Terms of Reference – Consultant to Coordinate and Facilitates Story Telling Exchanges in Yobe State

Part Time

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Plan International Nigeria is seeking to engage an experienced Consultant on the BMZ ÜH funded “Project to Restore the Peaceful Coexistence and Social Cohesion of the Population Affected by the Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin”. The Consultant will be responsible for conducting a Story Telling exchanges across 5 Local Government Areas (LGAs), in 10 communities namely; Damaturu LGA: Maisandari, and Mairi, Fune LGA: Mashio and Dogon Kuka, Yusufari LGA: Guya and Tulo-Tulo, Bursari LGA: Dapchi and Masaba, Nguru LGA: Dabule and Dumsai.

Plan International Nigeria is implementing the BMZ ÜH Project to Restore the Peaceful Coexistence and Social Cohesion of the Population Affected by the Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin. With the aim to promote social cohesion through the rehabilitation of social infrastructure and the integration of IDPs and refugees, the project will ensure that adolescent girls and boys, as well as young women and men in Yobe state of Nigeria have access to appropriate and timely SRHR services and structures and also, that Community mediation structures are in place in the project areas in Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger to prevent and deal with conflicts between members of the community and to promote non-violent conflict resolution and peaceful coexistence of the various different groups living there.

In the field of social cohesion and peaceful coexistence (all three countries), the target groups (beneficiary and/or target) are host communities, IDPs and refugees, as well as conflict resolution structures to be strengthened. These conflict management structures are already existing community committees (in most communities), which are functional and recognised by the communities as conflict resolution bodies. By supporting the structure-building activities (sub goals 1-3) by strengthening the (already existing) community committees, tensions and conflicts between the various groups should be resolved peacefully and thus ensure the long-term impact of the development outcomes. At the same time, it should be ensured that these communities do not take a “step backwards” and become stabilising communities again. To this end, the community committees must be strengthened and legalised (support that the state cannot provide). In addition, conflict-sensitive mechanisms for referring conflict cases to the competent authorities should be developed, a conflict database set up and conflict analyses carried out.

The mandate of the committees is to resolve emerging tensions and conflicts within and between the various population groups, e.g. to resolve access to basic social infrastructure, access to land, etc., to deal with cases of gender-specific violence and to resolve emerging tensions and conflicts between different age groups (young people – adults) or groups of different sexes (women and men, young women and men).

In addition to revitalizing / strengthening community-based mitigation structures, the project also aims at involving representatives of women’s and youth groups (including a fixed proportion of adolescent girls) in these structures as representatives of their groups, to ensure that: the statistical majority of the population has the opportunity to share their views and suggestions for solutions to conflict mitigation processes. A special attention will be paid to adolescent girls because in this constellation, they may not be able to participate actively – even among youth groups because of their age and gender. This is needed, as existing committees mainly include very influential members of the community, which usually means adult men (religious leaders, businessmen, etc.). In general, women and young people are not sufficiently involved and rarely have the same rights (in terms of influence and number) in the relevant committees of these communities, which are highly patriarchal.

For the Overall objective, Scope of work, Deliverables, qualification of consultant, Application Package and Procedures please, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/26v9hd7a

Complete applications should be submitted electronically to: Nigeria.consultant@Plan-international.org

Closing date for submission of the application package is Monday 15th November, 2021 on or before 5:00pm

To apply for this job email your details to Nigeria.Consultant@plan-international.org