CRS Indonesia is Looking For a Consultant to Facilitate Training of SPHERE




Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS has been supporting program activities in Indonesia since 1957 under the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs and has long-standing relationships with the Government of Indonesia, the Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Indonesia country program focuses primarily in the areas of community development, humanitarian assistance/emergency response, disaster management, climate change adaptation and agricultural livelihoods, as well as capacity building for local partners in emergency response programming.


CRS Indonesia is collaborating with Yayasan Pengkajian dan Pembangunan Sosial (YPPS) and Yayasan Pembangunan Sosial Ekonomi Larantuka (YASPENSEL), and also key stakeholders from East Flores District Government such as the Social Office and BPBD to implement FloDESA (Flores DRR Enhancement for Sustainable Livelihood) project in 10 disaster-prone villages. The FloDESA Project focuses on strengthening village DRR structures, increasing capacity of key stakeholders on disaster preparedness and response, diversifying livelihoods and providing recovery support through Savings and Internal Lending (SILC) and other alternative solutions to support and strengthen resilience.


As part of CRS’ efforts to improve disaster emergency response capacity of local actors, the FloDESA project proposes to conduct a training on SPHERE Standards in East Flores for local government officials and partner organizations. CRS is looking for a training consultant(s) to facilitate SPHERE training in February 2022. The SPHERE training is part of a series of planned trainings and accompaniment for local actors to improve knowledge and skills in preparedness and response.



Local government and CRS’ partners improve knowledge and skills on international humanitarian standards to plan for and respond more effectively to emergencies.

At the end of training the participants are expected to have knowledge and skills on how to apply the SPHERE standards in humanitarian action. Specifically, training participants will:

1.     Understand the usage of standards and indicators (from each technical chapter) for an effective humanitarian response

2.     Understand how to put SPHERE standards from each technical section of the 2018 Handbook into practice.

3.     Become familiar with key actions and indicators and guidance notes

4.     Understand the relationship between SPHERE, Humanitarian Charter, protection, code of conduct and accountability across all sectors.

5.     Learn to apply SPHERE standards in humanitarian response programming




The consultant(s) will provide the following services

·       Conduct a Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA) with participants through remote means (Google Form, Microsoft Form, or other means) prior to the training and use the results to customize training modules and prepare training materials.

·       Consult with CRS for review of the training modules and training materials, which should be prepared in Bahasa Indonesia.

·       Conduct pre and post-tests to measure knowledge and skills of participants before and after the training.

·       Facilitate a five-day in-person training with up to 30 participants using mixed methods, combining plenary presentations, brainstorming, group discussions, case studies, role play, and so on.



The training consultant(s) are expected to produce the following:

1.     Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA) results.

2.     Training module and training materials package prior to the training, including training certificates for 30 participants.

3.       A training report consisting of training proceeding, results and evaluation submitted to CRS one week after the training is completed.



This consultancy will primarily be conducted offline, however preparatory activities, such as the LRNA, module development and review can be carried out remotely. The consultant(s) will conduct the training in-person in Larantuka, East Flores District of NTT.


CRS will organize the training venue and lodging for participants and the consultant(s). The consultancy fee should include travel requirements to and from Larantuka, and the consultant(s) will be expected to organize their own flights. CRS will provide printed copies of the SPHERE handbook and will support any printing needs of training materials prepared by the consultant(s).



The period of the consultancy will begin in early February 2022 with an estimated duration of 14 days with following suggested schedule:

Key activities

Estimated # of days

Learning Needs and Resource Assessment (LNRA)

2 days

Adaptation and preparation of training module and materials

2 days

Meeting with CRS to present and discuss training module and materials

1 day

Travel to conduct training

2 days

Delivery of in-person training

5 days


2 days



Indonesian individuals or institutions are eligible to apply. Interested consultant(s) are expected to submit the following documents:


1.     CVs outlining relevant experience

2.     Budget and fees to complete the assignment

3.     Legal documents such as but not limited to ID card and tax numbers, and notary deed and institution establishment letter (for institutions)

4.     Committed to the dignity of individuals and vigilant about preventing and addressing harassment, abuse and exploitation.




a.      Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings, with at least five (5) years of facilitating SPHERE training.

b.     Track record of designing and delivering similar trainings to government and non-government organizations in Indonesia.

c.      Experience in building capacity of humanitarian actors.

d.     Excellent inter-personal communications skills, including experience of facilitating trainings/workshops and presentation.

e.     Extensive knowledge of SPHERE Standards, including familiarity with SPHERE Handbook guidance previous versions (2000, 2004, 2011, 2018).

f.      Experience in applying SPHERE handbook guidance in responding to various emergency contexts, especially earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and cyclones.




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Applicants who fulfil the above requirements are requested to submit all required documents to  by January 25th, 2022. Please, indicate “Applicant Name” – Sphere Training Consultant in the subject. 

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