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Call for Proposals: Neutrality, Access, and Making Localisation Work

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4 July 2023
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Call for Proposals: Neutrality, Access, and Making Localisation Work

GISF is seeking a researcher or a team of researchers to produce an upcoming paper on Neutrality, Access, and Making Localisation Work.

The aim of this research paper (40 pages maximum) is to examine the link between the humanitarian principle of neutrality, acceptance-based security strategies, access, and the localisation of aid.

To do so, the research paper will answer the following questions:

  1. How has the role of neutrality in acceptance-based security strategies evolved in recent years, has it increased or decreased in significance?
  2. How does the principle of neutrality intersect with the localisation of aid? What are the implications of the intersection between the localisation of aid and the principle of neutrality on the selection and management of partnerships between international and local actors, and how does this impact the security and access of aid workers and aid programmes?
  3. What practical recommendations can be offered to organisations involved in security or partnerships to effectively navigate the interplay between the principles of neutrality, localisation, and aid worker security?

Interested candidates should submit the following to Scarlett Moore at gisf-ra@gisf.ngo:

  • A cover letter (max. one page) stating your interest and qualifications.
  • CV(s) of the proposed research team members and/or introduction of institute, company, and primary investigators.
  • Links to one or two sample research works.
  • A full proposal based on the project description and guidance provided above, including a detailed plan outlining how you propose to meet the states timeframe and milestones.

The deadline for proposals is 21 July.

To find out more about the research paper and the application process, please download the Call for Tender document attached on the left-hand side of the page.

Please submit any questions to Scarlett Moore at gisf-ra@gisf.ngo.


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