The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) is a civil society coalition bringing together grassroots women’s rights organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda. It was established in 1995 by a collection of women’s rights activists with the view of strengthening the capacity of women’s rights organisations in the Horn of Africa. SIHA aims to contribute to unlocking the massive potential of women’s rights movements in the Horn of Africa by improving the capacity of local organisations, and building a strong network of grassroots civil society members that are able to interact and support one another in advocating for effective change. SIHA operates as a regional platform for the mobilization of activists, vulnerable and marginalized groups of women, men, and girls to harness resources that include, but are not limited to, knowledge and information, capacity building, and financial support aimed at challenging the root causes of problems and challenges faced by women and girls in the Horn of Africa Region. More information about SIHA is available at www.sihanet.org.
BACKGROUND OF THE CONSULTANCY
As part of the Al Thawra Untha program, SIHA will conduct a four-day leadership training from November 28th to December 1st, 2023, in Sudan. The program aims to strengthen civil society organizations’ lobby and advocacy roles in implementing NAP1325 for women and girls’ participation and empowerment in conflict and post-conflict environments. The training will focus on developing leadership skills essential for peacebuilding and peacekeeping, with a particular emphasis on feminist leadership principles and gender equality.
- OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
- To equip Sudanese women peace activists and builders with leadership skills those are essential for peacebuilding and peacekeeping.
- To provide participants with an understanding of leadership theories, management skills, change management, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
- To illustrate how leadership concepts can be applied in real-life situations through case studies.
- To enhance critical thinking skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
- SCOPE OF WORK:
The facilitator will be responsible for conducting a four-day leadership training for 14 Sudanese peace and human rights activists and develop context-specific training materials for the training.
Training topics should include feminist leadership principles, change management, and leadership skills.
The approach of this training should be a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and experiential learning activities. This project is built on feminist and participatory approaches. The training should, therefore, adopt a participatory approach involving continuous engagement with the SIHA.
The training will be conducted in English and Arabic languages to ensure that all participants can fully engage in the training sessions. The facilitator will use translation services to ensure that all participants can understand the content and actively participate in the training.
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following.
- Inception report detailing training methodology, including proposed topics, pre and post- test questions.
- Conduct 4-days training.
- Training Report. Including pre and post-test analysis
SIHA expects the consultant to conduct the training between November 28 and December 1, 2023. An additional two weeks’ post-training will be used to finalize the post-training report.
The budget is within the range of $2,500 to $3,200, depending on skills and experience, and is inclusive of relevant taxes.
- KEY COMPETENCES, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION
- Experience in conducting leadership training for diverse groups.
- Knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding and peacekeeping initiatives.
- Strong understanding of feminist leadership principles and gender equality.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to deliver lectures, facilitate discussions, and provide feedback.
- Ability to design and develop experiential learning activities that reinforce key concepts.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of participants.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
- Fluency in English and Arabic languages.
- Cultural sensitivity and awareness of the local context in Sudan
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications, which should include a Curriculum Vitae. Please quote “Consultant – Leadership Training’’ on the subject line. Qualified candidates should submit their application by email to [email protected] by November 13th 2023 17hrs Uganda time. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
*SIHA will not discriminate against any staff or applicant in a manner that violates SIHA’s values or the law. SIHA is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all staff and applicants without regard to race, sex, gender, ethnic origin, age, colour, marital status, home responsibility, natal status, disability, health, HIV status, culture, beliefs, and social background*