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Job Position: Consultant

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Maiduguri

Contract term: Temporary

Job Summary:

Project Title:  Supporting Northeast States Reintegration and Reconciliation Initiatives

The Project:  The project aims to support ongoing federal and Northeastern states reintegration programs by mobilizing evidence-based analysis and knowledge production that will inform policy for strengthening traditional justice system in post-Boko Haram insurgency. Government policy and decision makers need the best possible knowledge and evidence based on their efforts to implement locally relevant approach to transitional justice focusing on addressing the past atrocities committed by Boko Haram terrorists and promote the successful reintegration of ex-Boko Haram combatants. One-way CDD seeks to contribute to this process is to facilitate and conduct evidenced based research in the three most conflict affected states in northeast, region namely Borno, Yobe and Adamawa (BAY) states which findings will guide the state government in the implementation of transitional justice measures.

Activity: the research involves a harmonization of existing transitional justice works and documents via extant desk review to identify gaps and undertake a fieldwork-based perception study and stakeholder mapping on traditional justice system across the three states.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Work with Research Team members to conduct desk review on and harmonized all existing policy documents on transitional justice that will be provided by the Centre
  •  Lead team of research assistants in the conduct of fieldwork for data collection in specified locations and duration to be determined by the Centre
  • Work with Enumerators and CDD team in mapping local context methodology including division of each state into cultural zones for traditional justice system
  •  Work with research team to carry out draft data analysis
  • Postproduction and presentation of final report

Academic Qualifications:

  • A minimum requirement of master’s degree in any Social Sciences discipline is required, with years of experience in research. Additional training or experience in a broad range of related fields including working in advancing research and knowledge production with civil society organizations on transitional justice is a key priority and invaluable requirement for the job. Also, a Ph.D would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Applicant must possess a minimum of 7 years’ experience in cogent academic research or working with a think tank in advancing evidenced-based research in conflict settings
  • Proven experience in conducting mapping and/or ethnographic fieldwork study and impeccable skills in data collection, desk review, data analysis and report writing.
  • Proven experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is a requirement.

Criteria

  • Consultant/Researcher must be a resident of the research location and familiar with the culture and local languages of the area
  • Researcher must be conversant with the best practice in conducting research including adherence to the ethics in conducting research, conflict sensitivity and the “Do No Harm” principles
  • Female researchers are highly encouraged to apply for gender balance and equality

Duration

  • Successful applicants are expected to work for the period of three months commencing July to September 2022

Method of Application

CDD invites interested and qualified consultants to apply. A Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter of not more than 3 pages (in word or pdf format) of interested Consultants should be sent by mail to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org on or before 10th July 2022.

Note

  • This position is based in Maiduguri but may involve travels to other northeastern states.
  • Only applications submitted via email will be considered. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

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