TECHNICAL ADVISOR (Consultancy contract) – PEACE PRACTICE AND INNOVATION UNIT (PPI)
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.
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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 Technical Advisor for the coordination of information and drafting of a psycho-social impact study on the victims of ISIS in North East Syria within the Peace Practice and Innovation (PPI) unit. Presence or travel to North East Syria is required as part of the role.”
Duties and responsibilities
Technical Advisor for the coordination of information and drafting of a psycho-social impact study on the victims of ISIS in North East Syria. The aim of the study is to record and acknowledge the impact of ISIS violence in the region.
- In close collaboration with the Institute’s Peace Practice and Innovation team, and working closely with the Chief of Staff on a memory and acknowledgement process regarding the impact of ISIS violence in the region, support the implementation and coordination of the project team’s workplan;
- Lead on the production of the final report providing an objective, impartial and authoritative account of the facts and circumstances surrounding the conflict in North East Syria, and the nature of its impact in terms of suffering and abuses for the local population;
- Work with the experts producing technical chapters on the impact in the thematic areas related to psycho-social issues, economy, education and gender;
- Provide advice as needed to the project through conducting field work (8 teams operating in 6 districts for 4 months), interviews and meetings, and ensure that the efforts meet high standards suitable for the context;
- Contribute to outreach and awareness-raising campaigns related to the implementation of the project;
- Conduct multiple missions to the region to participate in key meetings, including for stays of up to two weeks in the later phases of the work;
- Provide expert advice on data collection, treatment, storage, classification, and analysis;
- Ensure regular liaison with the line manager and other relevant Institute staff to update on project developments;
- Any other duties relevant to the delivery of the report as assigned by the line manager.
- At least ten (10) years of practical experience at international level in the field of complex field investigation and report writing, such as commissions of inquiry, truth commissions or similar processes.
- Experience in working in conflict-affected areas (experience working in Syria is considered an asset);
- Willingness and capacity to travel to conflict affected areas in North East Syria;
- Fluency at a native level (written and verbal) in English;
- Ability to communicate and work in Arabic and/or Kurdish will be considered a strong asset;
- Able to dedicate on average ten (10) days per month over a five-month period, with the heaviest workload during the first and last months.
The Institute offers
- Consultancy contract for a maximum of 65 days until 31/03/2023
Expected start date: as soon as possible
Please submit in English:
- Service proposal, with a description of the services, fees (not exceeding 42,250 EUR), methodology (when relevant), CVs of personnel involved (when relevant)
The deadline is 20/11/2022, 23:59 (Brussels time). The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal. Only individual candidates will be considered. Applications from consulting companies will not be processed.
Deadline for application: 20 November 2022