Local recruitment: Consultancy (Advocacy and Governance Trainer)

Search for Common Ground

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Consultancy – Advocacy and Governance Trainer
(Jere, Kukawa and Monguno, Nigeria)
Purpose of the Consultancy
The Trainer will be responsible for working with Search’s RESILAC team to facilitate training on Advocacy and Good Governance for project beneficiaries and stakeholders from the project’s target LGAs – Jere, Monguno, and Kukawa. 
About the Project
The overall objective of the RESILAC project is to contribute to the economic recovery and to the strengthening of the resilience and the social cohesion of the territories of the Lake Chad basin most impacted by the Lake Chad crisis and the climate change. The specific objectives of the project are: 
Strengthening human capital, social cohesion and collective and sustainable management of natural resources in targeted territories; 
Promoting economic recovery in targeted areas and the resilience of the most vulnerable populations, especially young people and women, through access to employment and agro-sylvo-pastoral production systems intensified and adapted to climate change; 
Valuing and consolidating the actors of the targeted territories by encouraging dialogue and commitment, and reinforcing their capacities according to the skills and roles of each one; and 
Producing useful knowledge for the quality of project activities in a crisis context and for decision-making by local actors.
Search for Common Ground (Search) is responsible for implementation of objective 1 in Borno State, in partnership with Action Against Hunger and Neem Foundation. This will contribute to the creation of the conditions for a broad alliance in these territories by recreating social links between and within the communities most affected by the crisis and by helping victims of violence overcome their traumas and to resume trust. Collective and participatory activities will make it possible to offer means of analysis and shared actions to peacefully manage conflict, access and use of limited natural resources. 
The Trainer will follow a methodology and training curriculum agreed upon with Search prior to implementing each of the training which is based on the Common Ground Approach. Each training will engage about 30 participants, targeting the project beneficiaries and stakeholders from the target LGAs of the project. Search’s RESILAC team will provide support to the Trainer to prepare and implement training.


  • Facilitation of three Advocacy and Leadership trainings for civil society and community-based organizations – at least one of which will be held in Monguno, Jere and Kukawa 
  • Facilitation of nine Good Governance and Leadership trainings for community leaders, women, and youth – at least three of which will be held in Monguno, Jere and Kukawa
  • Detailed training agenda and curriculum for both trainings reviewed and approved by the RESILAC Project Manager and Senior Training Coordinator
  • Pre- and post-tests for the trainings based on training curriculum 
  • Develop appropriate training aids as necessary (ex: case studies, presentations in Power-point, handout documents)
  • A short report for each of the trainings conducted sharing highlights, successes, pictures, and feedback for improvement of future programming

Reporting Line

  • The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Search’s RESILAC Project Manager and with support from the RESILAC Community Mobilization Officers.

Educational Background

  • Degree in conflict studies, peacebuilding, or other relevant fields a plus. 

Experience Required

  • Experience facilitating advocacy and governance training in the context of Borno State.

Other Relevant Requirements

  • Must be fluent in Hausa and/or Kanuri, knowledge of other languages indigenous to Northeastern Nigeria will be an added advantage
  • Must be resident in Maiduguri or able to travel to Maiduguri
  • Excellent facilitation skills and high capacity to engage participants
  • Ability to create a safe space for participants of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English
  • Basic IT and typing skills
  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision

Budget and Terms of Engagement

  • The consultancy will begin August 10, 2020. The first training should be completed before August 30, 2020. All subsequent training should be completed no later than November 15, 2020. (Subject to review)
  • 5% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee
  • All logistics arrangement should be included in the proposed budget

The consultant is required to respect the following Ethical Principles:

  • In addition, the consultant will respect SFCG’s evaluations standards, to be found in SFCG’s evaluation guidelines: https://www.sfcg.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SFCG-External-Evaluation-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf
    • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.
    • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.
    • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.
    • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.
Interested candidates are invited to send an application through our Career Portal on or before the 3rd of August, 2020
1 technical offer detailing the methodology of the training and providing a detailed agenda, in English (max 4 pages);
2 examples of past trainings where candidate was the lead trainer;
1 financial offer detailing the costs of the services; this should include a breakdown of logistics cost e.g. accommodation and travel where needed
An updated resume 
At least one reference from an organisation or client who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
If a firm; the firm-should include in its application:
Certificate of Incorporation/Business Registration Certificate
Resume of the lead trainer
Tax income certificate
Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:
Financial offer will be awarded based on the lowest cost basis but with following criteria: (i) Cost proposal submitted cites specific rates by each major items; and (ii) Relevance and consistency with technical proposal.
Excellent experience with both the content/subject-matter area of what she or he will be training
Consultant’s availability and ability to conduct the training on time.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.
All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.






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