Conducting Training of Trainers in Gender Equality
Background about Sharek Youth Forum and the Project
i. Sharek Youth Forum
Sharek Youth Forum is a leading Palestinian youth organization with the primary goal of creating the space and capacity for youth to engage as active participants in all sectors of civil society and to participate in the development of local communities. Originally launched as a program of the UNDP in 1996, Sharek became an independent NGO in 2004. As a youth organization for youth, run by youth, Sharek tackles development issues from a unique perspective which directly reflects youth needs and visions. Sharek’s core programs include economic empowerment initiatives, providing services to connect youth mentors with underserved children to ensure the realization of children’s right to play and provide complimentary education services; building capacities of other youth organizations, especially small community based youth organizations; and arming youth with knowledge of their human rights and the capacity to articulate, effectively communicate, and persuasively advocate for change on the issues that most affect them, as active individuals and engaged citizens in the process of building a culture of reciprocal respect and democracy in Palestine. Sharek designs and carries out its youth development programs with hundreds of motivated youth volunteers involved in project.
ii. HAYA Joint Programme: Eliminating Violence Against Women
The HAYA Joint Programme brings together the Palestinian Authority (PA), UN agencies, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and other partners to reduce vulnerability of women and girls to all forms and threats of violence. This Joint Programme is funded by the Government of Canada and
implemented by a consortium of UN agencies consisting of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development are key partners of the HAYA Joint Programme, along with other ministries including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Heath, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Local Governance, and various civil society organizations.
Sharek is one of the program partners, where the project titled “Brave Man: Changing stereotype perceptions of masculinity” will be implemented by Sharek. Project started on 3rd July 2019 and will conclude on 31st October 2022
II. Assignment Scope of Work
In relevance to the above background on School extra curriculum engagement intervention, the scope of work includes:
1- Reviewing and adapting the “Brave Man” Diary, so counselors can demonstrate it to students during the interactive workshops
2- Assessing the capacity of school counselors at the targeted schools/community in terms of their knowledge and skills on promoting gender equality and diversity.
3- Designing and Organizing Training of trainers (TOT) to train school counselors on gender equality, gender transformative approaches and effective means of combating GBV. The ToT also aims to develop the counselors’ leadership skills in order to be able to conduct workshops on gender equality using the Brave Man” diary
The consultant/trainer t is expected to:
- Prepare and submit detailed work plan with methodology of capacity needs assessment, training modules and training schedules.
- Assess the capacity needs of the school counselors before conducting the training in consultation with Sharek
- Review Brave Man Diary and suggest any required updates and enrichments
- Develop customized training modules
- Organize and conduct ToT for about 15 school counselors each year (along the 3 years of the project). Expected number of Training hours is 25 hours.
- Undertake post-training assessment against the pre-training assessment
- Seek feedback from participants to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the training.
- Submit training report, along with printed and soft copies of detailed training modules participants’ feedback and pre- and post- test assessment results.
III. Duration of Consultancy
The consultant/trainer will implement all the activities under this ToR in three months. During the period 15th October 2019 – 15th Nov 2019, the assessment, revision of Brave Man diary and ToT training for the first year should be conducted. The ToT training for the second and third year of the project will be scheduled in coordination with Sharek.
- The consultant/trainer with at least Master’s degree, preferably in Gender studies or social sciences
- Minimum seven years of experience on Gender Training and minimum three years of working experience (or three to four assignments) with school counselors.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in gender equality, as well as engaging men and boys in gender equality
V. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Interested Consultants/trainers are requested to submit proposals in two separated sealed envelopes including the following documents:
- Technical proposal with specific focus addressing the purpose and objectives of the assignment, methodology & proposed work plan. Previous work, expertise showed be highlighted in the technical proposal along with his/her C.V.
- Financial Proposal: Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rate in NIS liked to the expected LOE per the initial work plan.
The proposal must be submitted no later than 20th October 2019 at the following address:
Al Tireh St.
PO Box 500
Late, fax, email and unsealed submittals will be rejected
Attachment: ToR- Brave Man Project - Gender ToT