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Lead – Environmental pathways for Reconciliation Yemen (EPfR Yemen) – 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 an Arabic-speaking Project Lead based in Yemen for the Institute’s Environmental Pathways for Reconciliation (EPfR) engagement in a number of governorates in Yemen to support the Environmental Peacemaking Team within Peace Practice and Innovation (PPI) unit

Terms of References

The EPfR will be part of the Institute’s Environmental Peacemaking (EPM) Programme. Established in 2019, the Programme seeks to gear up conflict resolution to respond to climate change and wider environmental challenges in conflict contexts in order to contribute to a sustainable environment and enhance the prospects for durable peace.

The EPM approach of the Institute is focused on support to peace leaders and local communities to address climate and environmental concerns in the wider framework of peace processes, in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-conflict peace building. We believe the environment is fundamental to make peace and that conflict resolution practitioners can strengthen their efforts by understanding how it affects conflict dynamics.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Peace Practice and Innovation (PPI) Director and EPM Programme Officer, the EPfR Yemen Lead, will work under the guidance of the Head of Secretariat of the PfR to coordinate and lead the effort to develop and engage around environmental issues and opportunities through the Platform in an initial phase between April 2022 and December 2023.

Based on a longer engagement of the EIP around the needs, perspectives, and rights of Yemenis in 2020-2021, the Institute is now developing a Platform to strengthen engagement in select governorates. By adding technical capacity, conducting structured consultations, and facilitating spaces, the EPfR Lead will support environmental engagement through the Platform.  Read more about the engagement in 2020-2021, the Pathways for Reconciliation Yemen project.

In that context, the duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop a detailed work plan for environmental engagement through the PfR Platform;
  • Developing, in collaboration with partners, climate and environmental security risk analysis for Yemen with specific focus on the Platform engagement areas;
  • Build relations with focal points in each geographical area of the Platform and maintain regular communication;
  • Develop a climate and environmental pillar to the structured consultations to be carried out in six Governorates;
  • Design and deliver interactive online and in-person trainings around climate and environmental security;
  • Facilitate or contribute to the design of dialogue spaces where people engaged through the consultations can discuss the issues and mobilise to find solutions.

Profile

  • Fluency in Arabic and English;
  • At least 6 years progressive experience in development or environment with a background in water management, sanitation, environmental protection, restoration or similar;
  • Practical experience in terms of implementation of development or environmental projects in Yemen or the region is highly desirable;
  • At least 2 years experience in programme management and/or coordinating activities;
  • Experience in community engagement and mobilisation, facilitating meetings, designing, and delivering trainings are highly desirable;
  • Good Yemeni and regional network;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to insecure areas.

The Institute offers

  • Service contract for a maximum of 84 days from 15/06/2022 to 31/12/2022

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 30/05/2022, close of business (COB). The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.

Deadline for application: 30 May 2022