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Peer-to-Peer Learning Consultant

Peer-to-Peer Learning Consultant

Terms of Reference


The Somali Dialogue Platform (‘The Platform’) is a policy dialogue and facilitation initiative, managed by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), that responds to the need to support more collaborative, productive, and inclusive political processes that can transform Somalia’s political settlement. The Platform seeks to create dialogue spaces genuinely trusted and led by Somalis, where they can confidently address past conflicts and grievances and collaborate to resolve fundamental differences in their governance ideas. The Platform delivers these activities across a range of thematic areas including, National democratization, Security architecture, Fiscal federalism and resource-sharing, and Distribution of judicial and executive authority. In addition, the Platform also works on cross-cutting issues such as encouraging women’s political participation and public engagement in political processes.

The platform seeks to facilitate peer-to-peer learning across its partners with the aim of fostering knowledge sharing and exchanges between Somali-led organisations working on Somalia’s political settlement through research, analysis and engagement. To that end, the Platform (in partnership with Somali-led partners).


The objective is to develop and implement a peer-to-peer learning program that focuses on training in local partner organizations.

Scope of Work:

  • Conduct a needs assessment: Evaluate the existing skills and knowledge of the employees of the Platform partner, to identify their strengths as well as areas where they need to improve their skills or knowledge.
  • Develop and implement peer-to-peer learning workshops: Based on the needs assessment, develop a program for peer-to-peer learning with a focus on operations, finance, research and engagement. The program should be tailored to the specific needs of the partner organizations and include at least two learning workshops. Define the agenda for the learning workshops and facilitate learning workshops in partnership with the Platform and its core partners. This may involve delivering the trainings in person in Mogadishu.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the program: Once the training programs have been delivered, work with the Platform’s Monitoring and Evaluation Lead to evaluate the effectiveness of the training workshops. This may involve conducting assessments or surveys to measure the impact of the training.


  • A report on the needs assessment of platform partners
  • A peer-to-peer learning program that is tailored to the specific needs of Platform partner
  • A report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training programs in improving the skills and knowledge of participants.


The project should be completed within a timeframe of 12 months.


The budget will be determined by the Platform Leadership Team and will be based on the scope of work and deliverables outlined in this TOR.

Proposal Submission:

Interested training consultants should submit their proposals, including a detailed plan on how they intend to meet the objectives outlined in this TOR, along with their  CVs indicating qualifications and relevant experience to  by 23 August 2023.