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Local Conflict Management Mechanism Assessment Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya


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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.
Applications:  

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 hr@ke.mercycorps.org . 

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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