Subject Matter Expert - Risk Analysis and Contingency Planning

International MENA,


Position Summary

IREX is seeking a qualified candidate who combines both Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for Risk Analysis and Contingency Planning and Adult Learning Expertise to design and deliver a training on risk management and contingency planning during a 5-day, upcoming workshop internationally from February 24-Febrary 28, 2020, focused on human rights and governance issues in North Africa. Applicants should ensure that they meet the following qualifications before submitting an application, which should include a CV with relevant experience and a brief cover letter that includes a daily rate for services and any other fees. Please note any other specific areas of technical expertise or interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the SME has been selected.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with IREX, prepare and conduct a tailored training focused on risk analysis and contingency planning for North African and international civil society organizations;
  • Design, develop, and review training materials; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of current North Africa operating environment, especially as it relates to human rights and democracy-related development interventions;
  • Strong knowledge of risk analysis and contingency planning for low resource, grassroots groups working in high surveillance and fragile environments;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and meaningful of inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized groups;
  • Experience working in North Africa;
  • Ability to communicate and train across different cultures;
  • Experience training groups on risk analysis, contingency planning, and actor mapping using interactive, adult learning methodologies;
  • Knowledge of digital, physical, and psychosocial safety domains;
  • Experience designing trainings and developing and tailoring curricula, training content and methodology; and
  • Willingness and availability to travel internationally during the last week of February 2020.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in training during donor-funded conferences where donor representatives are active members of discussions and activities;
  • Proficiency in spoken Arabic and/or French;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English; and
  • Familiarity with USG donor-funding environment for human rights-related development interventions.