Inspirators can be placed to provide both thematic and functional support to partners, as long as the partner initiatives are rights-based, and related to key change promises. They cannot be service- delivery oriented.
Inspirators are experienced development practitioners, who have significant practical work experience in one or several subject areas. Inspirators are usually placed with a partner organization in order to provide capacity development for one specific programme activity and/or output. Therefore, an Inspirator placement is characterized by focus on a few, short term, specific, concrete and interlinked activities.
Inspirators can be placed in two terms of 3 to 9 months each. Each term must have a separate Terms of Reference. It is essential that the Inspirator can bring an external perspective to a given programme, and thereby promote shared learning, innovative thinking and critical reflection. The Inspirator can play multiple roles within the partner organization; however any placement must involve a high degree of knowledge sharing and capacity development of the partner organization and key individuals. This makes placements sustainable and the activities replicable. Inspirators may not act as staff substitutes or as managers.
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