Team Leader

  • Contract
  • South Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Job Title: Team Leader

Function: Programme

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Multiple Locations

Administrative Line Manager: Programme Manager

Technical Line Manager: Programme Manager

Line Management Responsibility: Protection Officers and support staffs

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection prog ramming. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field and is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

JOB PURPOSE

The Team Leader is responsible for the on-site management of an NP field team. This shall entail ensuring the effective implementation of civilian protection programming while providing for field-based personnel management, financial and administrative functions, coordinating with HQ regarding logistics and procurement and ensuring compliance with NP’s security policies and procedures. The Team Leader is the primary representative of NP at coordination meetings with NGO partners and government authorities and departments in the field team’s area of operation.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programme Implementation

  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and general administration of NP projects in the TL’s respective field location in accordance with the project description and in accordance with policies, donor agreements and guidelines
  • Leads, guides and supports their NP field team in proactive and reactive activities, guiding the team on implementation and emergency response as needed
  • Develops new and innovative programming ideas drawn from lessons learned in the field and shares them with the Programme Management Team in Juba for further discussion and agreement
  • Leads the development of a six-month strategic programming document with the NP field team for review with the Programme Manager

Coordination and accountability

  • Builds effective networks and collaborative relationships, strengthens communication and coordination with partners, communities, NGOs and local- and state-level government stakeholders and protects NP’s integrity and accountability
  • Takes prompt and appropriate action to resolve existing and anticipated problems and address the concerns and complaints of stakeholders

Monitoring and reporting

  • Carries out regular field supervision and monitoring of activities and processes in which project funds, materials and equipment are utilised and verifies progress and quality of work done in accordance with monitoring and evaluation systems and indicators
  • Implements NP procedures for internal monitoring, smooth implementation, and reporting of emergency activities in accordance with project objectives and indicators (as contained in log frames) and ensures regular communication and reporting with Area Coordinator, Senior Programme Manager and Programme Officers
  • Oversees preparation of quality and timely weekly and monthly reports for submission to NP Programme Support Team
  • Supervises the NP field staff and provides oversight on day to day planning, data collection, analysis, documentation/reporting
  • Ensures periodic project reviews and lesson learning exercises are conducted and documented

Finance

  • Monitors closely project expenditures against the approved budgets
  • Ensures effective application of adequate internal control and risk management procedures, including proper authorization of purchases and payments, and ensures satisfactory accountability of all project expenditures in line with NP financial policies
  • In coordination with the Area Coordinator and Senior Programme Manager, prepares and presents timely and accurate monthly financial projections of expenditure for field site operations and programme implementation and flags any potential funding deficits in order to allow adequate time to apply contingency measures so as not to disrupt programme implementation
  • Ensures timely submission of weekly financial reports, supporting documentation and supports the Area Coordinator and Senior Programme Manager to fulfill their financial management responsibility

Human Resources

  • Recruits qualified local staff with the help of Human Resources Officer and Programme Manager; manages the performance of staff under his/her direct supervision
  • Maintains team work and an enabling working environment for field teams including ensuring clear reporting and communication channels and regular documented meetings
  • Supports the professional development of the team members and conducts regular performance appraisal of the team members according to the schedule set by the Human Resources Department
  • Consults with Area Coordinator and Senior Programme Manager to strategize on responses to performance and disciplinary challenges, identifies staff welfare concerns such as burn-out and flags it to Staff Welfare to ensure intervention and mitigation

Administration/Procurement/Logistics

  • Coordinates the timely submission of logistics and procurement requests with Juba Programme Support team
  • Implements organisational goals, ensuring compliance by way of guiding field staff and inducting them into organizational systems and procedures, including appropriate hand-over notes to staff covering for the Team Leader while away on leave in order to ensure minimum disruption to programming
  • Manages field site assets including equipment and materials in close consultation with the Programme Manager and Operations Manager
  • Maintains updated monthly asset register and monitors and reports regularly on the proper usage of assets, supplies and other consumables
  • Ensures safety and security of staff and advises and consults with the Senior Programme Manager and Safety and Security Advisor on security matters, and takes appropriate action in line with the security policy
  • Submits and coordinates timely leave schedules of all national and international staff in accordance with NP’s leave policy and with as little disruption to programming as possible

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in refugee law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in human security, child protection, refugee, IDP or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated management experience in working in complex security environment is required.
  • Field experience in emergency situations is required
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze conflict, security and political contexts

Skills

Independent judgement and analytical:

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

Interpersonal and representational:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • 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

Management:

  • Ability to structure and direct work plans of national and international staff, managing conflict and maximising human resources
  • Ability to address staff welfare issues maturely and discreetly

Language:

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

Information Technology:

  • Microsoft Office applications; IT hardware skills a definite asset

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This posting is physically demanding. NP teams live in remote rural settings and in either tented camps or simple cement buildings, with no electricity or running water with limited access. Some of the accompaniment work will require walking through rough terrain for 6-8 hours in a day.
  • 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 and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 15th July 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.

SPECIAL NOTICE

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.

NO FEE

PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


Noting that Closing date is 15-Jul-22