Short Term Consultancy (Local Expert), Peacebuilding Expert/Conflict Analyst
USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity, Ethiopia
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USAID/Ethiopia Democracy & Governance (DG) Office intends to conduct a performance evaluation of the Sustaining Dialogue in Ethiopian Campuses (SD) Activity. The evaluation looks at the design and implementation of the SD activity as well as results achieved. This evaluation will
Position: Peacebuilding Expert/Conflict Analyst (Local Expert)
This position is for two local experts. The local experts, in consultation with the Team Leader and the evaluation Methods Specialist, will be responsible for conducting the evaluation, ensuring the timeliness and quality of deliverables. The local experts’ responsibilities include but is not limited to desk review of project materials, design of evaluation framework, development of evaluation instruments and tools, data collection, data analysis and report as well as presentation of the evaluation report.
The local experts should have a minimum of Master’s degree in Peace & Security Studies, Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Law, Social Work or other relevant social science field.
Experience and Skills
S/he should have at least 5 years work experience in dialogue processes, peace building or conflict mitigation in Ethiopia and have conducted at least two similar evaluations.
Experience with youth-led dialogue processes or youth as agents for change in peace processes at the local level is desirable. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and practical experience of conflict analysis, conflict drivers and interventions on the major causes of conflict with students in Ethiopian universities as well as understanding of Ethiopia’s conflict management policies, strategies and priorities and conflict dynamics in Ethiopian universities. The local expert should have strong communication skills, and sufficient experience with evaluation standards and practices to ensure a credible product. The Ethiopian experts should also be proficient in English and fluent in Amharic. Fluency/proficiency in other widely spoken Ethiopian languages is strongly desired.