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English Trainer - Mkalles

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
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Requisition ID: req7513

Job Title: English Trainer - Mkalles

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Job Description

1.Background and Justification

The majority of Syrian refugee youths in Lebanon face barriers to accessing employment and are offered few skills-building opportunities as an alternative. These youths need a safe learning space that will equip them with tools to tackle these challenges and eventually earn income, thereby helping them to rebuild their self-confidence.

According to the Mercy Corps’ Labour Market Assessment conducted in 2018, English language is an essential skill required for positions related to management and communication with customers.

Based on the business surveys, 475 business owners search for employees with adequate communication skills.

Furthermore, English for communication is one of the most desirable skills in Agriculture and Agro-food sectors, whereas in the Construction and Environment sectors, social skills and pro-active service attitude are required in the Market.

A UNDP assessment of Labour Needs in 2016 identified several gaps impeding the professional growth of workers and companies in Lebanon.

Based on this study, a lack of English skills was identified in several sectors, for instance 43% of professionals in the ICT sector and 70% of Professionals in the Agro-Food industry reported a lack of English skills. Furthermore, 76% of companies reported concerns about weak workplace competencies.

The training described below focuses on learning Computer and English basics at the Workplace.

Computer knowledge is an important factor in the 21st century workplaces, it is vital for job applicants to obtain it in order to make themselves more valuable to potential employers.

On the other hand, English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers. Throughout the world, when people with different languages come together they commonly use English to communicate.Knowing English will render the person bilingual and increases his/her employability chances, particularly in Lebanon.

The need for a Computer and English Training was equally requested by several jobseekers of the IRC’s livelihoods centre, and especially by employers who see it as a requirement in the market and not as an option.

By the end of this training, participants will acquire the essential soft skills needed in the workplace. Based on the above, this training is proposed for youth Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees living in the Mount Lebanon region.

2.Learning Objectives and Delivery Methodology

Thistraining targets mainly trainees who are in need of Computer and English language skills in their workplace.

By the end of the 49 training hours, trainees should be able to

·Engage in simple discussions on life topics and activities

·Understand the main ideas when reading short and simple texts

·Write short, simple sentences and emails

The 20 participants will be organized in one training group divided between Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi males and females.

3.Indicative Contents of the Training

The below points serve as an indicative support to the development of the curriculum by the training provider. The training provider is not expected to exactly match the below contents, but rather work on developing a curriculum and a training methodology that will enable trainees to achieve the Learning Outcomes in part 2 of this ToR.

Content 1: English Basics

Part I of the training will cover English language sessions. Lessons will extend over a period of 49 hours with the aim of:

·Revising the alphabet and practicing sounds and spelling

·Introducing oneself

·Using technical words, phrases and simple sentences related to workplace objects, activities, routines and professions

·Using Adjectives, plural of nouns, prepositions of time and place, possessions

·Answering and asking basic English questions

·Using a wide range of English verbs in the present tense, affirmative and negative forms

·Reading simple English texts and answering questions

·Writing simple and well-structured sentences

·Writing simple formal and informal emails

·Using vocabulary related to computer component

4.Period and location of training delivery

The training should be delivered to 20 male and female trainees over a period of 7 consecutive weeks from January 09th, 2020 till February 26th, 2020 over a period of 49 hours.

The training should be delivered within the Livelihoods Center in Mkalles.

5.Target audience and profile (age, literacy level)

The target group will consist of 20 trainee, Syrian, Lebanese and Iraqi youth males and females registered at the livelihoods center.

-The selection of the trainees takes into consideration their willingness and ability to seek employment and/or self-employment opportunities

-The training will be delivered to mixed groups in an attempt to promote social cohesion among the different communities.

-Trainees’ selection will be carried out by the livelihoods centre’s staff. The contractor should meet the participants before the training and verify the suitability of the selected candidate trainees.

The criteria for selection will include:

-Men and women within the age range of 16 to 45

-Literate

-Either Lebanese, Syrian or Iraqi nationals

-Interest and commitment to attend the whole training with an active participation

-Already registered at the Livelihoods Centre.

6.Pre- and post-training test requirements

The contractor will be entrusted with developing a pre- and post-test questionnaire to trainees in order to determine their level of knowledge vis-à-vis English language skills. The pre-test and post-test questionnaires are the same and they are delivered before the start date of the training and after the last session.

The contractor will be expected to collect the data, to analyze the results of the pre and post-test questionnaires and to document them in a “Technical Training Report” to be submitted one week after the last training session to IRC.

7.Arrangements Expected from Contractors

The training will be delivered by one contractors and is expected to ensure the following:

-Fulfill the entire contract period:

§The Training would be delivered 2 days a week, 3,5 hours per day, preferably from 09:00 am till 12:30 pm

§The trainers would finalize the Training across a period of 7 weeks for a total of 49 training hours.

-Provide samples of Training books/material for distribution

-Prepare drop quizzes to be done by trainees on a weekly basis

-Deliver a weekly report indicating topics completed, results of drop quizzes, evaluation on participants’ performance

-Certificate of attendance, based on attendance and learning (measured against pre and post- tests)

In addition to the above, the below will be taken into consideration:

-The trainees’ drop-out is to be taken into account. For this reason, the Contractor must make sure that trainees meet the basic requirements to meaningfully engage in the training.

-Training hours must be decided in consultation with interested trainees to maximize attendance and avoid drop outs; based on previous experience, IRC anticipates that selected candidates will be available to attend the training during the morning.

8.Expected Deliverables

-One English curriculum that covers a period of 49 hours

-A facilitator’s guide, including:

§The training calendar with session titles;

§The Facilitator’s Guide organized by training sessions describing:

§Session topic

§Learning objectives,

§Duration of the session,

§List of key contents and talking points,

§Sequence of steps to deliver the session,

§Required materials

§The pre and post-training test questionnaires, to verify competences and learning

-Attendance sheets of each training day

-Delivery of 14 English language sessions of at least 3.5 hours each, over 7 weeks;

-A training report including the results of pre- and post-tests of each trainee with a baseline and an end-line score, and recommendations on areas for improvement. The template for the training report is in Annex 1.


Qualifications

Annex 1: Table of Contents of the Training Report

Table of Contents

1. General Training Overview.. .

2. Training Objectives. .

2.1 Learning Objectives Statement.

2.2 Achieved Results. .

3. Workshop Delivery.

3.1 Overview of the workshop Agenda and Activities Day By Day.

3.2 Training Materials. .

3.3 Delivery Methodology. …………...

4. Participants’ Feedback. .

4.1 Summary of Informal Daily Evaluations.

4.2 Summary of the Final Evaluation Results (using questionnaire).

5. Lessons Learnt and Remarks.

5.1 Remarks. .

5.2 Recommendations for Future Trainings. .

6. Participants and Learning Achievements. .

Annexes. .

I. Pre- and Post- Training Test (Questionnaire).

II. Agenda of the Training .

III. Session plan.

IV. Participants’ Evaluation of the Training .

V. Findings of Participants’ Evaluation. .



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