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UNDP recruiting Consultant to Support Delivery of a Regional Training Workshop on Environment


Home-based with travel to Accra, Ghana, 20 January 2016

Programme Background

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Neglected Development Minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The programme is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.

Scope of Work and Functions

The trainer will be selected to co-facilitate a 4-day regional training workshop on environment, community and health and safety with a representative of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme.

Objectives

The mining of Neglected Development Minerals can have significant social and environmental impacts with consequences for the health and safety of workers and surrounding communities. In order to improve the capacity of key stakeholders in the LVMM sector, the programme is regional training workshop on environment, community and health and safety in Accra, Ghana (15-18 March, 2016). The workshop will be attended by around forty participants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal and Sierra Leone. The workshop has thefollowing objectives:

  • Increase the awareness of environment, community, and health and safety issues and challenges

  • Facilitate south-south knowledge exchange on the practices and governance arrangements necessary for the sector to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development

  • Build the capacity of individual stakeholders through participation in the training workshop and the preparation of return-to-work plans

Key Functions

Under the supervision of the UNDP Programme Technical Specialist the Training Consultant will:

  • Prepare a draft outline of the training agenda

  • Adapt the existing training curricula (including presentations, activities and case studies) to the West African context.

  • Deliver training in close collaboration with the program team

  • Assist the training workshop participants to formulate a return-to-work plan

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the training and make recommendations for improvement

  • Prepare a workshop report capturing the key discussions and outcomes of the training including recommendations for further improvements based on evelaution results. 

Please note the logistics of the event itself will be organised by the UNDP programme team.

Participatory, adult learning methodologies will be used, including a mixture of technical presentations, participant knowledge sharing, case studies, a field visit, group discussion, role-plays, and guest speakers. Training participants will be selected by the UNDP programme team following a request for applicant (RFA) process. The training participants will reflect public, private sector and civil society stakeholders from West Africa. Future workshops will be held in other geographic regions of the ACP. The training consultant will analyse the RFAs to determine the pre-training needs of the participants and design the training curricula to respond to these needs.

Deliverables

Training agenda

  • Agenda and rationale on how the syllabus contributes to the objectives of the programme and the training workshop

Adapted training materials

  • The existing training materials will include a mixture of technical presentations, case studies, reference materials and hand-outs and will be adapted to the West African context.

Training workshop delivery

The training workshop will be successfully delivered by the training consultant in collaboration with the UNDP

  • Programme Technical Specialist.

Final report

  • The final report will capture the key discussions and outcomes of the training, as well as provide an evaluation of the training effectiveness and recommendations for improvement. The final report will provide a summary of the return-to-work plans initiated by the training participants.

Expected Outputs:

  • Draft training workshop agenda

  • Draft adapted training content and materials (including presentations, activities and case studies) for review by the programme team and other experts

  • Final training workshop agenda

  • Final adapted training content and materials

  • Final report

The timeline for delivering the above outputs will de discussed and documented in contractual documents.

Duration: 10 working days (between March 10-24, 2016)

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