The overall objective of this consultancy work is to equip young female/women entrepreneurs/, potential entrepreneurs, employees and job seekers with the skills and knowledge of digital literacy and or ICT to enable them to get access to digital financing services, technologies for marketing (digital marketing) and on how to expand and diversify their businesses, generate better income, be more successful in business operations and employment. Specific Objectives:
Provide skill-based training on ICT, digital financing and digital literacy for 120 young female entrepreneurs, job seekers and employees
Provide focused mentorship and supervision services to selected young women volunteers from the trainees to train and support another 60 young women entrepreneurs to access e-business platforms and benefit from digital financing initiatives,
Establish a network/sharing platform among the target young women and others to foster further learning and be networked in access to market and other services, ,
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and design training programs on digital business skills such as e-commerce, use of digital financing services , online marketing, and networking, and how to boost their entrepreneurship presence on social media and other relevant content to advance their businesses and/or products/initiatives and employment, .
Develop exercises by collecting stories from successful young entrepreneurs using an ICT platform that can be able to share information on relevant business models, success factors, coping strategies, and others.
Conduct participatory/interactive /practical training in the subject matters,
Provide mentoring services to role model(selected) girls with necessary tracking templates to follow -up on the progress of the support that will be delivered to other young girls.
Develop and conduct pre- and post-assessment of the training as well as the cascaded mentorship supports and prepare the final report of the consultancy task that includes assessment of participant evaluations and results of the mentorship services on ICT.
The consultancy is home-based, and the consultant should not require a working space at the UN Women's office.
Deliverables: The team of three consultants supervised/led by the lead consultant is expected to deliver the following:
Inception Report (which includes an understanding of ToR, proposed methodology, outline of the training programs, deliverables, and schedule as the main components) about ten long
A comprehensive training program with the following components for individual sessions: Learner Objectives, Time, Session Overview, Materials, Handouts, Special Preparation Steps, Tasks, Key Points for Discussion
A PowerPoint presentation and other reading materials to be shared during the training.
Conduct three days of training on digital literacy in three rounds (9 days) and provide a two-day training on mentoring services and ensure linkage with other young girls.
A workshop report covering the pre- and post-assessment evaluation, challenges, and lessons learned during the training.
Required Skills and Experience: Education:
Minimum qualification master’s degree in information communication technology, or any other relevant field of ICT with expertise in the areas of business skills and entrepreneurship.
Under the leadership of the team leader, three experts with significant experience in ICT and business development are required while at least one consultant must be female,
The team of experts including the lead consultant should have a complementary academic profile.
A minimum of 7 years of demonstrable experience in ICT and business development skills and training on business leadership/business management,
The consultant should have in-depth knowledge of the use of ICT and applications in promoting business opportunities,
Technical expertise and strong understanding of gender, the situation of women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, and the role of ICT and digital technologies,
Demonstrated ability and experience in facilitating participatory, interactive, multi-cultural training for youth and adults,
Prior experience in providing training on ICT and women entrepreneurship/business leadership is an advantage.
Experience in developing lesson plans with relevant learning topics and exercises.
An ideal candidate(s) should have creativity, strong organizational ability, capacity to deliver on time, excellent presentation skills and be responsive to feedback,
Previous experience working with the United Nations system, the African Union, or other inter-governmental organizations will be an asset.
Women applicants are encouraged to apply
Thus, the lead consultant is expected to organize the required two experts/experienced professionals under his /her leadership in submitting the proposal.
A consultant needs to have excellent knowledge of written and oral communication in English