A CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO REQUEST SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GRANT ON INNOVATIVE TRAINING THROUGH E-LEARNING DELIVERY MODE UNDER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF) Grant Application Form

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A CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO REQUEST SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GRANT ON INNOVATIVE TRAINING THROUGH E-LEARNING DELIVERY MODE UNDER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF)                     

download Application form here INNOVATIVE TRAINING GRANT APPLICATION FORM

Instruction

  • The form consists all mandatory sections to be completed by the applicant.
  • Consistence and clear writings will assist the assessment of the application form by reviewers.  
  • Applicant is advised to ensure all relevant information is filled correctly.

1.0 Applicant information

1.1

Application Reference number (to be filled by TEA)

 

1.2

Name of Institution

 

1.3

Registration Authority / Agency

 

1.4

Postal Address

 

1.5

Physical Address

 

1.6

Office Telephone Number

 

1.7

Office E-mail Address

 

1.8

Name and Title of Contact Person

 

1.9

Mobile No. and E-Mail Address of Contact Person

 

 

 

 

2.0 Summary of the program

2.1

Title of the Proposal

 

2.2

Specific thematic area

applied in your proposal

 

2.3

Sector applied in your proposal

 

2.4

List other Program partners if any

 

2.5

Duration to complete the program

 

2.6

Total Funds requested for this application

 

2.7

Submission Date

 

 

 

3.0. Summary of the Proposal

The summary of the proposal should include the following items (not exceeding 150 words)

3.1

Title of the Training programme

 

3.2

Statement of the problem

 

3.3

Justification and rationale

 

3.4

Objectives of selected training program,

 

3.5

Assessment methods

 

3.6

Expected outcome

 

3.7

Ways to track trainees’ employability after the program

 

3.8

Budget estimates

 

 

 

 

 

4.0 Thematic Area and Priority sectors

The following are some of the suggested areas to consider, however applicants are free to suggest other innovative areas that fall within six key ESPJ sectors mentioned in the table below, provided these are responding to perceived need:

Sector

New/innovative technologies

  *Tick where appropriate

Agriculture

Bio-mass development

 

Green house technology

 

Aquaponics

 

Livestock technology

 

Food safety and storage

 

Smart Agriculture

 

Digital crop monitoring

 

Climate Smart Agriculture

 

Construction

Technologies to enhance quality, reduce costs, reduce accidents and improve faster construction timelines

 

Sustainable low-energy housing

 

Use of recycled and eco-friendly construction materials

 

Use of  Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) technology in architectural and engineering work

 

Tourism & hospitality

Eco-Tourism

 

Community-based tourism

 

Adventure tourism

 

Manufacturing

CNC technology training courses to improve on productivity, quality and competitiveness of products e.g. in welding, furniture-making, auto-repair

 

Transport & Logistics

 

Hi-tech auto mechanics courses using CN

 

Computerized vehicles mechanical trouble

 

Shooting

 

Refresher courses that will lead to behavioral change for professional drivers and reduction in accidents

 

Courses to improve services in cargo handling, including use of ICT.

 

Energy

Subjects related to use of solar technologies

 

Bio gas systems: construction and production

 

Water treatment technologies

 

 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Elementary ICT courses for selected target groups such as auto mechanics, street vendors and rural women

 

Digital learning technologies & tools such as computer simulations and smart classrooms

 

Digital marketing – social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, online sales etc

 

Cybercrime fighting 

 

Systems development – website design, software applications

 

Internet-of-Things

 

Introduction of digital technologies such as CNC and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) into Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) programs

 

Artificial intelligence (AI)

 

E-commerce/m-commerce

 

E-learning and blended learning including Procurement and development of online learning courses for TVET, Procurement of hardware for TVET institutions for introduction of online courses, Teacher training in use of online-based teaching methods,

Smartphones and Mobile apps for increasing access to available services/opportunities.

 

Rapid Development of web and mobile-based applications using open sources/technologies.

 

Mobile phone repair and maintenance using multimedia/videos.

 

Maximizing development, adoption and use of location-based services in improving transportation services, use of Blockchain  and other smart technologies especially in ESPJ six priority sectors.

 

Any other skill development area that will contribute to the advancement of digital economy while increasing employment opportunities

 

 

 

5.0 Description of the proposed Innovative training through E-learning delivery mode

5.1 Problem Statement (Detailed description of the identified problem/need you are addressing and its significance)-Do not exceed 200 words

Briefly mention: The problem/ need that the program intends to address, the proposed solution that is the subject of this application.

 Also description should include an overview of the field, landscape analysis, and or contextual analysis, what is already known about the overall field /solution of the problem and any associated innovation or technology and its application (i.e. how it can be used).

  1. Needs assessment (Provide the evidence of the conducted needs assessment). Do not exceed 200 words
  2. What is the general purpose or goal of the program? What does your program intend to achieve?
  3. Describe the identified problem/need you are addressing in more detail and its significance. How did you validate this need? -(Attach  need assessment report)
  4. How will the end goal and deliverables of this program assist to address the need or innovation?
  5.  List the target group(s) for the program

6.0 Targeted Program Impact

SDF expects beneficiaries will articulate program impact for the funded objectives on the following basis

  1. What are the impacts you aim to achieve throughout the program?
  2. How will you measure your impact?

What challenges do you foresee during the implementation of your program? (These could be: a policy issue, ability to hire specific expertise, or financial sustainability of your organization) program.

7.0 Program Plan and Budget

7.1 Program plan and budget:  Kindly complete the table below to plan for program milestones based on funded areas for SDF Innovative training through E learning delivery mode.

Program milestones

Milestone Indicator (How will you know that a milestone has been achieved?)

Deliverable(s) per milestone.

Activities per milestone

Milestone 1:

 

 

 

Milestone 2:

 

 

 

Milestone 3:

 

 

 

Add as necessary

 

 

 

 

Proposed activities for Innovative training through E-learning delivery mode (Review Innovation guideline as per grant restrictions)

Activities (Ref from above table 5.1)

Start Date

End  Date

Activity duration

Expected deliverables per activity

Person /Team Responsible

Cost of achieving activity

TZS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.0 Budget

 Details

Unit of Measure

Quantity 

Unit Price (Tshs) 

Total Cost (Tshs) 

8.1 Goods (specify and describe each item) -(Not less than 50%)

Equipment 1  

 

 

 

 

Equipment 2 

 

 

 

 

Equipment 3 

 

 

 

 

Stationery

 

 

 

 

Add as necessary

 

 

 

 

Sub-total

 

8.2 Works (Not Exceed 10%)- Submit BOQ/Cost Estimate

Type 1 

 

 

 

 

Type 2 

 

 

 

 

Type 3 

 

 

 

 

Sub-total 

 

8.3 Outsource expert (Not Exceeding 20%)

 

 

 

 

T.O.T

 

 

 

 

Other related outsourcing contracting

 

 

 

 

Add as necessary

 

 

 

 

Sub-total 

 

8.4 Operating expenses (field work, management analysis and reporting) (Not Exceed 20%)

 Monitoring Activities

 

 

 

 

Team members (man days)

 

 

 

 

Tracer study

 

 

 

 

Field attachment 

 

 

 

 

        Add as necessary

 

 

 

 

Sub-total

GRAND TOTAL  

 

 

 

 

 

8.5         Budget Narrative

 (Provide a justification for major budget)

 

                     

 

 

 

 

9.0 National Benefits

 Describe potential national benefit of the outcomes of the program:

  • Economic impact e.g. contribution to GDP growth, increased taxation revenue, meaningful job creation, increased and value-added exports and increased competitiveness of industrial sectors etc.
  • Increased highly skilled and knowledgeable human resources base for innovative technology. Societal impact including improvement in quality of life, and poverty alleviation.

10.0 Project Management Team

10.1 Key Personnel

Project Coordinator CV

Should not exceed five pages including a brief description of the profession related to the training program

 

10.1.1

Attach CV (of the Project Coordinator)

10.2 Key Personnel

Project Technical Team CV

Should not exceed five pages including a brief description of the profession related to the training program for each trainer

 

 

10.2.1.

Attach CV (of Trainer(s)

10.2.2.

Attach CV (Procurement)

10.2.3.

Attach CV (Accountant)

10.2.4

Attach CV (Monitoring and Evaluation)

11.0 Collaborative Arrangements

11.1 Collaborating Institution

Attach MoU from the expected collaborating institution(s) (If the Training Provider plans to collaborate with another Institution (s) and Indicate the name of Institution(s)

1.

2.

3.

12.0 Capacity Building

Outline how the grant will build capacity of the organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Past Performance

Describe Training Provider’s ability to carry out similar program in the past. If relevant, include examples of curriculum and/or pedagogy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Sustainability

Outline efforts to create and ensure sustainability after the end of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Financing Arrangements

15.1 Provide concrete reasons   why SDF financing is needed for this program.

 

 

 

 

15.2 Has your organization managed a contract or grant of this size before? You will be required to provide evidence of this if you are awarded a grant, during the pre-award assessment.

 

 

 

 

15.3 What was your annual gross income for recent three years? Kindly attach three years audited financial reports.

 

 

 

16.0 Financing Collaboration (Matching funding declaration)

 

List matching public/private funds, if any, and their purpose.

 

  1. Tracer Study  Plan (Provide the plan for tracing the impact of the project)

 

 

18.0 List of attachments

 

 

18.1 Commitment Letter from the Institution

18.2 Audited financial statement for FY 2017/2018, FY 2018/2019, FY 2019/2020

18.3 Expenditure Plan showing instalments of 60% and 40%

18.4 Action Plan

18.5 Project Management Team CVs

18.6 Certified Institutional Registration Certificates

18.7 Accredited Certificate for the Program/Course

18.8 Signed submission letter

 

 

19.0 Declaration

We / I declare that:

  • We have read and understood Application General Guidelines in the invitation call for proposals.
  • We are aware that there may be further information required by TEA in respect of this application, and that our failure to provide requested information timely may lead to a rejection of this application.
  • The information contained in this application plus any supporting information is to the best of our knowledge

Name of Head of Institution…………………………………

 

    Signature and stamp………………............................ Date…………………………

INNOVATIVE TRAINING GRANT APPLICATION FORM