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Ethiopia: Consultant for Proposal Development - Pathways for Sustainable Employment for Women and Youth in Ghana and Ethiopia (PASEWAY)

Ethiopia: Consultant for Proposal Development - Pathways for Sustainable Employment for Women and Youth in Ghana and Ethiopia (PASEWAY)

Organization: Plan International
Country: Ethiopia, Ghana
Closing date: 31 Jan 2019

TERM OF REFERENCE FOR PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

Project Title: Pathways for Sustainable Employment for Women and Youth in Ghana and Ethiopia (PASEWAY)

Commissioning Office: Plan International Germany

Type of Exercise: Project Proposal Development

Target and Location: TBD, Ghana and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract period: 25th February 2019 to 12thApril 2019

Background

About Plan International: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. Working with children, their families, and communities, Plan is one of the world’s largest development organizations with the objective to achieve sustainable change and to enhance the living conditions of the people in partner countries. For over 80 years Plan has been working to tackle poverty, violence and injustice and to encourage girls and boys to actively shape their future. Plan is working in long-term partnerships with local people, organizations and government bodies at all levels.

About the project: In spite of efforts to create opportunities for employment, youth unemployment remains a significant challenge in Ghana and Ethiopia. Plan International Germany is in the process of sourcing funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) under the special initiative “Vocational Training and Employment” to design and implement a project titled ‘Pathways for Sustainable Employment’ (PASEWAY). The project will contribute amongst others to the following global indicators:

1) Number of people newly employed in companies,

2) Number of people benefiting from improved incomes,

3) Number of people who are affected by a qualification or benefit from this training measure

Plan International Germany is seeking a consultant or firm qualified and experienced in sector of youth economic empowerment to develop project proposals for Ghana (exact location TBD in study) and/or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Consultants can submit offers for both or one of the countries - technical and financial proposals shall be submitted separately for each country. All reports shall be submitted via e-mail only for each country respectively (separate reporting/ separate proposals).

Detailed market assessments on formal employment opportunities in Ghana and/or Ethiopia will be provided by Plan to the consultant. The project will be implemented through a locally registered non-for profit organization with a strong expertise in youth economic empowerment.

Scope of Work

  1. Develop project proposal(s) (separate proposals per country); with support and inputs of Plan International Ethiopia / Ghana, Plan International Germany and their implementing and technical partners, according to:

a. the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (FMECD) Guidelines for the funding of projects of importance to development under the responsibility of private German executing agencies (Chapter 2302 Title 687 76) in the revised version effective as of 1 January 2016 including Special provisions (BNBest-P) (Annex 1),

b. specific guidelines of the call (Annex 2),

c. and the market assessment.

  1. The consultant has to consider and incorporate the feedback and comments from Plan International Ethiopia / Ghana and Plan International Germany into the proposal draft.

  2. The consultant will be responsible for conducting a planning workshops with Plan International Ethiopia and Ghana, Plan International Germany and technical partners. Planning workshops will be held separately for each country (Accra and Addis Abeba).

  3. The consultant will be responsible for compiling and writing the project proposal(s), including forming and leading of the project proposal development team if required. Close consultation and coordination with Plan at every step is required.

  4. To develop the project proposal, the consultant will be provided with information, materials, documents and expertise by Plan International Ethiopia and/or Ghana and Plan International Germany. Specifically, the consultant will be provided with market assessments, which will be finalised before the planning workshop and provide an analysis of the job market and the context of the project. Market Assessment will provide in-depth analysis of:

a. Current situation in the proposed field of intervention

b. Activities of other donors / implementing organizations (with focus on GIZ, KfW and other German donors) with view to possible synergies with other initiatives and avoidance of duplication

c. National priorities for the specific objective/themes/priorities

d. Appreciation of the necessity of the project in the light of the market assessment

and will be presented during the planning workshop by Plan.

  1. Plan International Germany will provide detailed information regarding the donor guidelines and will be available for consultation throughout the project development.

Objectives and tasks

  1. Conduct planning workshop(s) with implementing partners, Plan International Germany and Plan Ethiopia and/or Ghana staff in respective country.

1.1. Elaboration of a detailed stakeholder analysis, including but not limited to:

o Number of direct and indirect beneficiaries

o Type of beneficiaries (occupation, sex, age, social and economic rank, etc.)

o Interrelations between the stakeholders

1.2. Elaboration of a detailed institutional analysis, including but not limited to:

o Stakeholder analysis - recommendations for strengthening capacity of CSOs

o Recommendations for the institutional set-up

o Links between national and local authorities, CSOs and private sector

o Lobbying and advocacy opportunities

1.3. Elaboration of a detailed risk analysis, including political, socio-economic, logistical and environmental risks as well as mitigating actions that lie within the scope of the project.

1.4. Develop of a Logframe, including indicators for project overall objective (impact), project objective (outcome) and specific objectives (output) as well as assumptions in coordination with Plan International.

1.5. Develop project activities

Plan International Germany will conduct a session on donor guidelines including budgeting during the planning workshop.

  1. Develop project proposal based on the market assessment and results of the planning workshop (find template in Annex 3, although proposals shall not be longer than 20 pages, in-depth information shall be provided in form of annexes)

  2. Develop project budget in close cooperation with implementing partner, Plan International Ghana and/or Ethiopia and Plan International Germany (template will be provided during the planning workshop by Plan International Germany).


How to apply:

Plan International Germany is seeking a consultant or firm qualified and experienced in sector of youth economic empowerment to develop project proposals for Ghana (exact location TBD in study) and/or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Consultants can submit offers for both or one of the countries - technical and financial proposals shall be submitted separately for each country via E-Mail only. All reports shall be submitted for each country respectively (separate reporting).

Please use the reference " PASEWAY " in all communications.

Completed bids should be submitted no later than 5pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Please use the link below to download the full TOR Dossier:

https://plan-international.org/sites/default/files/field/field_document/tor_proposal_development_yee_ghana_ethiopia.pdf

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