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ODI is procuring collaborators to support the ODI team in developing policy positions, strategies and Case Studies in fragile and conflict-affected countries (including Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Yemen) that will explore the different programmatic implications of adapting a holistic disaster risk management in fragile settings to anticipate trends, challenges and emerging risks at different geographic and time horizons. These roles will initially work with the Global Risks and Resilience team at ODI from September 2023 to March 2024 on demand, based on existing and prospective funding opportunities. Experts are sought with extensive experience in disaster risk governance; climate change; peace, conflict, violence, and security; natural resources and political ecology; and migration and displacement.

- Positioning humanitarian interventions to address climate and disaster risks in FCV contexts as a foundation for climate adaptation and community resilience

- Case Studies, consisting of:

To apply, please email a CV, your proposed fee rate, your availability (days per month and total days) and a covering letter (one page maximum) outlining how your expertise could contribute to the task to [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 11:59 GMT on Thursday 21st September 2023.

ODI is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a Somalia-based researcher to collaborate on a case study looking at strategic opportunities for livelihood interventions for forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) in and around Mogadishu. The selected researcher will work in collaboration with HPG staff and be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the logistics in preparation for the in-person research (helping identify interview targets, organising in-country research approvals with local authorities, in-country transportation, etc.);
  • Providing feedback on and helping to shape the case-study methodology, including confirming the location of the research and finalising the interview questions and methods of targeting;
  • Conducting up to 30 individual interviews and up to 10 focus groups with FDPs in/around Mogadishu;
  • Taking detailed interview notes and transcribing all interviews in detail (not verbatim) in English, highlighting key points;
  • Attending an online analysis workshop and helping draft the policy brief outline;
  • Reading and commenting on a first draft and approving the final draft of the policy brief if named as co-author(s) of the brief.

Data collection for this study will take place in October 2023. To find out more, download the Terms of Reference below. EOIs are due by 3 September 2023. To apply, email [email protected].