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Cheese Production National Consultant to train 100 participants in White Nile State
International Labour Organization

 Project Title: Sustainable Community-Based Safety-Net Platforms In North Kordufan and White Nile (ILO-CAPISUD)
 Duty Station: White Nile State
 Closing Date: 25 May 2022


Terms of Reference (TOR)

TREE Action Programmes Number (3)

Cheese production Programme

Project Title

Sustainable Community-Based Safety-Net Platforms in White Nile (ILO-CAPISUD)


TREE Action Programme in Cheese production for 100 beneficiaries in the White Nile State and North Kordufan.

Project DC Code




The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) is implementing the "BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INCLUSIVE SERVICE DELIVERY" (BCISD) project in partnership with the African Development Bank. The project is managed by a Programme Implementation Unit (PIU) established inside the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security.

The ILO is taking responsibility under the AfDB-MoSD programme for the realisation of major parts of the programme's third outcome: Sustainable community-based safety-net platforms in North Kordufan and White Nile (CAPISUD Sub-project). Below is a summary of ILO CAPISUD project.




ILO Overall result: Sustainable community-based “safety net platforms” in North Kordufan and White Nile states

ILO Result 1: Skills of local women and youth are enhanced to improve employability, income generation and their participation to health insurance systems

ILO result 2: Sustainable micro and small enterprises are created to generate income and jobs and improve health insurance coverage

ILO result 3: A coordinated delivery mechanism for social protection, skills development and other social services is designed and capacities built to facilitate access to health insurance and other services and transfers.




 Duties and responsibilities:




TREE is a methodology adopted to achieve project result (1). TREE is an ILO methodology for promoting the economic empowerment of the rural poor. TREE seeks to empower the rural poor by:

  • Helping them to increase their ability to effectively use their knowledge and skills in the environment where they live and work;
  • Providing them with additional skills and other support needed to increase incomes and productivity, and to improve living conditions;
  • Providing communities with opportunities to contribute to and benefit from collective action and develop on their own.



The project’s TREE ACTION PROGRAMMES are a number of vocational and employability-training programmes based on the identified promising economic opportunities studies conducted by the project (output 1.2 below). The project will implement these programmes through different technical specialised implementing partners. This TOR is the subject of Fishing as one of the identified economic opportunities in target areas.

TREE Action Programmes focus on trainings delivery and post-training support (Outputs 1.3 and 1.5 below), while linking beneficiaries with ILO Result (2): entrepreneurial skills development.


ILO CAPISUD Project Result (1) Outputs:

ILO Result 1: Skills of local women and youth are enhanced to improve employability, income generation and their participation to health insurance systems


Output 1.1. Local development committees are established to oversee project implementation


Output 1.2. Local economic development assessments: Opportunities for local economic growth are identified (key products, services, sectors), skills profiled, and training needs evidenced through community-based assessment approaches and value-chain analysis


Output 1.3 Vocational and employability training programmes are designed (or adapted) and implemented on the basis of the above LED assessments, to meet the existing potential for economic growth in key sectors and market niches


Output 1.4 Apprenticeship schemes are available to young people to gain skills on-the-job and facilitate their entry in the labour market


Output 1.5 Post-training support (mentoring and coaching - other than entrepreneurship) is provided to beneficiaries to fulfil their potential in the labour market


Output 1.6 Community-based sensitization programmes are conducted on gender mainstreaming, women empowerment, social protection and environmental protection






Implementation of TREE Action programme for training and labour market integration in Cheese production for 100 beneficiaries in the White Nile and North Kordufan states, by reaping the economic potential of the sector selected in selected communities and localities.






Target Beneficiaries

Whit Nile








The main beneficiaries of this action programme are rural youth aged between 18 and 35, of whom at least 30% are women, who live in the target communities in White Nile and North Kordufan State.

The right to decent work and sustainable economic integration of people with physical or mental disabilities will be respected. They will be included as project beneficiaries and reasonable accommodation facilitated to ensure their inclusion. 



Key Deliverables

Indicator of Achievement


  1. Training needs analysis


Training needs analysis, partnership, relationship and youth selection

  • Selection of target groups.
  • Identification of training needs.
  1. Vocational and employability training programmes are designed and implemented


Preparation and design of training programme(s) (if needed)

Training curricula is in place


Deliver technical training

100 beneficiaries are trained


Conduct post-training assessments

90 % satisfaction with the training provided (relevance and quality of training).

  1. Post-training support (mentoring and coaching - other than entrepreneurship) is provided to beneficiaries to fulfil their potential in the labour market


Design mentoring, coaching and placement services

Coaching services is designed.


Implement tracer study to track beneficiaries and assess training outcomes

90 % Satisfaction (beneficiary survey)


Deliver post-training support

50 beneficiaries benefiting from post-training support


Develop a simple coordination mechanism to foster linkages of trained beneficiaries who seek self-employment or entrepreneurial skills development to ILO CAPISUD Result 2 activities.

A Comprehensive list of target beneficiaries who seek to start their business.




The assignment will be conducted in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and BCISD project implementation unit (PIU) in both states.

The activities planned under this programme will be carried out by the implementing partner in a participatory approach strongly involving the various parties who will have an interest in employment promotion in the target localities and communities. The programme coordinator, employee of the implementing partner, will, in coordination with the local state officer of the ILO, create a favourable climate for exchange and constructive decision-making with multiple actors of the localities and communities concerned. The implementing partner will also present, periodically, the progress and work plan of the TREE Action Programme to the local development committees at state and locality level. The implementing partner should be available to collaborate with project partners when needed/requested.



The potential consultants have to come up with financial proposal for the facilitation of the assigned deliverables.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


The profile of the selected entity should meet the following requirements:

  1. The implementing partner is expected to work in project target areas and to have a good understanding of community development fieldwork and local cultures & traditions.
  2. It is important that the implementing partner have a good understanding of women and men’s employment situation and the issues related to it, in order to respond to these effectively and in a practical way.
  3. At least seven years of experience on community dialogue in community development and rural areas, as well as providing analysis and reporting on impact of community awareness campaign.
  4. In-house expertise on handling variety of training program and workshops for community associations, women and youth is an asset.
  5. Proven expertise in conducting situation analysis, surveys, and assessments in relevant areas.
  6. Experience undertaking similar projects and assignments in Sudan.
  7. Previous expertise with the UN system in Sudan is an advantage;
  8. Proven capacity to produce outputs in the English and Arabic languages.

The bidding institution should provide team Curriculum Vitae with one team leader, and technical experts. The CVs have to pinpoint relevant past experience, highlight comparative advantages, and have to be in English Language.




The start date of the assignment is upon the signature of the consultant contract. All assignment’s deliverables is expected to be delivered to the satisfaction of the ILO before 30/7/2022.



All field deliverables will be in Arabic language. All activities and deliverables will need to comply with the ILO and donor media and communication guidelines. While All reports and documents provided to the ILO will be in English, to facilitate review and feedback by ILO

How to apply:

  1. Applications to be send via emails , abdelslam@ilo.org    ,     ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org
  2. The proposal should contains, Proposal for the training, financial offer no later than 25/5/2022 4:00 PM Khartoum time



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