LEGS Regional Training of Trainers 14th to 19th March, 2016
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock-based livelihood interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. The LEGS handbook was first published in April 2009 with the second edition published in 2015, and a series of Training of Trainers (TOT) courses are being rolled out worldwide.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is hosting a LEGS TOT in Addis Ababa, from 14th to 19th March 2016, for its staff and partner organisations. There are a few additional places free on the course and hence applications are being invited from people based in Addis Ababa.
What is a LEGS Trainer?
On completion of the training of trainer 6 day course (ToT) trainees will become ‘LEGS Trainers’, and will be equipped and available to carry out the 3-day LEGS Training Course in their own country or region. They will have spent 3 days being trained on the LEGS approach and 3 days being trained in adult learning and how to train others in the LEGS approach.
They will facilitate 2 courses after their training in response to the request of organizations that need training in LEGS. Successful candidates who are currently employed will therefore present a letter from their employer confirming acceptance that they will be able to carry out two LEGS trainings. (See Annex 1 for examples of LEGS training scenarios).
Who should apply to a LEGS TOT?
Applications are encouraged from NGOs, government agencies, international agencies and individual consultants. The selection criteria for participation in the TOT Training are as follows:
- Experience of delivering participatory training courses
- Livelihoods or livestock experience in emergencies
- Commitment to carry out LEGS Training Courses at least twice a year on demand
- Commitment from employer (where applicable) to release Trainer to carry out LEGS Training Courses at least twice a year as required, in addition to any internal trainings that may be carried out [terms of release to be negotiated between the employer and the commissioning organisation]
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Familiarity with LEGS (experience of applying LEGS in the field desirable)
- Familiarity with Sphere (desirable)
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank will cover the cost of the ToT trainers, hire of venue and training materials. Participants are required to cover their travel costs to reach the venue, and their full board accommodation for 6 days. Application forms should be returned to the LEGS Project (email@example.com) by 5th February 2016.
The application form can be downloaded from here.