Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Application closing: 15 May, 2020
Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org.
Interpeace’s Somali programme is currently implementing a peacebuilding programme titled Talo Wadaag: Social Contract for Somalia. This is a four-year (1st July 2017-30th June 2021) programme funded by Government of Sweden and implemented by Interpeace, Academy for Peace and Development (APD) in Somaliland and Peace and Development Research Center (PDRC) in Puntland. The programme aims to contribute to sustainable peacebuilding and democratization in the Somali Region by strengthening citizen and stakeholder engagement in governance and conflict prevention and management through inclusive, participatory, citizen-centered processes and mechanisms. The programme has been working towards achieving the following outcomes: 1) Improving the understanding and capacity of citizens and civil society, particularly women and youth, to play an active role in ongoing peacebuilding and democratization processes; 2) Enabling democratization processes and policies to be more participatory, inclusive, and responsive to citizens, civil society, and other stakeholders; and 3) Enabling citizens, civil society, and decision makers to increasingly use inclusive local infrastructures for peace to sustainably prevent, manage, and resolve conflict.
Apart from implementing the Talo Wadaag programme, Interpeace is currently expanding its peacebuilding engagement to include new thematic areas, such as transitional justice and peace education amongst others. There is also geographic expansion to support peacebuilding processes across the different Federal Member States in Somalia by harnessing collaborations with other actors. In addition, Interpeace is in the process of developing a country strategy to guide its engagement in Somalia and Somaliland over the next five years. The consultant is expected to play a key role in supporting these efforts by working close with the Somali programme team and Somali partners.
Scope of work
Working as a member of the Somali Programme, under the supervision of the Country Coordinator, the Project Development and Support Consultant will provide technical expertise in advancing the work and efforts of Interpeace in the Somali region. Specifically, the Consultant will provide the following expertise:
- Identify funding opportunities and peacebuilding needs in the Somali region that the Interpeace Somali programme can explore.
- Prepare monthly analytical reports to update the Somali programme of emerging or on-going contextual issues with recommendations on the potential roles Interpeace can play.
- Provide support to the Somali programme’s on-going fundraising strategy. This will include playing a key role in developing concept notes and proposals.
- Support the development of Interpeace’s country strategy for Somalia and Somaliland.
- Review and provide technical inputs to the annual and bi-annual donor reports and programme documents for 2020.
- Lead on the development of a gender strategy for the National Independent Electoral Commission
- Provide any other additional support to the Interpeace Somali team as called upon.
Activities, Deliverables and Timeframe
The consultant will be engaged for an initial four months with possibility of extension.
The consultant will be expected to produce the following deliverables:
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- A Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field or 8 years experience in peacebuilding and governance work in leu.
- Strong knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution, peacebuilding and reconciliation programme.
- Experience working in the Somali region and other conflict or post-conflict environments.
- Proven record of delivering professional outputs.
- Excellent English speaking and writing skills; Somali language skills are an asset.
- An ability to work within tight deadlines.
Please note only Kenyan nationals and those with valid immigration status in the country will be considered.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to email@example.com.
“Consultant Somali Programme” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.
Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be notified.
For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website www.interpeace.org.
The deadline for applications is 15th May 2020.