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Programme Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international and ecumenical centre that supports and promotes non-violent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing preconditions for building peace.
LPI is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Somalia Programme Advisor to be responsible for the Somalia Programme Unit.

Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia 

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Supports LPI’s partners in Somalia to develop plans of engagement, with specific focus on research and analysis;
  • Provides methodological support to LPI’s partners in research design, development of data collection tools, training of field staff, and data collection;
  • Ensures that the partners’ research and analysis undertakings are consistent with LPI’s programme’s objectives in Somalia;
  • Monitors and reports on partners’ progress in conflict research and analysis in close collaboration with the Programme’s staff, according to the criteria set forth in their reinforcement plans and reports regularly on such progress;
  • Ensures regular presence and close accompaniment of partners in the field, during relevant stages of research and analysis;
  • Builds good relations with LPI’s partners and the local actors and identifies relevant research areas and opportunities;
  • Participates in the dissemination of research findings and capacity building workshops; gathers materials and documents experiences and lessons learned that could further be used to enhance LPI’s activities;
  • Liaises and collaborates with researchers and research institutes in Somalia, Kenya or elsewhere, which are conducting research related to conflict transformation issues applicable to LPI’s programmes;
Education, knowledge and skills:
  • Professional experience on project work in peace building and/or development fields.
  • Professional experience in conducting social research and data analysis
  • University degree in management, education, development studies or other relevant field. Master’s preferred, Bachelor with relevant skills and experience (5+ years) may be considered.
  • Good analytical writer (English).
  • Fluency in both spoken and written Somali language would be a requirement.
  • Demonstrated interest in peace building and organisational development, experience in NGO programme work a strong asset.
  • Able to travel to field locations in South-Central Somalia.
  • Balanced, mature personality with developed diplomatic skills, able to cope with working in stressful environments.
  • Eager and flexible mind, willing to acquire new skills on the job.
  • The candidate does not require a work permit to work in Kenya.
To apply: Send a one-page letter detailing your qualifications and interests in the subject area and a full CV to 

Please state “Somalia Programme Advisor” as a reference in your letter of application. 

The deadline is 12th August 2016, at 16.00 EAT. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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