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Description

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Result of Service

  • A detailed outline of the report with clear definition of methodology and expected output at week four of the assignment.
  • A draft report at week eight of the assignment.
  •  An evidence-based report mapping the extractive resources, potential for exploitation and assessment of impact on conflict and power dynamics at local, subnational and national level, and in light of upcoming elections.
  • A presentation to JMAC on the findings of the research.
  • A presentation to UNMISS Mission Leadership on the finding of the research.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under supervision of Chief Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC), the consultant will perform the following:

  • Review available and existing knowledge and baseline data.
  • Map and assess the South Sudanese extractive formal and informal economic system; identify strengths and weaknesses in relations to potential risks for the population of South Sudan.
  • Prepare and submit a comprehensive report that includes all consultancy findings. The report must include the following sections: context, assessment, methodology and approach, objectives, results, content aspects/scope of work, overall approach, stakeholders’ description, and scoping and duration.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Deliver a weekly/regular progress report to Chief JMAC.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in social and economic science, political science, conflict and peace studies or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in analysis/research in the field of economy and finance, political affairs, information analysis, or related field is required.
  • Extensive field experience, especially in conflict and/or post-conflict settings is required.
  • Prior experience in South Sudan and/or East African and/or IGAD region, especially from relevant work or research related to the natural resources sector of South Sudan is desirable.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage with sensitive issues, strategic foresight, and political insight in situations involving multiple actors and stakeholders is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Source: https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/233293?language=en

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