Call for Application: Training of Community Champions
Devatop Centre for Africa Development (DEVATOP) commenced implementation of the TALKAM Against Trafficking in Persons (TATIP) project from Jan 2023 through January 2024, which is to contribute to ongoing countering trafficking in persons efforts of the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) program of Palladium in Nigeria, as funded by USAID.
TATIP is to be implemented in Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto states of Nigeria, to stimulate civil society leaders, community leaders, youth, women, journalists, and students at grassroots levels and in urban cities to take strategic action towards tackling human trafficking and harmful practices that make people, especially women and children vulnerable to exploitation. The project will utilize approaches such as Technology, Capacity Strengthening, Private Sector Engagement, Use of Audio-Visual, Community Sensitization, and Case Management, to enhance prevention, accelerate identification and protection of trafficked people, improve responses to reported cases, increase investigation, and strengthen synergy with the private sector.
Training for Community Champions on TIP Awareness, Identification and Reporting
This activity will be focused on strengthening the capacity of 90 participants (from 18 communities across 9 LGAs in 3 States) which include: representatives of local organizations, teachers, survivors, and community leaders as anti-human trafficking champions.
Beneficiaries will be trained on the overview/new trends of TIP, monitoring incidences of TIP within their communities, victims’ identification, documentation, and reporting through TALKAM Platforms (TALKAM App-www.talkam.app, TALKAM Hotline, and TALKAM WhatsApp).
The training will hold in the following states as follows:
In Delta State, 30 champions from six (6) communities across Ughelu South, Pantani, and Warri South LGAs will be trained.
In Enugu State, 30 champions from six (6) communities across Enugu North, Enugu South and Ezeagbu LGAs will be trained.
In Sokoto State, 30 champions from six (6) communities across Binji, Sokoto North, and Sokoto North LGAs will be trained.
To be eligible for the training of community champions, the applicant must:
- Have SSCE as a minimum education qualification.
- Be a citizen of Nigeria,
- Be an indigene or resident, and based in one of the areas as stated above
- Be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2022.
- Have the ability to communicate in English and one other language commonly spoken in the community of residents.
- Have interest/skills and community mobilization.
Be able to attend an in-person training in the respective state of residence by March/April 2023.
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DEADLINE OF APPLICATION FOR TRAINING: March 20, 2023
- All applications will be treated fairly and based on the eligibility criteria, but to ensure gender equity and social inclusion, specific attention will be given based on gender, survivor status, and PWDs status.
- Applications will be reviewed on a roll-in basis.
- Due to time constraints, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.