Consultant Job at Save the Children, March, 2018

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Training on Business Planning, Record Keeping, Micro Enterprise Management and Agricultural Practices
  • The objective of the training program is to help the vulnerable households affected by the conflict to restart their traditional livelihoods such as agriculture and income generating activities. The training includes the following areas:
  • Marketing: identifying customers, unexploited markets, customer relationship management
  • Business management: networking, negotiation, bargaining, terms
  • Business finance: budget, cash flow management, profit and loss, balance sheet
  • Personal Financial Management and Planning: managing the use of profits for personal use.
  • Record keeping:  basic record keeping skills and develop simple record keeping templates for different businesses
  • Business planning: business planning and develop simple  business planning template
  • Linkages to micro finance  institutions
  • Good Agricultural Practices, value chain development and marketing agricultural produce.
  • Generating business ideas: identifying, screening and selecting business ideas

Scope of Work
  • The consultant will provide support in training livelihood beneficiaries of NJR4, GIZ and OFDA projects in Borno State.
  • He/she will apply the use of stories, simulation, games, facilitation, reflection, role play, drawings and play methods suitable for adult illiterate learners.
  • In addition, he/she will encourage the beneficiaries to participate using live demonstrations, innovative and interactive practical exercises.
  • The consultant can engage the support of a facilitator to support with conducting the trainings.
  • Postgraduate degree in a related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing and facilitating livelihood training
  • Provide examples of training materials previously developed;

The following will also be put into consideration:
  • The recommended class set size for each training should be between 30 to 50 people.
  • Each set of participants will be drawn from beneficiaries that are involved in the same or similar lines of business.
  • Lead trainer will be engaged for the duration of the training including days for report writing and material/resources preparation.
  • Group of women/men involved in related businesses will be supported to select leaders who already have some business experiences and aptitude. These leaders can be trained as ToT and organized to serve as community business mentors and coaches, this will enhance sustainability (there is a committee created by the previous SCI project, they can also be integrated in to this aspect).
  • Facilitate the training based on the agreed agenda, training objectives and outputs.
  • Prepare a final report of the consultancy that includes assessment of participant evaluations.
  • Time table will combine all modules into suitable number of days of 6 hours per day including breaks.
The Consultant(s) will provide:
  • Training schedule/ agenda and training materials
  • An inception report which details the methodology/approaches and timelines associated with this consultancy and outlines a draft agenda for the training sessions.
  • The final agreed agenda for the training and the full complement of  training materials
  • The final report on the training including a thorough evaluation of the training sessions.
  • Training  the registered households
  • Provide a template for financial tracking
  • Provide template for beneficiary’s record keeping.
  • Develop training guidelines

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  29th March, 2018.

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