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Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on humanitarian assistance, economic development, and conflict mitigation. With the ongoing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria causing the displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs. As the crisis has persisted, Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, youth empowerment, and local conflict management.
Elections Sensitization Strategy Consultant
Total Level of Effort: 6 days
The Consultant will report to: Program Manager, NE-CMS
The Consultant will work closely with: Conflict Management Advisor
The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) mechanism to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State. The program is an expansion from a pilot phase implemented by a consortium from August 2016 to March 2017; and is currently being implemented by a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead. The program will run until March 2019.
The NE-CMS program seeks to contribute to:
In the context of the nationwide general elections currently scheduled to take place in February 2019, the Consultant will work to support Outcome 1 through the development of an elections sensitization campaign strategy, aimed at raising citizen awareness of:
These objectives were developed during a participatory Elections Sensitization Workshop with members of the North East Peace and Security Network on 4th October 2018 in Maiduguri, and subsequent strategy design will be based on results of the workshop. The strategy should demonstrate a high degree of conflict sensitivity and cultural sensitivity. The strategy will be used as the key planning document to guide the production and dissemination of sensitization tools and materials.
The Consultant will:
Deliverables and Timeframe
5:00pm, 26th October, 2018.
Interested and qualified candidates/firm should submit the following underlisted document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Any applications received past the deadline will not be considered.