Vacancy: Training and advice on de-radicalization and countering violent extremism


IMPACT – Civil Society Research and Development e.V., founded in Berlin in 2013, is a non-profit civil society organization with offices in Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Civil society support is the core of IMPACT’s mission through long-term and balanced support to individuals and organizations in the conflict and developed countries. IMPACT main areas of intervention are capacity building, research, peace building and diaspora engagement.


This project aims to develop a sustainable local (sub-national) strategy with an action plan for preventing and countering violent extremism focusing on the reintegration of returnees from camps and detention facilities by involving influential community leaders, such as tribal leaders, civil society organizations, and activists, as well as international donors and NGOs, and local governing bodies in northeastern Syria, in addition to international actors. Through the creation of a committee representing all the above-mentioned actors alongside IMPACT’s local staff. The project will adopt a participatory local dialogue approach led by topic experts focusing on hosting meetings and workshops with relevant stakeholders, such as the Directorate of Displaced Persons and Camps, the Organizations’ Affairs Office, civil councils, partner organizations for reintegration projects, international organizations, and representatives from the civil society and displaced persons. With the aim to enhance the efficiency and accountability regarding the reintegration efforts in NES by creating a channel of communication with the different influential stakeholders, including several departments and officials within AANES, and allowing public oversight through the committee over the implemented release and reintegration processes.


The assignment involves conducting 2-3 days training workshops on de-radicalization and public policies on social reintegration of violent elements.

The consultant will be responsible for preparing and implementing a 2–3-day training workshop on de-radicalization and public policies on social reintegration of violent elements. The training is targeted towards a committee member. The training is aimed to achieve following objectives:

  1. Explore case studies to understand different pathways to radicalization and educate participants on the processes and factors leading to radicalization.
  2. Introduce effective de-radicalization programs and methodologies, share best practices and success stories from existing de-radicalization initiatives.
  3. Examine the role of public policies in preventing and countering radicalization.
  4. Discuss the challenges and barriers to the social reintegration of individuals who have been involved in violent extremism.


  1. Deliver using a blended learning approach and might consist of presentations, interactive sessions of practical exercise and group works.
  2. Practical sessions using individual, or group exercises will be given to participants after each session to make sure that they can apply what they have learnt into practice immediately.

Participatory training methods such as brainstorming, simulation, group discussion and case analysis.


  1. Development of training content and materials in Arabic.
  2. Work with local co-facilitators to ensure smooth training delivery
  3. Conducting pre-training assessments.
  4. Facilitation of interactive training sessions.
  5. Review participants developed product
  6. Post-training follow-up and action plans.
  7. Comprehensive training report submitted within an agreed timeframe.


The training will be online over Google Meet or Zoom platforms.


This is a short-term assignment for individual consultants for a period of 1 week between 15 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 (It will be rescheduled if necessary)

The workload is estimated to encompass 4 days, including 2-3 days dedicated to training delivery. This covers the preparation of materials, receiving and incorporating feedback from the IMPACT team, as well as conducting pre- and post-training assessments, reviewing participants’ products and follow-up sessions.


The trainer/consultant/resource person will:

  1. Sign with IMPACT a consultancy agreement
  2. Discuss and agree with IMPACT on the final training package, content and deliverables.
  3. Design an appropriate process of the training leading to the desired results.
  4. Propose on the most appropriate training methodology for effective delivery of the assignment.
  5. Device the tools required for each session of the training.
  6. Satisfactorily facilitate the training sessions and ensure active engagement of all the participants.
  7. Share relevant training materials and provide any resource materials for further reading and reference by trained staff.
  8. Design a questionnaire for pre and post-test (to be used before and after the workshop) for workshops to gauge the level of understanding of the participants about the topics discussed in the training workshop. Compile and submit quality training report (one soft copy)


The resource person/consultant should possess following qualifications and expertise:

  1. An advanced degree in Political science, Nonprofit Management, or related fields is preferable.
  2. Proven experience in conducting similar trainings, preferably in conflict or post-conflict regions.
  3. Excellent command of Arabic and English.
  4. Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills.


The technical proposal should include but not limited to the following information:

  1. A brief outline of recent experience and client references in carrying out assignments of similar nature (Max. 1 pages)
  2. Detailed description of how the consultant/firm understands and will respond to the ToR including an initial training outline and a time frame.
  3. Curriculum Vitae of trainer.


The financial proposal must contain overall quotation in USD for all the services to be provided and must follow the following:

  1. Summary of the total costs for the services proposed
  2. An itemized breakdown of the costs associated with each training day and each follow-up session.
  3. Any taxes if applicable.


100% of the payment will be released to the trainer after completing the training.

Child safeguarding policy:

IMPACT aims to create an organization that is safe for children but is also aware of the need to keep child protection concerns proportionate and to guard against over-zealous attitudes. Child abuse thrives in closed and secretive atmospheres. IMPACT’s best protection is to create an open and aware culture where people are not afraid to speak about their concerns.

Any employee, consultant, contractor, or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of IMPACT organization must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form and comply with the IMPACT Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of IMPACT’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to [email protected] no later than Jun 20th, 2024, at 00:00 UTC.

  1. Updated CV.
  2. Technical proposal must be signed.
  3. Financial proposal following RFQ form, must be signed.
  4. Conflict of interest declaration form must be signed.
  5. A copy of the ToR must be signed along with supporting documents that demonstrate skills/competencies, otherwise the proposal will not be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.