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14 Avril 2018 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Scope of Work for Tunisia-based Research Manager

Sharekna Learning Agenda: Gender and Violent Extremism

 

  • Project/Consultancy Title: Lead Researcher
  • Project Location(s): Tunis, Tunisia, with some travel in-country
  • Period of Performance: June 4, 2018 – December 7, 2018 (119 days LOE)

 

Background:

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, peacebuilding, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. Under the Countering Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa (CoVE-MENA) project, FHI 360 is implementing the Sharekna Project to Support Youth and Empower Local Communities (Sharekna) in four target communities in Tunisia aimed to develop locally-owned strategies to support community resilience and increase youth engagement, and opportunities for youth. A key activity of the Sharekna Project is a Learning Agenda, one component of which is to conduct research on a key question (or questions) related to gender and violent extremism (VE), or countering violent extremism (CVE). The purpose of this consultancy is to assist FHI 360 in conducting the research in Tunisia related to gender and VE. The concept note for this research is in Appendix A.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, very organized, and able to work effectively both independently and with a team. The Lead Researcher will oversee the in-country process of performing the research in Tunisia and will be responsible for collecting qualitative data, drafting of reports, and making specific recommendations based on the results of research. The Lead Researcher will work with the Research Assistant to achieve these responsibilities. The Lead Researcher must be fluent in French and English. Fluency in Tunisian Arabic is highly desired.

The Lead Researcher will:

  • Review the literature review desk study and the study concept notes and will work with the CoVE-MENA Technical Advisor to develop research protocol, tools, and provide feedback based on local sensitivities and feasibility
  • Manage documents translation (including tools) into Arabic or English, as needed
  • Lead planning meetings 
  • Take notes (ideally in English) of all interviews and FGDs
  • Analyze/interpret data and report findings in English
  • Participate in regular (e.g. bi-weekly) check-ins and briefings with CoVE-MENA
  • Submit monthly progress reports to CoVE-MENA

Lead Researcher Deliverables:

  • Conduct bi-weekly check-in meetings with research assistant to track progress of the research
  • Participate in regular check-ins with CoVE-MENA project staff, as directed
  • Manage data (translations, storage, etc.)
  • Write a monthly report summarizing the research progress
  • Draft research or documents related to the research (such as IRB protocols, research briefings, etc.) and revise after CoVE-MENA and USAID review.

Timeframe / Schedule:  

The Consultant will report to:  CoVE-MENA Technical Advisor

The Consultant will coordinate with: Sharekna Field Program Representative

 

Success Factors:

The ideal Consultant will be highly motivated and able to work effectively independently or with a team. The Consultant should be articulate in both oral conversation and in writing, have excellent attention to detail and experience conducting qualitative research. The successful consultant will be able to provide guidance on local norms and customs to FHI 360 and will be able to gain the trust of key informants.

Appendix A

CoVE-MENA CONCEPT NOTE

Considering Gender Roles: Best practices and lessons learned for programming

Research Question

How can gender roles be best considered and integrated into CVE approaches that aim to build community resilience to VE?

Purpose

To identify and assess best practices and lessons learned for gender mainstreaming in programming that addresses CVE through building community resilience in Tunisia.

Relevance

This study will provide an evidentiary base for what does and does not work for incorporating gender concerns in CVE programming through building youth and community resilience in different communities in Tunisia, thereby helping to improve future programming.

Proposed Method

We intend to engage with implementers of CVE programs in Tunisia using a combination of focus group discussions (FGDs) and semi-structured interviews with CVE practitioners in Tunisia. We will begin by identifying USG-funded recent and current CVE projects in Tunisia, then expand to other donor-funded and any GoT-funded CVE projects. Once identified, we will set up FGDs and/or interviews with the implementers of those projects. The choice of FGD or interview will depend on the nature of the project. For example, the Sharekna project has five implementing CSOs, so a FGD would make sense for that project; but for projects that only have one or two implementing organizations, interviews are more appropriate.  

Limitations

The main limitation of this study is that in many cases, the implementers (even if they are Tunisian CSOs) may not be truly grassroots organizations (i.e., part of the community); therefore, they may not have the same understanding of a community as a community member would have. In other words, while they have insights as implementers, they may not have the same perspective as people living in the communities within which the implementers work. To mitigate this limitation, we recommend this study be conducted in combination with either the Tunisian women P/CVE study or the parent PhotoVoice study.

Proposed Deliverable

The final deliverable will be a report of approximately 20-30 pages, plus appendices. The report would likely include: case studies; summary lessons learned/good practices, and practices to avoid; summary of varied approaches depending on sub-national contexts; identification of gaps and areas for further exploration; and recommendations for integrating gender considerations into future CVE efforts in Tunisia.

Notional Timeline

  • March – May 2018: Identify and hire research team. Submit non-human subjects determination request to FHI360’s IRB. This will take 1-2 weeks. Conduct lit review and draft interview and FGD protocols. Identify CVE implementers in Tunisia.
  • June – August 2018: Data collection (Note: Ramadan is ~ May 15 – June 14, 2018; data collection would likely not start until after Ramadan).
  • October 2018: Analysis and drafting report
  • November 2018: Report revisions
  • December 2018: Final product

Critères d'éligibilité

  • At least 3-5 years of research experience
  • Bachelors’ degree in research methods, social sciences, sciences, or related field (Masters preferred)
  • Fluency in French and English; additional fluency in Tunisian Arabic highly desired
  • Good familiarity with communication technologies as Sharepoint and Skype
  • Experience conducting qualitative research on topics related to programming in gender, violent extremism, or violence prevention is preferred.
  • Deep familiarity with Tunisian context and relevant local stakeholders, including local and international organizations operating in Tunisia, particularly in areas of gender and/or violent extremism
  • Highly organized

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