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JSC Implementation Objectives and Outputs
The objective of this assignment is therefore to operationalise job search clubs' programme within Garissa and Turkana counties in Kenya. Specifically, the partner will deliver on the following tasks;
- Make available operational tools: The partner will be tasked at reviewing the existing job search club concept and making available needed operational assets**.** They include but not limited to co-working space, technology set-up, logistic within the area of operation etc.
- Partner’s facilitators attend JSC TOT: The Partner will be tasked with identifying persons within their team and with core skills in career guidance/counselling to lead the JSC operationalization within Garissa and Turkana. The facilitators will be seconded to attend the JSC TOT to understand delivery aspects, standards and support structures as documented in the existing facilitator guide and the concept note.
- Operationalization of the JSC: After the ToT, the Partner will be tasked with the mobilization of participants for the JSC within Garissa and Turkana, delivering training and operationalising the JSC program as designed in the concept and as highlighted in section 4 above. The facilitators will use the training manual and the concept note as the reference materials.
- JSC Monitoring and Evaluation: The Partner will be tasked with all monitoring and Evaluation activities to ensure quality and targeted number of participants are reached. The partner will document lessons learnt, best practice, challenges and opportunities that will be utilized to enhance the training manual and the scale-up of the JSC methodology. Gradual reporting will be expected by ILO from the partner in all aspects of the program including rollout, budgets, risks and progress. ILO will guide on the different reporting aspects so to make plans on any expected intervention.
Staffing, Roles, and Reporting
ILO will require from time to time based on agreed timelines comprehensive reports to highlighting work done. Reports will be reviewed to ensure conformance with ILO operations before acceptance.
The Partner will operate under the overall supervision of the ILO Chief Technical Advisor and will report directly to the National Programme Coordinator for Digital Jobs. The ILO Kenya PROSPECTS team will offer technical support and will coordinate closely with the Regional Skills and Employment Specialist of PROSPECTS program, Skills and Employability specialist at HQ, the Youth Employment Officer at the Regional Office for Africa and the Decent Work Skills specialist at Pretoria to facilitate mainstreaming and standardization of the approach across the project.
Throughout the course of this assignment, the partner will report on a bi- weekly basis to the ILO for coordination and follow–up. All communication to other relevant stakeholders should be coordinated with the ILO. If it appears necessary to modify the tasks of work or exceed the time allocated, the partner must discuss the circumstances with the ILO and obtain prior written approval. ILO may disclose the draft or final documents and/or any related information to any person and for any purpose the ILO may deem appropriate.
Required experience and qualifications
- The Implementing Partner should be a non-profit with a physical presence in Turkana and Garissa and knowledge of local context, operational regulations and the different players in the digital economy. Consortiums of two or more organizations are encouraged.
- The Partner should have at least 10 years of experience developing and operationalizing youth digital livelihood and employment intervention, career counselling program, and/or labour market intermediation services within the Kenyan context and with strong evidence working with youth in refugee and marginalized areas. The partner will have to strongly showcase how the Digital Job Search Clubs operationalization integrates within their mandate and existing programs and a plan for continuity beyond the ILO support.
- Demonstrate internal human resource capacity of at least 10-15 qualified career counsellors who will be trained as JSC facilitators.
- Should have a robust operational team who can comfortably engage in offering solutions based on dynamics in a short time within the digital economy space.
- Should be legally registered to operate in Kenya with a good standing with all statutory laws and regulations.
- Strong understanding of the digital economy landscape and the deferent opportunities and regulations that comes with it.
- Should have a wide network of job platforms, jobs intermediators, crowdsourcing companies, managed workforce organizations, employers’ sectoral forums, individuals and NGOs within the digital economy space
Interested organizations (NGOs, CSOs, and refugee/youth-led organizations) should submit their expression of interest to, E- mail: email@example.com to reach no later than 6th April 2023 Quoting “Operationalization of digital job search clubs” Consortiums of two or more organizations are encouraged. The application should include:
- A technical proposal outlining key considerations for operationalizing Job Search Clubs, proposed timelines and sustainability plan beyond the period of support
- Proof of having conducted youth employment programmes, career guidance programmes or labour intermediation services (recommendations from previous client, sample documents, reports).
- Financial proposal (budget), clearly outlining all the cost drivers. Financial proposals that can demonstrate additional resource mobilization and cost-sharing will have an advantage.