7 Dec 2017

RE-ADVERTISEMENT Training of Trainers on Life skills using the Population Council Model


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Training of Trainers on Life skills using the Population Council Model


Relief International is implementing 40 months Educate Girls End Poverty-Transition project (EGEP-T) aimed at increasing girls learning in numeracy and literacy whilst supporting them transition through Primary and Secondary education and improved life opportunities through life skills. The Project supports 89 schools (69 primary schools and 20 Secondary schools) in Puntland located in Nugaal, Bari & Gardafuu and Mudug Regions. The project benefits marginalized girls aged 8-19 from the IDPs, orphans, girls with disabilities, ethnic and clan minorities and girls in high conflict-affected areas and remote areas. Similarly, this Project complements a 10 months Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Emergency Project. The ECW emergency Project intends to improve access to sustained education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) inputs for drought and conflict-affected girls and boys in 31 target schools of Bari, Nugal&Mudug regions and their respective communities. This will be achieved by maintaining girls’ and boys’ regular attendance at school throughout the emergency and early recovery phases of the current drought-induced food, water and health crisis. The current emergency needs will be met through the provision of emergency learning materials, dry-food take-home rations, menstrual health hygiene kits, and psychosocial and life skills support.

Life skills is a combination of psychosocial and interpersonal skills that can help youth make informed decisions, communicate effectively, and develop coping and self-management skills that may help lead a healthy and productive life.Life skills increase young people’s well-being and help them to develop into active and productive members of their communities. Hence,life skills is an integral part of EGEP-T’s holistic approach to supporting girls to learn and transition through education.The core of life skills in EGEP-T will be the Girls’ Clubs, which have been effective during the first phase of the project (EGEP). They proved successful in providing a platform for girls to build their leadership and communication skills through engagement with the Community Education Committees and meaningful participation in school governance. They have also stimulated positive discussion with boys and community members through debates and competitions. Girls have taken a leading role in working with their peers to respond to girls at risk of dropping out through home visits and individual, informal mentoring.

The project will strengthen the Girls’Clubs as fora where girls can develop skills and confidence to hold leadership roles. Critically girls will receive information including career guidance, financial literacyand life skills, enabling them make informed choices about their future at the transformational end of the spectrum. Activities implemented through Girls’Clubs are important to aid Primary and secondary school transitions, through the engagement of identified grade 6-8 primary school and form 1-4 secondary school girls who champion the cause to inspire younger peers. They will be empowered not only to pass on the benefits to their peers but also to their families and communities.

RI will adapt and utilize Population Council life skills manual. Acadre of trainers consisting ofproject staff andMinistry of Education Gender Focal Points will be trained in the programme. Subsequently, these trainers will build the capacity of female mentors and club leaders to facilitate monthly life skills sessions and psychosocial support for their peers. The trainers will also conduct ongoing monitoring, coaching and guidance to ensure commitment, quality assurance and impact measurement.

1.0         Purpose and Scope of the Consultant

The purpose of this consultancy work is to train a pool of trainers (project staff and Ministry of Education Gender Focal Points) on life skills including financial literacyusing the Population Council manual and psychosocial skills and equip them with required skills to facilitate sessions, guide and coach.

To this effect, Relief International is looking for a female consultant with experience in population Council life skills model to train a pool of trainers (Project staffs and Gender focal points) on life skills and psychosocial skills.

1.1         Scope of the work

The consultant is expected to;

  1. Develop interactive and detailed training sessions plan and all accompanying background material for the delivery of training workshops on life skills including financial literacy and psychosocial skills and further create resource materials for use by Trainees in subsequent training with female mentors and Club leaders.

II.Deliver Training of trainers for Project staff and Gender focal points in Garowe

III.Develop a detailed evaluation of the modules/workshopby the participants so that the workshop/training materials can be improved/finalized according to the participant feedback.

  1. Develop training workshop report& Submit to SBCC Coordinator.

2.0         Deliverables

Prior to commencement of the workshop (Phase One), the Consultant will be expected to submit:

Overall training plan and justification of the methodology and duration; Detailed Agenda for the ToT and timeframe of the training;

Training material/module and handout materials for participants;

Power point presentations, flipcharts, videos if applicable, forms, exercises, etc. for training sessions;

Background reading material for the participants; Training guidelines for trainers (as part of ToT);

Develop evaluation-templates (questions) for gathering feedback from participants regarding the training modules/workshop.

Following the review of the first set of deliverables by the SBCC Coordinator and based on the satisfactory delivery, the consultants will provide a second set of deliverables (Phase 2):

Facilitation and delivery of the training session;

Incorporation of the feedback from participants in the final version of the training materials;

Training workshop report with recommendations.

All documents should be provided electronically. If the first set of deliverables is unsatisfactory, Relief International has the right to terminate the contract and not engage the consultant(s) for the second phase of the assignment

Performance indicators:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness of the deliverables, clarity of presentations, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of the products delivered.

3.0         Timeline

This assignment expected to begin and take a maximum of 9 days (5days training & 4 days preparations & reporting). The consultant is expected to share a work plan detailing time required for all activities in the course of the assignment but shall be able to work within the stipulated 9 days.

4.0         Intellectual property

All documentation related to this assignment shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Relief International.

5.0         Qualifications

  • Post graduate or first degree in Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or related field.
  • At least minimum three years of documented experience in developing, facilitating and or delivering interactive/participatory training sessions on life skills, financial literacy and psychosocial skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential, knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, facilitation, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in working or delivering similar assignments in similar contexts.
  • Cultural awareness, sensitivity and contextual knowledge of Somali context.
  • Understand the goals and objectives of life skills program and mastery in Population Council life skills model.
  • Practice effective teaching methodologies in life skills, especially interactive and experiential teaching.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in working within complex and dynamic environments.
  • Ability to deliver high quality products in a timely manner.

6.0         Conditions of work

The consultant shall submit to Relief International aproposed technical and financial proposal including travel if applicable, meals and accommodation, airport tax/fees and or visa fees.

  1. Logistics: contracted consultant will be expected to use her own computer. RI will support the movement of the consultant to and from training site/airport, and visa booking if required. The Consultant shall cover costs of own accommodation, meals and visa fees, airport fees/tax.
  2. Tax and insurance: RI will deduct withholding tax as per Somalia withholding tax policy if applicable.
  3. The consultant will be required to abide by RI security procedures and rules in place for While in the field, the consultant will be provided with security briefings from the

field security focal person. Prior to starting the assignment, the consultant will be taken through the child safe guarding policy for RI and shall be expected to sign and abide by it.

  1. Contract: a contract  agreement will be signed between the consultant and RI immediately after completion of the selection process.




Applications should include a CV and a cover letter and should be submitted only by email to hrsomalia@ri.org .

Please indicate the title and location in the subject line when applying, e.g. “Life skills and Psychosocial training for TOTs”.

RI is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  11th December, 2017, 11:00 AM.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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