National Short Term Expert: Youth Leadership Development x 2

Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
Consultant
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Monday, 10 July, 2017
We need two experienced consultants to design and carry out a Training of Trainers course, with the objective to strengthen youth leadership for social change to end FGM in Nigeria and Kenya. The training will build the capacity of youth leaders (10 in each country) and provide them with the necessary materials to cascade their learning to their peers.
Responsibilities: 

The below scope of work is identical and needed for both consultants working in each country. The two consultants will be expected to work together to agree on a complementary overarching approach to the assessment and training, which will be tailored to suit the different needs and contexts of the young participants in the two countries.

Capacity Assessment (July 2017)

  • Identify (and adapt as necessary) a leadership capacity assessment tool, to assess the existing strengths and capacity building needs of the youth

Notes: Assessment will be done by the Programme Officers (Esmael Omar and Kelechukwu Lucky Nwachukwu) through the youth networks and they will compile the results and share with the Consultant in each country

Development of training programme (August 2017)

  • Review of existing youth leadership training programmes/materials (linked to the capacity gaps)and suggest available and adaptable programmes/materials for empowering, participatory and interactive youth leadership training.
  • Develop/adapt core modules and materials for training, based on the programmes review, and linked to the gaps being addressed, e.g.:

Leadership and influencing skills
Using evidence and stories for advocacy and accountability
Strategic planning to develop and end-FGM campaign or communications initiative
Resource mobilisation

  • Pilot test the modules with selected youth. The Programme Officers will help this process and discuss with the consultant how to do this.
  • Refine the modules based on the pilot

First Training (September 2017)

  • Facilitation of three day training. This will not include logistical organisation, as this will be done by the Programme Officers.
  • Programme Officers to be included in this training so that they can lead the strategy development.  Half of day three could include development of strategy for rolling out the skills.
  • Carry out post-training evaluation/collect feedback from participants

Second training (December 2017)

  • Consultant to review and update the training materials for the second training
  • Facilitation of three day training. This will not include logistical organisation, as this will be done by the Programme Officers
  • Carry out post-training evaluation/collect feedback from participants

Deliverables

  • 10 Youth trained in each country (September and December 2017)
  • Training report (reflections on how the training went, youth evaluation results/feedback, what worked well and any challenges that arose, lessons learned, recommendations for mentoring/support required by the young people from The Girl Generation for the remainder of the project)
  • Electronic copy of the training curriculum and any other materials used
Person specification: 
  • Extensive experience and skills in:

Working with young people in Kenya/Nigeria
Developing interactive, participatory, non-formal, inclusive training curricula and materials
Delivering leadership training
Mentoring youth programmes

  • Familiar with a wide range of youth leadership training approaches and programmes
  • Highly proficient in English language (written and spoken)
  • Strong commitment to the values and approach of The Girl Generation, including a strong commitment to youth leadership, participation, and gender equality, and the end to all forms of FGM and other forms of gender based violence
  • Technical knowledge in the following areas: social change, communications, advocacy, gender, human rights, FGM
  • A collaborative approach to team work
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Sarah Jambert-Gray opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: 10th July 2017
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 10th July 2017
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Overseas candidates require a valid Kenya/Nigeria work permit

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