The Stabilisation Unit is the Government’s centre of expertise and best practice in stabilisation, and home of the Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG). The Unit was set up to respond to the complex challenges of fragile and conflict-afflicted states, and works with countries to enhance their capacity for self-governance. The Unit reports to the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development, and includes staff from each parent Department.
ISSAT has been requested by DFID to provide an external team that will review progress on an annual basis for the (SSAPR) programme and a supplementary review at the six-month point for the Police Support Programme (PSP) element. Field missions were implemented between 2010 and 2014, including two missions per annum of duration up to 3 weeks each.
ISSAT provided a team of up to five persons biennially for a duration of up to three weeks to:
The exact methodology for the evaluation was determined by the team in consultation with the DFID office in Kinshasa prior to the first deployment.
The full annual review (involving up to five persons) will take place during the period of September-December of each year, starting 2010. The supplementary review (involving up to three persons) will take place during the period of March – June of each year, starting 2011. Reports will lay out key findings and recommendations for DFID, the management agents and where appropriate other stakeholders.
A serving police officer at Chief Superintendent rank on secondment to the UK Stabilisation Unit's Security and Justice Group as their police adviser. Have 28 years police experience mostly across all operational disciplines including Inspectorate activity on a National level.
Stephanie has conducted training and policy development for peacekeepers since 1995. She has designed, developed, delivered and evaluated courses for the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, OCHA, and Cranfield University. Her expertise spans the civilian dimension of peace operations. This includes: integrated peace operations; peace building; conflict analysis, frameworks for peace operations and conflict sensitive development; governance (elections, civil administration and community development); international transitional administration; security system reform (SSR); and civilian-military coordination. All courses have integrated military and civilian participation of both from across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
She has served in a variety of capacities in a number of peace operations. She served in Kosovo from 1999, first with the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission as Deputy Director of Human Rights and then as Head of the first Field Office for OSCE Mission in Kosovo. In 2000 she served as a Municipal Administrator for UNMIK. She has also served in other Balkan countries, Haiti and Cambodia.
Stephanie was an integral member of the team which established the Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre and continues to serve as a senior faculty member. She was the co-founder of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC), and Secretariat co-Director from 1995 - 1998.
She has provided consultancy and advisory services for: United States Institute for Peace (USIP), War-Torn Societies Project (now InterPeace), OCHA Civil Military Coordination Section (CMCS), Centre for Security Sector Management (CSSM) at Cranfield University, the Challenges Project, and the Kosovar Centre for the Documentation of Human Rights (KODI).
She serves on the editorial board of the Pearson Papers, is a Board Member for International Security Information Service, Europe (ISIS) and a Senior Advisor at KODI.
She has published widely on peacekeeping and crisis management issues.
Paul Eavis is an independent consultant on security and justice issues. Between 2006 and 2010 Mr Eavis worked as a Senior Adviser on Armed Violence Prevention at the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in UNDP, Geneva. Prior to this, between 1996 and 2006, he was the Director of Saferworld– an independent non-governmental organization. Between 1990 and 1995 he was the Research Director at Saferworld. Over the past 15 years, Mr Eavis has written and/or edited numerous reports and briefings on armed violence prevention, small arms control, security sector reform, conflict prevention and peace-building. Mr Eavis holds an MA in International Relations and was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 2002.
Roy has been attached to the Stabilisation Unit in the UK Government for several years in a variety of roles relating to stabilisation, security sector development and the rule of law. He has worked on security and justice challenges in a number of diverse fragile and conflict affected states such as Afghanistan, Somalia and Nepal.
This role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to have a substantial impact on the UK Government’s work on policies where international development, diplomacy and defence meet in fragile and conflict affected states. In this role, your decisions about how best to select, deploy, support and recover civilian expertise will create an impact for a wide variety of UK and international clients in fragile and conflict affected states.
This is a fascinating and varied position within a busy team working in a dynamic environment. The job portfolio offers many exciting opportunities to develop a number of key skills such as corporate service delivery and project management. You will be able to consolidate and broaden skills and deal with a wide range of contacts both within and external to HMG.
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THE STABILISATION UNIT
The Stabilisation Unit is the Government’s centre of expertise and best practice in stabilisation, and home of the Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG). The Unit was set up to respond to the complex challenges of fragile and conflict-afflicted states, and works with countries to enhance their capacity for self-governance. The Unit reports to the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID), and includes staff from each parent Department. We also work with international partners to build capacity and joint working and share our thinking with NGOs and other organisations so that we can operate better together.
Based in London but with over 150 people deployed worldwide, the SU supports policy development and cross government planning in Whitehall as well as recruiting, training and deploying expertise flexibly and quickly to design, implement or evaluate stabilisation activity then capturing and feeding back lessons from the field to improve the way things are done.
The work of the Stabilisation Unit is key in delivering aspects of the National Security Strategy, Strategic Defence and Security Review and Building Stability Overseas Strategy both in countries that are at risk of conflict or instability as well as those already affected by conflicted. These top level strategies emphasise the importance of an integrated approach with different organisations working to one objective.
The Unit is also home to the CSG, a pool of over 1000 civilian experts drawn from the public and private sectors plus an additional pool of serving police officers. Members of the CSG have expertise in key areas applicable to stabilisation contexts including governance, security sector reform, rule of law, strategic communications, economic recovery, policing, border control and public finance.
Civilian experts and police are deployed alongside and integrated withUKand allied military or as civilian only teams, or as part of EU, NATO, UN and OSCE missions and work with local partners to build stability. In a crisis, the Stabilisation Unit can deploy people to difficult locations within 48 hours, and have deployed in the past in as little as 12 hours.
For information on the Stabilisation Unit, please visit our website www.stabilisationunit.gov.uk
The UK’s Stabilisation Unit Security & Justice Group (SJG) is recruiting senior security and justice experts who are available to be called upon for short- and medium-term consultancies and, as required, rapid deployments to fragile and conflict affected states. Successful applicants will become Deployable Civilian Experts (DCEs) and work closely with SJG and relevant UK country teams to improve the quality of security and justice service delivery in partner countries.
We are looking for high quality individuals with a broad range of security and justice skills and a proven track record of working on and in fragile and conflict affected states. Assignments may include working with partner governments on security and justice strategy formulation and implementation, policy influencing, security and justice needs assessments, and programme development (design / monitoring and evaluation).
Prior experience in the formulation of security and justice strategy, and programme development and design is an essential pre-requisite for applying. Prior experience of working in a security institution is not sufficient. Future recruitment for more specialist profiles is planned.
Application forms and a more detailed post profile can be downloaded at http://www.stabilisationunit.gov.uk/how-to-get-involved. Applicants must also submit an up-to-date CV. UK government security clearance is required for all deployments. For further details, please contact Kiran Atwal (email@example.com), telephone 0207 023 0218.
The deadline for applications is 16 May 2011.
The Stabilisation Unit is committed to equal opportunities. We seek our strength through diversity and appoint suitably qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, social backgrounds, age or disability.