Terms of Reference Mid-Term Evaluation -˜TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRID


Terms of Reference Mid-Term Evaluation "˜TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRIDGES) Project"

1. Introduction

1.1. CARE International

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies.

CARE works in partnership with the government, international NGOs, civil society, leaders and local authorities in order to bring effective and lasting change to the most vulnerable communities. CARE currently works through three main programs: firstly, the Rural Women Program which supports poor, rural women and girls in addressing long term underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability as well as social, cultural, political and economic obstacles towards positive change. We help women and girls improve their economic status, access education and support them to play a greater role in local leadership and conflict resolution. Secondly, the Urban Youth program focuses on job creation and livelihood opportunities for poor youth through interventions such as secondary education, inclusive governance, vocational training and small business development. Thirdly, the Emergency program provides direct humanitarian relief to victims of drought and conflict in Puntland, Mogadishu, and Lower Juba.

1.2. The BRIDGES Project

CARE Somalia/Somaliland has received funding from the European Union to improve technical skills of the youth in roads and energy service sectors. The TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRIDGES) project aims to support the Government of Somalia/Somaliland plans to enhance inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. The project will assist in the development of high quality skills both for gainful employment and sustainable economic development. In order to meet labour demands in road infrastructure and energy sectors, the project aims to strengthen TVET and higher education (HE) to make them of high quality and responsive to the changing market situations in the selected priority sectors of the economy.

The specific objectives of the BRIDGES project were formulated as follows:

a) To improve access to markets and social services

b) To improve access to energy services and enhance sustainable use of natural resources through an increased availability of skilled human resources for Somalia/Somaliland`s road and energy sectors.

The specific objective will be achieved through three interrelated results described below. Given the increasingly dynamic employment market, the project supports the introduction of a private sector-led and a high quality competency-based skills development approach facilitated by innovate and integrated internationally bench-marked frameworks, to increase the relevance of the skills training offered and to ensure an optimal absorption of the (new) skilled workforce into the labour market. To attain these objectives, first national and local capacities in the design, management and implementation of skills development and employment promotion programs in TVET and HE linked to the road infrastructure and energy services must be strengthened and training qualifications need to be brought to a higher quality and existing frameworks need to be aligned with standardized norms

Programme Design and Expected Results:

Overall Impact: Promote economic growth through infrastructure development, employment creation and sustainable natural resources management.

Indicators
Increased labour productivity in the target areas

Changes in socio-economic livelihoods of graduates in the target locations

Specific objective: to improve access to markets and social services, improve access to energy services and enhance sustainable use of natural resources through an increased availability of skilled human resources for Somalia/Somaliland`s road and energy sectors.

Specific objective indicator

Availability of certificate, diploma & degree courses in road/energy sectors

Training institutes offering CBT &; trainers/lecturers trained

VQF with assessment & certification functions

Private sector participation in VQA and TVET system

Employment rate of graduates on completion

Perception of employers of trainees on links between skills acquired and productivity gains

Result 1: Increased equitable access to private sector-led and competence-based skills development opportunities linked to road infrastructure and energy services for youth:

Indicators

· Number of trades identified using Labour Market Survey

Number of employers participating in training process (design stage to employment)

Number of trainees trained in road/energy sectors using CBT approach

Number of share of trainees trained through "Dual Mode Approach"

Number of share of trainees assessed & certified based on VQF

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:

Mid-Term Evaluation ToR - The_BRIDGES_ProjectVer1.docx

How to apply:
1. Mode of Application

All applications should include the following and be submitted to somconsultant@care.org

By 23th July 2018

Cover letter (maximum 1 page) and updated CV`s of all study team members

Technical proposal: Which should include (i) brief explanation about the Consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; (ii) profile of the Consultant to be involved in undertaking the evaluation, (iii) Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished, (iv) draft work and plan Financial Proposal: Which should include consultancy fees but excluding: accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for data collection; and costs related to other persons that will take part from consortium partners and government authorities during survey process, workshops