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Terms of Reference for Training of Trainers on First Aid – Growing Futures project
1.1 About Farm Africa
Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce.
We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.
1.2 About the Project
1.2.1 The Need
The majority of Kenyan youths are unemployed, underemployed or underpaid. The country has an unemployment rate of 40%, of which 70% are youths. Youth unemployment prolongs dependency on parents, diminishes self-esteem and fuels frustration which increases the likelihood of violence, crime and conflict. In the project area, 54% of the population live in poverty, caused by: uneconomical land plots, squatter problems, landlessness and unemployment.
1.2.2 The Project Intervention
The project started in 2011 with a pilot phase of the project titled Youth Empowerment in Sustainable Agriculture (YESA) in Trans Nzoia East district, North Rift Region. The project has since expanded in subsequent phases, and is currently titled Growing Futures (GF).
It is designed to combat unemployment among the youth through equipping farmers with skills in agri-business, crop husbandry practices and marketing/enterprise development, with a core focus on the financial sustainability of their businesses.
2.0 Scope of work
The consultant shall work to provide TOT training on Basic first aid training in a one day workshop. The target trainees are 50 farmers and 16 Farm Africa staff (Total of 66 participants), thus shall be divided into two classes of 33 each.
2.1 Expected Deliverables
2.1.1 Before commencement
- An inception report before commencement of work with a description of the training content expected output, detailed budget and a proposed work plan/ days program for the entire exercise.
- A training curriculum to be reviewed and approved by Farm Africa
2.1.2 On completion of the Training
- Submission of the training report and relevant reference materials used. The consultants will also be required to attach participants’ lists.
3.0 Qualifications – The technical team to deliver the assignment
- Advanced University Degree in Public Health and other related field.
- At least 5 years of professional experience on issues of first aid support and trainings
- At least 3 years of documented experience in developing, facilitating/delivering interactive/participatory training sessions in the area of basic first aid training especially documented experience in conducting TOT.
- Excellent skills in presenting complex technical information in an easily comprehensible way.
- Adaptability and flexibility in working within complex and dynamic environment.
- Ability to deliver high quality products in a timely manner.
- Fluency in English and/or Kiswahili
3.1 Other competencies required on the team of trainers/consultancy team:
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
- Good community mobilization skills, ability to work with multicultural and multi ethnic communities
- Understanding of farmer group dynamics and governance.
- Good leadership and management skills.
- Experience in development of entrepreneurial skills with farmer groups
- Knowledge in business development services
- Self-driven with an ability to work with minimum supervision
4.0 Targeted Outcomes;
- After the training participants are expected to acquire the following skills:
- Understanding of the basic First Aid principles
- Competence in practically administering First Aid
- Know how to identify cause of affected person from liquid or solid agrochemicals
- Know how to provide psychological first aid;
- Know how to build communication with affected person who experienced trauma.
5.0 Expressions of Interest
Interested consultants or firms are requested to submit;
- A proposal detailing their interpretation of the TORs, proposed methodology, including sampling methods, work schedule and a detailed plan of activities.
- A capability statement demonstrating how they meet the required qualifications and competencies
- Copies of all relevant Curriculum Vitae
- Two references (including one from your last client /employer).
All documents must be submitted by email to out ‘sealed’ email address email@example.com by 5pm (GMT+3), 13th May 2019.
Please note that those who had applied need not to reapply.