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Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP)

The Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) is a direct answer to the need to address the critical structural challenges and capacity gaps that persist in responses to Internal Displacement situations.

Recognizing that no actor alone has all the tools and expertise to effectively respond to Internal Displacement, the programme teaches the skills needed to ensure more collaborative and integrated data processes that contribute to more coherent and nationally owned ecosystems. It equips governments and actors across the humanitarian, development, and peace nexus to translate the shared evidence base into more coordinated action.

It builds on JIPS’ expertise of treating collaboration as a skill, showcasing its added value as well as teaching it – drawing on 14+ years of experience working in diverse displacement contexts and supporting collaborative data efforts in more than 50  countries.


Regional CLP 2023

Expanding on JIPS’ former Profiling Coordination Training, run successfully since 2012, Course 1 of the CLP “The Fundamentals of Transforming Displacement Data into Action for Solutions” equips participants with the foundational skills to jointly generate, analyze, and use data on Internal Displacement, including the implementation of global standards and guidance on Durable Solutions and IDP statistics.

This year’s course is specifically designed to improve the availability and quality of displacement data within the East and Horn of Africa region. The training also extends to Nigeria and Burundi, where JIPS has ongoing and confirmed country support exercises respectively. Focusing on the importance of supporting government actors as the main duty bearers of responses to Internal Displacement, the course is organized in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat.

The CLP 2023 course is a hybrid training that combines a 6-week e-learning phase from the 22nd  of May to the 30th of June and a 3-day live workshop from the 4th to the 6th of July, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a unique opportunity for experienced national and regional actors to build leadership and technical capacities relevant for and beyond displacement data processes. It is not only a training to learn but also to exchange ideas, solve challenges, initiate projects and build new partnerships, while having direct access to JIPS’ technical support.

The training will provide space for 35 participants, with 21 participants identified and selected by the IGAD secretariat, and 14 participants selected by JIPS through an open call for applications (more details on the eligibility criteria in the FAQ below). To apply to the training, fill out the application form no later than Friday 12th of May 2023.

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FAQ Regional CLP 2023

What is Collaborative Leadership?
The staggering numbers of people who are displaced within their country and remain in displacement for the longer term illustrate that preventing, responding, and finding solutions to internal displacement requires collaborative efforts – going beyond crisis mode, with a longer-term operational perspective at the systemic level.

This requires Collaborative Leadership – the capability to enable and coordinate a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate across sectors for the generation and effective use of data, to achieve sustainable solutions to internal displacement. This includes:

  • Process Capacities
  • Collaboration Capacities
  • Technical Capacities

How can I participate?
The training will provide space for 35 participants, with 21 participants identified and selected by the IGAD secretariat, and 14 participants selected by JIPS through an open call for applications (find more details on the selection criteria below).

Each participant, whether nominated or applying through the open call, will have to fill the online application and registration form. Applications/nominations are being reviewed on a rolling basis until no later than Friday 12th of May 2023.

What are the selection criteria?

For the 14 spots selected through the open call for the CLP2023, JIPS is seeking applications from humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development professionals fulfilling the following criteria:

  1. Working in IGAD member states (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda) or countries where JIPS has ongoing support (Nigeria, Burundi) on data and responses to Internal Displacement including governmental bodies, coordination bodies, regional and country teams of JIPS Executive Committee, UN institutions, (I)NGOs and civil society organisations.
  2. Relevant experience in coordinating the design and implementation of data collection exercises, assessments and information management related to internal displacement data, IDP statistics, and Durable Solutions.
  3. Being in a position with responsibility and decision-making power that include leading or about to lead efforts to translate displacement data into programs, interventions, and policies.
  4. Ability to act as a change agent and multiplier of the learning outcomes, by capacitating fellow colleagues and/or mainstreaming best practices into their work to foster collaborative displacement data processes and Durable Solutions analysis.
  5. Willingness to learn and exchange ideas, solve problems, and initiate projects and build new partnerships.
  6. Fluent spoken and written English.
How is the training structured?

The CLP2023 course is a hybrid training that combines a 6-week e-learning phase from the 22nd  of May to the 30th of June and a 3-day live workshop from the 4th to the 6th of June, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.

Throughout the e-learning and live workshop segment JIPS will create spaces for so-called thematic injects, meaning additional specific expertise either from JIPS and/or its partners on cross-cutting subjects (such as Community Engagement or Official IDP Statistics) or technical deep dives (such as Urban and Area Based Analysis). The choice of such thematic injects is in parts informed by JIPS’ 2020-2023 strategy and in other parts by the regional context in which this training is taking place.

Finally, in September 2023, a virtual networking event is offered to identify future avenues for support and collaboration.

How is the e-learning phase structured?

The e-learning phase consists of 6 core modules, each requiring a 3 hour commitment by participants per week. The e-learning will be supported by one-time live virtual kick-off, regular office hours and info mailings.

Module 1: Collaborative Leadership in Data Processes

Introduction to collaboration and leadership in data processes in displacement settings — key concepts and frameworks

Module 2: Objectives and Process Design

Objective design — stakeholder analysis — information landscape mapping — secondary data review — understanding different data sources on displacement, including IDP statistics — collective buy-in

Module 3: Methodologies for Data Collection

Qualitative and quantitative methods — identifying displaced populations — joint analytical frameworks — Durable Solutions analysis — area-based approaches

Module 4: Implementing Data Collection

Data collection tools and principles — operational planning — survey design — Deep dive: community engagement

Module 5: Joint Analysis and Validation of Results

Joint analysis process — joint analysis techniques — joint data validation — communicating results

Module 6: Dissemination and Use of Data

Data use — actionable recommendations — dissemination and communication strategies — action planning

How is the face-to-face training organized and structured?

The 3-day face-to-face training from the 4th to the 6th of July, will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Accommodation costs and meals will be covered by JIPS and the IGAD secretariat through a cost-sharing agreement. Travel costs, including visa, will be covered by participants.

It includes facilitated sessions structured along the six stages of JIPS’ collaborative data process with use cases and hands-on exercises to practice collaboration and apply theoretical knowledge.

In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to reflect and work on concrete individual challenges around collaboration and data in peer-2-peer “case clinics” and/or “Open Space” formats. In the spirit of closer collaboration and co-ownership. Sessions will be co-facilitated with IGAD staff.

Why should I join?
The course facilitators are subject matter experts and the capacity building teams from JIPS and IGAD aim to strike a balance between rich training content and flexible spaces for organic networking and workshopping of Solutions.

The blended training delivery offers participants the chance to bring their real-life challenges to the live-sessions, to exchange best practices and regional learning with direct access to JIPS technical support.

What will I learn?

After this training you will be able to:

  • Understand the multiplying and long-term positive impact that collaborative data processes achieve;
  • Plan for and lead a collaborative Data Value Process, from gathering key stakeholders to generating buy-in, nurturing and sustaining collaboration throughout;
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and facilitate the joint design, collection, analysis and use of displacement data;
  • Define strategies to jointly develop actionable recommendations and disseminate results for impact.

What are the benefits to my organization?

After attending Course 1 of the CLP, participants have the ability to help any organization:

  • Design, manage and lead a collaborative and inclusive data process from goal setting to the use of data;
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, fostering trust and accountability in people and processes;
  • Apply and advise on a wide range of methodological approaches, tools and frameworks for improved data generation, analysis and use;
  • Communicate information to partners and stakeholders in a format that enables them to take evidence-based decisions.

What are the course prerequisites?

To participate in the course the following requirements are essential:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Computer literacy and access to a computer with internet for self-paced learning;
  • The ability to dedicate at least 3 hours per week to the course during the e-learning phase from May 22 – June 30;
  • Ability to obtain a visa to travel to Nairobi, Kenya for the face-to-face training from June 4 – June 6;
  • Ability to cover the costs of transport to and from the training venue, including flights to Nairobi, Kenya, viWsa costs and any other costs related to the travel.

What are the requirements to receive the training certificate?
To earn a training certificate, participants must complete all e-learning modules through knowledge checks and participate in the live workshop training.
How can I stay updated on CLP Course 1?
To stay updated on CLP2023 as well as future iterations, follow us on Twitter using #Collaborate4Impact and/or sign up to our newsletter.

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