Consultancy Jobs – Terms of Reference for the Field Officer Consultant – Youth Enterprise Challenge- Teach A Man To Fish

Job Title:  Terms of Reference for the Field Officer Consultant – Youth Enterprise Challenge

Organization: Teach A Man To Fish

Duty Station:  Kalangaalo Sub County – Mityana district, Uganda

 

About US:

Teach A Man To Fish has been active in Uganda since 2009 and has been progressively scaling up its work since 2014. Through our flagship programme, the School Enterprise Challenge, and through bespoke training and consultancy work, Teach A Man to Fish Uganda currently supports schools at primary, secondary and vocational level as well as NGOs and individual entrepreneurs. We are guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. This is done through supporting young people in developing countries to gain skills and knowledge for economic empowerment. We support schools, youth groups, NGOs and training centres to establish enterprises – from eggs to grain storage, crafts to a hotel. These enterprises serve both as learning platforms, and as income-generating activities for the organisation, as young people work on the businesses alongside their academic education. In this way, young people learn valuable business and entrepreneurial skills and the school has the ability to raise additional funds in a sustainable way. We are a small organization with big reach – Since 2006, we’ve created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising teachers through our global programmes.

 

Teach A Man To Fish delivers the world’s largest, global awards programme for schoolbased enterprise: the School Enterprise Challenge. This annual programme supports teams of students, guided by a teacher to plan, set up and manage real school businesses. The business functions as a learning platform, supporting students to develop their soft skills and business knowledge, whilst at the same time generating additional income for the school. In 2020, Teach A Man To Fish adapted the model to an out-of-school youth setting for the first time and is currently rolling out the Youth Enterprise Challenge programme with young farmers and refugees in Uganda.

 

About the Youth Enterprise Challenge.

In 2020, in partnership with Hans R Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), Opportunity International and Opportunity Bank, Teach A Man To Fish is implementing a programme with 6000 youth in Mityana district with the aim of developing entrepreneurship skills, soft skills and access to markets for participating youth. Teach A Man To Fish’s project will contribute to a larger programme called TeamUp, being delivered by HRNS, which is focused on supporting youth in Mityana to develop businesses in the coffee and others in agribusiness value chain. Opportunity International will additionally offer financial literacy training, whilst Opportunity Bank will offer financial services to participating youth.

 

Job Summary:  To provide extensive support in monitoring and training Farmer Field School Facilitators in Kalangaalo Sub County to deliver quality and accurate business curriculum contents to the YEC target beneficiaries.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

M&E responsibilities

  • To lead on delivery of field Monitoring and Evaluation, baseline and summative surveys in line with set targets, timeline and budget.
  • Work closely with the field facilitators to ensure that field data is collected, systematically entered into the Impact Atlas app and shared with the M&E assistant weekly.
  • Check filled questionnaire to ascertain completeness and consistency that all questions were asked and responses accurately recorded,
  • Ensure that data collected by the field monitors are correctly saved in the existing data bases and hard copy data is submitted to the MEAL Assistant in time.
  • Ensure that the data collected from the field meets all the qualities and specification of a quality data and support in the verification and coding before entries are made. Prepare and conduct case study interviews.

Specific project tasks

  • Conduct regular field visits to the 50 beneficiary groups at step one and two of their business training and provide weekly progress report to the MEAL Assistant.
  • Monitor group business plans and ensure that all businesses are implemented in accordance with the plan.
  • Mobilize the target YFFS to actively participate in the project activities.
  • Supervise field facilitators and ensure that project activities are completed in time.
  • Uphold ethical standards and protocols during his/her work, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality p

Approach

  • An initial briefing with the YEC Program Manager and Country Manager is expected to ensure full comprehension of the expected exercise.
  • Review of project plans, activities and expected out comes from the project as part of induction and introduction to Kalaango Sub County leaders and facilitators.
  • Weekly visits to the Field Facilitators in their group and report on progress at least once a week.
  • Identify training needs for the YEC beneficiaries and facilitators and share with TAMTF. Submit a comprehensive activity report at the end of the consultancy

Period of Consultancy: 

  • The first step of the business training will take 5 (five) months of full time engagement in the community. After this period, Teach A Man To Fish will conduct a performance review of the services rendered and make a decision whether to continue to the next phase.

Supervision 

  • The Consultant will be supervised by the YEC Project Officer based in Mityana. Additional support will also be provided by YEC Program Manager and M&E Manager based in Kampala.

Payment schedule

  • The budget for this consultancy is Ugx.3, 500,000 (Three million and five hundred thousand). This is payable in two installments and subject to satisfactory performance.

Responsibility for Logistics arrangements 

  • TAMTF will arrange transport for the consultant only during the field visitation.

Taxation Provisions:

  • Consultant shall be responsible for all Taxes arising from the consultancy in line with the Uganda Tax regulations.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold at least a University degree in Development Studies, Social Work or in any Business related discipline.
  • 3yrs experience in an NGO, social enterprise or corporate setting, with a considerable knowledge in data collection and management will be an added advantage.
  • Good interviewing and verbal communication skills. Fluent in the Luganda dialect and MUST be a resident of Mityana district.
  • Basic understanding of databas
  • Experience in reporting and database management.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proficiency in word processing tools and spread sheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Experience of using mobile phone for data collection is desired.
  • Flexibility is highly needed

 

How to Apply:

Consultant should email a letter of expression of interest and detailed CV to ephraim@teachamantofish.org.uk & cc. abel@teachamantofish.org.uk

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

 

Deadline: 28th May 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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