OPEN TO: All interested but qualified candidates
POSITION: Conflict Early Warning Analyst
OPENING DATE: November, 30th 2016
CLOSING DATE: December, 16th, 2016
WORK HOURS: Part Time, 20 hours/week
Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) is an NGO active in six districts of the Coast province with its offices in Mombasa. KECOSCE works with grassroots communities to facilitate an equitable and secure society through community economic empowerment, democratic governance and advocacy and Human Security, Conflict mitigation and peace building programmes. KECOSCE is seeking to recruit a part-time conflict early warning and early response analyst to join its team of self driven staff and contribute to the achievement of the organization’s vision.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the primary responsibility of this position is to track of the unfolding social, political and conflict dynamics of Mombasa county and provide analytical real time conflict analysis. S/he will consolidate and prepare weekly conflict analysis reports to inform the program, partners, donors and other stakeholders. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and in close coordination with the program teams and partners. The position is be based in Mombasa and will frequent travel to the field.
Major duties and responsibilities
- Prepare weekly conflict analysis reports based on the review and analysis of news, incident reports from the staff and partners, interviews will key informants, and information collected from KECOSCE's early warning systems put in place;
- Prepare specific conflict analysis reports on a periodic basis, either thematic or geographic focus based in the need and relevance;
- Serve as a hub for reporting of incidents from peace monitors, staff and partners;
- Carry out specific research and studies;
- Meet with the government, civil society, security, donor, media and private sector on a regular basis to collect necessary information and intelligence;
- Provide advice to the Executive Director or programs team on unfolding conflict dynamics; and
- Contribute to the proposal and report writing processes by writing the context analysis section
- A certificate in conflict and peace building studies, international relations, political sciences or related fields;
- Experience in working with communities and in Conflict Early Warning is essential
- Deep understanding of the social, political and conflict dynamics in Mombasa;
- Demonstrated skills of using different conflict analysis frameworks;
- Excellent analytical and writing skills;
- Knowledge using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools;
- Knowledge of early warning systems;
- A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
- Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
Further details can be accessed through our website at www.kecosce.org Deadline for receiving application will be 4:00p.m. December, 15th, 2016. KECOSCE will contact all short listed applicants before 4pm on December, 16th, 2016.