Search for Common Ground Final Evaluation Consultant (Deepening Peace in the Niger-Delta) Jobs in Nigeria

Search for Common Ground Final Evaluation Consultant (Deepening Peace in the Niger-Delta) Jobs in Nigeria


This project goal is being achieved through two specific objectives and corresponding outcomes

Objective 1

  • Strengthen linkages between citizens and local authorities in the Niger Delta to respond to drivers of violence in the region.

    Expected Outcomes

  • People of the Niger Delta, including militants and ex-militants, feel that cooperation between them and local authorities is strengthened;

  • Platforms for collaborative response to underlying conflict issues by communities, government, and security are established in project LGAs

    Objective 2

  • Amplify the voices of key stakeholders, particularly women, youth and marginalized groups to contribute to discussions around regional conflict issues and promote peace in the Niger Delta region.

    Expected Outcomes

  • Journalists and civil society organizations increase their capacity to report on elections and manage rumours;

  • Increase in the number of voices of women, youth and marginalized groups contributing to discussions on regional conflict issues in the Niger Delta;

  • Increase in public awareness and support for peace in the Niger Delta

    Purpose of the Final Evaluation

  • Building understanding and trust is the most critical precondition to peace building. With the growing population and resultant lack of control of resources such as land and crude oil proceeds, communities in the Niger Delta are prone to conflicts over these resources.

  • In the absence of understanding and trust, intra and inter-communal clashes are rife and further clashes with the Oil Producing Companies are also common.

  • This project recognizes that if members of communities are empowered with non-violence means of resolving conflicts and embrace dialogues, and thus develop locally-owned and sustained mechanisms for conflict prevention and dispute resolution, the risk of intergroup violence will be reduced and norms and institutions favourable towards peace and reconciliation will be reinforced.

    Objectives of the Final Evaluation are to

  • To determine the project’s contribution and impact in achievement minimizing conflicts arising from governance and resource issues

  • To document outcomes/impact in line with all project expected outcomes and objectives.

  • To determine the extent to which the project is having an impact on gender and inclusion dynamics, specifically the role of women, youth and marginalized groups in peace building in the communities.

  • To determine the capacity and motivation of project beneficiaries to sustain the gains of the intervention especially the platforms created by the project after the lifespan of the project.

  • To provide an overview of the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and gaps in the project implementation, and recommendations for addressing the weaknesses and challenges which will inform future programming.

  • To provide and share actionable lessons learned and recommendations for the design and implementation of future projects.

  • Lines
    of inquiry will be determined more in detail and should include:

    Relevance

  • How relevant were the project strategies, activities and partnerships to the specific context and objectives of the project?

  • How relevant were the project strategies, activities and partnerships to the result of the project?

    Impact

  • To what extent can changes (intended/unintended, positive/negative) be attributed to the program?

  • What particular features of the program have made a difference in the governance and resource issue conflict in the communities?

  • What is the influence of other factors and conflict context on the impact of the project?

    Effectiveness

  • To what extent were the objectives of the intervention achieved?

  • What components of the intervention have been more successful and what components proved to be more challenging?

    Required Profile

  • At least 6 years’ experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL), Project implementation, impact and result assessment.

  • Prior experience conducting research is essential

  • 5 years or more of experience in evaluations and large-scale qualitative studies with international organizations;

  • Experience working in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and familiarity with the context with focus on Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.

  • Experience in evaluating programs relating to community development, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English;

  • Demonstrated experience in leading large scale research in the specific context of the Delta state, including ability to train and work with a locally recruited research team;

  • Knowledge of languages indigenous to the Niger Delta state such as basic pidgin English will be an added advantage;

  • Ability to be flexible with time and work schedule.

    Application Closing Date

  • 30th July, 2020.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Search for Common Ground Final Evaluation Consultant (Deepening Peace in the Niger-Delta) Jobs in Nigeria

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