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Somalia: Consultant - Trainer on teaching methodology and pedagogical skills

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

1. Background:

Trócaire is an Irish development organisation, which works in solidarity with local development actors in 17 countries throughout the developing world. Trócaire works with local partners to implement programmes in the organisation’s priority areas of: building sustainable livelihoods; mobilising for justice; preparing & responding to emergencies; responding to HIV/AIDS; promoting gender equality and demand for environmental justice.

In Somalia and particularly in the Gedo region, Trócaire’s vision is to implement quality, sustainable and harmonised health and education programmes, while also addressing acute humanitarian needs. This work is complemented with measured and targeted advocacy to support the opportunities and challenges facing the people of Somalia.

Trocaire Somalia in collaboration with Jubaland Ministry of Education and Higher Learning (MOEHL) and partners (ADRA, CISP and EDT) is currently implementing 24 months Elmidoon project in Gedo-Jubaland State of Somalia funded by European Union. Trocaire under this project establish and supports TVET centre in Belet Hawa district with provision of vocational skills training using institutional based technical vocational educational training approach (IBTVET) for 100 trainees enrolled, who are mainly IDPs and vulnerable youth (51% female) between the age of 16 and 30 years. The project is implemented in Gedo, Belet Hawa District where large number of unskilled and unemployed youth live.

2. Objective of the consultancy:

The consultancy is expected to offer technical training and mentoring to TVET instructors to improve their technical competency, knowledge and attitudes in teaching methodology and pedagogical skills. This is aimed at creating capacity of instructors to perpetuate quality trainings through improved teaching methodology and learner centred training at the end of the consultancy period.

3. Scope of work:

  • Develop a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) tool to measure technical/practical skills gaps, knowledge/theoretical skill gaps, experience, attitudes and potential to teach/perform
  • Conduct the training needs assessment of the instructors using the tools developed
  • Review/develop (where applicable) the training guide/curriculum to suit the level of competencies required, performance indicators and instructor competencies required etc.
  • Organise and undertake technical/practical and theoretical training of local instructors based on the needs assessment findings
  • Train the instructors on the best teaching methods used in skills/knowledge transfer on the use of tools, machines and other Equipment’s including personal protective equipment
  • Plan and undertake mentoring of local instructors during training sessions with particular focus given to delivery techniques on practical instructions, theoretical instructions, lesson planning, trainee performance tracking and psychology of education, etc.
  • Undertake further mentoring of instructors on trainee evaluation and assessment methods, examination setting, grading and create a framework through which instructors can improve performance of exceptional learners.
  • Familiarize the instructors with the workplace safety standards and management of risks.

  • Methodologies:

The purpose of this training is to enhance the capabilities of TVET instructors in acquiring the necessary technical/practical and theoretical skills to competently plan, coordinate and deliver quality training in the identified skills. To achieve this, it is expected the training and mentoring process will be highly interactive and hands on - practical leaning. As such it is expected that the consultant will design a training program that is interactive, participatory and hand on tailored. Therefore, the consultancy is expected to adopt, but not necessarily be restricted to, the following proposed methodologies:

  • Participatory methods including demonstrations and interactive discussions;
  • Interviewing to help identify areas that should be addressed but also reveal patterns of thinking behind current practices and approaches;
  • Use training aids such as charts or other deemed relevant
  • Physical presence and supervision of training sessions
  • Developing assessment tests, marking and grading as well as compiling results
  • Training, Mentoring and Coaching of TVET instructors throughout the period of the consultancy

  • Expected Outcome:

This consultancy is expected to improve the practical and theoretical training capabilities attitudes and approaches of the TVET instructors. In this regard, therefore, it is expected that this consultancy will prepare local TVET instructors with the required competencies and proficiencies to competently plan, coordinate and manage vocational skills training.

  1. Deliverables/outputs:

The consultancy is expected to produce the following deliverables:

  • A comprehensive TNA report detailing findings, anticipated challenges, recommendations and actions to be taken.
  • A training program based on the findings of the TNA. Measureable performance indicators must be included in the training plan to ensure that progress is ascertained.
  • Models for lesson learning, scheme of work, trainee assessment/evaluation guidelines, planning template, monitoring of trainee performance and progress tools.
  • Weekly based review reports detailing key achievements, progress, challenges and steps to be taken. This should be done in a weekly based review meeting with Trocaire Education Officer.
  • End of consultancy report detailing progress made against planned activities and performance indicators, key achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, good practices and recommendations
  • Conduct pre and post-test to evaluate training outcomes

  • Duration and place of work

The duration of the consultancy is 20 calendar days starting from 28th July and ending on 16th August 2017. The consultants are expected to spend the 14 days at the designated training centre working closely and alongside the designated instructors at the centre. During the consultancy period, the consultants are expected to work in Gedo TVET centre in Belet Hawa District.

7. Payment Modalities

Payment will be made in 3 installments. The 1st installment which is 30% of the total consultancy fee will be paid upon the signing of the contract by the consultant/firm and submission of payment release request. The 2nd installment which is 30% will be paid once fifty percent of the training course is completed and the 3rd installment which is 40% will be paid after the completion of the training and submission of the final report.

8. Profile of the consultant

Trocaire is issuing a call for high-level experts in vocational training related to the skills mentioned above. The consultants are expected to meet with the following requirements.

· Advanced degree in Education

· Over 10 years of experience and in-depth technical and operational experience in methodological and pedagogical skills in training, specifically learner centred adult education.

· Sound and proven experience as a master trainer in the selected field

· Experience delivering similar training in East Africa region (including design, implementation and delivery of technical assistance, or monitoring and evaluation);

· Oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge in Somali Language and context is an added advantage.

Application requirements

Firms and individual consultants interested in the position should provide the following documents:

· A technical proposal focusing on understanding of the TOR with special emphasis on scope of work, methodologies, the task to be accomplished, draft work plan, availability dates and accessibility to the duty location.

· Detailed financial proposal for the service rendered including breakdown of daily rates in US Dollar.

· Company/consultant profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references showing experience in similar tasks.

How to apply:

All interested and eligible applicants, both firms and individual consultants, should submit their Profiles, CVs, availability dates, technical and financial proposal to Application close by 23rd July 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted