Adult learning consultant for support to Gender in Humanitarian Action, Consultante en apprentissage pour adultes pour le soutien au genre dans l’action humanitaire, Cameroon, UNICEF

Adult learning consultant for support to Gender in Humanitarian Action, Consultante en apprentissage pour adultes pour le soutien au genre dans l’action humanitaire, Cameroon, UNICEF

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job no: 547765

Contract type: Consultancy

Level: Consultancy

Location: Cameroon

Categories: Adolescent Development

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Scope of Work:

The Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) roadmap, endorsed by the Humanitarian Country Team in November 2020, articulates the collective results that the humanitarian leadership wishes to achieve in the next two years to enhance gender equality in humanitarian action. With support from UNICEF, the roadmap aims at reinforcing capacities on gender equality programming: Two Training of Trainers, to be held in French, will be organized in the Far North and East regions.

Objectives of the Training of Trainers:

The proposed training of trainers will have for objectives to:

  1. Reinforce capacities of the sectors to mainstream gender in humanitarian action (GiHA).
  1. Create a pool of skilled humanitarian actors who can support others to multiply knowledge in GiHA.
  1. Revitalize the gender coordination mechanism in the Far North region and create a GiHA group in the East region, thanks to the availability of a pool of skilled professionals able to actively contribute to gender coordination groups. The function of the regional groups will be to provide ongoing mentoring to humanitarian actors and to collect and share local analysis on the most pressing gender issues.

Learning outcomes:

Have strengthened skills to support gender equality programming in humanitarian response

(Knowledge, skills and attitudes for gender equality in humanitarian action)

Participants are able to define gender equality

Participants have a common vision of gender equality programming

Participants have the technical capacity to respond to gendered gaps in humanitarian response

Participants are able to apply gender equality principles throughout the humanitarian response cycle

Participants are able to identify unequal power dynamics from a gender perspective

Participants can assess gender inequality in their programmes and can support their sector

Participants understand why sex and age disaggregated data is essential for effective analysis

  1. Be a confident and skilled mentor and facilitator of GiHA training

(knowledge, skills and attitudes for adult learning and facilitation skills)

Participants are able to define the role of a facilitator, the main principles of adult learning and the main stages of facilitation

Participants are able to describe and use strategies to facilitate the main principles of a positive and inclusive learning environment

Participants are able to reflect upon the role a facilitator plays in an adult learning context, discuss, and share skills required to do so

Participants are able to apply a range of adult learning activities that can be used to reinforce learning through mentoring or training

Participants are able to understand and apply the different steps of training design, development, implementation and evaluation

Participants are able to explain the main elements of peer feedback for a training session and facilitate the process in their training

Participants are able to adapt the GiHA training materials and plan a tailored session in response to sectoral requests

Participants are able to manage the learning environment and know specific strategies for dealing with difficulties they may encounter in delivering GiHA


The training of trainers developed by the GenCap project has been designed to support participants to further their understanding of principles and methodological approaches aimed at advancing gender equality in humanitarian settings, as well as to strengthen their skills in designing and conducting gender learning initiatives in the field. By completing this training of trainers, humanitarian professionals in the field will have stronger knowledge about gender equality programming and will be able to utilize the GiHA training materials to train other humanitarians and relevant stakeholders on gender equality in humanitarian action.

Each ToT will span over 4 days of intensive engagement, stressing active learning through facilitated sessions and small-group activities. The workshop will be highly participatory and practical, focusing on techniques, tools and tips of training management, with participants themselves designing, delivering and critiquing presentations.

Including the pre-study and post-work phases, the dedication required to successfully complete the training is 45 hours. Trainees are required to (i) familiarize themselves with pre-study materials, including the Gender in Humanitarian Action Training Toolkit ahead of their session and (ii) collaborate with an assigned colleague to prepare to facilitate a session from the GiHA training package as part of the training. The training methodology thus relies on full participation in all training sessions and participants’ close collaboration with each other throughout the training. This requires a strong emphasis on community building.

Materials utilized:

Visual aids (PowerPoint, video, others);

Printed materials (workshop book, handbooks, manuals, handouts); and

Exercise materials (instructions, props, etc.).

How can you make a difference?

Main tasks expected from the adult learning specialist:

Act as the lead facilitator for the training on Adult Learning and Community Building Methods:

Familiarize themselves with the GiHA ToT package and the adult learning resources

Adapt resources as necessary to fit the local context and prepare workshop materials

Design and deliver adult learning training sessions: Expose participants to the range of methodologies and techniques that can help turn the delivery of humanitarian training into a participatory, high-impact and memorable learning experience. The emphasis will be placed on developing and applying active learning methodologies such as exercises and simulations to reinforce learning

Provide guidance to the trainee groups on the preparation of their micro-training sessions

Provide feedback to the trainee groups on their micro-training sessions

Develop guidance on receiving peer-feedback on the trainee groups’ micro-training sessions

Support participants during the session in which they will be asked to team up and identify next steps on mentoring and training their sectors.

Coordinate with the lead and co-trainer before the training:

Develop a session plan for the session on Adult Learning and Community Building Methods

Share and discuss session plan with the lead facilitator before the training

Share updated files with training team to be shared with participants

Coordinate with the co-trainers after the training:

Considering the training and mentoring plans which participants will define during the last part of the ToT, prepare a summary table highlighting what the different participants have committed to do. The document should include, for each participant:

who the other participants are that they may team up with to deliver the training/mentoring,

which sector(s) will be targeted,

what the type and length of the intervention are, and

where it will be delivered and by when.

Brainstorm with other key facilitators on how trainees’ replication of the training will be monitored and assessed. For instance, this could be done by asking participants to fill in a template summarizing their training activities. The document could then be sent to the newly established GiHA groups’ chairs, who will monitor and assess trainees’ satisfactory replication of the training, with support from GenCap

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Andragogy/training techniques, gender, humanitarian action. Trainers should be practitioners with strong training background (5+years), especially in adult learning methodologies and techniques.

Fluency in French is required, and the ability to read documents developed in English (GenCap’s GiHA ToT package) is also requested. Knowledge and Experience on gender.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: 21 Jan 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Deadline: 03 Feb 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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