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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: yambio and aweil
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-18

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Facilitator for Trauma Management and Psychosocial support Training of Trainers

yambio and aweil

Background

The UNDP’s Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project provides support to the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior (SSNPS and NPSSS), the Judiciary and the Local Government Board in their mandate to develop a harmonized legal system, ensure justice and rule of Law prevails.

The Project generally contributes to national priorities as articulated in the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) Conflict Prevention & Security Pillar. The SSDP Rule of Law Sector Objective is “to strengthen the Rule of Law in South Sudan by enforcing and maintaining law and order, providing equitable access to justice for all, men and women, girls and boys, and a functioning criminal justice system, increasing security in communities, and promoting and protecting human rights for all.” The Project also contributes to ICF Outcome 3: Peace and governance strengthened.

In its support to ensure community security, between 2016 and 2018 the project has supported the training of over 350 trainers in Trauma management and psychosocial support in Juba, Aweil, Bor, Torit, and Wau. This was meant to train trainers for purposes of sustainability and continuity in supporting the healing of the traumatized especially after 2013 and 2016 crises and recovery from PTDS. The trainers have conducted community outreaches to over 1275 community members and 750 JIP.

Rationale: South Sudan’s Experience:In August 2015, the two warring parties, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) signed the Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), bringing to an end the two-year civil war. The then first Vice President and leader of the SPLM/A-IO Dr. Riek Machar returned to South Sudan on 26 April 2016, and the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) was established on 28 April, with the appointment of a new cabinet. The TGoNU was struggling to resolve and agree on the many outstanding issues of the agreement and was unable to move the peace agreement forward as it was paralyzed by political calculus and ethnic animosity. On 8 July 2016, heavy fighting started between SPLA and SPLM/A-IO around the State House in Juba. At least 300 people have been reported killed, and 42,000 have fled the city. President Salva Kiir and the then first Vice-President Riek Machar announced a ceasefire on 11 July and later on 12/09/2018 a Revitalized Peace Agreement was signed.

The development impact of this crisis includes erosion of social cohesion; erosion of credibility of the TGoNU; a possible slowdown in the completion of the transitional milestones, including transitional security and transitional justice arrangements. Key issues affecting the population include limited access to gender-based violence protection services. Women bore the brunt of the recent crisis and were victims of widespread rape and other forms of sexual violence. Child protection also presents a significant challenge, with the key issues including children separated from their caregivers and their use in armed conflict.

As a response to the current crisis United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project aims to increase access to justice for victims of the recent crisis through strengthening its support to SGBV survivors and vulnerable groups; improving community security in Yambio through increased engagement on community policing and community outreach, and providing Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support to crisis-affected communities and SGBV survivors through existing Special Protection Units, Police Community Relations Committees, community watch groups and social workers.

The Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project is supporting training of trainers on Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support to community leaders, CSOs, police, and social workers. 

The Goal:The goal of Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support training is to train trainers including; SGBV survivors, community leaders, CSOs, police, social workers to equip them with knowledge of understanding trauma, management skills to process trauma and tools to process and manage trauma and extend psychosocial support to broader communities.Objectives:

  • Equip key influencers within communities (including traditional/religious leaders, women associations and youths), CSOs, police, and social workers with the knowledge and skills to understand and process trauma;
  • Equip key influencers with skills and tools to reduce post-traumatic stress of communities on broader scale;
  • Develop institutional capacity of community policing system in trauma management through training of trainers to community leaders, CSOs, police personnel, and social workers in counselling, trauma, stress management and psychosocial support;
  • Reduce post-traumatic stress among the SGBV survivors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Expeected results:

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the UNDP Access to Justice and Rule of Law Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager, the resource person will perform the following duties:

  • Prepare and finalize duration, curriculum and course material (hard and soft copies, theoretical and practical) for one TOT training of trainers’ sessions on Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support with a view to reduce post-traumatic stress;
  • Conduct and conclude one 3 days (0800-1630 per day) TOT training of trainer sessions on Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support for 20 participants in Yambio;
  • Conduct and support pre- and post-assessments for Trauma Management and psychosocial support training of trainers to validate its impact/application;
  • Organize the 20 TOT participants from Yambio and 20 TOT participants from Aweil participants in teams of 5 members to form 4 groups, mentor and prepare them to conduct community outreaches for 250 beneficiaries in Yambio and 400 from Aweil;
  • Conduct community outreaches for 250 participants; each team to facilitate 50 participants per session for 3hrs per day for 5 days for Yambio. For Aweil 400 participants; each team to facilitate 20 participants per session for 3hrs per day for 5 days; 
  • Distribution of handouts/materials on Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support, with a view to reducing post-traumatic stress to participants;
  • Provide regular follow-up support through supervision and coaching of subsequent trainings to ensure the skills are transferred to communities;
  • Hold follow-up sessions with trained trainers in Trauma Management and psychosocial support to ensure the skills are transferred to the community.

Scope of Assignment: 

  • Prepare curriculum and deliver in-depth theoretical and practical lectures/trainings over an approved period in Trauma; Management and psychosocial support training in Yambio and community outreaches in Yambio and Aweil. 

Deliverables and Timelines:

The consultancy will be for a total of 15 working days and is scheduled as follows:

Preparation, training and community outreaches (15 working days)In collaboration with UNDP Access to Justice and Rule of Law Chief Technical Advisor and the Project Manager;Prepare, finalize the duration and modalities of the Trauma Management and psychosocial support training of trainer sessions for 20 participants;Prepare and finalize hard and soft copies of course material for Trauma Management and psychosocial support (theoretical and practical) in consultation with UNDP’s A2JROL;Finalize modalities of pre- and post-assessment for the Trauma Management and psychosocial support training of trainers in consultation with the UNDP’s A2JROL;Conduct and conclude one Trauma Management and psychosocial support trainings of trainers for 20 participants for 3 days;Conduct community outreaches for 250 participants; each team to facilitate 50 participants per session for 3hrs per day for 5 days for Yambio; Conduct community outreaches for 400 participants; each team to facilitate 20 participants per session for 3hrs per day for 5 days for Aweil;Conduct and support assessments during and at the end of Trauma Management and Psychosocial Support trainings of trainers in consultation with the UNDP and JIP;Development and submission of final report;Total number of working days 15 days

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Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate integrity;
  • Respect the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UNDP;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism;

Functional competencies:

  • Substantive previous experience in providing Trauma Management and psychosocial support training of trainers in post-conflict scenarios;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;
  • Results oriented, flexible and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrates team-building capacity;
  • Ability to cope with a difficult environment where formal institutions of government are at a nascent stage;
  • Deal diplomatically with challenging bureaucratic processes, and pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • Build strong relationships focusing on impact and results and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approach towards work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to changes and ability to manage complexities; remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Certified degree/ diploma in Trauma Management or equivalent issued by recognized institutions;

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in facilitating Trauma Management and psychosocial support training programmes;
  • Experience or knowledge in designing and facilitating trainings in the required areas;
  • Experience or knowledge in developing course material and conducting assessments;
  • Previous experience working with post conflict government and development partners desirable;
  • Past experience with UNDP or other UN Agencies or International Non-Governmental Organizations in similar positions will be an advantage;
  • Basic computer skills (desirable);

Language:

  • Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English;
  • Ability to deliver the training in Arabic will be a distinct advantage.

Criteria for the selection of consultantThe offer will be evaluated by using the Best value for money approach (combined scoring method). Technical proposal will be evaluated on 70%. Whereas budget proposed will be evaluated on 30% based on sufficiency for applying the data gathering techniques and for obtaining reliable data for the Capacity Assessment in the timeframe indicated. Below is the breakdown of technical proposal on 100% which will be brought to 70%:.No  Evaluation criteria weight Max. point.In possession of certificate/diploma in trauma management and psychosocial support from a recognized institution of learning 10% 10Substantive previous experience in providing Trauma Management and psychosocial support training of trainers in post-conflict scenarios. 30% 30Minimum of 3 years’ experience in trauma management and psychosocial support training for both TOT and trauma informed community outreaches (TICE).  20% 20Should have excellent knowledge in developing course materials and conducting assessments 20% 20Excellent English writing and communication skills and knowledge as well as understanding of the UN system/mandate and demonstrated ability to work in close coordination with state governments and A2J/RoL project focal persons will be an added advantage.  20% 20 TOTAL 100% 100

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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