overall programme strategy development through consultations with technical leads and country leadership staff to support strategic growth. Remain informed of humanitarian response and funding trends in country and provide regular updates on these trends. Support the programme team in Juba and across the country in project implementation.

2. Administrative Support to Programme Team (30%)

Provide technical support to the project managers, advisors and field staff. Support where necessary in budget management, putting together project deliverables, maximizing project impact, and coaching team members.

3. Programme development, contribution (15%)

Support programme development with colleagues in country program to identify funding opportunities and develop competitive, responsive proposals that are in line with country strategy and compliant with donors. Ensure that all internal and external reports are provided in a timely fashion in collaboration with relevant staff.

4. Finance and administration (15%)

Coordinate with NP’s support services, Programme Development and Head of Programmes to ensure that budgets are designed in accordance with needs. Ensure that expenditures are planned and properly managed through regular budget reviews, BVAs, flag out any under or overspending and propose corrective measures.

5. Representation (10%)

Attend coordination meeting in coordination with the Head of Programmes; with Government partners, regional and local authorities; donors; national level working groups, Protection cluster local agencies etc. at all levels of project implementation as required.


Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in refugee law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in human security, refugee, or civilian protection.
  • 2 years management experience in complex security environment and in large scale programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze conflict, security, and political contexts
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in protection, peace building, social cohesion, women peace, and security.
  • Experience with range of donors including USAID/BHA, UN Funds, EU, SDC and ECHO
  • Experience in working with national and international NGOs and local/government authorities
  • Practical and proven skills in negotiation and conflict resolution with a wide range of stakeholders essential
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently and with a team needed
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written.


Independent Judgment/Analytical:

  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyze data
  • Ability to manage information with discretion
  • Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies
  • Strong budget management experience


  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate a team
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police, and non-state actors
  • Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
  • Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

  • Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This position will have to travel occasionally to remote field sites, including locations with no electricity or running water with limited access to communications
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position

How to apply

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website to apply with a CV (max 2 pages) and Cover Letter (1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Deadline for applications:December 19th 2022
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
  • Expected start date: February 1st 2023


Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.



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