Request for Trainer Positive Masculinities / Men Engage Approach Training of Trainer Civil Society Support Programme At Search for Common Ground

The Programme

To support local civil society organisations (CSOs) in maintaining a civic space for peacebuilding programmes within targeted communities in Syria by leveraging: 1) CSOs’ strengthened strategic and technical capacities, 2) CSOs’ enhanced ability to identify and respond to community needs in an inclusive and gender sensitive manner, and 3) strengthened linkages between grassroot-level CSOs across dividing lines and higher level implementers.

Goal and Objectives of the Consultancy

We are searching for an experienced consultant to conduct a training of trainers on the Men Engage Approach (Gender and positive masculinities), as part of Search’s Civil Society Support Program. The trainer will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Positive Masculinities/MenEngage ToT’s activities. At the end of this training component, participants will have developed an in-depth understanding of the approach, and will be able to implement it directly as well as deliver the training to other groups, including community members and other community-based and civil society organisations.

Geographic Locations

These will be shared with the shortlisted candidates, but includes locations in the MENA region. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, training and coaching sessions will be delivered online.


The role and responsibilities of the master trainer will include:

  • Develop a training Methodology and agenda, clear objectives and expectations of each session, based on Search’s Men Engage Approach modules, and in consultation with the project management team and the other master trainers;
  • Develop evaluation forms, pre and post-tests, in coordination with Search’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and project teams;
  • Conduct focus group discussions, key informant interviews, post-training follow up, pre- and post-tests, and other data collection activities as needed.
  • Deliver a virtual training of trainers on the Men Engage Approach for the partners in the targeted areas;
  • Ensure the quality, timely, inclusive and creative implementation of the training opportunities, and guarantee the active engagement of all participants; and
  • Submit a final assessment report on the training sessions, and a final assessment report on the coaching sessions in line with Search’s reporting requirements and standards.

Requirements of the consultant

The following skills and experience are expected by Search for the consultant:

  • Bachelor degree in gender and development, international relations, social sciences, peace building studies or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Men Engage Approach (gender and positive masculinities), community capacity building, conflict transformation, conflict/gender sensitivity, gender mainstreaming, gender equality, peacebuilding, negotiation and/or mediation approaches;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a trainer;
  • Has benefitted from a previously held Men Engage Approach ToT;
  • The consultant must have demonstrated capacity to work with a group of diverse men, including of Middle Eastern background.
  • Strong commitment to women’s rights and women’s empowerment and belief in the importance of engaging men in the process.
  • Knowledge of Men Engage Approach’s tools and materials;
  • Previous experience in delivering remote/online trainings;
  • Solid understanding of the project cycle phases and tools;
  • Proven experience in the design, development, and delivery of similar trainings and developing evaluation forms and pre and post-tests;
  • Ability to tailor training modules to the specific needs of trainees;
  • Experience in raising awareness and mobilizing disadvantaged communities;
  • Possess empathy towards trainers, including their characteristics, their concerns and the obstacles they may encounter in mastering what is being taught.
  • Possess excellent facilitation skills, including managing groups; an ability to draw out thoughts and ideas from others.
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours based on the needs of the selected CSOs;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that evoke trust and are gender and culturally sensitive;
  • Strong knowledge of the Middle East context;
  • Previous experience in working with international organizations; and
  • Training will be conducted in Arabic – Reporting will be conducted in English.

How to apply

To apply, interested consultants are requested to submit the following documents to the belo link:

  • A clear and brief description of the proposed training methodology and the components of the sessions.
  • Cover letter and a detailed CV.
  • A financial proposal including the consultants’ rate per session.

This opportunity will close on June 17, 2021.

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