Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) is a nonprofit and non-political rights-based organization registered in 2016 with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as a local content hub aimed at facilitating evidence-based grassroots initiatives and actions that promote development, justice, and victim support in the communities. Our mission is to be an active grassroots mobilizer towards improving the total quality of human life and social justice in Nigeria. Our programs are spread across Climate Change, Conflict, Security and Justice, Social Economic Development, and Governance.

  • Job Position: Training Facilitator
  • Reference Number: GRA – CBW/MAG/22/02/001
  • Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Project: Strengthening Social Mobilization and Accountability towards Ending SGBV and VAWG
  • Activity: Capacity Building Workshop for SGBV Activists in Borno State
  • Type of Service: Short Term Consultancy
  • Number Required: 1 Local Facilitator
  • Training’s Duration: 2 Days

Terms of Reference
Facilitator to conduct capacity-building training for SGBV Activists in Borno State on Leadership, Social Accountability Tools / Mobilisation, Human Rights, and Advocacy.

Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) is a non-profit rights-based organization committed to ending sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in North-eastern Nigeria and assisting victims of SGBV in accessing services, maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. GRA provides evidence-based grassroots interventions towards promoting social accountability, community-based prevention, and response towards ending SGBV and violence against women and girls (VAWG).

GRA is partnering with UN Women in Nigeria to implement a 2-year project funded under the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) and EU-UN Spotlight Initiative on Ending Violence against Women and Girls (Spotlight Initiative) in Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno State.

In November 2020, UN Women Nigeria partnered with Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) on the WPHF Spotlight funding in strengthening networks and groups on social accountability mechanisms and tools to more effectively mobilize to end SGBV and VAWG in Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno State.

The project titled “Strengthening Social Mobilization and Accountability towards Ending SGBV and VAWG’ aims at (1) Supporting women’s rights groups and relevant civil society organizations to more effectively use social accountability mechanisms to support their advocacy and influence in preventing and responding to VAWG, including SGBV/Harmful Practices (HP), and Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE); (2) Strengthening and empowering women’s rights groups and relevant civil society organizations representing groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization to design, implement and monitor programs and policies on VAWG, including SGBV/HP, and promote women’s and girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights(SRHR); and (3) To promote advocacy for GEWE and ending VAWG, including SGBV/HP.

The project will contribute to the elimination of SGBV/VAWG through the creation of a broad partnership with Civil Society, Government, Private Sector, Media, among others; and build a social movement of women and girls as champions and agents of change at the national, subnational and community levels.

The overall purpose of this training is to build the capacity of30 SGBV Activists in Borno State on crosscutting themes including Leadership, Social Accountability Tools / Mobilisation, Human Rights, and Advocacy to more effectively respond to end SGBV/VAWG in their communities.

Training’s Objectives
The objective of the training is to:

  • To build participant’s knowledge to be able to effectively initiate, mobilize support, implement and monitor social accountability activities on ending VAWG, including SGBV/HP, and promote women’s and girls’ SRHR
  • To build participants’ knowledge of leadership and self-confidence in leading advocacy and campaigns on preventing and responding to SGBV and VAWG in their communities.
  • To facilitate learning, knowledge transfer, and sharing of experience in the realization and promotion of human rights among the participants.

Scope of Work
The facilitator is expected to:

  • Develop training manual for the workshop around the following themes, including Leadership, Social Accountability Tools / Social Mobilisation, Human Rights, and Advocacy.
  • Develop and submit training plans indicating segments, topics, and delivery methods.
  • Facilitate 2 days of training for 30 SGBV Activists in Maiduguri, Borno State using participatory approaches to effective learning, using both the English language and Hausa.
  • Assess participants’ understanding of the topics and provide evidence-based recommendations on areas for further training.
  • Produce a technical report of the training workshop and share it with GRA’s WPHF Spotlight team.

The training will be primarily based on:

  • Case studies
  • Practical exercises
  • Graphic illustrations and
  • Short videos.

Key Deliverables:

  • Training manual.
  • Training plan
  • Pre and post-training assessment report
  • Technical report on training

Job Requirements

  • The facilitator must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Anthropology, International development, or a related discipline, and at least five (5)years’ experience in facilitating training relating to gender and social accountability.

Closing Date
2nd March 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their  Expression of Interest (EoI) which should be addressed to the Executive Director, Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) and emailed to: [email protected] copying [email protected]

Proposals should include:

  • Applicant’s CV that demonstrates relevant experience (attach as appendix 1)
  • Proposed training topics and delivery method (attach as appendix 2);
  • Sample report from a similar engagement (attach as appendix 2).
  • All inquiries should be forwarded to the Spotlight Project Manager via [email protected] not later than 28th February 2021.

Note: Applications will be treated on a rolling basis. Applications will no longer be accepted once the role is filled)=

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