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Position titleLead Consultant (Subject Matter Expert) For Study on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
Place of performanceNairobi, Kenya
Start date05/02/2018
Durationup to 6 months (@15days/month)
QualificationMaster's degree in Political Science, Peace and Security Studies, International Relations, International Development and/or PhD degree in PhD in any of the aforementioned fields.
Sector experienceMinimum of 8 years of demonstrable relevant Security experience and/or minimum of 8 years of demonstrable relevant Research experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 4 years of experience in Africa (desirable) and/or Middle East (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English (essential) and Somali (desirable).
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CTG OverviewCTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of position
Nature of the consultancy: To serve as the primary focal point between IOM and the firm carrying out the research aimed to inform stabilization and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) initiatives in Somalia. To provide subject matter expertise on Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) for SSI/Dalbile and ensure the design and execution of the research are carried out according to the work plan. To review all deliverables submitted by the research firm, verifying these are in line with agreed upon requirements and provide corrective measures if necessary. To report on a regular basis to IOM SSI and IOM DDR on the progress of the research and closely coordinate with IOM during the duration of the implementation of the activity. To coordinate with the research team in holding training sessions on the findings and recommendations for key stakeholders to ensure dissemination of research findings and their programmatic utility.

Rationale for the Research: Following the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGoS) in 2012, the country is experiencing increased political stability and engagement with international partners. Despite these gains in the political arena, the security situation remains highly volatile and continues to challenge operations in Somalia.

In 2012, the FGoS identified the issue of disengagement of combatants from violent extremist groups as an area of concern. Together with partners, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the FGoS embarked on a process to develop the “National Program on the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants and Youth at Risk” (National Program). Its objective is to establish a comprehensive process that allows for low-risk ex-combatants to reintegrate in communities and become productive citizens.

Although the National Program has made notable progress towards understanding and standardizing the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) processes in Somalia, limited research studies have created information gaps that decrease the efficacy of existing humanitarian and political responses. Specifically, previous DDR research studies have: 1.) largely focused on qualitative data collection and excluded quantitative, providing no statistically significant data or pattern/trend analysis; 2.) been limited to a few locations such as Mogadishu, Baidoa, and Kismayo; 3.) targeted male respondents, giving inadequate attention to female stakeholders and other important actors. Addressing these information gaps through the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistically significant and representative data will support targeted programming towards the prevention and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE).
Role objectives
Objective of the Research: The overall objective of this study is to inform interventions on P/CVE and the reintegration of low-risk disengaged combatants in Somalia through statistically significant and representative data.
Project reporting
This role will directly report to the Reporting Officer & will be monitored closely by the Program Manager.
Key competencies• At least 8 years of research design and implementation experience (with substantial focus on DDR and/or P/CVE) using both quantitative and qualitative methods; with proven experience in Somalia or elsewhere in the East Africa region;
• Demonstrated experience in the fields of DDR and/or P/CVE
• Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills using statistical software packages (e.g. STATA, SPSS, etc.);
• Extensive field research experience and experience in training and leading teams of researchers and enumerators;
• Proven experience in providing capacity building training for government;
• Superior research, analysis, and writing skills;
• Experience collaborating with high level government officials;
Team management
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Further information
Payment
Monthly payment based on satisfactory completion of tasks assigned, submission of monthly report, timesheet and bill for number of hours worked. Supervisor and Consultant will agree on an estimate of time required for each report/assignment.