Experts/Trainers on Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Mediation and Negotiation skills

Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy

Title – Experts/Trainers on Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Mediation and Negotiation skills Eligibility – Open to both national and international experts Type – Consultancy Organisation – Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy Location – Remote Duration – Assignment-based

1. Background

The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) is a Danish organisation whose headquarters is based in Copenhagen. Its mission is to support political parties and democracy actors to work towards a more representative democracy through multiparty dialogue and targeted capacity building programs.

Since 2012, DIPD Myanmar has worked with the political parties in the country to support the democratic transition. Our programs focus on strengthening multiparty dialogue, building the capacity, and promotion of inclusion and social cohesion, while ensuring that women, youth and other underprivileged groups are empowered and represented. To fulfil its mission in Myanmar, DIPD has organised multi-party dialogues for representatives of parliamentary political parties to support them in meaningfully performing their roles within their constituencies as well as in the parliament.

Following the coup in February 2021, DIPD’s engagement in Myanmar has transformed to reflect the new realities on the ground. Capitalising on its experience around the globe and recognising that an inclusive multi-stakeholder process is essential to resolve the current political crisis, DIPD is pursuing programs that aim primarily at peacebuilding and social cohesion strengthening through delivery of technical assistance to DIPD’s stakeholders to meaningfully engage in non-violent processes to restore democracy.

Against this context, DIPD is seeking expert/trainer consultants to deliver a series of capacity building activities to strengthen DIPD’s key stakeholders’ skills on 1) conflict analysis 2) stakeholder engagement 3) mediation and 4) negotiation and advanced negotiation as means of non-violent conflict resolution/conflict prevention. The experts/trainers are encouraged to submit their proposal outlining relevant areas of expertise in one or more topics as outlined above.

2. Tasks and responsibilities

The consultant(s) is/are expected to fulfil the following deliverables and work closely with DIPD team throughout the assignment.

1st Deliverable – Produce the training outline upon consultation with DIPD and based on the articulated needs of the target stakeholders. DIPD will be responsible for liaising with the potential target participants.

2nd Deliverable – Based on the consultation with DIPD, the consultant(s) shall produce, modify and finalise the relevant training materials including, but not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, handout, activity sheets, other visual and audio aids…. etc. Finalised materials must be sent to DIPD at least 5 working days prior to the start of the training.

3rd Deliverable – Deliver and lead the training remotely – supported and assisted by DIPD staff. The training methodology should be collaborative, interactive, hands-on, inclusive and participatory.

4th Deliverable – Discuss with DIPD his/her/they observations and recommendations and produce a short report on the way forward.

5th Deliverable (Optional) – Provide coaching and mentoring for the participants if requested.

3. Qualifications

The consultant(s) must demonstrate neutrality, cultural sensitivity and professionalism at all times. He/she/they must possess very strong background in implementing capacity building programs and delivery of technical assistance on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict settings. More specifically,

• At least ten years of professional relevant experience and technical expertise in delivering interactive trainings on relevant subject matter areas to different types of stakeholders is required. • Strong experience in formulation and delivery of trainings in relevant means of non-violent conflict resolution in fragile settings is required • An advanced degree in political science, democracy, governance, social sciences, alternative means of dispute resolutions including mediation, negotiations…etc. or any other related discipline is required. • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. • Proficiency in English is required for the international consultant(s) (translation and interpretation will be provided) or proficiency in Myanmar language is required for the local consultant(s).

How to apply

Application procedure Interested individuals/organisations must submit the following document.

  1. Proposed training outline
  2. Financial proposal indicating detail budget breakdown
  3. Curriculum Vitae with evidence of relevant work experience and education

The documents should be sent via email to [email protected] no later than 19th June 2022.