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Cheese Production Consultant
International Labour Organization

 Project Title: Sustainable Community-Based Safety-Net Platforms In North Kordufan and White Nile (ILO-CAPISUD)
 Project DC Code: SDN/16/01/BAD
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: White Nile state , Sudan
 Closing Date: 15 June 2021



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

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


Output 1.5Post-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 productionfor 100beneficiaries in the White Nile state, 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 40% are women, who live in the target communities in White Nile 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 (No of days for training to be indicated by consultant)


Conduct post-training assessments

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

  1. Post-training support is provided to beneficiaries to fulfil their potential in the labour market


Deliver post-training support

50 beneficiaries benefiting from post-training support and review the feasibility study on cheese production



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 Security and Social Development (MoSD) and BCISD project implementation unit (PIU) in both states.

ILO /CAPISUD is seeking two or three national consultants to carry out the activities planned under this programme in a participatory approach involving the various parties who will have an interest in employment promotion in the target localities and communities. The consultants, 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 consultant 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 consultant should be available to collaborate with project partners when needed/requested.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  1. The consultantis 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 consultant 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. 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 consultant should provide Curriculum Vitae, and technical proposal.

  • The CVs have to pinpoint relevant past experience in the area, highlight comparative advantages
  • Technical proposal indicating clear work plan , number of days required to conduct the trainings and a list of material needed for the training (to be purchased by ILO)
  • The interested individual consultants are requested to provide a separate financial offer that is deliverable based AND includes ONLY professional fees related to the activity. Number of field mission dates , travel cost and daily allowance , ( activities cost will be managed by ILO)
  • Proposals to be sentin English Language, course outlines could be provided in Arabic language.
  • Font type and size:PLEASE USE FONT GALIBIRI 12 in proposal and reporting.

All of the above to be submitted to the following emails

Applications should be sent to : Julius Mutio at Mutio, Julius  mutio@ilo.org and Mansoor Adam CC adam@ilo.org  no later than 15thJune 2021, 4pm Khartoum time.



The successful candidate will have a mix of expertise and qualifications in the focus areas related to this assignment. Evaluation of the suitability of the Consultant to work on this assignment will be made against the following technical criteria:

Evaluation Criteria

Maximum mark

  1. Expertise/Qualification

The individual consultant should have at least three years of experience of training in this area.


At least 5 years demonstrated experience in technical training delivery and designing instructional material for adults.


Conducted training for ILO/UN in similar contexts to Sudan is an asset.


Fluency in Arabic is a must.


Maximum Points


  1. Proposed approach to deliver the ToR’s scope of work

Applicant demonstrates (via submitted technical proposal) their expertise working as a technical trainer. The technical proposal includes a realistic action/work plan.  The evaluation to assess the understanding of scope, objectives and completeness of response.


Quality of the sample report suggests that the applicant(s) possess the required level of knowledge, analytical skill and ability to write the final report of the activities.


Maximum Points


Total for Both Section A (30 Points) and Section B (70 Points)


Minimum Acceptable Score for the Proposal to be considered for financial evaluation.




  • 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,



The start date of the assignment is upon the signature of the contract. All assignment’s deliverables is expected to be delivered to the satisfaction of the ILO between 15thJune to31stJuly 2021



The consultant will provide financial offer of daily fees, travel cost and daily living allowance, all other expenses, such as procuring training material, workshop expenses and participants allowances to be provided by ILO.

Payment will be made according to ILO rules and regulations as follows

Payment Table



Upon satisfactory submission of First   progress report, after compiling the deliverables 1 in the table (4) , 20% will be paid

Training needs analysis


Upon satisfactory submission of  progress report, after compiling the deliverables 2 in the table (4), 60% will be paid

Vocational and employability training programmes are designed and implemented


Upon satisfactory submission of  progress report, after compiling the deliverables 3 in the table (4), 20% will be paid

Post-training support is provided to beneficiaries to fulfil their potential in the labour market


Mission and travel cost to be paid once it is conducted and invoices presented

To be paid when requested , presenting invoices

Note to Consultants:

  • All CVs submitted should include the Date of Birth and Nationality of the Consultant;
  • Consultant should quote in USD prices and/or using prices calculated using the Official UN Exchange Rates for the country;
  • Consultants should indicate a proposed Start and End Date for completion of the Deliverables requested by the ILO;
  • Candidates should be prepared to submit a copy of their national Passport upon Notification of Award;
  • Candidates planning field visits, movements, and/or DSA travel dates are required to complete the UN BSAFE security-training course upon Notification of Award. Failure to complete the course will prevent the finalization of contracting between the Consultant and the ILO;
  • Professional Fees should include all costs associated with the Activity Deliverable;
  • Consultants are responsible for arranging their own travel arrangements to project sites;
  • Consultants agree to be paid based upon compliance with UN Harmonized DSA rates set for the country;
  • All mission cost days will be paid based upon actual receipts paid by the Consultant and actual travel/mission dates;
  • Consultants are not to add the VAT to their financial offer unless they are a VAT Registered Individual with the Sudanese VAT Authority;
  • Consultants should be aware that all intellectual property rights arising from the contract are vested with the ILO however authorship will be acknowledged by the Organization; and
  • Consultants will bear all charges levied by their own bank in receiving of managing funds transferred by ILO.
  • The applying consultant shall not in any circumstance, be entitled to any payments other than those expressly provided in the proposal and agreed upon.



Deadline: final date for submission will be 15thof June 2021.

Applications should be in two separate documents, one for technical proposal and the other for the financial offer.

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