Women, Peace & Security Consultant

at American Bar Association
Published May 17, 2022
Location Mogadishu, Somalia
Category Consultancy  
Job Type Full Time  


The EAJ is looking for a consultant to prepare such a research paper and to organize a workshop.


Key Objectives and Methodology of the Research Paper:


The key objective of the research paper is to explore how Shari’ah jurisprudence can positively contribute to promote WPS in Somalia.


The research paper will be based on literature research and a few key interviews with key respondents in the Shari’a and WPS field in Somalia. Literature research will focus on WPS activities and strategies undertaken to date and their outcomes and impacts. The research will identify whether the Shari’ah has played any role in WPS, and what potential intersections between the Shari’ah and WPS could be. It will further identify whether the Shari’ah has been applied in other countries in the promotion of WPS, and if so, what popular strategies were applied, as well as potential lessons learnt. It will also identify examples on how the Shari’ah is applied to further WPS results in other countries.


The research paper will make final recommendations to a variety of actors (international donors, local NGOs and CSOs, government, lawmakers) on how the Shari’ah can be successfully applied to promote WPS in Somalia.


Key Objectives and Methodology of the Workshop:


The key objective of the workshop will be to receive insights from women with specialist knowledge or experience in how to develop a faith-based approach to WPS interventions.


The workshop will consist of a variety of academics, politicians and practitioners, including women that have worked on WPS issues, women religious scholars or practitioners, and others. The one-day workshop will allow for a variety of brief contributions from experienced individuals and then provide the platform for an in-depth discussion on WPS and the Shari’ah. The workshop outputs will feed into the research paper and its final recommendations.


Experience and Qualifications:


The consultant should have the following experience and qualifications:


- A Master’s Degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar subjects


- At least 5 years of experience as a researcher


- Experience in gender and WPS issues


- A proven track record of report-writing skills


- In-depth knowledge of the socio-political context of Somalia


- Fluency in English and Somali.


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