Consultant – Advocacy: ToT and strategic planning
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 6.1 million people are internally displaced and 13.1 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with three million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 5.4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, supported by more than 1,800 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Syrians and Iraqis in North East Syria. IRC’s activities in North East Syria focus on providing specialized protection services for women, men and children, primary healthcare services, cash, food, voucher and non-food item programming, as well as livelihood programs.
Purpose of Consultancy:
As part of its capacity sharing policy, the IRC Northwest Syria partnership department needs to support our partners regarding building an organizational advocacy strategy plan and building an Early childhood development (ECD) in a community-based approach (including beneficiaries’ inclusion in planning and implementation) Advocacy plan.
The proposed method is to conduct an advocacy training of trainers for 30 of the partners’ staff (inside Syria and in Turkey) and IRC Staff, the ToTs will result 2 drafted advocacy plans for each partner, one for the organizations and one for the ECD program. During the ToTs, the participants should draft these complete advocacy strategy plans, outlining clear objectives, target activities, allies, deliverables, and indicators, as well as an implementation plan.
And they should be able to train their colleagues on implementing the advocacy plans after the ToT.
Scope of Work:
·Task 1: 1 day: Review existing advocacy plans, Training needs assessment circulation.
·Task 2: 1 day: meet with the IRC focal points from each department to review the needs and the gaps.
·Task 3: 1 day: develop implementation plan for the trainings.
·Task 4: 1 day: review the implementation plan with IRC focal points from different programs and department.
·Task 5. 5 days: Organizational Advocacy planning training of trainers; including drafting the plan with the participants.
·Task 6. 5 days: Early childhood development (ECD) in a community-based approach (including beneficiaries’ inclusion in planning and implementation) Advocacy planning training of trainers; including drafting the plan with the participants.
·Task 7. 1 day: Reporting and certificate preparation.