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The United Nations University Centre for Policy Research’s Managing Exits from Armed Conflict (MEAC) initiative is a multi-year collaboration to develop a unified, rigorous approach to examining how and why individuals exit armed conflict and evaluate the efficacy of interventions meant to help support their transition to civilian life. The project is generously supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and being run in partnership with DPO, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the World Bank.
The MEAC initiative aims to fill existing knowledge gaps about how and why individuals exit conflict today and what types of interventions are likely to ensure their transitions to civilian life are sustainable. It will create a first-of-its-kind collaboration to rigorously and longitudinally study the sources of resilience, challenges, and obstacles to exiting armed conflict. The system it will launch will combine quantitative, qualitative and experimental approaches that will be synthesised and analysed over a multi-year period.
The MEAC case study in Colombia will focus on tracing the historical trajectories of individuals out of armed groups, current programme beneficiaries’ reintegration progress, and assessing the impact of various reintegration support programmes (or lack thereof). Combining quantitative and qualitative assessment approaches employed over the course of a 10-month period (the initial study), the Colombia case study will allow for an understanding of changes to reintegration programming and policy decision-making over time, as well as the evolution of specific aspects including the “differential focus” approaches used for children, indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups, women and girls, people with disabilities, and others. UNU-CPR’s work in Colombia will be participatory in its approach and ensure that these groups, and programme participants and affected communities more broadly, are treated as partners, rather than passive research subjects and programme beneficiaries. The results and lessons learned will be used to support the Colombian government as it continues to design and implement reintegration processes with new groups in the future.
This role leads MEAC’s case study in Colombia. Working under the supervision of the MEAC management team, the Colombia Case Study Manager will lead the following streams of work:
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Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
15 June 2020.
10-month initial contract, with potential to extend 8-12 months. The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to MEAC@unu.edu and must include the following:
By email : MEAC@unu.edu