The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to shift the mindsets that prioritize militarized approaches over peaceful and people-centered solutions, promotes sustainable economic systems that benefit everyone, rather than those that favor the wealthy and exacerbate inequality and environmental crises and challenges forced displacement and champions the dignity and rights of all people on the move. With a vision of A just, peaceful, and sustainable world free of violence, inequality, and oppression and a mission Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light of each person, AFSC works with communities and partners worldwide to challenge unjust systems and promote lasting peace. As such AFSC respects the equality, worth, and dignity of all people and regard no one as her enemy, seek right relationship with all life on a sustainable Earth, accepts that AFSC’s understanding of truth is incomplete and seek ever deeper insights from lived experiences, AFSC trusts the Spirit to guide discernment of her collective actions. AFSC asserts the transforming power of love and active nonviolence as a force for justice and reconciliation.
AFSC believes that young people can positively transform the prevailing context of violent conflicts in Somalia into a more secure, productive, and just places. Consequently, AFSC is implementing a Peace-building program in Somalia targeting the youth, with the approach of empowering them with peacebuilding, leadership, advocacy, and livelihood skills. The livelihood skills are meant to empower them to earn incomes and avoid the vulnerability of recruitment by violent militia groups. The peacebuilding and leadership skills are to empower them to take leading roles in peace-building activities in their localities. We work with five (5) local partners in five areas of South-Central Somalia and in Dadaab refugee camp across the border in Kenya. The Dadaab Refugee camp hosts 80% of Somalia refugees in addition to other nationalities. AFSC intends to hold a youth forum which will give the youth an opportunity to share their experiences in peace building initiatives’ come up with a structured way of organizing themselves into youth platforms aimed at influencing change at the community level, generate advocacy issues that need attention and come up with four months workplans to execute their activities. AFSC considers Empowering youth with group formation dynamics and advocacy skills as a key component in peace program delivery.
The forum will be held in Mogadishu and Dadaab refugee camps.
The objectives of the consultancy are as follows:
The following should be the deliverable.
The consultant is expected to come up with the following:**
Participants and forum dates
There will be a total of 30 participants from the Four partners and four staff members one from each organization supported by AFSC.
All interested consultants or consultancy companies are asked to submit their technical proposal, Assignment delivery plan, Methodology and financial proposal showing how they wish to carry out the task, as well as the 3 references (one being on the most recent assignment) to below contacts by close of business Wednesday 31st March 2021.
The Country Representative - Somalia
P.O. Box 66448 – 00800
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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