Regional Consultant, Fellows Programme

Programme Department

Location: Home based (in the Arab region)






KAICIID aims to create a more peaceful world by promoting dialogue and supporting religious leaders and communities in tackling our most pressing problems. We do this through education and training, convening religious leaders and policymakers, and carrying out research to encourage and enhance interreligious and intercultural dialogue. We work with our partners to build their capacities, connections and confidence.

Our work focuses on four pressing and linked issues that challenge humanity: violent conflict; migration; the climate emergency, and social cohesion. We bring together religious leaders with policymakers to find constructive ways to address these issues through dialogue. Our work respects and values the differences between faiths and cultures but promotes the idea that we share a common humanity and a collective need to address these problems. Through all our work run three threads: youth engagement, gender and policy development.

For more information on KAICIID, please click on the following link: https://www.kaiciid.org



The primary objective of the Programme Department is to create the conditions, platforms and environment through which religious leaders and other actors, in particular policy makers, can engage in constructive dialogue, thus strengthening mutual understanding and respect with the ultimate aim to encourage them to initiate action to bring about change in the policies of religious institutions and governments, at various levels, build mechanisms to facilitate on-going dialogue and action as well as strengthen networks of committed and experienced religious leaders, and other actors in the use of inter-religious dialogue (IRD) for peace and reconciliation in conflict situations in particular.  

The KAICIID Fellows Programme is an ongoing capacity development and networking programme that starts with one year of hybrid training for selected Fellows. The programme is designed to connect and cultivate a network of leaders committed to fostering peace in their communities through interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Since its launch in 2015, the programme has equipped hundreds of Fellows from 86 countries with the dialogue skills needed to tackle real-world challenges – such as hate speech, communal conflict and violent extremism. Fellows can be part of the international or regional cohorts including the Arab Region, Africa, Europe, South and South-east Asia and Latin America.


Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, Fellows Programme, the regional consultant assumes responsibility for assigned projects in the Fellows Programme for 2023 providing specific expertise on the Arab Region. In addition to providing technical and administrative support, the consultant will support the design, implementation, and monitoring of the Arab Region Fellows Cohort and the Network of Arab Fellows Alumni. In doing so, the consultant will:

  • Support the day-to-day operations and activities of the Fellows Programme in the Arab Region;
  • Support coordination of the KAICIID Fellows and KAICIID Fellows Alumni Network in the Arab Region;
  • Support the recruitment and selection of new KAICIID Fellows;
  • Support the Fellows Team in administrative procedures needed for programme implementation;
  • Draft, edit and translate documents in English and Arabic as needed;
  • Support in research and evaluation analysis when required;
  • Maintain good cooperation and regular communication with Fellows and other stakeholders;
  • Support the designing, approval and implementation of Fellows’ (current & alumni) initiatives in the Arab Region;
  • Support the dissemination, gathering and analysing of Fellows’ feedback from online surveys, evaluations, and interviews;
  • Support the coordination of online sessions/activities for all current KAICIID Fellows in the region;
  • Support the implementation of Fellows-related events and trainings as and when needed outside the Arab Region;
  • Attend regular weekly meetings with the Fellows Team and PROD Department;
  • Coordinate with the Arab Region Programme on Fellows’ involvement in the programme’s activities;
  • Coordinate Fellows’ involvement in external (non-KAICIID) events and conferences and keeping records of such involvements.


  • University degree, professional certification or significant professional experience in social sciences, religious studies, humanities, international relations, or communication; 
  • Additional background and expertise in religious studies, comparative religion, interreligious dialogue is desirable;
  • Familiarity with KAICIID, especially with the aims and goals of the KAICIID Fellows programme;
  • Ability to work remotely and deliver timely results;
  • Ability to travel outside the country of residence;
  • Experience in planning, implementing and delivering trainings (especially in IRD and/or related subjects);
  • Proven networking skills and the ability to exemplify and motivate KAICIID's professional demeanour and dialogical approach among Fellows and Fellows alumni;
  • Knowledge and understanding of religious and interreligious educational institutions and seminaries in the region;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent writing skills, with analytical capacity and ability to interpret data, draw statistics from evaluations and synthesize data in preparation of quality reports;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and sharing knowledge;
  • Commitment to KAICIID’s core values, as well as to the highest ethical standards and human rights.


English and Arabic proficiency (written and spoken) is required.


This is a part-time assignment, the consultant will be expected to work 18,75 hours per week with a flexible schedule to be determined in consultation with the supervisor. The selected candidate is expected to start on 15 April 2023 and will be offered a consultancy contract until 31 December 2023.

The consultant will work remotely from their current residence in the Arab Region.

21 March 2023


Please send a Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter indicating the expected monthly consultancy fee.

KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.