Organization: Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Closing date: 25 Apr 2022

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is seeking to hire a Consultant to aid in its national-local cooperation (NLC) efforts in West Africa1 focused on facilitating the implementation of the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s Memorandum on Good Practices on Strengthening National-Local Coordination in P/CVE.

Working with the SCN team and in close consultation with relevant partners, the Consultant will conduct a detailed mapping and analysis of NLC capabilities in West Africa (including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and others as appropriate) and should be informed by coordinating in-person and virtual interviews with relevant national and local government officials, civil society organisations, academia and independent researchers, as well as desk research. The Consultant will work under a Project Manager on the SCN and will work closely with SCN staff to support with contacts and outreach when necessary.

The draft mapping report will inform discussion points at the SCN-African Union workshop in Dakar on 31 May-1 June, with the final report (delivered by 15 June) incorporating relevant insights and information shared during the workshop.

Key Terms:

Organisation:Strong Cities Network
Contract Dates: 1 May to 24 May 2022 (17days), up to 13 more days non-consecutive thereafter until project completion
Location: West Africa
Remuneration:** Competitive, based on experience

To view a full description and terms, click here.

Consultant Profile:

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and solutions-focused professional with the ability to work to deadline and produce outputs to a high quality. We welcome applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:


At least seven years’ experience in designing and conducting field-based research on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) or related issues involving stakeholders from both national and local levels and government and non-governmental actors
Familiarity with P/CVE actors in West Africa
French speaker, with excellent verbal and written English. Any knowledge of local languages would be a plus.
Knowledge of national P/CVE strategies, policies, programmes and priorities
Experience in using various qualitative research tools
Highly organised with the ability to be flexible, multitask and respond proactively
An understanding of and commitment to SCN’s core mission
Intercultural and interpersonal awareness


Previous experience working with national government, civil society and/or international organisations in West Africa
Experience in conducting field research
Familiarity with P/CVE actors across West Africa

How to apply:

Please submit your application via our vacancies page by Monday 25 April 2022 @ 09:00 BST including your CV/resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your experience and motivation. ISD reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date.

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