Consultancy for the Design and Delivery of Online Market Based Livelihood Interventions Trainings At Danish Refugee Council


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) & Danish Demining Group (DDG) have been operational in Libya since 2011, providing basic assistance and protection services to safeguard dignity, safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and at risk (migrants, refugees, IDPs, returnees, host communities.) DRC programming currently includes protection, cash transfer programming, and small-scale shelter, site management and wash response.
Due to the fragility of the context, DRC has primarily focused on basic needs and protection programming, however the organisation recognises that components of durable solutions programming are needed to safeguard dignity, safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and at risk IDPs, returnees, host communities, migrants and refugees. In 2020 DRC has started implementation of economic recovery programming. Programme activities include information provision on market trends; life and vocational skills training, job referrals and/or support to home-based small businesses (business development services, capital investment, etc.); promotion of financial inclusion and cash for work activities.
DRC is therefore seeking one, or a team of dynamic and capable trained consultants to design and deliver trainings on various livelihood related aspects to DRC Livelihood field staff who will deliver self-employment services to targeted groups in Libya/Tripoli within scope of DRC Economic Recovery Programming.

2.OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

Under the management of DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator for Libya, the consultant(s) will be the lead facilitator and responsible for designing and delivering the online trainings.
The consultant will be responsible to create training modules and provide short training sessions (1-2 days each) on (1) Provision of business development services for vulnerable displaced populations, (2) business proposal development process, (3) assessing financial feasibility of businesses, (4) market based livelihood interventions, (5) supporting sustainability of businesses, (6) supporting financial inclusion, for the DRC field staffs who will be in charge of supporting and providing business development support to the MSMEs. The training provided and creation of modules will have to focus on strategic planning and sustainability of the supported MSMEs.
Note: this list of training topics is not exhaustive, and the selected consultant will be expected to revise it based on the objectives of the programme

The consultant will be requested to;

i. Develop a training plan for a remote sessions on above mentioned topics. The maximum time for each module/training module should not exceed more than 3 days and 20 hours in total. The training should be spaced out over a series of days/weeks, including 1 to 2 sessions per module, and at least two module a week for a period of 3 weeks maximum.
ii. Review necessary Libya economic recovery documents as well as existing business development services tools and guidelines. Discuss with DRC how to adapt the online modules based on tools/guidelines to ensure practical benefit of trainings.
iii. Carry out a learning needs assessement which will inform the capacity needs of participants (pre and post-tests, designing and sharing pre-session readings to participants, etc.)
iv. Together with DRC, identify priority modules/training sessions and adapt the modules for delivery to be carried out remotely in an interactive manner (content adaptation)
v. In cooperation with DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator, develop training agenda and materials – the training is recommended to be carried out over a period of 3 weeks maximum, with 2 modules covered each week.
vi. Deliver relevant trainings remotely for DRC field staff to support their capacity to implement livelihood activities in an efficient manner.
vii. Deliver a final report which includes training report, adapted modules and follow up recommendations for the DRC Libya Economic Recovery team.

3.DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLE

Role of DRC
DRC is responsible for providing a briefing and will facilitate meetings with external stakeholders and share background information/documents Output documents will be reviewed for quality and final payments will be made upon submission of all agreed deliverables.

Role of the Consultant
The consultant(s) will be responsible for all aspects of the deliverables and other responsibilities stipulated in the ToR. It is expected that the Consultant will be able to conduct work remotely. The consultant will report to the DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator.

The Consultant will present:

  • Tentative Workplan
  • Learning needs Assessment results
  • Training agenda and training material
  • Draft and final versions of online-adapted modules including information on how to conduct the training remotely, with advise on which technical platform to be used/interactive activities and layout of the training as well as support required from DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator, in order to deliver the training
  • A final report of the training – detailing modules undertaken, pre and post analysis of the learning needs analysis as well as key recommendations for DRC to take forward

The Consultant(s) will be expected to work full-time over the course of 15-20 days starting in April 2021. While The exact dates and number of working hours will be flexible and adapted to operational requirements with the DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator, and finalized in the application process. Accordingly, deadlines for all deliverable; which will be synchronized with payment tranches:

  1. Work plan
  2. LNA Assessment, training agenda
  3. Final versions of online training modules (including pre learnings/readings, online format, etc.)
  4. Delivery of the sessions with the DRC Economic Recovery Coordinator
  5. Final training report including recommendations

All deliverables will be finalized based on consultation with DRC.
It is expected that the Consultant(s) will be able to conduct most desk and preparatory work either remotely or from Libya.
The consultant will be required to adhere to DRC rules and procedures for the duration of the consultancy, including safety and code of conduct etc. The consultant will therefore be requested to sign the code of ethics and sign DRC’s confidentiality form and will ensure full respect of humanitarian principles at all times, including when working in local communities and engaging with community members.

4.MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT OF CONSULTANT

To be successful in the position you should meet most/all of the following requirements:

4.1 Experience and Qualifications :
i. A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Humanitarian Livelihoods programming for INGO/UN agencies in volatile contexts.
ii. Advanced university degree in Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration is an advantage,
iii. Demonstrable experience in developing curricula and delivering livelihood trainings
iv. Prior experience in creating resources/tools, conducting trainings, workshops and innovative capacity building method with the ability to deliver remotely
v. Demonstrated knowledge of emloypment/ business development services issues in humanitarian settings, and of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors and the coordination architecture.
4.2. Skills and Qualities :
i. Excellent teamwork and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire and well organize individuals and teams
ii. Highly organized and autonomous, able to multi-task and prioritize workload when necessary.
iii. Excellent written and spoken English communication skills; with the ability to present concepts clear and concisely
Desired:
i. Professional fluency in Arabic is an advantage,
ii. Understanding of the Libya context,

We offer
DRC will offer the successful applicant(s) a consultancy contract, the consultancy should ideally commence by April 2021. DRC will pay consultancy fees at a mutually agreed rate.

Confidentiality
All information presented, obtained and produced is to be treated as DRC’s property and is considered as
confidential for all other purposes than what is outlined in the ToR.
Selected consultant is upon signing of the contract required to sign a confidentiality agreement. The material prepared by the consultant cannot be sold, used or reproduced in any manner (partially or in full) by the consultant without prior permission from DRC.

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested applicants meeting the required experience and qualification are invited to download the tender
annexes from the advertisement and to submit the following documents to rfq.lby.tip@drc.ngo no later than 6th Of April 2021 17h.00 Tripoli Time.

Please download all required documents from the following link : https://drc.ngo/about-us/who-we-are/tenders/: Request For Quotation (RFQ) Consultancy for the Design and Delivery of Online Market Based Livelihood Interventions Trainings. (DRC Libya)

  • Interested applicants who meet the required experience and qualifications are invited to submit the following documents to rfq.lby.tip@drc.ngo no later than April 6th_2021, 17H.00 (Tripoli time ) and specify the subject: RFQ-LBY-TUN-2021-006 , Consultancy for the Design and Delivery of Online Market Based Livelihood Interventions Trainings

• Technical proposal including work Plan to cover the scope of work and deliverables

• CV of consultant(s) or Company profile

• Reference of similar verifiable experience for consultancy in Design and Delivery of Online Market Based Livelihood Interventions Trainings

• Annex A Financial proposal providing total cost of service fees (Must be on the DRC RFQ Tender file)

• Break down of the budget, which shall cover all costs over the course of the consultancy.

• Annex B (DRC general conditions of contract) in attached documents acknowledged and signed.

• Annex C (supplier code of conduct) in attached documents acknowledged and signed.

• Annex D (Supplier registration form) completed and signed.

a. Proposal Evaluation

  • For the award of this project, DRC has established evaluation criteria which govern the selection of offers received. Evaluation is made on a technical (80%) and financial (20%) basis. The applicant should provide detailed documentation to demonstrate the below components.
  • Only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview with the panel to ensure their understanding of the consultancy services
  • The percentage assigned to each component is determined in advance as per table below.
  • The technical offer (80% of the overall evaluation) will be evaluated using the following criteria, and points will be allocated in the scale from 1– 10 for each of the criteria as per in the TOR in the link above.

    The financial offer (20% of the overall evaluation):

    The total cost of the financial offer should be mentioned in the DRC Bid Form (Annex A), while the breakdown of the budget should be attached separately.

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