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Call for Proposals: Good Practices, Lessons Learnt, and the Unique Challenges Affecting Security Risk Management in Urban Humanitarian Responses

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 gisf-americasra@gisf.ngo and Panos Navrozidis at gisf-ddamericas@gisf.ngo.

Deadline for proposal submissions: 07 July.


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