Conflict Sensitivity Consultant - Bangladesh

from Relief International
Closing date: 26 Sep 2019

Position: Conflict Sensitivity Consultant - Bangladesh

Location: Remotely based

Reports to: RI Country Director

Duration: 15 days non – consecutive, likely during September

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

I. Background

Relief International has been invited to participate in the Co-creation stage of a three year, USD $5 million USAID program in Bangladesh. By creating sustainable, market oriented resilient livelihood opportunities for HCs and promoting social cohesion with Rohingya refugees, the project aims to reduce the risk of conflict in Cox’s Bazar. Capitalizing on the unique expertise of the partners, the Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support (YES) Program will take a community driven development approach to enhance the skills and competencies of unemployed youth in Teknaf, Ukhiya, Ramu and Cox’s Bazar Sadar and facilitate positive interaction between HC and Rohingya communities through outreach and campaigns.

II. Objective of the consultancy

The overall objective of the consultancy is to assist RI and its project partners in the design and development of the project through the co-creation phase. The consultant will advise RI’s technical assistance teams (job creation, youth) on how to design interventions in a conflict sensitive and accountable manner following ‘Do No Harm’ principles. The consultant will work with national and international staff to advise on best practice in the area of conflict analysis and conflict mitigation. This will involve participating in the co-creation phase, and in the full development of the project.


Main Objectives:

  1. Review the existing concept and provide relevant feedback on how to strengthen

  2. If relevant, work with RI on responses to USAID’s feedback

  3. Participate in the Co-design workshop in Dhaka with RI’s program development and technical teams, providing relevant contributions to the design of the program in written (as directed by the RPDM) and verbal format

  4. Review the full proposal and provide guidance to ensure the concept adopts a conflict sensitive approach


  • Postgraduate qualification in Peacebuilding, Security, Human Rights (or related field)

  • Previous demonstrated experience in conducting conflict sensitivity and situation analysis in Bangladesh (and, ideally, Myanmar)

  • Experience engaging with a variety of actors

  • Commitment to Do No Harm and accountability principles

  • Ability to plan work and achieve goals in a timely manner, working independently

  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in English

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness

  • Transparency and Accountability

  • Agility and Innovation

  • Collaboration

  • Sustainability

How to apply:

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