International Analyst (Research Coordinator)

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Financial offer in a form of completed and Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and availability - - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail [email protected] with Subject: Job ID 107472.

Following the adoption of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 (UNSDCF) and many significant developments which have unfolded in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since the 2019 Peace and Development Assessment (PDAt), the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) should carry out a new carefully considered multi-sectoral assessment of the current situation in BiH. It is essential that the UNCT and UN system maintain an informed strategic approach to its work in, and for, the country.

The assessment should ultimately provide the UNCT with a basis upon which to identify key risks and strategic entry points and help determine the nature of future support, interventions, and advocacy in the framework of the UNSDCF and relevant Executive Committee decisions. It will also serve as the basis for the context analysis PBF eligibility package that BiH will be able to submit to HQ if the authorities in the country agree. Overall, the assessment should serve to strengthen a UN system-wide approach to BiH (and, where necessary, the region). It should emphasize UN inter-agency collaboration as well as joint inputs from both field and HQ in the assessment process (e.g. taking into account impact/results of the existing, relevant joint programs). Other relevant work done by key partners/stakeholders will also be considered. The PDAt should ideally serve as a risk management tool for the UNCT and its programming (including with public perception surveys and focus group feedback). Importantly, it should ensure that the Organization applies a do no-harm approach towards its work in BiH.

The analysis conducted by the UN to date has gone a long way in outlining the parameters of the peace and conflict dynamics in BiH. Prior analysis, interactions with HQ partners and internal review processes clearly underscores the need for the UN to keep focus on the country’s “reconciliation deficit,” strengthening social cohesion and sustaining peace. Moreover, based on the previous PDAt, the new UNSDCF 2021-25 (signed in May 2021) contains a stand-alone pillar of work on Social Cohesion with an outcome that obligates the UNCT to help BiH’s communities gain stronger mutual understanding, respect, and trust. A key element in this equation includes bolstering the roles and effectiveness of CSOs/NGOs and other local-level partners to carry out this work alongside the UN.

Thus, the planned multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder analysis needs to build upon the existing groundwork and look at key factors to assess the likelihood of instability, unrest or conflict (violent or non-violent) that could impact BiH’s political, social and economic course, and consequently UN programmes, approaches and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The methodology will closely hew to the UNDG guidelines but with select adjustments determined by the Political and Development Unit (PDU) and the Consultancy Team (CT) following discussion with the UNCT. It is comprised of three main stages: (i) Context Assessment; (ii) Response review and adjustment; and (iii) Identification of conflict-sensitive ways forward using the data and building upon existing internal processes.

The Context Analysis should be conducted in an inclusive, participatory and gender-focused manner. As noted above, a final report (between 25 – 30 p.) should (i) deepen the understanding of the current situation in BiH; (ii) identify the structural and functional challenges and dynamics that fuel tensions and divisions in communities/BiH society as well as those that can create or augment efforts to sustain or build peace (this would include ways the different roles that women, men, youth and minorities have in the given situation); (iii) identify entry-points for UN-supported social cohesion strengthening efforts; and for value added prevention, sustaining peace and peacebuilding work; (iv) serve as the analytical basis for the CCA update and PBF eligibility context, from a conflict-dynamics and conflict-prevention perspective; and (v) help ensure stronger linkage between the assessment and programming prioritization (to the extent possible – based on UN’s comparative advantages and politically-sound approach). In tandem, the PDAt will complement the UN System RQR/DC/EC process for BiH-specific challenges.

Furthermore, the exercise shall be conducted in a manner that considers the following principles: Broad-based, inclusive participation; Meaningful participation; Diversity in data collection; Validation of findings; Easy-to-update; Conflict-sensitive; and Responsive to local context.

The Consultant shall perform the following tasks:

  • Task 1: Research – first part: inception plan agreed and cleared, clear coordination lines with team members agreed; desk research initiated; stakeholders list for interviews finalized; public surveying concept updated in collaboration with the team members, PDU/UNCT and polling agency; field work initiated.

The planned number of days for this task is five (5) days.

  • Task 2: Research – second part: field work divided between team-members and initiated; analysis of the survey results and comparison with 2019 survey and focus groups findings; initial analysis served to prepare scenario planning.

The planned number of days for this task is five (5) days.

  • Task 3: Drafting PDAt Report: full drafting of the PDA report, presentation of the same to the RC/UNCT for any necessary edits.

The planned number of days for this task is five (5) days.

  • Task 4: Final Draft PDAt Report: final editing of the report and presentation to the RC/UNCT; final tranches transferred upon satisfactory UNCT clearance of the report

The planned number of days for this task is three (3) days.

All of the above-listed tasks shall be performed under the supervision of the Political and Development Unit.

Estimated number of working days: up to 18 days.



Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date



- Inception plan approved; - Stakeholders list for interviews approved;


15th of July 2022



- report of the survey results and comparison with 2019 survey and focus groups findings submitted and approved;


30th of August 2022



- draft context analysis submitted and approved; - ppt for RC/UNCT approved;


15th of September 2022



- UNCT/RC comments integrated; - Final context analysis approved;


30th of September 2022



Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences with a focus on peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, development studies or a related field;


  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience related to conflict and development analysis;
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in applying, qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and in a wide range of analytical approaches;
  • Technical competence in undertaking complex analysis which involve use of mixed methods;
  • Well-developed skills and demonstrated experience in the following areas: facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution;
  • Data collection and analysis including prior experience with focus groups, key informant interviews, surveys, etc.; Ability to lead the analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and to combine local field-based research with broader analytical trends and observations, including explaining and applying findings and recommendations following the assessment.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, including political/conflict analysis skills;
  • A high degree of political, gender and cross-cultural sensitivity;
  • Understanding of the political, social and cultural background of the country is highly desirable;
  • Experience in enhancing women’s participation in the peace and development assessment processes is highly desirable.

Languages Requirements

  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English is essential;
  • Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language is desirable.

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR



Relevant Education

max 50 45 points allocated for BA/BSc degree + 2.5 points for MSc/MA + up to 2.5 points for PhD

Relevant professional experience

max 45

Knowledge of English

max 5 points - will be assessed as: 5 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV: good - 4 points; fair/upper intermediate – 3 points; intermediate - 2 points; beginner - 1 point.

Technical Evaluation Criteria



Rating based on Qualifications


Experience in applying qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and in a wide range of analytical approaches


Submitted methodology



Individual will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.


  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.
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