Entrepreneurial Skills Master Trainer (French and English-speaking)

United Nations Development Programme (HQ)

1. Background
Entrepreneurship can play a critical role in addressing development challenges and accelerating growth. The United Nations Agenda 2030 emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurship for achieving inclusive and sustainable development.
UNDP and HP Foundation established a partnership to implement joint activities on entrepreneurial and 21st Century skills development. The partners leverage the HP Foundation���������s HP LIFE Program as a flexible learning platform offering versatility and rich content for entrepreneurial skills development initiatives. HP LIFE is the HP Foundation���������s free IT and business skills-training program. It is accessible online, offline, and in person offering more than 30 courses in eight languages for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world. It is also an adaptable educational resource used on the ground by trainers, educators, and mentors to enrich curricula, support business creation, and improve employability skills.
this opportunity, UNDP and HP Foundation are initiating a global training of trainers program. The initiative will contribute to capacity-building for entrepreneurship primarily in Africa and MENA region. The Master Trainer will plan, prepare, and implement the HP LIFE training of trainers to maximize the utilization and benefits of HP LIFE Program in face to face or blended training programs.
This position is home-based. The Consultant will report to the IICPSD Technical Specialist based in Istanbul. The activities will be carried out in collaboration with IICPSD Digital Transformation and Skills team.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Description of responsibilities
Under overall supervision of the Technical Specialist, consultant is expected to:
Adopt and utilize the existing training of trainers and orientation training program and curriculum on the use of online HP LIFE Program learning platform to support knowledge transfer for capacity building on entrepreneurial, business and IT skills; Conduct needs assessments prior to the training and prepare a training program that matches the needs of the participants; Select the appropriate domain experts to provide the specialized courses during the trainings; Manage the overall coordination of the courses between the host entity and UNDP and facilitate the training sessions; Deliver the training methodology for the domain experts; Create and deliver the relevant courses and presentations during the trainings; Support the creation and maintenance of the communication network that will established with the trainees by assisting the identification of the communication platform that will be used, establishing a network format that will allow the trainees from different sessions to engage with each other and stay in contact, and actively engaging in the network to support the continuous learning of the trainees after the trainings are completed; Conduct the monitoring and evaluation process (including post-monitoring tests) and deliver an assessment report upon the completion of each training for internal quality assurance of the training program.
Scope of Price Proposal and the Schedule of Payments
The consultant must send an all-inclusive financial proposal. The consultant must include in the computation of the contract price all fees, inclusive of professional fees; coordination and communication costs; taxes; etc. 100% Payment will be made based on submission of below deliverables and upon completion of each training.
Financial Offer
Orientation Training /Half-day ToT (4-hour preparation, 4-hour delivery, reporting)
One-day ToT (4-hour preparation, 8-hour delivery, reporting)
Two-day ToT (4-hour preparation, 16-hour delivery, reporting)
Three-day ToT (8-hour preparation, 24-hour delivery, reporting)
Four-day ToT (8-hour preparation, 32-hour delivery, reporting)
Following the tasks outlined above, the consultant is expected to:
��������� Submit UNDP a terms of reference prior to each training, which includes learning outcomes and strategies, etc.
���re training materials
��������� Deliver agreed trainings on agreed time frame
��������� Submit training a training report, time-sheet and the Certification of Payment.
��������� Apply pre and post tests and submit results and analysis
��������� Work closely with the partner institutions during preparation, delivery and reporting period
Institutional Arrangements:
Maximum working days over the 2-year period would be 60. However, UNDP does not warrant that any quantity of services will be purchased during the term of the Framework Agreement as this will depend on forthcoming needs; IC as a Framework Agreement is non-exclusive (i.e. it does not prohibit UNDP from entering into another such framework agreement with another individuals or entities); Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the training will be conducted online and the consultant will work from home. In case travel is necessary, all arrangements will be made in line with UNDP travel and Daily Substance Allowance (DSA) policy; The contract would be from Januar; Once the Framework Agreement is signed, if there is a specific assignment, the focal person(s) at UNDP would contact, by email, the Consultant informing of specific deliverables and timeline; The consultant must advise within 48 hours whether s/he is available to deliver the requested service; Thereafter a Purchase Order will be raised. Financial commitments will only be established each time the services are requested within the scope of the Framework Agreement through the transmitted email and purchase order; The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for the execution of the tasks under this assignment; The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own working station (i.e. laptop, internet, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to a reliable internet connection; The consultant will report to the Technical Specialist, based in Istanbul. Given the global consultations to be undertaken during this assignment, the consultant is expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability for such consultations taking into consideration different time zones; Payment amount will be calculated based on the requested training by UNDP and the pre-identified price offer submitted by the consultant. Payments will be made upon submission of a detailed time sheet, certification of payment form, and the report templates along with acceptance and confirmation by the Technical Specialist (Supervisor) on days worked and outputs delivered.
Due to COVID-19, the consultant will work from home. In case mission travel is required, it is expected that the total number of missions will not exceed 5 in a calendar year; Any necessary mission travel must be approved in advance and in writing by the Supervisor; The Advanced and Basic Security in the Field II courses must be successfully completed prior to commencement of travel; Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director; Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under https://dss.un.org/dssweb/; The consultant will be responsible for making his/her own mission travel arrangements in line with UNDP travel policies; All related travel expenses will be supported by UNDP funds and will be reimbursed as per UNDP rules and regulations for consultants which states that consultants shall only be paid the most direct and most economical ticket, as will be quoted by the official UN travel agency. Any amount in excess of the said quotation, such as class and airline preference of the consultant, shall be borne by the consultant and the daily living allowance will be paid as per UN Rate. Costs for mission airfares, terminal expenses, insurance, and living allowances should not be included in financial proposal.
3. Competencies
Corporate Competencies
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN���������s values and ethical standards; Promotes the vision, mission, and str goals of UNDP; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
��������� Expert knowledge design and delivery of online and on-site entrepreneurship trainings
��������� Focuses on achieving results;
��������� Sets priorities, produces quality outputs, meets deadlines and manages time efficiently;
��������� Works toward creative solutions by analyzing problems carefully and logically;
��������� Has a dynamic, positive and adaptive attitude towards work-related challenges, bringing innovation to them;
��������� Leads and supports team decisions;
��������� Facilitates meetings effectively and efficiently;
��������� Resolves conflicts as they arise;
Has excellent public speaking and presentation skills; Writes and presents clearly and convincingly; Has strong inter-personal and cross-cultural communication skills.
Knowledge Management
Shares knowledge and is willing to provide suppo orientation
Maintains strong relationships with partners and clients.
Required Skills and Experience
4. Qualifications
Academic Qualifications/Education:
Bachelor���������s Degree in economics, business administration, finance, information and communication technologies, computer science, entrepreneurship, innovation, communications, marketing, life skills, humanities or equivalent field. Holding a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Advising Program certification is an asset. Holding an HP LIFE Master Trainer certification is an asset.
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the management, implementation and delivery of online and on-site entrepreneurship trainings and trainings of trainers is required. Experience in the management, implementation, and delivery of entrepreneurial trainings in Africa and MENA region is required. Proven experience in the design of online and on-site entrepreneurship trainings and trainings of trainers is required. International level-experience on delivery of entrurial trainings is required.
Language skills:
Excellent French and English are required. Fluency in Spanish and/or Arabic is an asset.

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