Team Leader

at Nonviolent Peaceforce
Published July 12, 2022
Location Juba, South Sudan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

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 submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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