Monday, 23 January 2012

International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) - Training Facilitator / Co-ordinator , Researchers,

Excellent opportunities ¡n regional peace building and conflict resolution

Our client, the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a Research and Training institution focusing on regional peace support capacity building to respond to conflicts through preventive, management, and peace building measures.

The centre is a key player in the African Peace and Security Architecture with ¡ts strategic focus in the Eastern African Region.

In collaboration with the government of Japan through UNDP the
centre now wishes to engage the following key staff:

Training Facilitator / Co-ordinator

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With this appointment, IPSTC, wishes to further enhance its capacity to develop and deliver highly effective and innovative training programmes in conflict prevention and post conflict peace — building.

Working closely with other IPSTC staff, the Training Facilitator/Coordinator will be required to:
  • Coordinate the delivery of training programmes related to conflict prevention and post conflict peace building within Eastern Africa;
  • Participate in the design, development and delivery of conflict prevention and post conflict peace building programmes;
  • Develop/adopt cutting edge training tools and methodologies so as to transform the institution into a centre of excellence;
  • Remain abreast of contemporary adult learning principles/practices with a view to developing relevant training tools and methodologies for associated training events
  • Develop and constantly update a database of training experts! facilitators in different subject areas;
To qualify for consideration, applicants should:
  • Hold a university degree at Masters level in International Studies! Relations, Conflict Management, or related areas;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years institutional training and capacity development experience in conflict prevention and post conflict peace building training with emphasis on African peace and security dynamics;
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills (knowledge of French is desirable but not mandatory);
  • Demonstrate professionalism and commitment to quality performance;
  • Display sensitivity and adaptability to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age issues;
  • Have the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize work schedules and lead a team;
  • Good command of computer applications. Ref No.: 135/B W/FN

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Reporting directly to the Head of Department, the successful candidates will conduct research
and produce papers to support and inform IPSTC’s interventions as well as the development
of new or more effective training programmes.

Key duties and tasks will be to:
  • Produce and present demand driven research papers;
  • Conduct on-going background research and contribution to country profiles in Eastern Africa with particular focus on issues related to regional conflict prevention;
  • Examine the feasibility and modalities of a regional conflict alert system;
  • Assist in the design, development and delivery of conflict prevention programmes;
  • Participate in development workshops for products related to tactical, operational and strategic level training and education;
  • Liaise with other relevant institutions and organizations in order to increase conflict prevention capacity in Eastern Africa and also widen IPSTC’s network of experts.
We invite applications from accomplished researchers who match the following requirements:
  • Hold a Masters or PhD degree in International Studies/Relations, Conflict Management, or related areas;
  • Have at least 5 years research experience preferably gained in the areas of conflict prevention and post conflict peace building initiatives and training;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules as well as carry out work with energy and a positive constructive attitude, always in control even when under pressure;
  • Robust, flexible and results oriented approach and personality
  • Knowledge of French is desirable but not mandatory Ref No.: 172/AB/FN
Closing date for receipt of applications: 27th January, 2012

Send your application letter and CV- do not attach certificates/testimonials and state how your experience matches the specification, quoting job Ref.No. to com


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