Solidaridad Ethiopia releases new tender for waste training project

Published:  15 September, 2022

Needs and objectives of the present assignment

The key objectives of the assignment under this ToR document are to carry out a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) and to organise and conduct training of trainers (ToTs) for five trainees with a course/training duration of four weeks.

Based on the TNA report, the envisaged training service under this ToR is expected to cover the management of all possible tannery solid waste, and utilisation of the same to re-use (recycle), which could be converted into valuable products. 

As to the mode of delivery, the training must be delivered with a focus on 75% practical and 25% theoretical aspects. Contents of the practical part must focus on the demonstration of technologies, showcasing the practices and technicalities of the utilisation of solid wastes to re-use, and contain all possible leather solid waste conversions into valuable products.  

Besides, as has been highlighted in the outset itself, since the envisaged ToTs are meant to be conducted outside of Ethiopia – within the facility of the contending overseas international research and/or training institution – flight and daily peridium allowance expenses for all the trainees shall be covered by Solidaridad.   

Scope of work and expected outputs/deliverables

Scope of work

The specific tasks for the contending Institution under this ToR shall include:  

  1. Carry out a detailed “GAP” analysis to identify gaps in the training being imparted on solid waste management and utilisation and assess the training needs, expectations and gaps of knowhow and skills of targeted beneficiaries from the industry and support institution (such as former LIDI (Leather Industry Development Institute) now called Leather and Leather Products Industry Research Development Centre (LLPIRDC), ELIA (Ethiopia Leather Industries Association), etc.). Carry out as part of the GAP analysis the Training Need Assessment (TNA) along with determining the possible outcomes (of the training) and devising the protocol for measuring the outcomes
  2. Produce a well-written and comprehensive training needs assessment report based on the above, including recommendations for:
  • Selection of training participants
  • Post-training evaluation
  • Impact assessment.
  1. Organise and conduct one training program for the trainers (ToTs), based abroad within the training facility/site of the Institution for one batch of a total of five trainees; with a course/ training duration of four weeks (one month). 

Final deliverables

  1. Comprehensive training needs assessment report 
  2. ToT training sessions, with a course/ training duration of one month for a group of five participants, completed and reports submitted, including post-training evaluation and impact assessment
  3. Comprehensive final report after completion of the training. 

Timeframe and deadlines

The expected timeframe for the assignment under this ToR document is to be completed within 45 days upon signature of a formal contract agreement.

Reporting requirements

The institution will submit the reports and related documents to Solidaridad Ethiopia Country Office (located in Addis Ababa) to the PMU team by each week to share the progress of the training, certifying that the works, tasks and assignments have been satisfactorily performed.

Requirements for experience and qualifications

  • An established expertise in leather research and/or tannery solid waste management and utilisation, with submission of relevant CVs of experts employed in this activity. A dedicated focal point (team leader) is also required to be assigned
  • Assigned staff of the institution shall have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in relevant fields, with demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting need assessments and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials, etc; in the areas of leather manufacturing/processing technology and tannery solid waste management and utilisation technicalities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in organising and conduct tailor-made made training for international trainees or students in the relevant fields of study/technicality
  • Work experience on similar assignments in similar projects 
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills in English.

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals