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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job at Search for Common Ground (Search), Consultancy | Deadline: 05th June, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Consultancy: Evaluation of Acacia and Search for Common Ground Partnership in Advancing Sustainable Peace and Security in Northwestern Tanzania 
Location: Africa - East – North Mara, Tanzania
Project Summary
Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international conflict transformation NGO that aims to transform the way individuals, groups, governments and companies deal with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative solutions. Headquartered in Washington DC, USA, and Brussels, Belgium, with field offices in 35 countries, Search designs and implements multifaceted, culturally appropriate and conflict-sensitive programs using a diverse range of tools, including media and training, to promote dialogue, increase knowledge and determine a positive shift in behaviors.

In Tanzania, Search has been operational since 2011, working to promote gender equality and good governance, encourage greater objectivity in the media and overcome differences that divide Tanzanians, including those who live around extractive industries, improving relationships between companies, local communities and the government. Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches, toward collaborative solutions.

The current project is guided by its Theory of Change (ToC) which assumes that ‘’IF we provide key actors in decision making roles (local leaders, traditional leaders, police leadership) with training on leadership, communication, and human rights AND this is reinforced with opportunities for constructive engagement between citizens, local leaders, traditional leaders, and Acacia THEN communities will have long term, sustainable, positive relationships that empower them for informed participatory and inclusive decision making and improve mutual respect for Human Rights’’.

The Project
In 2011, Search for Common Ground (Search) entered into an agreement with African Barrick Gold (ABG) to implement a two-year project entitled “Advancing Sustainable Peace and Security in Tanzania”. The primary driver behind this project was the ABG’s priority interest in implementing third-party Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) training for public security forces at ABG’s four mines: North Mara, Buzwagi, Bulyanhulu and Tulawaka. The multi-stakeholder engagement initiative were expected to promote dialogue and understanding potential or existent sources of conflict that can present, or have presented, problems between security forces, local communities and ABG. Since then, Search through Acacia’s support continued to implement short term projects and in 2017 Search and Acacia sign up a new partnership agreement following the new strategic direction of Acacia to embark on a new Sustainable Communities Strategy with the goal of contributing to the development of Sustainable Communities that enjoy thriving local economies, have access to social infrastructure and live in safe, inclusive and equitable environments.

Acacia believes that this goal can be achieved through enhanced trust, relationships and partnerships, as well as constructive engagements emphasizing shared values with a focus away from building hard infrastructure. In the latter half of 2017, Acacia unveiled NO HARM 2020 (at its Buzwagi mine), a collection of projects and activities aimed at ensuring that individuals (mainly current and former staff), communities around Buzwagi mine, and businesses are prepared for ‘Life after Buzwagi.’
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The goal of the current project is to foster sustainable, positive and cohesive relationships between community members, decision-makers, Acacia and other stakeholders in mining communities at local and district levels. This is expected to be attained through realization of the following objectives and intermediate results namely:
  • Objective 1: To strengthen capacities of key stakeholders to improve safety and security and uphold human rights in and around mining sites.
  • Objective 2: To strengthen platforms for dialogue and collaborative problem solving around mining issues.
  • Objective 3: To improve social cohesion, trust, and community resilience in areas around mining sites.

Goals and Objectives of Study
Search is looking to recruit an external evaluation team to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of Search’s intervention on “Advancing Sustainable Peace and Security in Tanzania’’ from 2011 until 2019.
The goals of this evaluation are:
  1. To determine the return on investment in peace building for Acacia and draw lessons learned for investing sustainable business practice;
  2. Evaluate the level of achievement of results during the different project phases as per agreed results chain and project logic, and outline how project progress shaped the overall investment Acacia made in peace building;
  3. Determine the level of sustainability of the results of Acacia’s investment in peacebuilding with Search.
Please click here for the full terms of reference.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Requirements of the evaluation Team
The following skills and experience are expected by Search for our evaluation team for this project:
Proficiency in English (written and spoken), at least one of the team member must be proficient in Kiswahili too;
More than 8 years of experience in project evaluation;
Experience in evaluating peace building programme on private sectors, experience in evaluation of peace building program in the mining sectors is an added advantage;
Experience working with international organizations;
Experience in conducting cost-effectiveness assessment, specifically past experience in conducting evaluation on the cost-effectiveness of peace building programs is a comparative advantage
Familiarity and experience with sustainable business practices, Tanzania mining contextual challenges and peace building programming.

This position will close on June 5, 2019

To apply

To apply, interested candidates (individuals or teams) are requested to submit the following two documents to our employment portal here:
  • Curriculum vitae of the research team and cover letter;
  • A technical proposal proposing a methodology for the baseline together with a financial proposal for the completion of the aforementioned deliverables and a short cover letter.
Note: Only two documents can be submitted of a maximum size of 2 GB each. The CVs and cover letter and the technical and financial proposals must be combined.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.
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