Field Researcher

at Fund for Peace
Published November 7, 2022
Location Accra, Ghana
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary USD 1750



The Fund for Peace (FFP) is seeking a Based Consultant for the role of Field Researcher for a short-term contract in support of a climate and migration research project.

Context :

For more than 60 years, FFP has been a world leader in the development of tools and practical approaches for conflict mitigation. By emphasizing the link between human security and economic development, FFP helps make societies more peaceful and prosperous by building smarter methodologies and partnerships. FFP empowers policymakers, practitioners and people to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and develop solutions through collective dialogue through context-specific, data-driven applications.

This research project, funded by the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), aims to understand how current and future climate security risks will manifest at local, regional and national levels. Specifically, this research will look at violent extremism and identify potential issues in areas receiving or potentially receiving internal and international climate migrants. This research will specifically examine 1) climate change-related migration to urban areas; 2) the links between climate, environment, conflict resolution and peacebuilding in urban areas; and 3) local and national resilience to long- and short-term climate and environmental pressures.

Scope of work and expected results

Support for case study research by identifying 15-20 people to interview for Key Informant Interviews (KIIs ), including representatives from the development and humanitarian sectors, as well as as academia, government, community leaders and civil society.
Using a predefined interview instrument, drive the KIIs with the identified people and record the interview notes.
Produce a 2-5 page consultant contract report.
Skills and Qualifications Required

License in conflict resolution, international development or a related field.
At least three years of international development experience in the area of ​​conflict early warning, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, and/or related field.
Proven experience in conducting and facilitating key informant interviews and focus group discussions.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word.
Proficiency in oral, written and reading French, as well as proficiency or familiarity with the main local languages. Fluency in English is a bonus.
Strong networks among development practitioners, government, academics, civil society and community leaders.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not involve supervisory responsibilities.
This position does not authorize the consultant to communicate directly with FFP clients.
This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision-making authority over the final work product.

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