Friday, 21 July 2017

Job Opportunity at Creative Associates International, CVE Team Leader

Requisition Number     17-0259
Post Date  : 7/19/2017
Title  :CVE Team Lead

CVE Team Leader

Communities in Transition Division
Position Location: Tanzania

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

Project Summary
Creative is pursuing a UNDP funded activity to conduct a study on Community Perceptions of Security and Violent Extremism in Tanzania, and specifically in the regions of Zanzibar, Mwanza, Tanga, Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara. The study will improve understanding of the local context, establish baseline indicators for project work in the target areas, and establish the broader monitoring and evaluation framework and regime for all activities of the first phase of UNDP’s project implementation.

LOE: 35 days
Anticipated Start Date: August 2017

Position Summary:
Creative seeks a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) expert with significant experience in and understanding of the relationship between CVE, research and monitoring and evaluation in conflict or development programs. The CVE expert will be the lead of the project and will be responsible for managing overall program implementation including managing local researchers within each of the six communities, providing three deliverable reports, lending field-leading content expertise to program strategy, work plans, and project deliverables, and liaising with senior government and other key stakeholders as necessary.

Reporting & Supervision:
The Team Lead will report to the Project Director based in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serves as senior content director for the program, provides technical expertise, leadership, and leveraging internal and external technical assistance;
Serves as senior representative for the program, and for Creative, in Tanzania.
Supervises development and submission of project deliverables and provides timely and accurate reporting and briefings to UNDP on all program areas; 
Travel throughout Tanzania may be required.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
Master’s degree in international relations, conflict analysis, peace studies, a related social science field or statistics;
Minimum of seven (7) years applied experience in research and Design Monitoring & Evaluation experience in conflict or development programs;
Minimum of five (5) years working on countering violent extremism, or a related field (e.g. peacebuilding or conflict management);
Proven quantitative and qualitative research skills (candidates should provide a copy of baseline/evaluation reports produced);
Proven ability to incorporate gender;
Strong background in participatory design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
Knowledge of logical and results frameworks;
Ability to work under minimum supervision and to deliver in a timely manner without compromising quality standards;
Prior experience working in the UN and/or Regional Organizations is desirable;
Prior experience working in Tanzania/East Africa is desirable;
Understanding of contemporary thinking on radicalization and violent extremism;
integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards (human rights, peace, understanding between peoples and nations, tolerance, integrity, respect, results orientation (UNDP core ethics), impartiality);
Promotion of the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Ability to work under pressure and to deliver in a timely manner without compromising quality standards;
Strong communications skills;
IT competencies at least in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet; and
Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili is required.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.
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