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Tender No: MCK/NBO/002/2019
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Correspondence Language(s): English
Background: Mercy Corps is a leading implementer of employment programmes in Kenya and across the globe supporting vulnerable beneficiaries, in particular youth, to access new or enhanced employment opportunities.
These programs aim to emphasize a market systems development (MSD) approach that considers how the entire labor market supports or constrains access and opportunity for job seekers- who are our key beneficiaries- in order to inform interventions that address constraints and strengthen labor markets.
Those interventions range from skills building for job seekers (addressing supply-side issues), to job creation through creation of formal wage employment opportunities and support to informal entrepreneurs (demand-side), to interventions focused on job-matching and linkages (intermediation).
We recognize that there are multiple opportunities/challenges to implementing these programs in Kenya, which include:
Underlying all of this work is the growing importance and influence of technology in strengthening labor markets. We are seeing increasing opportunities to use technology to enable stronger labor markets (i.e. web-based job matching platforms), to drive new kinds of self-employment (informal gig work), and to support tech jobs (i.e. programming and freelancing). This exploding dynamic is especially impactful in Nairobi and other large cities and is disrupting traditional roles and functions within labor markets.
Given this context, we have identified the need for immediate support to respond and position Mercy Corps to take advantage of upcoming business development opportunities, and facilitate better regional positioning and coordination around programs that focus on or incorporate activities to promote youth employment.
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