Tanzania Risk Assessment – Sector Expert, Kenya Support Project (KSP),
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The U.S. Agency for International Development/Kenya & East Africa (USAID/KEA) has requested MSI's Kenya Support Project (KSP) to conduct an assessment of community conditions, concerns and grievances and the risk of extremism in Tanzania. The assessment's purpose is to assess grievances, tensions, and inter-community dynamics in Tanzania. It will also focus on identifying the most salient political, socioeconomic and cultural drivers of conflict, identifying the main issues of concern to citizens, including perceptions of conflict, and identifying the challenges and opportunities for alleviating conflict and strengthening resilience to averting the threat. In so doing, the assessment will provide USAID/KEA's Democracy, Governance, and Conflict (DGC) with a strong analytical foundation for future conflict mitigation development programming in Tanzania.
Under this task order, the local sector experts will collaborate with the team lead in the assessment's completion, including conducting a desk review of all relevant literature (e.g. best practice reports from past assessments, USAID VE policy, etc.), key informant interviews, group discussions and/or expert panels. The period of performance for this task order is estimated to be May - August 2016, including two to three weeks of fieldwork in May 2016 in three to five priority areas: Tanga, Zanzibar and Pemba Island, Arusha, Dar es Salam and Morogoro.
To achieve this, the local sector experts will work with the team lead and other team members in all aspects of study planning and execution, specifically:
Desk review of relevant documents.
Finalizing the assessment design and sampling strategy.
Developing the data collection instruments.
Data collection and analysis.
Study validation and presentation to USAID/Tanzania, the US Embassy and multilateral partners.
Report writing, based on approved standards and guidelines for USAID assessments.
Advanced degree in Political Science, International Development, Governance, and/or related social science.
Experience with programming related to governance and conflict management.
Knowledge of and experience with target communities preferred.
Experience conducting and/or supporting assessments, preferably for USAID.
Qualitative research experience, particularly in conducting individual and group interviews and/or focus groups, including creation of written instruments and transcripts.
Strong understanding of USAID assessment and/or evaluation policy and best practices.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.