Saferworld

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.

The organisation works with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others.

Established in 1989, they work in Africa, Asia and Europe. Staff are based in offices in London and Nairobi, and in all the regions in which the organisation operates.

Saferworld receives funding from a range of donors including governments, the European Commission, trusts and individuals. Find out more about funders on the funding page and how you can support them.

Vision

Saferworld believes that everyone should be able to lead peaceful fulfilling lives, free from insecurity and violent conflict.

Mission

Saferworld contributes to the achievement of this vision by fulfilling their organisational mission:

Saferworld works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. It works with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others.

Values

  • Saferworld is an independent organisation that strives for accountability, transparency and integrity.
  • Saferworld brings about long-term sustainable change by bringing together and working with international, national and local partners.
  • Saferworld strives to be a diverse organisation working inclusively and respecting the views of others.

For more visit www.saferworld.org.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7324 4646
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7324 4647
Email: communications@saferworld.org.uk
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
N1 6HT London
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Project Coordinator – Yemen

Location: Aden, Yemen
Application Deadline: 21.11.2019. 12:00

Saferworld are looking for a project coordinator to be based in Aden, Yemen - with regular travel inside and outside the country. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for participating in the successful delivery of a new project, Enhancing Mechanisms for Community Security in Yemen. The post-holder will be responsible for preparing budget estimates for planned activities and assisting in developing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation framework for the programme.

For more information about the vacancy Project Coordinatior - Yemen, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Senior Conflict and Security Adviser

Location: London, UK
Application Deadline: 23.10.2019. 12:00

The post-holder will support internal reform processes aimed at improving the effectiveness of agencies operating in conflict-affected contexts.  The person we are looking for will have knowledge of conflict sensitivity methodologies and approaches, experience of implementing successful capacity building programmes and of working effectively in at least two regional contexts in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or the Americas. 

For full details about the position Senior Conflict and Security Adviser, please follow the link.

Vacancy

Regional Conflict and Security Adviser Central Asia

Location: Bishkek or Dushanbe,
Application Deadline: 01.09.2019. 23:59

Saferworld are looking for a Regional Conflict and Security Adviser in Central Asia. The candidate will support the Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan country programmes, teams and partners, particularly on strategic analysis and research, policy development and advocacy. The post-holder will help identify and design new strategic areas in programming, advise on the conflict and gender- sensitive implementation of projects and facilitate cross-regional information sharing. S/he will have experience in Central Asia contexts, analysing data and excellent relationship building and communication skills. 

For more information about the vacancy as Regional Conflict and Security Adviser Central Asia, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Manager

Location: Aden, Yemen
Application Deadline: 14.08.2019. 12:00

Saferworld is currently seeking an experienced professional to join their Middle East and North Africa team for the role of Projector Manager. The post-holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Enhancing Mechanisms for Peacebuilding in Yemen project and will work with communities, national civil society and government stakeholders.

For full details about the vacancy Project Manager, please follow the link.

Vacancy

Analysis and Outreach Manager

Application Deadline: 30.06.2019. 23:59

You will provide support and lead on different thematic issues relevant to conflict sensitivity in South Sudan whilst collaborating with the CSRF team on side research and analysis projects. The person we are looking for will have substantial experience with demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to work in teams.

For full access to the vacancy, Analysis and Outreach Manager, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) Director

Application Deadline: 05.05.2019. 23:55

The Director will manage the operations of the CSRF with a focus on:

  • Strategic leadership and direction
  • Programme, operational and staff management
  • Financial and budget management
  • Representation and beneficiary relationships
  • Safety, security and risk management
  • Cross-consortium and multi-donor relations

For more information and for application details on the position Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) Director, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Better aid learning adviser

Period: 25.02.2019. to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 25.02.2019. 00:00

The better aid learning adviser role has been created to lead on the Conflict Sensitivity Research Facility's (CSRF) approach to an expanded learning agenda for donors and aid organisations working in South Sudan.  The post-holder will work closely with the team and CSRF consortium to link the learning agenda with other elements of programming, including research, analysis, outreach and capacity-building.

To learn more about the position, better aid learning adviser, and to apply, please follow the link provided. 

Vacancy

Conflict and Security Adviser

Location: London, UK
Application Deadline: 09.10.2018. 23:55

The post-holder will work in the Conflict Advisory Unit which provides high-quality advisory support to influential external actors, whilst working with programmes and other teams to capture and promote learning and best practice in adopting conflict-sensitive approaches.

Summary of key areas of responsibility:

1. Provide high-quality and timely technical support to humanitarian and development agencies, multi-lateral organisations, local civil society and corporate actors on conflict sensitivity

2. Design and conduct field research and develop policy recommendations

3. Strategic planning and development of new and innovative policy agendas

4. Work with Saferworld country teams to develop and implement integrated strategies

5. Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and coalitions

6. Organisational learning, monitoring and evaluation

7. Fundraising proposal development and donor relations

To learn more about the position Conflict and Security Advisor, please follow the link.

Vacancy

Security and Justice Adviser

Location: London, UK
Application Deadline: 28.08.2018. 23:59

This Security and Justice Adviser will work on Saferworld’s organisational objective on security and justice, which is framed as: “Strengthen people’s security and access to justice through the development and effective delivery of responsive, accountable and locally-appropriate security and justice” (Strategic Objective 1). In particular, the post holder will focus on non-state security and justice provision as part of a bigger – and gender-sensitive – security and justice approach.

The Adviser will have the following areas of responsibility:

  • Research, policy development and advocacy
  • Technical support and capacity-building
  • Organisational learning and strategy development
  • Management and fundraising

For further information about the position, Security and Justice Adviser, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Security and Justice Adviser

Location: London, UK
Application Deadline: 28.08.2018. 15:00

This Security and Justice Adviser will work on Saferworld’s organisational objective on security and justice, which is framed as: “Strengthen people’s security and access to justice through the development and effective delivery of responsive, accountable and locally-appropriate security and justice” (Strategic Objective 1). In particular, the post holder will focus on non-state security and justice provision as part of a bigger – and gender-sensitive – security and justice approach.

The Adviser will have the following areas of responsibility:

  • Research, policy development and advocacy
  • Technical support and capacity-building
  • Organisational learning and strategy development
  • Management and fundraising

For further information about the position, Security and Justice Adviser, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Pakistan Country Manager

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Application Deadline: 28.05.2018. 23:59

The Country Manager will be responsible for further developing Saferworld’s Pakistan country strategy and programme, overseeing the implementation of current and future activities and developing and managing relationships with local partners and with international and national actors in country.

The post-holder will also be responsible for overall team management and security, managing and monitoring programme delivery against objectives, managing and monitoring programme expenditure, fundraising and advocacy, and networking with and reporting to donors. Finally, the post holder will contribute to organisation-wide processes and discussions to advance Saferworld's thematic priorities, methodological approaches and organisational development.

For further information about the position Pakistan Country Manager, please kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Pakistan Policy Adviser

Location: Pakistan
Period: 29.01.2018. to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 28.01.2018. 12:00

Saferworld is seeking a Policy Adviser to provide support and advice on programme design and implementation to ensure the meaningful inclusion of women, marginalised groups and others whose voices are often unheard, whist being sensitive to underlying drivers of conflict or instability.

To view this vacancy, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Policy and Research Papers

Improving the Understanding and Use of Participatory Approaches in EU Security-Building Programmes (2010).pdf

Over the past decade or so, the EU has gradually adopted the concept of ‘human security’ in its support for security and justice programming. A commitment to human security implies that security and justice strategies and programmes should proactively seek to take into account and address citizens’ needs and concerns, as primary recipients of security and justice provision. One way to ensure these requirements are met is to promote public participation in the design, implementation and monitoring of security and justice mechanisms.
The EU has a number of policies, tools and frameworks which commit its institutions to taking a ‘participatory approach’ to programming, including in the areas of security and justice. These commitments are gradually, if unevenly, being translated into practice. However, research by the Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP) Security Cluster has identified a number of institutional, cultural and operational challenges which hinder the understanding and use of participatory approaches by EU institutions. This paper gives an overview of the challenges faced by EU actors in understanding and using participatory approaches and suggests steps that EU institutions can take to overcome them.

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Justice should be blind, but is the international community’s support to informal justice mechanisms in Nepal given blindly?

Support for justice provision, both formal and informal, constitutes a significant element of donor assistance in Nepal. An initial shift towards supporting informal justice mechanisms (IJMs) began during the decade-long violent conflict between the state and the Maoists that continued until the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2006. Donors have since renewed support for the reform and trengthening of the formal justice sector, but have continued to support IJMs. In particular, they have supported ‘new’ IJMs such as paralegal and community mediation committees. These systems today make up one layer of an increasingly complex matrix of formal and informal justice mechanisms, which include both traditional and other non-donor supported IJMs.
This paper builds on questions raised by earlier Saferworld research into IJMs, conducted between November 2009 and April 2010. This research revealed a complex and seemingly disjointed patchwork of donor-supported IJM projects, most of which were operating at a fairly small scale and without clear links either to formal or to other informal justice mechanisms. The research raised a number of challenging questions, including how and why donors first began supporting new IJMs, whether and how these new systems contribute to the strengthening of a broader system of justice in Nepal and to what extent their creation has supported ongoing peacebuilding efforts across the country.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Arrangements for the Justice Law and Order Sector in Uganda: A Case Study

This case study report presents research findings on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements of a long-running justice sector development programme in Uganda (hereafter JLOS – Justice Law and Order Sector). It is one of five case studies carried out as part of the Saferworld project, 'Evaluating for Security: Developing specific guidance on monitoring and evaluating Security Sector Reform interventions’.1 Together with a wider desk review and supplementary research into the broader M&E systems used by the major SSR donors, the case studies provide an evidence base from which specific guidance on monitoring and evaluating SSR can be developed.

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Evaluating for Security and Justice - Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Monitoring and Evaluation of Security System Reform Programmes

This report brings together the results of a research project on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of security system reform (SSR) programmes. It focuses particularly on donor-supported SSR programmes, but with reference throughout to local ownership of and capacity for M&E activities. The report seeks to answer four questions about the M&E of SSR:

  • Specific challenges of the M&E of SSR: What challenges apply to the M&E of SSR and security and justice institutions and what, if anything, is distinct about this area?
  • Content and process: What should we be measuring when monitoring and evaluating SSR and how?
  • Available resources: What existing resources can be drawn upon from within the field or from related disciplines to assist in developing specific guidance on M&E of SSR?
  • Demand: Who are the most obvious users of tailored guidance on this subject and what do they need?

The report does not in itself constitute a guidance document on the M&E of SSR, but provides material from which tailored guidance could be prepared to meet the needs of interested parties.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Arrangements for the Law and Justice Sector in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study

This report assesses the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements for the AusAIDsupported Law and Justice Sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It covers both Government of PNG and AusAID mechanisms: examining their content, development and convergence over time. AusAID’s Law and Justice Sector Program (LJSP) has been running since 2004, with an initial design phase one year prior to that. The LJSP presents a unique case study involving the support of only one donor (AusAID) to a sector programme that is led with an increasing level of ownership by the recipient government.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Arrangements for the Support to Security Sector Reform Programme in Albania: A Case Study

This report assesses the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project entitled ‘Support to the Security Sector Reform (SSSR) programme in Albania’. Research for this project was carried out in Tirana in May 2008. It is one of five case studies carried out as part of the Saferworld project, 'Evaluating for Security: Developing specific guidance on monitoring and evaluating Security Sector Reform interventions’.

Together with a wider desk review and supplementary research into the broader M&E systems used by the major SSR donors, the case studies provide an evidence base from which specific guidance on monitoring and evaluating SSR can be developed.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Arrangements for the Implementation of Community Policing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This report analyses the monitoring and evaluation arrangements (M&E) of a community policing project ‘Implementation of Community Policing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)'. The field research for this report was carried out in May/June 2008.

This report is one of five case studies carried out as part of the Saferworld project ‘Evaluating for Security: Developing specific guidelines on monitoring and evaluating Security Sector Reform (SSR) interventions'

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Monitoring and evaluation arrangements for the Sierra Leone Security Sector Reform Programme

This report assesses the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements put in place by the UK Government's Sierra Leone Security Sector Reform Programme, which ran from June 1999 until 31 March 2008. The research for this report was carried out between May and July 2008.

It is one of five case studies carried out as part of the Saferworld project, 'Evaluating for Security: Developing specific guidance on monitoring and evaluating Security Sector Reform interventions'.

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Survey of Key Donors and Multilateral Organisations on Monitoring and Evaluation of Security Sector Reform: United Kingdom Case Study

This report provides an overview of the United Kingdom Government’s arrangements for monitoring and evaluating (M&E) the support it provides to security sector reform (SSR). It examines the M&E systems that already exist for similar types of work as well as looking at any specific treatment given to SSR, before also identifying outstanding needs, challenges and any trends and opportunities that exist for improving M&E in this area.

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Reflections on the Northern Ireland Experience

The origins of the most recent sustained period of conflict in Northern Ireland can be traced back to the civil rights movement that emerged in 1968, the coercive response by the Unionist government and communities, and subsequent armed Republican campaign against the British government and security forces. What followed was over 30 years of sectarian violence, terrorism, counter-terrorism and the separation of communities. The signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was not a conclusion to the conflict nor a resolution of the issues that had been the catalyst for the violence and disorder. Instead, the Agreement provided a framework for the transformation of the conflict through a peaceful political process and the reform of policing and justice institutions in Northern Ireland.

In 2013, Saferworld and Intercomm facilitated roundtable discussions with community development and interface workers from both Loyalist and Republican backgrounds; police officers from an operational and strategic background; academics and members of civil society to reflect on progress, challenges and lessons with regard to community policing, the policing of public disorder, and the management of transition in Northern Ireland.

The resulting paper, Reflections on the Northern Ireland experience: the lessons underpinning the normalisation of policing and security in a divided society , highlights issues of leadership, trust, partnership and accountability as key to progress and offers insight and valuable lessons drawn from the Northern Ireland experience that resonate with other contexts emerging from violent conflict.

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Qasjet në fushën e sigurisë të bazuara në bashkësi - Mësimet e nxjerra nga Kosova, Nepali dhe Bangladeshi

Në këtë raport identifikohen mësimet e nxjerra që janë relevante për donatorë dhe agjenci zbatuese, të cilat kërkojnë të përkrahin qasjet e bazuara në bashkësi në fushën e sigurisë. Raporti bazohet në punën e Seferworld dhe partnerëve të saj në Kosovë, Nepal dhe Bangladesh gjatë viteve 2010–2013 në fushën e sigurisë në bashkësi.

Edhe pse nuk është vlerësim formal, në këtë raport sugjerohet që programet e sigurisë në bashkësi rezultojnë me përmirësime të matshme për përvojat e komuniteteve në fushën e sigurisë. Në raport po ashtu identifikohen një numër rezultatesh që janë relevante për ofrimin e sigurisë në mënyrë të aftë, llogaridhënëse dhe të përgjegjshme, si dhe përpjekjet më të gjëra të ndërtimit të paqes e të shtetit.

Në kuadër të gjetjeve të raportit argumentohet se shoqëria civile ka rol tepër të rëndësishëm në zhvillimin e sektorit të sigurisë e të drejtësisë, si dhe identifikohen disa masa të nevojshme për përkrahjen e këtyre grupeve në mënyrë të efektshme. Në raport gjithashtu rifuqizohet pikëpamja se veprimet e suksesshme të sigurisë e drejtësisë duhet të ngërthejnë në vete si reformat e bazuara në bashkësi, ashtu edhe ato të udhëhequra nga institucionet. Në fund, në raport ofrohen disa mësime praktike për donatorë dhe agjenci, përmes të cilave tentohet të përkrahen qasjet e bazuara në bashkësi në fushën e sigurisë në punën e tyre.

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Community Security Handbook

The main purpose of this handbook is to explain the principles underpinning Community Security interventions, and suggest practical approaches to implementing them, drawing on the work of Saferworld and a select number of other agencies. It is aimed at practitioners–particularly programme managers–and aims to help them work through the steps involved in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving Community Security interventions. It sets out the objectives of Saferworld’s Community Security work, explains why we see it as important, and draws together a significant body of learning and experience.

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Other Documents

Snapshot of Local Security and Justice Perceptions in Selected Districts of Nepal

After more than a decade of conflict, Nepal is now on the road to consolidating democracy and forging a sustainable peace. This has provided opportunities for building state infrastructure and further strengthening security and justice provision in response to the needs of Nepal’s citizens. While ongoing and emerging political and security challenges, as well as inadequate resources, have challenged the strengthening and further improvement of effective, accountable, and accessible security and justice sector institutions, there are also examples where security and justice providers are able to reach out to citizens and collaborate with them to make local security and justice provision more people-centred and effective. Clear opportunities exist for further strengthening effective security and justice provision and, in turn, improving the real and perceived public safety, security, and justice of the Nepali people.

This report investigates the security- and justice-related experiences and perceptions of people living in nine districts in Nepal, representing geographically, ethnically, and economically diverse communities. It focuses specifically on assessing the perceptions of various stakeholders – including communities (with input from men and women for a gender perspective), local authorities, the private sector, and security and justice providers – on local public safety, security, and justice and how these have changed over the past two years, as well as key causes of insecurity. Some of the problems highlighted are specific to certain groups, while others are more generally shared.

Key findings from the research point to:

  • Women have a sense of declining security in recent years
  • Weak rule of law and impunity are the key structural cause of insecurity
  • The private sector continues to be undermined by insecurity.
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