ILO Call for Proposal – Consultant: Youth Employment Opportunities in the Digital Economy Jobs in Ethiopia

ILO Call for Proposal – Consultant: Youth Employment Opportunities in the Digital Economy Jobs in Ethiopia


Objective of the assignment

  • In light of the above, to fill existing knowledge gaps on how the digital economy can drive decent job creation in Ethiopia, including for refugees and host community members, the ILO seeks the support of a consultant to carry out mappings and consultations on the employment potential of the digital economy.

  • The consultations will explore the employment potential in the digital economy (ICT sector as well as jobs affected by digitalisation in non-ICT sectors), the adequacy of the training capacities available as well as opportunities for job creation through digital entrepreneurship, remote work through digital platforms and the creation of digital related jobs by employers in the ICT sector.

  • Findings of the consultations are expected to inform ILO interventions and activities in Ethiopia and as part of the PROSPECTS partnership as well as with other relevant national and international partners.

  • In summary, the objective of the assignment is to conduct stakeholder consultations and mappings of existing initiatives in Ethiopia as well as to identify gaps and opportunities for the ILO and its partners to support decent jobs creation in the digital economy for young people, including refugees, Internally Displaced Populations (IDP) and host community members in or near Shire and Fafan zone of the Tigray and Somali regions, respectively.

    Staffing, Roles, and Reporting

  • The Consultant will work under the overall authority of Director ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and Special Representative to the AU and ECA, under the direct supervision of the ILO-PROSPECTS Programme Manager in Ethiopia.

  • The consultant will receive technical guidance from the YOUTH team in the ILO’s Employment Policy Unit in Geneva
    (EMPLOYMENT) and additional technical and operational support from the ILO – PROSPECTS Ethiopia team.

  • Throughout the course of the assignment, the consultant will report on a weekly basis to the ILO for coordination and follow–up.

  • If it appears necessary to modify the tasks or timeline of work or exceed the time allocated, the consultant must discuss the circumstances with the ILO and obtain prior written approval.

  • ILO may disclose the draft or final report to any person and for any purpose ILO may deem appropriate.

    Required skills/experience

    ● Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field (social science, ICT, social policy, economics, development studies, etc.).

    ● 10 years of progressive experience in social and economic research, including labour markets, digital economy, ICT.

    ● Awareness of context and digital trends in Ethiopia as well as Ethiopia’s laws and policies guiding the digital economy.

    ● Knowledge and understanding of global economic and digital trends influencing different economic sectors.

    ● Exceptional organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently in order to meet deadlines.

    ● Excellent English drafting skills, good communication skills.

    How to Apply

  • Interested consultants should submit, via the below email, his/her letter of expression of interest addressing it to the ILO Country Office as written in full below) along with supporting documents including, technical and financial proposals, curriculum vitae; and contact detail (email, telephone number etc). Kindly title your email subject as, “Call for proposal – consultant Youth employment opportunities in the digital economy – Ethiopia”.

  • Subject: “Call for proposal – consultant Youth employment opportunities in the digital economy – Ethiopia”
    Email: ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org**

  • ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan **

    UNECA Compound- Addis Ababa

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Deadline for submitting applications: 5 PM, 28 September 2020.

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