Fields: international development, peacebuilding, West Africa, government, international relations
Location: London, United Kingdom
About the Organization: The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals, and tackle global challenges in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy. Our aid budget is spent on tackling the great global challenges – from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change – all of which also directly threaten British interests. We are ending the need for aid by building peaceful and stable societies, creating jobs and strong economies, fighting corruption, unlocking the potential of girls and women, tackling climate change and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. We are doing this because it is both the right thing to do and firmly in Britain’s national interest.
The Stabilisation Unit (SU) is an agile, cross-government unit that provides advice and deploys experts to prevent and de-escalate conflict and meet national security challenges in high-risk environments. We support integrated coordination of government work in fragile and conflict-affected states, acting as a centre of expertise on conflict, stabilisation, security and justice. We also support government responses on crises such as the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, by focusing on conflict, instability and security aspects caused by this situation.
About the Position: The Stabilisation Unit’s Capability Team has an exciting vacancy for a Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) Coordinator to oversee and manage the successful delivery of CSG resourcing. The CSG Coordinator will play a key role in the Stabilisation Unit, as part of the team responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the CSG – the main source of personnel for SU deployments to fragile and conflict affected states. The post holder will coordinate the process of ensuring the right people are recruited to the CSG, retained and managed to support HMG’s work in fragile and conflict affected states. It will provide an opportunity to engage and coordinate external and internal stakeholders, as well as help to organise a number of key engagement events.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: The team is looking for someone with strong communications skills, able to consider and suggest ideas for improvements, and able to consider competing priorities when making decisions.
- Excellent communication skills; Experience of liaising with multiple stakeholders
- Proactive with a high degree of self-motivation
- Good information management and data analysis skills, with the ability to track, store and provide information promptly
- Highly Desirable Skills / Experience: Previous work on recruitment; Experience of working in a fast-paced environment; Cross-HMG working
Estimated Salary: £29,367
Deadline: November 13, 2018
UK Department for International Development (DFID)