CONSULTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING FOR DRC’s LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

Yola

BACKGROUND 
Nigeria’s North-East is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has resulted from the on-going armed conflict between Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs), the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force. An estimated 14.8 million people are affected by the conflict that has led to a state of emergency being declared in three north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. High insecurity in the region has made access for humanitarian actors extremely difficult, further exacerbating the situation. 
Displaced populations are in dire need of emergency assistance. IDPs report facing significant difficulties in accessing health services, including immunization, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. There is limited availability of basic facilities to preserve life and maintain comfort, health, safety, privacy and dignity, such as adequate shelter, particularly in hard-to-reach areas away from the Local Government Area (LGA) capitals. Food insecurity is also characteristic of the current crisis being faced by many.  
To respond to growing needs of the affected population in Northeastern Nigeria, OFDA, SDC and the EU Trust Fund for Nigeria are funding the Danish Refugees Council (DRC) to implement different livelihoods initiatives including small business development. These projects are being implemented in Borno and Adamawa states. 
THE JOB 
DRC wishes to conduct a comprehensive business management training of trainers (ToT) to DRC Nigeria Livelihoods Staff. 
 
 
 
The purpose of this ToT is to build DRC staff capacity to undertake future business management skills training for DRC livelihoods beneficiaries. The assignment will be gear toward the following objectives : 
To organize and facilitate small business management training of trainers for at least 15DRC staff 
Develop small business training module and methodologies for training delivery; provide simulation training to identified staff ofDRC.  
Design templates and tools for business plan development to provide guidance on beneficiary training on business planning 
Develop systematic methodologies, templates and tools to facilitate business plan review which may include the following but not limited to; 
 
To achieve the above objectives the Training Consultant will cover the following points: 
 
Develop and provide a comprehensive list of appropriate training materials to DRC. 
Develop training modules and appropriate simulation materials. 
Develop appropriate templates for business plan design (designs should be simplified to cater for lower literacy individuals) 
Develop business plan review techniques, providing temple and tools for business plan review. These are to be used by DRC staff during selection of beneficiaries to receive business grants. 
Assess training facility and determine appropriateness to conduct business management training 
Organize and facilitate small business management training to at least 15 DRC staff and mentoring for training of at least 650 beneficiaries. 
Carry out pre and post training evaluations in order to determine outcome of the training 
Produce a comprehensive training report that highlights the followings: 
Background of the project and the training participants 
Objective of the training 
Number and brief demographic characteristics of training participants 
Description of training methodologies used 
Challenges experienced in the execution of the training 
Conclusion and recommendations for the future 
 
Key Deliverables: 
Small Business Management Training organized and delivered 
Business plan templates, business plan review methodologies and templates submitted to trained DRC staff. 
Training materials developed intomodules and relevant DRC staff trained on its implementation 
Monitoring and support provided to DRC staff during training 
Comprehensive training report developed and submitted 
 
 
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Training mission will be completed within 19 days from 16 June to 4 July 2017. Below is a tentative schedule for the assignment 
SCHEDULE 
N° Tasks Number of Days 
1 Preparation of training materials and development of simulation kits 4 days  
2 Small Business Skills Training 8 days 
3 Practice session on how to facilitate the simulation exercise 2 days 
4 Debrifing 1 days  
5 Report writing and Submission 
4 days  
TOTAL DAYS 19 days 
 
KEY REQUIREMENTS 
Essential Requirements: 
An Advanced Degree in Development Studies, Business Management, Economics, Marketing, Social Sciences or equivalent experience in the field of commerce. 
At least five 5 years of progressive field experience in small entrepreneurship development.  
Experience in monitoring, quality control and institutional capacity building efforts and development projects, preferably in post-conflict countries. 
A demonstrated understanding and analytical capacity in the identification of issues relating to indicators of performance in projects. 
Knowledge of ILO/CARE certified  small business management training is an asset 
Experience in overseas deployment in insecure and volatile environment. 
Familiar with current and past socio-economic-political and cultural dynamics of North East Nigeria. 
Good proficiency, in oral and written English is a must. 
Proficiency in using computer applications, including software such as Power Point and Word 
Excellent facilitation skills. 
Desirable:            
Good interpersonal skills, team-oriented work style. 
Good written and oral communication skills. 
Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision. 
Proactive and resourceful 
 
PRACTICAL DETAILS 
 
LEVEL 
Interested candidates are requested to submit Technical and Financial proposals, CV, and References from relevant work/consultancies. A detailed breakdown of expenses should include costs for visas, flights and accommodation. 
 
CONTRACT LENGTH 
19 days 
 
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 
5th June 2017 
 
START DATE 
As soon as possible 
 
FAMILY DUTY STATION 
Non-family Duty Station 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Yola
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-05

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