Training Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground which is currently in 36 countries, is an international non-profile organization with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict.

Training Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 1

Job Title: Training Coordinator

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Job Type: Full Time – Local

Position Summary

  • A training coordinator with proven experience and skills in and training of conflict transformation, conflict resolution, conflict sensitivity and do no harm (DNH) principles along with human rights. The candidate will have skills in training government actors at the local and state level that includes security personnel in the Common Ground approach to conflict resolution and human rights; the candidate will also have experience working with youth and on farmer-herder issues and leading interfaith dialogues.
  • The primary purpose of this position is to both coordinate all training and facilitate workshops in the NorthEast Region where Search operates in the Common Ground approach on all project training. The position holder will work with key stakeholders that include community leaders, the security sector, government officials, women and children, internally displaced peoples (IDPs), and understand cycle programming and the importance of building confidence and fostering good relationships.
  • This position holder will report to the Head of Office and be functionally managed by the Senior Training Coordinator. The position holder will be based in Adamawa State.

About the Project

  • Search for Common Ground with support from the EU is starting a 18 months project titled “Contributing to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer and herder communities in Adamawa state, Nigeria (COMITAS)”. The project pursues four specific objectives: First, it will aim to strengthen traditional conflict resolution in the targeted locations in Adamawa state to support conflict prevention and mitigation efforts. Secondly, this project will aim to improve trust in authorities’ commitment to providing security and adequate resource management to help prevent communities to turn towards violence.
  • The third specific objective of the project is to address the root causes of conflict between farmer and herder communities over natural resources and lastly, the fourth specific objective of this project is to improve intra and inter-communal perceptions. The project will be implemented in Demsa, Girei, Numan, Lamurde, and Song local government areas in Adamawa State, Yola in Adamawa State.

Educational Background:

  • A degree in Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, Peacebuilding, Conflict Management or relevant field;
  • Additional education in conflict management, media for peacebuilding, communication for social change would be a strong asset.

Required Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a trainer. 2 of those years should be in the non-profit and NGO sector in relevant topics (as per above-mentioned list) for a diverse range of audiences (from communities to authorities);
  • Have facilitated/ co-facilitated at least 10 trainings to key stakeholders that include: security, local and state-level actors and community leaders with excellent command of trainees in relevant fields;
  • In-depth knowledge of the North East and Middle Belt regions,

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of the local languages will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of civil society organisations, government agencies, private sector companies and international development agencies, with experience of working in partnership within some of these sectors;
  • Written and verbal communications skills including the ability to synthesise complicated policy issues into digestible products and to deal with both elite and popular media and specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Experience of partnership building, with experience of influencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to SFCG’s aims and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work and of how policy change can be achieved through effective advocacy;
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to responding flexibly to opportunities and requests sometime with little notice;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, and tolerance and respect to issues related to gender, religion, race and nationality;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism and solves problems in collaborative ways.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Requirements
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: December 7, 2020

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation / Teaching / Training