Call For Volunteer Trainers in East Africa

  • July 11, 2019

CBA International Initiatives is seeking volunteers to be trainers for the Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD) Advocates Training Program. This training program aims to equip a core group of lawyers in East Africa with knowledge and skills in natural resource management. In particular, the program emphasizes the legal and economic empowerment of women and communities affected by mining, oil and gas industries.

Training participants will include lawyers working in civil society, legal aid, community-based agencies, government, and extractive companies. The training program consists of a series of modules offered to members of the law societies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The program will be developed and delivered by East African and Canadian experts, working collaboratively.

Currently we are recruiting trainers in the area of natural resource governance. Topics include:

  • Revenue management, transparency and accountability                 
  • Inclusive resource development


  • Experience working on relevant legal issues in natural resource management
  • Knowledge of international standards and best practices in the natural resource management (mining, oil and gas), specifically related to natural resource governance
  • Knowledge of Canadian laws, policies and practices in natural resource management specifically related to governance issues
  • Experience in gender equality and gender policy making is highly desirable
  • Experience developing and delivering training/workshops/seminars to lawyers 
  • Ability to travel to Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda
  • CBA membership

We particularly encourage applications from CBA members who self-identify as women, aboriginal or visible minorities.


The training sessions will be held in Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.        

A team of three Canadian trainers will be selected to develop training materials (in collaboration with the national trainers in each country) and conduct the training. Ideally, the same team of Canadian trainers will travel to each country, requiring at least 12 days away from Canada (inclusive of travel and training in three countries). Travel costs will be covered by the SIRD project.


If interested please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining relevant experience to by August 15, 2019.