Terms of Reference (TOR) for Curriculum Development | UN Women Funded Project

The Indus Entrepreneurs
Full time Full day
Posted date

17th November, 2023

Last date to apply

25th November, 2023






Development Sector





  • Project Title: Women's Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills Empowerment Program

  • Implemented by: TiE Islamabad

  • Funded by: UN Women


The Women's Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills Empowerment Program, implemented by TiE Islamabad and funded by UN Women, is a comprehensive initiative aimed at empowering women with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the modern business landscape. The program will benefit a total of 2290 female entrepreneurs, with each batch having 30 credit hours of training.

Scope of Curriculum Development:

The terms of reference for curriculum development encompass the following aspects:

Objective: To create a comprehensive, structured, and effective curriculum for the Women's Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills Empowerment Program, addressing the specific training needs and goals of the beneficiaries.

Curriculum Development Details:

Program Duration: The curriculum should be designed to deliver 30 credit hours of training per batch.

Topic Areas: The curriculum should encompass the following topics:

  • Talent/Skill Monetization and Product Creation

  • Business Modeling Basics

  • Customer Validation and Market Identification

  • Product Quality and Market Readiness for Urban Markets

  • Branding, Packaging, and Product Photography with Cell Phone

  • Content Creation & Social Media for Marketing

  • Selling at Exhibitions & Fairs

  • Selling on E-Commerce Marketplaces like Daraz or Making a Simple E-Store on Apps like Chikoo

  • Logistics, Cash on Delivery, and Digital Wallet Creation and Use

  • Financial Management for Micro Businesses through local Apps like Easy Khata, Metric, and others, including NTN and Company Registration

Course Structure: The curriculum should define the course structure, including the order of topics to be covered, prerequisites for each topic, and a logical progression of knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives: Clear and measurable learning objectives should be established for each topic to guide both instructors and participants.

Teaching Methodology: The curriculum should outline the teaching methodology, indicating whether workshops, group discussions, practical exercises, or multimedia support will be employed.

Assessment Methods: Clearly defined assessment methods, such as quizzes, assignments, and practical projects, should be included to evaluate participants' understanding and progress.

Duration and Scheduling: The curriculum should specify the duration for each topic and provide a recommended schedule for the entire program.

Instructor Guidelines: Guidelines for instructors should be included, outlining qualifications, teaching techniques, and recommended resources.

Review and Approval Process:

The curriculum development process will undergo the following stages:

  • Curriculum development by subject matter experts.

  • Internal review and validation by program management.

  • External review and feedback by UN Women and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Incorporation of feedback and finalization of the curriculum.

Expected Deliverables:

The curriculum developer is expected to deliver the following:

  • A detailed curriculum document for the Women's Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills Empowerment Program.

  • An instructor's guide for each topic.

  • Assessment materials, including quizzes, assignments, and evaluation criteria.

  • A presentation styled covering each topic area


The curriculum development process should be completed within 07 December 2023, with regular updates to program management on progress.


A budget for the curriculum development process, including any necessary resources or materials, should be provided.

Evaluation and Monitoring:

UN Women, in collaboration with TiE Islamabad, will be responsible for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum during the program's implementation.


Regular updates and reports on the curriculum development progress will be submitted to the UN Women project management team.

Submission of Proposals: Please submit your financial proposals to [email protected]

Evaluation Criteria: The final evaluation of proposals will be based on a weightage of 70% for technical aspects and 30% for financial considerations.

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