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Terms of Reference (ToRs) for a Resource Person to Facilitate a hands on Skills Training of 50 Market women/Girls in Making of Liquid soap & Marketing

The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) has developed These ToRs as guidelines in identification of an expert Trainer to provide training services to 50 Market women/ Girls in Making of Detergents, marketing and branding. The ToRs comprise of 5 Major sections. Project Background, Overall Purpose/ Expected Deliverables, IST Inputs, Time frame and qualifications and experience required of the resource person.

Background  

Established in 2006, the Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is a women’s rights, not-for-profit organization committed to a society where people value and enjoy socio-economic and gender justice. We facilitate the transformation process of women and youth to champion through capacity building, innovation and advocacy. Over the years, IST has reached over 100,000 women and youth in the informal sector both urban and rural including refugees, through empowerment programs such as; improving women and youth economic productivity through entrepreneurship development, collective organizing into groups and cooperatives, skilling, access to financing, leadership participation and advocacy. IST also promotes sustainable initiatives to prevent gender-based violence, sustainable agriculture, climate resilience and technology innovations.

The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) in partnership with Korea Hope Foundation is implementing a 1-year project aimed at aimed at “Strengthening market women collectives for improved socio-economic productivity and their livelihoods among informal sector women and girls in 3 districts of Kampala, Gulu, and Busia and specifically targeting four (4) markets of Kalerwe freedom, Nakawa and in Gulu and Busia Main Market.

The project interventions seek to address its socio and economic impact on COVID-19 on women’s productivity. There are critical gaps that continue to affect growth and productivity of women’s businesses and overall individual and household livelihoods. Currently, the country’s recovery efforts available to assist women’s livelihoods are basic, scattered and not sufficient to enable market women and girls diversify their businesses and break into new and competitive alternative livelihood options that are valuable in the market.

The project has 3 objectives including:
 Overall Project Objective:  The aim of the project is Strengthening of Market Women Collectives to improve socio Economic Productivity and Livelihoods of women and their families.

The project seeks to achieve the following specific objectives;

1.         Facilitate the formation and strengthening of market women collectives inform of cooperatives to improve financing and productivity of women businesses.

2.         To promote business diversification and entrepreneurship skills among women and girls in markets.

3.         Engage in Advocacy, strengthen networking and collaboration to promote Women Economic Empowerment Agenda and  other cross cutting issues on women’s safety women economic rights and GBV prevention and also contribute to improving  documentation, Institutional capacity and Management of the project

Since the project start, two market women groups have been taken through a two days training in cooperative formation, management and cooperative principles and further they received a training in transformative leadership, conflict and management of group dynamics. After 2 a two days training the two separate groups were taken through a process to identify and select their group enterprise as a micro economic venture which would enable the women diversify their business and expand their group Vision beyond mere saving and welfare thinking.

The women in Busia Main market were taken through a hands on training needs assessment in which  at the end of the day members Identified making liquid soap, Bar Soap and  Hand washing soap as their 1st ranked priority group venture among the others which were ranked as 2nd and third in Line. They expressed a need to be equipped with hands on skills which would enable them ably start the production and marketing of their products.

They further expressed that they needed to acquire entrepreneurship skills in line with marketing, Business management and branding so that they could ably market their products and generate group incomes to grow their Group enterprise.

 It’s against this back ground that the Institute for Social Transformation is therefore looking for a resource person/ expert trainer to offer the services to  train these 50 market  Women/Girls in  making of detergents so that they can be able to later apply and skills and make marketable products.

3.0 The Purpose of the Resource Person/ Expert Trainer

The overall objective for the resource person IST is looking, is to facilitate the hands-on skills training to 50 Market Women/ Girls in making of Detergents, provide entrepreneurship (Business management, records keeping, marketing, branding of the Soap products made by market women.

 Expected Outputs/Specific deliverables

  1. Design and share the training content and submit to the Project Officer/ Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Executive Director
  2. Submit a list of training Materials, tools, Equipment and their accessories along with the training content for 5 days
  3. The Trainer will primarily offer the training for 5 days and particularly on the following;

(a). Training in making of Liquid Soap

(b). Training in making of Bar Soap

(c). Training in Making of Hand washing Gel

(d). Provide entrepreneurship skills training with focus on topics such as Business management/ Records Keeping, Marketing and Branding)

  1. The Trainer will also produce a three Pager report summarizing the training processes with highlights on key outcomes and recommendations to IST
  2. The facilitator will work closely with the Project Officer/ Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Communications Officer and Executive Director to ensure that the training meets the expected results.

4.0 IST INPUTS

  1. Payments: A modest professional fee will be given to the Trainer for His/ Her Technical Services Offered including time put in and any other expenses accrued in the execution of the assignment. 

5.0. Timeframe

This assignment is planned to be executed within the 5 working days in the First and Second week of October 2022 In Busia Town- Namaubi.  

6.0 Required Qualifications & Experience

Interested persons should possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field not limited to; Community Adult Education, Business Administration and Management, Agribusiness Management, Social Sciences but with an additional certificate in the field related to the assignment
  • Demonstrated experience (at least 3 years) in carrying out similar assignments.
  • Strong analytical, facilitation, training and communication skills;
  • Knowledge and experience in Adult learning methodologies especially engaging informal sector categories
  • Presentation, Analytical And report writing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Interested persons are required to submit an Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and the other required documents as highlighted in the ToRs by Thursday of 29th September 2022 To the Executive Director on email address:  isocialtransformation32@gmail.com,

 CC moureenwagubi @gmail.com

Note: IST is an all equal Institution and therefore Men, Women and Youth in their diversity are all encouraged to apply and grab the opportunity

  • Statement of how you suggest to support, and the indication of availability to carry out the tasks.
TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVOCACY STRATEGY FOR INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (IST)

Terms of Reference (ToRs) for a Resource Person to facilitate a hands on Skills Training of 50 Market women/Girls in Entrepreneurship and Making of Bakery products

The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) has developed These ToRs as guidelines in identification of an expert Trainer to provide training services to 50 Market women/ Girls in Bakery, and entrepreneurship (Packaging, Branding and marketing). The ToRs comprise of 5 Major sections. Project Background, Overall Purpose/ Expected Deliverables, IST Inputs, Time frame and qualifications and experience required of the resource person.

2.0 Background  

Established in 2006, the Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is a women’s rights, not-for-profit organization committed to a society where people value and enjoy socio-economic and gender justice. We facilitate the transformation process of women and youth to champion through capacity building, innovation and advocacy. Over the years, IST has reached over 100,000 women and youth in the informal sector both urban and rural including refugees, through empowerment programs such as; improving women and youth economic productivity through entrepreneurship development, collective organizing into groups and cooperatives, skilling, access to financing, leadership participation and advocacy. IST also promotes sustainable initiatives to prevent gender-based violence, sustainable agriculture, climate resilience and technology innovations.

The Institute for social Transformation (IST) in partnership with Korea Hope Foundation is implementing a 1 year project aimed at aimed at “Strengthening market women collectives for improved socio-economic productivity and their livelihoods among informal sector women and girls in 3 districts of Kampala, Gulu, and Busia and specifically targeting four (4) markets of Kalerwe freedom, Nakawa and in Gulu and Busia Main Market.

The project interventions seek to address its socio and economic impact on COVID-19 on women’s productivity. There are critical gaps that continue to affect growth and productivity of women’s businesses and overall individual and household livelihoods. Currently, the country’s recovery efforts available to assist women’s livelihoods are basic, scattered and not sufficient to enable market women and girls diversify their businesses and break into new and competitive alternative livelihood options that are valuable in the market.

The project has 3 objectives including:

 Overall Project Objective:  The aim of the project is Strengthening of Market Women Collectives to improve socio Economic Productivity and Livelihoods of women and their families.

The project seeks to achieve the following specific objectives

  1. Facilitate the formation and strengthening of market women collectives inform of cooperatives to improve financing and productivity of women businesses.
  2. To promote business diversification and entrepreneurship skills among women and girls in markets.
  3. Engage in Advocacy, strengthen networking and collaboration to promote Women Economic Empowerment Agenda and other cross cutting issues on women’s safety women economic rights and GBV prevention and also contribute to improving  documentation, Institutional capacity and Management of the project

Since the project start, two market women groups have been taken through a two days training in cooperative formation, management and cooperative principles and further they received a training in transformative leadership, conflict and management of group dynamics. After 2 a two days training the two separate groups were taken through a process to identify and select their group enterprise as a micro economic venture which would enable the women diversify their business and expand their group Vision beyond mere saving and welfare thinking.

The Market women in Bardege Complex Market –Lacor Gulu City after the two days training went through a group enterprise selection and the needed skills to have that enterprise started. The members ranked bakery as their Top priority group enterprise among the others which were ranked as 2nd and third in Line. They further expressed a need to be equipped with hands on skills which would enable them ably start the production and marketing of bakery products.

They further expressed that they needed to acquire entrepreneurship skills in line with packaging, branding, marketing and Business management so that they could ably market their products and generate group incomes to grow their Group enterprise.

 It’s against this back ground that the Institute for Social Transformation is therefore looking for a resource person/ expert trainer to offer the services to  train these 50 market  Women/Girls in  Bakery  so that they can be able to later apply and skills and make marketable products.

3.0 The Purpose of the Resource Person/ Expert Trainer

The overall objective for the resource person IST is looking, is to facilitate the hands-on skills training to 50 Market Women/ Girls in making of bakery products provide entrepreneurship (Business management, records keeping, marketing, branding of the products made by market women.

 Expected Outputs/Specific deliverables

  1. Design and share the training content, guide and submit to the Project Officer/ Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Executive Director
  2. Submit a list of training Materials, tools, Equipment and their accessories along with the training content for 5 days
  3. The Trainer will primarily offer the training for 5 days and particularly on the following;

(a). Training in making Cakes of different sizes

(b). Training in Baking Bread and buns

(c). Training in Making of doughnuts and other manageable products

(d). Provide entrepreneurship skills training with focus on topics such as Business management/ Records Keeping, Packaging, Branding and Marketing)

  1. The Trainer will also produce a three Pager report summarizing the training processes with highlights on key outcomes and recommendations to IST
  2. The facilitator will work closely with the Project Officer/ Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Communications Officer and Executive Director to ensure that the training meets the expected results.

4.0 IST Inputs

  1. Payments: A negotiable professional fee will be given to the Trainer for His/ Her Technical Services Offered including time put in and any other expenses accrued in the execution of the assignment.

5.0. Timeframe

This assignment is planned to be executed within the 5 working days in the second and third week of October 2022 In Lacor (Bardege Complex Market) Gulu City

6.0 Required Qualifications & Experience

Interested persons should possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field not limited to; Community Adult Education, Business Administration and Management, Agribusiness Management, Social Sciences but with an additional certificate in the field related to the assignment
  • Demonstrated experience (at least 3 years) in carrying out similar assignments.
  • Strong analytical, facilitation, training and communication skills;
  • Knowledge and experience in Adult learning methodologies especially engaging informal sector categories
  • Presentation, Analytical And report writing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Interested persons are required to submit an Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and the other required documents as highlighted in the ToRs. To the Executive Director on email address: isocialtransformation32@gmail.com/ CC moureenwagubi@gmail.com

Note: IST is an all equal Institution and therefore Men, Women and Youth in their diversity are all encouraged to apply and grab the opportunity

  • Statement of how you suggest to support, and the indication of availability to carry out the tasks.
TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVOCACY STRATEGY FOR INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION (IST)
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