Consultancy – Facilitator for a five-day training workshop – Kenya

Closing date:


Concern Worldwide US is looking for an experienced trainer to co-facilitate a five-day training in Nairobi, Kenya, for local and national NGOs from East Africa.


The Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R) project aims to strengthen the organizational capacity of local and national NGOs to respond to emergencies within the humanitarian coordination system. The goal of LCS4R is to enable, through focused capacity strengthening activities, national NGOs to better coordinate and prepare for and respond more effectively to humanitarian emergencies. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the LCS4R project is implemented in a consortium by International Medical Corps and Concern Worldwide. The consortium will implement LCS4R through three components (1) intensive capacity strengthening activities for 10 NGOs; (2) a series of training symposia targeting a broader audience; and (3) a knowledge management platform providing resources to all participating organizations, as well as the global humanitarian community. This consultancy will support the intensive capacity strengthening activities under component 1 of LCS4R. After the training, LCS4R will provide tailored capacity strengthening support to each of the five NNGO over a 10-11 months period.

Scope of work:

The Consultant will co-facilitate a five-day training program for mid and senior-level managers from five national and local NGOs from Malawi and Ethiopia. There will be five staff from each NGO, making a total of 25 participants. The LCS4R project will provide the Consultant with a detailed training curriculum (including a detailed facilitators guide, training methodologies, and PowerPoint presentations) that covers a range of topics, including humanitarian principles, change management, communications and emergencies, leadership, risk management, financial management in emergencies. The training will also provide an opportunity for the participants to get to know each other and their respective organizations.

The facilitator will work with a co-facilitator to deliver the training curriculum over the five-day workshop.

Duration and timeframe:

The training is tentatively planned for late March 2022. It is envisaged that this consultancy will be for 8 days, broken down as follows:

· 2 days’ preparation time – this will include calls as well as on-site meetings at the training venue.

· 5 days’ workshop delivery

· 1 day post-workshop review of the curriculum and the preparation of a report.


· The consultant will be responsible for successful delivery of the five-day training workshop.

· Training workshop report including recommendations for any changes to curriculum or delivery method. Due 10 days after the workshop.

Reporting lines:

The Consultant will report to the LCS4R Senior Project Manager for the duration of this consultancy.

Qualifications and experience:

· Five years’ experience in training and facilitation in the areas of relief, rehabilitation, emergency response and disaster risk reduction.

· Experience of working in emergency response or humanitarian intervention.

· A strong understanding of humanitarian programming and the unique challenges local actors face when responding to emergency and humanitarian crises. **

· Experience facilitating training programs according to adult learning principles and participatory learning approaches. **

· Experience of working for a local or national NGO in Sub-Saharan Africa regions would be advantageous.

· Training qualification would be advantageous

How to apply

Application Process

Interested parties should submit the following to

Please indicate ‘LCS4R Kenya workshop facilitator’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

· A CV (maximum 3 pages).

· A cover letter outlining your suitability for this post. The letter should contain an example of a recent training event that you facilitated and why it was successful. Please include your proposed daily fee in USD.

· Details of 3 referees who can speak about your training delivery experience.

The closing date is Wednesday 23rd February. Please note that LCS4R will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and the project may select a candidate before the closing date.

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