Ethiopia: Consultant for Conflict Sensitivity Analysis – CSMFL Project

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Ethiopia: Consultant for Conflict Sensitivity Analysis – CSMFL Project


Project Background

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an international, inter-governmental organization established in 2012 at the RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. It is dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. Since its establishment, GGGI has been actively supporting its member countries (more than 43) in transitioning their economies to a path of resilient, strong, environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive green growth.

In Ethiopia, GGGI has designed and implemented several projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions, improving climate change adaptation, mobilizing climate finance, and developing capacity. GGGI has made significant contributions to the development of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy. It has also assisted the Ethiopian government in developing climate resilience strategies for the agriculture, forestry, water, irrigation, and energy sectors. GGGI is currently implementing several innovative projects in key thematic sectors such as climate resilient agriculture, solar energy, sustainable forest management, gender, and climate action.

GGGI has recently signed a grant agreement with the Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa for the implementation of a project entitled, “Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forested Landscapes in Southwestern Ethiopia.” The goal of the project is to contribute to the sustainable management of biodiversity-rich natural forests in Southwest Ethiopia to improve ecosystem services and the livelihoods of communities living in and around forest landscapes in Southwest Ethiopia. The project is implemented in collaboration with key national and regional government organizations, the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF), and the International Development Enterprise (iDE).

GGGI and the implementing partners would like to gain a better understanding of the project sites’ complex socio-ecological interdependence and conflict dynamics interactions, as well as concrete recommendations for effective mitigations. As a result, GGGI would like to commission an individual level consultancy to carry out a conflict sensitivity analysis at the project target areas in Oromia (selected woredas in Jimma, Ilu Abba Bora, and Buno Bedele zones) and the South West Ethiopia Peoples’ (selected woredas in Kafa, Dawuro and Konta zones) regional states. This will allow the project partners to better understand, anticipate, and respond to the socio-ecological dynamics and conflict sensitivity in the project areas.


Objectives of the Assignment

The Consultant shall perform the following major tasks:

  • Undertake relevant document/literature reviews and identify potential conflicts in the project intervention areas (Jimma, Ilu Abba Bora, and Buno Bedele, Kafa, Dawuro and Konta zones) in view of the project interventions.
  • Assess natural resource management related conflicts in the project intervention areas at different levels (e.g., among sectors, community members, private actors and government agencies) and make plausible recommendations to address them.
  • Identify competition over natural resources utilization by the local community members.
  • Assess social and ecological interplay in the project intervention sites.
  • Examine the perceptions and attitudes of key project partners and targeted communities toward the project activities.
  • Identify major types and causes of conflicts in the project intervention areas and anticipated implications on the project activities.
  • Identify and examine potential areas of conflict among project stakeholders.
  • Identify the connectors and dividers between the project beneficiaries (farmers, forest dependent communities, youth, women, participatory forest management cooperatives, agricultural cooperatives, etc.).
  • Identify social capital in the project communities and investigate its role in the effective implementation and sustainability of project interventions (forest management, biodiversity conservation, and climate-smart agriculture).
  • Provide expert recommendations on conflict management strategies based on the findings of the analysis.


Deliverables and Payment Schedule

A detailed conflict sensitivity analysis report must be written in English, formatted according to GGGI guidelines, and submitted in hard copy and electronic form, along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes. Under the overall supervision of the project team, the consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:





An inception report, including plan, detailed description of the methodology for conflict sensitivity analysis, and data collection tools.

April 5, 2023

20 %


A final-draft report after incorporating feedback from GGGI team and implementing partners on the first draft report

April 15, 2023

40 %


A final report on conflict sensitivity analysis edited, validated, and submitted in accordance with GGGI requirements and standards.

April 25, 2023

40 %

※ Total fees: Up to USD 7,000 (Depending on credentials)

Expertise Required
  • At least a master’s degree in development studies, rural sociology, forestry, natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, or a related field is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, networking and communication skills;
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in research or rural development projects in collaboration with stakeholders at the national, regional, zonal, and woreda levels;
  • Strong knowledge and experience in addressing complex socio-ecological problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, food insecurity and land degradation;
  • Experience in conflict sensitivity analysis in complex and an integrated development projects in Ethiopia.
  • Knowledge and experience with participatory qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
  • Strong motivation and ability to work and deliver under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.


Administrative Information
  • Selection method/process: is based on relevant Education, Experience, and Interview Results
  • Timeline of selection: One week after the deadline.

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application. Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.



Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.