Conflict Sensitivity and Mediation Specialist – DRC

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 16 August 2019
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 30 September 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Conflict Sensitivity and Mediation Specialist candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Activity in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The purpose of the anticipated Activity is to improve resilience capacities in vulnerable households and communities to enable people, households and communities to escape poverty and chronic vulnerability. This project will be implemented in the DRC Resilience Focus Zone, which includes Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Tanganyika.


Working under the overall direction of the Deputy Chief of Party and in coordination and collaboration with other technical specialists, the Conflict Sensitivity and Mediation Specialist will have the primary responsibility of providing leadership the capability to understand, monitor, predict, and report on the impact of conflict on activities, as well as design and inform conflict mitigation approaches to achieve Activity goals.


The successful candidate will demonstrate effective management experience in post-conflict and insecure environments as well as proven experience to implement complex programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, he/she should possess:

* Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (conflict analysis and resolution, rural law, land tenure-related field, etc.), Masters preferred;

* At least 5 years of professional experience working on, designing, and/or implementing conflict mitigation and/or mediation activities related to land and resource conflict. Experience in Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika or similar context strongly preferred;

* Experience working with community leaders on land and resource-based conflict resolution including experience and knowledge of gender and customary tenure issues. Should demonstrate understanding of regional context regarding property disputes, formal and informal adjudication of land disputes, and conflict mediation;

* Experience with enhancing coordination among institutional stakeholders preferred and record of developing strong working relationships with counterparts;

* Excellent team-building and communication skills (e-mail, telephone, reports, public speaking);

* French language fluency (oral and written) is required. Proficiency in English is preferred;

* DRC nationals and especially women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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