Annoncør: Danchurch, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

Ansøgningsfrist: 18/06/2023

Job: HRMA Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Adviser – Copenhagen, Denmark

About DanChurchAid:

DanChurchAid (DCA) supports the poorest in the world in their struggle for a dignified life and helps people in need. We provide both emergency relief and long-term assistance with the objective of creating a more equitable and sustainable world. DCA’s international work adopts a Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus approach, promoting long-term solutions from the earliest stages of a humanitarian crisis, introducing prevention measures in development contexts, and supporting emergency response when needed.

The Humanitarian Response and Mine Action (HRMA) Unit provides operational and strategic support to DCAs humanitarian operations worldwide. Comprised of thematic and humanitarian advisors and humanitarian response officers, the unit takes the lead on designing organizational responses to crises outside of existing areas of operation and providing technical support to established country programmes on key thematic areas including: mine action, protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, cash, and markets.

Part of DCA’s Programme, Advocacy and Learning (PAL) and Humanitarian Response and Mine Action (HRMA) Units, the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (CPPB) thematic area seeks to provide technical services to DCA Country Offices, departments, and units so that DCA’s engagement in conflict affected settings is strengthened to ‘Do No Harm’, maximise positive impact (‘Do Some Good’), and where possible support durable peacebuilding. DCA understands peacebuilding as a broad range of conflict sensitive approaches with a common commitment to address drivers of violence and peace.

About the role:

Referring to the Head of the HRMA Unit, the HRMA CPPB Adviser is the technical advisory and support lead on CPPB in HRMA, providing technical services to DCA’s Country Offices, Units and Departments, and works closely and in complementarity with the Senior CPPB Adviser in the PAL Unit. The position is based in Copenhagen with extensive travel being expected.

Complementing the PAL Senior CPPB Adviser position,the HRMA Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Adviser will cover the following responsibilities:

Provision of remote and in-country ad hoc technical assistance:

  • Coordinate the CPPB Help desk function and, where relevant in coordination with the PAL Senior CPPB Adviser, ensure timely delivery of remote or in-country ad hoc technical assistance mainly to country offices and programmes. Ensure alignment with CPPB best practice and quality improvement guidance, CPPB policy and strategy documents.
  • Technical Project Design Support – Providing technical support to Country Offices with CPPB-related Concept Note and Proposal development, in line with respective country programme strategies, including supporting the drafting of CPPB-related ToCs and logframes for projects, and providing input to project budgets.
  • Technical Project Accompaniment, Donor Engagement & Reporting – Providing CPPB technical support to Country Offices with existing relevant projects. Includes technical assistance with donor reporting and project implementation, integrating cross-cutting themes, capacity strengthening/ training, and engaging with relevant DCA advisory support from HRMA, PAL and/or other departments and units.
  • Capacity Strengthening – Provide DCA staff and partners with on-site capacity building support in the form of training, mentoring and practical guidance to integrate conflict sensitive approaches and/or apply best practices in peacebuilding programming.
  • Identification of CPPB-related funding streams – When relevant, engagement with programme and fundraising staff and Units regarding country-specific identification of CPPB-related funding opportunities.
  • Technical input to Country Programme Development – Input to the development of Country Programme strategies when requested, including Context Analyses, Concept Notes, the drafting of ToCs and full Country Programme documents, with regards to high-quality inclusion of HRMA and CPPB-related themes and considerations.

Support CPPB Learning Resource Development.

  • Contribute to developing and strengthening thematic learning resources for DCA Country Offices and partners, including online learning sites, toolkits, and training material such as facilitation guides and session plans (e.g., on dialogue facilitation, community safety/action planning, rapid conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, etc.).

Support Best practice and Quality improvement guidance, Policy and Strategy.

  • Support, when relevant, the development of best practice and quality improvement guidance to DCA Country Offices, Units, and Departments on CPPB related technical areas, including Conflict Sensitivity.
  • Contribute to further developing DCA’s Peacebuilding component and CPPB-related policy and strategic documents, including related research initiatives.
  • Provide input on DCA strategic documents and reports and contribute to CPPB-related DCA advocacy when requested.

Support Strategic Partnerships, Communication and Outreach.

  • Support, when relevant, engagement with strategic partners and contribute to communication, outreach, and visibility efforts.

The HRMA Conflict Prevention & Peacebuilding Adviser will demonstrate the following key capacities: 

  • A proven quality track record working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
  • A relevant Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited academic institution.
  • At least several years’ relevant experience working in humanitarian, development and/or peacebuilding sector in complex emergency settings affected by violent conflict.
  • Evidenced experience in the implementation and technical support of initiatives identifying and addressing drivers of violent conflict, such as dialogue facilitation, community violence reduction, community safety/action planning, social cohesion building, conflict resolution, community-level mediation, faith-based actor engagement, peace education, peace group strengthening, transformation of violent extremism.
  • Evidenced capacity building and training skills, reflecting applied understanding of adult learning concepts, including the development of new learning resources.
  • Relevant fundraising and proposal development experience, including knowledge of key donor policies and requirements and experience with partner engagement.
  • Very good understanding of and experience with integrating conflict sensitive approaches in projects and operations in conflict-affected contexts.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments for extended periods of time.
  • Expertise in intersecting themes of conflict and climate change, gender, youth, HDP Nexus, faith-based actors (advantageous).
  • Self-driven and solution-oriented individual, demonstrating steadfast technical and professional integrity and working well both independently and as part of ad hoc formed teams.
  • Fluency in English required; French and/or Arabic language skills highly advantageous.

What we offer:

  • A full-time permanent contract within DanChurchAid’s Humanitarian Response and Mine Action Unit, in Copenhagen
  • A dynamic, flexible, and respectful working environment driven by strong organizational values and engaged colleagues.
  • A competitive salary package based on DanChurchAid´s collective agreements,
  • Flexibility in planning own work with the opportunity to work from home 1-2 days per week.
  • An opportunity to become part of one of Denmark’s largest organizations working with international development and humanitarian operations.

Submit your application

Please note that DCA cannot offer housing, schooling, or relocation assistance. Adherence to legal and formal conditions to live and work in Denmark are a requirement and the responsibility of the candidate.

Deadline for submission of interest is no later than 18th June 2023.Apply by following this link: “HRMA Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Adviser – Copenhagen, Denmark I Folkekirkens Nødhjælp” (, clicking “apply,” and answering the questions that follow. You do not have to upload a cover letter and CV at this point. When the deadline has passed, we will send a technical test to relevant candidates and based on the results invite candidates to submit full applications and interview.

DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and creed, and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply.  DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment. Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with the Code of Conduct, Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment, and Child Safeguarding policy.

For further information regarding this position, please contact: PAL Senior CPPB Adviser Merle Steffens, [email protected], +4550602083.

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Deadline: 18/06/2023

Contact person: Merle Steffens, Conflict Prevention & Peacebuilding Advisor

Place of work: Copenhagen