Co-Facilitator - Co-Creation Workshops USAID/RDMA Task Order: Wildlife Asia IDIQ

Social Impact
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Feb 10

Position description

Social Impact (SI) is responding to a Service Request from USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) to procure support for the organization of USAID/RDMA co-creation workshops to develop the Activity Description for a second Task Order (TO) under the sole-source Wildlife Asia IDIQ.

The discussions will provide USAID/RDMA, the implementing partner (RTI, the holder of this sole-source IDIQ), and key stakeholders an opportunity to review implementation approaches and strategies, limitations and success factors, management issues, etc. The discussions are currently conceptualized as three half-day workshops taking place over the course of a month. 

Background

In 2015, USAID/RDMA awarded the sole-source USAID Wildlife Asia IDIQ to the consulting company IRG, which was later bought by RTI. The first TO was for approximately $25 million and runs to the end of August 2021. There are four strategic approaches: (1) reducing consumer demand, (2) supporting law enforcement, from the police and customs to prosecutors and the judiciary, (3) building political will, and (4) fostering regional cooperation. 

USAID/RDMA aims to award a second TO, tentatively titled USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife, by June 2021. The second TO will run between 18 and 24 months. The objective is to extend and broaden the biggest successes of Wildlife Asia TO1 while maintaining existing, hard-won relationships with various partners as USAID/RDMA prepares for a larger Countering Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) program, which will be a full and open competition and awarded in mid-2022. 

Through preliminary discussions within USAID/RDMA, including the Front Office, and having reached out to RTI, USAID/RDMA believes that the program, in broad outlines, will focus on the use of Social and Behavior Change Communication techniques to (1) further the “proof of concept” that SBCC techniques can be used to reduce wildlife consumption and (2) build constituencies beyond the consumers of wildlife (e.g., policy makers) for action to prevent wildlife trafficking. This will see a de-emphasis, but not a complete withdrawal, from the strategies of supporting law enforcement and building political will. 

 

About this Role

 

SI is seeking a co-facilitator who is a mid-level international development specialist to work with a Lead Facilitator for this activity. The team will include a Lead Facilitator, a Co-Facilitator, and notetaker(s).

The period of performance is expected to be from February 2021 to early April 2021. The co-facilitator is expected to work remotely. The co-facilitator will assist in organizing and facilitating three virtual co-creation discussions (half-day workshops with associated preparatory and post-workshop conversations and notes) to help the Implementing Partner to be able to develop a full Activity Description for Wildlife Asia TO2.

The co-facilitator will support the Mission in ensuring an evidence-based Activity Description through facilitation and consolidation of diverse knowledge available among multi-disciplinary stakeholders at the Mission as well as all the available knowledge captured by the time of the Activity Description. The Facilitation Team will develop the agendas and plan for logistics prior to each workshop for preparatory consultations/meetings. The team will facilitate a series of workshops among relevant stakeholders aimed at utilizing the knowledge generated thus far and brainstorming for additional knowledge, insights, and perspectives in relation to reducing demand for wildlife.

Workshop documentation will include a report and other dissemination materials as decided in consultation with RDMA, such as PowerPoint slides.

Responsibilities/Tasks 

  1. Collaborate with the Lead Facilitator, SI, and RDMA to design an approach/methodology for the workshop and develop a detailed agenda.
  2. Facilitate workshops (and other meetings as needed before and after the workshops) virtually based on the agreed agenda, workshop objectives, and outputs. 
  3. Assist the Lead Facilitator in coordinating the day-to-day activities of the workshop.
  4. Work with the Lead Facilitator and SI staff to arrange appropriate virtual meeting platform(s) using an interactive and peer-to-peer approach for the workshops, with the option to use presentation as needed. 
  5. Assist the Lead Facilitator in organizing a rolling set of virtual meetings over a 4-6-week period. These may also include sub-group meetings. 
  6. With the Lead Facilitator, present key points of discussions/consensus from the previous day(s), i.e., run of show agenda, to ensure mutual understanding among participants for smooth transitions.
  7. Support RTI and their key partners to develop the draft Activity Description. 

 

Other Responsibilities

· Ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables.

· Contribute to team organization, scheduling, and liaison with the RDMA staff regarding technical aspects of the assignment.

· Assist in preparing materials, documents, and plans for the learning sessions and workshops prior to the workshops.

· Co-facilitate workshops.

 

Anticipated Deliverables

· Agenda, content, and materials of the workshop finalized and approved five business days prior to the workshop. 

· Summary notes of workshop and other rolling meetings provided to all participants by OOB the following day. 

· Workshop Report which includes but is not limited to a summary of workshop events, key discussion points and takeaways, a participant list, and a summary of participant reflections and feedback within one week of the completion of each workshop.

Qualifications

· Either a) PhD + 6 years’ experience or b) MA + 8 years’ experience in a relevant discipline.

· Significant prior experience leading strategy development and facilitating workshops or co-creation activities.

·  Previous work with USAID or USG preferred.

· Must have a good understanding of wildlife trafficking issues in Asia.

· The candidate must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills. 

· Fluency in English, particularly in speaking and writing, is required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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