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Technical Specialist (Public Awareness & Community Outreach)- DPF post
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||11-Feb-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||TBD|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The peace and security situation in South Sudan remains fragile and volatile, following its independence in July 2011 as the world’s newest nation, emerging from decades of violent conflict. The effects of this conflict has posed immense challenges to the new Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) due to weak governance and rule of law institutions and systems, degraded infrastructure, and low delivery of basic social services. This situation is further compounded by growing insecurity due to traditional ethnic/tribal rivalries, driven by the high proliferation of small arms and light weapons among community members and cyclical competition over scarce resources – i.e. water, food, livestock and land – as well as ongoing conflict along the border areas with Sudan. These pose significant challenges to peacebuilding and development in South Sudan – particularly at the community level.
UNDP has responded to this situation through its Community Security & Arms Control (CSAC) project. The CSAC project supports the South Sudan’s Bureau for Community Security & Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) and the South Sudan Peace & Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) through a holistic strategy that incorporates arms control, recovery, conflict-sensitive development, peacebuilding, sustained public awareness campaigns to change the mindset from gun-cow culture to alternative development and support to the local government’s rule of law and security institutions, that together aim to improve the security environment of communities and thus contribute to the consolidation of peace and security in South Sudan. The project conducts county-level consultations, which results in conflict-sensitive development projects and peacebuilding measures that aim to extend legitimate state authority and foster social cohesion.
awareness and sensitization campaigns focused on changing the mindset of the community members both in the short and long term basis.
With support from UNDP, the CSAC Bureau launched a robust public awareness campaign and community outreach programme in 2012, starting with the formulation of a comprehensive national public awareness strategy; interactive radio drama series and community sensitizations, using highly participatory educational and culturally compatible/relevant approaches throughout South Sudan.
The public awareness and community outreach programme on SALWs and community security is now active in ten states of South Sudan, with additional public information and community awareness programming under development. This initiative requires a dedicated Technical Specialist on Public Awareness and Community Outreach to work closely with the South Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control staff, under the CSAC Project and UNDP South Sudan’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU) programme team, by providing technical guidance and support to the effective design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of national public awareness and community outreach and sensitization activities and related programming on SALW control and community security.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Oversee, coordinate and provide technical support to the design and implementation of an interactive radio programme;
Oversee, coordinate, and provide technical support to the design and implementation of a national public awareness and community outreach strategy, targeting remote, conflict-prone areas of South Sudan:
Monitor and evaluate the impact of public awareness and community outreach and sensitization programming, including documenting best practices and lessons learned:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
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