PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TRAINING (AFSC SOMALI PROGRAM FEBRUARY 2021)

Background

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.

Somali Program

AFSC believe 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 Peacebuilding 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 four (4) local partners in four 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 have the Somali partners strengthen their capacity on various components of Program Management to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in Program implementation. AFSC considers Program Management as the core of working with and through local partners.

AFSC would like to conduct a three days training on art and science of Program for the four (4) partners in the current changing world. The training will be held in Kenya, and the objectives of the training are:

The objectives of the consultancy are as follows:

i) To enhance skills and competencies in the art and science of program Management. The consultant is expected deliver a tailor-made training to a team of 8 AFSC partner staff from the Somali program and 4 AFSC program staff on Program Management. Specifically, the Consultant(s) is expected to develop and execute a three-day training workshop on program Management for 12 participants.

ii) To explain and discuss the current trends in Program Management.

iii) To evaluate participants understanding of program management. At the end of 3 days the consultant is expected to use current tools of training evaluations methods that would bring out the participants understanding of program Management. At the same time the consultants is expected to develop modules effective and appropriate training materials/tools for participants. The consultant is also expected to develop a package of training materials (handouts) for future reference.

The training workshop should meet the following minimum criteria;

a) Enable participants to be confident and competent to use the ideas out of the training with minimal external support.

b) Enable participants to lead and motivate their teams to perform better and effectively manage programs being implemented efficiently and effectively.

c) Enable participants to understand basic program management terminologies, particularly how it relates to Project Life Cycle and concepts related to program management.

d) Engage participants on actual and practical program management.

e) Engage participants in simulating relevant and realistic challenges for practicing and applying the material.

f) Provide participants with set of training materials that will include; guidelines for practical exercises/handouts, an annex with a standard power point presentation, inclusive of notes for each slide and a participants’ Resource Package.

The consultant is expected to come up with the following:

i) Appropriate Methodology for Training on Program Management.

ii) To design and develop a prototype of a program.

iii) A training report that will include recommendations to AFSC

Participants and Training dates

There will be a total of 12 participants from the Four partners and four staff members of AFSC. The training will be held physically from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th February 2021.

How to apply

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 training, as well as the 3 references (one being on the most recent assignment) to below contacts by close of business Monday 15th February 2021.

The Country Representative – Somalia

P.O. Box 66448 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: [email protected]

The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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