Order description

The Academy for Conflict Transformation, a department of the Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD) will conduct two consecutive masterclasses for alumni scholarship holders. Each masterclass focuses equally on the exchange of the participants and on a specific topic:

  1. Masterclass 1: Dealing with the Past
  2. Masterclass 2: Trauma and Peace Psychology

The Academy is searching a tandem of online facilitators for the conception and implementation of a series of two two-day masterclass, each day 5 to 6-hour of live session covering both, content and exchange-oriented interaction.
The first masterclass for alumni scholarship holders on Dealing with the past should be held within the second half of August 2021, the second masterclass on Trauma and Peace Psychology should take place in December 2021. The Exact dates and times of the class will be elaborated jointly between facilitators and participants with support from the Academy.

We explicitly ask for tenders to cover both masterclasses and therefore both topics.

The participants of the masterclass will be alumni scholarship holders, who participated in the training course in peace and conflict work during the last two years.


Concept description

Each masterclass should have a clear focus on one aspect and will be specified depending on the needs of the scholarship holders. The duration of one masterclass is planned for two days of each 5 to 6 hours. One masterclass for alumni scholarship holders is planned at the second half of August 2021, the second masterclass should take place in December 2021. The maximum number of participants will be 24, the minimum 6. The group composition may vary from Masterclass 1 to Masterclass 2. The exact duration of each live session is still open for discussion, but should be around 5 to 6 hours.

Each masterclass should be built around two key elements: the content focused within the masterclass and the exchange of the participants. The exchange should not exclusively be orientated towards the content, but give participants the chance to engage on a personal and professional level.

Masterclasses will take place on the videoconferencing platform BigBlueButton. In the preface of each Masterclass the participants will be provided with a selection of basic and further materials compiled by the facilitators, that will be provided through the learning platform Ilias. The Academy encourages the use of additional software and platforms such as interactive whiteboards or brainstorming tools for exchange among participants and can offer there if agreed to in advance.

Masterclasses will be offered in English.


Requirements for Training Facilitators

The following criteria have to be fulfilled:

  1. Substantial knowledge of the topic proposed and previous practical experience in it
  2. Experience as a virtual trainer/facilitator
  3. Proven skills in facilitation of exchange formats
  4. Excellent skills of the course language: English

Assessment procedure

1. Rating criteria: Experience (40%)

  • experience in projects related to the topic of the seminar
  • online training experience

2. Rating criteria: Rough Concept (60%)

  • form of concept
  • expertise
  • didactics


The Academy offers a daily rate of 651€ + VAT for 5 days per trainer of the tandem covering both masterclasses. Each of the two masterclass implies:

  • conceptualization and briefing with coordinator of the Academy
  • preparation of basic and further material
  • implementation of the masterclass including debrief talk with coordinator

Submission of proposals

The proposals should include:

  • A 1-page concept of the masterclass topic, outline and methods proposed
  • Your CVs with a focus on the relevant previous experience

Please submit all documents in English.
We look forward to receiving your expression of interest by June 27, 2021.

Please send your proposal to Isabel Zura Mondaca (zura_mondaca@forumZFD.de).

Further information about our organization can be found on our website. English information about our academy is provided under www.forumzfd-akademie.de/en