Local partner coordinator

War Child Holland is an international NGO aiming at providing psychosocial relief to children in
(former) war and/or conflict zones. War Child invests in the peaceful future of children affected by
war. War Child’s goal is the empowerment of children in war-affected areas, through
psychosocial programmes in which creative and sports activities are used to reinforce the
psychological and social development and the welfare of the children and to create public
awareness of the problems of children in (former) war zones.
Currently we are looking for a:
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Programme Development Advisor (PDA)
Psychosocial support and Education trough creative means
War Child Holland
Juba, South Sudan
Temporary replacement with the possibility for a permanent appointment
as soon as possible
War Child program in Sudan
War Child Holland is working in Northern and Southern Sudan. The programme purpose is to ensure that children,
youth, communities and government are able to promote awareness of, prevent and respond to children’s rights
violations, abuse and exploitation of children and youth in Khartoum, Kosti, Juba, Yei, Kajo-Kaji and Torit Kosti by
supporting the development of a protective and educational environment.
Objective of the position
To support the effective development and implementation of creative education, protection and psychosocial
programmes in War Child Programme Areas in Southern Sudan. This will be realised through membership of the
Programme Development Unit in Southern Sudan, the contribution to effective programme designs, the
development of tools and manuals, the documentation of lessons learned, the provision of training and support to
Programme staff in War Child Field locations
In addition, the PDA will contribute to general programme design and development in al programme areas. This will
be provided through support for the development of strategic and annual plans for War Child Sudan within the
overall strategic framework of War Child Netherlands.
The Programme Development Advisor (PDA) reports to the Programme Development Manager for South Sudan.
Specific responsibilities
Contribute to programme development
 Advising on program design, development and implementation in education, life skills development, psycho
social care and child protection, including appropriate monitoring instruments;
 Contribute to development of country strategy, programme/project proposals and activities by providing input
on psychosocial support and the use of creative means;
 Adding psychosocial support expertise to the program that now has a strong focus on education and child
 Development of training manuals;
Coaching and capacity building of staff
 Training and guiding national staff as well as staff of partner agencies in strengthening the quality of
programming through creative enrichment.
 Contributing to the work plan for project and staff;
 Training others to asses the specific needs of (groups of) children within the workshops and performing general
needs assessments;
 Evaluating workshops or activities/effectiveness of interventions, suggesting possible improvements;
 Assisting the Programme Development Manager and Field Location Managers in the supervision, evaluation
and development of project and partner organisation staff;
Identifies appropriate local implementing partners (related to field of expertise) and advices the PDM in this;
Builds capacity of local partners and monitors the application of the expertise by local partners.
Maintain network of contacts/ representation
 In collaboration with PDM, represents War Child in meetings and coordination platforms related to his/her field
of expertise;
 Liaises with professional counterparts of local authorities and other organisations;
Candidate profile
 Degree in a relevant social science discipline e.g. (child) psychology, creative therapy art therapy;
 Knowledge and demonstrated experience in project development and the use of creative means, sports, drama
and or arts in humanitarian or development programmes;
 Knowledge of life skills development and psycho social support in a complex environment;
 Knowledge of quantative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation tools;
 Knowledge of development of practical, creative training materials;
 Experience with humanitarian or development programmes with (I)NGOs in post-conflict context;
 Several years of relevant experience in the training of others (training the trainers) in a cross cultural setting;
 Experience with training and capacity building of senior and junior staff;
 Experience in working with and capacity building of local partner organisations;
 Affinity with War Child’s mandate;
 Stress-resilient, able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
 Flexible and able to adapt to unexpected or difficult situations.
Ward Child offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong
and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child offers good remuneration and excellent benefits.
Please visit our website http://www.warchildholland.org for more information on the organisation and the
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation (please mention PDA Sudan
in the subject line) to [email protected] (your letter and CV should not exceed 5 pages).