People in Need Armenia is looking for skilled Trainer(s)/Experts(s) for the delivery of one or more of the capacity building modules described below to representatives of eight newly established and grassroots Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Candidates can apply for one or several sections or sub-sections of the ToR. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to cover the topic in the form of a practical and participatory workshop.
Capacity building planning may change according to participants' needs and availability of funding.
- Constituency engagement (2 days): enhancing the accountability towards constituents (people the CSO is serving and people who support it); how to make sure they trust the organization, help shape its strategy and actively engage in its work;
- Strategic communication (2 days): how to get the message about a social problem/issue out to the wider community, tailor it to different audiences, get media coverage, empower the community to raise their voices, raise sensitive issues (i.e. marginalization, gender) in a meaningful way, reach external stakeholders;
- Social media for CSOs (1 day): why and how to use the most popular social media platforms.
- Internal governance and team dynamics (2 days): how to divide roles, assign responsibilities and address disagreements in the team; why and how to set internal rules and procedures, decision-making, communication and accountability systems; good practices for informal or recently formed groups.
- Fundraising (1 day): traditional and alternative sources of funding, successful fundraising mechanisms and possibilities for diversifying sources of financing; external communication, networking and positioning for resource mobilization;
- Proposal development (1 day): an overview of donors who provide small grants to grassroots CSOs; introduction to problem framing and proposal development.
- Crowdfunding (1 day): how to gain and keep the trust of small donors, which platforms to use, how to report, what rules apply
- Strategic partnerships (1 day): how to identify, reach out to, and work in partnership with other actors who share the same vision;
- Civil society networks and partnerships (1 day): coordination and collaboration with other civil society actors; potential for cooperation between established and grassroots CSOs.
- Civil society engagement with the private sector (1 day): benefits and risks; what could we have in common – opportunities for partnership; good practices.
- Policy dialogue and advocacy (2 days): how to identify relevant public actors, decide which position to take, research and frame an issue, find levers, engage with decision makers through policy dialogue mechanisms or directly (with a specific focus on the local level).
- Coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job consultation support on any of the themes above.
This assignment is part of the project “Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova”, funded by the European Union and implemented by People in Need. The project aims to support new civic actors who are committed to representing people’s needs, seeking to influence real systemic change and raising new important issues not widely known or discussed in society.
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