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Human Rights Trainers NGO Information
Contact Name Jiyan HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Whole Iraq
Job Shift
Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours On Call
Posted 2022-11-24
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 10
Published Date 2022-11-24
Deadline Date 2022-12-18
[Erbil,Iraq ]

Call for offers/Terms of Reference:

Human Rights Trainers


Training human rights activists and civil society organizations to advocate for human rights and peaceful coexistence in Iraq and Syria

(Establishment of trainers’ pool for three years)




  1. Background

The region has witnessed large-scale violence and terror caused by a range of armed forces and groups. Previously diverse societies today are often divided by ethnic, religious, or other rifts. Human rights violations – including forced migration, torture, and sexualised violence – are committed by different actors.

Since 2005, Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights works in (Northern) Iraq and in Syria supporting those that struggle for human rights on different levels. This includes activities of a wide range, from assisting human rights defenders, the re-creation of dialogue between different societal groups, to lobbying on governmental and international levels.

For this end, we are looking to identify potential trainers for current and upcoming projects. Trainees can include community-based groups, health and law professionals, school and university students and teachers, governmental representatives, and others.


  1. Rationale

For the Jiyan Foundation, human development is based on international human rights standards. Under a human rights-based approach, plans, policies and processes of development are anchored in a system of rights and corresponding obligations established by international law. This helps to promote the sustainability of development work, empowering people themselves to participate in policy formulation and holding accountable those who have a duty to act.


  1. Objectives of the trainings

The overall objective of the trainings rests on the application of the principles and tools related to a human rights-based approach. Training participants will acquire and broaden theoretical knowledge with a focus on practical skills regarding to HRBA as well as professional competencies to apply HRBA to development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. More specifically, the training will:

  • Introduce participants to the rights-based approach to development;
  • Deepen participants’ understanding in the principles, practices and policies of a rights-based approach to development;
  • Expose participants to existing tools, to facilitate the use of rights-based approaches in development objectives;
  • Develop participants’ skills in using rights-based approaches in planning, implementing, and evaluating projects and programs through practical exercise of integrating RBA principle in different stages of project in the training.


Expected Scope of Work:

Training modules normally last 1-4 days. Trainings are to be conducted either in-person or online, depending on context and situation.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Competencies, Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • BA in law, social science, or another relevant field;
  • Proven related experience in facilitating trainings, workshops, and similar activities. Experience in working with community-based organisations is an asset;
  • Extensive knowledge on human rights, including the debate on the universality of human rights;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated consideration of cultural diversity and gender issues;
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English language. Ability to provide trainings in Arabic and/or Kurdish will be considered an asset.
How To Apply

Deadline and submission of expression of interest:

All interested individuals kindly submit the following documents by 18 December 2022 to the following email address (

  • Expression of interest outlining how the trainer/facilitator meets the selection criteria and their understanding of this ToR.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) outlining relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Outline of trainer’s thematic focus topics.
  • A summarized description of the scope of work and the intended methodology to be used as well as a tentative work plan including activities and time frames.
  • Names and contacts of three recent professional references (previous engagements) for whom similar work has been conducted, including description of training participants.
  • Information about ability to travel in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and if possible, Syria.
  • Itemized financial proposal (training, travel, preparation, follow-up).


Evaluation and Selection Process

Jiyan Foundation will evaluate the offers after the end of the application deadline. Applicants will receive a reply in January 2023. Short-listed trainers or training companies may be asked for a formal presentation prior to the final selection.

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