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CLOSED: Train-the-Trainer applications 2014
October 24th, 2013, at 10:54 am | Posted by Mari

The course is the second Train-the-Trainer programme aimed at Southern Africa to be presented by AFAI.

This Call Out for the 2014 course has thus far solicited strong applications, but representing only six Southern African countries. No applications have been received from Angola, Lesotho, Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland. Suitable candidates from these countries are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Read ALL criteria and instructions carefully.
Click on the title below to download an application form.

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER | 5 day course | Monday 3 March to Friday 7 March 2014 | Cape Town, South Africa        

  1. residents of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, ‚ÄčNamibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe; 
  2. individuals with demonstrable skills in training and development, working in the arts and culture sector or with a strong interest in training and development within the sector.

Candidates will be trained to teach essential industry skills such as project management, advocacy and networking, marketing and fundraising. Candidates will be required to engage in pre-training preparation over a period of six weeks leading up to the start of the course. Training is experiential, adult based and outcome based.

The Train-the-trainer course will be presented by Ms Avril Joffe, UNESCO cultural expert, industry strategist, trainer, researcher and policy advisor specializing in the creative economy in Africa. 

  1. Preference will be given to those under 40 years of age, to women and to African nationals living in Africa.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate excellent spoken and written English.
  3. Professional experience should include a minimum of two years demonstrable training experience 
  4. At least two reference letters must be submitted in support of an application, including at least one feedback letter from training you have conducted
  5. Applicants are to submit an original ESSAY of no more than 2 pages (or 600 words) on the following topic: 

Please provide an assessment of the training needs of five diverse arts and culture related organisations in your country. Discuss how you would address these following participation in this Train-the-Trainer course. Choose the arts and culture organisations to represent a range of sectors, sizes and purposes. 


  1. The application form and assignment must be typed and completed in English.
  2. Attach your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 standard pages)
  3. Attach a JPG image of yourself (between 300 and 500kb).
  4. Assessment might include a video call where necessary.


  1. Application form, assignment and supporting documents must be sent to mari@afai.org.za no later than noon, 12.00pm GMT+2 on Friday 6 December 2013.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Wednesday 11 December 2013.
  3. Final selection will be published by Friday 13 December 2013.
  4. Successful candidates must accept and confirm attendance, in writing, by Friday 20 December 2013.
  5. Please reread the specific course details, course criteria and general criteria very carefully to avoid your application being disqualified. 


  1. agree that their names and information pertaining to their professional profile may be used for African Arts Institute promotional, marketing and reporting purposes; 
  2. ensure their availability and commitment to participate in an intensive training workshop scheduled for the period 3 to 7 March 2014 (for Train the Trainer) and 3 to 13 March 2014 (for Cultural Leadership), in Cape Town, South Africa;
  3. ensure their availability to travel to accommodate course dates:
  4. ensure that they are in possession of a valid passport for travel purposes for the duration of the course; and, 
  5. ensure that they are able to obtain a visa, where necessary, to enter South Africa in time for the commencement of the course and for its full duration.


Full scholarships will be made available to at least 10 successful applicants for each of the two courses. A scholarship will include:

  1. Return economy flights from the African country of origin to Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Airport shuttle transfer in Cape Town only. Airport shuttle transfer in African country of origin is not included.
  3. Maximum six nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in Cape Town (for five day course). Maximum eleven nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in Cape Town (for ten day course). 
  4. Lunch and supper, or per diem equivalent, on training days only.
  5. Daily transport between accommodation, training facility and for field trips.
  6. Visa fee where relevant. Note that this will only be reimbursed upon submission of an official receipt from the relevant visa authority. No travel costs incurred in obtaining a visa will be reimbursed.
  7. Course fees, training manuals and all training material.



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