The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is looking for consultant to conduct a border conflict study in Southern Africa. The assignment will include organization of virtual workshops, field visits, development of a policy brief and elaboration of the border conflict study.
Further details of the assignment can be found in the Terms of Reference. Please request all tender documents by email from AU_Bidderquestions@giz.de by mentioning “**83404500_ Regional Border Conflict Study Southern Africa**” on the subject email.
The African Union (AU) considers ill-defined borders as potential sources of conflict, especially when natural resources are discovered in the border regions. Such borders are a threat to peace and security, and they hinder regional integration, economic growth and development. In 2007, the AU launched the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) as a direct response to these risks. Clearly defined, internationally recognized and locally accepted state borders are therefore considered to be an important basis for conflict prevention.
GIZ supports the implementation of the AU Border Programme (AUBP) to prevent conflicts with a focus on three areas:
· Delimitation and Demarcation
· Cross-Border Cooperation
· Strengthening the AU and RECs
Period of assignment: June 15th to December 15th 2022 for up to 45 working days (home-based & field missions).
Education/training (2.1.1): University qualification (Master/PhD preferable) in political sciences, peace and security studies, geography, cartography, International Relations, Development Studies, International Politics, International Law;
Language (2.1.2): Excellent language skills in English for writing the study in clear, well structured, comprehensible manner. Fluency of local languages spoken in the region are an asset;
General professional experience (2.1.3): 10 years of demonstrable professional experience in undertaking research in relevant fields;
Specific professional experience (2.1.4): 5 years of demonstrable experience in the development and elaboration of publications and strategy documents on peace and security, governance and conflict related matters in Southern Africa;
Regional experience (2.1.6): 5 years of experience in projects in Southern Africa;
Other (2.1.8): proven knowledge through trainings and/or certificates of the topics regional integration, border governance and border management, GIS/GNSS, conflict prevention, cross-border cooperation, local development, human rights and/or gender equality are a desirable asset.
How to apply:
Please request all tender documents via email from AU_Bidderquestions@giz.de by mentioning “83404500_ Regional Border Conflict Study Southern Africa” on your subject email.
Tender documents include:
· GIZ invitation letter,
· Bidding conditions,
· General Terms and Conditions of Contract (AVB local),
· Terms of reference (ToR) with description of tasks,
· Evaluation grid for technical evaluation of the offers,
· Price sheet for submission of financial offer,
· Eligibility self-declaration,
· Specimen association clause
· Extract from act against restraints on competition.