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Background of the Project
RAYEE is a five-year MasterCard Foundation Funded project being implemented by SNV within timeline of Nov 2019 to October 2024. RAYEE’s overall objective is to secure dignified and fulfilling employment and income for 240,000 young women and men (70% are women) in Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, Sidama and SNNP regions and Dire Dawa administration in Agribusiness and agro-related sectors.
RAYEE is currently implementing different interventions targeting the three Integrated Agro Industrial Parks (IAIPs) ( Buree in Amhara , Bulbula in Oromiya and Yirgalem in Sidama) as major labor market shed to create employment opportunities for unemployed women and men youth job seekers. The project activities are being implemented by partnering with private sectors, government offices such regional industrial parks development commissions, BOFED , TVED , BOLSA and accredited training institution and other service providers .
Among others , the project interventions are aimed to address the mismatch of the potential employers skill requirement and skill set provided to the young people which is identified as the major barrier for youth job seekers to find employment opportunities and at the same time a constraint for employers to fill exiting vacant posts . Therefore , this consultancy is expected to support the TVET system to provide investors driven technical skill training packages by identifying the investor technical skill requirement from the new entrants to the labor market , building the TVETs capacity through supporting appropriate curriculum development and training the TVETs trainers and subsequent roll out of the trainings for young worker employed in IAIPs. Below is the business profile of the investors registered at the respective IAIPs targeted by RAYEE project.
It is to seek professional service to develop short term technical skill training courses for skill development of workforce in and around the three IAIPs catchment areas in RAYEE project operational areas. The project has a plan to support the TVET system to deliver investor driven technical skill training for young job seekers to be employed in the three IAIPs. To this end, the consultancy will serve in identification of the investors demanded skill needs from new entrants to labor market. The main deliverables are: (1) identification of technical skill gaps of the workforce employed in companies operating at the IAIPs; (2) Development of comprehensive training modules, including curriculum, TTLM (teaching, training and learning materials) and skills assessment tools; and 3) Train a pool of 45 trainers spread over the three IAIP catchment areas, who are working at TVETs /ATVETs .
Critical (Mandatory) criteria for the consultant
- Being a trainer by profession, with at least 3 years relevant experience, including experience in soft skills.
- Ample experience and expertise in one or more of the sectors /business line the companies /investors involved (see the project background section of this proposal for the detail) including Food Safety and hygiene, packaging , chiller gas filling , etc );
- Can fluently speak and write the local language and English; and.
- willing and able to deliver the training for selected instructors /trainers drawn from TVETs around located each IAIP catchment area.
- Experience as TVET trainer.
- Experience in curriculum and training materials development.
- Experience in training and facilitating adult learning (TFAL);
- Familiar with the TVET system of Ethiopia.
How to Apply
The detailed terms of reference and information can be obtained by clicking the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DpYfPZRnl_-CVInj3z9S8L44m4XqUC4v/view?usp=sharing
Interested applicants shall prepare both the “Technical” and “Financial” Proposal in separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment .
(a) Addressed to-
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Africa Avenue | Opp. Millennium Hall, Next to the new Ethiopian Airlines hotel
under construction | P.O. Box 40675, Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
and, marked with – “RFP Reference: consultancy to develop curriculum for soft term technical skill training courses for agro processing”
Technical proposals should describe and include
a) Legal documents about the consultancy firm or consultant and sample of previous related accomplished assignments training curriculum.
b) The consultant’s approach to the identification of the training need demand of the investor’s operated at the IAIPs, design of the curriculum and delivery of the ToT for trainers drawn from the TVETs,
c) Detail CV and credential of the proposed staff to be engaged in undertaking the skill gap assessment, curriculum development and training of the trainers (TVET instructors) for each IAIPs. A summary (3 pages maximum) of expertise and experience, highlighting those aspects that are particularly relevant to developing training materials for agro processing training and delivering training for TVET or other institutions.
d) implementation schedule that contain list of the deliverables with the breakdown for activities required to produce them and other benchmarks
e) Name and full contact details for three relevant references that SNV will contact directly if the consultant’s application reaches the final evaluation stage
Financial proposal: The applicants should submit the total budget in the proposal with detail breakdown including applicable government taxes. They must include a proposed daily professional fee rate to deliver training. All costs should be stated in ETB.
Please note SNV will arrange transportation from Addis to the study sites as deemed necessary but the DSA and accommodation is expected to be included in consultancy fee .
Deadline for submission of proposals
Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office/emailed at the address specified above no later than 5:00 PM on 20 April, 2021.
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.