Research consultant on Syria – Location flexible

Location: Flexible
Duration: 14 working days
Start date: 11 November 2019
Closing date: 8 November 2019

International Alert is looking for a consultant to finalise two high-quality research outputs on Syria.

Do you have knowledge and experience of peace and conflict, economic development and reconstruction? Have you worked in Syria or on programming related to Syria? And do you have experience in data collection and analysis and report writing, and conducting qualitative research methods? If so, then you may be the consultant International Alert is looking for.

In 2017, together with Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, we began a three-year research programme called the Peace Research Partnership on key processes that contribute to peace. One particular strand of research concerns inclusive economic development in Syria, and seeks to generate knowledge, lessons and recommendations tailored to policy-makers and practitioners working on peace and economic development in that context. Its overall purpose is to inform policy-makers on where and how economic development might contribute to peace and stability in Syria.

We are now at the stage where we would like an external consultant to finalise two research outputs: one synthesis paper and one briefing note. This will involve analysing the data collected and updating it by incorporating the latest developments in Syria through background research, literature review and analysis, and remote key informant interviews with experts where relevant.

We would like the work completed between 11 November and 9 December 2019, over 14 working days.

For further details, please read the Terms of Reference.

If you wish to be considered for this consultancy, please send a up-to-date CV and short cover letter, together with a technical proposal for the completion of the aforementioned deliverables, specifying timeline and workplan outline, and a fee proposal, to

The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 November 2019.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.