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Options is a leading provider of technical expertise, short-term consultancy and long-term management services in the health and the social sectors. Established in 1992, Options has evolved into a dynamic organisation with a broad portfolio of work that includes over 900 assignments in 50 countries. We work with a wide range of clients that includes donors, national governments, the private sector, academic institutions, and civil society

NATIONAL SHORT TERM EXPERT - YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AT OPTIONS CONSULTANCY SERVICES

National Short Term Expert - Youth Leadership Development
Contract Type: Consultant

SHORT INTRODUCTION
The project objective is strengthened youth leadership for social change to end FGM in Nigeria and Kenya. It will take a Training of Trainers (ToT) approach to build the capacity of youth leaders in Kenya and Nigeria (10 in each country) and provide them with the necessary materials to cascade their learning to their peers.
We need an experienced consultant in Nigeria to design and carry out the key trainings in this project.

RESPONSIBILITIES
There will be two consultants (one in Nigeria and one in Kenya) who will be expected to work together to agree on a complementary overarching approach to the assessment and training, which will be tailored to suit the different needs and contexts of the young participants in the two countries.
Capacity Assessment (July 2017):

Identify (and adapt as necessary) a leadership capacity assessment tool, to assess the existing strengths and capacity building needs of the youth
Notes: Assessment will be done by the Programme Officer (**Kelechukwu Lucky Nwachukwu)* *through the youth networks and they will compile the results and share with the Consultant in each country*
Development of Training Programme (August 2017):

Review of existing youth leadership training programmes/materials (linked to the capacity gaps)and suggest available and adaptable programmes/materials for empowering, participatory and interactive youth leadership training.

Develop/adapt core modules and materials for training, based on the programmes review, and linked to the gaps being addressed, e.g.:
Leadership and influencing skills
Using evidence and stories for advocacy and accountability
Strategic planning to develop and end-FGM campaign or communications initiative
Resource mobilisation
Pilot test the modules with selected youth. The Programme Officer will help this process and discuss with the consultant how to do this.
Refine the modules based on the pilot
First Training (September 2017):

Facilitation of three day training. This will not include logistical organisation, as this will be done by the Programme Officer.
Programme Officer to be included in this training so that they can lead the strategy development. Half of day three could include development of strategy for rolling out the skills.
Carry out post-training evaluation/collect feedback from participants
Second Training (December 2017):

Consultant to review and update the training materials for the second training
Facilitation of three day training. This will not include logistical organisation, as this will be done by the Programme Officer
Carry out post-training evaluation/collect feedback from participants
Deliverables

10 Youth trained (September and December 2017)
Training report (reflections on how the training went, youth evaluation results/feedback, what worked well and any challenges that arose, lessons learned, recommendations for mentoring/support required by the young people from The Girl Generation for the remainder of the project)
Electronic copy of the training curriculum and any other materials used

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Extensive experience and skills in:
Working with young people in Nigeria
Developing interactive, participatory, non-formal, inclusive training curricula and materials
Delivering leadership training
Mentoring youth programmes
Familiar with a wide range of youth leadership training approaches and programmes
Highly proficient in English language (written and spoken)
Strong commitment to the values and approach of The Girl Generation, including a strong commitment to youth leadership, participation, and gender equality, and the end to all forms of FGM and other forms of gender based violence
Technical knowledge in the following areas: social change, communications, advocacy, gender, human rights, FGM
A collaborative approach to team work

Salary
Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CV's with a summary note of your skills and experience to: opportunities@options.co.uk Candidates should state the role in the subject header

Note
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 10th July 2017
Options is an equal opportunities employer
Overseas candidates require a valid Nigeria work permit

DUE DATE: 10 July, 2017

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