We are excited to announce that EnCompass has won the USAID Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization’s (CPS) Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CVP) Cadre Development and Training (CDAT) activity. During this 5-year activity, EnCompass will develop and implement a strategy to address the competency needs and skills gaps of USAID staff. EnCompass will provide capacity-building training and workshops so USAID staff can successfully fulfill the mandate of the CPS Bureau and CVP Center. EnCompass will also provide a network of conflict, violence, and atrocity prevention, peacebuilding, and development experts and mentors.
CDAT has three objectives:
- Develop and implement a strategy to address the competency needs and skill gaps of USAID staff so they can successfully prevent conflict and violence, strengthen peacebuilding efforts, and improve development programming in conflict contexts
- Improve USAID staff capacity through training courses, workshops, exchanges, practicums, and other blended learning opportunities
- Establish a network of conflict-sensitive mentors, experts, and practitioners to support USAID professional development in conflict, violence, and atrocity prevention, peacebuilding, and development programming in conflict contexts
The audience for this activity is the global cadre of USAID staff who work in and on conflict in two general groups: (1) all USAID staff who have conflict in their job description (e.g., Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Nationals, CPS Bureau staff, Mission staff, Contracting Officers, and Civilian-Military Coordinators) and (2) USAID staff who do not work explicitly on conflict (and in other sectors) but work on conflict-affected countries.
The CDAT activity is an exciting opportunity for EnCompass to continue supporting USAID staff capacity development in the democracy, rights, and governance space. CDAT will build upon existing CPS activities our team delivers under the Learning, Development, and Training (LDT) activity, which provides various learning and organizational change activities for Bureau staff. CDAT will also build upon our work under the Generate Results within Our Work (GROW) activity, which facilitates training and learning events and increases thought leadership for USAID’s Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. CDAT is our third win under the OASIS-SB Pool 1 contracting vehicle.