Social Media and Peacebuilding Research Consultant – UK

Location: UK
Duration: approx. 1.5 months
Start date: October 2019
Closing date: 7 October 2019

We are requesting expressions of interest for a research consultant specialising in peacebuilding and social media.

The consultant will review successes and challenges and gaps in the application and use of social media in peacebuilding efforts. They will seek examples from and analyse current work that uses social media to support and build peace, and will draw on a range of organisations’ work in conflict-affected regions, including International Alert’s where applicable, to draw comparisons in approaches, successes and challenges.

The consultant will work from the recent literature review developed by International Alert to refine a suitable methodology that includes interviews with experts, practitioners and academics working on and around the topic both in head offices as well as in conflict-affected areas. The draft analysis will be to make recommendations on how we improve, move forward and better integrate gender into our programming in our work across the organisation. The final deliverable should cover both conceptual and structural recommendations, along with programmatic recommendations as appropriate.

We are looking for someone with a post-graduate degree in peacebuilding, conflict, development or equivalent, with at least six years of professional experience. Knowledge of peacebuilding and international NGOs both in the UK and overseas is essential, as is fluency in spoken and written English.

For further details, please read the Terms of Reference.

The assignment will be based in the UK. No need for travel.

If you wish to be considered for this consultancy, please send your proposal of how you will deliver this work, together with an updated CV and your financial offer, to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 October 2019 (8am GMT).

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.