Saferworld Civil Society Engagement Programme Adviser Jobs in Uganda

Saferworld Civil Society Engagement Programme Adviser Jobs in Uganda


Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.

We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security.

We do this by supporting
effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Saferworld has been working on conflict prevention issues with Yemeni civil society organisations (CSOs) since 2010.

Effective partnerships that benefit everyone are central to our strategy, approach and to how we work.

With partners, we support women, youth and community groups in their efforts to build peace and respond to the impact of the war.

Together, we identify and address safety and peace building needs.

Job purpose:

Yemeni civil society organisations are active and engaged while facing great challenges and capacity losses as a result of the conflict.

Saferworld is looking for a CSO Engagement Programme Adviser to further develop and
oversee the implementation of the country wide strategy of engagement with (CSOs).

The main responsibilities of the job holder are described below.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop key areas of strategic engagement
  • Map and assess the civil society landscape in Yemen, with a specific focus on organisations working on peace building and governance initiatives- including strengths, constraints and opportunities
  • Further develop Saferworld Yemen partnerships strategy and approach
  • Identify collaboration and networking opportunities and develop working strategies
  • Identify key areas where Saferworld is uniquely placed to contribute to technical and organisational strengthening of CSOs
  • Identify and develop opportunities to facilitate civil society collaboration
  • Identify and develop opportunities to facilitate engagement between civil society and other stakeholders such as local authorities
  • In a consultative manner, build and share evidence and learning on topics relevant for strengthening Yemeni civil society
  • Identify key needs and opportunities for policy and advocacy work related to Yemeni CSOs
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, e.g. other INGOs, donors, and represent the programme externally where applicable
  • Operationalisation of engagement with Yemeni civil society
  • Further develop the process of identification and selection of partners
  • Ensure the partnership agreements are in line with Saferworld’s procedures
  • Ensure the partnership relationship reflects Saferworld’s partnership strategy and approach
  • Support CSO organisational and technical capacity building
  • Further adapt and develop where needed the capacity assessments/organisational aspirations tools and methodology
  • Oversee the development of capacity building planning tools and approach
  • Ensure that individual capacity building plans are in place
  • Identify suitable in-country and in-region sources of advice and support for CSOs and facilitate engagement with these sources as appropriate
  • Provide direct capacity building support in areas of Saferworld’s expertise, through accompaniment or leading/facilitating workshops and trainings
  • Develop the small granting funding aim, approach and mechanism in a collaborative manner,
  • Develop grant management processes and tools according to donor regulations in collaboration with the organisational development team
  • Facilitate the creation of a learning, innovative and collaborative environment
  • Oversee the implementation of activities supporting civil society collaboration and networking
  • Facilitate, where appropriate the development of
    joint actions and initiatives emerging from CSO
    collaboration and network
  • Support learning and reflection on CSO collaboration and networking opportunities and challenges
  • Project manage the CSO related programme components
  • Oversee the overall delivery of the CSO engagement project activities and ensure contractual compliance
  • Provide leadership to the CSO engagement programme staff in planning and project implementation, and ensure quality control systems are in place
  • Line manage CSO programme staff, including monitoring performance and supporting development
  • Take responsibility for the overall financial management of the CSO engagement budget
  • Ensure a monitoring and evaluation plan is in place for programme activities
  • Provide narrative reporting for donors as necessary
  • Contribute to wider strategy and programme development
  • Participate and contribute to regular communications, progress reviews and strategic planning with other programme staff to identify areas of collaboration
  • Work in close collaboration with the London based organisational development team in the
    development of all programatic approaches
  • In collaboration with other Yemen and London-based staff, contribute to the implementation of the Yemen country strategy and the development of annual strategic objectives.

    Person Specification


  • Knowledge of the civil society landscape in Yemen
  • An understanding of CSO partnership and capacity building strategies and approaches
  • An understanding of conflict and governance issues in Yemen, including conflict dynamics and actors, key political, social and economic issues, peace building/conflict prevention measures, and the role of regional and international actors.
  • Relevant university degree

  • Grounded experience of working in partnership with national NGOs and civil society organisations
  • Experience in managing programmes aimed at strengthening the organisational and institutional capacity of civil society organisations
  • Experience of working with networks
  • Experience working inside Yemen
  • Strong ability and interest in monitoring, evaluation and learning for development and conflict transformation; including facilitating research

  • Fluency in Arabic and English
  • Relationship building, strong communication and networking skills
  • Good strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaborative on own initiative and as part of a team
  • A positive problem-solving approach and supportive management approach.
  • Facilitation and coaching approaches

  • Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
  • Details on responsibilities might change as the context and need of the programme shifts.

    Terms and conditions
  • Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months
  • Holidays: 28 days per calendar year in addition to agreed public holidays

    How to Apply
  • To apply: Download and complete an application form at and send to Marie Aziz at (Ref: CSEA)
  • Deadline for applications: 15th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Saferworld Civil Society Engagement Programme Adviser Jobs in Uganda

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