Job Alert: UNDP Youth & PVE Research Consultant | Diplomacy Opportunities

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UNDP is launching a multi-country research initiative on “Youth-led Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism.” Coordinated by UNDP’s Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (Youth-GPS), with the support of the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, the initiative’s goal is to increase the  evidence-base for the positive role of young people in the preventing violent extremism (PVE), to catalyze new partnerships, and to inform a new generation of empowering policy and programming interventions at the local, regional and global levels.

The research initiative consists in the preparation of a global report based on a desk review and three country-level case studies— each one from a different region and covering a unique set of PVE challenges.

A national consultant will be contracted in each of these three countries. Research for each case study will involve a contextualized desk review, interviews with and inputs from a coalition of young people, universities and other stakeholders.

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  • Master’s degree in social sciences, peace studies, international Relations, political science, journalism/communication or related field. Master’s and PhD an asset.

Required Skills and Experience


  • 5 years of relevant work experience is required with a Master’s, and 7 with a Bachelor’s.
  • Post-graduate research activities such as Ph.D. research, think tank affiliation and/or a track record of academic and/or policy-oriented publications and/or research management is an advantage.
  • Experience working with young people, youth organizations and networks and universities is highly desirable.
  • Experience collaborating with the UN System an asset
  • Familiarity with national and regional government processes, national and regional youth mechanisms and organizations and/or youth policies is highly desirable;
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder engagement and/or community outreach and organizing, particularly with young people is an advantage.

Application Submission:

Interested individuals must upload the following documents/information (in a single PDF or word document) to demonstrate their qualification:

  • A one-page proposal explaining why they are the most suitable candidate for the work;
  • A Personal CV and duly signed P11, including at least 3 references (either current or former supervisors) with their contact details to be provided;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Somali

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Deadline: April 10, 2017

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