The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced a call for proposals for the Design and Implementation of a Rural Employment Services Model in the Refugee Host districts of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda.
Through its PROSPECTS Programme, the ILO would like to pilot a rural employment services model in Arua, Madi – Okollo, Terego and Isingiro districts.
The model will test out innovative methods of employment services design and delivery such as walkin services and mobile employment services- among others, customised services to employers (private sector and other organizations) directly or through their associations.
The model will build networks with key labour market actors such as employer associations, local and district governments as well as training institutions such as technical and vocational schools.
The aim is to design a delivery model of employment services customised to the local context that promotes labour market transparency in the region, enhances the employability of refugees and host communities through matching services, job search assistance and counselling, provision of labour information and referrals to variour labour market policies and assistance.
Based on the findings and recommendations of the Assessment Report carried out in 2020 (interested organisations/firms may request for further documentation, through the email address provided below with a short statement of interest), the successful organisation/firm will be responsible for the design and delivery of rural employment services and Active Labour Market Policies covering the following aspects.
- Preparatory and institutional framework
- Services for job seekers
- Services for employers
- Capacity building
- Delivery channels and partnership working.
Below is a generic list of outputs for guidance on the expected deliverables at the minimum. The organisations/firms are encouraged to be innovative and design intervention models that are feasible and provide tangible opportunities that are value for money.
- Institutional structures established – walk-in or mobile services, online, etc.
- Job bank that is both online and off line customised to the needs of the refugee and host community labour market.
- Database of employers/businesses engaged/supported (incl. Nature of support) to expand employment opportunities.
- 200 refugees and host communities complete 6 months of non-formal apprenticeships programme in selected enterprises. Atleast 80% of whom are retained by current employers, supported to transit to other employment opportunities or self-start-ups for atleast 3 months.
- Short videos of the intervention showing refugee and host communities who have participated in the labour market programmes including detailed case studies showing the process and opportunities provided.
- Database of refugees and host communities who have participated in various labour market programmes ( training including work experience, mentorship, counselling sessions, placement/employment opportunities, referral to active labour market programmes and programmes like NUSAF among others.
- Strengthened capacity of local government and other actors, including the coordination function that build stronger networks with other players both at national and district level to enable functional job search services and support is provided to refugees and host community job seekers.
ILO, through the PROSPECTS Programme would like to engage a competent organization or firm that:
- Has experience working in and facilitating labour market transitions in refugee and host community contexts
- Familiar with local, regional and national employment opportunities including knowledge of employment services and labour market dynamics with focus on rural contexts
- Has physical presence in at least two of the target districts, with good working relation with the local actors, organisations, local governments and refugees/host communities
- Has strong expertise in engaging private sector partners, business organizations, employer associations and other organisations that seek to fill employment gaps
- Interested organizations/ firms should submit technical and financial proposal on the methodological approach detailing how they intend to develop and implement a rural employment services model targeting refugee and host communities in Isingiro, MadiOkollo, Terego and Arua.
For more information, visit https://www.ilo.org/global/programmes-and-projects/prospects/countries/uganda/WCMS_778062/lang–en/index.htm