Consultancy (Expression of Interest for Capacity Building Experts/Professionals)

Oxfam , Azerbaijan
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Job Summary

Job Description

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.



This call for Expression of Interest relates to a new advocacy and social accountability funding

mechanism of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) called Education Out Loud (EOL)

 EOL is the largest fund in the world dedicated

to supporting capacity building of civil society and enhancing their engagement in education policy

processes. It is funded by GPE and managed by Oxfam IBIS as the grant agent.


The overall Goal of Education Out Loud is: Enhance civil society capacity to further GPE 2020 goals in

learning, equity, and stronger systems, by improving the participation of civil society, their efforts to strengthen

*advocacyandtoensuretransparencyandincreased**effectiveness* *in* *national* *educational* *policy* *and*

implementation processes

Education Out Loud has three objectives namely:

  1. Strengthen national civil society engagement in education planning, policy dialogue and
  2. monitoring;
  3. Strengthen civil society roles in promoting the transparency and accountability of national
  4. education sector policy and implementation; and
  5. Create a stronger global and transnational enabling environment for national civil society
  6. advocacy and transparency

The Learning Agenda

Education Out Loud has a specific focus and interest on learning and capacity building of CSOs.

The Learning Agenda approach aims at supporting grantees in developing organizational,

thematic and advocacy competences through capacity building, learning and adaptive

management to enhance relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of program interventions. As part

of the capacity building agenda, each grantee has developed a learning plan which outlines its

learning needs and objectives and now require experts/learning partners to facilitate the learning

process. The Learning Partner will be responsible for designing and delivering capacity building

initiatives derived from the grantees learning plans. The pre-qualification is for the period 2020-

Dec 2021.


The delivery of capacity building plans/initiatives will be done through two approaches;

  1. Online, electronic, digital delivery- the learning partner will use technology such as zoom,
  2. skype, teams, GoToMeetings, video conferencing to delivery capacity building
  3. initiatives to groups of grantees
  4. Physical/face to face delivery - in instances where it is completely necessary and it is not
  5. possible to use online delivery approach, the learning partner may travel to the country
  6. where grantee is resident and deliver face to face capacity building

Required qualification/competencies:

  • Demonstrate strong experience of working with CSOs, including alliances, coalitions and

community-based civil society actors.

  • Demonstrate strong expertise in relevant thematic or organizational fields.
  • Presentation of strong grounding in the global South.
  • Capacity to work in relevant languages as per grantee needs especially English, French and
  • Portuguese.
  • Capacity to work with the human rights approach, differentiated analysis and gender


  • Demonstrate experience of working in conflict or fragile contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and experience of working with an adaptive learning
  • agenda and participatory adult learning.
  • Demonstrated expertise, competence and experience in conducting capacity building


  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in use of Information Communication

Technology (ICT) to deliver capacity building initiatives.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting trainings.

The call

Oxfam IBIS therefore invite application from expert organizations or institutions (NGOs, INGOs, Academic/Research, Consultancies etc.) who will act as Learning Partners (LPs) to support capacity building of Grantees/Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the West and Central Africa (generally Francophone and Lusophone/Portuguese speaking African countries). Specifically, the capacity building support will be provided to Grantees in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Applicants may apply to provide capacity building in one country or in a collection of countries depending on their location and resource capabilities. Applicants should use the EOI Applications template, which can be found in the uploaded Call for Expression of Interest PDF Document.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our  are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.