Ethiopia: Term of Reference
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 04 Feb 2019
Develop Occupational Standard, Training Curriculum, Training, Teaching and Learning Materials (TTLM) and Competency Assessment Tools for Household Service and Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for Migrant Workers
Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the continent. Despite its considerable economic growth, unemployment, especially youth unemployment, is high. Over the past decade, youth employment has gained significant prominence on the national development agendas. Approximately three million youths enter the labour force every year (ILO, 2017). However, there is a challenge in ensuring productive employment opportunities in both rural and urban areas. Therefore, growing numbers of Ethiopians look for job opportunities in the capital province, other urban areas or migrate abroad. Although the exact number of Ethiopians who have migrated abroad is not known, due to irregular migration channels and the absence of a centralized registrar system, there is evidence that large numbers of Ethiopians migrate to the different parts of the world. According to the estimates by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, more than two million Ethiopians live in the diaspora. However, the numbers are estimated to be higher since there is growing evidence that outward migration has increased significantly in recent years. The Country has become one of the major sending countries of Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) to the Middle Eastern countries and their numbers have greatly increased in recent years. According to the data from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) around 460,000 Ethiopians have regularly migrated for employment to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States mainly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon between September 2008 and August 2013 out of which close to 86 percent are women going as domestic worker.
International migration contributes to poverty reduction at family level and to the development of human capital. Migrant remittances create multiplier effects in rural economies and can thus contribute to economic development. Also, education and healthcare sectors receive high priority in the spending of remittances. In 2010, Ethiopia had an inflow of remittances of 387 million USD compared to the net Foreign Direct Investment inflow of 100 million USD and net Overseas Development Assistance (ODI) of 3.3 billion USD. This has shown an increase over the years where in 2016 remittance inflows to Ethiopia has reached 600 million USD. A study conducted by the ILO (2016) shows that on average, a migrant domestic worker from Arab States sends remittances of around 66,238.60 ETB (3,335.30 USD) per year.
By understanding the development significance coupled with the need for protection of migrant workers due to the increasing incidences abuses faced by Ethiopian migrants at destination countries, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) is working in collaboration with international partners, such as the ILO, to improve the overall migration governance in the country.
The Government of Ethiopia has been taking multiple initiatives to enhance the labour migration governance. To mention some, it is working to improve recruitment and placement services by decentralizing the services as well as building the capacity of key government institutions to effectively and efficiently govern the regular labour migration process by establishing new institutional structure to govern overseas employment. In addition, Skills training and pre-departure training and orientation has been mainstream as part of oversees employment requirements. To this end, the government has in collaboration with TVET, introduced two skills training programs by developing Occupational Standards (OS) and training curriculum for housekeeping and care giving in 2011. The TVET centers has been providing training for potential migrants using the 2011 curriculum, however, as per the new Proclamation for overseas employment 2016 (923/2016), there is a need to revise the OS, and training Curriculum. Moreover, as an integral part of the TVET reforms being pursued by the government of Ethiopia, TVET system is now focused on delivering its services according to labor market demands and industry relevance. In order to cope up with this objective, TVET system has adopted the outcome based training delivery approach. The approach uses the Occupational Standard (OS) as an indicator of the target or expected outcome for TVET delivery. Based on the OS, training curriculum are designed and structured to play an important role and facilitate the learning process in a way that learners can acquire set of competences required at the workplace as defined in the Ethiopia Occupational Standards (EOS). Furthermore, Training, Teaching and Learning Materials or TTLM are necessary in the learning process. TTLM serve as a guide to both the facilitator/teacher and the trainee in attaining the defined learning outcomes of the program and are vital in creating an enabling element to the learning and teaching process. Therefore, it has become necessary to revise the OS and Curriculum, and develop TTLM and Competency Assessment tools for the Household Service and Care Giving Skills training programs for migrant workers.
To this end, the ILO country Office for Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia is seeking to hire a qualified consultant or consulting firm to support the Federal TVET Agency and Ministry of Labour (MoLSA) in Ethiopia to revise and set occupational standard, develop training Curriculum; Training, Teaching and Learning Materials (TTLM) and competency Assessment tools for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for migrant workers taking into account international best practices.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to revise and set occupational standard, development of training curriculum, Training, Teaching and Learning Materials (TTLM) and competency Assessment tools for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for low skilled Ethiopian Migrant Workers going to the Middle East and provide ToT training on the TTLM for TVET Teachers. The Consultant or consulting team is expected to work in partnership with Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency on revision/development process based on international best experiences such as Philippines, Sir Lanka, India etc. and by taking into account the Ethiopian Context.
Revise/develop occupational standard for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving skill training programs for low skilled Ethiopian Migrant Workers;
Guide and Coordinate the development of training Curriculum for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for low skilled Ethiopian Migrant Workers;
Lead the development of Training, Teaching and Learning Materials (TTLM) for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for low skilled Ethiopian Migrant Workers;
Revise Assessment tools to measure trainees’ competency for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs for low skilled Ethiopian Migrant Workers; and
Facilitate Training of Trainers on the TTLM for 30 TVET Teachers.
Scope of the Consultancy
Review existing Occupational Standard for the skills training programs to identify gaps that inform revision through organizing brain storming sessions with experts.
The revision of the occupational standard and development of training curriculum, TTLM and Competency assessment tools must be in line with National TVET policy and Strategy, and Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency Occupational Standard Development Manual, TVET Curriculum Development Guideline, Training, Teaching and Learning Materials Development Guideline, and Assessment Tool Development Manual.
The consultant or consulting firm will lead the revision of OS, and development of training curriculum, TTLM and Competency assessment tools through engaging senior experts from Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and other relevant institutions.
An Inception report that will include a detailed inception report explaining his/her understanding of the ToR, methodology, key resources/materials to be used within one week following the signing of the agreement;
Occupational standard for Household Service, Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs;
Training Curriculum for Household Service and Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs;
Training, Teaching and Learning Materials (TTLM) for Household Service and Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs;
Assessment tools to measure trainees’ competency for Household Service and Domestic Help, and Care Giving Skill Training Programs
Report of the Training of Trainers on the TTLM for 30 TVET Teachers
The duration of the consultancy is 90 days after the signing of the agreement between the two parties. The first draft should be submitted within 60 days after the date of signing. The task will be projected to commence as shortly as possible after the signing of the agreement and approval of the inception phase report by the ILO.
The lead researcher or leader of the team will need to have a post graduate Degree in Education and Pedagogical science and related fields with 5 years’ experience in TVET.
Experience in Occupational Standards and Curriculum Development for skill training program targeting low skilled migrant workers.
International Experience in TVET and OS and Curriculum Development
Understanding and experience of working with potential migrants, migrants and returnees
Knowledge of the country’s social and economic dynamics
Good drafting skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to clarify information, good computer application skills, good organizational skills
Excellent conceptual and analytical skills.
Excellent and proven experience of English language.
 MoFA diaspora policy
 World Bank (2017). Fact book on migration and remittances; 2016 report.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit their letter of application, CV, copy of credentials and a detailed technical and financial proposal and other supporting documents that show previous work experience to ADDIS_procurement@ilo.org
Only short-listed candidates will be communicated
Deadline for submitting the applications: 04 February 2019
Congo Building, Room No. 536
ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan
PO Box 2788
UNECA Compound- Addis Ababa