Deadline Extended; 15th October.
Women’s International Peace Centre formerly Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis–WICCE) is a feminist organization with a mission to ignite women’s leadership, through amplifying women’s voices and deepening their activism to (re)create peace. Since 1996, WIPC/Isis-WICCE has researched and documented the critical yet often-neglected experiences and perspectives of women in conflict and post-conflict situations, providing important data and information on women, peace and security. This research has been conducted in 27 countries including 15 countries in Africa. The Peace Centre, through the Building Sustainable Peace: Women, Peace and Security programme, seeks to strengthen young women’s capacity to participate in and influence peace processes and their outcomes from a gender perspective in South Sudan. This initiative also seeks to address the shortage of current data and timely strategic analysis necessary to influence peace and security policy discourse and action in South Sudan from a gender perspective. This will support young women’s advocacy efforts and creating of new spaces for women to engage key decision makers at national, regional and international levels to calling for specific action based on findings.
2020 is the 20th anniversary for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, it is widely acknowledged as a significant year for driving progress and pushing for gains in implementing the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda. 2020 is also the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is significant for the WPS agenda with its prioritisation of women and armed conflict as a critical area of concern for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is a critical year to reflect on progress, setbacks, challenges and opportunities to advance the women, peace and security agenda in general, and to leverage the anniversary to accelerate implementation of key commitments and WPS frameworks.
2.0 Research Objectives
The Peace Centre, therefore, seeks to commission research to study 20 years of the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and progress in advancing the women, peace and security agenda in South Sudan. The research will integrate a focus on the youth, peace and security agenda.
The researcher will be expected to propose a methodology that is suitable to the research focus.
4.0 Assignment Description:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare inception report including research design, work plan and study tools.
- Present periodical progress reports as required.
- Prepare draft research report.
- Develop an issues paper
- Present findings to different audiences.
Required Skills and Experience:
i. Demonstrated experience in research on gender, peace and conflicted related studies
ii. Familiarity with relevant peace and security policy frameworks and processes
iii. Excellent written and oral communication skills
iv. Critical thinking and analysis
v. Time Management
5.0 Application Requirements:
Application document, stating method of work, research method and research questions. Curriculum Vitae, samples of past related research, proposed budget and schedule.
Please note; Applicants can submit as individual consultants, groups of consultants or as institutions.
6.0 Application Process
Expression of Interest can be submitted as soft copy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15thOctober 2019. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
Women’s International Peace Centre
Plot 1, Martyrs Garden B, Ministers Village, Ntinda, Kampala
P. O. Box 4934, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414-543953