Consultant– Materials Package for Results-Based Protection

March 16, 2020
Washington, D.C.
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Travel Required?
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About InterAction
InterAction is the largest alliance of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S., with over 190 members working in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith-based and secular, with a focus on the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. The U.S. public, foundations and governments support the work of our members who collectively invest and manage over $18 billion a year. InterAction’s own funds come from dues and generous grants from others, such as foundations, corporations and governments. Using its collective voice, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions as wide range of foreign assistance, relief, development, environmental and other issues that advance human dignity.

Position Summary:

Position Title: Consultant/s – Materials Package for Results-Based Protection

Position Type: Part-time, short-term

Location: Homebased/working remotely (estimated 23 days / 185 hours of work to be undertaken March through June 1st, 2020)

Travel: none

Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor-Protection


Since 2012, InterAction has been at the forefront of results-based approaches to protection. Through its signature work on Results-Based Protection, InterAction has carried out numerous roundtables, interagency dialogues, field-level workshops, and trainings on the key elements of results-based protection. Under its current work, InterAction is providing country-level support to NGOs in three locations: Nigeria, Honduras, and Iraq. InterAction has generated numerous materials over the past several years, however, with a greater need to provide high-quality support to field staff, InterAction is seeking to improve its current materials, develop a package of standard workshop materials or modules that can be used by staff to deliver workshops more effectively and consistently, and to develop new materials anticipated for future workshops and other areas of support. Materials will also be shared as open-source to NGOs and other actors seeking to apply results-based approaches to protection into their programming. Material development is needed to address a diverse audience including field level practitioners, country directors, and global level technical specialists. There is also a need to create stronger case scenarios and participatory/illustrative exercises that can help support the practical application of results-based protection.
InterAction is seeking a consultant, with a proven background in developing training materials and other tools such as case examples and scenarios used within workshops that can be tailored to a variety of audiences, to support the development of a Materials and Trainings Package for Results-Based Protection, drawing from existing materials, frameworks, and guidance.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:
• Review existing materials developed by InterAction and external materials used by partners and other relevant actors to introduce and use results-based approaches to protection.
• Prioritize and develop an outline listing 1) Existing materials that can be enhanced, 2) Material Needs and Gaps, and 3) A list prioritizing materials to develop now and others that “would be nice to have” at a future date.
o Initial gaps identified currently include: illustrative case exercises to supplement theoretical discussions on results-based approaches to protection; trainings/workshops organized by modules to support key elements of results-based protection; handouts and worksheets that can provide further guidance on results-based protection; interactive PowerPoints or Prezi’s to support trainings/workshops
• Following the prioritization exercise, in collaboration with the Results-Based Protection Team at InterAction, develop a workplan of the key materials to be developed with a corresponding timeline.
• In collaboration with the Senior Program Manager-Protection providing country-level support, design material options that can be used in workshops and trainings with field-level staff in three country contexts (Nigeria, Honduras, and Iraq).
• Develop a package of materials tailored to different audiences, including a facilitator’s manual, that can be used in trainings and workshops.
• Develop a package of materials per Key Element: 1) Continuous Context-Specific Protection Analysis, 2) Outcome-Oriented Methods, and 3) Multi-disciplinary Strategies and a package of materials to address the Culture, Systems, & Processes necessary to adopt Results-Based Protection. Material package per key element do not need to be similar. For example, a training module might be developed for Key Element 3 but a collection of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) tools might be compiled as a resource for Key Element 1.

*The final list of expected deliverables will be finalized upon hire based on additional consultations with the consultant and the prioritization exercise.

• At least 7 years of professional work experience developing participatory workshop materials and training curricula with skills designing case studies and mock scenario examples to be used for practical, hands-on training and/or tabletop exercises.
• Demonstrated experience in adult-learning and experiential training methodologies.
• Demonstrated experience conducting training and related capacity building within humanitarian action.
• A background in humanitarian protection with an understanding of gender-based violence, child protection, and other forms of violence, coercion, and deliberate deprivation is highly desirable.
• Familiarity working with situations of armed conflict or understanding how the dynamics of conflict affect vulnerable populations
• Excellent written and visual communication skills, including ability to present complex processes and issues clearly to a diverse audience.
• Demonstrated ability to use PowerPoint, Prezi, and other interactive tools used for workshops/trainings; graphic design skills highly desired. (Note: consultant will be required to use InterAction’s font, colors, and communication guidelines.)
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time and competing demands effectively while working under pressure with tight deadlines.
• Able to balance the need to work independently while collaborating closely with the InterAction team and other relevant actors.
• Fluency in English (and Spanish is an asset)
• Advanced university degree in pedagogy, education, and/or other social sciences including humanitarian action, international development, human rights.
• Knowledge of Results-Based Protection desired.

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send the following documents to indicating Consultant- RBP Material Package in the subject line:
• Cover letter that addresses qualifications relevant to this solicitation
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Training Material Example demonstrating methodology and the use of participatory approaches.
• Proposed outline (including estimated number of days per type of material to develop) of methodology to carryout consultancy
• Consultancy proposed rate along with salary history
• Three professional references with at least one from a past consultancy assignment

The position will remain open until filled but applications received before March 23rd are preferred. Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted.

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