Call for Trainers!

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AS TRAINERS

THE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME IN A NUTSHELL

We are looking for 20 experienced trainers to work together with our amazing migrapreneurs during our Training support scheme based on the ENTRECOMP Framework by the EU Commission, both Intermediate and Advanced level.

The training course aims to develop the competences of migrants and refugees aged up to 34 who are willing to start their own business in the host country (Italy, Finland, Belgium and Germany).

The training aims to:

  • improve knowledge of the host market and of the local business environment;
  • Help migrants to assess the feasibility of their business project;
  • Guide migrants in implementing their own ideas and help them concretely to start their enterprise;
  • Offer migrants practical information and advice on legal and procedural aspects, both related to their status in the host country and to local rules to start and manage a business. 

The training will be focused on achieving migrapreneurs' key target competencies in the field of:

  • Ideas and Opportunities
    • Vision-Imagine and develop a future scenario. Help to turn idea into concrete action steps.
    • Valuing ideas - Need to learn how ideas can be valuable in the company.
    • Ethical and sustainable Thinking – Identifying stakeholders and the impact the idea will have to them and to community.
  • Resources
    • Self-awareness and self-efficacy-Identify and assess personal and possible team strengths and weaknesses.
      Mobilising resources- Find, mobilise and manage sufficient resources (labor, capital, networks and stakeholders) for the venture.
    • Financial and economic literacy- Estimating the market-entry cost, financial viability planning and company valuation.
  • Into Action
    • Coping with uncertainty and risk - Evaluate risks and benefits and take the decision to act with uncertain outcome.
    • Learning through experience – Learn from the experience of working with others and use all the work as a learning experience.

Profile of attendees

The training course invites young migrants and refugees who have been regularly staying in their host countries for at least one year - with a specific focus on women - through awareness-raising and educational activities in the field of entrepreneurship.
Participants will reflect the regional diversity of the host countries, and it is expected that participants from the principle diaspora groups will be in attendance.

Nature of the task
We are looking for senior trainers who will prepare, implement and evaluate the training course.

Main competence asked for:
- Conceptual and practical knowledge and training experience regarding entrepreneurship, intercultural learning and non-formal educational methodologies;
- Conceptual and practical knowledge and training experience in the following fields will be considered a plus: hate speech, racism, discrimination, intercultural and inter-faith dialogue;
- Basic knowledge of the ENTRECOMP framework;
- Working knowledge of English.

Candidates will be evaluated according to an assessment matrix, which includes the following features:

Background and experience
- Native language and level of: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, others
- Business skills e.g., how to structure a business; how to communicate it; etc.
- Didactic skills experience in training
- Cultural and linguistic facilitator experiences with migrants
- Years of experience

Soft skills
- Sensitivity to topics like: inclusion, cohesion, integration, creation of a support network, development of a sustainable business

Commitment
The candidate should indicate how much time he/she can dedicate to the ME4Change training. It is envisaged that each trainer will be involved for no more than one day per week. His/her availability to hold the class training at the partners’ premises will further be assessed.

THE DELIVERY SCHEME

Training will be delivered as a mix of face to face and subsequently webinars as courses advance.

The proposed structure of these trainings is to ensure a deliverable is provided as a final output for each level of training provided.

At the Intermediate level as a Trainer, you will be expected to work each startup team in the program through completing the business plan template which is provided as part of the training syllabus. 

At the Advanced Level, the business plan template is expected to be completed to a certain level following structure of key competencies to be developed. At this stage in the training, it is expected that the advanced level entrepreneurs have a sophisticated level of knowledge to begin processing and implementing business idea.

After the training, the participants will enter into the mentoring and development phase. The key expectation for the subsequent 16 weeks will focus on valuation of product and pricing.

Your work during the period will be financially compensated according to a flat budget defined together with the EU Commission.

Skills requested Requirements Intermediate level Advanced Level

Skills requested

  • Lean Business and Prototype development workshops
  • Design thinking/ Ideation
  • Product development and valuation
  • Business development and strategic planning
  • Financial planning and Analysis- Intercultural Metrics

Requirements

The trainer has documented experience as member of international teams and in leading international teams during training/educational activities; he/she has formal or non-formal educational background in youth entrepreneurship and possibly in working with migrants and refugees; has been involved in delivering training for at least 2 years, and implementing a learning process in at least international and/or intercultural youth training activities.

  • to elaborate training on the basis of the syllabus provided
  • to provide corresponding structured content based on their expertise on each chosen topic
  • to deliver the training both via face to face and remotely
  • a part from the hosting country language (Italian, French, Dutch, German and Finnish), full command of English
  • knowledge of foreign languages will be considered as an added value 

Intermediate level

Topics:

  • Business idea & Why I’m good to run it
  • Who are your customers
  • Competition
  • Logistical matters (Resource management)
  • Legal and regulatory matters
  • Sales – Price & Quantity
  • Plan B + Course evaluation

Relevant skills

  • Vision, Self Awareness
  • Assess Impact, Ethical and sustainable thinking.
  • Ethical and sustainable thinking
  • Mobilise Resources, Learn through experience
  • Financial literacy, Valuing ideas
  • Coping with Uncertainty and risk

Advanced Level

Topics:

  • What’s your business idea & Why I’m good to run it
  • Who are your customers
  • Competition
  • Off the ground
  • Logistical matters (Resource management)
  • Legal and regulatory matters
  • Sales – Price & Quantity
  • Plan B + Course evaluation

 

Relevant Skills:

  • Vision, Self Awareness
  • Assess Impact, Ethical and sustainable thinking.
  • Mobilise Resources, Learn through experience,
  • Mobilise Resources
  • Valuing ideas
  • Financial literacy
  • Coping with Uncertainty and risk

 

DROP YOUR APPLICATION!

Interested? Then submit your application by Feb 15!