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Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) – Sri Lanka is Hiring for TWO types of Positions:

1) Everyday Peace Indicators - Lead Facilitator

2) Everyday Peace Indicators - Facilitator

 

1) Position title: Everyday Peace Indicators- Lead Facilitator

Dates of engagement: April 2022 - August 2022 (with possibility of extension)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Type of engagement: service contract

Description of conditions and tasks:

Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) is seeking enthusiastic, team-oriented lead facilitators with

qualitative and participatory research experience to lead focus groups in 10 selected districts across Sri

Lanka and assist with subsequent data analysis. The lead facilitator should be based in or around

Colombo and is expected to work an intensive, full-time schedule from April 2022 to August 2022,

with the possibility to continue in a full-time or part-time capacity until December 2022.

Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) recognizes that ‘peace’ and ‘reconciliation’ mean different things in

different places and, therefore, believes that local communities should be involved in defining and

measuring these things. EPI’s participatory research involves listening to communities and drawing on

their knowledge to build indicators of ‘peace’ and measure it on the ground. EPI has undertaken

participatory research in Uganda, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and the USA. It also

completed an initial round of research in Sri Lanka in 2019. Now, with support from the United States

Institute of Peace, EPI is resuming its work in Sri Lanka. By July 2022, it aims to develop local,

everyday indicators of peace in 10 districts throughout the country.

The lead facilitator will assist the EPI Sri Lanka Project Coordinator in carrying out participatory

consultations and analyzing the information they produce. The lead facilitator will be trained in the

EPI methodology and help implement it in 10 districts by managing and facilitating focus groups,

coding and analyzing indicators, designing digital surveys to measure community change, and writing

reports. The lead facilitator will work closely with the EPI Sri Lanka Project Coordinator and local

facilitators, as well as project partners and non-local EPI directors.

 

Necessary skills and experience

• University degree in a social science field (e.g. sociology, political science or anthropology)

• Knowledge of the peace building landscape of Sri Lanka

• Minimum two years’ experience facilitating groups

• Knowledge of and experience in qualitative data collection and analysis methods (quantitative

methods experience/knowledge a plus)

• Superior working knowledge with computers and MS Office Suite (with a focus on Excel and with

experience in creating graphics in Excel Visual Basic)

• Fluency in Sinhala or Tamil

• Ability to communicate and write reports in English

• Ability to travel and work intensively, including many weekends, from late April 2022 to August

2022 (besides New Year and mercantile holidays)

 

Desired skills and experience

• Experience managing and manipulating large datasets

• Experience designing, managing and/or supporting digital surveys

• Strong networks in Colombo and/or other parts of the country

For more information about Everyday Peace Indicators visit: www.everydaypeaceindicators.org.

For more information about the job and to submit your expression of interest, contact the EPI Sri

Lanka Project Coordinator, Shruthi De Visser (shruthidevisser@gmail.com)

 

To apply, please submit the following by 28th March 2022:

1. A summary of your facilitation experience (max 400 words)

2. A statement explaining how your experience and skills meet the required qualifications (max 600

words),

3. Names and contacts of two references

2) Position title: Everyday Peace Indicators Facilitator

Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) is seeking enthusiastic and team-oriented facilitators to

support the collection of data through focus groups in 10 districts across Sri Lanka. Facilitators

will be expected to work an intensive, full-time schedule from 18 April 2022 to the 31 August 2022.

Facilitators will initially be contracted for this period, but contracts may be extended through

December 2022.

EPI is a research organization that works with communities to define ‘peace’ and measure it on the

ground. With support from the United States Institute of Peace, EPI is resuming its work in Sri Lanka

and plans to collect local, everyday indicators of peace across 10 selected districts.

Facilitators will be trained in the EPI methodology and help implement it by managing and

facilitating focus groups in different communities. Facilitators will also assist in coding and

analyzing data and carrying out digital surveys to measure community change. Facilitators will

work closely with the EPI Sri Lanka Project Coordinator and the Lead Facilitator, as well as local

project partners and non-local EPI directors.

Necessary skills and experience

• Minimum one years’ experience facilitating groups

• Fluency in Sinhala or Tamil

• Conversant in English

• Well-networked within local communities and with stakeholders at a grassroots level

• A general understanding of the peace building landscape of Sri Lanka

• Attention to detail and strong communication and listening skills

• Ability to travel and work intensively from May 2022 to August 2022 (besides New Year and

other mercantile holidays)

Desired skills and experience

• Experience using Excel and Microsoft Office suite

• Experience with coding

• Experience with qualitative methods in a research context

• Strong spoken English

For more information about Everyday Peace Indicators, visit: www.everydaypeaceindicators.org.

For more information about the job and to submit your expression of interest, contact the EPI Sri

Lanka Project Coordinator, Shruthi De Visser (shruthidevisser@gmail.com)

Application Deadline: 28th March 2022

To apply, please send: (1) a summary of your facilitation experience and (2) a statement or letter

explaining how your skills and experience align with those listed as necessary (and preferred); (3) the

names and contacts of two references.