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  • Posted: May 6, 2020
    Deadline: May 15, 2020
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    Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization. We were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. We have a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace.
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    Programme Consultant

    Background

    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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    Qualifications

    • 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.

    Consultant Somali Programme” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

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    Internship with the Somalia Programme Unit

    Scope of the internship:

    Working as a member of the Somali Programme, under the supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the intern will provide support to Interpeace’s Somali Programme. S/he will gain insights into the process of programme management, budget development, report writing, concept note and proposal development and developing communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.

    A skilled supervisor will guide and mentor the intern during the internship. This includes:

    • Discussing and setting the development objectives for the internship period with the intern
    • Providing the resources and support required to meet the requirements and development objectives of the internship
    • Providing mentorship and regular feedback on performance
    • Issuing an internship certificate

    Specific duties include but are not limited to:

    • Drafting monthly updates of the Somali programme on the basis of the weekly reports received from the Somali partners and Interpeace’s field teams in Hargeisa, Garowe and Mogaidishu
    • Assist in compiling information and data for producing the annual and bi-annual donor reports and programme documents for 2020
    • Liaise with the Communication Team in preparing success stories and web stories that capture key programme outcomes
    • Assist the Somali programme in researching and compiling data needed when preparing concept notes and proposals
    • Provide support in drafting correspondences (letters and forwarding emails) for sending to internal and external stakeholders
    • Scheduling and maintaining the Somali programme meeting calendar as guided by the Country Coordinator
    • Providing additional support to the Interpeace Somali team as called upon

    Skills that the intern will develop and knowledge that the intern will acquire:

    • An understanding of programme management
    • An understanding of peacebuilding dynamics in several conflict and post-conflict contexts
    • Open source research skills to provide sound analysis of conflict dynamics
    • Drafting written communication (briefs, letters, e-mails, etc.)
    • Drafting documents for internal and external audiences

    Duration:

    The duration of the internship is six months

    Stipend

    A stipend is offered throughout the internship period.

    • Current pursuit of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field and able to dedicate six months to a full-time internship with the university’s/education institution’s agreement or
    • Completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field and pursuing a Master’s degree in the near future. Applicants will need to provide an attestation from the education institution where the candidate seeks to pursue the graduate degree attesting that this internship is aligned and will contribute to the educational purpose of the graduate degree or
    • Recent completion of a Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or related field
    • A strong desire to learn about peacebuilding while making a worthwhile contribution of time and effort to Interpeace
    • Fluent written and spoken English; good written and spoken Somali is an added advantage
    • Good knowledge of common MS computer applications
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Excellent proven organization and communications skills

    Please note only Kenyan nationals and those with valid immigration status in the country will be considered.

    Internship: Somali Programme ” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application e-mail to be considered.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates may submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to recruitment@interpeace.org.

    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.

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