Consultancy – Gender and Diversity Trainer

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Search for Common Ground
Closing date: 26 Mar 2020

Consultancy – Gender and Diversity Trainer

(Maiduguri and Monguno, Nigeria)

Purpose of the Consultancy

The Trainer will be responsible for working with Search’s RESILAC team to facilitate training on gender and diversity mainstreaming for project beneficiaries and stakeholders from the project’s target LGAs – Jere, Monguno, and Kukawa.

About the Project

The overall objective of the RESILAC project is to contribute to the economic recovery and to the strengthening of the resilience and the social cohesion of the territories of the Lake Chad basin most impacted by the Lake Chad crisis and the climate change. The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Strengthening human capital, social cohesion and collective and sustainable management of natural resources in targeted territories;

  2. Promoting economic recovery in targeted areas and the resilience of the most vulnerable populations, especially young people and women, through access to employment and agro-sylvo-pastoral production systems intensified and adapted to climate change;

  3. Valuing and consolidating the actors of the targeted territories by encouraging dialogue and commitment, and reinforcing their capacities according to the skills and roles of each one; and

  4. Producing useful knowledge for the quality of project activities in a crisis context and for decision-making by local actors.

Search for Common Ground (Search) is responsible for implementation of objective 1 in Borno State, in partnership with Action Against Hunger and Neem Foundation. This will contribute to the creation of the conditions for a broad alliance in these territories by recreating social links between and within the communities most affected by the crisis and by helping victims of violence overcome their traumas and to resume trust. Collective and participatory activities will make it possible to offer means of analysis and shared actions to peacefully manage conflict, access and use of limited natural resources.


The Trainer will follow a methodology and training curriculum agreed upon with Search prior to implement each of the trainings. Each training will engage about 30 participants, targeting the project beneficiaries and stakeholders from the target LGAs of the project. Search’s RESILAC team will provide support to the Trainer to prepare and implement trainings.


  • Facilitation of three Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming trainings for civil society and community-based organizations – at least one of which will be held in Monguno

  • Facilitation of nine Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming trainings for community leaders, women, and youth – at least three of which will be held in Monguno

  • Detailed training agenda and curriculum for both trainings reviewed and approved by the RESILAC Project Manager and Senior Training Coordinator

  • Pre- and post-tests for the trainings based on training curriculum

  • Develop appropriate training aids as necessary (ex: case studies, presentations in Power-point, handout documents)

  • A short report for each of the trainings conducted sharing highlights, successes, pictures, and feedback for improvement of future programming

Reporting Line

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Search’s RESILAC Project Manager and with support from the RESILAC Community Mobilization Officers.

Required Profile


  • Degree in conflict studies, peacebuilding, or other relevant fields a plus.


  • Experience facilitating advocacy and governance trainings in the context of Borno State.

Other Relevant Requirements

  • Excellent facilitation skills and high capacity to engage participants

  • Ability to create a safe space for participants of diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English

  • Must be fluent in Hausa and/or Kanuri, knowledge of other languages indigenous to Northeastern Nigeria will be an added advantage

  • Basic IT and typing skills

  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision

Logistical Support

Search will provide all logistical support and materials required for the training. Accommodation, feeding and transportation arrangements for the Trainer will also be covered in accordance with the organization policy for any training held outside of Maiduguri, such as those in Monguno.


The consultancy will begin Apil 1, 2020. The first training should be completed before April 30, 2020. All subsequent trainings should be completed no later than December 15, 2020.

The consultant is required to respect the following Ethical Principles:

  • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.

  • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.

  • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.

  • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.

In addition, the consultant will respect SFCG’s evaluations standards, to be found in SFCG’s evaluation guidelines:

How to apply:

Deadline for Submission: March 26th, 2020


Interested candidates are invited to send an application through our Career Portal.

  • Updated resume of the lead trainer

  • 1 technical offer detailing the methodology of the training and providing a detailed agenda, in English (max 4 pages);

  • 2 examples of past trainings where candidate was the lead trainer;

  • 1 financial offer detailing the costs of the services; budget should cover logistics expenses where required

  • 2 references of organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work (Preferably letters of recommendation).

Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the financial offer: realism of the proposed costs, adequacy between the budget and the technical offer;

  • Excellent experience with both the content/subject-matter area of what she or he will be teaching and with the organization;

  • Consultant’s availability and ability to conduct the training on time.

* Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website:​for full details of our work.

Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict—away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

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