TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)
Terms of Reference (ToR) for an IT Trainer to train i2i job seekers on digital literacy for the purpose of increasing the opportunities for waged employment of women and men with disabilities.
Client: Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is an implementing partner of Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) and is directly responsible for the overall outcome of the proposed milestone.
Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) is a three-year program funded by FCDO. The program is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD), and a consortium of partners and led by Leonard Cheshire. Consortium members include Leonard Cheshire, CBM, European Disability Forum (EDF), International Labour Organization (ILO), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH), Plan International, and the World Bank.
The program is being implemented in Kenya’s three largest cities (Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa) to increase the meaningful inclusion of persons with disability in waged employment in the private sector. I2i will directly benefit 3000 people with disabilities of working age. The target group will be pan-disability, with a level of education that enables them to access private sector opportunities with support from the program. I2i interventions through the leadership of Plan international, will take a gender-transformative approach, seeking to challenge and change harmful gender norms and power relations, and working at the individual, relational and institutional level to achieve sustainable change. 40% of i2i target beneficiaries will be women with disabilities.
Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) is testing a digital and technology-based employment pathway for people with disabilities. The project posits that increasing the skills of people with disabilities will enhance their employability. Technological solutions for skills-building can enable the effective inclusion of people with disabilities within the private employment sector as well as efficient paths to scale up the model.
Strong evidence is provided by CBM’s internship program for youth with disabilities in East Africa, which enhanced marketability of young people upon completion of their upskilling; and Leonard Cheshire’s multi-country Access to Livelihoods program placed almost 38,000 people into employment (waged and livelihoods) as a result of upskilling people with disabilities. The i2i proposed employment pathway is testing a new approach compared to the
Access to Livelihoods program by introducing digital and technology interventions/ solutions and adding access to work schemes to support people placed in employment.
Under this assignment, APDK and CBM intend to engage three (3) IT professionals to conduct digital literacy skills training for 500 men and women with disabilities in Mombasa (1), Kisumu (1), and Nairobi (1).
The objective of this assignment is to improve digital literacy among 500 men and women with disabilities and enhance their employability and competitiveness in securing meaningful waged employment in the private sector.
The overall responsibility of the Trainer is to offer digital literacy in line with the following modules;
MODULE ONE: MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE
By the end of this unit, the participants will be able to explore fundamental concepts of Information Technology and its application in various fields.
- Word Processing: Microsoft word.
- Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel
- Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint
- Emailing: Microsoft Outlook
- Explain the relationship between hardware and software, and appreciate the organization of the computer system.
- Have the ability to use some of the widely used computer software that is available for microcomputers, and the relative merits of different software.
- Know the kinds of applications the different types of software packages can be used for
- Be able to use Microsoft applications at an advanced level and increase efficiency at the workplace
MODULE TWO: EMAIL COMMUNICATION AND ONLINE JOB SEARCH
By the end of this unit, the participants will be able to explore fundamental concepts of email communication and online job search techniques.
- Email communication
- Online job search.
- Perform email communication efficiently and effectively
- Able to search for jobs online by use of various platforms
- Able to navigate through the search engine
MODULE THREE: INTERNET NAVIGATION, SAFEGUARDING, AND SECURITY
By the end of this unit, the participants will be able to explore fundamental concepts of Internet navigation, how to safeguard the information content, and implementing security mechanisms to counter react to the various computer crimes.
- Internet navigation
- Safeguarding the information content
- Internet security
- Know how to navigate through the internet with ease while searching for information content
- Know the difference between computer crime and computer threats
- Know how to safeguard the information content while using the internet
- Know the internet security mechanisms in place to prevent various computer crimes
The instructor should familiarize themselves with the NCPWD Career Portal and be able to take the beneficiaries through the job portal and be able to navigate it.
- Provide a list of Trainees and their learning needs
- Provide the Trainer with information on how to transfer skills to different persons with disabilities especially those with cognitive disabilities, the Deaf and visual impairments
- Provide training venue equipped with computers, printer, accessible training materials, internet, and required accessible software for persons with visual disabilities
- Work with the Trainer to develop learners’ Instruction guide for digital literacy skills
- Provide/facilitate the trainer with a laptop for training purposes during the training period
- Provide sign language interpreters during class sessions
- Conduct post-training evaluation upon completion of the training
- Provide an online training facility for beneficiaries who are not able to access the training centers
The contractor will implement all the activities under this ToR over the project period ending December 2021.
- Digital skills modules that meet the objective of i2i project
- Training program schedule
- Cohort reports outlining participation and learning outcomes
- Digital literacy Training delivered to 500 persons with disabilities over the project period
- Final report submitted upon completion of the assignment.
- Degree in teaching majorly in ICT, degree relating to Information Technology
- Have experience in working with persons with disabilities especially those with visual and hearing impairment
- Have experience training new learners in an accessible way
- Be familiar with accessibility, reasonable accommodation, and accessible training methodology and method.
- Have an excellent working knowledge of English and Kiswahili, Kenya Sign Language is an added advantage
- Possess extensive training management skills, proven knowledge, and experience in preparing training modules.
- Be able to meet deadlines and complete assignments within the stipulated time frame.
Submission of application
APDK in partnership with CBM Kenya under the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) Project invites qualified persons to implement the assignment. A cover letter/ motivation letter explaining why you are the most suitable for the work. The technically qualified persons will be contracted as per APDK and i2i procurement and financial rules and regulations. Payment will be made in Kenya Shillings as per APDK financial rules and payment conditions as stipulated in the agreement/contract/purchase order and ToR.
Interested individuals are requested to submit their proposals electronically to Mail: email@example.com and addressed to The Human Resources Manager, Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya or submitted hard copy to APDK, Waiyaki Way Westlands, opposite ABC Place.
Indicate which of the three target counties you are applying for.
Please mention only “Digital Literacy Trainer” as the subject of e-mail or top of the sealed envelope
Closing date September 10th, 2021 by COB.