Violence & Abuse Prevention and Caring for Child Survivors Training Consultant - Tenders Global

Violence & Abuse Prevention and Caring for Child Survivors Training Consultant

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CARE International-Iraq



CARE Iraq, in collaboration with The Lotus Flower, initiated a joint project on May 1, 2023, to address the protection needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in informal settlements. This project emphasizes risk mitigation and response enhancement, with a significant focus on protecting all groups within four IDP communities in Duhok governorate.

Location of training: Duhok,


  • The primary objective of this consultancy is to deliver training sessions on three key topics:
    • Consent: Explaining the concept of consent and its proactive role in preventing sexual violence within the IDP communities. Participants will also learn how to teach children about sexual abuse, emphasizing the rule that nobody should touch them without their consent. Through interactive discussions and scenarios, attendees will learn how to communicate the concept of consent effectively with children. Participants will also receive practical tips to share with children when teaching them about consent.
    • Bystander Intervention: Introducing the concept of bystander approaches with the goal of empowering individuals to intervene safely when witnessing instances of intimate partner violence and/or violence against women and children, tailored to fit the Iraqi context. Given the sensitivity of this approach and in accordance with do no harm principles, survivor and bystander safety should be prioritized when designing the training. The approach has to be tweaked to ensure safety, and the focus should be on safe referrals as a form of intervention, fostering a community-wide commitment to prevention.
    • Caring for Child Survivors: Providing case workers with essential skills for the effective and sensitive care of child survivors of sexual abuse.

Important to note: All training sessions should  be delivered based on globally recognized standards and evidence-based training manuals, carefully tailored to suit the unique cultural and contextual nuances of Kurdistan, ensuring maximum effectiveness and relevance for the target audience. For example:


The training participants will include staff from Lotus Flower and CARE as well as representatives from local authorities.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will develop training materials and deliver interactive sessions on each topic, tailored to the specific needs and context of IDP communities in informal settlements: Derbon, Sije, Khanka and Sharya.
  • Each training session should include:
    • Presentation of key concepts and definitions.
    • Case studies and real-life scenarios relevant to the target audience.
    • Interactive exercises and group discussions to reinforce learning.
    • A women only and men only sessions when needed
  • The consultant will ensure cultural sensitivity and inclusivity throughout the training delivery process.


  • Development of comprehensive training materials for each topic, including presentations, handouts, and case studies.
  • Conducting interactive training sessions on consent, bystander intervention, and caring for child survivors.
  • Provision of post-training resources and support materials, such as guidelines and toolkits, to aid in the implementation of learned skills and knowledge.


  • The consultant will employ participatory and experiential learning techniques, including role-plays, group discussions, and storytelling, to engage participants and facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Training sessions will prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment for participants to share experiences and ask questions.

Expense of the training:


  • CARE will cover travel costs of participants, and venue, refreshments, lunch, and any other relevant costs associated with training delivery.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

The consultant should have:

  • Relevant post graduate degree in social sciences (i.e. psychology or social work)
  • At least 5 years of proven professional experiences in Child protection, violence against women and children, including knowledge of trauma-informed approaches.
  • Proven track record as a technical trainer, at least three years of experience as a trainer, corporate training specialist, or in a related role focused on topics related to violence against women and children, including knowledge of trauma-informed approaches.
  • Knowledge of modern training techniques and tools, familiarity with current training methodologies, tools, and technologies, particularly in the context of Child protection (Care for child survivor) and violence against women and children.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to speak confidently in Arabic, English and Kurdish to effectively engage diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skill, demonstrated ability to manage training schedules and content efficiently, ensuring smooth and effective sessions.
  • Proven ability to deliver clear and compelling training content, with strong presentation and material delivery skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding and in-depth knowledge of social norms and practices in the Iraqi region, particularly in KRI, to provide accurate and context-specific information during training.
  • Interpersonal and observational skills: Strong interpersonal skills to assess and respond to trainee needs, providing supportive and constructive feedback during training session.
  • Strong expertise in violence prevention, especially violence against women and children and child protection.

How To Apply

Submission Instructions:

Applicants should send their application (CV, Training Agenda, and financial offer to [email protected] by 18th June 2024 at the latest. Regrettably, applications received after this date will not be considered. 


-CARE has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and child abuse. CARE takes all concerns and complaints about sexual harassment, exploitation and sexual abuse as well as child abuse by CARE staff and related personnel very seriously. CARE International has therefore drawn up the CARE International Safeguarding Policy on Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse, and Child Abuse CARE staff and its related personnel must adhere to CARE’s core values which are Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality, and Excellence

-For any inquiries regarding this position, please contact CARE Iraq HR Manager through [email protected]

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