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International Consultant Trainer - P-5 (UN-HABITAT, Amman)
Location: Amman
Country: Jordan
Closing Date: 26/01/2011
Date of issuance: 18/01/2011
Generic Expertise: Urban Management/ Governance
Training and Capacity Building
Minimum Years of Experience: 10
Minimum Education: Masters
Consultancy Announcement Code: IP-PSM-8
Specific Expertise: Community Based Development
Community Participation
Decentralization
Development of Training Materi
Development Policy
Gender and Planning
Gender Studies
Institutional Development
Legislation/Institutional Arrangements
Partnerships among stakeholder
Training Delivery
Training Design, Monitoring and
Training Impact Evaluation
Training Needs Assessment (TNA)
Urban Planning
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities:
The Support to Decentralisation and Local Governance for Service Delivery Project, hereinafter referred to as the “Support to Decentralisation” project, is an effort by the UN and the Government of Iraq (GoI) to realize decentralised government in Iraq as has been envisioned in Iraq’s constitution and several long-term development plans for the country. Delegation of responsibility to the governorate and region is a primary objective and means for achieving sustainable development in the country. Since 2008, several UN agencies have been working in concert with the GoI in the Preparatory Phase for the Support to Decentralisation project. UN-HABITAT has taken a lead role in several aspects of this preparatory phase, particularly to support the GoI in the technical aspects and mechanisms of decentralisation. A key output envisioned by the Support to Decentralisation project is delivering assistance to locally-elected representatives and leaders in the complexities and issues surrounding their offices and tasks, particularly as it relates to improving governance and consequently the livelihoods of their constituents. The Training Needs Assessments conducted by UN-HABITAT revealed that the training of LG elected leaders appear among the most urgent world wide and at the same time, the least attended areas of capacity-building for local development and municipal management. In view of the above needs, UN-HABITAT developed and tested a new series on Local Elected Leadership Training (LEL) to assist local leaders to represent the citizens, provide civic leadership and effectively work with central government and with the management of local authorities and other local institutions. The LEL series presents two roles and ten competencies Through a TOT workshop, UN-HABITAT aims to prepare a group of qualified trainers who will ultimately conduct similar training for local elected representatives of selected governorates in Iraq. Three to four competencies will be selected in the first phase of this TOT training. This training is expected to raise the confidence of the elected representatives in order to ensure their effective contribution in the growing complexities of urban management in Iraq. The overall objective of this TOT training is to develop a group of trainers in areas of selected leadership competencies who are skilled and qualified enough to pilot the similar training in selected governorates and later roll out through all the governorates in Iraq. The Master Trainer will conduct this TOT training by using the UN-HABITAT developed Local Elected Leadership Series: Key Competencies for Improving Local Governance. The training will be mainly delivered in Arabic while English language will be used as and when found suitable and necessary. The training sessions should be sufficiently interactive whereby training methods like: presentation, group work, simulation, role playing, case study presentation and so on should be appropriately applied. The first phase of TOT training will be of seven days (15-21 Feb. 2011) while two days of refreshment training will be organized later, soon before the team is ready to conduct the similar training in Iraq. Both the training will be conducted in Amman, Jordan The overall activities of the Consultant Trainer will fall under following three categories: • Preparation for the training, • Delivery of the training, and • Wrap-up/Follow-up and submission of the final training report Detailed Activities Descriptions: 1. Preparation for the training (using the UN-HABITAT LEL series) • Development of training plan • Preparation of course material • Translation of necessary sections into Arabic • Selection of case studies, role play, design of class exercise • Preparation of handouts and reading materials 2. Delivery of training in Amman • The TOT training will have approximately 15 participants selected from few governorates in Iraq. The TOT training will be of seven days with one day of break in between the stipulated schedule. If found feasible, the class room sessions will be combined with few locally planned field visits. 3. Wrap up and Follow up of training • Successful completion of TOT training. • Preparation of TOT training report 4. Refreshment training of two days will be organized just before the similar training is planned for the elected representatives in Iraq. The Consultant Trainer will work closely with the Local Governance and Decentralization Specialist and shall consult and discuss before taking any major decisions related to the training. The consultant should give sufficient attention to the needs and concerns of the participants and shall remain accommodative to the extent possible. The Consultant will report directly to the Local Governance and Decentralization Specialist and to Senior Programme Officer if required who are based in UN-HABITAT office in Amman. The consultant will regularly report the progress of the training (including preparation) and shall remain receptive to new ideas and techniques if that improves the overall training outputs. The Consultant should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of Iraq situation (particularly of decentralization process and local governance) and therefore examples and references sited in training sessions should be of relevance to the Iraqi participants. UN-HABITAT is sponsoring this training under its Support to Decentralisation and Local Governance for Service Delivery Project, referred to throughout this document as the “Support to decentralisation” project. Throughout the course of the assignment, UN-HABITAT Iraq will provide necessary support and backstopping to the assignment and will facilitate the preparation of different activities from its main office in Amman, Jordan. The overall assignment will take place over a period of approximately 31 days, including 11 days for preparation, 8 days of TOT, (4 days of orientation), and 8 days for follow-up tasks and final report preparation. As mentioned above, the TOT training is scheduled to take place between 15 to 21 Feb. 2011. The preparation and aftermath activities will follow accordingly.
Education:
• Minimum post graduate level (Masters Degree) in International Development, Governance, Local Government, Public Policy, and/or Public Administration. PhD in relevant subject will be an added advantage.
Experience:
• At least ten years of post-qualification experience related to the above disciplines in roles of increasing responsibility, authority, and impact. • Proven track record of conducting similar TOT training to local elected representatives in few different countries.
Language:
• Excellent ability to write systematic, scientific and well articulated training plan, course curriculum, training reports, PP presentations both in English and Arabic. • Excellent ability to converse, present, deliver, and answer questions both in Arabic and English. • Sufficient exposure and knowledge of LEL Series developed by UN-HABITAT. • Experience in the Arab Region and/or Iraq

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