What is FAIR?
Facilitating Accountability, Integrity, and Resiliency is a comprehensive capacity building program that will introduce or enhance the knowledge and skills you need to become a trained Transparency and Accountability Practitioner (TAP). Using participatory strategic planning and organizational development tools, TAPs serve as trainers, consultants and/or facilitators working with municipal leaders and their civil service staff members to build accountability, integrity, and resiliency within local government agencies.
Our innovative approach treats corruption as a symptom of organizations’ malfunctioning, regards people as basically capable, motivated human beings, knowledgeable about their organizations and opens up local governments processes to be more effective, accountable and transparent. It was pioneered by Ronald MacLean Abaroa as Mayor of La Paz, Bolivia on the basis of Professor Robert Klitgaard’s analytical frameworks. They focused on strategically treating and preventing the most harmful forms of corruption, changing dysfunctional systems and not (only) corrupt individuals, and involving staff and managers in the process. This approach was further developed and adapted by FPDL in collaboration with Ronald MacLean Abaroa and the World Bank to become Islands of Integrity™ and applied successfully in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland and Romania by skilled anticorruption practitioners working with public leaders and local governments. PartnersGlobal has refined and adapted the approach into FAIR, and is currently piloting implementation in Nigeria!
Who can apply?
You can apply if:
- You have experience working for a training institution, civil society organization, or private sector entity (current public-sector employees are ineligible);
- You live and/or work in one of the following states: FCT, Ebonyi, Adamawa;
- You have access to sufficient internet bandwidth to participate in a virtual training;
- You have a proven record in building capacity for good governance;
- You have prior experience as trainer, organizational development consultant or facilitator; and
- You make a convincing statement of interest in your application.
What is required from me?
- You must commit your time to participate in a learning process, which has two components:
FAIR Virtual Training, March 4-June 2
A self-learning process under FAIR experts’ guidance, aimed at deepening your understanding of corruption in local governments. Expect to devote up to 5 hours/week during the 12-week training for the following tasks:
- Doing independent readings
- Responding to short assignments including papers, blog posts, or quizzes
- Participating in webinars with your peers
FAIR In-Person Training, June 30-July 6, Abuja
A 7-day interactive and participatory training in Abuja aimed at improving your skills as trainers, consultants and facilitators, the three roles you will perform when working with public leaders and their organizations. Only the best participants will attend this component, selected based on the quality of their assignments and the commitment they demonstrated during the Knowledge Building Component.
- Your participation in both phases of the training is completely free of charge, though supplemental materials are available for purchase.
What do I receive by participating in the FAIR Program?
You will become skilled practitioners in an essential and growing field of work which is a priority for Nigeria and for the international community: effectively addressing and preventing corruption.
You will become a member of a TAP international network of like-minded and committed change agents, who receive and give peer-to-peer support, meet and exchange experience, and learn from each other.
You will attend a program guided by the experiential learning principles: successful experiences can be replicated if the concepts on which they relied are understood, internalized and applied, with careful reworking and adaptation, into new experiences.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion for both the Virtual and In-Person Trainings.
Your organization will be recognized as part of an international network of institutions, dedicated to promoting good governance.
Deadline for application
November 18, 2018
Deadline for selection
January 31, 2019
Knowledge Building Component
March 4-June 2, 2019
Skills Building Component
June 30-July 6, 2019 (Abuja, Nigeria)
Fill out the application form.
IF you’re applying as an employee of an organization, you MUST obtain a letter of commitment signed by your organization’s Executive Director. Find a template here and attach the signed letter to your application form.
You MUST apply by 11:59 PM on November 18, 2018 Abuja Time.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.