Mercy Corps Nigeria with funding from UK-AID is implementing Youth Stabilization Initiative for the State of Borno (YOU-SB) programme aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the male and female youth to radicalization and recruitment by extremists groups in Borno by addressing the root causes of violence.
Mercy Corps Nigeria seeks to engage an interested and qualified candidate as a training consultant to conduct Countering Violence Extremism (CVE) trainings for Borno State key Ministry officials and directorates, and YOU-SB team, as a precursor to the development of the Borno State CVE plan and CVE Communication strategy. This training will be conducted in Borno state.
Project/Consultancy Title: CVE Training Consultant
Project Location(s): Field based, Maiduguri, Borno states
Purpose / Project Description
The North East Nigeria Conflict Management and Stabilization Partnership is funded by DFID (UK-Aid) and is implemented by three different organizations Mercy Corps, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD). The programme runs from August 2016 to March 2017, with desired intention to continue.
The programme design is guided by Mercy Corp’s programming which has worked on peace and conflict programming since early 2000 and began country work in Nigeria since 2012. YOU-SB is informed by our research findings from April 2016 report, “Motivation and Empty Promises: Violence of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian Youth” and it’s September 2016 follow on, “Gifts and Graft: How Boko Haram Uses Financial Services for Recruitment and Support,”
YOU-SB partners with civil society, government actors, and traditional community and religious leaders in Borno State. The programme is guided by a commitment to promote inclusive dialogue and constructive collaboration among all stakeholders in order to both decrease immediate violence and start to tackle structural drivers in the region.
YOU-SB is implemented in three Local Government Areas; Maiduguri, Biu and Damboa. Our core interconnected objectives are as follows;
The consultancy contributes directly to overall objective of the Youth Stabilization initiative for the State of Borno (YOU-SB) programme under outcome 2: Strengthened government and community initiatives that work together to reduce youth participation in violence, by supporting Borno State government and communities to develop CVE plans.
The Consultant Will
Timeframe / Schedule
The Consultant Will Report To
This consultancy needs to be conducted starting from 7th November 2016 with an estimated timeframe of 30 days, including travel, preparation and training and can be a combination of in-country and home based working days and can be also non-continuous. The following is an indicative timeframe:
YOU-SB Program Manager, Mercy Corps Nigeria
The Consultant Will Work Closely With
YOU-SB team in Mercy Corps Nigeria and the Peace and Conflict Technical Support Unit
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
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