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    Fahamu seeks consultants

    Expression of interest to develop curriculum for social justice courses

    2010-07-30, Issue 492

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    Fahamu focuses on working with grassroots social movements and organizations that address the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized in society. We do so because we believe that the potential impact of these organizations to create change will enhance participatory democracy and human rights in the Africa.

    Based on our long term needs to support social movements and grassroots organizations, we intend to deliver cutting edge human rights education using a diversity of tools and platforms to strengthen these movements and assist them in creating the change that they seek.

    This has been necessitated by the fact that grassroots social movements and organizations in Africa face a dearth of access to knowledge, information and learning tailored to their needs.
    Within this framework Fahamu has planned to develop courses and training packs that promote competencies in the following themes,informed by a needs assessment with our constituents, trainings alumni and beneficiaries;
    • Movement building and grassroots organizing in Africa
    • Africa-centred advocacy
    • New tactics in human and peoples' rights
    • Sexuality and reproductive health rights

    Objective of the assignment
    Fahamu is looking for consultants to coordinate the curriculum development process for these courses using participatory approaches.

    Scope of work
    Each course curriculum development consultant will be expected to meet the following specific tasks:
    • Plan and conduct a learning needs assessment with Fahamu’s alumni, constituents and partners
    • Analyse and share results of the LNA
    • Analyse and evaluate existing tools and training materials on the course themes by organisations or institutions
    • Draft and share with Fahamu a curriculum development process
    • Manage discussion/planning sessions of the curriculum development committees /partners
    • Coordinate review of the first and second curriculum drafts and incorporate feedback.
    • Facilitate curriculum pre-testing and validation process

    Expected outcomes
    • Curriculum development guide /summary
    • Course curriculum
    • Curriculum development process report

    Consultancy duration
    The assignment is to expected to take 90 days .

    Skills required
    • Advanced university degree in education,social studies, international law and/or human rights;
    • Proven experience in curriculum development; use of adult education methodologies; developing training manuals and engagement in activities of social justice
    • Experience working with and in community based organizations and social movement in Africa.
    • Experience in conducting qualitative research using various methods
    • Excellent oral and written skills in English
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent facilitation skills
    • Be creative and take own initiative
    • Able to work to tight deadline

    Application Procedures

    Interested candidates are expected to send an abstract not exceeding 600 words on how they will manage the curriculum development process and the topics they intend to cover in the specific course.
    The abstract should be sent together with a copy of the C.V to [email protected]

    The deadline of application is 4th August 2010. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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