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Consultant: resilience in conflicts oPt

Job posted by: Christian Aid - UK - Fri, 17 May 2013

Job Details:

Organisation: Christian Aid - UK

Deadline Mon, 27 May 2013

Job type: Contract

Location: Palestinian Territories

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Christian Aid Consultancy: 36 days

Based: UK with travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Context:  Christian Aid (CA) has been supporting local partners in implementing development programmes in conflict affected settings for many years. Christian Aid has considerable experience and expertise in both humanitarian response and development work in conflict and fragile state contexts. CA has been working with people in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory since the 1950s and our work in this region focuses on protecting human rights, enabling poor men and women to establish resilient livelihoods, and supporting access to resources and services.

Objective of consultancy:  To conduct a study of CA’s pilot resilience programming work in the conflict context of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) that will result in the production of a report and a presentation tool by the consultant, and dissemination of this document and learning.

The report will enable Christian Aid to engage in the development sector debate on resilience in conflict settings, and make practical recommendations based on lessons learnt, to other local actors and NGOs.  It will include case studies from oPt which will have been chosen and documented by the consultant, working with Christian Aid’s local partners.

This consultancy based project sits within the Resilient Livelihoods Programme, in the Middle East Team at. The project and its outputs will aim to complement current resilience programmes and debates within Christian Aid as well as contributing to CA’s wider conflict research and policy work.

Project methodology:

The study will include the following components:-   Desk review of current debate, work and other relevant literature (maximum 5 days)-   Consultation with Christian Aid programme staff-   Consultation with Christian Aid partners -   Field visit to Israel and oPt (maximum 16 days)-   Consultation with communities where pilot resilience work has been taking place including collection of practical examples of work and case studies-   Production of report (maximum 12 pages) and presentation tool to accompany report (drafts to be submitted also- maximum of 15 days for this write up)

Timeframe:

The study and presentation tool should be completed and launched in London by November 2013. Travel dates are negotiable.

As the work will be based in the UK, the consultant will require current and valid residence to allow working in this country.  You should also be able to travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this consultancy, please email your CV and cover letter detailing why you would be interested in this consultancy to: mmcgivern@christian-aid.org by 27th May 2013.

For more information, please see TOR

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