Consultancy-Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R) Project

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  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Concern Worldwide

Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R) Project


Terms of Reference – Facilitator for two training workshops in Malawi

Concern Worldwide U.S.


Concern Worldwide US is looking for an experienced trainer to facilitate 2 three-day training workshops in Blantyre, Malawi, for local and national NGOs from Malawi and Ethiopia. The 2 training workshops will take place 13-15 June 2023 and 20-23 June 2023.


The Local Capacity Strengthening for Response (LCS4R) project aims to strengthen the organizational capacity of local and national NGOs to respond to emergencies within the humanitarian coordination system. The goal of LCS4R is to enable, through focused capacity strengthening activities, national NGOs to better coordinate and prepare for and respond more effectively to humanitarian emergencies. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the LCS4R project is implemented in a consortium by International Medical Corps and Concern Worldwide. The consortium will implement LCS4R through three components (1) intensive capacity strengthening activities for 10 NGOs; (2) a series of training symposia in Bangladesh and Malawi targeting a broader audience of NGOs; and (3) a knowledge management platform providing resources to all participating organizations, as well as the global humanitarian community. This consultancy will support the training workshops in Malawi under component 2 of the LCS4R Project.

Scope of work:

The Consultant will lead a team of 2-3 trainers to deliver 2 three-day training workshops for staff from national and local NGOs from Malawi and Ethiopia. Each training workshop will have no more than 40 participants. The first three-day training will take place 13-15 June 2023. The second three-day training will take place on 20-23 June 2023 using the same curriculum, but with a new cohort of 40 participants. The LCS4R project will provide the Consultant with a draft training curriculum (including a detailed facilitators guide, training methodologies, and PowerPoint presentations) and will work with the Consultant to finalize it. The curriculum will cover a range of topics, including resource mobilization, emergency preparedness/emergency response plans, human resource management during emergency response, and humanitarian leadership / women in leadership.

Duration and timeframe:

The 2 trainings are planned for 13-15 June 2023 and 20-23 June 2023. It is envisaged that this consultancy will be for 15 days over a period of 3 months, broken down as follows:

  • 6 days working with the LCS4R project team to develop and finalize the curriculum
  • 2 days’ preparation time – this will include Zoom calls prior to the training as well as on-site meetings at the training venue.
  • 6 days’ training delivery
  • 1 day post-training review of the curriculum and the preparation of a report.


  • The consultant will work with the LCS4R Project Team to finalize the training curriculum.
  • The consultant will be responsible for leading a team of 2-3 trainers for successful delivery of 2 three-day trainings.
  • Final training report including recommendations for any changes to curriculum or delivery method. Due 10 days after the second workshop.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Five years’ experience in training and facilitation in the areas of relief, rehabilitation, emergency response and disaster risk reduction.
  • Experience of working in emergency response or humanitarian intervention, especially in the East and Southern Africa context
  • A strong understanding of humanitarian programming and the unique challenges local actors in East and Southern Africa face when responding to emergency and humanitarian crises.
  • Experience facilitating training programs according to adult learning principles and participatory learning approaches.
  • Experience of working for a local or national NGO in East and Southern Africa would be advantageous.
  • Training qualification would be advantageous

How to apply

Application Process

Interested parties should submit the following to [email protected]

Please indicate ‘LCS4R Malawi training facilitator’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

  • A CV (maximum 3 pages).
  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for this post. The letter should contain an example of a recent training event that you facilitated and why it was successful. Please include your proposed daily fee in USD.
  • Details of 3 referees who can speak about your training delivery experience.

The closing date is Friday 17th March 2023. Please note that LCS4R will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and the project may select a candidate before the closing date.

Deadline: 17 Mar 2023