• Background


  • Horn Vision (HV)

Horn Vision (HV) being a Non-Governmental, Nonprofit making, Voluntary, humanitarian relief and development organization founded in 2005 is dedicated to serving those underserved and marginalized groups. The organization was founded by local Somali professionals with diverse humanitarian background and developmental expertise. The idea behind the establishment of HV came when the founder came across a community in a small village in Bari region, could not send their children to school due to lack of schooling facilities. Notably, the founding member mobilized resources from the community and members in Diaspora for school establishment to promote self-help and reliance. This necessitated forming an organization which strives for self help, self-reliance; self – motivation and rights – based programming.

On the other hand, the inadequate institutional capacity and the dire need of expertise for the local NGOs has been a big challenge all over Somalia in general, and Puntland in particular; there appeared vacuum generated by the absence of an effective public institution and capacitated LNGOs. Potential human resources have drained by large to abroad.  The few available are either in the business sector or with international aid agencies.  Limited effective Local NGOs resulted in limited local partnership with international aid agencies, limited access of aid to most needy communities, lack of proper advocacy and inappropriate requirement projections for the community problems and interventions without impacts. Bearing this in mind, Horn Vision (HV) was instituted to make a difference in delivering quality services to the communities and as well as to make positive impacts on their attitudes and behaviors towards improvements of their lives and development.

Horn Vision (HV) has a firm background and experience in the field of social development and humanitarian relief and since its establishment has been engaged in supporting community initiatives in Somalia. Horn Vision (HV) programs mainly focuses on building resilient communities in the face of increasingly extreme climatic events by acquiring capacity prepare for and cope with and recover from different types of shocks.


  • Mission Statement

Resilience building, humanitarian emergency relief, protection of human rights, equitable access to basic social services, WASH, and food and livelihoods security by and capacitating local institutions and communities to effectively and efficiently mobilize, utilize and manage their resources in sustainable manner.

  • Vision Statement

To achieve empowered and resilient Horn of African communities that enjoy in an advanced wellbeing with peace, harmony, dignity and fairness through sustainable development that enables an adequate access for all to meet their fundamental needs.

  • Objectives:
  1. Promote Human Rights, access to justice and protection of children, women and vulnerable groups including IDPs, Returnees, Refugees and Minorities.
  2. Empower women and youth to actively participate in political and social leadership and policy making processes.
  3. Improve living conditions, reduce poverty, building resilience and capacity for state and communities especially poor rural, pastoralists, youth at risk and IDPs by helping them through income generation, employment creation and livelihoods promotion.
  4. Promote environmental protection and sustainable resource management
  5. Empower local communities to participate social and development activities as well as to acquire capacity to cope with the natural calamities.
  6. Promote equitable access to primary education, especially for poor, disadvantaged and communities in crisis
  7. Advancing education by improving education facilities, teaching/learning materials, and support to vulnerable school children.
  8. Improve access to safe and affordable water through increase and improvement of water infrastructures and promotion of sanitation and hygiene with special focus on rural communities.
  9. Strengthen local mechanisms and capacity for resource management, conflict mitigation and peace building.
    • Background of the Project

According to UNICEF’s COVID – 19 Adolescent and Youth Engagement Guidelines, responses to this pandemic need to address priorities and needs of adolescents and youth, who should not only be considered as affected populations but also as highly effective partners in the COVID-19 mitigation efforts. In recognition that youth can meaningfully engage to be educators and change agents among their peers and in their communities, in May 2020, UNICEF signed partnership with Horn Vision for implementation of Covid19 integrated youth UPSHIFT project in response to COVID – 19 crisis in line with the global WHO COVID – 19 guidelines, UNICEF Somalia response plan as well as COVID – 19 Adolescent and Young People Engagement Guidelines by UNICEF. The project was built on the Youth UPSHIFT Innovative Livelihood programme, that Horn Vision conducted and benefitted 100 youth ( 44 girls and 54 boys) in 15 youth groups who had attended youth social innovation bootcamps, and received start up grants implementing their business projects. The project contributes to prevention and response to the COVID 19 pandemic through leveraging UPSHIFT Livelihoods Program in implementing prevention and response interventions by up to 15 UPSHIFT Groups, targeting 3,250 people. 9 out of the 15 invested business, operate effectively, while the reminder 6 were constrained by COVID-19 situation and other business related challenges. Horn Vision will continue providing further technical support and mentoring to the operationalization of business of 6 youth groups while monitoring and reporting progress of others functioning groups. including linkages with other potential investors, namely private banks. Horn Vision (HV) has over the past 9 months implemented a COVID-9 integrated UPSHIFT activities aligned with and complemented the ongoing response coordinated by the Government of Puntland, to the coronavirus pandemic in Puntland. For instance, trained UPSHIFT graduates produce local masks both for income generation and for supporting Covid19 prevention and response. UPSHIFT youth groups undertook ICT digital innovation initiatives to empower youth social entrepreneurship in Puntland with provision of COVID-19 risk communication and prevention messages. Youth groups also designed and distribute adolescent and youth appropriate Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials to educate youth about COVID 19 for young people and their families. Horn Vision likewise established youth- run hotlines in Garowe that provide age-appropriate information services for young people and their communities, having addressed misinformation and unnecessary fear about COVID-19. Horn Vision further organized advocacy forums for fund raising and resource mobilization for the invested youth business initiatives, which resulted additional contributions from lead financial and remittance banks ( Amal and Salaam). The banks also organized business planning and training workshops for the same groups to further their business management capacity. As a result of Advocacy, Amal has also provided small grant of $ 100 per group for 15 youth groups. Horn Vision has documented, and shared success stories of the youth implemented initiatives projects. In addition, Horn vision provides daily ready to use meals to 190 vulnerable adolescent street Children, whose income was affected by Covid19 situation. Building on the past gains, this amendment is intended to continue supporting enhanced protection from COVID-19 and sustained participation of adolescents and youth in COVID- 19 prevention and response. It will allow that Horn Vision continue supporting COVID-19 integrated outreach activities of UPSHIFT youth organizations with focus on ICT platforms and social media-based messages in Garowe. The project will also support continued mentoring and technical follow up to existing 15 trained youth groups for implementation of funded youth business projects in Garowe. In addition to sustaining ongoing integrated Covid19 prevention and response interventions, the amended project will moreover contribute to existing community-based diversion interventions, through delivery of vocational skills for 100 children and youth in conflict with law and those involving including those associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG). UNICEF supports implementation of pilot diversion programmes in Puntland through Ministry of Justice and in Partnership with PSA, targeting 300 youth and children in conflict with the Law (CiCWL). Linked to ongoing MOJ efforts for implementation of comprehensive diversion and in Coordination with PSA, the vocational skills will focus on real skills development to address pressing social and environmental problems and increase the employability of young people, achieves successful vocations for those involved as well as strong relationships, effective team working skills and key workplace skills that are not acquired by many young people in the absence of an effective secondary schooling system in Somalia. Horn Vision will collaborate with Technical Vocational Schools for facilitation of educational component of diverted children and youth.


  • Expected Project Outputs


Output 1: 

15 supported UPSHIFT youth groups with 100 youth (50% girls), provided with technical oversight, follow up and monitoring support for the implementation of COVID-19 interventions.


Output 2:

Communities (12 Self Help Groups) in Garowe have access to the necessary information and knowledge to prevent and respond to COVID-19 through implementation of youth digital platforms and online portals on COVID-19 prevention and response.


Output 3:

300 youth, 50 in each of 6 major towns are engaged in voluntary outreaches on COVID-19 prevention and response interventions.


Output 4:

100 adolescents and children in conflict with the law including CAAFAG have marketable vocational skills for some and seed grants for implementation of social innovation and entrepreneurship.



Output 5:

200 adolescents and youth living on streets and those from vulnerable communities have enhanced alternative livelihoods and access to emergency lifesaving assistance.


  • Objective of the Assignment

HV’s Enhancing Livelihoods Thorough Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship (UPSHIFT) intends to target 60 beneficiaries (40% female) between the  ages (15-18 years) for a duration of seven (7) months  with the provision of marketable vocational training skills training to enhance their technical know-how in a variety of potential livelihood sectors.

The overall objective of the assignment is to engage a vocational training school/center/firm to provide vocational training skills for 60 children and youth in conflict with law including those associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG) in Garowe district for a period of 7 months in a diverse livelihood sectors courses including: ICT skills, Electrical skills, Plumbing, Salon and make-up skills, Mechanical skills and Tailoring skills.

  • Scope of Work

Horn Vision wishes to engage a vocational training school well versed with the facilitation of a variety of livelihood sector course. The vocational training school/consultancy firm  will develop a tailor-made vocational training curriculum in ICT skills, Electrical skills, Plumbing, Salon and make-up skills, Mechanical skills and Tailoring skills course. Upon the approval of the provided vocational training skills training syllabus, the school/firm will come up with a training courses time-table to be taught to the 60 youth trainees for a period of 7 months .

The school/consultancy firm will closely work with the Horn Vision UPSHIFT Project Team, the UNICEF Protection Team for technical aspects and guidance and will report to HV UPSHIFT Project Coordinator on monthly basis.

The final selection of the training topics will be agreed between the service provide and Horn Vision in line with the review of the proposals. HV retains the right to select all 6 or less training topics, depending on the selected technical proposal, itemized budget and technical specifications received. Moreover, HV will select one Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) school/institution/firm  for the implementation of the project depending on the conformity of the proposals received with the preset selection criteria.

The training courses will take place at the service provider’s training centers in Garowe. The selection of venues for the training will be done in consultation with the HV UPSHIFT management team. The selected firm is required to have their qualified trainers available to deliver the vocational training classes.

In addition, the following conditions should be observed:

  • Tailor-mad training course curriculum and training manual to be developed in coordination with HV staff. The final curriculum and training materials will have to be approved by by HV program manager before the commencement of the training.
  • Each training should include both theoretical and practical exercises, tailored to preparing the beneficiaries for the application of the learning to their job.
  • Careful record of attendance should be kept and verified by HV.
  • The institute and the trainer shall allow HV to:
  • Visit the training facility, monitor the progress, and make recommendations to align the objectives of the training with training sessions.
  • Bring in private sector employers during the training, to promote linkages with prospective employers and strengthen the trainees’ relation with the labor market.

Horn Vision management and staff will identify the trainees, enroll them in the selected center, and monitor the training courses on regular basis. Courses will last for approximately 7 months and are assumed to be scheduled for five days a week and five hours per day according to the content and quality of the curriculum.

The training provider will have to award a completion certificate upon the completion of the training courses.

The training provider will have to submit brief monthly narrative reports to HV on the progress of the classes, including attendance, successes, challenges, mitigating measures and photos of the training.

Gender segregated classes will have to be offered. The presence of female trainers is highly encouraged.


  • Deliverables of the Assignment

The following deliverables/outputs are expected of the school/consultancy firm:

  • Detailed work-plan for the assignment including methodology, courses time-table
  • Vocational Training Skills Curriculum for all the 6 training courses.
  • A Training Manual for each vocational training course
  • A monthly progress report detailing the monthly training activities, trainees’ attendance, any challenges that impede the smooth implementation of training and recommendations for the way-forward.


  • Eligibility:

Participation in this call for proposal is open to any vocational training provider firm/institutions possessing the legal status be engaged and contracted, whose service is directly aligned with the objectives of the required training services with a proven solid professional experience and reputable track record of impeccable training services. The consulting firm/institutions should possess high quality accreditation training manuals which meets the demands of local labor market.



  • Duration of Assignment

This assignment will take 7 months of TVET skills training facilitation to 60 trainings in Garowe.


  • Qualifications

To qualify for this assignment, the TVET school/firm must meet the following mandatory

  • A detailed organizational/firm profile;
  • Possesses valid legal registration/license issued by a competent authority in Puntland
  • At least 5 years of progressive hands-on experience in TVET and skills development training.
  • Has trainers/tutors with an impeccable experience and applicable multi-disciplinary university degrees in variety of areas


  • Selection criteria


  • How to apply

Horn Vision invites interested TVET Schools/consultancy firms that meet the qualifications and requirements to submit in English the following:

  • A technical proposal, outlining the methodologies and detailed work plan for the assignment
  • A financial proposal giving a detailed budget Summary
  • A curriculum for each of the required six (6) TVET courses
  • At least 3 proven contracts of previous work related to this assignment in education

Proposals should be submitted on or before the15th of September 2021 05:00 PM electronically to  [email protected] or [email protected]or hand delivered to the Horn Vision HQ Office in Garowe in a sealed envelope.


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