National-Local Cooperation Consultant – Uganda

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Working with the SCN team and in close consultation with relevant partners, the Consultant will conduct a detailed mapping and analysis of NLC capabilities in Uganda and should be informed by coordinating in-person and virtual interviews with relevant national and local government officials, civil society organisations, academia and independent researchers, as well as desk research. The Consultant will work under a Project Manager on the SCN and will work closely with SCN staff to support with contacts and outreach when necessary.

The draft mapping report will inform national-local dialogue sessions to be held at a future date in Uganda, with the final report incorporating relevant insights and information shared during the workshop.

Key Terms:

Organisation: Strong Cities Network

Contract Dates:  ASAP start, 30 days non-consecutive to be worked over the course of 3 months

Location:  Uganda (Remote)

Remuneration : Competitive, based on experience


Consultant Profile:

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and solutions-focused professional with the ability to work to deadline and produce outputs to a high quality. We welcome applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:


  • At least seven years’ experience in designing and conducting field-based research on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) or related issues involving stakeholders from both national and local levels and government and non-governmental actors
  • Familiarity with P/CVE actors in Uganda
  • Swahili and English speaker with excellent verbal and written English.
  • Knowledge of national P/CVE strategies, policies, programmes and priorities
  • Experience in using various qualitative research tools
  • Highly organised with the ability to be flexible, multitask and respond proactively
  • An understanding of and commitment to SCN’s core mission
  • Intercultural and interpersonal awareness


  • Previous experience working with national government, civil society and/or international organisations in Uganda
  • Experience in conducting field research