Conflict Sensitivity Advisor, Syria Response Office

Conflict Sensitivity Advisor

The role

The Conflict Sensitivity Advisor will provide technical support to both the Syria and Yemen responses in the areas of both support services and program operations. The post holder will ensure teams are socialized in the concepts and tools that support conflict sensitivity and will support bridging the gap between context and interventions. The Advisor will be expected to take part in several aspects of the Awards Cycle Management and engage with both internal and external stakeholders. It is expected that analysis provided by the Advisor will contributed to informed decision-making at both the ESMT and SMT levels. The Conflict Sensitivity Advisor will support the Country Office/Response Office management in identifying mitigation strategies and improving ways of working to manage risks.

Qualifications and experience

  • Substantial conflict sensitivity experience in a humanitarian or development setting
  • Excellent understanding of the Syria and Yemen conflicts and Middle East
  • Master degree in conflict management, development or other social sciences or experience that could be evaluated as commensurate.
  • Excellent analytical skills in the area of conflict sensitivity.
  • Demonstrable experience on training and facilitating conflict sensitivity sessions / trainings / workshops
  • Demonstrable experience successfully producing analytical reports
  • Experience in international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Familiar with effective presentation of complex situation in an easy-understandable manner
  • Good team player-ability to work across departments.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Previous experience of working with partner organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Fluency in English and Arabic desirable

Contract length: until 31/12/2019

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Location: Amman, Jordan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 12 April 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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