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National Consultancy for Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System

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Mar 172022
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 27 Mar 2022

1. Background

The project on “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the IGAD and its Member States with the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD Member States through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of free movement of persons and labour mobility in the region. In the long-term, the project is expected to extend decent work opportunities to current and potential migrants within the region, as well as contribute to regional integration, strengthen the links between economic growth, climate change and job creation, and enhance the social and economic integration of migrants.

One of the key priorities brought to fore in the Labour Migration and Mobility Governance Report is the need for IGAD Member States to digitize their business processes and develop management information systems. The main purpose of LMIS is the production of information and analysis for policymakers and other labour market stakeholders. It has three distinguished functions: facilitates labour market analysis; provides the basis for monitoring and reporting on employment and labour policies; and constitutes a mechanism to exchange information or coordinate different actors and institutions that produce and utilize labour market information and analysis.

The Government of Kenya through NEA has made strides to develop an online platform that enables the private employment agencies to advertise available foreign jobs. Further, the system captures the particulars of recruited migrant workers, duration of the contract, country of destination and the feedback from the migrant workers on their working conditions abroad. The organization is also able to process the registration of the private employment agencies through the system. However, the system is not optimally utilized making the labour migration cycle to be administered manually. Owing to this bottleneck, the government does not have verified data on labour migration. This allows for unscrupulous private employment agencies to exploit the gap and carry on with illegitimate recruitment, disregard the laid down workflow and take short cuts to take out unsuspecting jobseekers. Arising from NEA’s request for technical support, this ToR is developed to hire the services of a consultant to carry out a comprehensive needs assessment of NEA’s information management system and identify the necessary software and hardware requirements. This shall form the basis for technical support to the government to develop a robust labour migration management information system.

2. Purpose and Objectives

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to establish the level of support required to enable the Government of Kenya to have a robust information system to ease labour migration. Specifically, the assignment shall aim to:

· Give a snapshot of NEA’s current labour migration data /information management landscape

· Highlight strengths and gaps in the current data/information management system ,

· Identify areas where the software (data/information management system) and the hard ware is impeding productivity

· Prepare Government of Kenya for the retirement and obsolescence of current technology

3. Scope of the Consultancy

The consultant is expected to carry out the following:

Study the workflow of labour migration

· Analyse how NEA, State Department of Labour, Directorate of Immigration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Embassies) execute their mandate on labour migration cycle,

· Establish how the ideal workflow set-up on labour migration in Kenya should look like

· Identify bottlenecks and other technology chronic problems on the existing information system,

· Anticipate the changes in the future and how technology needs are likely to look like

Review existing NEA information system

· Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the existing NEA information system.

· Examine the hardware and software technology deployed considering the functionality, age and availability of spare parts.

· Record software release version, patches, and which business processes the hardware is used to support.

· Figure out how this technology affect the workflow of labour migration processes in Kenya

· Establish if Government of Kenya is utilizing the existing technology to the fullest potential

Consider Alternative Information Systems

· Draw comparisons with other existing technologies on the market

· Guide the Government of Kenya on the best model(s) and approach to improve the existing technologies

Assess the Resource Needs

· Estimate the financial needs of the upgrade/development and publicity of the NEA system to optimal

· Advise on the level and availability of technical expertise to support NEA in the upgrade/development the ideal information system

4. Timeline

The assignment is expected to be completed in a maximum of fifteen (15) consultive days from the date of signing of the contract.

5. Required Competency and Qualifications

· The consultant is expected to have reputable experience in developing databases and networking of similar nature and be able to present evidence of past engagement similar to this one

· He should hold master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or similar from a reputable university.

· He should possess at least 3 years of experience and excellent knowledge of database and networking

· Ability to solve problems creatively and adapt her/his style, creativity and imagination while enjoying creative work

· Understanding and Knowledge of the subject matter (labour migration) and the target group.

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to accommodate feedback

6. Evaluation Process and Criteria

The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.

Technical proposal evaluation criteria

In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.

Evaluation Dimension

1. Consultant’s Qualification and Experience of Consultant

Criteria:

  • Possess master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or similar from a reputable university.
  • Proven reputable experience in designing developing databases of similar nature and be able to past projects
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing, ability to accommodate feedback;
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Understanding and knowledge on labour migration is an added advantage**Max Score 30**

2. Methodology and Approach to the Assignment

Criteria:

  • · The proposal responds comprehensively to the TORs
  • · Sound participatory methodology to the assignment
  • · Well outlined implementation and management plan
  • · Major risks and mitigation options identified in the proposal**Max Score 40**

Total 70

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The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%

Evaluation of the Financial Proposal

The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated. The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money.

The financial proposal should detail all lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be provided.

Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination.

Technical Proposal 70

Financial proposal 30

Total 100

7. Deliverables with payment Schedule

Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment tranches:

Deliverables

  • Inception report: detailed inception report explaining firm’s understanding of the ToR/assignment, methodology and work plan
  • Execution and final report of the assignment

Payment tranches

  • First tranche: 30% of total contract value will be payable up on submission of the revised inception report to the satisfaction of the ILO
  • 70% after completion

Time frame

  • 5 days
  • 10 days

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges

8. Management Arrangements

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Advisor based in Djibouti and the management of NEA based in Nairobi, Kenya. It will also get technical back stopping support from other experts in the region and Headquarters as needed. All information and assets related to the toolkit will be property of NEA.

How to apply:

Application procedure

Interested applicants (individuals only) should submit their technical and financial proposal in a separate email with the subject to “application: Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System – Technical Proposal” and “application: Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System – Financial Proposal” to: ADDIS_PROCUREMENT (ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org) latest by 27 March 2022, 5:00 pm East Africa time;

  • The proposal and all correspondences and documents related to the proposal shall be written in English;
  • All prices should be submitted in USD. If a proposal is submitted in a currency other than USD, the ILO will convert all prices in to USD using the UN official exchange rate at the date of application to facilitate comparison and evaluation;
  • Those applying as team of consultants or firms will be disqualified.

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Feb 182022
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 27 Feb 2022

1. INTRODUCTION
Ratifying, domesticating and implementing international instruments on labour migration and mobility
governance including ILO conventions related to migrant workers namely Migration for Employment
Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97) and its accompanying Migration for Employment Recommendation
(Revised), 1949 (No. 86); Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143) and its
accompanying Migrant Workers Recommendation, 1975 (No. 151); Private Employment Agencies
Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) is critical to ensure safe,
orderly, and regular labour migration and maximize the development impact of migration. Ratifying and
effectively implementing these conventions helps to strengthen the existing policy and legislative gaps on
labour migration since the conventions address numerous aspects of labour migration, such as protecting
the rights of migrant workers, promote fair recruitment, address both regular and irregular migrants and
strengthen the migration-development nexus. The conventions and recommendations further stipulate
measures that need to be taken by both countries of origin and destination to prevent trafficking, smuggling,
forced labour and reduce the abuse and exploitation faced by migrant workers.
Ratifying and effectively implementing these conventions will give IGAD member states an opportunity to
lobby and influence the decisions of destination countries in relation to migrant workers. In addition, by
ratifying and implementing these conventions, IGAD member states gain a great deal of legitimacy at the
international level to promote measures on protection of migrant workers including negotiation of bilateral
labour agreements with countries of destinations. Besides, ratification of these conventions also fosters
international cooperation among countries and enhances their commitment to overcome challenges related
to labour migration and mobility governance, including fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.
However, despite their immense role in improving migration and mobility governance, the ratification,
domestication and implementation of ILO conventions related to migrant workers is at a very infant stage in
the IGAD region. Out of the seven IGAD Member States, only Somalia has ratified Convention 97, Convention
143 and Convention 181 while Kenya has ratified only Convention 97 and Convention 143 and Ethiopia and
Uganda only having ratified convention 181 and convention 143 respectively. Likewise, only Uganda is a
signatory to the 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and
Members of Their Families. In addition, none of the IGAD Member States has ratified convention 189, which
is of critical importance for the IGAD member states in the context of migration since many of the labour
migrants in the IGAD region, as well as those travelling further abroad to the Arab States, are engaged in
domestic work. On the other hand, even in countries that ratified international instruments, domestication of
these instruments, proper implementation, reporting and compliance remains a challenge.
Among other things, one of the challenges identified as a bottleneck on ratification and implementation of
international standards in the IGAD region is related to lack of sufficient knowledge and understanding about
the process of ratification, implementation and/or domestication, reporting and complying/following with due
process at national level. In this context, the ILO in close collaboration with IGAD secretariat aims to develop
a how to guide on ratifying and implementation of international standards for IGAD member states in line with
national rules and regulations concerning international treaties and instruments under the framework of the
project on Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance pro financed by the European Union. Once
developed, the guide is expected to serve as a quick reference for government officials and other experts on
ratification and implementation of international instruments and further contribute and facilitate ratification of
the Draft IGAD Protocol on Free Movement of Persons once adopted by the Council of Ministers.

2. OBJECTIVE
The overall objective of the assignment is to develop a how to guide on ratification and implementation of
international instruments related to labour migration and mobility governance for IGAD Member states. The
guide is expected to serve as a quick reference for government officials and other experts on ratification and
implementation of international instruments and further contribute and facilitate ratification of the Draft IGAD
Protocol on Free Movement of Persons once adopted by the council of ministers. To this end, among other
things the consultancy firm is expected to:
 analyse contextual factors such as major challenges, opportunities, and factors affecting ratification,
implementation and/or adoption, reporting and compliance against international commitments for
each MS
 Identify and analyze best practices and lessons learned in ratifying, implementing and complying to
international instruments and
 Provide country specific step-by-step and user friendly guidance on the process of ratifying,
implementing and/or adopting and complying against international instruments
3. METHODOLOGY

The consultancy firm is expected to produce the guide based on a review of existing literature and limited key informant interviews with ILO officials and experts in the IGAD Member states virtually. To this end, among other things the consultancy firm is expected to use the following methods;

 Desk Review: the consultancy firm is expected to review latest academic and non-academic literature
in the area of international human right instruments including ILO conventions, standards and
recommendations. The Consultancy firm is also expected to make use of the report of the committee
of experts on application of standards and key ILO publications on international standards and
instruments such as Rules of the Game.
 Key Informant interview: the consultancy firm is also expected to have limited key informant interviews
with experts from IGAD member states, social partners, IGAD secretariat, ILO and other stakeholders
including UN agencies and civil society organizations/ Non-government organizations working on the
subject to assess challenges, opportunities and best practices and on ratification, implementation and
compliance against international commitments. In addition, firm is expected to gather and analyses
information on key steps and process involved in ratification, implementation/domestication of the
standards in each member state.
 Presentation and style: the guide is expected to be a quick practical and user-friendly reference
material for government officials, policy makers and other stakeholders working on the subject. To
this end, in addition to the narrative presentation/write up, the Consultancy firm is expected to produce
diagrams, charts and other visual presentation styles to illustrate and presents facts and process in a
more lucid and user friendly manner.
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  1. MAIN DELIVERABLES**

The main outputs expected from the consultancy firm are:

 Inception report: the consultancy firm is expected to produce an inception report which shows his/her understanding of the assignment, detailed methodology, draft outline of the guide customized to the IGAD region, and guiding research questions and workplan.

 Draft how-to do – guide: the consultancy firm will submit the draft guide for review and comments
of the ILO and IGAD.
 Revised draft guide: the consultancy firm will submit a revised draft guide incorporating ILO
comments and inputs for comments and inputs by key stakeholders.
 Presentation and validation: the consultancy firm is expected to present the draft guide to Member
States and stakeholder for validation and consultation.
 Final guide: the consultancy firm will submit a final guide incorporating comments and inputs from
the validation workshop.

5. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The consultancy firm is expected to have personnel with the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Post graduate degree in social sciences disciplines such as Law, international relations, or
    development studies.
  • Ten years of experience working on international standards, instruments, and treaties.
  • Five years of experience in conducting and managing multi country research activities and providing
    consultancy services in developing national and regional policies and programs in field of migration.
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding about labour migration issues in Africa in general and the
    horn of Africa in particular and
  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU,
    IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
    Other skills/competencies
  • Experience in similar assignments in RECs in Africa would be an added advantage.
  • Experience and ability to interact with senior officials (Government and REC officials and
    representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies).
  • Experience and ability to navigate political processes in highly sensitive settings.
  • Excellent drafting/writing and analytical skills.
    Strong interpersonal, networking and presentation skills

6. MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
The consultancy firm will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser and
Technical Expert based in Djibouti. They will also get technical back stopping support from other experts in
the ILO Decent Work Country Team Cairo and Pretoria as well as the ILO regional Office for Africa and
Headquarters.
7. TIMELINE

The assignment is expected to be completed in 7 weeks period from 7st March 2022 to 2418th April 2022.

8. EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.

Technical proposal evaluation criteria
In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.
Evaluation Dimension Max. Score

  • Team composition and portfolio of previous works 20
    Criteria:
    Qualification, previous experience and team composition
  • Methodology 30
    Criteria
    Quality, clarity and responsiveness of the proposed methodology, tools
    and process
  • Overall quality of the Technical proposal for assignment 20
    Responsiveness to the TORs / understanding of the assignment,
    proposed time frame, implementation plan as well as identification of
    risks and mitigation strategies
    Total 70
    The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating
    the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%

Evaluation of the Financial Proposal
The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will
account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be
allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the
following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum
number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal
being evaluated. The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and
the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money. The financial proposal should detail all
lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be
provided. Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination

Technical Proposal 70
Financial proposal 30
Total 100

Deliverables with payment Schedule
Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment
tranches:

Deliverables Payment tranches Time frame
A) Inception report: one comprehensive inception
report covering the specific objectives First tranche: 30% of total payment 2 weeks

B) Draft how – to – guide: draft guide for review and
comments of the ILO and IGAD.
C) Revised draft guide: a revised draft incorporating
ILO comments and inputs for comments and
inputs by key stakeholders. Second tranche: 40% of total payment

up on submission of the revised draft
strategy to the satisfaction of ILO 3 weeks

D) Presentation and validation: the Consultancy
firm will present the draft guide to Member States
and stakeholder for validation and consultation.
E) Final Regional Strategy: the Consultancy firm
will submit a final guide incorporating comments
and inputs from the validation workshop. Third and final tranche: 30% of total payment
up on submission of the final strategy to ILO 2 weeks

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges.

NB: The service provider should submit all reports in English in word format and necessary presentations in ppt format as per requirments.

How to apply:

APPLICATION

Interested service providers are encouraged to visit and download the required bidding documents form the following link

Consultancy services to develop International Labour Standards (ILS) How to Guide for IGAD Sub-Region (ungm.org)

and submit the dully filled, signed and stamped bidding documents to the ILO via email ADDIS**PROCUREMENT@ilo.org before 27 February 2022, 05:00pm EAT.
 Any request for clarification should be submitted to addis**procurement@ilo.org with a subject:
“request for clarification: Developing a how to guide on international standards for IGAD Member
States” lattest by 24 February 2022, 5:00 pm East Africa Time. Response to all questions will be
provided lattest by 25 February 2022.
 The proposal and all correspondences and documents related to the proposal shall be written in
English;
 All prices should be submitted in US Dollars. If a proposal is submitted in a currency other than USD,
the ILO will covert all prices in to USD using the UN official exchange rate at the date of application
to facilitate comparson and evaluation.
 Technical and Financial Proposal
a. Name of service provider, address and contact details
b. Names and resume of proposed personnel showing qualifications and experience,
c. Portfolio of previous work
d. Client testimonials of the service provider’s work
e. A paragraph on motivation of the service provider to work on a programme seeking to provide services
in relation to the development field or help refugees finding better livelihood opportunities
f. All prices given should be in US Dollars.

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FINANCE AND ADMIN MANAGER

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Jan 082022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Hope Restoration
Closing date: 25 Jan 2022

Ke**y Responsibilities:**

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance and Admin Manager provides overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management Administration, and grants management in HRSS South Sudan Office. He / she focuses on ensuring accountability, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data and developing financial strategy that best serves support and program objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity building, the development and implementation of good internal controls, compliance at all levels, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to HRSS Responsible for budgeting preparation and budget controlling and grant management.

Roles and Responsibilities

Administration and Finance

Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

Provide overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national / field office is effectively supported and staff have a clean, secure and hospitable place to work.

Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SAP, ERP, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.) and succession planning.

Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.

Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure best practice and donor guidelines are met.

Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of HRSS assets, resources and operations.

Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the

Partnership and to internal users.

Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings.

Lead in development of Logistics, procurement, fleet management, and security policies for HRSS to guarantee seamless support in program implementation.

Lead in development of Human Resource policies that attract, retain and compensate the necessary human capital assigned to drive HRSS’s strategy.

Provide performance management responsibilities by supervising the Finance Manager, and Administration Manager.

Budgeting and budget Controls

Maintaining and updating the country office annual budget planning /forecast, master budget and funding allocation schedule for management decision making.

Coordinate with the department heads, Program director and State Coordinator to come with yearly budget and ensuring this is funded full cost recovery on the proposal budgets.

Produce monthly analysis on the finding situation at a cost centre and a function level with all the possible assumption and underlying facts.

Lead in the development and maintenance of financial models to track the budget, expenses, and variation for non-thematic and non- thematic cost.

Develop reports to respond to request for budgetary information and existing funding gap/Situation

Budget preparation and modification of proposal budgets and reviewing and advising on proposal cost recovery and justified to make sure the proposal budget is reasonable and realistic for the project needs and is compliance per internal and external rules and regulation

Review the journal transaction and ensure the cost charges to these un-restricted fund in line with approved assignment

Run monthly review for data quality and ensure all transitions are in line with HRSS cost classification with particular focus on the non-thematic and cross non-thematic.

Implement and evaluate analytical models, system on area of the master budgets and other critical financial management aspect.

Has in-depth technical and administration knowledge to connect the financial and non-

financial information to generate insight and recommendation for program effectiveness

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned conditions should submit their application letter and CV listing three references and a phone number and hard copy to HRSS office Human Resources, Department , at munuki Block C.V Hai 3rd class Plot No. 349, Juba, South Sudan HRSS – South Sudan Or e-mail to careers@hoperestorationsouthsudan.org Note HRSS South Sudan, is an equal opportunity employer; it does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race or political affiliation. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. In the subject line of the e – mail, please put the job title and location of the position.

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Developing Regional Strategy for Confederation of IGAD Employers (CIE)

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Nov 122021
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 25 Nov 2021

Background

The ILO and IGAD are both committed to address challenges related to labour markets, decent work, labour migration and mobility governance in the region. To this end, among other things, the ILO and IGAD signed an MOU in 2012 and supplementary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the implementation of the project titled “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region” which is financed by the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.

Through social dialogue, the participation of the ILO’s tripartite constituents at the local, national, bilateral, regional, interregional and global levels is central to achieving fair labour migration governance and can strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of labour migration policies, legislation and practices. The ILO is also working with the EAC and IGAD to enhance the ILO’s tripartite constituents’ capacity in labour migration.
As part of this project the ILO and IGAD have been working to advance social dialogue and tripartism at regional level. To this end, among other things, the two organizations supported the establishment and strengthening the capacities of regional confederations of employers’ organization named Confederation of IGAD Employers (CIE).
In October 2019, representatives from the IGAD Member States agreed and established the association of employers of members of the IGAD known as “Confederation of IGAD Employers (CIE)”. The Vision of CIE is to enhance growth and development through strong economic integration among member employers’ organization as a voice that echoes and serves the interests within the context of the international labor practices. Its mission is to observe the right and benefit of employers by creating peaceful industrial relations and expanding value added services to members.
Both CIE and HACTU met with the IGAD Executive Secretary H.E. Dr. Workeneh Gebeyhu and senior management of IGAD secretariat to present their byelaws and discuss strategic areas of collaboration with IGAD. In preparation for and as a follow up to the social partners meeting with the IGAD secretariat, the FMPT team held virtual consultations with CIE on how to boost the role of social partners in advancing decent work in the region in general and address the challenges of labour migration and mobility governance.
As a new organization, CIE wants to develop its regional strategy to identify its strategic areas of engagement and areas of focus to advance decent work in the region, the preliminary areas of work include;
1) Speeding up structural transformation in IGAD economies and employment creation that require proper investment on key economic sectors and strengthen trade among MS while promoting economic regional integration.
2) Promoting fair migration and recruitment processes as CIE can serve as an information sharing hub among EOs to direct investors on fair recruitment and migration processes.
3) Joint promotion campaigns by the CIE and HACTU of the ratification of key ILOs convention related to Labour Migration as the ratification rate is very low in the region.
4) Participation of Employment Organisations (EOs) in any upcoming capacity building workshops either face to face or virtually
5) A joint CIE and HACTU declaration on Labour Migration Governance could also be envisaged as a position of social partners.
6) Strengthening of the technical and financial capacities of the national offices of the CIE in order to be able to reach the goals set.

On the other hand, Labour Migration Governance could be the mandate of CIE in the IGAD region and since this is the focus of the FMPT project, the nature of the collaboration as well as the above priority areas could be covered in such a collaboration. The CIE noted the need for having a clear strategic document which defines and articulates their aspirations, key priority areas of work and contribution to regional integration, economic development as well as improved labour migration and mobility governance in the region. In this regard, the ILO plans to support CIE in the development of its first five years regional strategy as regional confederation of employers’ organization.
The development of a regional strategy will contribute to enabling CIE turn its vision into reality and increase efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. The strategy will help prioritize goals, maximize resources and support making better decisions plus describing the way it will meet its objectives through detailed action steps that will describe how and when the action steps will be taken. More precisely, the strategy will enable CIE:
• Articulate and define its aspirations (vision, Mission, strategic objectives), its roles and responsibilities in advancing decent work and social justice in the region in general and advancing protection of migrant workers
• Define its key strategies (how) and priority areas of work (what) and collaboration with IGAD and other partners in the regional and beyond
• Define concrete actions and deliverables to achieve its goals and objectives
• Identify resource needs and gaps and facilitate resource mobilization efforts of the organization.
In this regard, the ILO is looking for the service of a consultancy company/firm to develop the strategic plan of CIE as described below.

Overall Objective
Working under the supervision of CIE, FMPT team, with technical backstopping provided by ILO MIGRANT and ACTEMP the consultancy firm is expected to develop the first five years regional strategic document of CIE as described above. To this end, the consultancy firm is expected, among other things, to:
• Review the ILO’s existing research and technical guidance on developing regional strategy for social partners in the continent and from other regions.
• Read and internalize relevant documents related to social dialogue, tripartism, regional integration and labour migration globally and regionally to contextualize and present the added value of developing the regional strategy;
• Conduct interviews and consultations with selected key stakeholders including; CIE board members, member national federations/confederations, ACTEMP, IGAD secretariat, board members of similar regional confederations, continental and global confederation, when relevant, as well as ILO technical specialists and project staff among others.
• Synthesize and write up of the strategies in close consultation with the board management of CIE, ACTEMP and FMPT project team
Key Deliverables
• An inception report: the consultancy firm will submit the inception report outlining the methodology for the background report, data collection tools, preliminary list of literature and resources, and detailed implementation time line and preliminary outline of the strategies
• Submit the Draft regional strategy for CIE: the consultancy firm will submit the first draft regional strategy for review and comments from the CIE, IGAD, ILO and other key stakeholders;
• Submit Revised Draft regional strategy for CIE: the consultancy firm will submit a revised draft strategy incorporating comments and inputs from CIE, IGAD, ILO and other key stakeholders
• Present the revised strategy in a regional consultation and validation workshop: the consultancy firm will present the revised strategy in a regional consultation and validation workshop. This will take place either physically or remotely depending on the COVID-19 situation;
• Final Regional Strategy: the consultancy firm will submit the final strategy after incorporating the comments from the consultation and validation workshop.

Duration of Services
The duration of the assignment will be four months from the signing of the agreement.
Minimum qualifications and capacity

The lead consultant / team leader and key members of his team needs Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, international relations, development or related field and ten years of work experience in the field of employment, skills development, migration as well as project designing and project management;

• 7-10 years of work experience in developing strategic documents, action plans, providing technical assistance, and/or research with extensive theoretical and practical experience on social dialogue, tripartism, regional integration and labour migration issues
• Experience in social dialogue for workers’ rights and private sector development and knowledge of labour migration, labour rights, employment issues and gender issues
• Proven previous working experience in project design, project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation, conducting multi country research and assessments;
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English;
• Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications, managing and administering on line surveys as well as extracting and analyzing data using appropriate tools and methods;
• Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
• Capacity to mobilize networks of experts at national level as a means to mitigate the impact of COVID related travel restrictions on data collection and stakeholder’s consultation on the field.

Logistics
The lead consultant/team leader will work under the supervision of CIE, FMPT team, with technical backstopping provided by ILO MIGRANT and ACTEMP the consultancy firm is expected to develop the first five years regional strategic document of CIE. The lead consultant will also get technical feedback and support from CIE, IGAD secretariat, ILO regional office for Africa (ROAF), Decent Work Country Team Cairo (DWCT-Cairo) and ILO headquarters.

Evaluation Process and Criteria
The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.

Technical proposal evaluation criteria
In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.

Evaluation Dimension
Team composition and portfolio of previous works, Max. Score 20
Criteria: Qualification, previous experience and team composition

Methodology**,** Max. Score 30
Criteria: Quality, clarity and responsiveness of the proposed methodology, tools and process
Overall quality of the Technical proposal for assignment, Max. Score 20

Responsiveness to the TORs / understanding of the assignment, proposed time frame, implementation plan as well as identification of risks and mitigation strategies
Total 70
The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%

Evaluation of the Financial Proposal
The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money. The financial proposal should detail all lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be provided.
Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination

Technical Proposal 70
Financial proposal 30
Total 100

Deliverables with payment Schedule
Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment tranches:

Deliverables Payment tranches Time frame
A) Inception report: one comprehensive inception report covering the specific objectives
First tranche: 30% of total payment
Time Frame: 4 weeks
B) Draft regional strategy for CIE: a draft regional strategy will be submitted for review and comments.
C) Revised draft regional strategy for CIE: a revised draft regional strategy will be submitted after incorporating comments from the CIE, ILO and other stakeholders
Second tranche: 40% of total payment up on submission of the revised draft strategy to the satisfaction of CIE and ILO
Time Frame: 8 weeks
D) Presentation of the revised strategy in a regional consultation and validation workshop: the consultant will present the revised project document to a wider stakeholder for consultation, review and validation either physically or virtually
E) Final Regional Strategy: the consultant will submit a final Regional Strategy.
Third and final tranche: 30% of total payment up on submission of the final strategy to the satisfaction of CIE and ILO
Time Frame: 4 weeks

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges

NB: The service provider should submit all reports in English in word format and necessary presentations in ppt format as per requirements.

Management Arrangements
The consulting company will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Advisor and Technical Expert based in Djibouti. S/He will also get technical back stopping support from other experts in the region and Headquarters as needed.

How to apply:

Interested service providers are encouraged to visit and download the required bidding documents form the following link

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/Index/154847

and submit the dully filled, signed and stamped bidding documents to the ILO via email ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org before 25 November 2021, 05:00pm EAT.
1) Technical Proposal
a. Name of service provider, address and contact details
b. Names and resume of proposed personnel showing qualifications and experience,
c. Portfolio of previous work
d. Client testimonials of the service provider’s work
e. A paragraph on motivation of the service provider to work on a programme seeking to provide services in relation to the development field or help refugees finding better livelihood opportunities
2) Financial proposal
a. Submit a financial proposal per the table provided under “Terms of Payment”.

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Development of Thematic Paper on Youth employment and a project proposal on Youth Employment and Skilling (YESI) in the IGAD region.

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Nov 052021
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 18 Nov 2021
  1. Introduction and background

The ILO is implementing the FMPT project “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” in collaboration with IGAD and its Member States. The project is a key component of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa-financed programme “Towards Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD region”. The overall objective of the programme is to support the free movement of persons in the IGAD region, with a view to spur regional economic integration and development. Its specific objective is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries.
In approaching migration as a labour market issue, the project follows the underlying logic that the creation of more and better quality jobs is key to enabling migrants to contribute to productive growth, as well as to making migration a choice1. The project therefore takes a development-oriented approach. By creating decent jobs for nationals and migrants, the project will contribute to addressing irregular migration, providing opportunities for income- generating activities, decent work and business development in their current area of residence.

The FMPT project has five key result areas: to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD Region

  • Policy relevant research is produced and disseminated
  • Increased capacity to collect and analyse labour migration and labour market indicators
  • Promote Rights Based Approach to Labour Migration Governance
  • Promote tripartism and social dialogue
  • Support Youth Skilling and Employment Initiative

As part of result area one of the project, knowledge generation, the ILO has conducted a series of studies which aims to generate evidence to contribute to the drafting, negotiation and implementation of protocol, once it is adopted, and improve knowledge base on labour migration and mobility governance in the region. In this context, the ILO plans to produce a thematic paper on youth employment in the IGAD region. The thematic paper is supposed to contribute to the development of the regional program on Youth Employment and Skilling Initiative (YESI) as part of result area 5 of the project.
Therefore, this ToR is prepared to hire the service of a consultancy firm to produce a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region: Opportunities, Challenges and Policy implications and further lead the formulation of the Youth Employment and Skilling initiative/program.

2. Overall Objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a thematic paper on the state of Youth Employment in the IGAD region and lead the drafting and validation of the YESI project document through desk review and consultations with IGAD MS, IGAD secretariat and other stakeholders.

2.1 Specific Objectives
Specific Objective 1: produce a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region: Opportunities, challenges and Policy Implications:
The thematic paper on youth employment is expected to examine the status of youth employment in the region by mainly looking into trends, opportunities, challenges, including impact of COVID 19. In addition, the study is expected to look into policy implications in the short, medium and long term and further come up with concrete recommendations to improve youth employment in the region. To this end, the thematic paper needs to be

  • Short and concise: the thematic paper on youth employment in the IGAD region is expected to be a maximum of 20 pages including list of bibliography and annexes.
  • Up-to-date: the thematic paper needs to be up to date with the date, information and analysis. To this end, in addition to the available literature, the consultant needs to review relevant data sources / data base to find latest information about the state of youth employment in the region. In addition, the consultant is also expected to conduct limited key informant interviews with experts in IGAD member states, the ILO and IGAD to update and triangulate secondary sources with the situation in the ground.
  • Focused: the thematic paper needs to focus on trends, opportunities, challenges including the impact of COVID 19, policy implications and come up with concrete short, medium and long terms recommendation at both policy and operational level to improve youth employment in the IGAD region.
  • Presentation and style: in addition to the narrative presentation, the consultant is expected to use tables, charts, diagrams and other visual tools to make the paper reader friendly and interactive.**Specific Objective 2**: develop a regional project document on Youth Employment and Skilling Initiative (YESI)
    Drawing on the findings of the thematic paper on youth employment as well as other relevant studies on the area of Youth Employment, skills development and further consultation with stakeholders at national regional level, the consultant is expected to develop a project document on Youth Employment and Skilling. To this end, the consultant is expected to lead and coordinate the drafting and validation of the YESI project document through desk review and consultations with IGAD MS and IGAD secretariat. This entails:

  • Reviewing key reference documents on opportunities and challenges to promote decent employment and skills development for youth in general and youth on the move in particular, in the IGAD region;

  • Coordinating and leading national and regional level consultations with key stakeholders working in the field of youth employment, skills development and migration: this includes interviews (face-to-face and virtual) and conducting national or regional stakeholders’ consultation workshops;

  • Drafting the comprehensive project document of the YESI for review and comments by ILO and IGAD team;

  • Participating to the Regional Employment Forum organized by the FMPT project either face to face or virtually, to present and validate the interventions models identified in the draft PRODOC of the project;

  • Coordinating and leading the validation of the YESI initiative/program for youth and youth on the move;

  • Submitting final project document of the YESI for resource mobilization.**2.2 Tasks and Deliverables**
    Inception report: the consultant is expected to submit one comprehensive inception report covering specific objective 1 and 2 of the assignment. The inception report, among others, is expected to show the expert’s/consultant’s understanding of the assignment, detailed methodology, work plan, draft outline of the thematic paper and the project document for YESI. The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverables for each of the specific objectives of the assignment:

Below is a detailed list of deliverables for each of the specific objectives:

Specific deliverables related to the development of a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region:

  • Draft thematic paper: the consultant will submit the draft thematic paper for review and comments by the ILO, IGAD and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Revised draft thematic paper: the consultant will submit a revised draft thematic paper incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders.
  • Presentation of the draft thematic paper: the consultant will present the thematic paper in the experts meeting/conference which will be scheduled either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation;
  • Final thematic paper: the consultant will submit a final thematic paper incorporating comments and inputs made during the ministerial conference. The consultant will also address comments and inputs from the proof-reader and editor before or after the ministerial conference as required.

Specific deliverables related to the development of a project document on YESI:

  • Draft YESI Project document:the consultant is expected to submit the first draft PRODOC of the YESI for the review and comments of the technical team and social development division of IGAD secreteriate. The draft YESI project document will be submitted within two months after signing of the contract.
  • Participate in a Regional Employment Forum/workshops: The consultant will participate and present the draft project document and its intervention logic in a regional workshop/employment forum. The consultant is expected to gather comments and inputs from the workshop/forum and submit a revised project document. The workshop will take place either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation.
  • Validation Workshop: The consultant will present the revised project document to a wider stakeholder for consultation, review and validation. The workshop will take place either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation.
  • Final YESI project document: the consultant will submit a final YESI project document incorporating comments and inputs including the budget to the satisfaction of the ILO and IGAD. The final YESI project document will be submitted within a maximum period of four months after the date of signing the Contact.

3. Duration of Services

The duration of the assignment will be for a period of 4 months to undertake all the above deliverables. The assignment is expected to start by 1st December 2021.

4. Minimum qualifications and capacity

The lead consultant / team leader and key members of his team needs Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, international relations, development or related field and ten years of work experience in the field of employment, skills development, migration as well as project designing and project management;

  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and coordinating multi country research in the area of regional integration, employment and labour market analysis, skills development, migration and human mobility;
  • Proven previous working experience in project design, project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation, conducting multi country research and assessments;
  • Excellent project and report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English;
  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications, managing and administering on line surveys as well as extracting and analyzing data using appropriate tools and methods;
  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
  • Capacity to mobilize networks of experts at national level as a means to mitigate the impact of COVID related travel restrictions on data collection and stakeholder’s consultation on the field.**5. Logistics**
    The lead consultant/team leader will work with a team of national consultants from the IGAD Member States who will be experienced in the field of SME development, entrepreneurship, business administration, human resources management, education or related disciplines. The lead consultant will be coordinating all the national consultants and will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser and Technical officer of the FMPT project based in Djibouti. The lead consultant will also get technical feedback and support from IGAD secretariat, GIZ, ILO regional office for Africa (ROAF), Decent Work Country Team Cairo (DWCT-Cairo), and headquarters.

6. Evaluation Process and Criteria
The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.
6.1 Technical proposal evaluation criteria
In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.

Evaluation Dimension and Max. Score

  1. Consultant’s experience and portfolio of previous works Max. Score 20

Criteria:

  • Possess Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, international relations, development or related field and ten years of work experience in the field of employment, skills development, migration as well as project designing and project management;
  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;

  • Qualification and experience Max Score 20
    Criteria:

  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;

  • Proven previous working experience in project design, project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation, conducting multi country research and assessments;

  • Excellent project and report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English;

  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications, managing and administering on line surveys as well as extracting and analyzing data using appropriate tools and methods;

  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

  • Technical proposal for assignment Max Score 30

  • The proposal responds comprehensively to the TORs

  • Realistic implementation and management plan

  • Major risks and mitigation options identified

Total Score 70
The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%.

6.2 Evaluation of the Financial Proposal
The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money.
The financial proposal should detail all lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be provided.

Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination
Technical Proposal 70
Financial proposal 30
Total 100

7. Deliverables with payment Schedule
Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment tranches:

Deliverables, Payment tranches and Time frame
a) Inception report: one comprehensive inception report covering the specific objectives

  • First tranche: 30% of total payment
  • Time Frame: 15 December 2021

b) Draft thematic paper: a draft thematic paper will be submitted for review and comments.
c) Revised draft thematic paper: a revised draft thematic paper will be submitted after incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders
d) Draft YESI project document: a first draft PRODOC of the YESI will be submitted for review and comments
e) Revised draft YESI project documents: a revised revised draft YESI project document will be submitted after incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders
f) Presentation of the draft thematic paper: the consultant will present the thematic paper in the experts meeting or conference which will be scheduled either physically or virtually
g) Final thematic paper: the consultant will submit a final thematic paper incorporating comments and inputs made during the conference.

  • Second tranche: 40% of total payment
  • Time Frame: February 2022

h) Regional Employment Forum/workshop: the consultant will participate and present the draft project document and its intervention logic in a regional workshop/employment forum.
i) Revised project document: the consultant will gather comments and inputs from the workshop/forum and submit a revised document.
Validation Workshop: the consultant will present the revised project document to a wider stakeholder for consultation, review and validation either physically or virtually.
j) Final YESI project document: the consultant will submit a final YESI project document after incorporating comments and inputs including the budget to the satisfaction of the ILO and IGAD.

  • Third and final tranche: 30% of total payment
  • Time Frame: March 2022

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges
The service provider should submit all reports in English in word format and necessary presentations in ppt format as per requirements.

How to apply:

Interested service providers are encouraged to read detail quotation document along with Annexes and fill the required documents shared on UNGM (https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/154231) and send their offers according to instructions via email ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org before 18 November 2021.

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Development of Thematic Paper on Youth employment and a project proposal on Youth Employment and Skilling (YESI) in the IGAD region.

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Nov 042021
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 18 Nov 2021
  1. Introduction and background

The ILO is implementing the FMPT project “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” in collaboration with IGAD and its Member States. The project is a key component of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa-financed programme “Towards Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD region”. The overall objective of the programme is to support the free movement of persons in the IGAD region, with a view to spur regional economic integration and development. Its specific objective is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries.
In approaching migration as a labour market issue, the project follows the underlying logic that the creation of more and better quality jobs is key to enabling migrants to contribute to productive growth, as well as to making migration a choice1. The project therefore takes a development-oriented approach. By creating decent jobs for nationals and migrants, the project will contribute to addressing irregular migration, providing opportunities for income- generating activities, decent work and business development in their current area of residence.

The FMPT project has five key result areas: to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD Region

  • Policy relevant research is produced and disseminated
  • Increased capacity to collect and analyse labour migration and labour market indicators
  • Promote Rights Based Approach to Labour Migration Governance
  • Promote tripartism and social dialogue
  • Support Youth Skilling and Employment Initiative

As part of result area one of the project, knowledge generation, the ILO has conducted a series of studies which aims to generate evidence to contribute to the drafting, negotiation and implementation of protocol, once it is adopted, and improve knowledge base on labour migration and mobility governance in the region. In this context, the ILO plans to produce a thematic paper on youth employment in the IGAD region. The thematic paper is supposed to contribute to the development of the regional program on Youth Employment and Skilling Initiative (YESI) as part of result area 5 of the project.
Therefore, this ToR is prepared to hire the service of a consultancy firm to produce a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region: Opportunities, Challenges and Policy implications and further lead the formulation of the Youth Employment and Skilling initiative/program.

2. Overall Objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to produce a thematic paper on the state of Youth Employment in the IGAD region and lead the drafting and validation of the YESI project document through desk review and consultations with IGAD MS, IGAD secretariat and other stakeholders.

2.1 Specific Objectives
Specific Objective 1: produce a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region: Opportunities, challenges and Policy Implications:
The thematic paper on youth employment is expected to examine the status of youth employment in the region by mainly looking into trends, opportunities, challenges, including impact of COVID 19. In addition, the study is expected to look into policy implications in the short, medium and long term and further come up with concrete recommendations to improve youth employment in the region. To this end, the thematic paper needs to be

  • Short and concise: the thematic paper on youth employment in the IGAD region is expected to be a maximum of 20 pages including list of bibliography and annexes.
  • Up-to-date: the thematic paper needs to be up to date with the date, information and analysis. To this end, in addition to the available literature, the consultant needs to review relevant data sources / data base to find latest information about the state of youth employment in the region. In addition, the consultant is also expected to conduct limited key informant interviews with experts in IGAD member states, the ILO and IGAD to update and triangulate secondary sources with the situation in the ground.
  • Focused: the thematic paper needs to focus on trends, opportunities, challenges including the impact of COVID 19, policy implications and come up with concrete short, medium and long terms recommendation at both policy and operational level to improve youth employment in the IGAD region.
  • Presentation and style: in addition to the narrative presentation, the consultant is expected to use tables, charts, diagrams and other visual tools to make the paper reader friendly and interactive.**Specific Objective 2**: develop a regional project document on Youth Employment and Skilling Initiative (YESI)
    Drawing on the findings of the thematic paper on youth employment as well as other relevant studies on the area of Youth Employment, skills development and further consultation with stakeholders at national regional level, the consultant is expected to develop a project document on Youth Employment and Skilling. To this end, the consultant is expected to lead and coordinate the drafting and validation of the YESI project document through desk review and consultations with IGAD MS and IGAD secretariat. This entails:

  • Reviewing key reference documents on opportunities and challenges to promote decent employment and skills development for youth in general and youth on the move in particular, in the IGAD region;

  • Coordinating and leading national and regional level consultations with key stakeholders working in the field of youth employment, skills development and migration: this includes interviews (face-to-face and virtual) and conducting national or regional stakeholders’ consultation workshops;

  • Drafting the comprehensive project document of the YESI for review and comments by ILO and IGAD team;

  • Participating to the Regional Employment Forum organized by the FMPT project either face to face or virtually, to present and validate the interventions models identified in the draft PRODOC of the project;

  • Coordinating and leading the validation of the YESI initiative/program for youth and youth on the move;

  • Submitting final project document of the YESI for resource mobilization.**2.2 Tasks and Deliverables**
    Inception report: the consultant is expected to submit one comprehensive inception report covering specific objective 1 and 2 of the assignment. The inception report, among others, is expected to show the expert’s/consultant’s understanding of the assignment, detailed methodology, work plan, draft outline of the thematic paper and the project document for YESI. The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverables for each of the specific objectives of the assignment:

Below is a detailed list of deliverables for each of the specific objectives:

Specific deliverables related to the development of a thematic paper on the state of youth employment in the IGAD region:

  • Draft thematic paper: the consultant will submit the draft thematic paper for review and comments by the ILO, IGAD and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Revised draft thematic paper: the consultant will submit a revised draft thematic paper incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders.
  • Presentation of the draft thematic paper: the consultant will present the thematic paper in the experts meeting/conference which will be scheduled either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation;
  • Final thematic paper: the consultant will submit a final thematic paper incorporating comments and inputs made during the ministerial conference. The consultant will also address comments and inputs from the proof-reader and editor before or after the ministerial conference as required.

Specific deliverables related to the development of a project document on YESI:

  • Draft YESI Project document:the consultant is expected to submit the first draft PRODOC of the YESI for the review and comments of the technical team and social development division of IGAD secreteriate. The draft YESI project document will be submitted within two months after signing of the contract.
  • Participate in a Regional Employment Forum/workshops: The consultant will participate and present the draft project document and its intervention logic in a regional workshop/employment forum. The consultant is expected to gather comments and inputs from the workshop/forum and submit a revised project document. The workshop will take place either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation.
  • Validation Workshop: The consultant will present the revised project document to a wider stakeholder for consultation, review and validation. The workshop will take place either physically or virtually depending on the COVID situation.
  • Final YESI project document: the consultant will submit a final YESI project document incorporating comments and inputs including the budget to the satisfaction of the ILO and IGAD. The final YESI project document will be submitted within a maximum period of four months after the date of signing the Contact.

3. Duration of Services

The duration of the assignment will be for a period of 4 months to undertake all the above deliverables. The assignment is expected to start by 1st December 2021.

4. Minimum qualifications and capacity

The lead consultant / team leader and key members of his team needs Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, international relations, development or related field and ten years of work experience in the field of employment, skills development, migration as well as project designing and project management;

  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and coordinating multi country research in the area of regional integration, employment and labour market analysis, skills development, migration and human mobility;
  • Proven previous working experience in project design, project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation, conducting multi country research and assessments;
  • Excellent project and report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English;
  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications, managing and administering on line surveys as well as extracting and analyzing data using appropriate tools and methods;
  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
  • Capacity to mobilize networks of experts at national level as a means to mitigate the impact of COVID related travel restrictions on data collection and stakeholder’s consultation on the field.**5. Logistics**
    The lead consultant/team leader will work with a team of national consultants from the IGAD Member States who will be experienced in the field of SME development, entrepreneurship, business administration, human resources management, education or related disciplines. The lead consultant will be coordinating all the national consultants and will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser and Technical officer of the FMPT project based in Djibouti. The lead consultant will also get technical feedback and support from IGAD secretariat, GIZ, ILO regional office for Africa (ROAF), Decent Work Country Team Cairo (DWCT-Cairo), and headquarters.

6. Evaluation Process and Criteria
The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.
6.1 Technical proposal evaluation criteria
In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.

Evaluation Dimension and Max. Score

  1. Consultant’s experience and portfolio of previous works Max. Score 20

Criteria:

  • Possess Master’s degree in the field of social sciences, economics, international relations, development or related field and ten years of work experience in the field of employment, skills development, migration as well as project designing and project management;
  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;

  • Qualification and experience Max Score 20
    Criteria:

  • Proven technical experience in designing project proposals for funding preferably in the area of youth employment, skills development and migration;

  • Proven previous working experience in project design, project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation, conducting multi country research and assessments;

  • Excellent project and report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English;

  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications, managing and administering on line surveys as well as extracting and analyzing data using appropriate tools and methods;

  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

  • Technical proposal for assignment Max Score 30

  • The proposal responds comprehensively to the TORs

  • Realistic implementation and management plan

  • Major risks and mitigation options identified

Total Score 70
The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%.

6.2 Evaluation of the Financial Proposal
The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money.
The financial proposal should detail all lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be provided.

Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination
Technical Proposal 70
Financial proposal 30
Total 100

7. Deliverables with payment Schedule
Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment tranches:

Deliverables, Payment tranches and Time frame
a) Inception report: one comprehensive inception report covering the specific objectives

  • First tranche: 30% of total payment
  • Time Frame: 15 December 2021

b) Draft thematic paper: a draft thematic paper will be submitted for review and comments.
c) Revised draft thematic paper: a revised draft thematic paper will be submitted after incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders
d) Draft YESI project document: a first draft PRODOC of the YESI will be submitted for review and comments
e) Revised draft YESI project documents: a revised revised draft YESI project document will be submitted after incorporating comments from the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders
f) Presentation of the draft thematic paper: the consultant will present the thematic paper in the experts meeting or conference which will be scheduled either physically or virtually
g) Final thematic paper: the consultant will submit a final thematic paper incorporating comments and inputs made during the conference.

  • Second tranche: 40% of total payment
  • Time Frame: February 2022

h) Regional Employment Forum/workshop: the consultant will participate and present the draft project document and its intervention logic in a regional workshop/employment forum.
i) Revised project document: the consultant will gather comments and inputs from the workshop/forum and submit a revised document.
Validation Workshop: the consultant will present the revised project document to a wider stakeholder for consultation, review and validation either physically or virtually.
j) Final YESI project document: the consultant will submit a final YESI project document after incorporating comments and inputs including the budget to the satisfaction of the ILO and IGAD.

  • Third and final tranche: 30% of total payment
  • Time Frame: March 2022

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges
The service provider should submit all reports in English in word format and necessary presentations in ppt format as per requirements.

How to apply:

Interested service providers are encouraged to read detail quotation document along with Annexes and fill the required documents shared on UNGM (https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/154231) and send their offers according to instructions via email ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org before 18 November 2021.

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Aug 2021

HR Assistant National Contract (1 Post Torit)_(Only South Sudanese to apply for this position)

The HR Assistant is responsible for supporting the core HR and administration functions of the Torit. This includes recruitment, on boarding, staff disciplinary procedures, management of staff database and Works closely with staffs to make them understand and implement SCI HR policies and procedures and report to HR Officer , She/he must be familiar with the national laws and field level work in accordance with country programme policies and procedures She/he shall deals with grievances and implements disciplinary procedures Prepares, updates payroll and staff turnover records on a monthly basis and also responsible for preparing advertisements, checks application forms, and prepares short listing, interviewing and selection of qualified candidates and conduct briefing induction for newly hired national staff on SCI HR policies and procedures She/he Maintains files on all national staff ensuring all necessary documents are filed and monitored including contracts, code of conduct, job descriptions, holiday and sick leaves, disciplinary and files, contracts and all other matters relating to staff. She/he Works with the various Line managers and in-charges in ensuring that national Staff accurately complete their time sheets on a monthly basis and copies of said are filed as well as submitted to Juba HR Ensures confidentiality and integrity of private information of staff

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma in management/HR/social sciences
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Good communication, leadership and management skills
  • Capable for taking responsibility of overseeing good office practice in accordance with acceptable national and international standards
  • Good computer skills in MS-word, MS-excel, Power Point presentation, internet/outlook
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Ability to demonstrate highest ethical standards of confidentiality

Contract Duration: 4 Months

Location: South Sudan, Torit Field Office

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://southsudan.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS42NTkzMS4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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Grants Manager – South Sudan

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 19 Nov 2020

The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, but this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

As the Grants Manager in South Sudan, you will support the Country Finance Manager with grants project budgeting, cost recovery, cash flow management, financial risks, reporting and the strategic management of grants. You will be responsible for providing timely and reliable financial information and analysis of grant-funded projects that leads to effective decision making.

In this role you will ensure all intercompany charges are properly authorised and you will be responsible for reviewing payment/journal voucher packages and ensuring they are in line with Plan’s procedures/controls and aligned with donor requirements. You will ensure that sound accounting, financial management, internal control systems and procedures are in place for the smooth running of Plan’s grant finance portfolio in South Sudan.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit an individual with a degree in Accounting/ a professional accounting qualification and at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role in an INGO environment. You will have knowledge of grants management in complex environments and you will have experience in capacity building for staff development. You will also have a strong knowledge of SAP and other Accounting Corporate software’s.

To be successful in this role you will have strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to lead culturally diverse teams and you will have good management and analytical skills. Your document reviewing skills will be effective and timesaving and your computer skills will also be excellent.

For the full job description, please follow the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0k5e1aj8f8z3k7g/Role%20Profile%20-%20Grants%20Manager.docx?dl=0

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Type of Role: 13-month Fixed Term Contract – Unaccompanied Posting

Reports to: Country Finance & Grants Manager

Salary: Competitive Salary and Package available

Closing Date: 19th November 2020

Anticipated Interview Date: 25th and 26th November

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

How to apply:

To apply please follow the link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=38987&company=PlanInt

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