TOR:TRAINING ON DESIGN AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF BONE ARTEFACTS.
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005 and has accumulated significant knowledge and experience in supporting refugees, host communities and people who are internally displaced (IDPs) in the country. DRC began its operations in Dadaab in partnership with BPRM, UNCHR and DANIDA to help prepare refugees for ultimate return and ensure equity between refugees and the neighboring population by funding host community activities. Since 2009, DRC has been implementing activities directly in Dadaab and Fafi Sub-county, e.g. improved livelihoods, and activities related to financial service, (VSLA) and Value chain among others.
With the protracted refugee situation and the recent declaration by the government of Kenya on Dadaab camp closure, development of livestock value chain offers durable solution to addressing the widespread overdependence on agency support. It is therefore imperative that humanitarian partners develop capacities of the refugees and the affected host community on practical skills training on value addition of local resources (Livestock by products) for sustainable graduation to self-reliance and dignified living standards.
Livestock rearing is the mainstay livelihoods of the Somalia community living in Garissa County, which is home to the Dadaab refugee complex. The Somalia community accounts for 96.23% of the Dadaab refugee population. Revenue from sales of livestock for slaughter in the camps amounts to US$ 1.8million annually, this explains why meat is a preferred meal by both the refugee and host community households in general. Bones as livestock by-product is hardly used for economic purpose yet quality artifacts may be produced from the animal bones though value addition process. Imparting appropriate skills to the persons of concern on bone value addition through production of high quality artefacts for sale will guarantee sustainable income stream and ensure self-reliance of the refugees and host community households.
In this regard, the Danish Refugee Council plan to engage a qualified consultant(s) with proven skills in artefacts production from livestock bones, to train a group of 30 Persons of Concern on artifacts quality enhancement skills and marketing. The training is envisaged to enhance product quality for effective local and online marketing.
The purpose of this engagement is to train 30 members of the bone value addition group, on production of high quality artifacts from livestock bones and provide effective marketing skills including online marketing strategies. It’s envisaged that with production of high quality artifacts and knowledge in effective marketing strategies, the beneficiaries shall be in a position to sustainably run their artifacts business with minimal external support, earn income and meet their household needs.
Scope of Training
The consultant(s) shall train beneficiaries on production of high quality artefacts from livestock bones and provide effective marketing skills including online marketing strategies. The consultant(s) shall develop and share a training curriculum, a comprehensive training and monitoring reports at the end of contract.
Key tasks with list of ‘key activities’, under each responsibility.
- Train selected 30 PoC on the following;
- Artefacts design and decoration.
- Artefacts quality finish.
- Types of quality livestock bones.
- Essential tools and accessories for high quality artifacts production.
- Effective marketing strategies including online marketing skills.
Preferably the consultant(s) should use participatory adult learning methodologies appropriate for the elderly and semi-illiterate adult learners.
- Develop a modular training curriculum based on Participatory Learning Approaches that is relevant to the target groups for production of high quality artifacts and effective marketing strategies including online marketing. The training curriculum should be in both hard and soft copies.
- Draw a post training monitoring schedule, with expected outputs for a period of 1 month and share comprehensive monitoring report at the end of the assignment.
- Provide detailed list of the basic equipment’s needed for production of high quality artifacts. (annexed to report)
- The consultant(s) shall share a comprehensive, training and post training monitoring reports with input from the DRC livelihoods focal person, that include but not limited to the following outputs:
- The Training and Training Methodology
- Recommendation (scope and objectives)
- DRC shall provide facilitation fees to the consultant(s) at the rate of KES 10,000 per day for 15 working days (10days of training & 5days of post training monitoring).
- DRC shall reimburse travel fare at the rate of 5,000 per day for 4 days (2days during training & 2 days during monitoring visits).
- DRC shall provide transport from DRC Dadaab compound to the training venues.
- DRC shall provide accommodation and meals to the consultant(s) during the training period.
The trainer(s) shall work under the direct supervision of DRC Kenya; Livelihoods Officer with technical oversight of the Team Leader Livelihoods and self-reliance.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
It is proposed that the assignment will take a total of 15 working days and additional 4 traveling days. The consultant shall conduct 10 days of training on marketing and production of quality artefacts, 5 days of post training monitoring and 4 days of travel to and from Dadaab. The consultant(s) is expected to undertake all the training sessions continuously in the month of August and September 2017. The post training monitoring to be conducted in the month of September 2017.
EXPECTED PROFILE OF TRAINER
The successful trainer(s) should possess the following qualifications and experience:
- Possess minimum of form four level certificate (KCSE).
- Relevant certification in artwork, with minimum of 3years practical experience on market driven production of artifacts.
- Diverse understanding and clear knowledge on artifacts marketing strategies including online marketing.
- Possess knowledge of the refugee operating context.
- Have conducted similar trainings in the recent past
- Must be willing to travel to the field (Dadaab Refugee Camps)
- Possess sound technical competence in the subject matter(bone artifacts)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- The consultant (s) is expected to adhere to the UNHCR and DRC security guidelines
- The consultant(s) shall provide the above services to the highest professional and quality standards as deemed by DRC.
- The consultant(s) shall not assign or transfer any of the obligations or benefits of the engagement to 3rd parties without prior notification and consent of the client (DRC) in writing.
- The consultant(s) must possess the necessary experience, qualifications and certifications for the execution of the tasks assigned.
- The consultant(s) shall be solely responsible for execution of the tasks stipulated in the contract document.
- The consultant(s) shall have clear personnel management guidelines that are in tandem with the provisions of Labor Laws of Kenya.
- The consultant(s) must operate within the budget allocated and agreed upon.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
Insurance and Liabilities:
- DRC will not provide insurance cover, and holds no legal obligations, for 2nd or 3rd party employees at any time. DRC will not be liable for any costs related to accidents, physical harm, kidnappings, medical evacuation and/or professional negligence, third party law suits or any other liabilities from entering into contract with second party or from any hosting or transporting its employees.
- Second party employees will adhere to all DRC security protocols and the DRC Code of Conduct if hosted by DRC for any activity.
- The consultant(s) shall be held liable for any damage, loss due to his/her negligence.
Interested applicants in the department of Livestock and public health under the Garissa county government who meet the required profile are invited to submit;
- Letter of expression of interest, including;
- A suitability statement including CV with details of qualifications and experience.
- Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR, methodology and tools to be used.
- Work-plan clearly indicating the activity schedule and post training monitoring plan.
- A copy of the business license.
- Reference letter from the previous similar engagements.
Interested parties should forward the expression of interest, in English on this link www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 4th September, 2017
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