For candidates interested in participating in a Training of Trainers on Dialogue Facilitation
The USAID Ethiopia Support Program (USAID/ESP) delivers fast and adaptable support that helps the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and civil society build an enabling environment for inclusive and peaceful national consensus processes by strengthening intra- and inter-group relationships and actions, advancing inclusive and constructive public discourse and mitigating mis/disinformation and hate speech. Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis) is USAID’s implementing partner in providing this assistance. Dialogue promotes collaboration in solving complex problems and can help build understanding and consensus between diverse groups on topics such as common values, symbols, historical narratives, and governance frameworks. USAID OTI/ESP supports inclusive and locally led dialogue efforts in Ethiopia at the local, regional, and national levels.
The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University is the premier institution for education, research, and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa. IPSS currently runs three MA, and two Ph.D. programs and rolls out short courses for interested applicants on relevant national and international topics. The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for the U.S. and global security. Inclusive Peace is a membership-based association based in Geneva and registered under Swiss statutory law, working to support peace and political reform processes through evidence-based advice to make peace processes more effective and sustainable.
In partnership with IPSS at Addis Ababa University, Inclusive Peace, and, USAID OTI/ESP will develop a comprehensive curriculum customized for the Ethiopian context and will then pilot the curriculum through a training of trainers for 40 participants selected through an application process. This activity seeks to build a training platform for dialogue facilitation skills that will produce an equipped cadre of trainers with the skills and tools to train other dialogue facilitators. Supporting dialogue is not a hands-off exercise; it requires sustained engagement with multiple actors at various levels of society and expert facilitation. The establishment of the National Dialogue Commission (NDC) in December 2021 is a significant development in Ethiopia’s consensus-building environment, yet there are limited trained dialogue facilitators, especially at the regional levels. Through this activity, USAID OTI/ESP will help develop a cohort of trained dialogue facilitators who can advance inclusive and constructive public discourse.
Objectives of the ToT
The four institutions listed above seek to build a training platform for dialogue facilitation skills that will produce an equipped cadre of trainers with the skills and tools to train other dialogue facilitators. Supporting dialogue is not a one-off exercise; it requires sustained engagement with multiple actors at various levels of society and expert facilitation. We have developed a comprehensive curriculum customized for the Ethiopian context and then will pilot the curriculum through a training of trainers for 40 participants selected through an application process. Through this activity, USAID OTI/ESP will help create a cadre of trained dialogue facilitators who can advance inclusive and constructive dialogue in their communities, and to contribute in shaping a dialogue-based public discourse.
Scope of Work
- Identify active and inspired individuals positioned to reach and impact their communities by participating in national dialogue
- Provide a training environment that fosters training participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes for an effective dialogue facilitation
- Equip participants with additional skills and mentoring/ training skills capacities
- Enhance the trainees’ mentoring/ training skills in dialogue facilitation
- Produce hard and soft copy of the report at the end of the training and submit of respective people
- The trainee should be committed to peace and inclusive processes
- The trainee should be willing to deliver trainings and mentor fellow facilitators
- Shortlisted applicants should be willing to participate in interviews
- Submission of final report to the office in hard and soft copy
- 3 to 5 days
- Availability and commitment to full participation is one of the selection criteria.
Required No: 40
- Engagement in your local community, engages in committees, volunteers, part of community-based organizations etc.
- Educational Level: A minimum of BA/ BSc degree
- Experience in training delivery: Demonstrable experience in training delivery (not necessary dialogue facilitation)
- Level of Experience in Dialogue Facilitation: Engagement in dialogue initiatives at community, regional, or national level.
- Applicants should be free from any political party affiliation/ membership
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following documents through ethiojobs.net
- A comprehensive CV (no page limits); the CV should include:
- The full name, email address, residential address and phone number of the applicant
- Educational level
- Include social media handles
- Language competencies
- Motivation letter written in English
- Educational credentials
- Evidence of community engagement
- Evidence of previous training experience as a trainer
- Evidence of participation in dialogue facilitation (if any)
At least two references (one professional and another personal)