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Tumaini M.

Peace worker

Doctoral DegreeUniversity of York - Centre for Applied Human Rights, CAHR.



A Peace worker with substantive skills in Conflict Transformation (Prevention, Management, Resolution and Post-conflict Peace-building) and Human Rights, including a PhD in Conflict Transformation, Human Rights and Transitional Justice from the University of York, UK. Work experience spanned over 10 years in these fields in addition to teaching, administration and project management. This includes working with: the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a Civil Affairs Officer; the UNDP in South Sudan as an International Consultant in Conflict Transformation; the UNMISS as a Human Rights Officer; Berghof Foundation for Conflict Research of Germany as an Individual Grantee; the UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) as a Human Rights Officer; and the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICRJ) at their headquarters in New York. The tenures as a Civil Affairs Officer and Human Rights Officer with the two UN Peacekeeping missions enhanced the acquisition of unique skills in designing and implementing conflict transformation interventions with an eye on the nexus between conflict transformation and human rights. As such this has enhanced the ability to design and implement interventions focusing on the building of resilience of communities using a human rights-based lens by, for instance, addressing the specific needs of IDPs, women and children. In addition, the tenures with the UNMISS, UNAMID, UNDP and Berghof enhanced skills in working with state and non-state actors in South Sudan at the national and sub-national (state) levels by way of monitoring and conducting situation analysis as well as designing and executing interventions aimed at, among other objectives, promoting dialogue and building capacities of local actors. The Berghof study was particularly invaluable in enhancing the understanding of and appropriate interventions addressing the psychosocial (trauma) dimension of the impact of the conflict in South Sudan. Tenure with the ICTJ enhanced skills in designing and implementing transitional justice interventions in general and in particular, knowledge on the AU peace, justice and security architecture. The skills in project management in general and capacity building, in particular, were acquired in the early stage of career development through tenure with the Tumaini University in Tanzania in both academic and administrative fields.


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • human rights
  • research & development
  • civil society
  • legislation / regulations
  • south sudan
  • tanzania
  • germany
  • sudan
  • namibia
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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