TOR-MTP Facilitators


In its 3rd phase, the project wants to consolidate the achievements, upgrade and reinforce the capacity of local actors and transfer knowledge to partners and target groups. In this context, Market-Oriented Value Chains for Jobs & Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE), with support from ACA, introduced the “Master Training Program” (MTP). 13 editions have been held already in which over 911 experts have been trained between 2014 and 2021. In order to prepare for and deliver the 14th Edition in 2022, the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) is seeking the services of qualified experts to serve in the role of Facilitators for the MTP.

The aims of the MTP are to: 

  • Create a pool of qualified experts on the cashew value chain in West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, also reaching out to other West-African countries - e.g.  Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Mali); and
  • Reach out to East African Countries;
  • Facilitate the regional exchange of knowledge, learning and innovation.

Required profile of the Facilitator  

  • Should have an experience in adult education, organisational development (Gestalt) and facilitation of large groups.
  • Must have expertise on the above-mentioned topics and understand the cashew value chain.
  • Must have a profound knowledge on process facilitation and have experience in managing a very diverse cultural group.
  • Have experience on training design, concept and implementation; have experience in leading a group of facilitators.
  • knowledge of the Cashew sector and proficiency in English language. (French language is considered an added advantage)

Consultancy description and tasks

This consultancy contract shall cover activities for the following training sessions   

Period 2022



30th May 2022 - 3rd June 2022

Facilitation of, Module 14 Session 1

Sunyani / Ghana

24th June 2022 – 29th June 2022

Facilitation of, Module 14 Session 2, Debriefing

Sunyani / Ghana

25th July 2022 - 29th July 2022

Facilitation of, Module 14 Session 3, Debriefing

Sunyani / Ghana


The number of days for each session shall be as follows:



No. of days

Preparation of the session



Delivery of the session









Provision of inter session support



Traveling (IN and OUT)






The tasks are defined as follows:

  1. Design and share with Management of MOVE and ACA a detailed implementation plan for all the editions and sessions.
  2. Preparing training needs assessment and profiling of Participants.
  3. Design appropriate training methods and modules to ensure the best results for all the training Sessions
  4. Plan and prepare for each edition’s trainings sessions according to the event timetable to ensure seamless transition from Edition to edition and session to session.
  5. Review and Validate training materials to be used for the sessions. Recommend necessary changes as required.
  6. Lead Internal training/ teambuilding activities of the resources and logistics team.
  7. Lead the team of resource persons and teams during each of the 5-day training sessions
  8. Host post training review sessions with the Resources and logistics team as well as Management representatives of MOVE and ACA.
  9. Hold debriefing sessions for management of MOVE and ACA before, during and after each training session.
  10. Deliver detailed final reports on each training session providing details on issues and matters before, during and after the training with recommendations for subsequent sessions.
  11. Coordinate the collection of Data and training of participants during intersession (In between training sessions)
  12. Provide coaching to members of the Resources and logistics team during intersession.

Expected results:

  • The Design of session 1; session 2 and session 3 of those of the 14th Editions are prepared.
  • The resource and logistic team are introduced into the training principles, the delivery process and roles and responsibilities clearly defined.
  • The one-week master training programme per session for over 90 participants from more than 12 countries is delivered to the satisfaction of the participants and MOVE management.
  • The resources, logistics and management team to analyse the processes and results of the training and make recommendations for the continuing training programme.
  • A training report delivered at the end of each session, as well as a 2-pager debriefing note to management of MOVE and ACA.

Duration of contract:

The contract is from 27th May to 4th June 2022 and to be performed in Sunyani in the Bono Region.  Within this period all expected results of the consultancy must be finalized.

Other costs:

  • Per diem, accommodation and transportation shall be provided by ACA
  • Ghanaian Tax Law shall be applied (implying deduction of 7.5% Withholding Tax)
  • Other cost shall appear on the financial offer

Application process

Interested persons should send in their CV/Resumes and a cover letter detailing all their experiences and qualifications relevant to the tasks described. All received applications will be reviewed and scored based on the required profile of the facilitator as described above.

In Addition, the financial proposal will not factor in the initial review and scoring of the applications; only shortlisted applicants will have their financial proposals considered.

Kindly send in all applications to the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) through                    

Kindly note that this Consultancy is for an individual consultant and not a consortium. All applications must be in English, and must be submitted on or before 23rd May 20222.