Terms of Reference (TOR) for Curriculum Development | UN Women Funded Project
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17th November, 2023
Last date to apply
25th November, 2023
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.
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.