Facilitators wanted for
BRACED Annual Learning Event: 
Connecting - Collaborating - Creating




Hello <<First Name>>

We found a facilitator and a support team for the Paris Climate Days, and now we are looking for two facilitators and a support team for our next project with BRACED.  As you may know, as part of our work with humanitarian groups, AIN is partnering with a major resilience program called BRACED.  This partnership involves projects for which BRACED is seeking design consultation, facilitation, report writing and content expertise. This is exciting new terrain for AIN.  To learn more about BRACED visit:

For this and all BRACED positions, please submit an application for this position ONLY if you meet these qualifications set by AIN and meet the criteria described for the job (below):
  • Be a current member of AIN, which requires that you have attended a conference within the last three years. This includes the conferences in Berlin, Austin and Montreal.
  • Be currently listed as an AIN Practitioner on our website
  • Be a current member of our Improv for Humanity group on Facebook.

BRACED Annual Learning Event: Connecting – Collaborating – Creating  
February 9-11, 2016, Dakar, Senegal.
Background: The BRACED Annual Learning Event 2016 aims to showcase the best new knowledge and evidence on building resilience to climate and disaster extremes. Bringing together the ‘BRACED family’, comprised of more than 108 organisations known as Implementing Partners, together with the Knowledge Manager, the event represents the coming together of one of the world’s largest resilience programmes. Situated in the embryonic stages of the post-2015 operating environment, the event will support participants to better explore linkages between the different consortia, while creating a platform for sharing new approaches and learning about resilience in the wider sense. The Annual Learning Event (ALE) is specially tailored to the BRACED family, and aims include:
  • Building knowledge & evidence on what works to strengthen resilience
  • Supporting implementing partners to getting research and evidence into use 
  • Amplifying the impact of BRACED beyond our sphere of direct influence.
BRACED Eligibility Criteria: Desired knowledge of facilitators and support team:
  • Knowledge of working in complex partnerships, knowledge related to conflict management, knowledge of adult learning processes, and experience leading reflective learning processes in potentially (politically) sensitive settings
  • Knowledge of climate change, international development and humanitarian issues is a plus
  • Proficiency in French language is a (major) plus 
  • Desired skills/abilities of support team: 
  • Ability to work well within a large team, engage in iterative programme design
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills and experience collaborating and facilitating in cross-cultural settings, specifically with colleagues from in West Africa, East Africa, Myanmar and Nepal
  • Interest and ability to contribute to writing up of an event report, a key output to be published as a BRACED KM publication
  • Ability to work across time-zones (specifically with teams based in the UK and West Africa)
  • Experience with event design
  • Previous work in Asia and/or Africa a plus
AIN undertakes to:
  • Work with team designing the Annual Learning Event programme to help ensure logical flow, coherence between sessions, innovative approaches to learning are featured;
  • Contribute ideas for appropriate participatory exercises that create conditions for audience members to be active contributors in brainstorming, debate and discussion. (This can be in the form of icebreakers, energizers, group reflection exercises).
  • Co-Facilitation of sessions
  • Interviewing participants to inform meta-level learning research
  • Contribute to design and production of final event report, (in English) based on collaborative planning and discussion with the Climate Centre Team 
Desired Number of People: In-person (2). Providing long-distance support, a small team is desirable to encourage sharing of a variety of ideas and proposals. 
Applications by this Sunday, 6 December, please. You will hear whether or not you have been selected during the week of 14 December.
The payment for the job will be approximately £1500 per facilitator, plus travel and accommodation expenses. This fee will be finalized and confirmed when we complete our negotiations with BRACED. 

The selected AIN member will work as independent contractor, not an AIN employee, and will take care of their own tax issues.

To be considered for appointment by our Selection Committee (which, to avoid any conflicts of interest, is comprised of members who are not candidates for this work), please send the following to before the end of 6 December 2015.  Please make sure you meet the criteria for both BRACED and AIN and that you are available during the February 9-11 time frame before submitting an application, which should contain:
  1. Brief CV
  2. Brief paragraph stating why you would be a good candidate for this work. Please address how you fulfill the BRACED eligibility requirements
  3. Knowledge of French:  near zero, conversational, fluent
  4. If you have a specific colleague you’d like to co-facilitate with, please include their name
If you meet the eligibility criteria but are not interested in or available to go to the event as a facilitator, you can also apply, by the same deadline, to be part of the AIN Support Team (perhaps 1 or 2 additional people) for the facilitators, to help prepare our facilitator with great ideas, encouragement and coaching.  This is an important collaborative and learning role, which will also be paid a modest sum.


The AIN BRACED Steering Committee 
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