Sunday, 19 August 2018

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Consultancy on providing training of trainer for the UNICEF office for relations with EU Institutions


UNICEF has developed a solid engagement with the EU over the past two decades. This partnership covers policy and technical dialogue focusing on the promotion, protection and implementation of children’s rights at global, regional and national level, as well as a financial contribution (humanitarian and development funding) from the EU to UNICEF (mostly Country Offices but also Regional Offices and Headquarters).

At global level, the UNICEF Office for Relations with EU Institutions (Brussels Office) is leading this engagement. Its staff has a strong expertise on EU priorities, policies and mechanisms, as well as on contract and resource mobilization. One of its key roles is to support UNICEF regional and country offices in their dialogue and engagement with EU delegations, whether through face-to-face trainings, workshops, meetings, brainstorming, etc.

Over the years, the Brussels Office has developed a significant number of capacity-building tools for its field offices, and while there is generally a better knowledge of the EU throughout UNICEF, facilitation skills and the approach and techniques used to build capacities could be reviewed to make these more efficient and effective. 

Overall objective:

The Brussels Office is looking for a consultant or company to design and conduct a training of trainer (ToT) workshop to help UNICEF Brussels office improve course design and delivery, and facilitation and (group) engagement skills to deliver more effective and impactful meetings, workshops, trainings and other capacity-building activities.

Learning objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to expose participants to a range of tools and techniques that can help turn the delivery of trainings, workshops, meetings, etc. into a participatory, high-impact and memorable learning experience. Particular emphasis will be put on:

  • Interactive and participatory training techniques and skills;
  • Creating learning objectives and building a logical session plan/agenda for a training session or a meeting/workshop;
  • Developing effective resource material to support learning process;
  • Structuring of trainings to keep audiences engaged (post-lunchtime spots, etc., intercultural sensitivities for different audiences)
  • Delivery styles

The workshop should be highly participatory and practical, focusing on techniques, tools and tips of training design and delivery, with participants themselves designing, delivering and assessing presentations.


  1. Develop workshop objectives, content and methodology
    1. In close coordination with the Brussels office, determine overall objectives of course, key content areas and strategy and methodology for presentation;
    2. Prepare agenda, course outlines and materials.

Outputs: agenda, course curriculum

  1. Prepare workshop material
    1. Prepare standard materials for participants, such as handouts, props, guidebook, etc
    2. Develop the list of equipment and materials necessary for carrying out the training.

Outputs: training material, workshop guidebook, handouts and other materials

  1. Design Interactive Exercises
    1. Design a range of realistic interactive exercises, including “hands-on” practice of skills, to support course content and objectives;
    2. Prepare instructions, role descriptions and other materials.

Outputs: instructions, role descriptions and other materials

  1. Act as lead facilitator throughout the workshop
    1. Ensure that in-house rules such as schedule, breaks, timeliness etc are understood and adhered to;
    2. Coordinate day-to-day activities of the workshop, including briefing, supporting and coordinating other workshop resource persons;
    3. Facilitate and lead group discussions and run exercises as per material.
    4. Establish and maintain a learning atmosphere characterized by openness, mutual respect and fun;
    5. Facilitate a final session designed to evaluate participant learning in the course, and/or collect participant evaluation input relating to the course.

Output: successfully conducted workshop

Timeline, location and reporting line

  • The ToT will take place between mid-September 2018 and December 31, 2018 – exact dates to be defined with the selected consultant/company. This includes a number of days for the preparation of the ToT, agenda setting, etc.
  • The ToT will take place in Brussels and be conducted in English.
  • The consultant/company will report to Alexandra Makaroff, Partnership Manager


  • At least 10 years of extensive experience in facilitating trainings, with a specialization in the training of trainers;
  • Proven experience in designing workshops that are practical and participatory;
  • Skills in designing course curriculum and training materials, using adult learning techniques;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in training international organisations staff;
  • Fluency in English required.


Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Proposal on how the consultant would propose to develop the deliverables, including number of days and timeline
  • Examples of training/information packages previously developed by the applicants are welcome
  • Financial proposal with a breakdown by daily fee.

Applications should be sent by 24 August, 4pm Brussels time, to Celine Dawans at [email protected]. If you have any query, please contact Ms. Dawans in writing at the same address.

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