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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: May 16, 2022
  • Since 1979, we have helped people grappling with the toughest hardships survive - and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: We help communities turn crisis into opportunity. Throughout our history, Mercy Corps has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to adapt quickly to changing realities.
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    • 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), African Radio Drama Association (ARDA) and Social Justice and Human Development for Peace Initiative (JDPC) . 
    • 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: 
      • Empowers communities to prevent and respond to violence and violent extremism by strengthening key skills and relationships, and 
      • 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.

    Consultancy Summary

    • We seek a highly motivated individual/team who believes deeply in Mercy Corps’ organizational mission and who can lead the team in conducting CLA sessions that will inform the development of 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 CLA workshop with Key Stakeholders
    • Consultations with individual stakeholders
    • Production of reports

    Expected Deliverables

    • Detailed Activity workplan
    • Facilitation Guide for Staff, key stakeholders’ workshops
    • One workshop for staff in Abuja
    • Two CLA workshops in North Central (one for key government officials and another for key participants)
    • Two CLA workshops in North West (one for key government officials-especially civil servants-and another for key participants)
    • Meetings with key informants (estimated to be around 10)
    • Draft Reports:
      • Main CLA report
      • CIPP Sustainability Plan (max 7 pages)

    Final Report:

    • Main CLA Report
    • CIPP Sustainability Plan (Max 7 pages)

    Mercy Corps Responsibilities

    • Organize logistics for consultants’ accommodation
    • Mobilization of participants/stakeholders
    • Organize all logistics associated with workshops/meetings
    • Review/approve workshops guide
    • Review Draft Reports
    • Approve final reports

    Basic knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 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, Languages spoken in North Central and North West Nigeria and understanding of local context extremely vital

    Additional Information:

    • Timeframe / Schedule: Consultancy is expected to be completed within 23 working days.
    • Proposed Start date: June 1 2022 to July 30 2022
    • Works closely with: CIPP Senior M&E Manager, Mercy Corps Strategic Learning Manager, CIPP Senior Gender and Inclusion Officer and CIPP Program Manager
    • Location: The consultancy will require travel to Abuja, Plateau, and Kano states

    Payment Terms

    • 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 thier CV and Cover Letter to: using "Local Consultancy for CIPP" as the subject of the email.

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