National Consultant, ExB TTX Project
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Mission) continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.
In line with the needs of BiH security sector, and using the whole-of-society approach, the Mission is supporting BiH in building capacity for functional, effective and efficient response to transnational threats, including violent extremism and terrorism. This includes organization of table-top exercises (TTX), two-day events that would gather approximately sixty (60) participants toward collective and effective examination of the problem of VERLT through a multi-disciplinary approach using different scenarios. The TTX is a multi-disciplinary and interactive discussion-based exercise that enables participants from different sectors and segments of society to effectively familiarize themselves with a particular phenomenon, its drivers, and the associated response process, as well as to identify obstacles in existing response practices. With the use of prepared hypothetical/fictional scenarios, and in an informal environment, participants are guided through the exercise by an inter-disciplinary group of facilitators that guide them through a particular narrative and discussion on steps that should be taken to address issues/concerns.
Objective of Assignment:
The Mission is seeking to engage a National Consultant to develop two fictional scenarios and update methodology for table-top exercises (TTX) so as to effectively contribute to bolstering the whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to P/C VERLT.
Duration of Assignment:
This is a consultancy assignment with an expected duration of approximately 15 working days.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
1. Developing two fictional scenarios for the TTX, which will illustrate an individual’s path to violent extremism, allowing the participants to analyse the case, determining stages of prevention, interventions, and rehabilitation and reintegration (R&R). These documents should not be longer than four pages each:
- One scenario will cover the issue of FTFs and potential security concerns deriving from challenges in rehabilitation and reintegration of FTFs and their family members who have returned from the conflict zones to their local communities;
- The second scenario is to address the issue of nationalist militant radicals;
2. Ensuring that scenarios take into considerations specific negative effects that violent extremism and radicalization have on people of different genders and age groups – particularly on youth;
3. Adapting background materials and methodology for TTX, outlining the roles and responsibilities of different institutions, bodies, organizations and other stakeholders. This task will be informed by the latest best practices in multi-sectoral approaches to countering violent extremism and partnering and coordination between security sector and civil society actors and local government and communities;
4. Recommending a way to effectively measure relevant knowledge before and after the TTX, and ensure that data for indicators is gathered and included in the final report.
- Two fictional scenarios for the TTX, developed as detailed in tasks and responsibilities, in 6 days;
- Adapted background materials and methodology for TTX, adapted as detailed under tasks and responsibilities, in 6 days;
- Document recommending a way to measure relevant knowledge before and after the TTX and ensure data for indicators is gathered and included in the final report, developed as to effectively include and present recommendations on measuring relevant knowledge before and after the TTX and ensuring that data for indicators is gathered and included in the final report, in 2 days.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina.
- Second-level university degree in political science, law, or other related field;
- Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the field of violent extremism and terrorism;
- Excellent research and drafting skills, including the ability to present complex or sensitive topics to a diverse audience in a clear and understandable manner;
- Familiarity with the civil society sector and relevant government structures in BiH;
- Pronounced knowledge of violent extremism, prevention and countering violent extremism; prevention of hate and the role of civil society and local authorities in the prevention of hate and violent extremism;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local languages;
- Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.
Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies. Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.
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