Protection Analysis Training Modules Adult Learning Consultant
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Background of the project
Over the past 16 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has pioneered and implemented programs that prevent and respond to violence against women and children, as well as other vulnerable groups in refugee settings and in other conflict-affected contexts, making the IRC a global leader in this field. IRC seeks to bring together specific expertise involved in violence prevention and response in conflict affected settings to ensure collaborative and still specialized support to survivors and those at risk of violence. This expertise is housed in the Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU), which is responsible for ensuring overall quality and communication of VPR work within the IRC through support to the field and promulgation of global best practice. The VPRU includes specializations focused on violence against women, violence against children, and protection/ rule of law for refugees, IDPs and other vulnerable populations. IRC presently implements VPR programs to support social and political environments that foster freedom from violence, discrimination, and exclusion for vulnerable populations in contexts of crisis.
Humanitarian leadership and protection thought leaders have emphasized the need for protection analysis to provide the foundation for humanitarian response. Despite this recognition of the importance of protection analysis and associated commitments to deliver, there remain significant gaps in translating principles into practice. There is no systematic, core approach to protection analysis and while some guidance, principles and tools exist, these are not practical, accessible or sufficiently tailored to those doing and using protection analysis.
Scope of Work:
This two-year BHA-funded project, led by the IRC and Danish Refugee Council (DRC), is focused on supporting teams in strengthening the quality and use of protection analysis with the needs of protection frontline workers, coordination actors and those steering broader humanitarian response strategies firmly in mind. Using a human-centered design approach, piloted in Nigeria and Iraq, the project builds from the experience and observations of these key user groups to examine the existing practice of protection analysis and explore what guidance, tools, and supportive factors are required to make the process purpose-oriented and desirable– and findings actionable. The Project has recently developed a new resource, the Protection Analytical Framework, which fits a missing piece in the existing suite of tools and supports the organization and structuring of an in-depth and integrated protection analysis, not just in IRC and DRC, but at the inter-agency level.
Building from the conceptual logic and framing of the Protection Analytical Framework, the Project is developing training modules for frontline (protection and information management) staff and managers, so that core analytical competencies can inform the planning and delivery of a protection response. This activity targets key protection staff and others involved in the planning, design, implementation, and coordination of protection analysis and responses. The training materials will support participants to conduct descriptive, explanatory, and interpretive analyses. The training will orient participants to the guidance/tools and how to apply them, including how protection actors can most effectively incorporate front-line protection analysis
The training modules will be developed by a core team with complementary skills to ensure that the training modules take a point of departure in the relevant PIM core competencies, and are well-aligned with the PIM conceptual framework, protection principles and guidance (notably, the recently developed Protection Analytical Framework), and that they are easy to understand, engage with, and apply. The Protection Analysis Training Modules Adult Learning Consultant will lead on sequencing and the elaboration of adult learning approaches, and will work with a core development team consisting of a PAF Specialist Consultant, to develop the initial outline for the modules and ensure coherence with the PAF resources; and a graphic designer ensure the training modules reflect user-centred design needs, fit the same visual language of other protection analysis resources developed for the IRC-DRC Project, and can be easily plugged into the PIM Training Resource Pack.
Specifically, the Protection Analysis Training Modules Adult Learning Consultant will complete the following deliverables:
Review and input into overall structure, organization and flow, and materials and instructions of training modules, in collaboration with PAF Specialist Consultant;
Review PIM core competencies and work with Blooms Taxonomy to define relevant learning outcomes for the training modules;
Review and elaborate the suggested training pathways (for different roles) with a lens to adult learning principles;
Develop learning activities centered on facilitation skills and adult learning methods;
Develop training facilitation guidelines on protection analysis (in collaboration with PAF Specialist Consultant) and materials for learning activities, including considerations specific to in-person and remote facilitation;
Review and input into case studies and role plays for activity-based sessions on protection analysis;
Review and input on development of feedback form, pre/post-test and/or other learning evaluation methods. Facilitate a plain language review and edit of the training modules (potentially provided by an external consultant) ensuring consistency of language across all modules and also with the IRC-DRC Protection Analysis Resource Package.