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Training facilitator
United Nations Environment Programme UNEP

 Vacancy No: UNEP-2019
 Training facilitator:
 Training facilitator:
 Grade Level: UNOPS LICA output-based contract
 Supervisor: Under the overall supervision of the chief UNEP /Policy and Programme Division/Crisis Management Branch, and the guidance of the Country Programme Manager UNEP Sudan, the consultant shall report directly to and take guidance from the NRMP-2 project manage
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: The duty station will be Khartoum. The consultant is required to convene the training workshops in East Darfur state capital El Daein
 Duration: The total duration of this consultancy will be 7 working days including the development of the training materials and submission of the training workshop reports
 Closing Date: 07 Dec 2019


In January 2017, the European Union signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the implementation of the project “Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme in East Darfur” In three additional localities in east Darfur. Accordingly, in February 2017, UNOPS signed a contribution agreement with UN Environment to jointly implement the above-mentioned project including ZOA who is leading a consortium of NGOs. UNOPS is the lead agency for this programme.

The project overall objective is to contribute to improved livelihoods and poverty alleviation of conflict-affected populations in East Darfur.  The project purpose is to ensure that the natural resources are more sustainably and productively used by the population of the three localities in East Darfur. Special attention will be paid to water, land and forest resources through delivering three results, namely:

  1. Policies guiding the use of natural resources are analysed, NRM forum supported in reviewing, formulating and implementing NRM policies at state or locality levels, institutional capacities strengthened for meaningful implementation of NRM policy in East Darfur state.
  2. Water infrastructure; 3 new water structures providing sustainable and conflict free supply.
  3. Improved local level access to knowledge and technology needed for sustainable and productive livelihoods.

Project Description

The natural resources Policy framework has been officially approved by the state legislative council as an act in June 2018. The Act is called “Council act for coordination and management of natural resources policies in east Darfur-2018”. The East Darfur Wali has issued a decree to establish the membership of the council in August 2018. The council members in their first meeting have elected a chairperson, a deputy and a secretary general.

The CCMNRP has developed its workplan as well as its capacity building plan and the later plan includes trainings and study tours among which the strategic planning training workshop is one. These trainings contribute to the institutional and community capacity building plan which UNEP is supporting contributing to the deliverables of result one of the NRM project.


The goal of the strategic planning training is to empower the council members who are the current and future champions in the natural resources sectors as well as in the communities, to get acquainted with the major parts of a strategic plan and how to develop a sound strategic plan.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Train 30 participants who are members of the council for coordination and management of natural resource policies in East Darfur in strategic plan development with the view to:

  • Support the proper establishment and operationalization/functioning of the CCMNRP in East Darfur 
  • Contribute to the institutional capacity building of natural resource sectors in East Darfur.
  • Support the capacity building of the members of the CCMNRP from both NRM institutions and communities
  • Familiarize the council members with principles and tools of conducting strategic planning in East Darfur
  • Build a base for coordinated and joint strategic planning among natural resources sectors in East Darfur.

Topics to be covered by the training

       In a fully participatory process discuss with the council members (the participants) the major elements of strategic plan.

  • Mission, vision, and aspirations.
  • Core values.
  • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  • Objectives, strategies, and operational tactics.
  • Measurements and funding streams.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Produce detailed methodology plan for the training and share it with UNEP for final approval
  • Produce the training materials to cover the main topics as explained above in close discussion with the UNEP project team for approval.
  • Conduct the three days training workshop on strategic planning with relevance to natural resources management.
  • Produce and submit the training workshop report including a section on participants evaluation of the workshop.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum Level of Education Required

A master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, development planning, NRM, and related subjects.

Work Experience and Expertise

  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of training and the field of economics, development planning, and NRM.
  • Sound understanding of development planning, NRM, at state and national level in Sudan. 
  • Good understanding of the economic, political and social context in East Darfur is highly preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills (English and Arabic).

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