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BRIDGE Lead Facilitator – Malawi
Location: Malawi, Lilongwe
Division: Program Management
Position Number: 20:248
In Malawi, IFES provides capacity building to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). As part of the current program, IFES will support a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) training. BRIDGE is the most comprehensive professional development course available in election administration, and is designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both election professionals and key stakeholders in the electoral process.
The participants of this workshop will be drawn from political parties, civil society and media. The objective of the workshop is to familiarize the participants with the principles and processes which have to be applied in order to draw electoral boundaries which adhere to the principles of:
Equality of voting strength
Independent, impartial boundary authority (or, at a minimum, reciprocity);
Under the supervision of IFES’ Electoral Management Program Advisor, the BRIDGE lead facilitator will design and develop the workshop schedule, content materials, including participants’ folders, training presentations, handouts and other materials as needed in collaboration with a team of MEC workshop accredited facilitators and the IFES Malawi team.
In collaboration with the Program Advisor and the IFES Malawi team,the consultant will provide the following:
Participate with IFES’ Election Management Program Advisor and MEC team in the selection and adaptation of the BRIDGE training material
Prepare workshop content materials, including participants’ folders, training presentations, handouts and other materials as needed;
Ensure all workshop materials are in place according to the workshop outline and supporting materials (handouts, books, articles);
Work with IFES/Malawi and IFES/DC teams to develop evaluation forms in line with USAID-approved Performance Monitoring Plan.
Delivery of the workshop (early December 2020 training anticipated)
Serve as lead-facilitator, with MEC support
Workshop evaluation activities and reporting
Lead an evaluation of the training in coordination with IFES/Malawi team, including working with IFES/Malawi M&E Officer in the development of pre and post training evaluation materials.
Deliverables might include:
Write a final report evaluating workshop training, results, and next steps upon completion of the workshop;
Copies of i) the list of participants, ii) training agendas, iii) scoping documents, iv) trip reports, and v) evaluations to the responsible Program staff.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Proven knowledge and expertise in the topics of the trainings is a plus.
Eight years of experience working with election commissions or other government stakeholders.
Fully accredited BRIDGE facilitator, capable of independently facilitating BRIDGE workshops.
Expert and/or Accrediting level is a plus.
Experience implementing BRIDGE trainings.
Ability to work well with minimal supervision, plan activities, and meet deadlines.
Strong professional and collaborative skills when working with a team.
Competency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Experience engaging high level officials and senior electoral officers within election commissions.
Previous experience working with international NGOs or organizations in the field of democracy and governance, particularly in electoral support.
Availability to deploy during the period of the consultancy
Level of Effort:
The BRIDGE trainer is expected to be based in Malawi for about 10 days, with the possibility of providing remote support for about 5 days.
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