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UNDP recruiting Consultant for Technical Support: Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Analysis and Programming


Istanbul, Turkey, 14 January 2019

Background

Within the framework of UNDP's ECIS Regional Programme for 2018-20, a consultant is to be hired to support the Governance and Peacebuilding (GPB) Team at the Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH). The consultant will focus on a number of analytical and programming tasks and activities, contributing to the wider regional conflict prevention and peacebuilding service line, expanding portfolio, and delivery of relevant areas of the IRH regional programme. The duration of the assignment is foreseen to be from 7 January to 31 December 2019.

The consultant will play a lead role in developing and producing various specified analytical products and outputs of the team, including the Risk Monitor, the Central Asia VE UN study, as well as a Western Balkans Youth, Peace and Security Survey, at the same time contributing to knowledge management both within IRH and more broadly in the UN system as required. The consultant will further contribute to strategic context scoping to inform conflict prevention programme design initiatives. S/he will also play a cross-cutting role contributing to the quality and delivery of conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities both at country and regional level as required, with a particular focus on Preventing Violent Extremism and Conflict-Sensitivity capacity support, while also presenting and reporting on these activities with internal and external networks and stakeholders in support of their continued consolidation and impact. Further, the consultant will support the expansion of specific technical expertise and programming across the wider GPB cluster.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work in the Istanbul Regional Hub under the supervision of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader and daily guidance of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Specialist. Given the nature of the tasks requiring daily cooperation with other Programme Specialists of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster as well as other staff of the Istanbul Regional Hub, full-time presence at IRH is required, with some expectation of travel across the ECIS region and beyond.

Following are specific areas of responsibility:

  • Lead production of Risk Monitor (RM) tool, collecting news and analysis concerning the ECIS region pertinent to the GPB portfolio as a risk-informed development output, including new directions in partnership with Crisis Bureau

  • Conduct background research and serve as focal point for planned violent extremism in Central Asia study undertaken as part of Strengthening Community Resilience and Regional Cooperation for Prevention of Violent Extremism in Central Asia project,

  • Organize and deliver at least three regional events as part of the Strengthening Community Resilience and Regional Cooperation for Prevention of Violent Extremism in Central Asia project

  • Coordinate development of research methodology and roll-out of youth-led peace and security survey in Western Balkans

  • Provide technical inputs for conflict-sensitivity capacity tools and accompaniment of specific Country Offices and initiatives with conflict sensitivity assessment capacity

  • Provide country-specific analyses in support of programme design initiatives

  • Ensure IRH knowledge management systems are well-maintained in the areas of conflict prevention and peacebuilding

  • Consult Country Office conflict prevention and peacebuilding activity in coordination with Programme Specialist as required

  • Consult and provide technical inputs to resource mobilization and funding proposals

  • Coordinate IRH engagement with ECIS Peace and Development Advisers and relevant processes;

  • Support follow up of UNDP #NextGenGov Agenda

  • Support development of regional project on media in Central Asia

  • Report on these activities with internal and external networks and stakeholders in support of their continued consolidation and impact

  • Active contribution and support to wider GPB discussions and reflections as a team member throughout the period of the consultancy.

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