Never Again Rwanda Capacity Building Consultant Jobs

Never Again Rwanda Capacity Building Consultant Jobs

Scope of work, roles, and responsibilities

The capacity building consultant will carry out the following:

  • Conduct desk review of existing organizational and project documents to gain more understanding on NAR and the PPIMA program.

  • Lead the design of the capacity building strategy in line with NPA’s capacity building plan.

  • Design and operationalize quality capacity assessment tools and processes.

  • Conduct capacity needs assessments among PPIMA partners.

  • Convene consultation meetings with PPIMA partners and other key stakeholders to identify, update and consolidate capacity building needs.

  • Lead the design of quality capacity building materials and methodology based on identified gaps and needs.

  • Propose and implement out of the box and innovative capacity building strategies, initiatives, and approaches to enhance PPIMA partners’ capacities.

  • Train and provide accompaniment to PPIMA partners in documentation, policy analysis and advocacy in collaboration with NAR capacity building officer.

  • Organize and facilitate learning sessions and experience sharing sessions to support PIMA partners review, reflect and support advocacy initiatives to adopt collective policy recommendations for advocacy.

  • Organize Capacity building sessions for PPIMA partners in scientific CSC Data collection and analysis for effective policy in collaboration with NAR Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor and Capacity Building Officer.

  • Lead the design and delivery of participatory Action Research (PAR) and technical accompaniment to PPIMA partners.

  • In collaboration with the NAR Senior Researcher and Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor, organize and facilitate workshops with PPIMA partners for consolidation and analysis of CSC issues to inform national level advocacy.

  • Support NAR Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor to organize and facilitate thematic advocacy meetings with PPIMA partners through established coalitions.

  • Coordinate planning and delivery of technical accompaniment, on the job trainings, in house technical assistance and peer to peer learning for PPIMA partners to strengthen organizational and program capacities to successfully implement the PPIMA program.

  • Design and provide capacity building for NAR staff in identified capacity building areas especially among staff involved in the implementation of the PPIMA program.

  • Provide technical assistance and advise to NAR capacity building officer to be able to delivery on day-to-day capacity building activities.

  • Transfer capacity building skills and experience to NAR capacity building officer for ownership and sustainability of capacity building initiatives.

  • Conduct follow up assessments (post-capacity building assessments) to document the capacity building outcomes, good practices, and impact across PPIMA partners and suggest areas of improvement.

  • Collaborate with capacity building officer in reporting on capacity building activities conducted.

  • Work with capacity building officer to prepare, administer and analyze Pre- and Post-training assessments.

  • Actively participate in relevant NAR activities especially those related to the PPIMA program.

    Timeline for assignment

  • The assignment is expected to last 80 days (working days) distributed across 8 months starting April 2021. The distribution of the time will be discussed and agreed with the consultant based on NAR’s quarterly and annual plans and consultant’s availability. In summary, 5 days will be allocated to capacity building needs and gaps assessment, 20 days to developing training materials and methodology, 20 days to delivering capacity building to PPIMA partners, 30 days for technical accompaniment to PPIMA partners and documentation of outcomes of capacity building initiatives and 5
    days for reporting.

    Supervision and Working relationships

  • The consultant will report directly to the Director of Programs and will work closely with NAR’s management, Capacity Building Officer, Senior Researcher and Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor.


  • At least 5 years progressive working experience in providing quality capacity building to organizations in areas of governance, advocacy, policy influencing, participatory approaches, research, documentation, data analysis, reporting and learning.

  • Strong experience in development projects
    Prior experience in conducting capacity gaps and needs assessments.

  • Experience in designing and providing technical accompaniment including on the job trainings, learning by doing, etc.

  • Strong capacities and experiences in designing quality capacity building materials.
    Demonstrated experience in developing training curricula, including workshop agendas, presentations, and training exercises, games, and drills.

  • Conversant with innovative approaches and strategies for capacity building of adult people
    Experiences in conducting out of the box thinking sessions and facilitate high level cross-learning, policy dialogues and experience sharing.

  • Strong experience in producing and disseminating knowledge management products.
    Strong experience in the use of participatory approaches and expert knowledge in Participatory Action Research (PAR)

  • Experience and skills in scientific data collection, analysis, and reporting
    Significant experience in NGO capacity building, training, and facilitation in Rwanda and region
    Technical expertise in and experience in facilitation of coalition building and thematic working groups for advocacy and policy influencing,

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences/.

  • Strong facilitation and training skills required.

  • Prior experience working with civil society organizations, preferably in a management capacity.

  • Familiarity with a wide range of capacity building techniques.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the drivers of future growth in Rwanda as well as national vision policies (e.g., Vision 2020, NST1, blueprint Vision 2050) and their relationships.
    Expert skills in policy analysis and issue-based stakeholders’ relationships analysis.

  • Sensitivity to details and inclusion issues.

  • Ability to write powerful change influencing materials (policy notes, issue-based policy briefs, background papers, discussion documents, human interest stories, etc.) and to engage high-ranking government policymakers.

  • PhD or master’s degree in performance Improvement, Governance studies, political sciences, development studies, law, or any other relevant field in social sciences.

  • Extensive working experience with civil society or international cooperation in a policy influencing or advisory role.

  • Proven record of delivering high quality professional outputs.

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English.

  • An ability to work within tight deadlines.

    Contract and payments

  • Never Again Rwanda will sign a consultancy contract with the consultant. The payment of consultancy fees will be agreed upon between NAR and the successful consultant. The payment will be based on the quality and timely delivery of work and submitted deliverables.

    How to Apply

  • The interested individual consultants are required to submit the following:

  • Technical proposal (maximum 5 pages) that demonstrates consultant capacities, understanding of ToRs, methodology and work plan to deliver expected outputs.

  • Financial proposal showing the daily rate for the consultant (in Rwandan Francs)
    3 references who can testify the consultant’s capacities and quality of work done during previous similar assignments.

  • Updated CV of the consultant
    Motivation letter

  • The documents must be sent electronically via email to: 5:00 pm.

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