TOR – Green training and capacity building program

Posted on January 14, 2021
Overview

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Green training Support – GREEN APPLIED RESEARCH & INNOVATIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM

 

Project name: GREEN APPLIED RESEARCH & INNOVATIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM – GIMED
Organization: Berytech
Subject: Call for proposal: Green training and capacity building program training (targeting independent trainers or training agencies)
Assignment: Conduct a capacity building training program following the framework developed by The Switchmed Support Programme, to train 20 ventures (with a minimum of 2 entrepreneurs per venture) to develop their green business model, market validation and marketing strategy, basic financial requirements to launch their minimum viable product, presenting the outcome in the form of an entrepreneur pitch deck.
Duty location Beirut
Intervention Timeline: January 26-March 5, 2021

 

Context & Background

Berytech is a leading organization in the Entrepreneurial Eco-system in Lebanon, that aims to provide a conducive environment for the creation and development of startups, through incubation, business support, counseling, funding, networking, and the company hosting, hence taking part in the economic revival of the country, participating in wealth and job creation, and retaining graduates and high-level skills in Lebanon.

Berytech, in the context of the EU-funded Green Impact MED Project (GIMED), has launched the Green Applied Research & Innovations Support Program to help green entrepreneurs working on green research and innovation projects. Learn more about the GIMED Project.

More information about the program is available here.

 

Scope of Work and Requirements 

  • The trainers will deliver a green training program, following the tools and methodologies suggested by the Switchmed program, adding personal input and complementary suggestions to meet the desired outcome.
  • A total of 20 ventures will be part of the program (with a minimum of 2 entrepreneurs per venture). The entrepreneurs will be split into 2 groups (10 ventures per group) and the same training program should be repeated twice for each group and delivered in parallel between January 26 and March 5, 2021.
  • Each training program should include the below and will be repeated for each group:

1.. A total of 8 sessions including the following modules:

    • Green Business Model Development
    • Market validation and Access to Markets
    • Basic financials/Access to finance

2. group coaching sessions to review deliverables and provide feedback

The workshops should allow the entrepreneurs to develop and validate their Sustainable Business Model in the market and develop the access to market strategy while identifying the essential financial requirements to launch their minimum viable products. A pitch deck should be developed at the end of the program. Entrepreneurs will present their outcome in the pitch deck to a screening committee to go through selection process for the incubation phase.

  • Sessions format:
    • Typical length of each session is 3.5 hours to be delivered remotely with an average of 1 to 2 sessions per week for each group (varying between workshop and coaching session)
    • Trainers are to include tools, templates and resources provided by the SwitchMed program and complemented by the needed resources suggested by trainers, in coordination with Berytech team
    • 2 trainers per session, are recommended to deliver the program. Different trainers may be suggested for particular sessions that require specific expertise.
    • Sessions are expected to be highly interactive, customized to the profile of the ventures sharing ongoing feedback with entrepreneurs and followed by specific deliverables that will be reviewed by trainers for feedback
  • Coordination and complimentary support from Berytech:

The trainers are asked to share with Berytech a clear training curriculum, session details, timeline, methodology, tools and deliverables expected, for validation. It may be suggested to complement the standard training modules with supporting activities suggested and delivered by Berytech, such as pitching training, market research techniques etc.

Qualifications

  • Experienced in delivering similar trainings or coaching for the empowerment of entrepreneurs with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Demonstratable knowledge of the various fields related to green business model including but not limited to business model, eco-design, access to markets and finance…
  • Experienced trainer who is comfortable with ambiguity and able to adjust the approach to the specific need of the client.
  • Effective communicator with any audience in an organized, professional manner.
  • Creative problem-solver with thorough attention to detail.
  • Desire to deeply understand and empathize with our users
  • Certified trainers according to SCP/RAC’s methodology

How to Apply

kindly submit your proposal including the detailed training curriculum, timeline and agenda, budget, methodology suggested, trainers CVs listing his/her experience in the field adequate for the project scope, by email to: Krystel Khalil, Director of programs, copying Alexandre Bassim, Procurement manager: Krystel.khalil@berytech.org, cc alexandre.bassim@berytech.org by January 21, 2021.

Selection Criteria

Expert trainers or training firm will be selected based on:

  • The proposal and methodology suggested and fit for the program’s objective
  • Experts bio, proven track records and experience in the field required
  • Budget scope
About Berytech

Berytech, in the context of the EU-funded Green Impact MED Project (GIMED), has launched the Green Applied Research & Innovations Support Program to help green entrepreneurs working on green research and innovation projects.