Invitation to express interest in becoming an Alliance training service provider
About the Alliance
With more than one hundred and fifty member organisations, Scotland’s International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats. Our work facilitates connections across the international development sector to improve impact and effectiveness. Our network has a uniquely global reach, with members working in more than 140 countries with a wide range of specialisms.
About the Alliance’s Effectiveness & Learning Services
The Alliance has a well-established portfolio of Effectiveness & Learning services, which previously focused on organisational development but is increasingly diverse in its focus with the addition of new funding streams. Through the Effectiveness & Learning portfolio of work, the Alliance provides free at the point of access training to its members, to improve the efficiency of member activities across both international development and humanitarian affairs. Last year the Effectiveness & Learning team trained over 250 individuals both in person and online.
The Alliance provides crucial training to member organisations, large and small, to add an international development nuance to training topics such as fundraising, communications and project management; to reflect the complexities, challenges and opportunities of working internationally and often in partnership overseas. The Alliance also provides unique training, designed for organisations based in Scotland and working internationally, such as training about: safeguarding policy development, the safeguarding requirements and reporting processes for the Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR, as well as the transparency requirements of certain development donors to publish to IATI.
With the addition of a new grant to fund the Effectiveness & Learning portfolio, the Alliance is now able to offer more training opportunities across the year, with a particular focus on small civil society organisations. A recent training needs analysis has highlighted member training priorities including: project management/donor management, fundraising, communications, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and safeguarding. The Alliance is committed to providing training workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and outside of the central belt in locations such as Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness. The Alliance is also committed to widening learning opportunities and delivering accessible online training, information sessions and webinars.
How to express your interest in becoming an Alliance training provider
The Alliance is looking to expand its pool of training providers and is seeking experienced international development consultants, consultancies and freelance trainers available to deliver training for Alliance members. If you are interested in being considered as a service provider to develop workshops, face-to-face training sessions, online training or webinars, please submit an expression of interest by Friday 29th May 2020.
Please indicate the following:
Whether you deliver off the shelf or bespoke training methodologies
The topics you provide training on (particular topics/areas of interest include but are not limited to: project management for development, MEL, communications, fundraising, safeguarding, financial management and charity governance)
Your availability and willingness to travel across Scotland e.g. Edinburgh, Glasgow, central belt and out of central belt locations
Your estimated fees for workshop design/delivery and whether travel/expenses are included in your daily fee
Whether you offer a discount on your standard trainer fees for charities, small charities or social enterprises
Your willingness to deliver training via different modalities e.g. face-to-face workshops and training sessions, online training sessions, webinars; and what software you are experienced and comfortable using (Skype, Zoom, GoToTraining, Moodle, Adobe Connect, other)
At least three examples of previous international development clients you have provided training for and whether any clients were members of the Alliance
Your availability to deliver training over the coming year 2020-21 e.g. any pre-existing client commitments or considerations which make particular days or times inconvenient
Please send your expression of interest, your contact details and either your CV, details of any website or LinkedIn profile to the Effectiveness & Learning team via email.
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