Associate Peacebuilding and Durable Solutions Analyst – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Description of assignment titleAssociate Peacebuilding and Durable Solutions Analyst
Host EntityUNHCR
Duty StationEl Fasher
Start Date16/03/2022
Duration12 months (with possibility of extension)
Volunteer categoryInternational UN Volunteer Specialist


Mission and objectives

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country ( The UNHCR operation in Sudan serves different refugee groups, including people from South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, CAR, Chad, Yemen and Syria, but also internally displaced people, asylum-seekers and stateless individuals through a network of sub- and field offices as well as its Representation in Khartoum. UNHCR focuses on the protection and assistance to these groups in close coordination with national authorities and in partnership with UN and non-UN agencies as well as the civil society.


• As an active UNHCR team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNHCR and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:

o Monitoring plan developed, agreed with partners, and implemented

o Final profiling report and thematic briefs, based on analysis of the data collected

o Based on data, support development of targeted grassroots Communication with Communities (CwC) strategy

o Coordination processes established, monitored and outputs documented for UNHCR and partners

o Technical support on peacebuilding and Durable solutions available and provided to partners

o Predictable, timely and effective overall coordination

o Gender perspectives effectively integrated and highlighted in all monitoring, reporting and coordination processes.

• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Task description

The Peacebuilding and Durable Solutions Analyst will be a member of the solutions team in UNHCR Sub Office El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan, and will report to the Repatriation Coordination Officer. The incumbent will serve as UNHCR’s focal point for the PBF project on durable solutions to displacement in and from Darfur, while also supporting the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of UNHCR’s other peacebuilding and durable solutions interventions. The Peacebuilding and Durable Solutions Analyst will participate in consultative processes within UNHCR and with other UN, NGO, and Government partners, with the purpose of promoting durable solutions and advancing the efficacy of UNHCR’s interventions within the framework of this project. Activities to strengthen the involvement of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, and non-displaced communities in the design and implementation of peacebuilding and durable solutions strategies will be a critical element of the work. Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Repatriation Coordination Officer the Peacebuilding and Durable Solutions Analyst will:

• Support the maintenance of an effective coordination platform for interagency peacebuilding projects, with a focus on durable solutions profiling project.

• Support the effective management of the profiling project, including respect of project objectives, time frames and budget.

• In collaboration with partners, conduct a secondary data review and mapping of the information landscape, to analyse available information sources in order to inform/complement research design and methodology/tools development.

• Provide technical support throughout the survey by monitoring data collection process in collaboration with the data collection organisations and ensuring data quality through ongoing checks.

• Together with partners, organize joint analysis and data dissemination workshops in selected areas.

• Support on reporting and drafting of findings and recommendations, as well as development of a dissemination strategy for the final projects amongst key stakeholders.

• Organize research, development, pre-testing, and production of communication materials that are localised and tailored for the target communities.

• Identify the most appropriate channels and tools for using the data and analysis, with focus on ensuring effective implementation of Communication with Communities (CwC) component of the project.

• Monitor the implementation of interagency peacebuilding project, in accordance with the Results Framework, in the geographic areas of coverage.

• Design and formulate a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan for this project, based on knowledge and practices emanating from ongoing peacebuilding and durable solutions projects.

• Facilitate the timely development and compilation of periodic donor reports.

• Provide efficient and timely responses to partner requests for information.

• Ensure predictable and regular coordination with partner UN Agencies and the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Secretariat.

• Support integration of Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspectives into project implementation.

• Participate in consultative processes within UNHCR and with a broad range of external partners to promote durable solutions and peacebuilding

• Provision of substantive inputs into strategies for peacebuilding and durable solutions strategies as required.

• Perform other related duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

• Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Eligibility criteria


27 – 80


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.


Required experience

5 years of experience in Professional work experience in research, data collection & analysis, and drafting various types of reports required

  • Proven experience in design and implementation of assessments, field-based research and analysis, and programmatic impact monitoring.
  • Substantial knowledge of data collection and data analysis in post-conflict settings, and practical expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Proven experience of research and assessments on displacement and durable solutions;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of IDP issues
  • Strong experience working in complex emergencies, at strategic, field response and coordination levels.
  • Previous experience in project management and/or coordination.
  • Strong understanding of gender mainstreaming and gender-related issues.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;


  • Knowledge and experience of Nexus programming is desirable;
  • Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with government authorities, other national stakeholders;
  • Experience of designing communications work for affected communities, preferably in a humanitarian context.

Area(s) of expertise

Development programmes, Crisis and emergency response

Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Political Science; Social Science; Law/International Law; Peace and Conflict Studies; International Relations; or other relevant area.

Competencies and values

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Teamwork and respect for diversity

• Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

• Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

• Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

• Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNHCR’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The living conditions in Sudan vary between duty stations. In Darfur, international staff live in a UNHCR guesthouse, having a separate bedroom with a shared kitchen, gym and laundry. Living conditions are basic, all bedrooms and offices have an AC, the showers have hot water, with satellite TV and some sports equipment is available. Meat and a limited selection of fresh vegetables and fruits are available in the local market. Tap water is not potable hence the need to drink bottled or boiled drinking water. Public health facilities are well below standard and food items are scarce and limited in variety. There are government hospitals and private health providers in towns. For serious medical condition, patients are referred to Nyala Level-3 hospital or Khartoum. There are pharmacies in town but not all drugs are available. Banking facilities exist in Darfur, but major banking facilities are only available in Khartoum. No international credit card is accepted in Sudan. UNHAS provides air service to Khartoum and other field locations. R&R cycle is 6 weeks. The electricity supply in town is unstable hence, organizations including UNHCR rely on generators. Temperatures in Darfur do not vary greatly with the season. Throughout the year, it is generally hot with a brief mild winter period between December and February. The heat can reach 45-50 Celsius at times, especially between March and June. Rainy season starts in July and ends in September/October. Cotton clothing is recommended where possible. It is also important to carry clothing that is both light and covers the arms. This is mainly to protect against many insects (including mosquitoes, flies among others). South Darfur is tropical malaria zone, use pesticides and mosquito net to prevent Malaria disease. The security situation is very unpredictable. There are several military factions (rebel groups and government forces) in Darfur that were merged following the Juba Piece Accord and are referred to as the Joint Forces. Movements are restricted and international staff members are not allowed to walk within Darfur. Sudan is a unique country and Darfur is a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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