MESPT-001-AGRIFI-2021 Consultancy for Reviewing Learning Guides and Developing Training Guides for Agripreneurship
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CONSULTANCY FOR REVIEWING LEARNING GUIDES AND DEVELOPING TRAINING GUIDES FOR AGRIPRENEURSHIP
Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) has since the year 2002 developed a niche in supporting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by providing integrated business solutions for sustainable development. The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Government of Kenya and the European Union who later relinquished their position to the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA).
About AgriFI Programme
AGRIFI programme is an EU-Danida funded Programme whose objective is to support production initiatives for smallholder farmers that are adaptive to the changing climate and market requirements. The 6-year programme runs from 2018 to 2023 where MESPT is the Implementing Partner of TWO and THREE of the four overall programme Results Areas.
Result area two of the project is aimed at strengthening the capacities of actors along selected value chains through the Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) system approach. To ensure compliance of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) measures by the country, AgriFI Programme has set up a series of capacity building initiatives to empower and equip the responsible inspectors and certifiers with the proper knowledge and tools to regulate SPS compliance of Horticulture (with special focus on beans, mango and avocado), Aquaculture and Dairy produce. Activities under the result area inter alia include supporting upgrading, development, and upscaling of agricultural value chain-based training curriculums under the ATVETs.
Under result area Three the programme has undertaken a number of capacity building intervention of the private sector and the selected counties to implement and enforce standards on animal health, food safety and plant health. Activities under the result area three include translation of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations for value-chains supported under result area two into user-friendly sector guidelines tools and practices for use by the sector; and training private and public sector on SPS, food and animal product safety requirements and supporting the development of quality management systems.
Through the programme , Counties has also been supported in setting up mechanism for testing, surveillance, and enforcement of SPS regulations. Broadly, the programme incrementally strengthening the capacities of value chain actors, bolstering commercial farming and improving food security. Generally, through all the above-mentioned initiatives it is expected that the investments demonstrates the existing potential in the enhancement of food safety systems as well as the ATVET model in order to trigger investment from both the public (especially the counties) and the private sector.
In numerical terms, the programme intends to achieve the following results:
i. 4 curricula reviewed and Training and Learning guides developed, addressing food safety, animal and plant health.
ii. At least 13,000-value chain actors (drawn from 13 counties) trained broadly in selected value chains
iii. 3,000 trained specifically in SPS.
iv. At least 330 ToTs trained in both broad value chain curriculum as well as on SPS
v. 13 Counties strengthened with tailored capacity to enable them to establish and operationalize SPS enforcement systems.
Ultimately, the above is expected to increase productivity of the selected Value Chains, improve food safety systems and increase access to bot.
2.0. PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The current TVET system in Kenya is largely based on theoretical training that to some extent gives less attention to the assessment of competence as required in the workplace. Technology is also advancing rapidly giving rise to new innovation and practices and account needs to be taken of these in any new devised qualification and training system. The global competitive market has impacted every country in the world such that goods and services are no longer limited by national borders and individuals need the ability to offer their skills and competence where ever employment opportunities arise and to respond to this concern, MESPT through the AgriFI Programme has set out to support the ATVET model in Kenya.
This is to be rolled out under the Competence Based Education and Training (CBET). This is an approach to vocational education training, in which skills, knowledge and attitudes are specified to define, steer and help to achieve competence standards, within Kenyan national qualifications framework. Competence
In reference to Result area II of the project that seeks to strengthen the capacities of actors along selected value chains through ATVET system approach, the programme has reviewed the curricula for Aquaculture, Dairy and Horticulture and incorporated the food safety content. The programme has also developed/reviewed Training and Learning guides for Aquaculture, Dairy and Horticulture which will guide the implementation of the reviewed curricula. The reviewed curricula together with the supporting documents will be used by all the ATVET institutions involved in piloting the programme to streamline trainings and enable progression of trainees.
In addition to training on productivity and food safety, the programme would also like to build the capacity of VCAs on agribusiness/Agripreneurship along the three value chains. The trainings on Agripreneurship will be delivered using the developed Agripreneurship curricula.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop/review Training and Learning Guides for Agripreneurship.
3.0 SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT
GIZ CAADP-ATVET Programme have developed Learning Guides for Agripreneurship. AgriFI programme approached GIZ through TVET CDAAC with an intention of reviewing the developed Learning Guides to incorporate food safety as per the reviewed curricula and permission was granted. However, the Trainers’ Guide has not been developed.
The consulting firm is therefore expected to undertake the following tasks: -
Review the developed 6 curricula for Agripreneurship learning guides in line with TVET CDACC formats.
Develop Trainers’ Guides as per the reviewed Level 6 curricula Agripreneurship
The assignment shall entail: -
a) Identifying technical experts in target Agribusiness to be involved in the development/review of the Training and Learning Guides
b) Developing training and learning guide templates to be used (Must be aligned to TVET CDACC templates)
c) Developing/reviewing the training and Learning guides as per the reviewed curricula and aligning them to the TVET CDACC formats.
d) Editing, formatting, and proofreading the developed Training and Learning Guides
e) Submitting the final Training and Learning Guides in both soft and hard copies
4.0 EXPECTED OUTPUT OF THE ASSIGNMENT
It is expected that the consulting firm will develop/review Training and Learning Guides for the Agripreneurship. The expected output from the process shall be:
i. A soft copy of the Training and Learning Guide in word and PDF formats.
ii. 2 printed and bound copies of the Training and Learning Guides
iii. Final assignment report
The consulting firm is expected to produce the following deliverables: -
i. An inception report before the commencement of the assignment detailing the approach, methodology and general concept to the process.
ii. A soft copy of the Training and Learning Guides in MS Word and PDF formats.
iii. 2 printed and bound copies of the Training and Learning guides per value chain.
iv. Final assignment report
6.0 ASSIGNMENT’S TIMELINE
The assignment will commence immediately after signing the contract with MESPT. The assignment will be carried out in 30 working days. During implementation of this assignment, periodic updates to AgriFI programme manager and officer in charge will be required.
7.0 EXPECTED PROFILE (QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES) OF THE CONSULTING FIRM
The consulting firm should have a mix of experts with a background and experience in Agribusiness and/or Food safety or any of the three Value chains of focus.
Consulting firm should have experience in developing Training and Learning guides preferably under TVET CDACC (Provide proof)
At least two members of the team should be certified curriculum developers with TVET CDACC.
At least two team members should be trained in CBET or Competency Based Assessment training. (Provide evidence e.g., TVET CDACC certificates)
Experts to be involved must have experience in training preferably at TVET level with at least two members of the team being trainers in a TVET institution.
The lead consultant should have high organisational and co-ordination skills.
How to apply:
The Financial Proposal and the Technical Proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE and emailed separately through email@example.com and clearly named as either “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” or “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL”. The subject of the email should clearly capture the tender number & description. The file with the “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” must be encrypted with a password so that it cannot be opened nor viewed until the Proposal has been found to pass the technical evaluation stage. Once a Proposal has been found to be responsive by passing the technical evaluation stage, MESPT shall request via email the Proposer to submit the password to open the Financial Proposal.
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