Request for Proposals | Virtual Capacity Strengthening Workshops Trainer

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Position: Capacity Strengthening Workshops Trainer

Employer: Inter-Council Network (ICN)

Location: Remote

Deadline: December 2, 2022

Start Date: Mid December 2022 – Early January 2023

Employment Type: Contract

Position Level: Mid Level

Daily Rate: $750 – $1000

The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a dynamic network of provincial and regional member-based Councils for International Cooperation committed to social justice and social change. Rooted in communities across Canada and representing nearly 350 international cooperation organizations, the Councils are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. The ICN provides a forum in which the Councils collaborate to improve development effectiveness, learn from each other’s specific skills, and identify common priorities for collective action.

Through this training program, the ICN aims to strengthen the capacity of council members and other international cooperation sector actors to use decolonial, anti-racist and feminist approaches in public engagement. 

The ICN seeks a trainer to deliver training modules on decolonial, anti-racist and feminist approaches in public engagement based on the findings and recommendations from ICN’s Research Project on these approaches. The modules have been developed to facilitate trainings for the ICN’s Capacity Strengthening Program with members of the international cooperation sector in Canada and international partners. The selected trainer will deliver virtual workshops in four/five days. The days will be split into two half days. The trainer will work closely with the provincial councils and the ICN team who will coordinate all logistics, registration, participants and other issues related to the workshops. 

Learning approaches and Materials
The selected trainer should ensure that the workshops are participatory, follow best practices of adult learning and follow the training guide to ensure standardization of content and quality across the country. The selected trainer will use modules developed by Quake Lab in coordination with the ICN. 

The trainer will have: 

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of decolonial, anti-racist and feminist approaches. 
  • Understanding of/training in adult learning principles 
  • Demonstrable experience delivering workshops in an adult learning environment. 
  • Experience facilitating workshops in virtual spaces. 
  • An understanding of public engagement in the context of international cooperation sector 
  • Familiarity with Canada’s international cooperation sector. 
  • Ability to deliver modules in English.

The following number of days are an estimate and may change to accommodate for unforeseen issues. 


Main Deliverables – Online workshop 


Estimated days 


Participate in a training of trainer workshop to go through the modules 


1/2 day 


Prepare to deliver modules  


1 day 


Facilitate online training (in English)  


4 days  


Post training follow-up and evaluation  


1 day 




6.5 days  

How to Apply 
The ICN invites applicants to submit the following information: 

  • A cover letter summarizing the trainer’s experience delivering trainings  
  • A curriculum vitae summarizing relevant experience 
  • Confirmation of availability in the timeframe indicated above, daily rate and estimated number of days 

Please send your application to with the subject line RFP: ICN Capacity Strengthening Workshops Trainer by December 2, 2022. 

The ICN is hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC). 

ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of communities in Atlantic Canada. As such, we strongly encourage people with Indigenous ancestry and members of BIPOC communities to apply. Be sure to self-identify. 

Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.