The International Ranger Federation promotes and support Rangers around the world to ensure that they are more adequately supported and represented. Universal Ranger Support Alliance (URSA) was formed (of which the IRF is a founding member). URSA is an alliance of conservation organisations committed to advancing the professionalization of rangers globally. In July, URSA launched a global action plan to improve ranger working conditions and welfare, while at the same time building trusting relationships with communities and ensuring the responsible conduct, including respect for human rights by rangers.
Under the objective E1. A global code of conduct for rangers is defined and widely adopted, the International Ranger Federation with Support from the Universal Ranger Support Alliance released the first ever Ranger Code of Conduct in April, 2021. Subsequently a guidance note for adoption and explainer videos were launched in July 2021.
The proposed consultancy will support the implementation of the following activities through the development of training material on the IRF Ranger Code of Conduct (CoC) that can be adapted to local contexts by ranger employers, ranger associations and conservation organisations;
i) E1.2 Develop awareness and guidance materials to promote understanding and observance of the code of conduct.
ii) E1.3 Advocate for wide-scale adoption of the global code of conduct by agencies, employers, NGOs and donors.
iii) E1.7 Distribute awareness and learning materials for rangers, ranger supporters and employers
The proposed consultant will work in close coordination with IRF, WWF and OHCHR focal points to deliver the outputs mentioned in section 3 below.
Identify most appropriate tools (PowerPoints, guide, manual etc.) and methodology/ies for delivering the awareness session and training on the CoC both virtually and physically to rangers, ranger associations and ranger employers.
Lead the development of and prepare the first draft of the training material and awareness material. Process to include widespread sectoral consultation with rangers, ranger supporters, URSA members and UN OHCHR and at least two virtual workshops
(i) with URSA COC working group, OHCHR and IRF
(ii) with rangers association through IRF to gather their inputs.
Training material should contain;
Duration of the training
Training modules in line with CoC
Powerpoints/guide for training
Any other material necessary
Diversity of rangers – culturally, location, language etc.
Propose and lead two rounds of written consultation on the latest draft with URSA members, the URSA COC working group and OHCHR.
Prepare final versions of the awareness and training material in the agreed formats (see outputs) .
Package 1: Material for one-hour virtual awareness raising session [target audience senior leadership of ranger employers, NGOs etc.]
Package 2: Training material along with the trainer guidlines for physical training sessions that can be tailored as per the time availability, context, language etc. [target audience ranger training institutions, rangers, independent ranger trainers.
Please send proposal with budget and your CV to email@example.com by 4th March 2022.