Regional Peace Building Coordinator

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Overall purpose of the role:
This is a multi-country position with a direct reporting line to the DDG Regional Head of Programme, EAGL. The Regional Peacebuilding Coordinator will be responsible for working with DDG Heads of Programme and other country and regional staff to develop relevant and effective programming in the areas of stability, fragility and resilience, and to ensure quality programming delivery. Further the position will engage with key technical counterparts in other agencies, donor focal points and the technical disciplines within the broader DRC/DDG organisation at both country, regional and global levels.

Programme development and programme guidance

  • Participate in the design and formulation of DDG programming, as well as contribute to the start-up of new DDG projects.
  • Ensure that all DDG activities are coordinated with and complementary to each other and well-coordinated with DRC and external partners.
  • Support DDG HoPs with proposal development for donor submission in coordination with the Regional Conflict Analysis Coordinator and as agreed with the DDG Regional HoP.
  • Dissemination and operationalise guidance on developed practices from DDG Security Governance globally and in the region as well as monitor trends and practices from the broader peacebuilding and security communities of practice.
  • Support DDG programmes to adapt and contextualise global practices to their local environments.

Staff capacity development

  • Under the coordination and technical guidance of the DDG RHoP, ensure DDG’s field staff are well trained and have the relevant skills and capacities to deliver programmes and projects effectively and with quality.
  • Carry out field visits to project sites in support of DDG project implementation staff.
  • Provide technical and hand-on support to programme staff during development of funding proposals.

Programme Quality

  • Ensure quality and coherence of the DDG’s peacebuilding activities in each country, and monitor and follow up to the implementation of the plan together with the DDG HoP or other relevant management staff in country.
  • Ensure a focus on programme quality and lead on the DDG ambitions to be at the forefront programming in its specialised approaches.
  • Support the identification of new innovative methods for the improvement of DDG’s peacebuilding programming across the EAGL region.
  • Ensure strong and coherent data management, monitoring and evaluation within AVR, and DDG’s reporting structures working closely with the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team.
  • Support quality programme assessments, baseline studies, reviews and evaluations as well as impact assessment in close coordination with the regional conflict analysis coordinator and as agreed with the DDG RHoP.
  • Work closely to with MEL counterparts to ensure that programmes are developed with strong data collection and monitoring mechanisms as well as impact assessment for AVR programming in close coordination with the regional conflict analysis coordinator and as agreed with the DDG RHoP.
  • Ensure the incorporation of and focus on Youth and Gender in AVR programming, and guide the advancement of these approaches within the DDG portfolio

Fundraising and communications

  • Support proposal development processes through technical input and review of AVR related interventions as agreed with the DDG RHoP. The support can be limited or extensive as determined at the beginning of the proposal development process.
  • Support the DDG RHoP in resource mobilisation efforts including through technical liaison and engagement with donors, stakeholders and technical working groups, forums etc.
  • Coordinate with other actors and stakeholders both at a country specific level and regional level to ensure that DDG AVR programming in well linked into other related initiatives.
  • Disseminate results in varied ways to enhance use in reports and in decision making.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that DDG is able to articulate and document relevant best practice.
  • Ensure documentation and consolidation of success stories, which can be communicated externally.

Borderlands working group and knowledge hub

  • Coordinate efforts strengthen and further develop the BWG and BKH in East Africa and spearhead efforts to expand these globally.


  • Other tasks as assigned by the DDG RHoP and which are related to the above responsibilities.

The Regional Peace Building Coordinator will report to the Regional DDG Head of Programme

About you
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the regional team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
  • Collaborating: You lead country initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

Essential qualifications:

  • At least 5 years programming experience in the areas of security governance, conflict management, social cohesion or stabilisation.
  • MA in Peace, Conflict, Security, Development Studies, War Studies or related degree
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience at an international level with development, humanitarian or stabilisation agencies.
  • Minimum of 5 years field experience in conflict affected areas; experience in East Africa and Great Lakes is an advantage
  • Strong contextual understanding of the East Africa and Great Lakes region
  • At least five years prior experience in staff mentoring, coaching and/or training
  • Proven experience in project management, including planning and project development, budget management, reporting, staff management and monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent communication skills in English and French is required.
  • Knowledge of regional languages desirable


  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines.
  • Identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
  • Aptitude and openness to change, with an ability to lead change management


Contract: Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for international staff graded at Employment Band NM.F or competitive salary for National staff.

Duty station: Position to be based in either of the following locations; Nairobi, Goma, Burundi, Djibouti and Kinshasa with frequent travel within East Africa and Great Lakes Region

Availability: April 2020

Duration: one year contract with possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than

5 March, 2020.

Gender Equality:
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities:
DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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