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22 Oct 2020

Grassroots Level Peace Process Adviser, National Consultant

Job Description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is seeking applications from qualified candidates to complete assignment as per below terms of reference and qualifications. Interested candidates are hereby requested to send their application including an updated P11 (form is attached) in lieu of curriculum vitae and copy of their diplomas/degrees.

Applications should be sent by email to: momoh1@un.org quoting the following reference in the subject. Please note that only selected candidates or candidates who meet the requirements will be placed on the roster for future similar assignments and will be contacted for further administrative process.

Reference: HRSS-2020-003-CAD

Deadline of application: 30 November 2020

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Terms of Reference:

Grassroots Level Peace Process Adviser, National Consultant

The signing of a revitalized peace agreement by the parties to the conflict and reconstitution of the government of national unity signals increased space and opportunities to advance reconciliation between the conflicting communities at subnational level. The subnational peace is vital to complement and sustain the national peace process as the communal conflicts are amenable to be exploited by political elites for their political vested interests. Mobilization of the communities for peace and reconciliation would put pressure on political elites to pursue a genuine peace agenda. Further, strengthening the nexus between sub-national reconciliation with national peace process will complement the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and more broadly the national reconciliation agenda.

CAD intends to hire one national Consultant/Contractor with specialization in community reconciliation. They will research on and identify entry points to create a mission strategy in promoting grassroots role in the national peace process, which is currently lacking. This is to strengthen the nexus between subnational and national peace processes. The consultants will also draft an operational plan to implement the strategy.

The Grassroots level Peace Adviser – National Consultant will work with Grassroots level Peace Adviser – International Consultant. He/she will be based in Juba but will undertake extensive travels to field locations and engage with a wide range of local stakeholders. He/she will report to the Director of the Civil Affairs Division.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and articulate strategic priorities, opportunities, and entry points for Mission support actions in facilitating grassroots role in the national peace process from existing mission approaches and best practices of other countries.
  • Identify areas in communal engagements which will strengthen the nexus between the subnational and national peace process
  • Develop an operational plan to implement the strategy at the subnational level

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or peacebuilding / conflict management; or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in reconciliation or in areas of peacebuilding or conflict management
  • Proven experience as a lead grassroots level peace adviser / consultant
  • Knowledge in programming or strategy development including good understanding of PKO programming modalities
  • Extensive field experience, especially in conflict and/or post-conflict settings; prior experience in the sub-Saharan African region is desirable
  • Demonstrable ability to engage with sensitivity, strategic foresight, and political acumen in situations involving multiple actors and stakeholders in particular from antagonistic ethnic communities and political fractions.

Performance Assessment of the Consultant

  • Weekly Progress report to the CAD Director.

Duration of the Assignment

  • 2 months and 2 weeks (10 weeks)

End of Assignment.

  • 15 March 2021

Expected deliverables:

  • Strategy paper on grassroots level strategic priorities, opportunities, and entry points for Mission support actions, which will strengthen the nexus between the subnational and the national peace process
  • Operational Plan to implement the strategy at the subnational level

P11_form.doc

P11_Supplementary_Sheet.doc

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to: momoh1@un.org quoting the following reference in the subject. Please note that only selected candidates or candidates who meet the requirements will be placed on the roster for future similar assignments and will be contacted for further administrative process.

Reference: HRSS-2020-003-CAD

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