Job Title: Sierra Leone Joint Analysis and Response Planning (JARP) Facilitator for USAID REWARD II project

Location: Sierra Leone

Reports To: Vice President for Research and Innovation

Type: Field-based Consultancy, Fixed Price


The Fund for Peace is seeking a short-term, Sierra Leone-based consultant for the role of facilitator and field coordinator for a one-month contract in support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data (REWARD) II project.


The Joint Analysis and Response Planning (JARP) process is a comprehensive, four-stage, Early Warning and Early Response (EW/ER) process. The process begins with Stage 1: EW Data Assessment using the Human Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HSRVA) methodology developed with the Early Warning Directorate (EWD). The process continues with Stage 2: EW Analysis using the Human Security Analysis Framework (HSAF) methodology developed with the EWD. The process then shifts to Stage 3: Collaborative Response Planning using the ECOWAS Response Planning Framework (ERPF) developed with the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) Secretariat and Internal Steering Committee (ISC). The ERPF is the multi-stakeholder process for generating and recommending specific interventions based on the foregoing analysis. The process concludes with Stage 4: An After-Action Review (AAR) that engages key ECOWAS internal and/or external stakeholders using the AAR Manual developed with the Directorate of Political Affairs (DPA). The JARP process also integrates gender, youth, and social inclusion considerations throughout the four stages using tools and concepts previously developed by USAID REWARD and ECOWAS, including the Early Warning Gender Integration Manual. While these stages make up a holistic process, they can each be done as standalone processes depending on the needs of the users.

Scope of Work & Expected Outputs

  • Field-based preparation and logistical support for a hybrid Joint Analysis and Response Planning (JARP) Cascade Training and Collaborative Planning Exercise for CSO Stakeholders in Sierra Leone scheduled to take place in July 2022. This training will also focus on understanding and response planning around issues affecting youth and women stakeholders in the country.
  • Working with FFP, identification of participants for the hybrid Cascade training, with a particular focus on youth and women-led organizations.
  • Working with FFP, identification of participants for the Collaborative Planning Exercise, with a particular focus on early warning and early response stakeholders and organizations.
  • Co-facilitation of a hybrid JARP Cascade training, with a specific focus on issues related to youth and women, in partnership with FFP and ECOWAS facilitators (the successful applicant will be trained on the JARP modules prior to the workshop with FFP).
  • Co-facilitation of a hybrid Collaborative Planning Exercise, with a specific focus on human security issues in Sierra Leone, in partnership with FFP and ECOWAS facilitators.
  • Provide support on data collection for M&E purposes
  • Produce a consultancy report
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution, international development, or a related field.
  • At least three years of international development experience in conflict early warning, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, and/or a related field.
  • Proven track record of facilitating trainings.
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively to undertake tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel programs

Supervisory Responsibilities:

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

Travel: No international travel is anticipated.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send their CV to [email protected] with the subject line “Candidate for Facilitator Role USAID REWARD II – Sierra Leone”

Closing Date: July 5, 2022 @ 11.59pm EST