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Consultancy-Provision of Services for Opportunities for Youth Employment Lusaka, Zambia-July 2020

Consultancy-Provision of Services for Opportunities for Youth Employment Lusaka, Zambia

  • Part-time
  • Contract type: Short term consultancy contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization with long-term, local presence in more than 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Project Background

The OYE+ Scaling Up Youth Employment Initiative

 The OYE Scaling up Youth Employment Initiative is a four years project which is being implemented by SNV with funding from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Department of International Development (DFID) and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) governments. The project aims to improve the livelihoods and prospects of 10,000 youths of which 50% are young women.

The project uses the OYE approach, which aims at A) reaching out and improving employability and self-employment for young people, and B) contributing to longer term innovative ecosystem development (i.e. service and support hubs for youth (self-) employment) and conducive policies on the basis of evidence-based results to enhanced employment and income for youth in agriculture. Gender equality is at the core of all project interventions.

In view of the above SNV is seeking for Local Service Providers (LSPs)/Training Institutions (TLs) to provide services that offer opportunities for youth employment and self-employment in energy and agriculture. The services include, but not limited to; offering training in gender-sensitive life, business & leadership skills training and offering mentorship and coaching in areas of energy and agriculture. linkages to the private sector for market, internship and finance. The services will be required to be provided to the youths in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern provinces to motivate them to take up employment and self-employment in agriculture and or energy.

Job Description

The assignment will focus among others the following areas:

Training in basic life, business and leadership skills;

  • Communication
  • Professional behaviour at workplace
  • Entrepreneurship
  •  Leadership & Diversity
  • Opportunity identification
  • Financial Literacy

Coaching and Mentorship;

  • Practical training to Individual and group-based entrepreneurs.
  • Establish connections with markets/private sector
  • Establish linkages between agribusiness enterprises and financial institutions

Aim: To contract Local Service Providers/Training Institutions to provide services that offer opportunities for youth employment and Self-employment in the following categories;

  • The objectives of contracting Local Service Providers/Training Institutions;
  • To conduct gender-sensitive life, business & leadership skills training for all selected youth
  • To provide mentorship and coaching to youth groups & individual entrepreneurs
  •  Provide practical training for the (individual and group-based) entrepreneurs in Agriculture and Energy.
  • To facilitate connections with markets/private sector for youth enterprises

Tasks for Individual Consultants LSPs/TL

To establish linkages between agribusiness enterprises and financial institutions

The LSPs/TL shall among other tasks do the following; in Zambia mainly focusing on Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern provinces and paying attention to:

  • Conducting training for the youths in Business, Life and Leadership skills, Advanced Business Skills, Technical skills trainings (Agriculture and Energy), and includes; (Profiling of youth economic and social status, ambitions, aspirations, limitations etc) and developing an inventory of youth potentials and interest with categorisation into sectors of agriculture and Energy
  • Coaching and mentoring of youth entrepreneurs
  • Creating linkages for the youth entrepreneurs to the private sector companies for market and internships and financial institutions for loans.
  • Support companies for business development services for youth employment
  • Must be a registered local service provider
  • Proven track record in carrying out of the similar work
  • Expertise in youth employment/self-employment
  • Track record in working on youth empowerment programmes and or training of youths
  • Good understanding of energy and agriculture sector and how they can play a role in youth employment

Qualifications

  • Must be a registered local service provider
  • Proven track record in carrying out of the similar work
  • Expertise in youth employment/self-employment
  • Track record in working on youth empowerment programmes and or training of youths
  • Good understanding of energy and agriculture sector and how they can play a role in youth employment

Additional Information

Location

The local Service Providers /Training Institutions will provide services in the following Provinces: Southern, Eastern, Northern, Central

Scope

The Consultant/LSP/TL shall undertake to provide services in youth employment while focusing on the following as potential youth employment areas as they represent the value chains the OYE+ project is targeting.

  • Horticulture
  • Legumes (Groundnuts, Soyabeans, Mixed beans)
  • Cereals -Maize
  • Green Jobs (Biogas, Solar)
  • Nutrition
  • Dairy
  • Sugar cane

The consultant/LSP/TL with the support of SNV staff is expected to develop a programme for the activities for the youths in the selected provinces/districts. The support of SNV staff consists of sharing and providing participatory induction in the existing OYE Basic Life Skills Training manual(s), and guidance on the basis of already performed “market scans” i.e. identification of opportunities for (self-) employment in the selected value chains. These are essentially outlining the directions of basic life and business skills training during and follow-up coaching post-training.

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If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and submit your Proposal and Capacity statement in English before 7th August 2020.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

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