KAICIID Vacancy for Needs Assessment and Baseline Study

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Heroes of Dialogue

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Heroes of Dialogue

The King Abdullah International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID, hereinafter also referred to as Centre) is an intergovernmental organization that was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures around the world.

The Centre’s Programme Department designs and implements policy-relevant, influential programmes and partnerships that aim to spread a culture of dialogue. In order to advance mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence the Department engages in interreligious peacebuilding interventions, capacity building, convening stakeholders, networks and agenda-setting in governmental, religious, and expert circles. Programming is developed through consultation with expert practitioners and it integrates faith-based and secular partners and institutions at all stages.

The KAICIID International Fellows Programme (KIFP) brings together leaders and educators from diverse religious backgrounds from around the world for training in dialogue facilitation, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, intercultural communication and promoting social cohesion by KAICIID experts. The programme equips Fellows with the skills to educate their students and communities about interreligious dialogue so they can become facilitators and leaders in the dialogue and active peace advocates in their communities.

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SCOPE OF WORK/MAIN PURPOSE

In order to increase collaborations and interreligious programmes within and among Fellow Institutions which train religious leaders, the Centre is seeking to engage a Consultant(s) to conduct (separate studies) individual Needs- Assessment and Baseline Analyses for each of the following four regions: the Arab Region, Transatlantic Region (Europe- North America), African Region and South- Southeast Asian Region. The conducted Assessments and Analyses (studies) will provide benchmarks for future activities, establish priority areas for engagement with Fellows’ institutions and establish the tools that are used for future evaluations of the KIFP. This exercise includes the analysis of the current status of Inter Religious Dialogue (IRD) within the Fellows Institutions in the relevant Region, gap analysis and challenges regarding the promotion and systematic incorporation of IRD within these institutions as well as institutional collaboration across religious lines. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager for KIFP, and in coordination with the Programme Manager for KIFP, and in consultation with the KAICIID M&E Advisor the Consultant, the Consultant(s) is/are expected to fully internalize two recent evaluation reports conducted by the Centre: the 2018 KIFP Evaluation report and the 2019 Comprehensive Programme Evaluation report (draft).

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Map existing Fellows Institutions and their work with a focus on existing dialogue related programmes. This mapping shall include a discussion of the relevant policies and policy developments on institutional level on IRD/ICD within the institutions and include available data sources.
  • Gap analysis and challenges in the Fellows Institutions in respective Region and identify the needs to bridge or fill these gaps that is within the scope of the KIFP.
  • With direct reference to the above, provide credible and realistic baselines for each of the two outcomes of KIFP to recalibrate the existing baselines and indicators of success, which in turn will help to enhance the outcomes and outputs of the Results Based Matrix of the programme regarding KIFP.
  • Recommend activities that address the current needs and provide a risk analysis with potential mitigation approaches.

REPORTING AND TIMELINE

The Consultant(s) shall submit in English the following reports to the Centre by email (MS Word, MS Excel and PDF):

  • Inception Report containing a preliminary assessment of the situation, proposed methodology, list of potential interview partners based on desk review for approval by the Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser and  Senior Programme Manager (within 1 week after contract signature).
  • Delivery of raw data (5 weeks after contract signature).
  • Comprehensive high-quality draft Final Report for approval and comments by the Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser and Senior Programme Manager (by 31 December 2019)
  • Final Report with all findings for final approval by the Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser and Senior Programme Manager by 31 January 2020).

REQUIRED EXPERTISE

Expertise in field research with very good knowledge in the field of educational institutional development and relevant assessment methodologies, specifically in the requested Regions (Arab Region, Transatlantic Region (Europe- North America), African Region and South- Southeast Asian Region).

COMPENSATION

The Centre shall pay the Consultant an all-inclusive lump-sum of € 8000 (Euro Eight Thousand) per consultancy for the services performed during the Consultancy Period. The terms of payment shall be as follows:

  • 30% upon approval of the Inception Report containing detailed methodology;
  • 40% upon approval of Draft Final Report and presentation of results;
  • 30% upon approval of the Final Report.

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TO APPLY

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences such as political science, sociology or related field. A completed or ongoing PhD studies in the required fields would be an asset;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant working experience;
  • Proven experience in conducting studies and assessments and managing qualitative and quantitative data and information, including design, processing, analysis, publication and reviews;
  • Experience working in a multicultural international organization is required, including the UN, and international non-governmental organization is desirable (required);
  • Excellent research and analytical skills using statistical and/or qualitative data processing software (e.g. MS Excel, NVivo) is required;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook) and data management;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English;.
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills;
  • Demonstrating high levels of attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY

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Please upload your CV along with a cover letter indicating the Region you apply for. As part of the cover letter, applicants are invited to submit all relevant baseline reviews from past experience. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.

KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

3 November 2019

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