Terms of Reference For Employability Skill Training – Hargeisa, Somaliland

Employability Skill Training TOR




SOS Children’s Villages Somaliland is currently implementing ‘The Next Economy project” focusing on graduated youth – including secondary, university or technical institutes who are particularly challenged in connecting to the labour market. With an innovative approach we hope to inspire, train, coach and facilitate youth to: Prepare them, in cooperation with the public and private sector, for a ‘decent job’, Start their own business and Upscale a promising start-up.




SOS Children’s’ Village Somaliland will conduct Next Economy Youth employability skills training. The purpose of the youth employability skills training is to equip youth – job seekers with interpersonal and professional skills that employers look for when hiring new graduates. The training participants will be 60 youth from Next Economy project currently completing Phase 1 & 2 (life skill course) particularly make it work track.


Scope of work – Employability skills training:



    1. Write their perfect application and present the best of themselves to potential employer through:


    1. being able to develop a Curriculum Vitae which clearly represent their experience, personal capabilities, and strengths


    1. being able to write an application letter for a (real) job, sufficiently responding to the required skills and competences and positively presenting themselves


    1. being able to present themselves in a job interview in a “controlled / safe learning environment”



(role plays)



    1. Select and apply for a traineeship / job which matches their personal skills and preferences through:




    1. Being aware of the various methods to search for employment opportunities and internship places (e.g. newspapers, websites, open application processes etc.)


    1. Being able to identify relevant vacancies which match with their personal preferences and qualifications


    1. (supported by the coach/trainer) submitting (at least three) applications for an internship or job


    1. Being able to prepare for a job interview (including drafting of questions / responses they might expect during the interview)


    1. Having practiced with interviews for a job or internship (guided by a coach)




    1. Perform well on the job and know how to behave on the work floor through:






    1. Being able to take feedback and identify areas for personal development / learning


    1. Know how to take directions from their superior and report on completion of tasks and/or issues encountered will working on the task.


    1. Knowing their role within the company/team and act accordingly


    1. Sharing their personal learning trajectories and development opportunities with their peers (during group coaching)




    1. Understand basic employee rights and critically review an employment contract through:


    1. Being aware of the (national) employment rights (including presence of unions, taxes, and minimum wage etc.)


    1. Being able to understand the crucial elements of an employment contract and what implications these have




    1. Provision of training refreshment for the participants


    1. Being able to deliver training refreshment for the training participants only on training days.




    1. Required Profile of the Training Provider: Interested training providers will be expected to be: 




    1. Highly knowledgeable of livelihood and employment trends in Somaliland.


    1. Experienced with extensive expertise in employability skills development (e.g. have a tested training curriculum on the related subjects available).


    1. Experienced working with young people with a minimum of (3) years working in a related field


    1. Highly developed analytical and writing skills


    1. Availability of a secure and inspiring training venue for the youth.



Training Dates


The training will be for four weeks- starting 20th September 2020 and will end 20 October 2020.


Therefore, the training provider must possess the capacity to initiate multiple training sessions simultaneously in the allotted period while, covering as many participants at the same time. The training shall take place in a well-equipped training venue, which assures security of the youth participants and provides for a good learning atmosphere.


Training Deliverables:



    • Be able to follow and adopt the NE Employability skill training curriculum.


    • Print out training material and share with the participants.




    • Conduct the training sessions during a period of 4 weeks with multiple youth groups in an interactive, student centred method.




    • Provision of training refreshment for the participants for all training days.


    • Develop a suitable schedule for the training and present to SOS.




    • Training provider should give internship placement 30% out of the total training participants for 3 months.




    • Develop data collection tools i.e. attendance, pre- and post-training evaluation forms/questionnaires etc.


    • Submission of training report (as agreed).



Training Methodology should be;



    1. Participatory and interactive


    1. Use mini-lecturing/ trainees centred method


    1. Use demonstration and simulation materials


    1. Group work/discussion and individual activities


    1. Conducive space for training participants


    1. Take daily youth attendance and share SOS Children’s Village Somaliland Youth coaches.


    1. Submission of Monthly training report (as agreed).




    1. Terms and Conditions:



The training providers is required to work jointly with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia to provide core life skills training to trainees at the end of this training. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia will recruit the training participants and the training provider will get a list of training participants. If the training provider did not perform well according to the training ToR. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia reserves the right to terminate the contract and/or suspend payments.


How to Apply

SOS Children’s Village Somaliland invites technical and financial proposals from qualified firm applications from interested candidates should present and an application to: hr@sos-somaliland.org. as follows:


    1. A technical application detailing- understanding of the Call for Proposal, methodology and approaches, CVs of the team leaders and technical reference of previous similar works.


    1. A financial proposal with detailed budget taking considering the details in the Call for Proposal and timelines therein.


    1. At least two reports of similar assignments in the last one year.



SOS Children’s Village Somaliland will select the best proposal based on the experience and the capacity of the firm or organization, quality of the technical offer and financial offer.


The bids shall be submitted no later than 10th September 2020.

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