Life and Peace Institute Borderlands Coordinator for Horn of Africa Regional Programme Jobs in Ethiopia

Life and Peace Institute Borderlands Coordinator for Horn of Africa Regional Programme Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 08 Jul 2019


The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is seeking a Borderlands Coordinator for its Horn of Africa Regional Programme (HARP), specifically focusing on its borderlands work.

Borderlands is one of the programme’s three thematic areas and, generally, has two streams: (1) a project focusing on building civil society capacity to engage in cross border cooperation discourse and advocacy for adoption of pan-African policies and conventions for improved cross border cooperation and (2) piloting of a policy framework for informal cross border trade and cross border security governance in the IGAD region.

LPI’s Regional Programme is being implemented in the IGAD region which is a peace and security complex with ongoing conflicts and security sensitivities being experienced across member countries.

Both streams of work will bring on board a wide cross section of stakeholders from policy to implementation level at different stages.

LPI therefore, intends to engage the services of a Borderlands Coordinator to support effective implementation of both streams of work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with designing and coordinating fellowship programme bringing advocates from the IGAD borderlands to Addis Ababa

  • Coordinating visits to AU and IGAD bodies and representatives as relating to the Borderlands theme

  • Contributing to research processes through coordination and follow-up with partner organisations

  • Participate and/or support in the development of resource mobilization plans or project funding proposals under the Borderlands theme

  • Planning various events (trainings, workshops, visits) in Addis Ababa and throughout the region

  • Fostering relationships and orchestrating multi-stakeholder collaborations between border communities, civil society, state actors, implementing partners, collaborators and other key stakeholders operating in the project sites (border areas) to ensure
    harmony, coherence and consistency of the intervention

  • Working closely with partner organizations as needed to ensure project deliverables and overall project success.

  • Participate in periodic technical reviews and advise on necessary adjustments in project direction and focus.

  • In collaboration with the Project Manager and other technical staff at LPI, provide guidance and technical oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons are well documented and appropriately shared.

  • Ensure the delivery of training, technical assistance and necessary administrative support to Borderland partners.

  • Ensure the alignment of the project with LPI’s Horn of Africa Regional Program (2017-2020) vision, strategic plan and thematic focus.

  • Participate in development and updating of work plans.

  • Coordinate consulting and advisory services at the borderland level

    Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, anthropology, international development, or related fields

  • Exceptional leadership, judgment and inter-personal skills

  • Experience with event management, communications and policy-related work

  • Proven ability to think strategically

  • Flexibility to work effectively both in a team and independently

  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

  • Demonstrated personal accountability and achieve results

  • Outstanding communications skills, including professional proficiency and excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and at least one other language spoken in the region

    Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, anthropology, international development, or related fields

  • Previous experience working with cross border programmes on policy analysis and advocacy

  • Experience in civil society in the Horn of Africa region

  • Experience with participatory methods, institutional partnerships

  • Experience with traditional and social media outreach

    How to Apply:
    Please send a CV and cover Letter (describing your capability and previous experience relevant to the position) to, by 8 July 2019. Please use the subject line “Borderlands Coordinator” for your email.

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