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Title: Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET)
Job Summary
Vacancy Announcement for Capacity Building and Gender Coordinator on Capacitating Agricultural Training Providers Addressing Barriers of Youth, Women and Young Mothers Employment 

Job Description
Project Name: Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET)
Funded By: Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
Place of Duty: Morogoro, Tanzania 
Project Goal: Improve prospects of gainful youth (self-) employment through a contribution to improved access, relevance and quality of VSD
Target Group: Youth, women and young mother (15 to 24)
Project Duration: 01.05.2019 to 30.06.2022

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Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. It started its operations in Tanzania in 1993 in which it was registered as an International Non-governmental Organization (NGO) in 2019. The organization works with the Government of Tanzania, Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA), Training Providers (TPs), civil society organizations and other development partners to deliver on its overall goal of promoting economic, social and environmental development in Tanzania. Swisscontact implements the SET Programme with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Tanzania. With its three phases, the project aims at improving prospects of gainful youth (self-) employment through a contribution to improved access, relevance and quality of vocational skills development. The Programme Phase 1 runs from 2018 – 2022. Each of the three Components of the SET program seeks to address;
  • Component 1: Relevance of Labour Market Information for Skills Development
  • Component 2: Pre- & In-Service Teacher Training
  • Component 3: Agricultural Employment for Youth, Women & Young Mothers via capacity building of training providers
Objective of the function
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 3 activities in accordance with the programme document. To work closely with and facilitate selected training providers (public and private) and proactively engage in gender and component activities. 

Main Tasks
She/he will support in the implementation of component 3 progressing activities in accordance with the workplan and assigned budget. Work closely with training providers through facilitating the platform of training providers and the capacity building of the training providers.
Detail Tasks
  • Support the component 3 lead on all the below tasks
  • Liaise closely with the SET financial manager for financing of activities
  • Facilitate the progress of the established platform of training providers by, among other things, applying a strong governance principle
  • Support Training Providers (TPs) to develop organization gender policies
  • Develop and implement the capacity building plan for training providers on the capacity of providers teaching, training management competencies and new courses addressing the identified training needs of young people, women and young mothers
  • Explore opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchanges between training providers in the previously mentioned areas
  • Produce quality and appropriate information materials for outreach to different audiences – Platform Newsletter, posts, website etc
  • Have practical experience from gender focused activities
  • Plan and implement pilot training activities
  • Develop and implementation of a simple tool for tracking and assessing progress and performance of the implementation of training and gender activities to TPs.
  • Develop ToRs and supervise the cooperation with training providers
  • Cooperate with short course sub-contractors
  • Coordinate the work of the component 3 support officer
  • Compile and disseminate assessment results
  • Responsible for compiling data for MRM in accordance with the MRM plan
Reports to the Capacity Building Manager.

Qualifications & experience
a. Minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in agricultural and applied economics, community development, social science, rural development, training or equivalent;
b. Minimum of 3 years of work experience from development initiatives related to agricultural community development, proven experience on gender, training of rural youth, women and/or young mothers, agricultural innovative training development;
c. Experience working from:
i. Cross-functional teams;
ii. Facilitate network development and maintenance involving a multitude of stakeholders;
iii. Develop and implement complex project activities;
iv. Apply a gender agenda at implementation level;
v. Project leadership/management;
d. Ability to write clear and concise reports;
e. Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili.
Application should be directed to:
To apply, please provide a CV (no more than 4 pages) and covering letter showing your salary expectation (no more than 1 page with references) in English to not later than April 24, 2020. Please quote the vacancy title on the subject line of your application. Swisscontact reserves the right to contact only applicants that have been selected for interview. Swisscontact is an equal opportunity employer. Swisscontact does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

E-learning Content Development on Self-study In Service Teacher Training Modules
Swisscontact Tanzania
Job Summary
Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) will jointly implement the development of a short-term modular teacher training programme aimed at upgrading Folk Development Colleges (FDC) teachers. The course will be an open Distance Learning (ODL) that address the challenges of costs and time for participants. 
Job Description
These terms are undertaken as part of the Skills for Employment, Tanzania (SET) Component 2.
Swisscontact INGO implements the SET Programme with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Tanzania. The Programme Phase 1 runs from 2018 – 2022.
Swisscontact is working in 36 countries with over 1,400 team members, they have fostered economic, social, and environmental development since 1959. Swisscontact has been implementing Programmes in Tanzania since 1979. At present, Swisscontact Tanzania implements U LEARN II and Taka in Mali Programmes in Morogoro and the Lake Zone. Morogoro Vocational Teacher Training College (MVTTC) and Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) will jointly implement the development of a short-term modular teacher training programme aimed at upgrading Folk Development Colleges (FDC) teachers. The course will be an open Distance Learning (ODL) that address the challenges of costs and time for participants.

The use of ODL plays an important role in addressing pedagogical skills need of the FDC teachers. This will also place MVTTC as a knowledge leader, expands outreach, digital facilitation, and broadens engagement of more teachers in need of on job skills training and in turn address the training need of the marginalized teachers. Furthermore, ODL will improve accessibility to training and training materials with limited face to face programs. To foster effective use digital communication, facilitate online based materials development and delivery, teacher student interaction, encompassing technology, that will increase effectiveness of digital engagement, teacher-student engagement and improved teaching, SET needs to engage an individual consultant to undertake ODL materials development based on the practical skills need of the teachers.
Under guidance of the working groups (WG), the consultant will help SET and MVTTC in:(1) developing the quality multimedia and interactive e-learning materials such as teaching videos, text, audio, graphics and animations. (2) Web based training activity or exercises to help students understand the content of the training (3) In support of this objective, the SET program seeks the consultant to undertake the assignment and capacitate the IT personnel at MVTTC on developing best E-learning materials.

This training materials are meant to help FDC teachers learn in a self-study course with guideline from MVTTC tutor via a digitalplatform or messaging facility; designed to be carried out through a series of modules delivered in a self-paced format. Each module is expected to take a specific short time and should be designed to be on the Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The ODL modules will address the all eight areas.

2.1 MVTTC Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer:
  • The consulting firm will be responsible for the knowledge transfer on the enhanced systems, not limited to:
  • Advise on a eLearning training platform to be deployed which serves the purpose of the ODL modules and particular situation of MVTTC and FDCs.
  • Develop E-learning materials for drafted modules by working groups from MVTTC.
  • Train, engage and capacitate MVTTC ICT personnel during the entire cycle of material development.
  • Before the commencement of the courses, the consultant should in advance train the assigned ICT Officials on the use of framework, maintenance and updating on which the system will be developed.
  • The consultant should work collaboratively with MVTTC ICT Team, so that the transfer of knowledge can be very smooth. Further, as ICT Team represent the agency, the system developer is mandated to report to assigned ICT Officials weekly on any matter related to system development and review the progress accordingly before forwarding to the Lead Working Group (LWG).
  • The assignment will involve creation of defined storyboards and interspersed with case studies to enhance the learning experience as well as improve the interaction between trainer and trainee.
  • Conduct Training of Trainer (ToT’s) for teachers from MVTTC comprehensively and adequately with well-pre-arranged manuals and references.
The consultant firm will be responsible for the following: -
  • Review the most relevant existing materials to develop a more detailed outline of the course to be approved by the Working Group.
  • Instructionally design modules based on working groups content and interviews.
  • Revise detailed content in response to comments by the Working Group.
  • Liaise with WG and Training Development Manager address training contents.
  • Integrating the learning modules into the MVTTC E-learning platform.
  • Completing development of the self-paced and interactive E-learning materials for modules.
  • Designing and developing a storyboards of learning modules for review and validation.

Assignment Management
1) Participate in an initial kick-off meeting to meet with the SET and MVTTC management, to discuss the assignment, validate critical objectives, agree on learning objectives, and to develop a workplan to guide the assignment through completion.
2) Continuous updates to the Component 2 lead on progress of assignment
3) Collaborate with ICT personnel MVTTC to manage content reviews.
4) Present final Learning Objectives for the e-learning module, test and work on shortcomings in comprehensive vocational teachers
5) Outline detailing the structure, topics and sub-topics of the module.
6) Detailed content, including all on-screen text and voice-over script, illustrated with photos and videos, in PPT format for e-learning module, including references to source materials, and photo/video credits.
7) A list of key references for learners, to be incorporated into the module.
8) A detailed bibliography of materials for course development
9) Folder with all photos and videos used in the e-learning module, with credits
10) Comprehensive user guide for master trainers
a) Work with the working groups members to understand existing content and to instructionally design the content into storyboards to meet the agreed learning objectives.
b) In consultation with working groups, the consultant should present two (2) user interface designs for each module. LWG will work with the consultant to refine the designs and select a final interface and validate it. This will ensure that the final product will have:
− An overall design plan and architecture.
− A consistent look and feel.
− Interactive exercises.
− Required visuals
– flow charts/decision trees/sketches/interactive image/videos/audio/animation etc.
c) Any identified deficiencies in the selected design identified during the validation process will be corrected by the consultant and approved and accepted by LWG.
d) Where required integrates the module contents to the Links for additional reading resources

3.3 Deliverables/specific outputs expected from consultant -  (Copy & Paste the link below to view the Deliverables/specific outputs expected from consultant)

4.0 Required Qualification:
1. The consultant company/firm must be comprised of qualified experts, with a demonstrated track record in developing quality online learning. Overall experience of firm should be more than 5 years.
2. It is expected that the company/firm have experience developing online learning in low bandwidth
3. environments and have knowledge of delivering online learning in East Africa countries, particularly Tanzania
4. The company/firm should have a strong management ability and excellent communication skills.
5. References and examples of past work are required and should be included in the proposal.
5.0 Resources and Timeframe
The work is expected to start once the contract is signed by the Consultant; it is expected to be completed in approx. 60 working days. The Contract will be valid from April 2020. Budgets should be clearly outlined to indicate proposed costs per milestone and per module.

6.0 Requested proposal elements:
Narrative (Max 10 pages) highlighting the following:
  • Capacity and relevant experience with E-learning product development
  • Particular areas of expertise including instructional design, adult learning, youth development, low-bandwidth design, etc.
  • Suggested approach to working together including detailed timeline, check-in schedule, and process for incorporating working groups feedback into development cycle. Preference will be given to applicants that can collaborate in real time with SET programme and MVTTC, either online or in person.
  • Live links to previous work product of e-learning.
  • Descriptions, online links and/or visuals of previous work developed to serve a comparable adult learning.
  • The Consultant’s approach to adapt content and activities, translation and voice over to the requirements of MVTTC and FDCs. Consultant company/firm Overview (Max 3 pages)
  • Contact information for the key contact(s)
  • Brief company history, including years in business and office locations
  • Consultant’s approach to and experience with INGO/ corporate digital strategy work
  • Key staff and bios for any team lead who will work on this assignment
7.0 Closing Date Closing Date
All proposals must be received by COB April 13, 2020 in order to be considered. Consultants and firms interested in this opportunity should submit their proposal to Swisscontact INGO in Morogoro office. Application should be directed to
Thank you for your interest in working with Skills for Employment Tanzania.