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Consultant – Careers


Better World Organization for Community Development

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8 Days


Better World Organization for Community Development is a humanitarian and non-governmental organization established on 24th May 2017 in Kurdistan/Iraq. Independent and non-profit that works to advocate for peace and coexistence in the community and improve social, psychosocial and economic situation of people. The organization is focusing on women through projects which ensure protection and empowerment for them.

Project Code: CARE Iraq funded by BMZ
Project Name: “Strengthening Women’s Rights Movements on the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in three fragile contexts “.
Service Offer Code: BWOSO-23-02
Offer Number: BWOSO-23-02-05

Service Description
Service Name: Consultant
Service Description: Working as a consultant with ten of the NGOs in Mousel. Helping them to review, develop the existing policies and/or add the missing ones.
Duty Station: Mosul
Target Area of Project: Ninewa
Duration: 8 days (To be finished in a month)
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Position: Consultancy -Advocacy Strategic Planning Training and Strategic Plan Development
We are seeking a qualified and experienced consultant to lead a 4-day training on Advocacy Strategic Planning and to develop a unified Advocacy Strategic Plan for 10 local women-led organizations in Ninewa governorate, Iraq. This consultancy is part of the “Strengthening Women’s Rights Movements on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Three Fragile Contexts” project, funded by CARE through GIZ and implemented by three local partners BWO, WEO, and BWA.

Project Introduction

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda recognizes gender equality and women’s participation as key rights in conflict prevention, peace processes, and post-conflict rehabilitation. The 2000 United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on WPS acknowledged the disproportionate impact of conflict on women, as well as the necessity of women’s voice and leadership in peacebuilding, security, and recovery initiatives. Since then, the Security Council has adopted nine further resolutions to expand the WPS agenda, and civil society and women’s rights movements have rallied around these mechanisms as a vehicle for achieving and maintaining peaceful and stable societies.

            Hence, this project came to strengthen the capacity of 10 local women’s rights organizations (WROs) in Ninewa Governorate, link them with other groups and existing networks, and help them to make their voices heard to influence the WPS agenda and set the priorities and enabling access of all women’s groups and excluded women and girls who, due to lack of capacities, such as training, finances, knowledge or experience, feel hesitant to participate.

One of the activities the project aims to accomplish in 2024 is to conduct a 4-day training on Advocacy Strategic Planning and to develop a unified Advocacy Strategic Plan for those 10 local NGOs. The plan has to be based on the data from the current WPS national plan plus data from FGD sessions conducted with 200 women and girls in the region. This Strategic Advocacy Plan will be the base for those 10 NGOs to conduct initiatives from the second half of this year to the first of the coming one hence the advocacy strategic plan has to be realistic and applicable right away.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Design and deliver a 4-day training program on Advocacy Strategic Planning for participants from 10 local NGOs. The training should cover the following topics:
  • An overview of advocacy and its importance in advancing women’s rights and its role in the WPS agenda
  • What is advocacy and all the different used terms and their definitions
  • Strategic Planning Basics
  • Advocacy Strategies and Tactics (such as lobbying, campaigning, coalition building, media advocacy, public awareness campaigns, and grassroots mobilization).
  • Message development.
  • Context analysis
  • Stakeholders mapping
  • The 8 necessary steps of advocacy developed by Cordaid.
  • Presentation on the results of the sessions with women and girls.
  • Presentation on the status of the national plan of the WPS agenda of Iraq.
  1. Facilitate discussions to develop a unified Advocacy Strategic Plan based on the input and needs of the participating organizations.
  2. Draft an Advocacy Strategic Plan document in light of data from sessions of FGDs conducted by those NGOs in 2024 and the national plan for Ninewa gov, ensuring it aligns with the project goals and objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Proven experience in designing and delivering training programs on Advocacy Strategic Planning, preferably in the context of women’s rights and peace-building initiatives.
  2. Expertise in facilitating participatory workshops and discussions to gather input from diverse stakeholders and develop consensus-based plans.
  3. Strong analytical and writing skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information into clear and actionable strategic plans.
  4. Knowledge of the women, peace, and security agenda, as well as the socio-political context of Ninewa governorate, Iraq.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  6. Facilitation and training skills and techniques.

How to Apply:

The consultancy is expected to be 10 days completed within one month, starting in July.  Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and approach to the tasks, and a sample of a previous Advocacy Strategic Plan developed by them. Applications should be sent to [] by [End of May]. We encourage applications from qualified individuals, especially those from underrepresented groups, to contribute to our efforts in advancing women’s rights and peace-building in fragile contexts.