Mercy Corps is implementing the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program. CIPP is a five-year project funded by USAID and implemented by Mercy Corps in partnership with Pastoral Resolve (PARE), Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Savannah Centre for Diplomacy Democracy and Development (SCDDD) and African Radio Drama Association (ARDA).
The program is mitigating violent conflict in at-risk communities in six states of Nigeria’s Northwest (Kaduna, Kano, and Katsina States) and North Central (Kogi, Benue and Plateau States) through an integrated, multifaceted program that (1) empowers communities to prevent and respond to violence and violent extremism by strengthening key skills and relationships, and (2) fosters an enabling environment for peace through policy advocacy, media outreach, and linkages to development programs.
CIPP is deliberate in its effort to implement a project whose outcomes will live past the duration of the project and thus sustain the gains of peace in areas of implementation.
Basic knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Lead Consultant : Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Development studies, Business Management or related field
Required Experience and Skills
At least 5 years’ experience in facilitating workshops engaging men, women and youth groups engaged in conflict mitigation and peacebuilding
Experience in development of sustainability plans for Non and or For profit organizations
Understanding of the context / strong working knowledge of CIPP implementing states in the Northwest and North Central regions, Nigeria
Languages : Ability to speak and write fluent English and understanding of local context extremely vital
Mercy Corps will make payment based on agreed schedule through bank transfer. Mercy Corps will deduct WHT in line with government regulations.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following documents below using "Local Consultancy for CIPP" as the subject of the email.
Motivation Letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Two previous reports on similar or related work
Three referees’ names and contacts related to similar work
The complete technical proposal (including support documentation) will be evaluated according to the criteria described below :
Motivation Letter outlining how the applicant meets the requirements of this assignment and Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the applicant (30%).
Technical proposal detailing understanding of the task and outlining how they propose to undertake this assignment including a work plan (30%).
Finance Proposal that includes daily professional fee and a reasonable DSA (20%). This shall exclude accommodation
Two previous reports on similar or related work (10%)
Three referees’ names and contacts related to similar work and successful completion of past project (10%)
We seek a highly motivated individual / team who believes deeply in Mercy Corps’ organizational mission and who can lead the team in developing a sustainability plan for CIPP Project.
The development process will include initial review of the project documents, meeting key team members, organizing workshop with staff and key stakeholders.
Consultancy Key Activities
Desktop and Project Documents Review
Consultations with key team members
Organize workshop with selected CIPP staff
Organize workshop with Key Stakeholders
Consultations with individual stakeholders
Production of reports
Expected Deliverables :
Detailed workplan on of the activities
Facilitation Guide for Staff, key stakeholders’ workshops
One workshop for staff in Abuja
Two workshops in North Central (one for key government officials and another for key participants)
Two workshops in North West (one for key government officials and another for key participants)
Meetings with key informants (estimated to be around 10)
CIPP Sustainability Plan (max 5 pages)
Main Consultancy Report
CIPP Sustainability Plan (Max 5 pages)
Organize logistics for consultants’ accommodation
Mobilization of participants / stakeholders
Organize all logistics associated with workshops / meetings
Review / approve workshops guide
Review Draft Report
Approve final report