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Danish Refugee Council-DRC is a private Danish humanitarian organisation, founded in 1956. It serves as an umbrella organization for 33 member organizations. Formed after the Second World War, and in response to the European refugee crises caused by the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. DRC has been active in large scale humanitarian projects around the world.
Job Title: Consultancy
Administration, Secretarial, NGO, Non-Profit
Danish Refugee Council-DRC and Danish Demining Group the Armed Violence Reduction unit of DRC are in the process of setting up operations in the North-East in response to the crisis. DDG is also intending to set up operations in Niger’s Diffa region, which borders North-Eastern Nigeria, and which has been heavily affected by the insecurity resulting from Boko Haram attacks and the regional military response. Given the complexity of the context, DRC or DDG require an indepth conflict analysis which they will use to inform future programming design to ensure their programming is conflict-sensitive. DRC or DDG therefore seek a qualified consultant to carry out a conflict analysis.
The consultant is responsible for producing a high quality conflict analysis for Nigeria’s Borno and Adamawa States. The analysis will be based on thorough desk research as well as field research. The consultancy will focus on the following key tasks:
Design, plan and remotely oversee the collection of data during field research, which will be carried out by contracted enumerators in the target areas. The field research will collect data using focus group discussions,FGD and key informant interviews, KII. Through these, local perspectives and up-to-date information will be sought as a supplement to information already available and identified through the desk study. In addition to addressing conflict dynamics, the interviews will collect stakeholder views on past and possible future interventions to improve community safety and manage conflict.
Following the production of the draft report, validation meetings will be held in the areas to provide feedback to interviewees and enable further refinements of the analysis and recommendations. The field research and validation meetings will be led by two highly experienced conflict specialists of local origin held in Nigeria. The consultant should be willing to participate in some of these meetings, contingent on the security situation in the particular areas
Produce a draft report, incorporate comments from DRC or DDG and produce a final report according to structure and guidelines agreed with DRC or DDG. In collaboration with DRC/DDG field researchers, prepare validation meetings in the target areas and participate in some or all of these, contingent on permitting security situations.
The main output that the consultant will provide is a consolidated conflict analysis report covering the target areas in Nigeria and Niger as well as wider national and regional dynamics. The report should draw on DDG’s guidelines for conflict analysis. The analysis should be comprehensive but concise and not exceed 50 pages, and include a 5 page executive summary including recommendations for how to ensure future DRC or DDG programming is conflict sensitive. The structure of the report will be agreed with DRC or DDG.
DRC or DDG will cover transport to and from necessary meetings in the implementation and research areas. DRC will be responsible for providing the consultant with a safety briefing and the consultant will fall under DRC’s safety umbrella for the duration of the field research in the North-East, which means the consultant will be obliged to adhere to DRC safety management Standard Operating Procedures.
Advanced university degree in conflict analysis, peace studies, or similar field
At least 5 years’ experience conducting conflict analysis
Extensive experience of research or work related to Northern Nigeria
Indepth knowledge of conflict contexts in the Lake Chad region is highly desirable
Excellent research, report writing and analytical skills
Proven capacity to write analytical, clear and concise reports on conflict dynamics (candidates must submit 2 relevant examples of previous conflict analysis work they have carried out)
Experience of working with secondary data analysis/desk reviews
Experience of developing research tools and carrying out research
Advanced knowledge of the Nigeria political system from community to national level is highly desirable
Advance understanding of land and natural resource related conflicts are highly desirable
Ability to provide clear guidance to field research teams
Remote management experience is desirable
Experience working in remote and conflict-affected areas
Proven ability to deliver against targets and meeting deadlines within short timeframe
Fluency in English
Relevant computer skills: Word, Excel, internet