Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Development of Training Manuals and Capacity Building for Master Trainers Consultant
Job ID: 200002Y7
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
- The nine years of conflict in North-eastern Nigeria has affected over 14.8 million people making it one of the worst global humanitarian disasters. The Boko Haram insurgency group, formed in Borno State, Nigeria, in 2001, is a Hausa statement for “Western education is forbidden”. As the name suggests, it has been carrying out attacks on schools and universities, education personnel, and students attending these schools. In 2015 in the Northeast, approximately 645 teachers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents, 19,000 teachers were displaced, and over 1,500 schools were damaged, destroyed, or occupied by armed groups or by displaced populations. Borno is the worst affected state where humanitarian needs remain vast and complex.
- Over 75% of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are in Borno, and over 61% percent are living in host communities, making it harder to access them with assistance and putting additional pressure on the already stretched resources of these communities. Disenfranchised youth and high illiteracy rates, coupled with perceptions of corruption and poor governance, are often quoted as the underlying causes of the conflict. Despite nearly two decades of investment in the Universal Basic Education Programme, Nigeria still has 10.5 million out-of-school children - the world’s highest number. About 60% of out-of-school children are girls. Many of those who do enrol, drop out early.
- Low perceptions of the value of education for girls and early marriages are among the reasons. In the Northeast, where 85% of children are Muslim, private Islamic education is often chosen by parents over formal government schooling. While integrated schools exist that are recognised by the state, and combine Islamic education with the basic school subjects, the majority of Islamic schools are Sangaya or Quranic - largely focused on Quranic recitation. Literacy, numeracy and life skills are rarely included. Boko Haram’s insurgency has contributed to reduce girls’ attendance in schools and increased the number of IDPs, as both students and teachers flee for safety. 60% of out of school children in Nigeria are in northern States. Between January and July 2017, Boko Haram used 145 girls for suicide attacks across the Northeast.
- In September 2018 Plan International released a report on Adolescents girls in the Lake Chad region. Adolescent girls in Nigeria reported greater feelings of insecurity travelling to and from school; across the research sites in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, 34.67% of girls reported feeling unsafe at home, with feelings of safety decreasing among those who were displaced. According to Education Under Attack 2018 report, Nigeria remains one of the countries where students and educators are most frequently targeted.
- In summary, the livelihood component of the intervention will target 4,800 youths who will benefit from life skills and entrepreneurship training, and 1,720 young people will be supported with employability & business trainings including apprenticeship and vouchers for business start-up kits.
- Impact and Outcomes: The Overall Objective of the action is to increase resilience of the education system and services in conflict affected Borno State, Nigeria.
- The intervention is focused on increasing access, to safe, quality and inclusive education opportunities (formal and non-formal) for conflict affected children, adolescent and youth through addressing the specific barriers of girls and boys in the view of improving retention and completion, achieving better learning outcomes, and, improving access to livelihood and employment opportunities for youth.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are to:
- Develop a standard and comprehensive trainer's manual to guide and assist master trainers in conducting training on life skills, entrepreneurship and micro enterprise management focused on life skills, soft skills, work readiness, financial literacy, literacy and numeracy skills, improving access to quality and relevant basic life, work readiness, financial literacy and employability skills
- Develop a trainees’ guide which is based on the trainers’ manual and intended to equip project beneficiaries with employability and life skills
- Build capacity of master trainers to step-down trainings to beneficiaries using appropriate methodologies
Scope of Work
Save the Children will select one proposals focusing on development of training manuals and guidelines and capacity building trainings for teachers and master trainers. The consultant will be required to develop trainer’s guide and trainee’s manual on:
- Life skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy
- Micro enterprise management and vocational skills:
- In addition, He/She will facilitate a training of trainers (ToT) on life skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and financial literacy for SCI staff and teachers in selected secondary schools who will in turn step down the training to their students. The ToT will target teachers of students in junior secondary classes two and three in selected schools across Jere, Mafa, Biu and Damboa LGAs of Borno State. The consultant will also facilitate a ToT on micro enterprise management for SCI staff and master trainers linked to Government ministries, departments and agencies. The trained master trainers will conduct step down trainings for project beneficiaries in Jere, Biu, Mafa and Damboa LGAs. The qualified candidate will be required to provide wide range of topics under life skills, entrepreneurship and micro enterprise management trainings such as life skills, soft skills, work readiness, financial literacy, literacy and numeracy skills, improving access to quality and relevant basic life, work readiness, financial literacy, employability skills etc.
Methodology and Approach:
- The consultant will review all relevant available training manuals and guidelines and build on existing training contents and incorporating participatory learning techniques to design and develop comprehensive Trainer's Manual and Trainee' guide.
- He/She will carry out an assessment by an adolescent expert with experience in entrepreneurship and financial literacy within the context of the North East, the assessment will focus on assessing the target adolescents with a view to identifying relevant issues, knowledge gap, capacity and factors that affect them in the areas of life skills, entrepreneurship and business management.
- based on the findings of the assessment mentioned above, and building on existing training contents, the consultant will design a training guideline, trainers manual and trainees’ guide with modules covering each relevant area identified by the assessment,
- the manuals should be highly participatory, practical and should be suitable for low literate trainers and participatory in approach and content, it should be highly participatory involving immersive learning and application to business contexts through the use of simulation, storytelling, role plays, picture codes, take home assignments, symbols suitable for adolescents and youths.
- The manuals should be culturally sensitive particularly in the use of names, settings, terms and examples
- The life skills and entrepreneurship manual should be structured in to modules that are to be covered daily (1-2 hours) over a period of 1 to 2 weeks with relevant take home and fun activities targeted at adolescents
- The micro enterprise management manual should be divided into modules structured for a 3 – 4 days training period and topics to be covered will be finalized on the basis of discussions with SCI
- Design of micro enterprise management skills training manual will form the basis of micro enterprise management trainings for project beneficiaries. The micro enterprise trainings will be facilitated by the trained master trainers and integrated into the apprenticeship trainings.
- The module of the Micro enterprise management manual should have action points that participants can apply to specific anticipated situations that they are likely to face in the course of running their enterprise. It should also contain templates on key areas relevant to the enterprise management of the respective businesses of beneficiaries
- The recommended class set size for each training should be between 15 - 20 people. Therefore, the training will be conducted in cohorts
- All activities to be undertaken under the consultancy must adhere strictly to SCI COVID-19 guidelines and SoPs
Activity - Timeline:
Adapt and develop training manuals and guidelines (including training, data collection, design of tools etc):
Conduct ToT on life skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy for SCI staff and secondary school teachers (participants will be trained in four cohorts with each group having 15-20 participants):
Conduct ToT on micro enterprise management for SCI staff and master trainers linked to Government MDAs (participants will be trained in two cohorts with each group having 15-20 participants):
Submission of final report (including tools, MoU, photos, consent forms etc):
- An inception report detailing the consultancy work-plan including the methodology (max 4 pages). The report will outline in detail a fine-tuned methodology and scope based on the consultant’s interpretation of the tasks and deliverables suggested in the TOR
- Develop training manuals and guide for facilitators and trainees on: (i) life skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy and (ii) micro enterprise management
- The micro enterprise management trainer’s manual and the trainee’s guide should be translated into Hausa Language
- Present soft copy and present 2 printed copies of the Trainer’s Manual and Trainee's Guides
- The contracted individual will conduct field test and provide a comprehensive Training of Trainers (TOT) on newly developed training manuals and soft skills modules for SCI staff, teachers and master trainers group.
- Submit a detailed final report highlighting all the results and outcomes of the assignment including trainers’ evaluation and need assessment status recommendations on the activities or other steps that be taken for the further development of business training and practices
- Provide necessary templates for monitoring of step-down trainings by ToT trainees and an MoU to be signed with Govt ministries departments and agencies who are providing master trainers
- Other deliverables as mentioned in contract
In this course of the consultancy, Save the Children shall cover for the following as part of the assignment:
- Consultancy Fee: The consultancy fee shall be paid as per the contract
- Transportation Cost: Transportation fee to and from Maiduguri and trainer’s resident location shall be provided covered by SCI or paid to the consultant upon submission of an invoice and receipt.
- Assistant facilitator: The assistant facilitator will be paid a daily rate of 10,000NGN. His/her fee shall be paid based on the number of days he/she is engaged.
- Accommodation: The consultant shall be provided with accommodation or accommodation re-imbursement (subject to submission of hotel receipt/invoice). The reimbursement for accommodation shall be in line with SCI rate.
- Car Hire: This shall be provided by Save the Children only for the number of days of field work.
- At least a Master's Degree, in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
- Minimum 3 years experience in carrying out similar consultancy
- Extensive theoretical and practical experience in adolescent and youth centred projects
- Experience with food security and livelihood capacity building.
- Experience working with Save the Children
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills
- Demonstrated understanding of strengthening youth resilience through livelihoods
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Application Package and Procedures
Applications for the consultancy must include following components, for a total of no more than 15 pages (not including appendices, CVs, etc.):
Detailed technical proposal clearly demonstrating a thorough understanding of this ToR and including the following:
- Demonstrate previous experience in coordinating and administering studies of a similar nature, including experience with the implementation of data collection activities that are gender-responsive, adolescent-friendly and respect child safeguarding principles;
- Propose a plan for surveying the projected sample population, with adequate consideration for timing of household surveys, travel cost per team of enumerators, supervision of enumeration teams, and quality control;
- Propose steps to be taken for enumerator training, piloting/translation of tools, data collection, spot checking, data entry and management;
- A proposed timeframe detailing activities and a schedule/work plan (including a Gantt chart) with the proposed number of enumerators, size of enumerator teams and total number of days in the field bearing in mid the tight deliverable timeframe; and
- Team composition (including sex-disaggregation) and level of effort of each proposed team member, if applicable.
A financial proposal with a detailed breakdown of costs for the study:
- Consultancy fees/costs for all team members
- Enumerator training and data collection expenses
- Administrative expenses.
- Curriculum Vitae(s) of all proposed staff outlining relevant experience.
- Names and contact information of two references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.
- A copy of a previous report of a similar nature undertaken on: a) baseline study; OR b) endline study.
- A Consulting Firm profile (if applicable).
The proposal will be scored on both technical (methodology) and financial (budget) aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively.Complete applications should be attached to your application.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
- Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.