Offre d’emploi à ONG PNUD : Senior Peace and Development Advisor (Position not opened to Cameroonians)

  • Region: Centre
  • Ville: Yaoundé
  • Nom entreprise ou personne: PNUD
  • Type de contrat: CDD


Offre d’emploi à ONG PNUD : Senior Peace and Development Advisor (Position not opened to Cameroonians)

Agency UNDP
Title Senior Peace and Development Advisor (Position not opened to Cameroonians)
Job ID 20244
Practice Area – Job Family Peace Building – PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 22/01/2019
Duty Station Yaounde, Cameroon
Education & Work Experience I-Master’s Level Degree – 10 year(s) experience
Languages Required: Desired: English, French
Grade P5
Vacancy Type FTA International
Posting Type External
Bureau Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Contract Duration 1 Year with possibility for extension


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and in close collaboration with the UN Country Team, UNDP (at the country level, RBA HQ and Regional Service Center) and DPPA (at HQ with Africa Division as well as Electoral Assistance Division, and at the regional level with UNOCA), the PDA will:


  1. Provide strategic support to the RC/HC and liaise with DPPA and UNDP on conflict analysis and political developments (including but not limited to elections, human rights, media, developments in the regions) and assist in building relations of the RC/HC and when relevant UNOCA leadership with high-level government officials, embassies, academia, and civil society.
  • Build and maintain networks and relationships with stakeholders on behalf of RC/HC and UNCT, effectively representing UN positions on sensitive matters;
  • Provide analysis and strategic advice to the RC/HC, the broader UNCT, UNDP and DPPA on crisis prevention, peacebuilding conflict prevention, management and recovery programmes in Cameroon and help link initiatives in a systematic fashion in collaboration with national counterparts;
  • Monitor and provide i) regular analyses and advisory services on the impact of the situation in Cameroon (including developments in the North-West and South-West region of Cameroon and around the Boko Haram insurgency in the Far North region) and the spillover of the CAR crisis in the East) including through the use of the  Crisis Risk Dashboard.
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key regional and international actors and development partners including in the context of the RPBA outcome;
  • Participate, on behalf of the RC/HC, in relevant national and regional fora and representing the UN system where necessary;
  • Provide substantive advice to strategic initiatives on conflict prevention, including advising the RC/HC and UNOCA on dialogue processes;
  • Engage with national and international institutions and initiatives in order to promote a common approach towards supporting social cohesion, preventing violent extremism, enhancing good governance, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and other relevant efforts, including on areas related to gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325. In some circumstances, these interactions may be on behalf of the RCHC with high-level officials;
  • Provide continuous analysis and reporting on political developments and conflict dynamics to RC/HC, the UNCT (in some cases to the Humanitarian Country Team) and the regional offices and headquarters of UNDP and DPPA.
  • Ensure the work undertaken in relation to peaceful electoral processes is closely coordinated with the two-year electoral support project recently developed by UNDP to prepare for the legislative and municipal elections.
  • Identify ‘entry points’ for conflict prevention and recommending appropriate strategic responses for the UN system, ensuring that gendered dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming.



  • 2. Identify areas of programmatic engagement with national and regional stakeholders, and support to RC/HC in the preparation of the UN response to government requests, related to building national capacity to prevent conflict;
  • Advise relevant UN entities in activities related to promoting peace such as: design of dialogue processes; facilitating national processes; building local capacity for dialogue, negotiation, mediation and reconciliation processes; support to capacities of networks of mediators and facilitators at national and local levels; strengthen women’s and youth initiatives and groups in peace processes; support confidence-building measures; organize and facilitate training and capacity-building workshops for national stakeholders at all levels;
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to the launch and implementation of PBSO -funded activities and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms such as the Joint Steering Committees and the cross-border Secretariat, HQ, UNDP and UNICEF, the PDA in Chad and UNOCA;
  • Support the design and oversee community and national-level initiatives to strengthen confidence in local development capacities, including through the promotion of local dialogue capacities for conflict resolution at local and/or national levels;
  • Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN.



  • 3.Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders (at high-level, if necessary), regional and international actors and development partners;
  • Liaise closely with relevant national, regional, and local stakeholders from Government and civil society and key international actors to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, reconciliation and confidence-building initiatives.
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors and other actors supporting the UNCT, including UNDP’s peace building efforts. In some circumstances, these interactions may be on behalf of the RC/HC with high-level officials;
  • Manage strategic partnerships and lead engagement on behalf of the RC/HC with national stakeholders, international actors, and development partners, where applicable;
  • Support efforts to mobilize resources for peace building and conflict prevention initiatives;
  • Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters including relevant focal points at UNDP and DPPA including the Central Africa Team, and OCT.


  1. Provide strategic and technical support to UNCT members, including UNDP, with regard to conflict prevention programming and work to strengthen their capacity to undertake conflict analysis, mainstream conflict sensitivity in regular programming.
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to UNCT, including UNDP, programmatic portfolio pertaining to governance, peacebuilding, the prevention of violent extremism and conflict prevention;
  • Support an integrated programmatic approach across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions;
  • Ensure delivery of high-value capacity development and training to UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development, ensuring that the gendered dimensions of conflict are adequately reflected through analysis produced and meaningfully addressed through programmatic efforts;
  • Provide analytical and strategic support to UNCT. Support the UNCT and the HCT in making programmatic linkages with the analysis provided including to support the strengthening of the nexus between humanitarian action and development through the  Resilience Working Group .





  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Delivery



  • Social Cohesion
  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
  • Conflict-Sensitive Programming
  • Political Economy Analysis
  • Relationship Management
  • Resource Mobilization


Required Skills and Experience




Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences Language Requirements :

Fluent written and spoken English and French are ?      At least 10 years of senior level experience in conflict analysis, political affairs, policy, and strategy development, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization;

?      Extensive experience in research and project development;

?      A proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior levels of government, United Nations, and donors;

?      Experience working on capacity-building initiatives targeting national and UN stakeholders, including on conflict prevention;

?      Experience working within a UN agency or department and field experience would be a major asset.

?      Good understanding of development programming, including UN programming modalities and rules and regulations;

?      Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming;

Excellent knowledge of and extensive experience in Central Africa, including in the prevention of violent extremism, dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, is an advantage.


This vacancy announcement will be used to populate a roster of qualified candidates from which future Peace and Development Advisors (PDAs) particularly in countries requiring French-speaking skill will be drawn; i.e. for a PDA Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) at P5 level.

These candidates will have to be endorsed by the UNDP Compliance Review Board (CRB) after having successfully undergone a competitive recruitment process including a thorough technical assessment and a competency based interview. These individuals will be required to complete an application and, if successful, will be considered as “rostered” for a duration of up to 3 years.

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