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Job Title: Expert, Community-based Dispute Resolution
                                              
Date: 8 January 2021
Apply by: 17 January 2021 (EXTENDED)
                                                                     

JOB SUMMARY

Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job type: Full-time

Reports to: Project Coordinator, Inclusive Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Sierra Leone

Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Expert will be responsible for delivery of project outputs related to strengthening the inclusiveness, gender-sensitivity, and conflict-sensitivity of community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) in Sierra Leone.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with CBDR providers at project sites, including customary actors (chiefs, faith leaders, etc.), local courts, District Security Committees, Local Police Partnership Boards, and others as deemed relevant.

  • Work with youth-led partners to design and implement youth-led advocacy initiatives that will contribute to improving inclusiveness, gender-sensitivity and conflict-sensitivity of local CBDR, including through the design and implementation of community-based verification systems (“Responsiveness and Accountability Plans”)

  • Train CBDR providers on adoption of inclusive, gender-sensitive, conflict-sensitive practices, and provide technical advice and counsel on strategic planning, external communication, conflict-sensitivity, and mediation practice, as needed.

  • Support CBDR providers to establish codes of conduct, standard operating procedures, and protocols that entrench basic rights norms and standards, respect for jurisdictional boundaries and coordination, procedural safeguards, restorative justice principles (including non-financial reparation), and effective record-keeping.

  • Support delivery of dialogues between youth and CBDR providers at community level

  • Advise, as needed, national-level institutions that oversee or regulate CBDR on scaling-up successful practices from local level.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by Project Coordinator

 

​QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 8+ years of professional experience providing analysis and advice on conflict prevention, local governance, mediation, or other relevant topics in the Sierra Leonean context

  • Superior diplomatic and verbal communication skills in English and relevant Sierra Leonean languages, and proven ability to navigate effectively and build multi-stakeholder partnerships involving grassroots and high-level stakeholders.

  • Academic qualification in a relevant discipline (anthropology, development studies, economics, political science), ideally at graduate level

  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, and effective in a fast-paced cross-cultural work environment

  • Strong knowledge of governance arrangements in rural Sierra Leone, and established relationships with key actors such as customary authorities, a significant asset

  • Experience working within the Caritas network an asset

 

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TO APPLY

Send your Cover Letter and CV by email to the Human Resource & Operations Manager at: jobs_sl@cordaid.org

 

Please address the Subject of your email as: Expert - Community Based Dispute Resolution

Only successful applicants will receive a response

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17th, 2021 @ 5PM

 

WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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