Terms of Reference  For Business Development Advisor

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Terms of Reference  For Business Development AdvisorTelephone number: 00 252-2-527163, Mobile: 00 252-2-4427496, Email: nagaadorg@yahoo.com,
Website: www. nagaad.org; Hargeisa, Somaliland
Terms of Reference  For Business Development Advisor
INTRODUCTION
NAGAAD network partnering with OXFAM, in collaboration with SONYO, is implementing ‘Talo-Wadaag (Decision Sharing) project’, an intervention of action proposes to increase the voice, participation and representation of women and youth in decision-making chains for a peaceful and prosperous Somaliland. This consortium composed of Somaliland women and youth umbrella organizations NAGAAD and SONYO, together with Oxfam, proposes a range of activities to combat these issues. We build on strong experience. NAGAAD has successfully lobbied women economic empowerment in Somaliland business, advocating for an increased participation of women in formal decision-making structures, such as the national parliament and the local councils. Oxfam brings in years of experience in Somaliland, particular working on gender and youth, which is enshrined in its Oxfam Country Strategy that seeks to support building a peaceful and prosperous Somaliland.
The project aims to support women in Somaliland, Strengthened women and youth business owner associations to increase their voice in decision making chains, particularly towards conflicts. Female-led businesses employ many more women than do their male-led business counterparts, which also makes them more likely to house females in more powerful positions within those businesses. However, female led businesses are also more likely to fail according to a World Bank Report on the private sector in Somaliland (2016). It is therefore important that female businesses are strong. The stronger female-led businesses are, the more likely they will be able to wield influence through formal and informal channels, such as the Chamber of Commerce. Thus meeting one of Nagaad’s, as well as, Oxfam Novib thematic areas, this focuses on improving women’s economic empowerment. Project activities are focused on women decision making participation, and business skills, advocacy on women’s economic rights, thereby supporting sustainable social, human and economic development processes, and directly contributing to improving the quality of the lives of the target beneficiaries.
The action’s overall objective is to increase the voice, participation and representation of women in decision-making chains for a peaceful and prosperous Somaliland with specific objectives through increasing engagement of women in business associations and their economic power.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES:
Overall Objective:
To strengthen women and youth business owner associations to increase their voice in decision making chains, particularly towards conflicts.
Specific Objectives:

To develop a comprehensive training manuals covering leadership, food processing and entrepreneurship skills for the women in business and train them to SME business women.
To support 240 women and their business associations to gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and promote women’s economic rights in Somaliland. Half of these women shall be women champions in business, who can be used as mentors to others,

 OBJECTIVES OF the consultancy:
To main objective of this consultancy is to develop a comprehensive training manuals covering leadership, food processing and entrepreneurship skill for the women in business and train them to SME business women.
SCOPE
Explanation of the proposed action
The consultant will develop a comprehensive training manual covering relative leadership, food processing and livelihood skill for the Women in Business. The manuals will used by the Consultant during SME business training session and would be very helpful to the business women. Specific manuals will contain as follows:

Leadership training Manual
Business training manual
 Food Processing manual
Entrepreneurship skills training manual
Training Manual for Small business management
Managing Small Business Association

EXPECTED RESULTS/ MAILSTONES:

At the end of the consultancy, the consultant shall deliver the following:

A comprehensive manual for women in SME Business
A Complete training materials for the manuals
Translated versions of the manuals

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Master degree in Business Administration, Economics, development studies, public policy or other related field
Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in business development, financial management, leadership, policy formulation, economic empowerment or research works.
Field experience in financial analysis, leadership, marketing and lost-prevention skill.
Knowledge of the Somali social, cultural and economic context is highly desired.
Fluent in spoken and written English and Somali.
Flexible and capable to interact with people and amenable to accept critiques and open to the opinion on the different opinions;

TIME DURATION
The total duration of this assignment will be 50 days in June and July 2018.
How to Apply?
All interested companies/consultants must send technical and financial proposal (6 pages maximum) and resume of all business development staffs that will be involved this research to nagaad.org2017@gmail.com before June 17th, 2018.




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