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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
  • The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
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    Consultancy: Identification and Assessment of Occupations in Key Economic sectors for Recognition of Prior learning in Kenya

    Scope of Works and Tasks

    • Under the general guidance of the Director General, KNQA and the Chief Technical Advisor ILO, the consultant will be required to:
    • Carry out an extensive literature review to determine potential sub-sectors and relevant occupations in the economy with widespread unrecognized and unvalidated skills and have the potential for the application and development of RPL
    • Conduct consultations with key stakeholders (workers, employers, sector associations, professional bodies, quality assurance bodies) within the identified potential sub-sectors on the need and relevance for certification in general and RPL in particular
    • Identify and map out the occupations and recommend for the development of Qualification Standards to support the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process.
    • Identify the extent to which existing skills across key sectors of the economy are in line with market requirements and the KNQA framework
    • Determine the success factors and or barriers faced within the identified occupational Skill area. Recommend on how this can be leveraged upon and or addressed accordingly.
    • Recommend changing/emerging requirements such as critical employability skills applicable to the identifies sectors including foundation skills, core skills, digital skills, green skills, business management and entrepreneurship skills, transferrable technical skills.


    The consultant is expected to deliver the following

    • Assessment workplan outlining schedule of activities to be conducted and proposed timelines
    • An inception report within 5 days from the commencement date outlining the scope of assessment including methodology and assessment methods, proposed sources of Data and data collection methods.
    • A draft assessment tool to be used for data collection within 1 week on commencement
    • A detailed draft report of findings from the assessment of the priority sectors and the identified occupations therein
    • A Validation workshop with stakeholders to discuss the draft report of findings.
    • A final report incorporating comments from stakeholders

    Qualifications and expertise of the Consultant
    The selected candidate will be required to have the following:

    • At least a master’s degree in Education, economics and other related discipline.
    • A doctorate degree will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum 10 years’ related experience in research and labour market studies.
    • Strong background in data collection and analysis.
    • Technical expertise in assessing issues of labour market demand and supply in Kenya and ability to draw strong and valid conclusions.
    • Excellent in data management and use of statistical packages.
    • Excellent written communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports.
    • Ability to work within tight timelines.

    Method of Application

    How to apply Interested applicants (Individuals/organizations) should submit their expression of interest including their Technical proposal, CV’s, detailed work plan and financial proposal in USD, samples of similar work and other supporting documents that show previous experience in similar assignments to E-mail: to reach no later than midnight on Friday 17th February 2023, Quoting “Consultancy on “Identification and Assessment of Key Economic Sectors for RPL in Kenya”

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