Biovision Africa Trust Advocacy Training Facilitator

II. The purpose of the assignment.
Train BvAT EOA staff on general advocacy strategies. This work will involve the production of
training materials and facilitation of a 2 day training workshop. The participants will be trained
on advocacy in general, and some of the key cross-cutting issues for advocacy like monitoring
and evaluating advocacy; securing and building relationships and partnerships for advocacy,
etc.).

The workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn skills for designing and
implementing a structured advocacy strategy, including:
• Choosing advocacy priorities;
• Setting measurable objectives;
• Mapping target audiences;
• Working in partnerships for advocacy and
• Monitoring and evaluating advocacy.
The workshop will be extremely practical, giving participants the chance to apply the planning
approaches to their advocacy issues. Participants will be given the opportunity to work on their
own advocacy plan, applying the tools to their country/work context. They should be able to
leave the training with a draft plan for advocacy on the issue of their choice.
During the contract period the Consultant will be provided with inputs into the preparation of
materials and agenda for training. It will also liaise with the BvAT office, to ensure all necessary
logistics are in place for the workshop and that staff are available to participate.

Expected Outputs
a) Develop and submit a draft agenda and programme for the training after discussion
with BvAT contact person
b) Develop draft training materials for review by BvAT team
c) Undertake a 2 day training and cover proceedings
d) Document the training proceedings by submitting a training report
Key skills, technical background, and experience required
• Masters or Advanced Degree in development studies or social sciences.
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and
international levels in conceptualizing, designing and implementing successful, evidencebased
advocacy strategies.
• Strong communications skills (oral and written) in English are a requirement.
• Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver high quality training workshops.
• Good understanding of EOA work, opportunities and challenges is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should submit:
• An updated CV;
• An expression of interest detailing in particular: (i) overall approach and strategy proposed;
ii) experience with design and facilitation of Advocacy trainings/workshops.
• A price proposal: Fees for providing the services laid out in this TOR should be included with
your application. The calculation of fees should indicate the all-inclusive cost in KES shillings
for delivering the services and an estimate of the time-effort to be allocated for the
services, expressed in number of working days. Total price should include estimated cost for
travel and related expenses (accommodation, transportation, etc.). The consultant will be
responsible for managing his/her travel plans, in consultation with BvAT.
• Electronic copies shall be sent to info@biovisionafrica.org with the subject heading:
Consultancy for ‘Advocacy Training Facilitator under Ecological Organic Agriculture
Initiative’.
• Applications will be accepted up to 13th October 2017. Only applications of shortlisted
candidates will be acknowledged. Applications received after the stipulated date and time
will be invalidated.

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