The Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF) was established in 2007 to restore trust and confidence amongst diverse communities. In facilitating processes of dialogue and consultation the DCPSF will explore and address the root causes of conflict and encourage reconciliation across ethnic, tribal and political divides.
The DCPSF operates through partners in the three states of Darfur. These partners include INGOs, UN agencies and NNGOs. DCPSF programmes are both founded and focus on conflict sensitive approaches. As part of this the DCPSF aims to engage Darfurians in shaping a common understanding of peace building in Darfur.
The DCPSF is administered by a Technical Secretariat that is responsible for monitoring and evaluating partners programmes. One of the primary gaps identified through this process has been the low capacity in peacebuilding skills among DCPSF partner staff. The INGOs rely heavily on national staff to identify conflict issues as well as guiding and implementing the programmes. Through a mapping exercise our partner staff identified the key peacebuilding skills required. The Technical Secretariat therefore intends to engage an experienced trainer to provide intensive training to respond to gaps in knowledge and learning whilst imbuing partner staff with the necessary skills and competencies to mitigate conflict, address conflict and steer communities towards breaking cycles of violence and build trust and confidence. The peacebuilding staff will be trained as Trainers of Trainers (TOT). As such the staff will use the knowledge and impart it to their beneficiaries.
DCPSF intends to offer this training to other stakeholders active at a community level. These might include personnel with UN agencies, civil society, UNAMID and traditional leadership.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Training
  • To impart skills to DCPSF partners and other key peacebuilding stakeholders that will empower them to address conflict issues on ground, with efficiency and in a timely fashion;
  • To create common principles, language and understanding of peacebuilding in Darfur.
  • The trainer is expected to work closely with the Technical Secretariat on the content and training schedule of the training. Specifically he/she will work directly with the DCPSF Peacebuilding Specialist;
  • The trainer will use TOT methodology for approximately 80 participants in three different localities;
  • The trainer will work closely with one of the TOTs from each DCPSF partner organisation to co-train with (as far as it is possible). This will offer opportunity for knowledge transfer to each of the organisations working with DCPSF;
  • The trainer will also organise for the translation of all the training materials into Arabic language;
  • The trainer will use interactive training with the TOT participants, so that the training is experiential;
  • Other methodologies will include discussions, group work, coaching and lecture;
  • The working language with the TOTs will be preferably Arabic.
Specific Outputs of the Expert
  • The trainer will prepare a training agenda/schedule
  • The trainer will develop English manuals, training materials, handouts and readings for the trainees which will then be translated into Arabic in the following topics as identified by DCPSF partners (for approximately 80 participants):
    1. Theories of conflict
    2. Addressing conflict, different approaches to conflict
    3. Facilitation skills for difficult issues
    4. Conflict analysis and assessment tools
    5. Tools for addressing conflict
    6. Conflict resolution skills
    7. Psychosocial peacebuilding initiatives on how to address cycles of violence and build resilience
    8. Monitoring and Evaluating for peacebuilding programs
    9. Care for the caregivers
  • Training of TOTs (DCPSF partners and stakeholders) in the above topics listed;
  • Prepare and deliver a training report within ten calendar days after the training.
Reporting Requirements
  • A full comprehensive training report not to exceed 40 pages and not including attachments. The report will be provided to the Head of the DCPSF Technical Secretariat, Simon Little at and copied to the Peacebuilding Specialist Anne Nyambura at
The report shall be structured in accordance with the following guidelines, and submitted in both soft and hard copy:
  • Cover Page;
  • List of Acronyms;
  • Table of Contents which identifies page numbers for the major content areas of the report; 
  • Executive Summary (2 to 3 pages) should be a clear and concise stand-alone document that gives readers the essential contents of the training report, previewing the main points in order to enable readers to build a mental framework for organizing and understanding the detailed information within the report, and help the readers determine the key results of the training. The Executive Summary should include: the objectives of the training, methodology, key concepts, discussions and recommendations;
  • Methodology: This should describe the strengths and weaknesses of methods used, schedule of activities, smart objectives for the training, concise presentation of the content of the training sessions and of applied methods, including the most important and attractive ideas put forward by the participants on the discussed subjects during group work and evaluation of the training. This section should also address constraints and limitations of the training;
  • Synthesis, Recommendations and Lessons Learned: This is space for the trainer to think through the outcome of the training and make concrete recommendations for future peacebuilding training for DCPSF partners, training improvements/changes, and generally comment on the training results; 
  • Annexes: Evaluation of the training questionnaire, in English and translation; list of participants, TOR, any photos taken, participant profiles and any other special documentation available from the training. 
 UNDP’s obligations
  • Organize for the meeting of DCPSF partners and stakeholders;
  • UNDP will facilitate for the booking of flights and accommodation for the trainer. Travel and Daily Subsistence will be covered by UNDP (outside of Khartoum).
  • The payment of the trainer will be paid in accordance to the UNDP SSA payments rates, based on the candidate’s degree of expertise, qualifications and experience;
  • Payments will be disbursed in one instalment upon submission and approval of all deliverables and certification by the Head of the Technical Secretariat that services have been satisfactorily performed;
  • UNDP will pay DSA to the trainer while in the field (outside Khartoum).
Duration of assignment
  • The training will take place in the Darfur (Nyala, Geneina) and Khartoum over an estimated period of four days per state. An additional 3 days of travelling will be included;
  • The assignment will therefore be for 15 days.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling UN’s values and ethics;
  • Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fair and without favouritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent writing, analytical and summary skills. Have excellent communication skills in English. Excellent knowledge in Arabic is advantageous.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Demonstrates leadership and Self-Management skills

Required Skills and Experience

  • A University degree in Conflict and Peace Studies, International Relations, International Development Studies or related field.
  • Strong background in peacebuilding work;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in conducting similar trainings and consulting in the provision of services with INGOs, UN agencies in conflict or post conflict environments;
  • Have a contextual understanding and background of working in Darfur and or Sudan; 
  • Has ability to work in a team;
  • Is innovative and resourceful, adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and has demonstrated creativity to tailor training will be an asset.
Language Requirements
  • Have excellent communication skills in English. Excellent knowledge in Arabic is advantageous.