Concern Tender Announcement: Management Training Consultants


TERMS OF REFERENCE

Management Training, Concern Turkey

Location: Sanliurfa, Turkey

Duration: The training programme should be designed to accommodate two groups, of 20 per group, for a maximum of 10 consecutive days

Start Date: Not later than the 1st of August – by mutual agreement.

Language: English

Introduction and Background

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and is a registered NGO with the Government of Turkey with its main office in Sanliurfa Province.

Since 2013, Concern has increased its programing areas in terms of locations and number of people, and launched various programs targeting different groups within the Syrian population in Turkey. Concern’s success in the humanitarian sector since 1968 is attributable to its efforts to increase the quality of its services to the most vulnerable populations around the world. As such, managerial capacity with respect to project development and implementation plays an important role in addressing these needs and in increasing service quality. In order to build on its current strengths, Concern, therefore, wishes to engage a trainer or organization to provide project management and development training, specifically in relation to the Project Management for Development Professionals 1 course

Relevance to Organizational Needs

It is to be hoped that the training programme will provide Concern staff with an improved knowledge of the essential principles and practices of project management for development. It should also serve to build capacity in relation to the implementation of development projects and enable staff to make more informed decisions as to the choice and use of appropriate tools to that end.

Scope of Work

       Objectives

  • Completion of Project Management for Development Professionals 1 course and completion of test for those who wish to take it; participants should receive internationally recognized certificates upon completion of programme
  • Staff should have a good knowledge of the essential principles and practices of project management for development
  • Staff should be aware of the different stages of launching and implementing development projects and the important tools and considerations applicable to each stage
  • Staff should have familiarity with and an ability to use critical project management tools and planning documents
  • Staff should have familiarity with available PMD Pro 1 Course guidance and learning materials

Participants’ backgrounds

All staff from officer level to that of Programme Director, numbering some 40 people in total.

Qualifications & Experience

Required

  • Strong English speaker
  • Degree in business/management or relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management training sector
  • Previous experience in management training programme delivery
  • Specific experience of the delivery of PMD Pro 1 Course
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Relevant certification where necessary
  • Only Turkey-based consultants will be considered

CONCERN STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT AND PROGRAMME PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICY

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in this document.

Any breach of Concern Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including dismissal.

Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of Programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

Documentation and Closing Date for Submissions

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter outlining their experience, proposed time-frame for course delivery as well as a training agenda; verifiable references to or a sample of relevant previous work should also be attached. Quotations should also cover the cost of post-training exam invigilation.

All documentation should be in English

As Concern will make all arrangements in relation to the provision of a suitable training space, these costs should not be included in the quotation.

Quotations should be for a course complement of 40, including a rate per person in the event of additional trainees or absentees.

Applications should be sent no later than the 30th of June 2017 to turkey.tender@concern.net