Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Call for Expression of Interest: Baseline Study in Kafanchan, Kaduna State

The CLEEN Foundation (formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education) is a non-governmental organization established in January 1998 with the mission of promoting public safety, security, and accessible justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programs and publications, in partnership with government and civil society.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers for the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Baseline Study and Stakeholders’ Analysis on Strengthening Community Resilience through Peace Building
Location: Kafanchan, Kaduna State
Type of Contract: Short-term ( 2 weeks)

 Background

Youth restiveness and violence has become a recurring decimal in Northern Nigeria. For instance, it has taken the form of terrorist attacks and has become one of the critical problems facing the nation.  Some rural communities and schools are fast becoming the breeding grounds for youth radicalization and have the unenviable reputation of being seen as a ‘wasteland’ for the poorest of the poor, ravaged by violent crimes, unruly juveniles who frequently drop out of schools, poverty and unemployment. Kaduna State has been embroiled in perennial conflicts between herdsmen and community members that have led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties worth millions of Naira. Despite several efforts by the state security actors, the conflict has continued to reoccur from one reprisal attack to the other. In recent attacks in Southern Kaduna communities; investigative media reports have established that the youth are found culpable in the wake of the incidence which led to the loss of lives; burning of houses; displacement of people and destruction of farmlands.
While government's response has been the deployment of security agencies to troubled spots in the state, there is the immediate need for complimentary strategies which entail trust building for better understanding, cohesion and tolerance among warring community members (particularly the youths) hence, the focus of this project.

 Broad Project Objective

This project seeks to foster peace in the conflict-ridden communities in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State towards building resilient and peaceful communities. This will be achieved through identification of key stakeholders and influencers within the communities that will participate and drive the trust, social cohesion and confidence building activities of our interventions. The project will leverage on existing community structures to identify vulnerable youths who are susceptible to violence and others who can serve as peace advocates in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

Scope of Work
The successful Consultant will facilitate a concise mapping exercise through Focused Group Discussions (FGD) and Key Informant Interview (KII) to gain an in-depth understanding of the institutional landscape as well as identify existing resilience structures in the focal community. The output of the mapping study will aid the interventions of CLEEN Foundation regarding the identification of project beneficiaries and prioritization of identified concerns relating to youth vulnerability to violence and their potential involvement in peace building in the focal community.


Specific Objective of the Consultancy
To conduct a baseline study and stakeholders’ analysis on strengthening community resilience through peacebuilding in Kafancha, Kaduna state

Key Responsibilities
  • ·         Coordinate a baseline assessment working with CLEEN Foundation staff and partners through the utilization of data collection tools
  • ·         Undertake a literature review utilizing publicly available information and documentation
  • ·         Oversee data collation and entry, and to undertake data analysis
  • ·         Compile and submit a Baseline Assessment Report to CLEEN Foundation

Lines of Reporting/Position in team
·         The Consultant will work closely with the Research and Strategy Department of CLEEN Foundation

Competencies and Required Skills
  • ·         The consultant must be available in Kafanchan, Kaduna State to carry out the study. The deadline for the report will be 20th November, 2017
  • ·         Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible social science research
  • ·         Excellent spoken and written English
  • ·         Knowledge of research, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • ·         Knowledge of conflict, violence, trends and track records of community engagement issues (desirable)
  • ·         Excellent computer skills
  • ·         Familiarity with the geography of the research location

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified individuals should submit their proposals, with the experience and skills described above to: 
cleen@cleen.org which must include the following:
  • ·         A Cover Letter introducing the researcher and how the skills and competencies described above are met, with concrete examples.
  • ·         A 1-page outline of the proposed assessment process and methodology.
  • ·         An overview of consultant’s academic qualifications/CVs with relevant experience (maximum of 3 pages) including two referees conversant with their work.
  • ·         A sample of a previous assessment or research report(s)


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and successful applicant will be notified on 5th November, 2017

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