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Thriving Futures Trainers and Facilitators OPEN CALL

May 2024

Legado is growing our Global facilitation team— join us!

Seeking passionate and experienced community facilitators who are driven to support local and Indigenous communities as leaders of change. Hiring part time (with possibility to grow to full time) team members who are excited to co-create holistic climate justice via Legado’s Thriving Future model. Note up to 65% of LOE will be focused on site with our programs in Africa, Latin America, and beyond.

Organization Overview

Legado is a women-led, global nonprofit that works alongside local and Indigenous communities in places important for biodiversity (Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, and growing) to ensure they have the tools, resources, and partnerships they need to design and implement solutions of their choosing that benefit both their communities and landscapes—an outcome we call Thriving Futures. 

We are a social change non-profit with a team of individuals driven to create a paradigm shift and committed to the systems change work to get it done. Our work centers on legacy, it supports 360° Community-Led Change, and creates Thriving Futures. Please visit our website to learn more.

Position Overview

We are currently hiring for two positions on our global facilitation team:

  • 1 new team member will work 90% with our Africa-based partnerships
  • 1 new team member will work across our global partnerships with 40% Africa-based  

Both new team members will serve as co-facilitators for workshops and trainings across Legado’s partnership sites. These roles include a myriad of training, facilitation, and cross-organization program integration. Additional remote and on site work includes conducting training sessions, developing lesson plans, providing support to team members, overseeing meeting logistics, and support in measuring the program’s success. These team members will work collaboratively with Legado and our partners local and international teams. 

We are seeking new team team members who are either: 

  • Early career to join as associate facilitators 
  • More senior facilitators/program designers as programming leads. 
Position Details

Types of Hire: Long Term Contractors: hiring for African National team and Global Team

LOE: Part-time at start, estimate of 100 days/year with potential to grow to full time

Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs and Director Strategy and Integration 

Coordinates with: Chief Programs and Partnerships Officer, Program Managers, and Thriving Futures Program Trainer

Location: Up to 65% travel to Legado program sites + desk based work in country of origin

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities
  • Co-lead the creation and implementation of program activities such as community workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and more. 
  • Support Thriving Future program integration into other organizations
  • Develop curriculum and facilitation tools
  • Deliver training sessions
  • Assess the effectiveness of training programs
  • Provide continuous support
  • Provide constructive feedback and encouragement
  • Collaborate on data analysis and adaptive management 
  • Assist in planning the delivery of programs in accordance with the mission and the goals of Legado
  • Support in developing new initiatives in collaboration with the team to advance the strategic direction of the organization
Qualifications
  • Facilitation/Programs Experience—Both positions require a minimum of 5 years experience facilitating community-based programming.
  • Organizational Skills— Exceptional organizational skills and proactive working style. This work is dynamic and will include the collaborative development of curriculum and facilitation tools, facilitation of community workshops and mentoring groups for personal and collective leadership, monitoring of action plans based on priorities defined with the communities, meetings with partners, and more. 
  • Education background—Bachelor’s degree required. If interested in a more senior role, a Master's degree is required. (Note, at Legado we know that lived experience is as valuable as educational credentialing, thus even if you feel you don't have the precise qualifications listed we encourage you to apply).
  • Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment—Experience utilizing a variety of software and technologies to succeed including Google Apps.
  • Languages—Fluency in English required, fluency in Swahili and other languages spoken in Eastern and Southern Africa ideal for the role focused on Africa-based partnerships.

Interested?

To apply, please send:

  1. A cover letter expressing interest and a description of relevant experience. The cover letter should also detail why you think a holistic approach is needed to create systemic change
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. The names and contact information of two or more references

Applications should be emailed to Jennifer Garlick (jennifer@legadoinitiative.org) by June 25, 2024.