Terms of Reference (ToR) Training project staff on ILO business development modules


Islamic Relief is an international aid and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion, or gender.

At the international level, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and is a signatory to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct. IRW is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through raising awareness of the issues that affect poor communities and through its work on the ground. Islamic Relief is one of the only 13 charities that have fulfilled the criteria and have become member of the Disaster Emergency Committee and is certified by CHS.

IRW endeavors to work closely with local communities, focusing on capacity-building and empowerment to help them achieve development without dependency. Please refer to our website for more information


Islamic relief Somalia is an International Humanitarian Organization that has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to communities affected by conflict, natural disasters, and climate shocks in the country. Various of IRS’s humanitarian emergency and development projects are carried out in the South-Central, Somaliland and Puntland regions. The humanitarian operations are needs based, delivered according to core humanitarian standards, and well-coordinated with the Somalia cluster structures, and are aligned with the Somalia Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). IRS interventions in Somalia are focused on the following sectors: (i) Food security and Livelihood; (ii) Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); (iii) Primary Health Care Services and nutrition, (iv) CCCM/NFI/ Shelter, (v) Emergency Responses and Disaster Risk Reduction. Furthermore, IRS seasonal Programme (Qurbani/Ramadhan) provide food and cash assistance to poor and vulnerable people during the Ramadhan and Hajj seasons, complementing the project activities of the core cluster sectors.

Due to implementing multi-sector humanitarian interventions that address the immediate needs of the affected communities, the number of Islamic Relief Somalia (IRS) staff recruited and engaged in the implementation has increased subsequently. The staff recruited for the implementation are mainly locals who have undergone training in the local institutions. In order to therefore enhance or promote staff capacity, Islamic relief Somalia, has planned to hold a one on one (face to face) training for a number of project staffs t at a place that provides a safe and conducive learning environment in Somalia.

This ToR is thus developed as a guidance for all potential firms with the needed training capacity to submit their offers competitively in terms of training packages, work plan and budget breakdown to Islamic Relief Somalia.

General Objective of the Training:

The objective of this training is to equip staffs with Business development skills that allow them to develop business ideas and start businesses with the local counterpart.

On completion of the program, all participants will:

  1. Increase the knowledge on business development modules
  2. Be able to identify and develop different business ideas.
  3. Be able to undertake assessment and select a feasible business idea.
  4. Be able to develop a bankable sound business plan through individual or group

Training methodology:

The training will be delivered in training sessions using various existing ILO business development modules. The sessions will include discussions, brainstorming, role plays, lectures and video presentations under the Guidance/facilitation of the trainer(s) for practical application of the learning.

Overview of training contents:

The training should be specifically focusing and capturing all the necessary business development modules this will include: what drives business, the value chain, understanding market, coping to reduce market risk among others. This training will be developed and delivered based against Somalia/Somaliland Labour laws, international Labour laws and other global international statutory documents or laws.

Number of staffs to be trained

  • 8 staffs from different projects sites

Proposed training dates

  • 11th to 17th December 2022

Proposed location

  • Hargeisa, Somaliland

How to apply


For consideration, kindly submit the following documents as an expression of interest (Technical and financial proposal).

  • Detailed and clear interpretation of the ToR (how the firm will undergo in executing the task)
  • The technical proposal should include an interpretation of the objectives of the assignment, detailed training delivery methodology and an elaborate work plan. Organization/individual capacity statement, past experience and activities CVs of the Training team and their roles in the achievement of the assignment; names, addresses and telephone numbers of professional referees.
  • The financial proposal should include a detailed budget proposal breakdown of what cost covers
  • Registration certificate(s)
  • Previous training experiences and client supported

Submit your application by the deadline to the email below:

Email: hr.mogadishu@islamic-relief.so

Submit application by 25th November

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