The IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) was set up as a regional platform for training, collaboration, knowledge sharing and research on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE). It is IGAD’s main coordinating organ for regional and national focal points and structures, and units of other regional economic communities in Eastern Africa, tasked with the implementation of P/CVE programs. The Center has four units, namely:
- Training and Capacity Building
- Research and Analysis
- Strategic Communication
- Civil Society and Community Engagement.
The Center facilitates partnerships between governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and sub-national actors through its civil society network on the CSO Digital Hub. The CSO Digital Hub is an online knowledge portal, where P/CVE practitioners in the Center’s network have access to research, publications, trainings and events, and have an online space for sharing best practices with each other. Its objectives are to support and deepen regional CSO networks in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; strengthen their programming capacities; and facilitate a representative voice for civil society to engage with governments on the development of P/CVE policies and programs.
The formulation of the CSO Hub was informed by a series of consultations and workshops with CSOs that was facilitated at the regional and national level by ICEPCVE in collaboration with local CSO partners. Currently the digital hub has over 180 from across the IGAD region, members of the CSO Hub provided information about their mission, activities, partners and organizational history. This information was used in the vetting processes to ensure the independence and credibility of CSO Hub members.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The purpose of this assignment is to enable the Center to expand the network of P/CVE practitioners and spread the knowledge on P/CVE in the region as well as to aid the coordination of P/CVE efforts between governments and civil society.
P/CVE has traditionally been a sensitive issue and, thus, its causes and consequences have been left for governments to deal with. However, P/CVE cannot be effective without the full participation of non-state stakeholders. To this end, ICEPCVE has created a safe space for civil society organizations to enable them to contribute to P/CVE work in the region. ICEPCVE also aims to facilitate dialogue and cooperation, between civil society and government, towards achieving the common goal of eradicating terrorism and violent extremism in the region.
4– EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
- An Inception report that sets out the key theory and practice considerations in delivering the scope of work/expected outputs together with a methodology including areas of emphasis, list of stakeholders to be consulted, work plan and planned set of outputs.
- A register for a total of at least seventy (70) mainstream CSOs that are P/CVE practitioners, 10 each from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- A register for at least seventy (70) Women led and focused P/CVE practitioners, 10 each from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- A register for at least seventy (70) Youth led and focused Organizations that are P/CVE practitioners, 10 each from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- A register for at least Sixty (40) P/CVE researchers, 5 each from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- A register of at least (40) media personalities that are practitioners in P/CVE 5 each from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
- A straightforward, clear, systematic and appropriately structured -map outlining these CSOs, Women organizations, Youth Organizations, researchers and media in each of the 7 countries; i.e., the town or city in which they are based and where they conduct the majority of their programs, along with their relevant information.
- A detailed categorization and identification of areas of thematic specialization.
- Documented context of critical programmatic insights and viable opportunities to engage with regional platforms to promote locally led and locally owned PCVE approaches in the region.
10 – THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONSULTANT
· A university degree in international relations, international development, gender and development, sociology or other relevant fields.
· At least 7 years work experience, with a minimum of 5 years of research in peace and security studies, P/CVE or conflict analysis in the IGAD region.
· Demonstrable knowledge about the IGAD Regional Strategy for P/CVE.
· Excellent computer skills.
· Good interpersonal and communication skills.
· Flexibility to adjust working hours to actual workload as requested by ICEPCVE in Djibouti.
· Capacity to work under pressure and availability to travel.
· Languages: English (very good to excellent, both oral and written); French would be an advantage.
Please note that at this stage no PROPOSALS whether TECHNICAL or FINANCIAL are requested.
HOW TO APPLY
Administration and Finance
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
P.O. Box 2653,
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti