Consultancy To Conduct a Mission Analysis of The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) In South Sudan.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATNTS SELECTION)
Organization: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)/CTSAMVM
Assignment Title: Consultancy to conduct a Mission Analysis of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) in South Sudan.
Reference No.: 06/2020 Mission Analysis/CTSAMVM.
Category: Peace and Security
Mission Analysis Start and End Dates: 30 day, From July to September 30, 2020
In accordance with Article 2.4.5 of Chapter II of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) was restructured and reconstituted in accordance with Article 11.2 of Part IV of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) of 21st December 2017 into the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM).
CTSAMVM’s mandate is to monitor, verify compliance and report to the IGAD Council of Ministers (IGAD – COM) and the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) on the progress of the Implementation and also Violations of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) under Chapter 11 of the 2018 R- ARCSS. The CTSAMVM operates in the 10 states of South Sudan, and is supported by Female and Male Monitors from the IGAD member states.
Objective(s) and Scope of the Assignment
With the formation of the RTGoNU, the transitional phase of the agreement has started but many of the Pre-Transitional tasks are not completed. Moreover, the lack of provision of key information by the parties on their military set up (weapons, complete baseline/registration of armed combatants and their positions, and similar information) is diminishing the significance of the monitoring of the implementation of the different steps of the formation of the Necessary Unified Forces.
To address these challenges, there is a need to assess CTSAMVM’s operational capacity, strength and resources to respond to the changing context.
The main objective of this mission analysis is to assess if the operational structure and management of CTSAMVM (and preceding monitoring body) were in line with the Mandate and expected tasks and how in light of the transitional phase is adaptable to the changing context. The mission analysis will also establish the actual baseline: which are the structures and operations, which have been put in place and modified since 2014 including evolution of numbers and set up/Location of MVTs.
IGAD/ CTSAMVM is seeking a highly qualified consultant to carry out the mission analysis in an inclusive, transparent and participatory manner. The consultant will involve a broad range of partners and stakeholders at both national and sub-national levels. The findings of the analysis are expected to provide a broader evidence base, lessons learned and practical recommendations to inform CTSAMVM’s Operational Plan. For more details visit the ToRs attached.
IGAD/CTSAMVM now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (i.e. updated CVs, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills etc.).
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Required Skills and Experience
§ Advanced University degree (Master’s degree) or equivalent from a recognized University in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. Preferably PhD.
§ At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, policy, and strategy development, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization;
§ Experience in developing advocacy strategies and public speaking highly desirable;
§ Experience in assessing regional organizations and/or peace support operations
§ Prior experience in the East Africa Region highly desirable.
§ International peace building experience and multi-cultural exposure
§ Extensive experience in research on peace processes
§ A proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior levels of governments and donors
Skills and competencies:
§ Sound skills and demonstrated experience in facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder processes and revitalization of peace agreement
§ Familiarity with political analysis and peace process revitalization process issues (planning, design of table and agenda, engaging excluded groups);
§ Communication and writing skills
§ Reporting skills
§ Ability to be an effective team member.
§ Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
§ Good organizational skills.
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures;
· Fluency in both written and spoken English.
· Knowledge of French and Arabic will be an added advantage.
· The selection criteria are education, relevant work experiences (as described above), good track record in delivering assignment, Knowledge of the South Sudan Political Context and solid experience in assessing regional organizations and/or peace support operations
How to Apply
Details of the terms of references are herewith attached for more information and reference.