DDG is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) specializing in Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Humanitarian Mine Action. DDG’s work in the East Africa focuses on AVR, including community-driven approaches to improving public security provision and conflict management, analysis, and sensitivity. DDG has been working in Kenya since 2010, including in Mandera and Wajir Counties, including supporting peacebuilding and community policing initiatives, addressing both recurring inter-clan conflict and the threat of violent extremism.
About the job
The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct the field research for a Conflict Sensitive Development Assessment for Mandera and Wajir Counties in order to promote more conflict sensitive policies, programmes and service delivery in the region. The research will identify and map how key security and conflict issues relate to and interact with access to livelihood and economic opportunities, the delivery of services and the development of large-scale infrastructure by the state and other development actors, as well as the private sector. The research will include a conflict sensitive review of the Integrated County Development Plans and their implementation The research will provide programme and policy recommendations for future engagement with key national and local duty-bearers and stakeholders, as well as new DRC/DDG activities.
Scope of Consultancy
The consultancy will focus on the desk and field research and data collection for the Conflict Sensitive Development Assessment, and provide an analysis of the dynamics between development and conflict in the Counties. This will include at least 20 days fieldwork to conduct the primary research in both Mandera and Wajir, with support from the DRC/DDG team, and additional days for desk research and analysis.
Develop a participatory research methodology appropriate for the Mandera and Wajir contexts
Conduct desk analysis of existing reports and relevant documents
Conduct primary field research, including engagement with communities, relevant authorities and private sector actors
Compile and analyze field research information and data in a clear manner and format
Submit a final report including relevant policy and programming recommendations.
The methodology must include participatory assessments with conflict-affected communities in both Mandera and Wajir, a mapping of key economic/livelihood and service delivery programmes, and key informant interviews with local stakeholders. Gender inclusion and participation of marginalized groups will be emphasized. Care will be taken to ensure that the different stakeholders are free to express their views without interference or concerns of reprisals.
Brief report with finalized methodology and work plan for research
Collection and compellation of all data from research (e.g. interviews, sources reviewed etc.)
Synthesis report on the analysis and key findings of the research, as well as policy and programme recommendations
Cover and arrange the consultant’s travel and accommodation to and in the field
Provide ongoing security advice and support as necessary for travel to field sites
Facilitate engagement with key stakeholders
Provide all necessary project documents
Duration of assignment
A minimum of 20 days will be spent in the field conducting the research. Additional days will be allowed of the information and data to be complied.
All the research and the final report will need to be completed by mid-October 2018.
Excellent understanding of conflict issues and community security
Strong and proven research skills and experience
Strong understanding of the Mandera/Wajir context
Willingness and ability to travel to conflict affected communities in Mandera and Wajir
Good communication skills, including report writing in English
Line manager: DDG Country Manager, Kenya
Coordination and Liaison focal point: Project Coordinator for Mandera and Wajir
Location: Mandera and Wajir
Start date/Contract Duration: 15th September 2018/1 Month
Terms & Conditions
The consultant must abide by all of DRC/DDG’s standard procedures, including the Code of Conduct and confidentiality policies. All data and information collected, and any reports, as well as the methodology of the Conflict Assessment will be the property of DRC/DDG.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:
A suitability statement including CV of participating consultants with details of qualifications and experience.
Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the ToR, key research questions, methodology and tools to be used.
Work-plan indicating the activity schedule.
Financial proposal providing cost estimates and consultancy fees/ as well as an indication of your daily rate and availability.
Contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted you to carry out similar assignment.
Interested parties should forward the expression of interest, in English on this link www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 22nd August 2018.
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.