“Amplifying Voices Fellowship”
The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is looking for experienced trainers to facilitate a 6-day capacity Strengthening training for 20 selected advocates of gender and disability-based violence in Borno and Gombe States.
The facilitators will develop training modules in Strategic Communications and Advocacy, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Social Entrepreneurship, Project management, Community Organizing, and Psychosocial Support, Media and Activism on GBV, Resource Mobilization, Power policy and Influencing, Resource Mobilization, Technical Report Writing, Monitoring and evaluation, and Situational Analysis.
About the Project
The Amplifying Voices project aims to strengthen the capacity of young advocates/leaders with disabilities to spotlight and innovatively address incidences of gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities (WGWDs) in Borno and Gombe States. This includes commissioning participants as advocates to combat gender and disability-based violence in their communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful consultant is expected to develop a training agenda and materials and to deliver a 6-day workshop in the project State.
Specifically, the facilitators shall:
- Design and deliver a training agenda, facilitators notes, and a pre/post workshop evaluation;
- Design training materials on a holistic community engagement to prevent and eliminate GDBV
- Facilitate and deliver a 6-day intensive capacity strengthening training on 20 selected advocates
- Develop a brief post-workshop report on training outcomes
- Supervise assigned advocates in their community engagements
- Developed Training agenda, facilitators notes, and pre-and post-workshop evaluation;
- Developed accessible training materials;
- Facilitated 6-day-training in Borno or Gombe;
- Post-training and engagement reports.
The training should use active and adult learning methods to deliver training content, encourage sharing of practical experiences and views, and allow participants to apply the new knowledge and skills through diversified exercises.
It is expected that after the training participants will have:
- Strengthened capacity to use approaches/techniques and tools to engage their communities in the primary intervention of GDBV;
- A shared understanding and skills to engage in prevention, response, and intervention on GDBV issues;
- Developed concrete plans, including SMART goals and participatory M&E for the involvement of community members in the primary intervention of GDBV.
- Comprehensiveness knowledge of prevention, response, and intervention of gender-based issues, particularly engaging persons with disabilities in interventions.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Strong analytical, reporting, and writing abilities skills;
- Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
- Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
- Outstanding communication, project management, and organizational skills;
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
- Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
- Positive, constructive attitude to work;
- Displays diversity, equity, and inclusion sensitivity and adaptability.
Required Skills and Experience
- A qualified practitioner with minimum 3 years of local/international working experience in formulating and implementing intervention programming on GBV/VAWG, particularly with knowledge and hands-on experience with working with persons with disabilities;
- Demonstrated capacity to be innovative and flexible.
- Fluency in the English language is required;
- Knowledge of the State’s local languages would be an asset.
Application Closing Date
October 20, 2023. (Selection on a rolling basis)
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Applicants are required to upload the following documents in a SINGLE pdf document:
- Application letter
- Updated CV
- Other supporting documents
Address the letter to the Program Director with the Subject “Amplifying Voices Facilitator ‘Borno’ or ‘Gombe’’.
IFA is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice.