Call For Applications: Peace Direct Consultants In Conflict and Peacebuilding

Peace Direct Consultants In Conflict and Peacebuilding

Peace Direct is looking for consultants to carry out research into conflict and peacebuilding in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Mali, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The research will be carried out as part of a project managed by Peace Direct entitled ‘Youth Action for Peace’. We will be contracting several consultants to work in the different locations and will consider applications from individual consultants, consultancy firms or small teams of consultants (no more than three people). If multiple individual consultants are selected, they may be expected to work as a single team to deliver the consultancy.

The project

The project aims to empower youth led organisations and youth groups to collaborate and lead their own peacebuilding initiatives, while at the same time creating spaces and opportunities for their voices to be heard by local, national and international policy makers. This will be achieved through:

  • detailed mapping and analysis of current youth led peacebuilding;
  • analysis of peace and conflict issues;
  • bespoke capacity building and collaboration opportunities for selected youth initiatives;
  • distribution of small grants to groups to run their own initiatives;
  • facilitating opportunities for young people to engage with their peers and decision makers on issues that affect them.

This consultancy applies to the first nine month phase of the project, which is focused on mapping and conflict analysis (to be carried out simultaneously).

The main consultancy activities will include preparation, field research and reporting and communications.

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Outputs

  • Mapping of local youth-led peacebuilding initiatives in selected locations in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Mali, Nigeria, and Pakistan, following a methodology developed by Peace Direct. Please note that the locations are likely to be the most conflict affected regions of these countries and will be decided by Peace Direct in consultation with the consultant/s.
  • Conflict analysis of the main conflict issues and peacebuilding opportunities for youth in Pakistan, Mali, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. The methodology for carrying out the analysis will be participatory (involving interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FDGs) with community members in the selected regions) and will be developed by Peace Direct in consultation with the consultant/s. A final report will include the main findings.

Person Specification

  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Excellent writing skills (in English for work in Nigeria and Pakistan and French for work in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali);
  • Experience working in conflict contexts, including peacebuilding experience;
  • Knowledge of national context and civil society environment, especially grassroots initiatives and how they operate;
  • Experience and knowledge of the peacebuilding sector;
  • At least five years of relevant research experience, including using quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  • Understanding of research ethics and ‘Do no harm’ principles;
  • Be based in, or easily able to travel to, the country where research will be carried out.

To Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send the following to Peace Direct’s International Programmes Officer, Laura Vermeer: laura.vermeer@peacedirect.org 

  • A cover letter demonstrating suitability for this role;
  • Writing samples from previous research projects;
  • Curriculum vitae (if applying as a team, each member of the team);
  • Contact details of three referees, including names, positions, telephone numbers, email addresses, and their relationship to the consultant/s.

Deadline for applications: 1st February 2019 at 17:00 GMT.

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Find more information on the project, the timelines and the activities in the following document.

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