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Project Officer, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali

The Justice and Security Dialogues (JSD) program of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), seeks a Project Officer (PO) for Mali. This is a local position based in Bamako, Mali. The role includes supporting implementing partners, continuously developing relationships with institutional, national and local stakeholders; and implementing, monitoring and reporting on JSD project activities in Mali. This position reports to the JSD Country Officer.

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Chargé de Projet, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali
Application Contact: (recruitment@usip.org)

La paix est notre engagement. L’Institut de la paix des États-Unis (USIP) représente les valeurs communes du peuple américain et son engagement en faveur de la paix dans le monde. Nous savons que la paix est la sécurité - elle fait progresser la sécurité américaine et internationale en prévenant, en gérant et en atténuant les conflits violents.

Le Chargé de Projet sera le chef pour le projet de l’USIP des femmes qui préviennent l’extrémisme violent (WPVE) au Sahel basé au Mali. En coordination avec le(s) Chargé(s) de Programme basé à Washington, le Chargé de Projet sera co-chef pour l’identification des sites du projet et des partenaires de mise en œuvre, pour les activités nationales et régionales, la facilitation des formations et des évènements au Mali et/ou dans la région, et travaillera en liaison avec les parties prenantes et rapportera aux partenaires de l’accord interinstutions (IAA).

Ce poste s’agit à plein temps, a durée déterminée jusqu’en septembre 2021, basé au Mali, avec quelques déplacements régionaux et internationaux requis, dans la mesure ou les restrictions de santé publique de COVID-19 le permettent.

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Chargé de Projet, Niger

Location: Niamey, Niger
Application Contact: (recruitment@usip.org)

La paix est notre engagement. L’Institut de la paix des États-Unis (USIP) représente les valeurs communes du peuple américain et son engagement en faveur de la paix dans le monde. Nous savons que la paix est la sécurité - elle fait progresser la sécurité américaine et internationale en prévenant, en gérant et en atténuant les conflits violents.

Le Chargé de Projet sera le chef pour le projet de l’USIP des femmes qui préviennent l’extrémisme violent (WPVE) au Sahel basé au Niger. En coordination avec le(s) Chargé(s) de Programme basé à Washington, le Chargé de Projet sera co-chef pour l’identification des sites du projet et des partenaires de mise en œuvre, pour les activités nationales et régionales, la facilitation des formations et des évènements au Niger et/ou dans la région, et travaillera en liaison avec les parties prenantes et rapportera aux partenaires de l’accord interinstutions (IAA).

Ce poste s’agit à plein temps, a durée déterminée jusqu’en septembre 2021, basé au Niger, avec quelques déplacements régionaux et internationaux requis, dans la mesure ou les restrictions de santé publique de COVID-19 le permettent.

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USIP 2020 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Competition

Location: Washington D.C. , USA
Application Deadline: 18/03/2020 12:00 pm

Established in 1988, USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program is a foundational component of the  U.S. Institute of Peacepeacebuilding mission. An integral part of USIP’s research efforts, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows help to develop and advance knowledge, peacebuilding tools and policy recommendations for more effective strategy, policy and programs that build sustainable peace.

USIP seeks applications from senior experts who will advance thought leadership and research supporting either of the two thematic areas: (1) Violent Extremism Disengagement and Reconciliation; or (2) Women, Gender and Nonviolent Movements.

1) Violent Extremism Disengagement and Reconciliation

The challenges involved in developing and implementing programs and policies to address people who leave violent extremist conflicts are manifold. Systematic approaches are needed to sustainably disengage people from violent extremism while minimizing risks to the communities involved, including intake and assessments, rehabilitation programs, criminal justice responses, and reintegration and reconciliation efforts. USIP seeks to improve policy and practice for individuals leaving behind violent extremism. 

2) Women, Gender and Nonviolent Movements

Nonviolent action has been a transformative force for social justice, peacebuilding, and democratization across many fragile states over the past century. Women play critical roles in nonviolent movements as leaders, organizers, and frontline activists. Research indicates that nonviolent movements with prominent female participation are less likely to become violent and that greater gender equity contributes to the occurrence of more nonviolent movements in comparison to violent movements

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Niger Responsable Pays/Country Officer

Location: Niamey, Niger
Period: 01/04/2019 to 31/10/2019
Application Contact: Emily Cole (ekcole@usip.org)
Application Deadline: 15/04/2019 12:00 am

Le Responsable Pays ou Country Officer (CO) est chargé d'étendre le
processus de dialogue sur la justice et la sécurité au Niger, d'encadrer
et d'assister les partenaires et les parties prenantes dans la mise en
œuvre directe du projet et de renforcer l'appui aux approches
collaboratives en matière de sécurité au niveau national. Le poste
nécessite de développer sans cesse les relations avec les décideurs
nationaux et les parties prenantes locales, la mise en réseau, la
consultation, l’élaboration de stratégies nationales et l’assurance de
la qualité de la mise en œuvre, tout en surveillant et en rendant compte
des activités des projets JSD au Niger.Il s’agit d’une position locale
basée à Niamey (Niger). Ce poste est sous la direction du coordinateur
régional, qui est chargé de l’orientation stratégique globale des
activités du JSD et de la création de partenariats avec les parties
prenantes concernées, de la formation, du mentorat et de la formation
des chargés de projet dans le pays, selon les besoins. Le responsable
pays supervisera également un chargé de projet, qui guide les relations
et coordonne les dialogues et les activités connexes au niveau local. De
plus, le responsable pays travaillera également en étroite
collaboration avec Washington DC, le personnel basé aux États-Unis et
les autres CO du Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigéria, Sénégal et de la Tunisie.

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Police Confidentiality Trainers

Location: ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Period: 25/03/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: Emily Cole (ekcole@usip.org)
Application Deadline: 19/03/2019 11:55 pm

USIP’s Justice and Security Dialogues Sahel/Maghreb program which focuses on improving relationships between civilian security services and the community to improve human security outcomes, is searching for consultants. We are preparing a training in Burkina Faso for our stakeholders and partners on police-gendarmerie confidentiality and the protection of police sources.

Trainers must be fluent in French and comfortable presenting to police and gendarme audiences. Interested candidates should send their CVs to Emily Cole at ekcole@usip.org by March 18, 2019.

 

Le programme d’USIP, Dialogues sur la Justice et la Sécurité au Sahel et au Maghreb, recherche des consultants. Ce programme vise à améliorer les relations entre les services de sécurité civile et la communauté afin d’améliorer les résultats en matière de sécurité humaine. Nous préparons une formation au Burkina Faso pour nos parties prenantes et nos partenaires sur la confidentialité dans le milieu policier et gendarme, ainsi que la protection des sources de la police.

 

Les formateurs doivent parler couramment le français et être confortables en présentant leurs propos à un public policier et gendarme. Les candidats intéressés doivent envoyer leur CV et une lettre de motivation à Emily Cole à l'adresse ekcole@usip.org  avant le 18 mars 2019.

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Consultant Police Confidentiality

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Period: 24/03/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: Emily Cole (ekcole@usip.org)
Application Deadline: 19/03/2019 11:55 pm

USIP’s Justice and Security Dialogues Sahel/Maghreb program which focuses on improving relationships between civilian security services and the community to improve human security outcomes, is searching for a few Sahel-based consultants. We are preparing a training in Burkina Faso for our stakeholders and partners on police-gendarmerie confidentiality and the protection of police sources.

Trainers must be fluent in French and comfortable presenting to police and gendarme audiences. Interested candidates should send their CVs to Emily Cole at ekcole@usip.org by March 18, 2019.

 

Le programme d’USIP, Dialogues sur la Justice et la Sécurité au Sahel et au Maghreb, recherche quelques consultants basés au Sahel. Ce programme vise à améliorer les relations entre les services de sécurité civile et la communauté afin d’améliorer les résultats en matière de sécurité humaine. Nous préparons une formation au Burkina Faso pour nos parties prenantes et nos partenaires sur la confidentialité dans le milieu policier et gendarme, ainsi que la protection des sources de la police.

 

Les formateurs doivent parler couramment le français et être confortables en présentant leurs propos à un public policier et gendarme. Les candidats intéressés doivent envoyer leur CV et une lettre de motivation à Emily Cole à l'adresse ekcole@usip.org  avant le 18 mars 2019.

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Chargé de projet

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Application Deadline: 20/12/2018 11:55 pm

Dans le cadre du programme des Dialogues sur la Justice et la Sécurité de l’USIP, le Chargé du Projet DJS pour le Niger, en consultation avec le Responsable Pays du DJS et le Coordinateur Régional de Programme, est responsable de surveiller, soutenir et assurer la qualité de la mise en œuvre du programme DJS au Niger. C'est un poste local basé à Niamey, au Niger. Le rôle est de soutenir les partenaires d'exécution dans la mise en œuvre directe, en développant continuellement des relations avec les parties prenantes institutionnelles et locales; et mettre en œuvre, surveiller et rendre compte des activités du projet DJS au Niger.

Ce poste rend compte au Responsable Pays du DJS qui sera chargé de l'orientation stratégique globale des activités DJS dans le pays, garantissant la qualité de la mise en œuvre, du suivi et des rapports, le renforcement des partenariats avec les parties prenantes nationales concernées et la formation, le mentorat ainsi que l'encadrement du Chargé de Projet, comme requis. Le poste travaillera également en collaboration avec le Coordinateur Régional du Programme DJS et les collègues de l'USIP au siège.

Afin d'accéder à l'offre d'emploi, Chargé de projet, veuillez suivre le lien.

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Senior Project Officer, Security Sector Educational Design & Curriculum Reform- Tunisia

Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Period: 01/04/2018 to 01/04/2019
Application Contact: (MENArecruitment@usip.org)
Application Deadline: 26/03/2018 11:55 pm

THE ORGANIZATION

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

We are a nonpartisan institute chartered by Congress to tackle the world’s toughest problems.  Working in conflict zones around the world, our staff advise and support the military, government officials and community leaders – to promote knowledge and practices that prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict.  To learn more about USIP programs and job openings go to https.org/about/careers.  The Institute is Headquartered in Washington DC with staff working in 22 different countries, at any given time up to 20% of the staff could be deployed working in the field.

JOB BRIEF

The Senior Project Officer (SPO) will support USIP on its Security Sector Training Reform project in Tunisia which will involve partnership and close coordination with Tunisian law enforcement training institutions to enact sustainable training reforms through pedagogical and managerial capacity building over the course of twelve months.

This project is in partnership with the USIP Academy (particularly its Curriculum and Training Design team based in Washington D.C.). The SPO will work closely with its members to ensure that USIP’s training experience and approach are incorporated throughout the project. The SPO will work out of Tunis and will report to the Project Lead and North Africa Regional Project Manager at the Tunis Hub.

The SPO will have proven subject matter expertise in pedagogy with experience in designing and delivering training to members of the public security sector. The SPO will help design training content aimed at enhancing Tunisia’s security sector training institutions and improving the quality and impact of their basic and in-service training.

The SPO will support the Project Lead in selecting and contracting Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in other specialties, such as communication and monitoring and evaluation, and will coordinate the SMEs’ trainings, ensuring consistency and quality assurance throughout the different project activities. The SPO will design and deliver certain trainings, in coordination with the USIP Academy Training and Curriculum Design team, and will also monitor produced training content to ensure that it respects and reflects USIP’s values and approach. The SPO is to ensure that all trainings during the 12-month project will enable local participants to develop skills, tools and action plans that contribute to reforming their own training systems.

The SPO provides overall support to the project by providing development and planning, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation as described in the following sections. The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.

This position requires familiarity with international contexts particularly those in transitional, democratizing countries and working with teams that are based in other countries and across multiple departments within an organization.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development

  • As a Subject Matter Expert in pedagogy with experience in security sector training, the SPO serves as the project’s primary adviser on the curriculum design, review, delivery and assessment components of reforming Tunisia’s security sector training systems.
  • SMEs and advisors will be brought on to the project as consultants and will be working together as an International Advisory Group formed by USIP and supporting Tunisian security sector training reform. The SPO will work with the multiple experts to streamline their training reform and capacity building support and to ensure continuity and consistency across their activities for quality assurance.
  • Supports the Project Lead in helping Tunisian practitioners and the international advisors to develop ties that can outlive this project’s duration to achieve a truly committed International Advisory Group.
  • Engages in research and analysis as needed to strengthen USIP’s security sector training and education reform capacities. To this end the SPO will aim to apply lessons learned from the latest academic, field, and evaluative research, as well as field-based experience. This includes incorporating learning from USIP country teams or external actors on best practices for security sector training reform.
  • Coordinates with and serves as an extension of the Academy’s expertise in Tunisia, consulting with the Academy and using its guidance for the design of interactive trainings and workshops as well as supporting in the joint delivery of these activities.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Curriculum and Training Design and her team to develop trainings on adult learning principles and on curriculum review. This will involve exercises related to changing institutional habits and includes reviewing different courses to develop new tools and procedures for the project’s partner institutions.
  • Provides reports and summaries on project progress to and liaises regularly with Academy leadership, particularly the Director of Curriculum and Training Design.
  • Works with the USIP Global Campus to enable project beneficiaries’ access to Arabic language content and invite them to contribute to content through interviews.
  • Contributes to monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the program.

Public Outreach:

  • Builds strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • Provides regular briefings to governmental or other organizations on key subject matter area.

Financial Management:

  • Supports the Project Lead on managing the budget to ensure that the program is operating within its budget limitations in order to meet its goals and objectives.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters or PhD in Education, Adult Education or International Relations
  • Experience designing and delivering security sector training
  • Experience in Security Sector Reform or Security Sector Training Reform strongly preferred. 
  • Experience working in or closely with a government department or international non-governmental organization strongly preferred, including engaging practitioners, policymakers and civil society members in fields related to security sector and security sector reform in transitional contexts.
  • Research, scholarship or experience related to teaching, pedagogy, communication preferred.
  • Must have previous experience working internationally and coordinating with team members across geographical divides.
  • The ability to communicate and train in either French or Arabic preferred.
  • Ability to write after-action reports and funding proposals.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills are required as are strong qualities in working with teams.
  • Must have strong collaboration skills; must have the ability to coordinate the input and priorities of multiple players on a complex project.
  • Must have the ability to think strategically, and to effectively develop, communicate, and execute plans.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills; must enjoy taking ownership of and solving problems.
  • Must have the ability to design and manage budgets. 
  • Variation in geographic expertise preferred.

POST CONDITIONS

  • Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
  • Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Salary: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Reporting line: NA Program Manager
  • Task Management: Project Lead (Project Officer)
  • Please note the hiring of this position is contingent on external funding.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package by March 15, 2018 consisting of:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kindly apply through: 
https://recruiting.ultipro.com/UNI1083USIOP/JobBoard/14900d11-c546-42ff-ab52-7bbbfa78cb97/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=18528e28-d8c9-4940-a179-51510e4bb5cd

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Policy and Research Papers

Survey Module

This module will guide you through the process of conducting surveys for your project.

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Empowering local peacebuilders: Strategies for effective engagement of local actors in peace operations

This publication gives tried and true approaches to harness the capacity inherently present environment in the local environment. The collection of case studies offers an approach which is respectful and enables the trouble shooting and/or tweaking of existing procedures rather than starting over and implementing the “donor’s way” instead.

(Building Peace No.2, March 2012)

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The Treasury Approach to state-building and institution-strengthening assistance: Experience in Iraq and broader implications

Former U.S. Treasury Attaché to Baghdad, Iraq and USIP visiting research scholar Jeremiah S. Pam presents advantageous strategies as well as key challenges that arose out of his own experience as an advisor in post-war Iraq. While based in the specific case of Iraq, the implications of the report are highly relevant to many stabilisation situations, and especially salient to the needs and challenges of a strategic advisor. Appendices of the report present relevant policy recommendations for Kosovo, LIberia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Afghanistan. 

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Linking Program Design and Evaluation in Peacebuilding: A Challenging Task

This report, “Linking Program Design and Program Evaluation: A Challenging Task,” captures the findings of a meta-review of program evaluation reports conducted by American University’s Center for Peacebuilding and Development and Search for Common Ground. The review looked at a variety of program design elements and evaluation methodologies from a selection of evaluation reports from the Portal to examine what range of practices are being implemented, in both design and evaluation, and to identify where there are areas for growth for peacebuilding program design, monitoring, and evaluation. 

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Waiting for Change: The Impact of Transition on Local Justice and Security in Yemen

This report looks at the political transition and government reform in Yemen following the Arab Spring upheavals. It provides a snapshot of how the changing dynamics have affected local security and justice conditions in four politically and geographically diverse regions of Yemen.

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Afghanistan’s Civil Order Police: Victim of Its Own Success

  • In 2006, a day of deadly riot in Kabul dramatized the need for an Afghan constabulary force capable of controlling outbreaks of urban violence. In response, the U.S. military and Afghan authorities created a elite gendarmerie, the Afghanistan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP).
  • Although ANCOP was conceived of as a riot control force, it was assigned to the Focused District Development Program to replace district-level Afghan Uniformed Police who were away for training. The high demand and constant transfers required by this duty resulted in rates of attrition among ANCOP unit of 75 to 80 percent.
  • In 2010, ANCOP's superior training, firepower, and mobility were recognized in its assignments, along with a "surge" of U.S. military forces, to reverse the Taliban's hold on key areas in Southern Afghanistan.
  • In heavy fighting in Marja, Helmand province, ANCOP was demonstrably unprepared to serve as a counterinsurgency force, particularly in areas that had not been cleared by coalition and Afghan military forces.
  • Subsequent improvements in training and partnering with U.S. forces improved ANCOPS's performance in kandahar, where ANCOP was used to hold areas that had been cleared by the military.
  • By 2011, ANCOP had firmly established its place as an elite rapid reaction and counter-insurgency force with a positive reputation among coalition troops and afghan citizens.
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Burundi at the Brink | Experts, USIP Research on How the World Can Help

Burundi is back at the brink. Less than a decade after the end of its civil war, a political conflict over the president’s attempt to stay in office for a disputed third term risks escalating into wider violence, policy specialists say. The international community has begun to respond, but should do more, and quickly. In this article, recent USIP research on how to prevent election violence identifies four strategies as being most effective. Peacebuilders can press the security sector to remain politically neutral, can continue monitoring and mapping by those organizations that remain on the ground, and can help the national election commission operate effectively. Additionally, diplomatic efforts to raise awareness about the impending crisis could bring more resources to the peace effort.

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Building the Rule of Law in Haiti: New Laws for a New Era

USIP has been working with lawmakers and other reform constituencies in Haiti as they strive to reform Haiti’s criminal laws that date back to the early 19th century. In March
2009, USIP commissioned two reports that were written by Louis Aucoin, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and Hans Joerg Albrecht, the director of the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law. At the request of Haitian lawmakers, USIP has also provided copies of the Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice, a law reform tool developed by USIP’s Rule of Law Program to assist in the drafting of new laws.

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Customary Justice and Legal Pluralism in Post-Conflict and Fragile Societies

While there has been a growing interest in customary justice systems among rule of law practitioners, it has remained very much at the margins of justice reform strategies. This session will challenge us to view customary justice and other forms of legal pluralism not as a side issue, but as a fundamental part of the justice landscapes in which we work. It will take a critical stance in reviewing the current range of overall policy approaches to legal pluralism and the preconceptions and assumptions that underlie those approaches. It will seek to identify and critically review how different approaches (rights-based, developmental, expanding access to justice, peace-building, state-building etc.,) tend to “frame the problem” when it comes to engagement with legal pluralism and will reflect specifically on how these approaches affect a range of key post conflict objectives. Finally it will consider the building blocks needed to define strategic objectives for engagement with legal pluralism.

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The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict- Affected Countries

This report reflects views expressed during a March 5, 2010, conference held at the National Defense University entitled “Monopoly of Force: The Link between DDR and SSR,” cosponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the Center for Complex Operations. The conference sought to dispel the notion that there is no connection between disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR). The conference determined that, in reality, DDR and SSR are interrelated and mutually reinforcing and should occur simultaneously in a holistic manner.

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Understanding the Informal Security Sector in Nigeria

Informal security actors such as vigilantes play a variety of roles in African communities. Research has tended to focus on the negative impacts of informal security providers, including the perpetration of human rights violations, rather than on the essential roles these groups play in a community’s safety and security.
The study referenced in this report focused on Plateau, Kaduna, and Kano states in Nigeria. These states have long histories of ethnoreligious and political-related violence. A number of informal security actors are active in these states due to the high rate of violence. The study also considered Abuja because of the presence of informal security stakeholders in the nation’s capital city.

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