GISF is looking for a consultant to produce a new long-read article.
The article will be approximately 18 pages and will seek to identify the unique factors in urban environments that pose a challenge for the security of humanitarian operations.
Please download the Terms of Reference (ToR) found on the left-hand side of the page to learn more about the details of the article.
The article will contain three sections:
- Identify key characteristics of urban operating environments, and the unique challenges faced in delivering humanitarian programmes and operations in such settings.
- This section will identify all relevant elements, as outlined in the Terms of Reference.
- Link the unique challenges to security risk management (SRM) and identify how they impact SRM approaches and the security of humanitarian staff.
- While linking with humanitarian SRM, the author should consider issues related to the application of the following in an urban environment.
- This section will include three one-page examples in which the contextual operating elements are linked with SRM to provide concrete examples of how unique contextual considerations in urban environments impact humanitarian SRM.
- Provide good practices and lessons learnt so readers can conduct humanitarian operations in a built-up urban area with better SRM practices.
Interested candidates should submit (1) a one-page cover letter signalling their motivation for this project, (2) a 500-word abstract summarising their ideas for the article, and (3) a resume of the individual(s) submitting the proposal.
The above should be sent to Dan Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org and Panos Navrozidis at email@example.com.
Deadline for proposal submissions: 07 July.