Youth unemployment is a major concern for Ethiopia because it has negative effects on the welfare of young people and may also adversely affect economic performance and social stability of the country. Thus, job creation for a rapidly growing number of labour force is one of the most pressing development challenges that Ethiopia faces today. Though Ethiopia has been experiencing constant economic growth in recent years, with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of $1,719 (UNDP, 2018). However, the Human Development Index (HDI) score of 0.463 in 2018 still ranking Ethiopia 173rd out of 189. 26.7% of the population lives below the income poverty line and the multidimensional poverty index is 0.490. Poverty and inequality particularly affect people in the remote, rural areas and rural/urban migration, as well as irregular migration represents important challenges for the Country. Total unemployment is 5.2% of the labour force while youth unemployment (15-24) is 7.4%. The not in education, employment or training (NEET) youth population between 15- and 24-years old accounts for 10.5%.
The European Union (EU) has been supporting the government efforts to address these challenges through direct supports to the government flagship programmes and through sector-specific interventions implemented by different implementing partners. This project is designed and based on lessons learned and successes of previous related programmes. It is part of the new EU financing decision under the EU Trust Fund (EUTF), namely, Decentralization of Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia, which focuses on the Livelihood Support and Disaster Risk Reduction pillars but with much greater focus on directly supporting the government structures (at federal, regional, zonal and district level), making sure that they have the capacity and resources to proactively and effectively respond to shocks, so reducing their negative impact, including helping lessen the level and duration of displacement.
The project “EnJOY – Enhancing Job Opportunities and Employability for Youth and Women” has been conceived to address the root causes of limited economic opportunities and unemployment by stimulating economic development and job opportunities. The project envisages job creation measures to be piloted by government authorities’ capacity building and structural improvement on different levels, aimed at increasing, in the long run, the management of economic and job opportunities for the target groups. The intervention is carried out by four consortium partners:
the lead organization Caritas Switzerland (CACH) and the implementing partners the Ethiopian Catholic Church – Social Development Commission (ECC-SDCO), Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS) and Vita/RTI.
The project will be implemented in Oromia, Sidama and SNNP regional states in eight selected districts as described in table below. Each consortium partner is responsible for implementing the project activities in two districts. Therefore, each district should be seen and analysed separately.
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In general, the consultant or the consultancy firm should have practical experiences at least in the following competency areas.
University advanced degree in rural development, agribusiness management or economics, statistics or any related qualifications
- Extensive relevant experience in designing and providing practical higher to lower-level TOT training in the NGO/GO sector
- Proven record and experience in youth and work force economic empowerment programming and experience knowledge of lower-level project implementation with different public and private employment services providers
- Experience core principles, framework and ethics of community development work
- Knowledge of the project implementation regional context
- A good understanding of migration dynamics and issues related to youth task force development in Ethiopia.
- Committed to deadlines
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English
Interested applicants should submit their letter, profiles, and CVs together with the technical and financial proposal (PDF and Excel) until Friday, June 11th, 2021 5 PM as softcopy by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and hardcopy to CACH Ethiopia Office in Addis Ababa. CACH reserves the right to fully or partially cancel the bid and is not bound to any legal claim in this regard.
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