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Peace & Development Specialist

Publiée le 12.05.2021

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Poste proposé : Peace & Development Specialist

Peace & Development Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities
There are three broad functions of the position:

Provide conflict analysis and early warning, ensuring contribution of other UN entities including  on gender and human rights aspects, and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women’s networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Discuss and submit analysis and reports to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Wester Africa Division, which will then be shared with the UNCT.
Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, with a view to  supporting, the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others.
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
PDAs have a primary reporting line to the Resident Coordinator, and secondary reporting lines to the DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division and the UNDP Resident Representative.  Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the UNCT, the PDA will:

Provide conflict analysis and early warning, ensuring contribution of other UN entities including  on gender and human rights aspects, and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women’s networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Discuss and submit analysis and reports to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Wester Africa Division, which will then be shared with the UNCT.

In a Nexus context, provide risk-informed analysis to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division,  which are then shared with the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team), as well as the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics. This should include coordination with PDAs in neighbouring countries and also require identifying and prioritizing appropriate ‘entry points’ and added value for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership;
Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms;
Provide updates to the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) in line with the Joint Programme’s reporting guidelines with advice on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics.
Contribute to regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework, including lead the conflict analysis part of the CCA;
Regularly brief the UNCT, as appropriate, on political developments, and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of a prevention focused approach to leave no one behind including and identifying pathways to Peace.
Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN’s programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; and
Establish an internal UN analytical platform to engage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict related themes, as well as climate-related security risk.
Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, with a view to  supporting, the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others.

Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization;
Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels;
Identify opportunities and options for UN preventive diplomacy engagement as required;
Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate;
Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including OHCHR and UN Women, to protect human rights and expand civic space;
Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250;
Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points and added value for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN’s resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention;
Support the implementation of the Sustaining Peace initiative in Burkina Faso and provide actionable recommendations and entry points and added value to advance the Nexus approach in the work of the UNCT.
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for sustaining peace related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans;
Support UNDP’s governance, rule of law, social cohesion and civic engagement portfolio as required;
In collaboration with UNDP Policy and Strategic Unit, support implementation of UNDP SDGs integrator role;
Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders including civil society, academia, think tanks, women’s and youth networks and key international actors (including International Financial Institutions and regional organizations) to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives;
Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners, the diplomatic corps, regional organizations and other actors supporting the UN’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts;
Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters as well at the regional level including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region;
Maintain close contact with Special Envoys, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, political missions and offices, where relevant and under the leadership of the RC; and
Contribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Peace & Development Specialist

Competencies
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Technical/Functional
 
Social Cohesion
Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility
 
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development
 
Conflict-Sensitive Programming
Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations
 
Conflict and Political Economy Analysis
Knowledge of the interaction of political, social and economic processes in a society; including distribution of power and wealth between groups and individuals, and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time, and how these dynamics both affect, and are affected by, UN's development support
 
Knowledge Management
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
 
Relationship Management
Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships
 
Gender
Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective
 
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
 
Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, human rights, sociology, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.
 
Experience:
 
Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention and sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization;
Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners;
Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development;
Experience in national and community level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset.
Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and field experience would be a major asset.
Proven experience in working on the West Africa subregion would be a major asset.

Language Requirements:
 
Fluent written and spoken English and French is required.
Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Peace & Development Specialist
Métier :
Juridique
Métiers de la santé et du social
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Type de contrat :
CDD
Région :
Banfora - Bobo Dioulasso - Dédougou - Dori - Fada N'Gourma - Gaoua - Kaya - Koudougou - Manga - Ouagadougou - Ouahigouya - Tenkodogo - Ziniaré
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Langues exigées :
anglaiscourant
françaiscourant
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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