CALL FOR CONSULTANT: Provision of Soft Skill training to unemployed young women and men to be linked for employment and business opportunities 306 views2 applications

Job Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV Ethiopia is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.

Realizing Aspiration of Youth in Ethiopia through Employment (RAYEE) is a five-year (Nov 2019 to October 2024 inclusive) youth employment creation project being implemented in collaboration with Mastercard Foundation in four regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Sidama) and Dire Dawa Administration.

Consultancy Objective

The main objective of this TOR is to hire a highly competitive, experienced, and capable service provider to provide soft skills training (life and employability skill, and life and business skill training for wage and self-employed youth respectively) to young women in Oromia, Amhara, Sidama, SNNPR and Diredawa administration. The youths include all unemployed youth, skilled or unskilled with age range of 18-35. The total number of trainees to be served varies in each region.  The services to be provided are detailed and based on evaluation and agreed upon proposals provided by the service provider.

Job Requirements

This assignment invites those who are involved in provision of soft and business skills training and employment services for youth. These include TVETs, ATVET, private training providers, consulting firms, universities, private companies, NGOs, etc. The specific qualifications are the following.

  • Experts/trainers deployed for the training should have an MSc degree in economics, business administration, marketing, development studies and received soft skills TOT training, experience on training provision, excellent facilitation skills.
  • A service provider who can mobilize at least 10 experts per region and who can submit their CVs and commitment letter. In addition, the organization profile shall be submitted.
  • Adequate experience in working with young women and men to create and link with employment and business opportunities and in provision of BDS services for small and micro enterprises
  • Service providers have licence/accreditation to provide the training and have experience and reputation in training provision and youth employment
  • The service provider who has the financial capacity to manage and pay all the necessary training costs such as hall rent, perdiem and others for trainees
  • The service provider must be based in the region and have adequate capacity, skills, and facilities and shall indicate the interest to which region to work with.
  • The service provider is able to/committed to match (cost-share) in terms of staff time, training facility/venue, cost share and leveraging tools used to build local buy-in and ensure sustainability of programming.
  • Have strong network with employers, job creation offices, MFIs and other key stakeholders in the operational area of RAYEE.
  • Be able to provide the training in local languages in line with the targeted woredas/ regions.
  • Experience in working with employment and mentoring organisations is an added advantage.

Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment.

2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided.

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than  14 October, 2022, 5:00 PM.

All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Roosevelt St. | On the way from AU to Mexico Square, next to Shebele Clinic; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

For any clarification and questions use the following email : [email protected]

SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted.

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Job Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV Ethiopia is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.Realizing Aspiration of Youth in Ethiopia through Employment (RAYEE) is a five-year (Nov 2019 to October 2024 inclusive) youth employment creation project being implemented in collaboration with Mastercard Foundation in four regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Sidama) and Dire Dawa Administration.Consultancy ObjectiveThe main objective of this TOR is to hire a highly competitive, experienced, and capable service provider to provide soft skills training (life and employability skill, and life and business skill training for wage and self-employed youth respectively) to young women in Oromia, Amhara, Sidama, SNNPR and Diredawa administration. The youths include all unemployed youth, skilled or unskilled with age range of 18-35. The total number of trainees to be served varies in each region.  The services to be provided are detailed and based on evaluation and agreed upon proposals provided by the service provider.

Job Requirements

This assignment invites those who are involved in provision of soft and business skills training and employment services for youth. These include TVETs, ATVET, private training providers, consulting firms, universities, private companies, NGOs, etc. The specific qualifications are the following.
  • Experts/trainers deployed for the training should have an MSc degree in economics, business administration, marketing, development studies and received soft skills TOT training, experience on training provision, excellent facilitation skills.
  • A service provider who can mobilize at least 10 experts per region and who can submit their CVs and commitment letter. In addition, the organization profile shall be submitted.
  • Adequate experience in working with young women and men to create and link with employment and business opportunities and in provision of BDS services for small and micro enterprises
  • Service providers have licence/accreditation to provide the training and have experience and reputation in training provision and youth employment
  • The service provider who has the financial capacity to manage and pay all the necessary training costs such as hall rent, perdiem and others for trainees
  • The service provider must be based in the region and have adequate capacity, skills, and facilities and shall indicate the interest to which region to work with.
  • The service provider is able to/committed to match (cost-share) in terms of staff time, training facility/venue, cost share and leveraging tools used to build local buy-in and ensure sustainability of programming.
  • Have strong network with employers, job creation offices, MFIs and other key stakeholders in the operational area of RAYEE.
  • Be able to provide the training in local languages in line with the targeted woredas/ regions.
  • Experience in working with employment and mentoring organisations is an added advantage.

Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment.

2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided.

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than  14 October, 2022, 5:00 PM.

All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Roosevelt St. | On the way from AU to Mexico Square, next to Shebele Clinic; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

For any clarification and questions use the following email : [email protected]

SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted.

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