GIZ 83380062-GIZ AU Regional Consultancy Tender on the Impact of COVID 19 on the Drivers of Conflicts and Structural Vulnerabilities in Africa Jobs in Ethiopia

GIZ 83380062-GIZ AU Regional Consultancy Tender on the Impact of COVID 19 on the Drivers of Conflicts and Structural Vulnerabilities in Africa Jobs in Ethiopia


Context

  • Established in 2003, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a self-monitoring instrument voluntarily acceded to by African Union (AU) Member States and an autonomous entity of the AU.
  • It serves as an African-owned and African-led platform for self-assessment, peer-learning, and experience-sharing in democracy and good governance, in full respect for democratic principles, human rights, rule of law, the acceleration of political, social and economic integration in Africa.

  • The mandate of the APRM is to ensure that the policies and practices of Participating States are in conformity with the agreed political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards, and to achieve mutually agreed objectives in socioeconomic development contained in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance, as well as and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, among other relevant treaties, conventions and instruments adopted by

  • Participating States whether through the African Union or through other international platforms

  • Tasks to be performed by the contractor
    The Contractor is expected to develop/design and conduct 5 Regional Studies, which will be consolidated in a comprehensive study titled: “Impact of COVID-19 on the Drivers of Conflicts and Structural Vulnerabilities in Africa: Regional Perspectives”

    Specifically, the Contractor will:

  • Undertake a comparative assessment of the peace and security situation, vulnerabilities and challenges prior to and during COVID 19 in the 5 regions of Africa;

  • Undertake a detailed assessment of emerging threats to peace and security in the five regions as a consequence of the pandemic;

  • Draw lessons on the capacity and/or adaptability of crisis management mechanisms/systems (early warning, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding) to threats to peace and security in the five regions as a consequence of the pandemic;

  • Make recommendations on how to strengthen the crisis management mechanisms/systems (early warning, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding) in response to such pandemics with the potential to drive conflicts and exacerbate structural vulnerabilities in Africa; and

  • Develop and submit 5 Regional Studies consolidated in one comprehensive report
    for validation and presentation by the APRM to the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and other relevant pillars of APSA as well as other essential components such as Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution.

    Consultancy qualification:

  • The bidder should be legally registered in one or more AU Member States and should provide a minimum of 5 Experts with their up to date CVs, highlighting among other things the range of tasks involved and the required qualifications.

    The Experts should have:

  • Education/training (2.1.1): All Experts should have university qualification (minimum Master Degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences/Humanities, Peace and Security Studies, Strategic Studies, International Relations, Development Studies, International Politics, International Law or other related fields;

  • Language (2.1.2): The Contractor should have experts with multilingual language skills with fluency in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic (AU working language is an advantage).

  • General professional experience (2.1.3): The Experts should have at least 10 years of demonstrable experience in undertaking research in relevant fields;

  • Specific professional experience (2.1.4): Demonstrable experience in the development of public policy and in particular peace and security, governance and related matters in Africa;

  • Regional experience (2.1.6): Work experience with the APRM, AU, UN, and/or other international organizations is desirable;

  • Other (2.1.8): Excellent analytical skills, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, proven report writing skills, and ability to deliver quality products on time with respect to core values of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.

    How to Apply

  • Should you be interested in implementing the tasks according to the Terms of Reference (see attachment), send a bid electronically to

  • AU_Quotation@giz.de by May 18, 2021 (date of receipt at GIZ) in English language.


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