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Building Capacity to Support the Sudanese Civilians in Ceasefire Service Contract: Terms of Reference (TOR): Prediction of Ceasefire Training

sfcg · 30+ days ago
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1) Assignment Background 

Sudan’s perpetual transition to democratic civilian rule started after the 2019 revolution that ushered in the fall of the Omar al-Bashir regime of almost 30 years. Soon after the establishment of a civilian transitional council in Sudan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized control of the state and dissolved the transitional council. With the help of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by Mohamed “Hemeti” Dagalo, SAF & RSF took control of Sudan from the civilian-led sovereignty council. Since October 2022, civilians, international partners, and the two militaries worked to find an agreeable solution for civilian rule in Sudan. Dynamics quickly shifted as a nearing agreement between the two militaries required the integration of RSF into SAF.  Leading into April 2023, both parties disagreed on the integration timeline and civilian-led transition.

On April 15th, 2023, the city of Khartoum became the epicenter of armed conflict between the SAF and RSF. Both generals launched attacks on each other, with Sudanese civilians caught in the middle of the fighting. With the RSF originating in the Western part of the country and SAF being relegated to the East, Sudan is now fractured by two powerful war parties. Over the last 7 months, over 9,000 people have been killed and over 6 million displaced due to conflict. As fighting continues in Khartoum with constant shelling by armed forces, reports of atrocities in Darfur raise the alarm of potential ethnic cleansing. 

While the war wages on in Sudan, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the African Union, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are all working to establish a ceasefire between SAF and RSF. Ceasefire talks taking place in Jeddah have not resulted in a ceasefire yet, but the latest round of talks beginning in late October 2023 show promising signs. Running concurrently with ceasefire talks in Jeddah is a civilian-led preparatory meeting in Addis Ababa. The dialogues taking place in Addis Ababa brings together Sudanese civilians to unify their voice around a minimum political agenda and peace process. As Sudanese civilians look to participate in the Addis Ababa process, Search for Common Ground looks to strengthen the capacity of those Sudanese women and civilians as they engage in Addis Ababa.

The delivery of the in-person ceasefire training of about 20-22 participants from Sudan traveling to Addis Ababa and separate online sessions for 20 online participants. The training should focus on what tools local people will need to negotiate and monitor ceasefire. This practice-focused training with team-building elements should include ceasefire training materials.

2) Description of Assignment:


    (2.1) Assignment Objective(s)

    Produce and lead a ceasefire negotiation and monitoring training for Sudanese civilians. Giving participants the ability to practice negotiation and ceasefire monitoring skills. 

    (2.2) Training Materials

    A. Guided handbook on ceasefire negotiations and the process for local civilian monitoring and reporting. 
    a. Confidence- and Security-building Measures (CSBMs): including field-level trust-building, joint activities for confidence-building, etc.
    b. Effective Stakeholder Engagement: including communities, field commanders, and civil-military relations.
    c. Conflict Resolution Aspects of CoH: including mediation and de-escalation.

    B. Production of materials for both in-person and virtual training.

3) Target Groups


    Sudanese women and civil society organizations in Sudan and outside of the country, who are likely to  participate in the Addis Ababa political dialogues. Groups will participate in-person or online.

4) Services Required



    (4.1) Craft Materials in Arabic - A coherent handbook that can serve as a didactic reference guide for training participants. The handbook should not just compile the documents, but guide the reader through the materials and be designed to include visual and graphic elements to enhance its user-friendliness. This handbook will be in two parts: one part containing Sudan CoH materials and a second part containing international reference materials. 

    (4.1.1) Delivery of training materials provided in Arabic.

    (4.1.2) In-person Facilitation: Session outline, agenda and content for a 2 day training session detailing the time length of each module session. 

    (4.1.3) Online Facilitation: Session outline, agenda, and content for an online training that matches the content of the in-person training, detailing session breakdown and time length of each module. 

    (4.1.4) Session handouts for future reference of the training for participants. 

    (4.1.5) Clear key substance, take-aways, learning objectives, and adult-learning based training methodologies that emphasize practice and interactive learning over 'frontal lecturing'.

    (4.1.6) Networking opportunities in the in-person and online training for all participants to foster collaboration after the training. 

Ceasefire Training Experts


    Qualifications and skills

  • Substantial track-record of deploying in the context of international or civil wars, peace processes, and post-war transitions in international civilian or military missions. 
  • Outstanding knowledge of international ceasefire, good practice, and experience, including the ability to apply this to concrete cases. A strong track record of working in or with international ceasefire mechanisms is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning and training approaches. Ability to draft high-quality training materials with clear learning objectives, clear transmission of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes, succinct substance, and interactive as well as lecture-based components.
  • Strong skills in lay-out of training and reference materials to accompany training programmes. Ability to translate written materials and concepts into visual and graphic designs that are user-friendly and help training participants absorb knowledge.
  • Relevant university degree, education or career path, or equivalent practical experience.
  • An excellent command of Arabic and English.
  • Knowledge and previous experience in Sudan is an advantage.
This deadline for applications is Friday, December 1, 2024.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 

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Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.

Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.
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Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.
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Dado que la descripción de funciones no puede ser exhaustiva, el titular del puesto puede tener que realizar otras tareas que coinciden en líneas generales con las responsabilidades clave mencionadas.
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