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Terms of Reference(TOR)

Youth EmployabilitySkills Training

Location: Kismaio

Application Deadline: 23rd November-19 at 10:00AM.

Send documents To:CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org


These terms of reference lay out the details ofthe youth employability skills training componentof the SOM Promoting the Protection and Wellbeing of Refugee Children from Dadaab project, implemented by Save the Children. Youth returnees are at disproportionate risk of suffering from the direct and knock-on effects of conflict and displacement. Lowering youth unemployment is seen as a way to reduce the likelihood of young people returning back to the refugee camps or becoming involved in illegal activities. The project will provide employability skills training to 150 youth. The training will help young people in Kismayu find jobs by equipping them with the right sets of skills.The skills included in the employability skills training course are: Organisational Skills: Time management, punctuality, managing competition interests, etc.  Teamwork: Consideration for other team members, enthusiasm to work collaboratively, etc. Communication: Confidence to ask question ability to clarify instructions, etc.  Adaptability: Ability to learn quickly, ability to cope with change, etc: How to apply for jobs: writing cv, doing interviews etc. The sectors accessible are hospitality, humanitarian, marketing, media, and government jobs etc. The training will be designed and delivered by experts in youth life skills and business skills design and delivery in Somalia.

Project background and objectives:

Save the Children Kismayo office is implementing 18-month integrated education and child protection project titled Child Protection and Re-Integration into the Somali Education System for Refugee Children from Dadaab. The project seeks to provide critical child protection and education services for Somali returnees from Dadaab residing in Kismayo. This specific TOR pertains to the provision of employability skills training, which provides returnee and IDP youthwith interpersonal and professional skills that employers look for when hiring new employees.

Scope of work – Employability skills training:

The aim of this training is to equip young returnees and IDPs with particular cross-cutting professional skills, which are lacking in typical community school curricula. The selected service provider will design the training curricula. The training curriculum defines the content of the training program.

The proposed program will be conducted over a 2-week period (4 hours per day over 14 days) for a maximum of 50 participants in each training. It willtackle topics related to soft skills, interpersonal, management and business skills as follows:

  • Positive Thinking (1 day)
  • Effective Communication Skills (1 day)
  • Effective Presentation Skills (2 days)
  • Team Building and Team Work (2 days)
  • CV Writing and Interviewing Skills (2 days)
  • Identification of Business idea (2 day)
  • Business Planning (2 day)
  • Business writing (2 day)

The service provider will follow a demand driven skill-building and experience-sharing approach in offering its skill building programs to make it effective, excitingand interesting for the participants. This includes:

  • Innovative Thinking and Flexible Learning:

The sessions will not be based on a lecture format, rather on active participation and the cooperative learning concept. The selected service provider will strive to portray the program as a powerful facilitator guiding change and excellence utilizing Thinking Games to encourage participants to challenge themselves to create new results. Moreover, special visual learning experiences and powerful demonstrations will be offered to make the whole training, a wonderful and high energy experience.

  • Measurable:

The selected service provider will utilize measurement and evaluation system which is unique and encourage deeper involvement of participants. Sessions at the program will be evaluated utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods such as surveys, written questionnaires, and verbal feedback from participants, and trainers.

  • Extensive Customization

Each program will be customized in a way to meet the needs of the youth.

As a means of insuring quality control, the selected service providermust guarantee a level of consistency across the concurrent training sessions.Whether this is achieved through a training of trainers (TOT) or a standard curriculum will be left to the discretion of the selected service provider.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

The training programs will be delivered to have an impact at different levels, including the individual level (e.g. change in youth skill sets gained in the training program), (e.g. change in their professional career development). The selected monitoring and evaluation activities and tools will track the progress and sustainability of these changes over time utilizing the following tools:

  • On-going Communication: The selected service provider will be in constant communication with the youth, to monitor learning process, outputs, and benefits.
  • Training evaluations: Following each training both qualitative and quantitative data will be collected through surveys, written questionnaires, and verbal feedback from participants, and trainers. In addition, and to ensure maximum benefit; the trainers examine participants’ skill levels during the training, identify the causes of performance gaps, and then select the method of intervention to correct the situation.
  • Continuous Reporting: The selected service provider will continuously report to SCI regarding the training component.


  • Developing custom-made training program.
  • Delivering training Programs for 150 youth
    • (Total of 150 trainees – approximately 50 participants in each program).
  • Insuring quality control and consistency of the training.
  • Providing quality venues that are easily accessible.
  • Administering an evaluation of the training during the final sessions.
  • Submitting inception and final training reports

Target population:

Eligible training recipients will consist ofreturnee and IDP youth who successfully completeduniversity or secondary school education. We will randomly select 250 young graduates from 5 communities/villages to take part in this training:

Community/Village Region
Madina Lower Juba
New Kismayo Lower Juba
Galbet Lower Juba
Central Lower Juba
Dalxiiska Lower Juba

While the selection will insure fairness in determining the training recipients, this project has a special focus on female beneficiaries, therefore half of the participants will be female.

Training Dates and Implementation:

In order to insure that this training will generate a substantial difference in the professional and workplace capabilities of recipients, we estimate that a 2-week period will be required. As the targeted students will be spread out in 5 different communities/villages, the service provider must possess the capacity to initiate multiple training sessions simultaneously in the allotted month of training, covering beneficiaries from all 5 communities at the same time.


The following attributesare requirements for the selection of the supplier:

  • Proven experience conducting employability skills training for youth in Kismayo. Please attach copies of contracts
  • Submit a Technical Proposal that clearly explains the proposed methodology/ approach, and timeframe to conduct the training;
  • Submit a detailed budget for the various activities of the training;
  • Submit copies of the Training manuals to be used for the training
  • Submit CVs of the lead facilitatorsconducting the training

Share your documents with email; CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org  with the subject line of the email body “YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING IN KISMAYO. Deadline for submission is 23rd November 2019

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