• TOR for Training on Women & Countering Violent Extremism (ACT-WCVE-09-2018) at Act Change Transform (Act)

  • Posted on: 13 March, 2018 Deadline: 19 March, 2018
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    Act! is a not-for profit, non-governmental organization that was established in Kenya in September 2001 and registered under the provisions of Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of 1990. Act! vision is “empowered citizens and communities living a productive life in dignity” while its mission is to “support, partner with and develop local organizations to be effective agents of lasting positive change”. Act’s holistic approach to development is delivered through capacity development and grants management.

    Act! through its Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Program, is implementing the Strengthening Community Resilience against Extremism (SCORE) activity whose main objective is to address the root causes of conflict and violent extremism and to reduce the allure of potentially radicalizing messages. SCORE is a five-year USAID Kenya and East Africa Activity that commenced in October 2014 and will end in September 2019. SCORE has three specific objectives.

    TOR for Training on Women & Countering Violent Extremism (ACT-WCVE-09-2018)


    Objectives of the Training

    Act! intends to conduct a Women and CVE training at the Coast targeting SCORE partner organizations. The main objective of the training is to enhance the technical capacities of the sub-awardees in understanding and effectively programming on women, girls and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya.

    Specific objectives of the training include:

    • To take stock of the current trends and dynamics on women, girls and CVE in Kenya and the coastal region in particular.
    • To find out and discuss the vulnerability of women and girls to recruitment into radical and extremist groups like Al-Shabaab.
    • To establish how women can contribute to the prevention of radicalization and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya through early detection and other means.
    • To help the participants (and the organizations) improve their programming around women, girls and CVE.
    • To equip the participants with analytical skills that will help them tell their stories (success stories) regarding women and CVE better.

    Deliverables and key tasks

    The assignment will be conducted through the successful implementation of the following tasks;

    • Develop content for the training outlining topics to be covered and the objectives of each session;
    • Conduct training for SCORE sub-awardees on Women & CVE;
    • Compile a training report highlighting the lessons learnt, post training evaluation findings and facilitator’s observations and recommendations.

    4. Key Qualifications

    The successful consultant trainer will be required to have:

    • Post graduate qualifications in Conflict Studies; qualifications in gender studies will be an added advantage.
    • Extensive experience in P/CVE and gender programming and work.
    • Experience in designing and facilitating P/CVE and gender trainings.
    • Ability to work under a tight schedule and deliver good quality reports.

    Candidates based in and familiar with gender and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya are encouraged to apply.

    5. Duration

    This task will be carried out over a period of Three days i.e. one-day preparation, one-day actual training and one-day report writing.

    6. Activity Timeline

    • Develop content for the training outlining topics to be covered and the objectives of each session Tentative Timeline: 1st April, 2018
    • Conduct training for SCORE partners on Women & CVE - Tentative Timeline: 2nd April, 2018
    • Compile a training report highlighting the lessons learnt, post training evaluation findings and facilitators observations and recommendations - Tentative Timeline: 3rd April, 2018
    • Submit final report - Tentative Timeline: 4 April 2018

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified consultants should submit a write up interpreting this Terms of Reference elaborating the methodology. The same should be accompanied with your CVs (3 pages Maximum per CV) containing a comprehensive profile of similar or comparable consultancies or engagements, daily consultancy rates (in Kenya Shillings per day) and referees. The applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke with the e-mail subject line clearly marked; Women & Countering Violent Extremism Training -ACT-WCVE-09-2018.

    The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 19th March, 2018 at 5:00pm East African Time.

    Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

    Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of Act! and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances.

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