HIVOS EOI: Consultant for Microenterprise Development Training for Reforsa Hamutuk

 Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. For its Hivos  seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                   :  Consultant for Microenterprise Development Training for Reforsa Hamutuk

Duty Station      :  Timor Leste

Duration             February to March 2021



About the project

Reforsa Hamutuk (the Tetum phrase for “Stronger Together”) is a 30-month program supported by the European Union with the overall objective of promoting social inclusion and economic development for women survivors and victims of violence in Timor-Leste. In this project, Hivos and co-beneficiaries, Forum Komunikasaun Ba Feto Timor-Leste (FOKUPERS) and Asosiasaun Chega! Ba Ita (ACbit), seek to strengthen 1,250 women survivors and victims of violence, as well as 50 staff and resource people from local NGOs and CBOs. The project also conducted to increase the awareness of local communities, local leaders, key stakeholders of the national government, business communities, and broader civil society to improve the provision of support for 25,000 Timorese women survivors and victims of violence, including survivors of past conflict and gender-based violence, and their families. Focusing on the seven districts of Ainaro, Baucau, Dili, Ermera, Liquica, Manufahi, and Oecusse, this project was designed to complement ongoing initiatives by the government and civil society organizations to assist survivors on prevention, access to justice, and advocacy.


As part of the project, Hivos is seeking a consultant to facilitate a training of trainers on microenterprise development for local NGO or CBO facilitators and local resource persons. The consultant will be responsible in developing the training module in a participatory manner by working with civil society facilitators as well as Timorese women survivors and victims of violence. The consultant will also be responsible in conducting the training workshop for the civil society facilitators to equip them with the capacity to facilitate training for women operating microenterprise businesses in the seven targeted districts.




To strengthen the capacity of local NGO or CBO facilitators and local resource persons in microenterprise development through a training of trainers and its module development.


Scope of work

The maximum duration to conduct the assignment is 15 working days (negotiable depending on the consultant’s proposed methodology) with tasks including:

  • Organizing meetings and workshop needed for the module development and training of trainers. Hivos will facilitate the meeting and workshop expenditures (e.g., meals and participant local transportation reimbursement).
  • Developing the training module on microenterprise development in English, in consultation with key actors through a series of meetings. Hivos will facilitate the translation of the module into Tetum.
  • Facilitating the training of trainers on microenterprise development for civil society facilitators in Tetum
  • Producing a report on the training implementation


Expected output

1.     One training of trainer module on microenterprise development (in English), covering topics of, but not limited to the following:

  • Business management, planning, and operations
  •  Financial management
  •  Access to credit
  • Other topics relevant to the needs identified in project rapid assessment and market scan

As the trainers will eventually be training women survivors of GBV, the following topics should also be incorporated into the module:

  • Adult and non-formal teaching methods
  • Training preparation
  • Gender analysis
  • Needs and constraints of survivors and victims of GBV

2.     One training of trainers, conducted by involving at least 20 community facilitators (NGO/CBO staff and local resource persons) as participants.

3.     One training of trainer report (in English, max. 7 pages excluding attendance sheet and photo documentations),



The consultancy period will be from February to March 2021



Qualification & Experience

  • An individual or team with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in microenterprises, business management, entrepreneurship training, and other relevant fields. Should the candidate apply as a team, at least one team member should be based in Timor-Leste to facilitate the ToT;
  • Proven experience in training of trainer facilitation and module development;
  • Background or understanding of gender and human rights issues will be preferred;
  • Experience in working with local CSOs and vulnerable groups is an advantage
  • Capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating technical input into a framework;
  • Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members in various locations;
  • Ability to travel and work in community-settings.
  • Fluent in English and Tetum.



The chosen consultant is expected to submit a budget along with a brief proposal for the assignment (maximum 15 working days, spread over a 60-day contract period). The budget proposed must not exceed EUR 2,400. This budget excludes the income tax applicable under the Indonesian Tax Law and specific meeting and workshop expenses, but should include all other expenses including the consultant’s honor fee(s) and other logistical expenditures such as the consultant’s travel expenses and mobile phone data coverage.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send a CV/resume and a brief proposal (with budget) before the 17th January, 2021 (COB) with “RH Microenterprise Development” as the subject of the email to

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