Company: VIS Ghana 

Location: Sunyani 

Job Status: Contract 

Salary: Very Attractive 

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Job Expires: 17th Jan, 2021


Job Description

Delivery of training module: ICT, as part of “Local economic empowerment for women, youth and vulnerable groups through CSOs and LAs concerted action in Ghana – LEEWYV”

Terms of Reference

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Background

The project “Local Economic Empowerment for Women, Youth and Vulnerable groups through CSOs and LAs concerted action in Ghana – LEEWYV” has been developed in 2018 by VIS – Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo in partnership with DBYN (Don Bosco Youth Network), BMA (Berekum Municipal Assembly) and DCM (Dormaa Central Municipality Assembly) to promote sustainable development in Brong Ahafo Region (BAR), through the support to the creation of effective mechanisms of engagement, collaboration and cooperation in leading sustainable development processes between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Local Authorities (LAs).

This collaboration is being pursued through specially created Committees, composed of members of local LAs and CSOs, and will positively affect life conditions of BAR’s population, especially the most vulnerable, who are candidates for irregular and unsafe migration, such as youth and women. Their employment and sources of income is being supported by the activities of the Committees, by promoting vocational training and financially supporting the starting of sustainable and environmentally friendly economic activities. It is mandate of the Stakeholder Committee managing the project to foster and monitor the gender empowerment processes, through specific actions and advocacy activities shared at regional/national level.

VIS and DBYN have been carrying out various activities in BAR for the past 3 years, with the main purpose of promoting sustainable development and tackling the phenomenon of irregular migration that may lead to the non-respect of basic human rights. The “LEEWYV” project is part of the Stoptratta program (www.stoptratta.org), implemented through the establishment of a network led by the Salesians of Don Bosco and VIS. Its goal is to fight human trafficking, informing and sensitizing the populations and communities in the countries of origin/transit about the risks of the journey to Europe. At the same time, it aims at helping improve the socio-economic conditions of those same countries in order to counteract and/or to reduce the underlying motivations of the individual and family migration project, as well as promoting regular migration. Through the Stoptratta program, activities and actions are carried on in Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Gambia and Ethiopia.

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Objective of the training

The purpose of the activity is to deliver skill modular paths on ICT addressed to women working in the agricultural sector. This activity will focus on women, as it will aim at bridging the gap between women and labour rights in agriculture in BAR. The training falls within a wider effort to promote women’s economic empowerment and to ensure equitable access to employment, appropriate working conditions, markets, trade, information and control over economic resources. The action will facilitate access for the most vulnerable groups to ICT instruments, in order for them to acquire new skills and knowledge in agriculture. The using of ICT among women cooperatives and associations will be a key activity to increase their competences and skills in the agriculture sector in order to improve their rural activities and hence their income.

Methodology

The training methodology will combine face to face learning and practical sessions to improve ICT literacy and stimulate familiarity with the technical tools. There will be 20 trainings of three days each that will target 25 women per training, reaching at least 500 of them.

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The training course will also sponsor public initiatives about ICT in agriculture, as the E- agriculture program of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The women that attend the training in organic agriculture also have the possibility to apply to FATOUD (a development fund) to receive financial funding to acquire ICT instruments, such as smartphones, to boost their economic activities by increasing information and knowledge.

Tasks of the trainer

The Trainer will be responsible for the organisation and management of the ICT course, including drafting of curricula, preparation of classes, elaboration and implementation of exams in order to evaluate the students’ progress. They will be required to balance frontal lecturing and interactive exercise to guarantee an inductive learning and hands-on-the-job recognition and systematization of already applied practices.

They will guide participants to acquire basic knowledge on the use of Information and Communication Technology for the following purposes:

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  • Retrieving up to date information on pricing;
  • Being informed about newest agriculture-related techniques (e.g. on modern cropping techniques or use of pesticides);
  • Promotion of products (e.g. on forums and social media);
  • Creating contacts with other workers in the agricultural sector (e.g. through fora and social media);
  • Running the business more effectively (e.g. with the help of programmes, software or specific applications).
  • They will assess the learning outcomes achieved by participants at the end of the training session.

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, the participants will be expected to have acquired the following competences:

  • Safe and effective use of smartphones to support business and sales;
  • Effective use of the Internet to retrieve useful information and to stay up to date on the most innovative techniques;
  • Correct use of sector-specific applications;
  • Effective browsing and research engine use strategies;
  • Useful techniques to retrieve market prices information;
  • Finding value chain actors;
  • Use of adequate software to keep records;
  • Retrieving updated information on pest control and disease control;
  • Finding access to new farming practices and technologies;
  • Creating forum and farmer networks on social networks;
  • Getting whether forecasts in order to plan well when starting cropping.

Timeframe

The training sessions will start from the mid of January 2021 and they will last for about three months.

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Venues

The trainings will take place in the following locations: Dormaa Central, Dormaa East, Berekum, Sunyani, Kranka, Subingya and Yefiri.

Consultancy

The consultancy will include: consultancy fees, transportation and feeding. If you also foresee a daily snack for the students it will be deemed as an added value.

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Training materials

VIS Ghana will provide learning materials in according to your list.

How To Apply

Application 
All the interested candidates should submit their CV and proposal including:

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  • Proposed contents of the training;
  • Proposed methodology;
  • Proposed evaluation strategy:
  • Proposed budget breakdown for the training.

Deadline to submit the proposal is the 17th of January to visghana2018@gmail.com

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