Search for Common Ground’s 2018-2028 Strategic Plan reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing enduring change in the way societies address conflict, away from adversarial approaches towards collaborative solutions. We also prioritized which of these conflicts we want to focus on transforming over the coming decade. After wide consultations with Searchers as well as thought leaders, policy makers, donors, partners, analysts and other leaders, we determined to move past country-based planning and to define the boundaries of our engagement by the borders of the conflicts we tackle, and to focus on addressing the world’s most consequential conflicts. We also agreed that we would transition out of 10 countries where we currently implement programs. This means that in some countries where we work today as an international NGO, we will seek to transition our engagement model.
Search is seeking a qualified Legal & Compliance Adviser to assist with this process. While the country offices, with the support of the regional teams, will be the drivers of the transition process, the Legal & Compliance Adviser will assess their transition proposals for feasibility and provide guidance on the risks, legal and otherwise, posed to both the proposed future entity (where applicable) and to Search Global. The Adviser will provide informed recommendations and considerations for each of these proposals to the country office, regional team and headquarters in order to facilitate a smooth, sustainable transition process. The goal is a future state where both Search Global and independent entities are organizationally equipped to transform the conflicts of today and tomorrow.
The Adviser will report to the Senior Vice President of Programming and work closely with country office and regional staff in each of the 10 transitioning offices.
Roles and responsibilities include:
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
You meet the following qualifications:
A post-graduate or equivalent qualification/degree in Compliance, Law, International Relations, International Development, or any other relevant discipline;
Skills and Competencies
This position will close on January 22nd, 2019.
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to to our employment portal here:
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.
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