The United Network of Young (UNOY) Peace builders is currently looking for an experienced researcher to lead a study into youth-led civic engagement in peace building in Afghanistan, Libya, Sierra Leone and Colombia. In light of increasing interest in youth participation in peace building among donors, policy makers and peace building practitioners, the goal of the study is to contribute to an increasingly evidence-based approach to policies and programming related to peace and security by deepening the the existing knowledge base on the positive roles of youth-led civic engagement related to peace building.
The Lead Researcher will analyse qualitative data, conduct desk-review and write an analytical report highlighting key findings. As well as facilitating workshops on the topics of peer-to-peer research and data analysis.
Position: Lead Researcher
Agreement Type: Consultancy
Location: Home based and The Hague, the Netherlands
Duration: 20 days within the period January 2018 – November 2018
The Lead Researcher will have overall responsibility for the research methodology, process and findings. Specifically, s/he will:
- Develop a detailed research plan.
- Lead a 4-day workshop to prepare the in-country research with one local researcher from each country.
- Undertake a desk review of relevant literature.
- Oversee in-country data collection by a team of two local researchers from each country. The local researchers are expected to conduct focus group discussions with young people involved in peace building activities as well as key informant interviews with other stakeholders.
- Lead a 4-day data analysis workshop with one local researcher from each country.
- Write a report based on the findings of the research.
Awards:- The Lead Researcher will work closely with a Project Manager, based at the International Secretariat of UNOY Peace builders.