Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace at Christian Aid

Aquaculture Officer at Christian Aid (CA)

Position: Programme Officer – From Violence to Peace

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Matrix manager (if applicable): Country Director

Role definition

Role purpose: The post holder is responsible for delivering on Christian Aid Peace building strategy including the nexus approach and leading efforts towards growing of the From Violence to Peace (FV2P) Country programme objective. This post holder will further offer support to other Christian Aid’s wider humanitarian and resilience programme pillars as part of integrating the nexus approach in the wider country strategy. The focused support will include supporting the South Sudan Council of Churches’ (SSCC) Action Plan for Peace, including other non-faith civil society & woman led organisations advocacy strategies. Facilitate capacity-building and training for lCCs, and non-faith civil society & women led organisations, in building peace, reconciliation, advocacy and Christian Aid good practice. Feed into the Christian Aid’s policy and strategy by participating in technical/ thematic discussions and reflections based on ongoing work. Ensure that all project activities are conflict sensitive and are undertaken within budget and timeframe which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. Work with the country team to ensure support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country strategic plan and the country programme agreement. Maintain and strengthen relationships with participating partners and communities, contributing to strengthening the partnership)

Key outcomes

· Effective delivery of activities and outcomes in relation to project framework on support for the APP

· The project is delivered to a very high quality, and project frameworks are strengthened in line with the Christian Aid global From Violence to Peace strategy and policies.

· Monitoring and Evaluation are effectively implemented and learning feeds back into improving programme design.

· Strong relationship management- including representation of Christian Aid and the country programme in internal meetings.

· An approach which is true to CA’s partnership model in ensuring that delivery is led by the SSCC and relevant church representatives, including accompaniment as part of a much wider Church collaboration.

· Effective coordination with other partner organisations and church bodies.

· Activities are delivered within budget, and financial reporting is timely and accurate.

· Strong working relationships with other CASS colleagues, consultants and accompaniers.

Role agility

Expected national travel per annum: Over 75 days

Expected international travel per annum: Occasional travel

On call/ unsocial hours: Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses: Yes – could be required to to travel for more than 75 days p.a. and for a period of up to 3 months but for no more than 6 months p.a. with no less than one month’s interval between postings unless in extreme circumstances.

Role context

This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Christian Aid’s South Sudan team, with a strong focus on peacebuilding work with local churches and non-faith-based women led civil society organisation/s. And further contribute to the wider Country Programme of work on From Violence to Peace pillar.

A very significant component of the role will be dedicated towards supporting delivery of the Sustainable transition from violence to peace in South Sudan project, with funding from Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), jointly implemented by SSCC and in partnership with EVE Organisation. The Programme Officer will be responsible for working with other colleagues on the delivery of the Project. The Project focuses on local level support to church structures as they implement the Action Plan for Peace at all levels, incorporating further support for other national women led organisations

The Action Plan for Peace (APP): This is an ecumenical community (The Church) represented by South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) strategy/ framework developed to resolve conflict, build peace, and reconcile the people of South Sudan. The APP was formally launched in September 2015 beginning a multi-year process. Since then, national and local level structures have been established and activities have been supported in line with this strategy. Each of the four pillars of the APP have been strengthened and require further consolidation. For instance, the Advocacy pillar provides a means to influence opinions and policies towards peacefully resolving conflict, at all levels from high-level to grassroots. The Neutral Forum pillar provides a safe space for stakeholders to discuss the root causes of conflict and envisage a peaceful future. Reconciliation will restore and heal relationships within the nation. The fourth pillar enables a sustainable approach which builds strong institutional capacity.

Role requirements


External: Liaising with churches, government officials, NNGOs, INGOs and UN agencies

Internal: Work closely with the Christian Aid in Country team, and Technical advisors including partners

Decision making: Day to day decision to ensure effective implementation and adequate support to partners.

Budgetary/ savings responsibility: Overall project budget management and operations responsibilities

Analytical skills: Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day project work

Developing self and others: Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated**

Number of Direct reports: 0

Overall people management responsibility: The post holder will closely accompany the project implementation by the Church and the women-led organisation to ensure mutual donor compliance and risk management

Role related checks

DBS Clearance: Basic Counter terrorism screening Required: Certificate of Good Conduct required**

Person specification

Applied skills/ knowledge and expertise


· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience and expertise of working in conflict transformation, peacebuilding programmes and advocacy

· Experience of partnerships management skills of local NGOs, including facilitating capacity building initiatives

· Good understanding and experience managing donor funded project(s) and charity funds

· Strong understanding of conflict and gender and inclusion

· Good communication skills – verbally and in writing including presentation

· Ability collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders

· Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations**


· Knowledge of the nexus approach – Peacebuilding, Humanitarian and Development nexus

· Good understanding of political context and context analysis skills

· Experience of working closely with churches, civil society organisations and local communities

NOTE: This role is contingent on funding confirmation and Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.


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