Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Conflict Management ,Local Jobs

 Vacancy Announcement                    

Consultancy Title: Conflict Specialist - Local Conflict Management Mechanism Assessment

Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to field sites

The Conflict Specialist will oversee the assessment, which will uncover the various conflict dynamics in two geographic areas (Upper & Lower Somali Clusters).

The assessment is an opportunity to: provide context specific details on the various ethnic divides; identify the drivers of conflict; provide information about how the conflicts have evolved over the last 5 years; and identify local conflict management mechanisms used in these regions.

Activities will include:

    Providing desk review of existing literature of conflict dynamics, conflict assessments and evaluations of peacebuilding programs in the target area.
    Designing the methodology and tools including surveys and focus group questionnaires
    Working with local partners to arrange logistics for the assessment: number of assessors, any translations, local transport, etc.
    Holding workshops and train selected local partners on the assessment process in each of the areas.
    Writing the assessment report, which will include a discussion of the conflict dynamics in each of the regions, how conflict actors interact, the drivers of conflict, and the supports for peace. The annex should include a list of key stakeholders, including local partners, and their contact information.

Minimum requirements:

    Masters Degree in international affairs, conflict mitigation, or relevant subject.
    Four years of experience in community-based capacity development projects in relief and/or post-conflict settings.
    Strong understanding of traditional authorities, and other peace actors in the Somali Clusters and the organizational and political challenges that exist.
    Experience in working with and coordinating with partners.
    Proven program leadership, management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    Experience working in unstable or conflict areas.


Submit your application including a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the Mercy Corps Regional Office, 247 Owashika Road, Lavington - Nairobi, Kenya or e-mail applications with cover letter to .

Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 8th January 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps.


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