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Terms of Reference for a Consultancy to conduct a 5- Day Basic Counselling Skills Training for Peace Builders (AFSC South Sudan Pilot Program)
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. AFSC promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution. As such, we seek to promote the transformation of cultural and societal norms, values, and behaviors to reject violence, with Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship as our values.
The South Sudan Pilot Program
AFSC is implementing a trauma healing for enhanced peace building pilot program in South Sudan for a period of two years. The program aims to contribute to quality trauma healing processes for peaceful co-existence in South Sudan by ensuring that Peace builders of 8 CSOs/FBOs are sufficiently supported to care for themselves as well as others.
AFSC has undertaken substantial work in South Sudan to mobilize and train peace builders as Trainers of Trainers (ToT) in secondary trauma. Following the training, there has been increased demand for counseling services as the peace builders sought to heal their own primary and secondary trauma and that of their clients from the communities they work with. AFSC has recruited a counselor to offer counseling services to the peacebuilders. The counselor also offers clinical supervision support to the peacebuilders as they seek to help the communities. The project identifies the need to address current gaps in service provision, counseling, and referral services. The gap analysis identifies among other requirements, the need to train the peace builders in basic counseling skills to help them support the traumatized population better.
AFSC is seeking to recruit a highly qualified consultant trainer with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out a 5-day basic counseling skills training for the peace builders in South Sudan.
The consultancy scope:
The training is expected to exhaustively cover the following areas:
The consultancy objective:
To train a team of 36 peace builders from the South Sudan project and 2 AFSC program staff. Specifically, the Consultant(s) is expected to:
The training workshop should:
The consultant should hold at least a master’s degree in psychology, psychiatry, clinical social or mental health from a recognized institution.
Experience and skill
AFSC believes that young people can positively transform the prevailing context of violent conflicts in Somalia into a more secure, productive, and just place. Consequently, AFSC is implementing a Peace-building program in Somalia targeting the youth, with the approaches of empowering them with peacebuilding, leadership, advocacy, and livelihood skills. The livelihood skills are meant to empower them to earn sustainable 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.
Thus, to help support AFSC partners and youth participants in the Somalia Program to heal from their trauma, AFSC is planning to conduct a three-day training on Trauma Healing and counselling. The consultant will be expected to provide impactful training on Trauma and counselling to ten (10) participants who have experienced traumatic events including war, rape and other forms of violence, in order to build their resilience, and acquire better coping mechanisms. The consultant will be expected to equip the project partners with practical skills and knowledge on how to implement expressive trauma healing events in a post conflict environment. The skills and knowledge are geared towards transformation of the youth to enable them to rebuild their lives and make more constructive choices on being involved in the peacebuilding and peaceful coexistence processes.
The objective of the workshop are as follows:
The consultant is expected to respond to the ToR with a technical and financial proposal describing how he / she will undertake the Trauma Healing and Counselling training.
The consultant or team should have.
Interested Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their application including:
The application should reach AFSC before or by close of business, 10th July 2021. The application should be sent to:
The Country Representative - Somalia
P.O. Box 66448 – 00800
Or email: [email protected]
The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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