The African Union (AU) invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest by tendering applications for the following works:
The African Union (AU), established in 2002 as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as fostering international cooperation. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Consultancy Service – Political Analyst Deployment to the AULO Chad
The AU-Led Support Mechanism for the Political Transition in Chad was established pursuant to the Communique PSC/BR/COMM.(CMXCVI) adopted at the 996th meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 14 May 2021. Pursuant to the decision, an Early Response Mechanism was developed for multi-disciplinary, technical support to the Transitional National Government (TNG) and the AU Liaison Office in N’Djamena towards: (i) convening a national dialogue and other relevant activities; (ii) capacity building activities and good office missions; (iv) other activities related to the ongoing transitional process in Chad; and (v) the overall functions of the AU High Representative to Chad in the discharge of his mandate.
In 2021, The AU-SM has supported the Pre-Dialogue Activities of the Chadian Government including activities undertaken by various Chadian institutions and entities. On 15 January 2022, the Commission deployed five (5) technical Experts to serve for 45-days, ending on 28 February 2022. Since the recruitment the Technical Experts, the Chadian Political Transition has experienced delays. For example, following internal consultations that assessed the preparations undertaken hitherto towards an inclusive national dialogue, the Chadian authorities have announced the postponement of both the pre-dialogue talks between the politico-military groups and the National Dialogue to 27 February and 10 May 2022, respectively. The pre-dialogue talks were originally scheduled to take place on 10 January, while the National Dialogue was scheduled for 15 February 2022.
Given the aforementioned delays, the Commission deems the maintenance of technical support important towards the convening of the National Dialogue and the implementation of the outcome of the process.
Scope of the Assignment
The Analyst will provide technical support to the AULO on issues around strengthening gender mainstreaming and inclusion policies, including the inclusion of youth, marginalized, and disabled groups, in the various ongoing processes related to peace and security, the convening of a national dialogue process, governance etc., within and beyond the transitional period.
The Expert will be responsible for the following duties:
- Have significant knowledge on the current political dynamics in Chad, the stakeholders, relevant developments made within the ongoing transitional process, and the roadmap for the remaining transition period;
- Constantly monitor, evaluate, analyze and report on the political developments, stabilization, humanitarian and socio-economic issues, in Chad, with the view to identify potential conflict drivers, and make recommendations to the SRCC on relevant conflict mitigation and mediation strategies that can be undertaken;
- Ensure efficient information and reports’ sharing between the AULO to Chad, and the AU Commission, in particular through regular collaboration with the Head of the Central Africa Regional Desk and the relevant analysts;
- Assist in collecting and coordinating information/inputs from RECs/RMs, the UN, and other concerned stakeholders
- Assist in drafting various documents such as report, background notes and briefing notes to the management and senior officials as directed by the SRCC;
- Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the SRCC.
Qualifications and Experiences Required
The qualified candidate should have:
- A Master’s university Degree in Peace & Security Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Public Administration, Social Studies, or other related disciplines, with at least 3 years relevant experience. A Bachelor degree in the above-mentioned fields with at least 5 years relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree;
- Experience in a related field, especially in political analysis, monitoring and reporting, with Government, NGO, think tank, or similar multilateral, regional or international institution would be desirable;
- Knowledge or experience in the conflict prevention and management efforts of the AU, other Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) or the UN would be an added advantage;
- Knowledge of Chad Peace Security and Governance issues.
Application Closing Date
3:00pm, 23rd May, 2022.
Submission of Documents
Applications must be delivered in a written form to the address below at:
African Union Commission,
Head of Procurement Travel and Store Division,
P.O. Box 3243, Roosevelt Street
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
N/B: Consultant should send the proposal to both emails.
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