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- Experience 5 years
The mentoring and training needs assessment will be delivered in five phases.
Phase 1 will entail the detailed designing of the assessment where the consultant(s) will, together with the AD-WEP, outline a methodology, approach, and location to assess the mentoring and training needs for WfWI’s women’s vocational track mentoring in consultation with core WfWI stakeholders and or and or the EE country team.
Phase 2 will encompass a series of assessment activitiesrelated to the Mentoring Needs Assessment (MNA) of women and their business support needs- individually or collectively, including needs assessment of potential or past mentors, assessing cost implications for the SWSN model if all COs adopt mentoring for all SWSN women, and a review of existing mentor’s guide and toolkits, WfWI’s mentoring RCT in Nigeria and the design of the mentoring component’s training delivery system (TDS).
Phase 3 will include presentingfindings and priorities of the MNA and TDS.
Phase 4 will consist of developingthe complete customized curricular package and toolkits.
Phase 5 will deliver an in-person or remote Training of Trainers (ToT) on the customized curricular package and toolkits to ensure Country EE departments and others can have provided training and mentoring support in any geographic and contextual settings.
DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
The key deliverable from this TOR are:
- Assessment analysis report of the MNA and TDS includes cost implications for mentorship in the SWSN model if all COs adopt mentoring for all SWSN women.
- Presentation of findings and accompanying slide deck
- Mentoring curricular package and toolkit
- Training of Trainers
The consultancy will be for 60 working days, maximum between October 9, 2022, and December 26th, 2023. The consultant will bill periodically for time spent, as agreed with the AD-WEP.
ACTIVITY 1. |
Establish project team and governance
- This project is owned by the AD-WEP but will include resource persons such as Director for Innovation, Associate Director, Social Empowerment, Director, and Associate Director, MERL. The AD-WEP will manage the project.
Week of October 10th, 2022
Research Phase 1: Complete assessment design in consultation with AD-WEP, Director for Innovation, Associate Director, Social Empowerment, Director, and Associate Director, MERL Design of approach and methodology. Agree on the priority country for the in-person ToT.
Week of October 10th, 2022
Complete assessment Phase 2: This will include the best method for assessing women’s- individual or collective business needs, including desk review of existing content, conducting key informant interviews, and focus group discussions with relevant stakeholders.
- Analysis of critical essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be addressed in the mentoring curriculum • Analysis of key content required for the mentoring curriculum.
- Analysis of key content necessary for the TDS: frequency of training/refresher training, location, methods, etc.
- Analysis of the definition of mentoring, accompaniment, consulting, and coaching
- Analysis of relevant tools to be used by mentors and women during mentoring sessions.
- Identify the best “host project” within which to deliver a pilot training of mentors.
Week of November 14th, 2022
Report on findings. Phase 3: Prepare a presentation on the MNA and TDS findings:
- Presentation of results of the MNA and the TDS -The critical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be addressed in the Mentoring curriculum
- Outline the curriculum design, including the essential content required for the mentoring curriculum.
- Outline the training delivery system, including frequency of training/refresher training, location, methods, etc.
- Definition of mentoring, accompaniment, consulting, and coaching
- Recommendation on appropriate tools for master trainers, mentors, and women.
Week of November 21st, 2022
Phase 4: Mentoring curricular package and toolkit development ·
- This will include the priority areas and tools per the MNA/TDS findings, adapted to the profile of mentoring master trainers/trainers, potential mentors, and women entrepreneurs.
- Develop or adapt appropriate tools for master trainers, mentors, and women
Week of November 28th, 2022
Phase 5: Training of Trainers (ToT)
- This will include to identify the best “host project” and country to deliver the in-person ToT if the budget allows
- Providing master trainers with an overview of the role of a mentor
- Train master trainers with a hands-on overview of an applied learning approach that prepares them to use the mentoring guide and relevant toolkits
- Provide practical experience in facilitating mentoring activities.
- Provide guidelines to the Mentor’s Supervisor to improve mentoring activities in the field.
- Make relevant reviews on the mentoring toolkit, including guides, session tools, women entrepreneur tools, etc.
- Produce a training report by week of December 12th, 2022
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
- Minimum five years of research experience on education, women’s economic rights issues, and empowerment, including entrepreneurship, vocational skills, and financial inclusion, with solid expertise looking at gender inequality
- Experience in collecting and analyzing data from different countries
- Experience in human-centered design approaches
- Experience working with low literate and or illiterate women
- Experience in curriculum development and delivery
- Excellent command of English fluency. French is a plus.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak and write persuasively and present ideas clearly and concisely.
- Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks independently, adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines
Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to Women for Women International on careers.womenforwomen.org to apply