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Consultant - Facilitation Of Training Workshop On Humanitarian Principles & Standards at Christian Aids

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

 

Background 

  • Concerned with the high humanitarian needs of citizens in the northeast states of Nigeria caused by insurgency of Jama‘atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS),commonly known as Boko Haram related violence and military measures/operations, which have left widespread devastation in the region, forcing more than 2.2 million civilians to flee their homes. People trapped in conflict affected areas fear death and abduction and many are missing, while the destruction of infrastructure and disruption of livelihoods have exacerbated pre-existing low levels of access to education and health services. Boys are forcibly recruited by armed groups and thousands of women and girls have been subjected to sexual abuse, enslavement, while some have been used as suicide bombers.
  • The focus is on building the capacity of partners especially CSO and local NGOs as a means of contributing to the strengthening of the Nigerian humanitarian system.
  • In order to deliver effectively on the response, the consortium identified the importance of building new capacity and strengthening existing one among CSOs and local NGOs as means of contributing to the strengthening of the Nigeria humanitarian system, thus the rationale for proposing a training workshop on Humanitarian Principles & standards (including SPHERE) and Protection Mainstreaming.
  • The Nigeria Joint Response (NJR) (part of a network of joint responses being implemented in response to several humanitarian crises worldwide), a consortium of non-governmental organizations (INGO) with funding from the Dutch people and government, are providing lifesaving aid in the domain of food security and livelihoods (FSL), protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as health, to families (internally displaced persons and host communities) affected by the humanitarian crises in the North East of Nigeria. Currently in its phase 2, implementation of NJR responses are done in collaboration with relevant government structures (including States and local governments and entities that coordinate humanitarian action such as NEMA and SEMA), other INGO (including OCHA), as well as beneficiary communities and families.

Overall objective and Purpose of the Consultancy 

  • This consultancy seeks to hire the services of 3 experienced facilitators to lead in the facilitation and taking lead in the training of participants on ‘Humanitarian Principles and standards (including SPHERE) and Protection Mainstreaming’ for 4 days. The participants will be drawn from local NGOs of the NJR Agencies, SEMA, NEMA and relevant state ministries, department and agency in the project states.
  • Facilitators are expected to have good level of practical field experiences and are able to demonstrate it during the training.
  • Also the facilitators are expected to have criteria experience facilitating capacity building workshop for local NGOs and partners using participatory methods.
  • The purpose of the consultancy is to build and strengthen the capacity of participants to better understand humanitarian principles, standards, code of conducts and protection mainstreaming. Also, the purpose of the training is to improve humanitarian response in the northeast by humanitarian actors.
  • Two (2) facilitators will lead the training on Humanitarian principles including SPHERE standard, while one (1) facilitator will deliver on protection mainstreaming across the key sectors of interventions.

Methodology 

  • The methodology should be a combination of a wide range of participatory learning including, power-point presentation, group work session, practical field experiences linking to the session under discussion, video clips, pictures, discussion methods etc.
  • The methodology should also explore other relevant adult leaning methods.

Responsibilities of the Consultant
Work closely under the supervision and support of the NJR agency leading on the training and in close collaboration with the NJR Coordinator to accomplish the following tasks: 

  • Submission for feedback, of an inception report which details an understanding of the terms of reference, methodology which would be used, topics which would be addressed and how they this would be done.
  • Propose a draft training manual/guide, which will form part of the reading materials for participants during and after the training.
  • Deliver on the training at the agreed training location.
  • Work in collaboration with other support facilitators.
  • Documents and submit for feedback detail training reports within one week period after the training.
  • Submit final report for approval
  • Proposed a structure/agenda for the 4 days training with sessions covering all the training subject areas.
  • Agree with the organizing team about a list of supporting workshop documents (including hard and soft copies of the SPHERE standards if possible) to share with the participants in a USB device.

Consultancy Days 

  • The consultancy shall last for a period of 8 working days (4 days training and 4 days reporting writing and submission including traveling days).

Deliverable(s) 

  • Submission for feedback, of an inception report which details an understanding of the terms of reference, methodology which would be used, topics which would be addressed and how they this would be done.
  • Training manual/guides in electronic form
  • Training agenda in electronic form
  • Conduct and lead training on the subject areas for 30 - 40 participants.
  • Submit final training report in hard and soft copies. The report should be simple, concise and free of jargon, with main body not exceeding 10 pages (inclusive of executive summary and recommendations). Technical details should be confined to appendices,
  • Agree with the organizing team about a list of supporting workshop documents (including hard and soft copies of the SPHERE standards if possible) to share with the participants in a USB device.

Consultant Competencies 

  • At least 3 years’ demonstrable knowledge and experience on humanitarian response and development in crisis/conflict areas.
  • Knowledge and expertise in facilitating participatory learning and training for local CSOs/NGOs. Demonstrable analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian response and protection mainstreaming in northeast Nigeria.

Budget and Terms of Engagement 

  • NJR will cover for the necessary accommodation, communication and transportation costs incurred by the consultant(s). All other costs incurred will be covered from the consultancy fee. An agreed consultancy fee will be reached with the consultant.
  • 5% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee.
  • 50% of the consultancy fee will be paid when the contract is signed, and the balance paid on receipt of the submission of an acceptable final report and summary of key findings including recommendations.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a proposal to: eedem@christian-aid.org on or before the closing date. The proposal should contain the following: 

  • Overview of consultant’s academic qualifications and relevant experience to be included in his/her CV. The CV should also include the contact details such as physical location, telephone number and email address
  • Description of the services/work to be performed
  • Proposed methodology, work plan and cost for only consultancy fees.
  • Include as an appendix, an example of a previous training report(s)
  • Reference letter from organisations he/she has done similar work for.

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