Hiring: Network Coordinator (East Africa)

Role title: Network Coordinator.

Role purpose: To implement coordination and outreach activities with partner organisations in East Africa, under the guidance of the Network Director.

Working hours: Part-time, 14 hours per week (0.4 FTE). Ideally, hours would be spread evenly across five days but there is substantial flexibility in working schedule subject to prior agreement.

Salary: £12,000 per annum (equivalent to £30,000 p.a. full time).

Contract: 12 months initially, extension subject to funding.

Reports to: Network Director. Will also work closely with Executive Director and other staff.

Location: Fully remote, WFH.

Every Casualty Counts is recruiting a Network Coordinator to strengthen our organisational capacity and meet the needs of our growing membership in Somalia and wider east Africa. The Network Coordinator will support and report to the Network Director, who manages the Casualty Recorders Network as a whole.

This is a part-time, entry-level position and home-based. Working hours are flexible.

About us

ECC is a UK-registered charity which exists to support, raise awareness of, and promote the careful recording of casualties of armed conflict worldwide. We convene an international network of casualty recording organisations, and support its members with technical advice, capacity building support, training, advocacy, and networking opportunities. We also research aspects of casualty recording, including its procedures, development, legal basis, and impacts. The ultimate aim of our work is to save lives, relieve suffering, and support sustainable conflict resolution.

The ECC network is growing rapidly, with a strong recent increase in membership from Somalia and the wider east Africa region.

Role responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Network Director, the Network Coordinator will:

  • Research and assess potential new members of the network, and conduct due diligence background checks.
  • Act as primary point of contact between east Africa members and the Network Director, including acting as interpreter on group calls if required.
  • Assist with drafting official statements and other project documents in English and Somali.
  • Assist with planning and organising online events including webinars and training sessions, ensuring relevant logistical requirements are met.
  • Work with the Executive Director on preparing grant applications and reports to donors.
  • Maintain a calendar for east Africa project activities and reporting.
  • Perform general administrative tasks and other related duties in support of the Network Director and Executive Director as reasonably required.
  • Arrange meetings, maintain a contacts database, and perform additional background research and writing tasks on an as-needed basis.

Person specification

Regrettably, this post is only open to candidates with an existing right to work in the UK.

Essential skills and experience

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with a range of interlocutors, including working on emotive and controversial topics with non-native speakers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while collaborating with colleagues and partners in multiple locations and time zones.
  • Demonstrable experience and interest in a relevant field such as transitional justice, human rights, international law, conflict or security.
  • Outstanding personal organisation, time management, and prioritisation.

Note that as this is a home-based role, candidates must have guaranteed access to a stable internet connection.

Desirable

  • Experience in a similar network coordination and/or capacity-building role.
  • Experience of remote and self-managed working.
  • Fluency in Arabic, Swahili or other regionally relevant languages.
  • Knowledge of the UN human rights, humanitarian and security systems and processes.
  • Experience in casualty recording, human rights monitoring or country-specific research.
  • Experience in administrative and logistical tasks such as maintaining contact databases, event coordination, budget management.
  • Experience with mail-merge, WordPress, Adobe, Canva, MailerLite or equivalents.
  • Lived experience of conflict or post-conflict societies, particularly in the east Africa region.

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the person specification above to . If you have any questions about the role or your suitability, feel free to get in touch for an informal chat. No agencies please.

Deadline

5 July 2024.

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