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Short-term Consultant Training, Uganda & Kenya
Monday, 27 June 2005 00:00

Request for applications: Training Provider for

Increased Support and Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in East Africa


Project Description

The Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale (AVSI)— under the cooperative agreement GPO-A-00-05-00020-00— is starting to implement a 4-year program among the most needy areas of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Building upon past experiences, the on going Distant Support Program and replicating best practices, this program will scale up quality services already offered to 5780 orphans, vulnerable children and their communities through an operative network of 93 local partners. At the end of the program at least 12,000 HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children will be provided with quality services for dignified living conditions, at least 50,000 families, communities and at least 120 local community-based organizations will be assisted in their capacity to care for OVC and to support their growth.


These goals will be met through a two-pronged approach to holistic service provision that is focused on the individual person and his/her needs as well as on supporting direct service providers which are deeply embedded in community settings. The activities and services that will be scaled-up, enhanced or replicated during the life of project have emerged as responsive and appropriate solutions to the concrete situations faced by OVC in these three countries.


Among the activities of the program training and consultations will be provided for individual partners and local networks to address institutional and operational weaknesses and to improve capacity, efficiency and quality.


AVSI is looking for a Trainer of social workers in Uganda and Kenya

Title:                          Trainer of social workers

Code: AVSI/UGA/2005/13

Posting Date: 27/06/2005

Closing Date: 13/07/2005

Duty Station: Uganda and Kenya

Consultancy Description

The Training Consultant will be responsible for designing, implementing and facilitating a training session of at least three days for social workers in each country to improve their capacity to provide services and dealing with vulnerable children.


The training must be designed taking into consideration AVSI’s approach and method based on the five key tenets: i) Centrality of the person; ii) Starting from the positive; iii) Doing with; iv) Development of intermediate bodies and subsidiarity; and v) Partnership.


  1. Training program
  2. Training Materials
  3. Lessons Learned

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a CV in AVSI format and a letter of interest, specifying the expected remuneration, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from June 27 to July11. Include the job title and code (AVSI/UGA/2005/13) in the email subject line. Send requests for an AVSI curriculum vitae format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Time frame

The training session in Kenya is foreseen to be held in the month of July, in Uganda in the month of September.