Job at Save the Children: Consultant in Business development in Publishing (Deadline: 9th August 2017.)

Job at Save the Children: Consultant in Business development in Publishing (Deadline: 9th August 2017.)

Job at Save the Children: Consultant in Business development in Publishing (Deadline: 9th August 2017.)

Terms of Reference

Consultant in Business Development in Publishing


For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children is seeking a Business Development Consultant for a USAID-funded SCOPE project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model that supports improved learning and literacy for children in grades 1-3.

The Business Development Consultant will work closely with SCOPE Book Development and Use team to strengthen Rwandan publishers’ capacity in business management, risk management, communications, and marketing.

Consultancy Objectives

The objective of this consultancy is to design and facilitate a Business Management training for a three‐days (3) focusing on Business Management, Marketing, Business Extension, Business Tracking and Optimization and Business Risk Management for Rwandan publishers. The consultant will deliver the training and draw a practical plan with each Rwandan publisher.  This training is intended to build the capacity of local publishers on business management, risk management, communications, and marketing.

Scope of Services

The consultant shall ensure the completion of the following activities in accordance with the terms and conditions of the consultancy contract:

The consultant will be expected to:

  1. Design and facilitate a three‐day (3) business skills, risk management and marketing training exercise for approximately 20  local Rwandan in September 2017,
  2. Through the business skills, risk management and marketing training exercise, provide participants with:
  3. An understanding of the business management and development (planning, financial management, record keeping, product management), marketing (sales management, product/ service pricing, advertising techniques, and customer care and communication) and risk management.
  4. An understanding of microenterprise development and essentials appropriate for small businesses run by local publishers.
  5. An understanding of business related legal issues including but not limited to business contracting, taxation, and business associations;
  6. An understanding of business risk identification and management.

Deliverable outputs:

The activities and expected outputs are as follows:

  • Prepare objectives, contents, and tools required for the training.
  • Facilitate a three‐day business management, marketing and business risk management (BRM) training workshop in Kigali;
  • Provide relevant training materials in the area of business management, marketing and BRM to participants;
  • A comprehensive report of the training;
  • A user-friendly training curriculum
  • Provide the project management with a feedback analysis report from participants on the three‐day workshop


  • The consultancy will involve a training to take place in Kigali. The training will be documented in a brief report describing the work undertaken and the progress or challenges encountered, as well as recommendations for publishers and the project.
  • The reference point within SCI will be the Book Development Coordinator with expected collaboration with the Book Development and Use Officer in charge of Book Promotion as well as the SCOPE Technical Advisor.
  • Participants have different levels of experience in publishing. Both genders will be represented.
  • The project will provide all necessary equipment: projector, flipchart, office supplies and other materials at the request of the Consultants in order to ensure efficient completion of the training program.
  • The preferred working language is English or Kinyarwanda. Materials should prepared in English. The reporting language is English.
  • The project will ensure printing of all training materials.

Duration of role

  • This agreement is for a period of ten (9) days effective from September 10, 2017 to September 20, 2017. The consultant is expected to prepare the training during three (3) days, facilitate it for another three (3) days, and prepare the report with additional three (3) days.




Training design and administrative issues

3 days


Facilitation of the training

3 days


Report writing

3 days



  • 1st installment: the training consultant will be paid 30% of the quoted amount after the submission of the final training curriculum and plan.
  • 2nd installment, the remaining amount shall be paid upon completion of the training and the acceptance of the final report.


Commitments: All the outputs – Reports, training curriculum, etc. produced by this assignment will not be disseminated in part or whole without express authority from Save the Children .Thus the consultant shall not produce these materials in any form (electronic, hard copies, etc.) to a third party without a written permission from Save the Children.

Key selection criteria

  • Degree in publishing, business management, business development or similar disciplines
  • Experience in training publishers, booksellers or any other book actors
  • Experience working in business development in Eastern Africa, preferably Rwanda
  • Extended knowledge about the Rwandan book industry and its efforts in promoting the culture of reading in children
  • Knowledge of Save the Children and its internal processes will be beneficial but is not essential


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 9th August 2017.

Please mention Consultant in Business Development in Publishing as subject of your mail.

                                   *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   


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