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Hybrid Library Project in Somalia (Service Contract)

The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is looking for exceptional individuals and companies who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.

We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.

Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.

Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See www.eip.org for more information

We are looking for a Consultant to develop a Hybrid Library Project in Somalia to support the Peace Practice and Innovation (PPI) unit.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the EIP team in Somalia, the individual consultant will be responsible for developing a library for violent extremism (cataloguing studies, books and articles). The library will be located in the Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Coordination Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister and will consist of both a physical space with books and an online database.

The consultant will undertake an analysis of requirements, including equipping and furnishing a room at the P/CVE Coordination Unit to stand as a library and developing an e-library. The organisation of this library would be focused on maximizing accessibility and the utility of resources to contribute to institutional capacity and ensure sustainability. This will ensure the research that has been done can be operationalised to support P/CVE interventions.

Furthermore, it will provide an accurate picture of any gaps and updates that subsequent research on P/CVE should seek to fill.

The consultant will perform the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

  • Desk research on existing literature on P/CVE related to Somalia;
  • Situation Assessment: assess the P/CVE Coordination Unit to define the feasibility and requirement for developing a hybrid library;
  • Plan, design, and implement the development of a hybrid library, including building up user-friendly software for ease of update, monitoring, and report;
  • Develop and implement a plan to help the library be accessible to internal and external audiences;
  • Design instructions manuals and conduct training for staff to disseminate the knowledge and motivate staff in the use and promotion of the library;
  • Prepare weekly progress report;
  • Suggest a plan to handle all un-used or out of datebooks.


  • The consultant is expected to have a librarian background and/or used to work in library management services with the ability to communicate in English;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the subject area with practical experience in implementing e-library solutions;
  • Knowledge of software development;
  • Understanding of P/CVE research field;
  • Experience in conducting knowledge sharing/training sessions on library automation.

The Institute offers

  • Service contract from 04/07/2022 to 04/09/2022

Recruitment process

Please submit in English:

  • Service proposal, with a description of the services, fees, methodology (when relevant), CVs of personnel involved (when relevant)

Submit to: recruitment@eip.org

The deadline is 26/06/2022. The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.

Deadline for application: 26 June 2022