Sunday, August 9, 2015

Assessment field staff needed


Sovereignty First, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, and Mediators Beyond Borders are collaborating to introduce a new tool to the fields of peacebuilding and development. 
INCA (the Inclusive-Nationalism Country Assessment) is a new kind of assessment that gives reliable direction to those engaged in nation building. 
INCA is not a survey tool. It is the next generation of assessment. Using a special interview process, there will be 23 separate assessments finalized in the major areas of: Sovereignty; Aspirations; Society; Social Capacity; Threats; and Fundamental Beliefs.
Interviews (perhaps hundreds in number) are conducted in rounds, on the ground by specially trained INCA assessment teams. The interviews are conducted among select members of society, stakeholders, officials, leaders, followers and others. Once the rounds are complete, the raw data is distilled into a final matrix, which indicates the level of attainment on a 1-8 scale for each of the 23 assessed areas.
This matrix will provide the client a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the country, and will allow much better decision-making regarding the path to success in one or more areas. Leaders, followers, citizens and other stakeholders will be able to see the path forward.
This will foster uniformity in common perceptions as well as a certainty in baseline assumptions. In turn, this uniformity and certainty will foster more agreement, mutual respect, inclusiveness and capacity for direct action by the country's people or by stakeholders acting on their behalf.

Positions Available:  Field Staff

The collaboration needs facilitators willing to follow the strict protocol of the process.  In order to identify the candidates best suited for field work we will be using a multi-tiered interview process.  Applicants are asked to submit cover letters and resumes or CV’s.  Select candidates will be invited to complete the first training module.  The training will be in 4 modules.  It will be quite rigorous.  Modules 1 and 3 are completed independently.  Modules 2 and 4 are here, in person, in Washington.  Those who thoughtfully complete the first module will be scheduled for an interview, either in person or by skype.  Finalists will be invited to attend a week long training in Washington, DC from October 5 - 9, 2015.  Consider all 4 training modules to be part of the interview process.  Our goal is to identify and train a pool of professionals capable of delivering Sovereignty First’s suite of Inclusive Nationalism services. 
There is no promise of ultimate employment.  Although there will not be any cost for the training itself, living expenses will not be covered.  

INCA assessments can take place domestically, in US urban centers, or internationally in countries or cities, and sometimes in active conflict zones or other challenging circumstances.  The process will often require the interviewers to live in the target area.  The INCA process can range from as little as several months to as long as several years in the same area. Field Staff may also be moved to fit the needs of the organizations.  Selected candidates will be allowed to limit the parameters under which they are willing to work. 



Please describe both your training and experience.

This is an as needed position.  Pay will be determined based on the variables of the city or country in which the assessment(s) take place.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to karen.dickman@sovereigntyfirst.com.  Put INCA and your name in the title line of the e-mail.


This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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