FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the key personnel position of Economic Livelihoods and Opportunities Conflict Expert for an anticipated five-year USAID project, Resilience for Peace (R4P) focused on strengthening community resilience and learning, particularly for youth and women, to counter violent extremism in Côte d’Ivoire’s northern border areas. The Economic Livelihoods and Opportunities Conflict Expert will provide technical and programmatic leadership to R4P’s activities aimed at building entrepreneurial knowledge, capacities, and skills of youth and women which will sustain the creation of bridging and bonding social capital, trusting transactional relationships, and collaborative engagement with government authorities.
The Economic Livelihoods and Opportunities Conflict Expert will support and advise the Chief of Party and other project staff on Objective 2 (Reduce socio-political-economic marginalization and inequality in border areas) activities that contribute to the result (Result 2.4) of Promoted innovative economic livelihood opportunities in northern border areas for youth and women. The expert will provide technical input for the development, coordination, and implementation of complex and diverse sets of interventions to produce the Result 2.4 expected outcomes. The Economic Livelihoods and Opportunities Conflict Expert will be based in Abidjan and report to the Chief of Party. S/he will collaborate closely with the M&E, program and grants, and finance and operations staff based in Abidjan and the project’s offices in the North, with regular travel to the northern border areas of Côte d’Ivoire.