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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland
Category: Other
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INVITATION TO BID FOR CONSULTANCY

Save the Children International (SCI) Somaliland program hereby invites interested consultants to bid for the consultancy assignment detailed below

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Title of Consultancy

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING TO DESIGN GENDER SENSITIVE EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION STRATEGY FOR TVET CENTERS

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SCI Contracting Office

Save the Children Somaliland

Hargeisa Office

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Period of Consultancy

9 days

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Consultant type required

 Individual or Firm

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Responsibility for Logistics arrangements and Costs

The consultant shall be responsible for their own logistics arrangements and costs. Consultant will not be entitled to per-diem.

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Taxation Provisions

Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Somaliland Tax regulations applicable at the SCI contracting office named above

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Travel requirements

The consultant is not required to travel to any other locations other than the activity location (Hargeisa)

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Security requirements

Consultant will comply with standard Save the Children Security procedures, including the completion of SCI online security training prior to travel to Somaliland.

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Qualification and Experience

o    Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Statistics or related field.

o    Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in research.

o    Background knowledge and experience in vocational skills programs is essential.

o    Strong experience in conceptualizing and gender and vocational trainings within the context of of Somaliland. 

o   Excellent communication and report writing skills. 

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Evaluation Criteria

o    Number of years of experience of consultant

o    Proven track record of experience in subject matter, as displayed in history and technical proposal

o    Experience conducting similar work in Somaliland

o    Proven track record of advocating for a gender-based approach to inclusive TVET provision and employment promotion.

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Application Procedure

Interested consultants should submit their applications via email to [somaliland.procurement@savethechildren.org].

The applications should be submitted in PDF format as one document comprising Technical and Financial sections as detailed below.

a)     Technical proposal – including but not limited to :

·         Consultants understanding of the assignment and context

·         Approach to the assignment

·         Methodology

·         Tools

·         Deliverables

·         Workplan

·         Key staff biodata

 

b)     Financial proposal – providing a breakdown of all charges related to the assignment.

Applicants should also indicate the date they are available to start working on the consultancy

All applications MUST be submitted on or before the closing date below to be considered for the assignment.

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Closing date for Applications

Interested consultants shall submit their applications through the email address provided above on or before (16th June, 2019)

Shortlisted candidates will be requested for an interview.

 

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Terms of Reference (ToR)

See Attached the complete ToR in Annex I

 

ANNEX 1 : Consultancy Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING TO DESIGN GENDER SENSITIVE EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION STRATEGY FOR TVET CENTERS

 

1.    Background

 

For over 90 years, Save the Children International (SCI) has been working to make a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by the vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. SCI Somaliland has in the past 40 years focused on improving access to basic health care and education for the poorest and most vulnerable children and families, and securing their livelihoods with an overall aim of protecting and promoting their right to survival, development, protection and participation.

 

Somaliland DANIDA LOT Civil Society (CIV) is an integrated project funded by DANIDA in partnership with Save the Children and implementing partners of Somaliland National Youth Umbrella (SONYO) and Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Somaliland (CCBRS). The program aims to contribute development of vibrant strong CSOs that contribute, advocate and reduce the physical, institutional and social violence against children and youth.

 

2.    Purpose of the consultancy

Ensuring gender equality in access to technical vocational training and labor markets has been a challenge over the years where not only the private sector that constitute the largest employer in Somaliland is male dominated compared to female employees in wage and self-employment but also the TVET centers that provide employment promotion services don’t provide female-friendly service nor training environment. This on-the-job training aims that TVET centers are capacitated to design a tailor-made gender sensitive employment promotion strategy for their respective centers in Hargeisa.

 

 

3.    Objectives of consultancy

a)     Provide an on-the-job training for two TVET centers in Hargeisa and capacitate on the design of tailor-made gender-sensitive employment promotion service strategy for these centers

b)    Develop a separate gender sensitive employment promotion strategy and plan of action, which is in line with the recently developed gender sensitive employment promotion strategy, for TVET centers in Hargeisa.

 

4.    Scope of the assignment

a.     Provide two-days workshop/training for TVET center academic and administrative staff on Gender sensitivity in access for skills training and labor market entry for employment.

b.    Capacitate the TVET center staff on the design of a tailor-made gender sensitive employment promotion strategy for two centers in Hargeisa. These center-based strategies should be in line the recently developed national level gender sensitive employment promotion strategy.

c.     The strategy should be context based that has can address issues affecting girls access to labor market and draw strategic road map for center EPS units to increase female participation in TVET and employment

 

5.    Methodology

a)     The capacity building and the development of the strategy should be on-the-job practical work where the center staff are capacitated to lead the process.

b)    The consultant will facilitate a two-days workshop for each center where the gender sensitivity in terms of access to skills training and employment in the labor market.

c)    The consultant will lead the process of the developing a center-specific gender sensitive employment promotion strategy and plan of action for each center.

 

6.    Key Deliverables

a)     An inception report detailing the process of capacitating the center staff and the development of center-specific strategy and its implementation action plan.

b)    A final assignment report in PDF Format and one in DOC format

c)    Gender Sensitive Employment Promotion Strategy and implementation action plan for the two TVET centers in Hargeisa

d)    High quality photos and case studies.

 

7.    Roles and responsibilities

The consultant has the overall responsibility of carrying out the assignment in building the capacity of the center staff and developing center-specific strategy and plan of action. SCI program staff will organize the workshops and link the consultant with the TVET centers management.

 

8.    Duration and timeframe

The duration of the assignment is expected to be nine (9) working days during the month of June 2019. Below is a tentative itinerary that the selected consultant will work.

 

Activity

Person  days

a.      

Preparation of the training material including the recently developed strategy

2

b.      

Capacity building training for the TVET centers staff

2

c.      

Design and development of separate GS EPS strategy and plan for each center

4

d.      

Finalization of the strategies/plans and final report of the assignment, submission and approval

1

 

Total

 =SUM(ABOVE) 9

 

9.    Qualifications and Expertise required

o   Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Statistics or related field.

o   Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in research.

o   Background knowledge and experience in vocational skills programs is essential.

o   Strong experience in conceptualizing and gender and vocational trainings within the context of of Somaliland. 

o   Excellent communication and report writing skills. 

 

10.Code of conduct

Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding, and it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and the consultant is bound to sign and abide to the Save the Children’s Code of Conduct.

 

A contract will be signed by the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables. The Consultant will be expected to treat as private and confidential any information disclosed to her/him or with which she/he may come into contact during her/his service.  The Consultant will not therefore disclose the same or any particulars thereof to any third party or publish it in any paper without the prior written consent of Save the Children. Any sensitive information (particularly concerning individual children) should be treated as confidential.

An agreement with a consultant will be rendered void if Save the Children discovers any corrupt activities have taken place either during the sourcing, preparation and implementation of the consultancy agreement.

 

 

 

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