Organization: European Institute of Peace
Closing date: 23 Mar 2022

The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is looking for exceptional individuals and companies who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.

We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.

Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.

Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See for more information

We are looking for a National Consultant (capacity assessment specialist) to support the undertaking of the institutional capacity and Needs Assessment of Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) structures in Puntland, Galmudug, and Jubbaland, and** to support the PPI unit.

Duties and responsibilities

The objectives of the consultancy are:

The production of a needs assessment of federal and state-level P/CVE structures, and mapping of CSOs, to assess the local peace capacities, best practices, relevant stakeholders, and local threats in Puntland, Galmudug, and Jubbaland. Based on the capacity assessment findings and recommendations, identify and develop realistic, feasible, and time-bound capacity strategies that can be implemented over the initial stage (the first 12 months) and the project’s life.

Scope of work:

Under the overall supervision of the Project Team, the consultant will perform the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

· Prepare an inception report, covering the background, objectives, methodological approach, work plan, and deliverables for presentation at the inception workshop.

· Develop tools to conduct capacity assessment needs of participating institutions.

· Carry out a gaps analysis on the PCVE institutions’ structures, mandate, personnel, and funding relevant to the effective implementation of the project to develop their capacity.

· Conduct an in-depth assessment of the capacity of the above-mentioned participating institutions and their organs and identify capacity gaps; institutional development requirements; assess the ability to strengthen relations with external stakeholders; evaluate inter-institution coordination capacity. Assess its ability to foster its independence.

· Assess the relevance of professional and technical qualifications of professional and support staff.

· Provide recommendations on a framework to address the capacity gaps.

· Document the institutional capacity of the participating institutions, including technical capacity and development strategy for staff members.

· Undertake broad PCVE sector mapping to determine institutional arrangements, key actors, and their inclusivity for programme implementation.

· Assess the capacity of the participating institutions to ensure accountability through prevention and enforcement, access to and use of information, and work with the international community.

· Carry out an analysis on the capacity of the participating institutions to mainstream gender and human rights and fully apply results-based management principles.

· Assess institutional strategy, business processes, human resource management, information, equipment, and communications technology of the participating institutions.



· At least an advanced university degree (Masters) in conflict resolution, human rights, political sciences, or public administration and social science fields.


· Minimum of eight years of accumulated experience in institutional Capacity Assessment, of which at least five years should be in international settings – preferably in post-conflict or fragile state contexts.

· Extensive work experience in Africa.

· Possess in-depth understanding and knowledge of the Somalia context.

· Good knowledge and understanding of Violent Extremism in Somalia and in the Horn of Africa, familiarity with Somalia National Strategy to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism is an asset.

· Extensive experience in Capacity Assessment of Somali Institutions, in-depth knowledge of Counterterrorism and violence extremism (ideally focusing on prevention) at national and sub-national levels, and preferably in “in-conflict” and post-conflict environments.

· Knowledge of issues concerning radicalization, Preventing and Countering violent extremism, conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding.

· Have extensive experience in assessing national institutions, preferably in the region.

· Demonstrated managerial competence and experience in organizing, leading, and coordinating multi-cultural technical assistance teams at the international level.

· Comprehensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and –analysis, including surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, etc.

· Extensive experience and knowledge in conducting institutional capacity assessment and mapping exercises.

· Substantive solid experience in at least one practice area of governance (governance, conflict prevention, the rule of law, and justice).

· Thorough knowledge of results-based management and strategic planning processes.

· Excellent facilitation and communication skills.

· Ability to deal with multi-stakeholder groups.

· Ability to write focused Capacity Assessment reports.

· Willingness and ability to travel to the different project sites in the country.

· Strong interpersonal and managerial skills.

· Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and evidence of delivering good quality

· Capacity Assessment and research products promptly.

· Thorough understanding of key elements of result-based management/programming.

· Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and excellent analytical and writing skills.

· Initiative, ability to work independently, sound judgment, and good interpersonal skills.

The Institute offers

Service contract is for a duration of 60 days starting as soon as possible.

The deadline is 23/03/2022, close of business (COB). The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.

How to apply:

Please submit in English:

· Technical and financial proposal, CVs of personnel involved, and any other document deemed relevant to this consultancy service.

A weighed decision (80% quality of application – 20% price considerations) will be applied.**

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