The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to shift the mindsets that prioritize militarized approaches over peaceful and people-centred solutions, promotes sustainable economic systems that benefit everyone, rather than those that favour the wealthy and exacerbate inequality and environmental crises and challenges forced displacement and champions the dignity and rights of all people on the move. With a vision of A just, peaceful, and sustainable world free of violence, inequality, and oppression and a mission Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light of each person, AFSC works with communities and partners worldwide to challenge unjust systems and promote lasting peace. As such AFSC respects the equality, worth, and dignity of all people and regard no one as her enemy, seek right relationship with all life on a sustainable Earth, accepts that AFSC’s understanding of truth is incomplete and seek ever deeper insights from lived experiences, AFSC trusts the Spirit to guide discernment of her collective actions. AFSC asserts the transforming power of love and active nonviolence as a force for justice and reconciliation.
AFSC believes that young people can positively transform the prevailing context of violent conflicts in Somalia into a more secure, productive, and just place. Consequently, AFSC is implementing a Peace-building program in Somalia targeting the youth, with the approaches of empowering them with peacebuilding, leadership, advocacy, and livelihood skills. The livelihood skills are meant to empower them to earn sustainable 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. To enhance the capacity of Trainers that AFSC is working with in Somalia, AFSC is planning to conduct a five-day ToT on Life Skills for the Vocational skills instructors in Dhobley and Mogadishu. Life skills are a group of psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help will help youths make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner. The trainer should extensively cover the following core areas: Understanding Life Skills, Core Life Skill areas, Comprehensive Life Skills, and Implementation of a Life Skills component in a Youth Program.
Workshop Objectives are:
i) To conduct Training of Trainers (ToT’s) in Mogadishu and Dhobley for five (5) days each on Life Skills to enhance Vocational skills instructor’s training capacity and skills.
ii) Develop and share a course outline and contents on Life Skills that the Trained ToT’s will use to cascade the learnings to project participants.
The trainer is expected to come up with the following:
i) Respond to the ToR with a technical and financial proposal describing how he / she will undertake the Life Skills training.
The consultant or team should have.
a) Have previous experience in working with youth related programs / projects
b) At least must have a bachelor’s degree in education, social science, Psychology, Counselling, Sociology or other relevant field from a recognized university
c) At least minimum five years of experience in developing and delivering interactive training sessions on life skills, skills for young people
d) Excellent communication skills are essential, knowledge of Somali context will be an added advantage.
e) Experience in developing tools and comprehensive training and materials, that can be integrated with peacebuilding.
f) Be flexible, responsive to changes and demands and open to feedback
g) Consultants based in Somalia are encouraged to apply, and knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.
All interested trainers are asked to submit their technical proposal, Assignment delivery plan, Methodology and financial proposal showing how they wish to carry out the assignment, as well as the 3 references (one being on the most recent assignment) to below contacts by close of business on Sunday 13th June 2021.
The Country Representative - Somalia
P.O. Box 66448 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.