UNDP is launching a multi-country research initiative on “Youth-led Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism.” Coordinated by UNDP’s Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (Youth-GPS), with the support of the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, the initiative’s goal is to increase the evidence-base for the positive role of young people in the preventing violent extremism (PVE), to catalyze new partnerships, and to inform a new generation of empowering policy and programming interventions at the local, regional and global levels.
The research initiative consists in the preparation of a global report based on a desk review and three country-level case studies— each one from a different region and covering a unique set of PVE challenges.
A national consultant will be contracted in each of these three countries. Research for each case study will involve a contextualized desk review, interviews with and inputs from a coalition of young people, universities and other stakeholders.
- Master’s degree in social sciences, peace studies, international Relations, political science, journalism/communication or related field. Master’s and PhD an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
- 5 years of relevant work experience is required with a Master’s, and 7 with a Bachelor’s.
- Post-graduate research activities such as Ph.D. research, think tank affiliation and/or a track record of academic and/or policy-oriented publications and/or research management is an advantage.
- Experience working with young people, youth organizations and networks and universities is highly desirable.
- Experience collaborating with the UN System an asset
- Familiarity with national and regional government processes, national and regional youth mechanisms and organizations and/or youth policies is highly desirable;
- Experience with multi-stakeholder engagement and/or community outreach and organizing, particularly with young people is an advantage.
Interested individuals must upload the following documents/information (in a single PDF or word document) to demonstrate their qualification:
- A one-page proposal explaining why they are the most suitable candidate for the work;
- A Personal CV and duly signed P11, including at least 3 references (either current or former supervisors) with their contact details to be provided;
- Fluency in English and Somali
Deadline: April 10, 2017