CCM Italia Anthropological Study Consultant Opportunity in Somalia (Gedo region)

CCM Italia Anthropological Study Consultant Opportunity in Somalia (Gedo region)

Background:

The study relating to the regional project (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia – HEAL Project) sees CCM as the human health partner within a consortium constituted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-Suisse (leading agency) and ILRI – Institute for Livestock and Research, implementing a regional project addressing the health of humans, animals and environment, from a One Health perspective.

The One Health approach is an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health.

It recognizes the relationship between humans, animals and environment, and represents the combined effort of several professional disciplines (operating at local, national and global levels) to achieve the optimal and integrated health status of people, animals and the environment itself.

The One Health approach not only defines the integration between different disciplines, but also the systemic integration as a working methodology.

The approach is first and foremost a way of observing and analyzing health in the complexity of its determinants and of the strategies to be implemented in order to guarantee it (AMVA, 2008).

Terms of Reference

In close collaboration with her/his scientific leader/supervisor:

  • Assess the comprehension and attitudes of the communities towards the interrelation among human/animal and environmental health and their strategies of adaptation to the environment, also in relation to climate change, by means of observation, interviews and focus groups
  • Investigate possible hindrances that prevent local communities to access the existing human and animal health system and the rangeland services
  • Tune-up with ongoing project settings and activities, by meeting personnel and authorities
  • Coordinate with the partners in order to organize an informative activity for a continuous flow of information and feedback about the bio-climatologic parameters and info to be collected, analysed and utilised
  • Identify the different therapeutic resources, locally available and usually used/preferred for people and livestock care and healthy rangelands (including traditional medicines, domestic and self-treatments)
  • Explore perceptions, acceptability and behaviours of local pastoral communities towards mobile/static OH units.
  • Write a full report, with due emphasis to the project components’ opinions, interviews and focus groups.
  • The report should include separate sections on the study objectives, methodology applied and results; a closing chapter should provide clear recommendations to guide the implementation of project activities in close collaboration with the local communities living in the target area.

    Required Qualifications/Expertise

    The individual or team should have the following specific experiences and qualification:

  • University degree in social sciences, anthropology and related subjects
  • PhD in the
    same areas is an asset
  • At least 3 years of experience in field research, data collection and analysis
  • Deep understanding of socio-anthropological environment and components in developing countries, with a focus on pastoral communities
  • Understanding of the One Health approach
  • Sound and long-lasting experience in conducting socio-anthropological research in the frame of development and humanitarian projects
  • Working experience in pastoralist areas, in Somalia and/or in other comparable settings;
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills;
  • Capability to liaise among different relevant stakeholders at national and local level;
  • Good English mandatory (written and oral), local language mandatory. Italian is an asset
  • Academic and/or sectoral magazines publications is an asset.

    Academic Background
  • Qualifications in anthropology/social sciences or related
  • Magazines/Academic publications (max 5 points)
  • Magazines/Academic publications on the topic documenting existing best practices to enhance pastoralists’ resilience.

    Linguistic knowledge
  • Knowledge of written and spoken English (B1 / B2: Independent user Common European Framework of Reference of Languages)
  • Knowledge of the local language
  • Methodological proposal (max 2 pages) showing the approach the candidate intends to use (max 20 points)
  • Other skills useful for carrying out the assignment, which can be found in the training and professional experiences and in the motivational letter (max 10 points)

    How to Apply

    Please send your application as follows:

  • CV in PDF format for a maximum of three (3) pages, including the authorization to process data pursuant to Law n.675/96. Signed and dated
  • Motivational letter, maximum 1 page
  • Methodological outline, maximum 2 pages
  • Submission by 9th September 2019 to the address ccm.nbi@ccm-italia.org and cc to admin.kensom@ccm-italia.org indicating as subject the words “Consultancy. HEAL Somalia – Local Anthropologist”
  • The human resources department with the support of the internal referent of the country will conduct the process of evaluating the candidacies and the selection of experts, based on the qualifications and experience acquired by the CV and the methodological outline.
  • Interviews will be conducted upon need.
  • Please, note that all Curricula received will be viewed, but only those selected will be contacted.

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