Terms of Reference (TOR) for LIFE SKILLS TRAIning
SERVICES REQUIRED: Facilitation of Life Skills Training
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.
Save the Children is implementing Norad integrated Project Education, Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. A core intervention of the project included provision of life skills training for children and therefore Life Skills ToT training is given to Save the Children Staff and Partner.
What Is the Life Skill Programme
Life Skills constitutes an important aspect of education all children must be given an opportunity to practice and develop the competencies it incorporates. The program has been developed with the vision that children in Somalia would develop these competencies and lead in adulthood the fulfilling they all dream about as children. The life skills program is intended for children under the age of 18. It can be used as part of the formal primary education curriculum or as separate non-formal program taught in and outside schools.
The Life Skills Concept
Life skills is a generic concept that denotes skills young people need to put useful information they are provided with into behaviour in order to lead fulfilling life. The need for life skills starts with the assumption that information does not always lead to behaviour. In order to put useful and relevant information that children get from different sources of media, children need to be equipped with life skills, such as communication, decision making, problem-solving and thinking, managing emotions.
relationship skills and resisting peer pressure. The aim of helping children develop these skills is to move beyond mere information, and equip with the children the capacity to effectively utilize information in order to achieve life objectives they dream about. These skills also help children develop as whole persons. They are also intended to target challenges that are especially endemic are wide spread in a specific community. Since the essence to develop skills, modes of delivering life skills programs should be interactive and actively involve children in the process.
The starting point for developing a life skills program is the realization that information is not enough in helping children face challenges that lay ahead in their life courses. Although information is vital at the starting point of any behavioural change program, it is not sufficient. Today’s children live in a global village and have access to multiple sources of media with the aid of modern telecommunications technologies and the Internet in addition to the traditional sources of information such as the family, school, Mosque and television. That means they are over-bombarded with information, weather good or bad. In order to filter such information and put the useful part into action, they need to be given the rights skills. Otherwise, even useful information they already know may not lead to behavioural change that can be reflected in their lives.
The objectives of the life skill workshops are to:
Improve the Confidence of children
Motivate the children
Develop resilience by the children
Improving cooperation and peaceful interaction between children, positive attitude to others, assertiveness and problem solving.
Build self-esteem and a sense of belonging to empower children to positively explore life and make healthy choices.
Enhance positive expectations to the future.
Enhance impulse control (in relation to aggressive behavior and/or risk taking behavior).
Enhance awareness and ability to protect of oneself and peers.
Task and Deliverables
Provide ToT training to SCI staff and partners to further deliver training sessions of Life Skill program and other relevant topics for children
Develop training content and work plan in accordance with Life Skill program
Engages in participant follow up before and after Face-to-Face training sessions
Submission final training report
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or human services field required.
2+ years Training facilitation experience is an important asset; strong willingness to further develop training competences
Excellent communication skills in English and Somali, including public speaking, and presentation skills
Excellent computer skills and other relevant electronics like use of projector, etc
Experience in team leadership and management
Must possess a sincere interest in children, maturity, self-control, and sound judgment.
Must have working knowledge of positive child development and positive behavior management skills.
Must have the energy, initiative and ability to get things done within specific time frames.
Possess skills for communicating clearly and knowledgeably.
Demonstrated ability to make objective decisions and fairly discipline.
Ability to manage groups in an efficient and friendly manner
Highly motivated individual with the desire to make a difference
Must uphold the policies and procedures of Save the Children Child safeguarding policy
Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy
Our values and principles:
Child abuse is when anyone under 18 years of age is being harmed or isn’t being looked after properly. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or neglect. The abuse and exploitation of children happens in all countries and societies across the world. Child abuse is never acceptable.
It is expected that all who work with Save the Children are committed to safeguard children whom they are in contact with.
What we do:
Save the Children is committed to safeguard children through the following means:
Awareness: Ensuring that all staff and those who work with Save the Children are aware of the problem of child abuse and the risks to children.
Prevention: Ensuring, through awareness and good practice, that staff and those who work with Save the Children minimize the risks to children.
Reporting: Ensuring that you are clear on what steps to take where concerns arise regarding the safety of children.
Responding: Ensuring that action is taken to support and protect children where concerns arise regarding possible abuse.
Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding, and it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and the consultant(s) and interpreters if applicable are bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and will need to sign it before departing to the field. A contract will be signed by the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables.
Interested candidates should forward their applicationsto:
Deadline of the Application: 22nd October 2018
Email subject should be “FACILITATION OF LIFE SKILLTRAINING”
The application pack should include a CV and cover letter including details on how you meet the required specifications.
The pack should also include:
CVs of training facilitators
Budget breakdown for the three days life skills training