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Ethiopia: Request for Expression of Interest - Enterprise Trainer (Ethiopian Nationals/Local Institutions Only)

Ethiopia: Request for Expression of Interest - Enterprise Trainer (Ethiopian Nationals/Local Institutions Only)

Organization: International Labour Organization
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 22 Feb 2019

1. Introduction

The International Labor Organization (the ILO) is a U.N. agency committed to bringing together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. Since the early 1950s, the ILO has been providing technical cooperation to countries on all continents and at all stages of economic development. Projects are implemented through close cooperation between recipient countries, donors, and the ILO, which maintains a network of country offices worldwide.


In Ethiopia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has developed a comprehensive response to a need expressed by the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to advance decent work and inclusive industrialization in key priority sectors identified in the Second Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). This response titled “Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization in Ethiopia” is a project intervention that will be implemented focusing on the textile and apparel sector that coincides with Ethiopia’s Industrial Development Strategic Plan (2013 – 2025). In the second phase, the ILO’s support will be expanded further down the supply chain of the textile and apparel sector and will also include additional vital sectors to the Ethiopian economy. As part of this programme, ILO SCORE (Sustainable, Competitive and Responsible Enterprises). The programme will play major roles in terms of direct factory level support.

The SCORE Ethiopia Programme is an ILO Development Cooperation Programme designed to improve overall enterprise productivity and competitiveness by assisting export-oriented and domestic apparel factories with a particular focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Its main interventions are the enterprise productivity training and additional SCORE training modules developed to enhance work place cooperation, improve quality, promote cleaner and lean production practices, enhance workforce management skills and improve occupational Safety and Health. These training programmes are all practical and demand driven and include in-factory advisory services prioritized by factories.

2. Objective

The objective of this notice is to engage individual and institutional consultants as Enterprise Trainers (ETs), including advisory services, to work with textile and apparel factories located in different parts of the country. All services provided by the ETs should lead to detectable and measurable changes in productivity, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of managers and workers of factories that participate in the programme. In addition, workers and managers should gain a better appreciation of the importance of good communication, teamwork, and workplace organization. The SCORE programme tracks the adoption of different manufacturing and working condition practices through baseline and progress assessments. Enterprise Trainers will be introduced to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure value added per production worker and labor-hour, inventory turnover, injury rate, on-time delivery rate and material scrap and other productivity related indicators.

3. Methodology

The SCORE delivery mechanism involves (a) training and (b) enterprise advisory services. Priority is given to Training of Enterprises (ToE) mainly focusing on productivity improvement. The other SCORE training modules cover topics related to Workplace Cooperation, Quality, Cleaner Production, Workplace and human resource Management and Safety and Health at work and will be provided to factories on demand. In general, the methodology to be used should take into account enterprise productivity, efficiency, quality improvement and overall enterprise as well as environmental sustainability. All interventions involve consultation with the ILO SCORE technical team based in Ethiopia and Geneva. Factory owners/managers and workers/worker representatives within each factory should be consulted before availing training and other advisory services. The Enterprise Advises are expected to register factories and undertake preliminary baseline assessments of the participating factories.

At the end of the SCORE programme the training and enterprise advisory service provides are expected to have a service delivery model that help them develop demand-driven paid service packages for the apparel and garment sector and beyond. Successful candidates shall be provided with training of trainers’ course and will be introduced to the various modules developed by SCORE. The ETs will serve as local consultants for the ILO until they become certified SCORE trainers and advisors.

4. Enterprise Trainer/Advisor Responsibilities

Among others, the service providers shall undertake the following:

· record initial productivity status of participating factories and provide regular update every month on new productivity tools, practices introduced or strengthened;

· undertake factory assessment and identify gaps in resource productivity, line efficiency, working conditions including Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), injury rate, wages, incentives and other factors influencing productivity and efficiency i.e. human resource management practices, time management, absenteeism, turnover, disputes,;

· set action plan (factory improvement plan) necessary to overcome the identified gaps

· in consultation with factory management and worker representatives (trade unions) undertake ToEs;

· contribute to the adoption of modules to reflect local conditions and solve enterprise problems

· Ensures his/her services continued to be used by the ultimate target group (textile and garment manufacturers in the beginning) and continued to be used by other sectors on fee basis.

In addition, qualifying ETs are expected to undertake the following activities:

· fully participate in the productivity and other SCORE Training of Trainers (ToT) programme;

· play three key roles while working with factors, namely assessor, trainer and advisor roles;

· initially provide services to 30 small and medium apparel and garment enterprises working in and around Addis Ababa, and selected factories in the industrial parks;

· make regular factory visits and make report on improvement in productivity and other progresses as the result of the intervention, based on agreed indicators

5. Educational background and required skills

· Degree in a relevant topic. Including, but not limited to, engineering, business administration

· Knowledge and significant experience of management or consulting in at least two of the following areas:

o Production and productivity improvement

o Quality

o Lean manufacturing

· Capacity to persuade staff at all levels to make changes and to communicate technical information in a simple and clear way

· High level of analytic capacity. Including capacity to collect, analyse and interpret data, and to identify key problems within factories

· Problem solving skills and systematic approach to problem-solving

· High level of competence in word and excel

· Capacity to sell Productivity Training to enterprises

· Effective at training adults. Including strong presentation and facilitation skills

· Ability to work and communicate in English and one or two national languages

· Ability to work in teams.

Desirable criteria:

· High level management experience in factories and experience of managing change in organisations

6. Supervision and Reporting

· Enterprise Advisors will be supervised by Expert Trainer to be assigned by SCORE programme

· Regular reports shall be submitted to Ethiopia SCORE programme, through the Expert Trainer.

7. Deliverables

· List of factories identified for intervention, along with factory assessment report;

· Factory Improvement Plan (FIP), as agreed by factory management and workers representatives;

End-of cycle report using the M&E format to be issued by the SCORE Programme.

How to apply:

· Please apply before 22 February 2019

· Short-listed consultants shall be notified on the next steps

· Fill out the below trainer profile form and email to:

Trainer Profile Form: Applicants are asked to fill out the form and submit to ILO SCORE together with their CV.

Personal information


Female Male


Phone number:

Email address:

Professional Qualification and work experience


Total years of work experience:

Totals years of experience as a trainer/ business consultant:

Estimated number of training courses delivered to enterprises:

Current employer & position:

Sector experience: Manufacturing Services Agriculture Public /non-profit

Specify sub-sector:

Language skills


Available for SCORE training with 1 month prior notice:

Available to follow up with enterprises over a 2 months period:

Current daily rate as a trainer:

I confirm that the information provided above is complete and correct.

Date:**_** Signature: __

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