Consultancy: Call for Expressions of Interest - Developing Sustainability Strategies for Non-State Actors in Somalia


Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation working to prevent violent conflict and help build safer lives. It is based in the UK with programmes in Europe, Africa and Asia. Saferworld promotes the development of policies to help ensure that international actors support peacebuilding in conflict-affected states. Saferworld’s programme in Somalia and Somaliland, with the support of the European Commission, has led a process designed to establish legitimate and representative NSA structures that are able to engage in policy dialogue which culminated in the formal establishment of NSA platforms in the three Somali regions. Saferworld wishes to commission a consultant that will research and propose sustainability strategies for the Non-State Actor Platforms in Somalia beyond their current phase of funding.



To provide viable sustainability strategies that will see the platforms continue to carry out their key activities beyond the current phase. In addition, the consultant will propose alternative platform models and structures that might enhance Non-State Actor Programme effectiveness


Key Outputs

  • A validation workshop to review and reach a consensus decision on sustainability strategies for the NSA programme
  • A final written report, outlining potential sustainability strategies, including an action plan for implementation


See Terms of Reference for more information about the structure and focus of the paper



The consultant will undertake both desk research and field work, informed by the consultant’s review of the specific resources provided as well as by consultations with the Non-State Actor Platforms’ members.   



This consultancy is expected to take up to a maximum of thirty days from early March 2013.


Application procedure

Interested candidates should submit the following to


  • an Expression of Interest in the form of a letter outlining their relevant experience and suitability for the consultancy;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • expected fee (expressed as a daily rate);
  • recent samples of relevant work done;
  • two references.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 February 2013.


For full Terms of Reference please go to:

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