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Project Title: ArtXchange
Location: Online and Nairobi (Kenya)
Duration: Open retainer contract – 6 months
Reports to: ArtXChange Project Manager
Objective: Storytelling Facilitator CISP is the lead agency of a consortium of partners implementing a multi-year and multi-country EU-funded project entitled ArtXchange “Connecting creative youth in Africa and Europe”, aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue, collaboration and exchange among youth professionals from the creative sector in Kenya, Somalia and Europe. CISP is seeking a qualified Consultant to provide high quality Story Telling trainings both online and in person (Nairobi – Kenya).
Project/Department _ Intervention Logic:
Overall Project Objective: To enhance inclusion, empowerment and connection for youth in the creative sector in Africa and Europe.
Specific Project Objectives: To support young creative professionals, CSOs and organizations, by promoting collaboration, capacity building and exchanges in Kenya, Somalia, Italy and Sweden.
Relevant Project Result Areas:
Increased access to capacity and skills development opportunities for youth and youth-led organizations in the creative sector in East Africa.
Increased access for young creatives in East Africa to professional networks/ platforms, job and market opportunities in the creative sector locally and internationally.
Promoted intercultural dialogue and inclusion through co-production of innovative and impactful creative events and projects by and for youth in East Africa and Europe.
Objective of the Assignment:
-To create a story telling program based on the priorities and targets of the project.
-To create an online program accessible for the creative youth selected, coming both from AU and EU countries.
-To facilitate and moderate the storytelling workshop, focused on the writing and performances skills of the participants.
-To not only teach technical skills but also blend other important topics and project objectives, such as: self-development, career development, diversity, dialogue and exchange.
-To enhance knowledge sharing and collaborations opportunities.
-To facilitate dialogue on the use of art and culture to express ideas, influence opinion and affect change in society.
The consultant will be required to work with CISP to successfully deliver on these activities. The scope of the work will be to facilitate a 4-days story telling workshop and to compile a report outlining the workshop’s proceedings, including practical recommendations which can be used by the team in the future. Secondly, the consultant will be involved in the planning and implementation of an artist’s residency in Nairobi, Kenya. (Availability for the in-person residency in the Country, is a necessary requirement to access the job consultancy in object).
Timeline / availability requirement:
• Online workshop – September/October 2021
• Nairobi workshop – January/February 2022
The consultancy assignment is expected to take a maximum of 14 days (4 days preparation, 2 days pre-testing and planning, 4 days training, 2 days reporting) + 2 days planning and discussion of the in-person Residency.
The consultancy assignment of the in-person residency is expected to take a maximum of 26 days.
Consultancy delivery methodology:
• The workshop will be conducted over Zoom over four days with a maximum of 20 participants.
• The facilitator will engage participants before the training to be able to tailor the training (pre-workshop questionnaire).
• The program will require online presence and individual off-line works.
• The trainers must have the capacity to create a safe and conducive space for creation, actively engaging the participants.
• The trainer will follow CISP MEAL procedure (pre and post questionnaires, feedback forms).
The Programme needs to be open to creatives with different levels of experience.
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