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Consultancy – Review And Validation Of Hih Ea Training Modules Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) Consulting & Strategy

Job Summary

HiH EA is seeking a highly qualified institution/consultancy firm to review and validate the training modules.

Minimum Qualification: Masters Experience

Level: Senior level

Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description

TERMS OF REFERENCE – REVIEW AND VALIDATION OF HiH EA TRAINING MODULES

Introduction

HiH EA is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya with mandate to operate within the Eastern Africa Region currently working in Kenya & Tanzania and a member of the Hand in Hand Global Network. Her vision is to empower the society through creation of sustainable enterprises and jobs. The Organization strives to work with the marginalized communities in the area of economic and social empowerment through a participatory approach aimed at lifting themselves out of poverty and vulnerability. The Hand in Hand enterprise and job creation approach is based on a philosophy of self-help, providing training, skills and support to enable poor people, particularly women and community in general , to build and sustain independent, market-based, economic activities. This provides for a higher level of income for them and their families, which in turn contributes to greater food security, better education for their children, increased access to healthcare, improved housing and overall improved livelihoods.

The model is based on a tried and tested approach to job creation using four interlinked components:

  • Social mobilisation
  • Business training
  • Access to credit
  • Linking entrepreneurs to markets

In order to implement HiH EA Business model, HiH EA developed seven (7) training modules to act as guides and references for the Business Relationship Officers (HiH EA trainers) as they train HiH EA members/beneficiaries.

The 7 modules are listed below;

  1. Group Formation training module
  2. Savings/Resource Mobilization training module
  3. Enterprise Development training module
  4. Financial Management training module
  5. Credit Access training module
  6. Value-chain Management training module
  7. Climate change resilience training module

HiH EA is seeking a highly qualified institution/consultancy firm to review and validate the training modules.

Rationale for review and validation of the training modules

All the Seven (7) Training modules have been developed in English language. The following will be the rationale for review and validation:

  1. Whether the modules have a logical flow of content and message.
  2. Whether the content and learning process of the modules is based on sound adult learning principles.
  3. Whether the goals, purpose and objectives are clear.
  4. Whether each section, chapter or module has a relevant pre-training self-assessment tool that is offered at the end of the training (post-training assessment) to show learners’ improvement in learning.
  5. Whether each section, chapter or module start with a key relevant statement, story, theory, or postulation that sets its importance and clarify what learners stand to gain from it.
  6. Whether each section, chapter or module have relevant opening questions that learners need to answer/learning objectives after completing studying its contents.
  7. Whether the content in each section, chapter or module have clear & relevant examples or case studies that show benefits of doing or following what is proposed in the content.
  8. Whether the illustrations, pictures, photos are clear & relevant enough.
  9. Whether each section, chapter or module have practical activities for the learners.
  10. Whether each section, chapter or module provide a tool for participants to state or make a back-home plan of action to put into practice what they have learned.

Objective of the Assignment

The overall objective of this consultancy is;

  • To review and validate the HiH EA Training Modules to act as guide and reference for the HiH EA Business Relationship Officer (trainers).
  • To edit and format for printing the reviewed and validated training modules.

Scope of Work

  1. Reviewing and validation of the training modules.
  2. Suggest participatory methodologies to deliver the content in low literacy areas.
  3. Review module evaluations form and if necessary redesign.
  4. Ensure that the training content enforces learning by action.
  5. Ensure that the training content meets the needs of the community.
  6. Present the reviewed and validated training modules to HiH EA Management for review and comments.
  7. Add or subtract training contents in consultation with HiH EA.
  8. Editing and formatting the reviewed and validated training modules after comments from HiH EA Management.
  9. Produce a review and validation report outlining the methodology used, findings and recommendations.
  10. Submitting the reviewed and validated training modules to HiH EA Management

Commencement date & Period of execution

The period of execution of the contract will be 14 working days from the date of contract execution. Seven (7) working days for review of existing training modules and meeting/consultations with HiH EA Management will follow.  Five (5) working days to develop the draft of reviewed version, edited and formatted training modules including one (1) day to present the draft at a validation meeting with HiH EA management for review and comments. Two (2) days to deliver the final validated training modules.

Requirements for Experience and Qualifications

  • The consultant should have a background in curriculum development, review and validation.
  • The consultant should have; a Master’s degree in social sciences, business related field, environmental resource management, supply chain/value chain management /climate change or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5-10 years of prior work experience in the field of training, working with documents review and validation, experience in designing and developing training manuals/modules.
  • Be able to demonstrate proof of experience in carrying out similar assignments elsewhere.
  • Excellent writing, editing, formatting and oral communication skills in English.

Application submission:

Interested consultancy institute/organization/firm with teams must submit a technical and financial proposal (a maximum of ten (10) pages) that summarizes understanding of the TOR and details of how the consultant plans to execute the assignment, updated CVs showing relevant experience of the consultancy team members via e-mail info@handinhandea.org on or by 30th June 2018 to: Hand in Hand Eastern Africa. P. O. Box 8562-00100 Nairobi, Kenya, Upper Hill, Lower Duplex Apartments, 2nd Floor, Room 26. Tel. +254 703 960 766, +254202660908/09. Email:  www.handinhandea.org.

 

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