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10 Jul 2019

Terms of Reference: Facilitator for Business Training for IGA (Income generating activities).

Job Description

Terms of Reference:

Facilitator for Business Training for IGA (Income generating activities).

Target Group:  Vulnerable Women in Gedo.

Sourcing-Local Hire (National).

Project Location-Gedo

Specific Districts: Luuq, Dolow, Belethawa.

Duration–August 2019          Actual Dates: TBC

Trocaire Somalia is seeking for a facilitator to conduct Business training for participants for income generating activities (IGA).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Degree in Economics, Community Development, Social Sciences or Business Administration from a recognised institution.
  • Previous experience working in Livelihood projects in Somalia.
  • Previous experience conducting business trainings for IGA and livelihood activities.
  • Must be Somali Speaker

Project Outline

Conflict has propelled women in Somalia to take on breadwinner positions. According to the World Bank[1], more than half of Somali households are headed by women, and approximately half of female headed households are living below the poverty line. Sixty-nine percent of the population covered by a 2016 World Bank survey live in poverty, ranking as one of the world’s poorest countries. Poverty is higher among rural and IDP households, and households without remittances.

Somali society includes a sizeable group of ‘minorities’ who have historically faced significant discrimination and abuse, enjoy the least protection from armed violence, and are often a difficult group to access with basic services and humanitarian aid, as aid targeting them can easily be diverted by stronger groups. Households from clans considered ‘guests,’ which include internally displaced persons (IDPs) in a dominant clan’s area, also enjoy fewer rights.[2]

In light of these prevailing circumstances and the fact that low social economic status is a leading cause in child malnutrition, Trocaire implements the HPP Nutrition project to address immediate lifesaving nutrition needs. The core component of the HPP project has been the provision of life-saving nutrition services to children under the age of 5 years and pregnant and lactating women with acute malnutrition at health facilities and remote outreach sites.

To further address some of the underlying causes of malnutrition, Trócaire through Irish Aid Multi-Year HPP funding, will undertake a three years (2019-2021) resilience approach by providing a women’s grant for business with the core agenda of weaning off children from nutrition programs and preventing those at risk from becoming malnourished. Each year the program will deliberately target the traditionally excluded groups; Women from Internally Displaced Populations, women from minority clans ,women from very vulnerable households from the host community including female headed households.

An initial Business training will be conducted prior to the selection of the business and disbursement of the grants.The participants are mostly illiterate or semi illiterate women thus the training will be conducted in local Somali language. The facilitator is expected to develop the training Manual that is adapted to the context and is expected to have skills on how to conducttraining to this group. The Facilitator will be guided by the program coordinator but will need to have basic knowledge and skills on income generating activities and also be able to prepare simplified handouts in local language. Owing to the high illiteracy levels,the facilitator is expected to be creative and innovative in delivering this training and prepare handoutswith visuals and other relevant means of communication.

Training Schedule-The training will be conducted for 4 days in each district to 40 Women per district.


  • The trainer is expected to share a training Manual withModules to cover the suggested below topics:-
  • Deliver a training plan.
  • The trainer is expected to deliver a training report after completion of the trainings in the 3 districts.
  • The trainer is expected prepare a training agenda

Course Contents

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Pre-Test
  3. Session 1: Introduction to Business
  4. Session 2: Business People
  5. Session 3:How to do a Market analysis
  6. Session 4: How to Choose a Business
  7. Session 5: How to Start a Business
  8. Session 6: How to Define, Developor Produce a Product
  9. Session 7: The Customer
  10. Session 8: Costs and Prices (Selling)
  11. Session 9: Records & Business Plan
  12. How to Develop a Business plan/proposal.
  13. Session 10:How to Develop a Business plan/proposal.
  14. Session 11: Savings and Loans schemes – introduction and awareness to savings schemes from the beginning in order to introduce the culture of saving.

(A detailed Savings and Loans training will be done 3 months after establishing the IGA)

  1. Evaluation: Review of the entire training.
  2. Post Test.

Interested Candidates should submit their CV and cover letter by 20thJuly2019 to

[1]  Somali High Frequency Survey Wave I (February 2016) Overview and Preliminary Results, Utz Johann Pape and Johan A. Mistiaen, Global Poverty and Equity Practice, The World Bank July 21, 2016

[2] USAID Strategic Framework for Somalia: 2016 – 2019


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