Consultant - Peacebuilding Project Coordinator (International), 9 Months , Zalingie, Central Darfur, with frequent travel to Golo, Jebel Marra, Sudan
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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
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Purpose of Assignment
The project is a first pilot project in Darfur that requires dedicated staff to ensure sound technical design, coordination with all stakeholders and close monitoring of implementation. The project coordinator will be responsible for the overall quality and timely implementation of the project.
Basic objectives of consultancy
Coordinate the implementation, management and monitoring of the Peacebuilding Project with UNDP, UNAMID, the government, NGOs and other stakeholders
Develop annual and quarterly plans for implementation and monitoring of project activities in close consultation with partners and programme officers in Zalingei office, and support the development and finalization of Programme Document(s) with IP for peacebuilding project
Annual and quarterly operational plan with specific timeline and M&E developed in consultation with programme officers and partners
Provide technical support to UNICEF education, child protection and WASH staff in Zalingie office as well as government and NGOs partners in the design, implementation and monitoring of the peacebuilding project, ensuring timeliness and quality of activities
Serve as the focal point for UNAMID State Liaison Function (SLF) and coordinator of UNICEF’s emergency preparedness response work in the broader Jebel Marra area through coordinating and developing emergency preparedness plans, contingency plans and their implementation
Coordinate and support implementation of short surveys, assessments and evaluations in relation to the peacebuilding project
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