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Position Summary
• The Capacity Building & Training Coordinator is expected to bring to the role proven experience and skills in and training of conflict transformation, conflict resolution, conflict sensitivity, and do no harm DNH principles along with human rights. The candidate will have skills in training government actors at the local and state level that includes security personnel in the Common Ground approach to conflict resolution and human rights; the candidate will also have experience working with different stakeholders and leading dialogue processes. The primary purpose of this position is to both coordinate all training and facilitate training/workshops in Northern Nigeria where Search operates in the Common Ground approach on all project training.
• The position holder will work with key stakeholders that include community leaders, the security sector, government officials, women, and Youths to understand the cycle programming and the importance of building confidence... and fostering good relationships. The position holder will work with the project teams to design, review, update, and roll out capacity-building and training activities related to mitigating conflict-related issues in Northern Nigeria. S/he will build synergy and collaborate with project managers in the allocation of both human, material, and financial resources for the effective utilization of our internal capacity to maximize our inputs, outcomes, and results.

Roles and Responsibilities

Design workshops and develop training modules where needed:

• Needs Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments to identify the capacity gaps and needs within the organization and communities.
• Develop and implement an effective training coordination strategy for the project across the 19 Northern States
• Develop detailed plans for capacity-building programs, including timelines, objectives, deliverables, and resource requirements.
• Work with the project teams to ensure all training needs are planned and met and;
• Support implementation of all Search’s training activities in the region, either in–person or through hired training consultants;
• Establishing and maintaining partnerships with partner organizations, experts, and consultants to leverage their knowledge, expertise, and resources in capacity-building efforts.
• Organizing and coordinating training sessions, workshops, or other capacity-building activities, ensuring they are delivered effectively and meet the identified needs.
• Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the effectiveness and impact of capacity-building interventions, collect data, and analyze results to inform decision-making and improve future programs.
• Design each training to be culturally identifiable to the context; Search programs, and for the participants attending the training;
• Design training material, methodology, and training guide templates;
• The coordinator is expected to be delivering training that will focus on: Principles of Common Ground in conflict transformation; Conflict resolution and mitigating strategies; Conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm; Dispute resolution; Human rights; Non adversarial Advocacy; Transformative dialogue and interfaith dialogues processes and; Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience STAR co-facilitating with trauma lead.
• Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders, including staff, trainers, and participants, to ensure smooth coordination and implementation of capacity-building initiatives.
• Continuously assessing and refining capacity-building strategies based on feedback, evaluation results, and emerging needs to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of future initiatives
• The coordinator will be using Search’s Common Ground Approach manuals and other Search-developed manuals as a basis for adapting the training curriculum to the projects’ needs
• Write a monthly summary report highlighting training, lessons learned, and challenges, and recommendations including success highlights, feedback from participants, and recommendations for the next stages of Search’s program sent to line supervisor.
• Carry out a feedback session in communities after months of training implementation, to gauge how practical the training had been and how participants are putting into use the training learning.

Core Competencies
• Demonstrate integrity and promote Search values and ethical standards;
• Promote the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of Search;
• Demonstrate capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, tolerance, and respect for issues related to gender, religion, race, and nationality;
• Proficiency in the use of MS Office

Educational Qualification
• A degree or Post graduate degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, peacebuilding, conflict management, or relevant field;
• Additional certification in capacity building or training, conflict management, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution

Required Experience
• At least 5 years experience as a trainer, two of those years should be in the non-profit and NGO sector in relevant topics as per above mentioned list for a diverse range of audiences from communities to authorities;
• Have facilitated/ co-facilitated at least 30 trainings to key stakeholders that include: security, local and state-level actors, and community leaders with excellent command of trainees in relevant fields;
• In-depth knowledge of Northern Nigeria

Other Relevant Requirements
• Good knowledge of the local languages will be an asset.
• Knowledge of civil society organizations, government agencies, private sector companies, and international development agencies, with experience working in partnership within some of these sectors;
• Written and verbal communications skills including the ability to synthesize complicated policy issues into digestible products and to deal with both elite and popular media and specialist and non-specialist audiences;
• Experience in partnership building, with experience in influencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships;
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills;
• Commitment to Search’s aims and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning, and how policy change can be achieved through effective advocacy;
• Organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to respond flexibly to opportunities and requests sometimes with little notice;
• Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment;
• Treats all people fairly without favoritism and solves problems in collaborative ways
Abuja Nigeria


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