ILO Consultant Jobs in Kenya

ILO Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conduct desk research to review measures introduced by the governments (national and county), including those that extend to health protection measures and economic support on both the demand- and supply-side (sample reference sources could include ILO COVID-19 country profiles8 and other relevant international and national sources).

• Conduct mapping/review of existing or current assessments of relevant international and national organisations, in particular UNHCR and UNICEF, review measures being implemented for forcibly displaced populations, for example, closure of camps and restrictions on movement, and integrated these where relevant in the ILO rapid assessment.

• Develop surveys targeting individuals, households and enterprises. The surveys should include questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 on local labour markets and socio-economic environments, and identify needs of forcibly displaced and host community populations to inform subsequent response actions as explained above.

• Design a rapid sampling plan to determine the sample frame, size and method to use in identifying the sample in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme. The sample must include affected populations as relevant: refugees, IDPs and host communities. Baselines may be available from concerned agencies).

• Based on the sample selection, conduct face-to-face, online or telephone surveys, collaborating with others as necessary to support this process, for example, UNHCR.

• Prepare an indicative and actionable work plan with time frame and an estimated budget for short and medium-term interventions.

• Compile raw data, clean and check these for consistency.

• Analyse data, draft an interim report based on initial analysis of data and submit for comments and inputs.

• Finalise the report based on comments and submit to the satisfaction of the ILO.

The rapid assessments will seek to:

• Assess the current impact of the COVID-19 crisis, including government prevention and containment public health measures, on local labour markets (formal and informal) and the socio-economic environment in Turkana County; and

• Identify the needs of the targeted communities (host communities and refugees) to inform the subsequent responses that may lead to repurposing of activities and work plans and guidance on potential action in both the short and medium-term. This may include for example:

  • better understanding of the delivery of WASH services to refugee, IDP and host communities to consider developing Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) responses to support these services;

  • review of either existing health care facilities and infrastructure in targeted locations or gaps in availability that might require additional EIIP support to government public health responses;

  • better understanding the level to which COVID-19 responses have closed down both formal and informal economic activities and what livelihoods activities might still be either functioning or possible;

  • supporting public health awareness programmes in targeted communities;

    • Assessing cash assistance and social protection to all communities to identify gaps and challenges that may lead refugee, IDP and host community families to adopt negative coping mechanisms.

  • In relation to the point above on cash assistance and social protection, the pandemic may well create local socio-economic environments in which negative coping mechanisms, including child labour and other exploitative practices such as sexual exploitation, may appear and flourish. It may also lead to exploitation and abuse of vulnerable workers in the labour market (formal and informal). The assessments will therefore also seek information on these situations to better inform protection responses, especially in respect of the impact on women, children and PWDs.

  • For the purpose of this assessment, surveys will be conducted targeting individuals, households, enterprises (formal and informal), cooperatives and other such associations; and institutions (public, private sector and non-governmental). The target population for the survey includes refugees and host communities in the County.

    Expected deliverables and time frame

  • The rapid assessment will take a maximum of 1 month for completion from initial desk research to finalization of the report after incorporating comments from the ILO.


    • Desk review, survey questions and methodology including the sampling plan

  • Indicative Deadline: Within 1 week upon signature of the contract**

  • Indicative Amount of Payment: 40 % of the total
    • Final report: Within max. 1 months upon signature of contract

  • Indicative Amount of Payment: 60% of
    the total contract amount

    "Desired Background Qualifications, Experience and Competences

  • The consultant or service company should have the following experience, expertise and competences:

    • Experience in primary information gathering, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with government, private sector, multilateral agencies, and other relevant key actors;

    • Capacity to write high quality, concise and analytical reports;

    • Experience in conducting labour market and socio-economic assessments (supply and demand elements of labour markets), including project and programme implementation at local level;

    • Experience in research activities in forced displacement settings would be an advantage, as would experience in conducting assessments in Turkana County, and the East/Horn of Africa.

    • Ability to collect data in Turkana during the assignment. "

    The PROSPECTS programme aims to help transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises – and in particular:

  • to enhance the enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (to mitigate their plight during years of exile and to best prepare them for their return);

  • to enhance access to education and child protection for vulnerable children on the move; and

  • to strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development that also benefits forcibly displaced persons.

  • In this partnership, ILO brings significant expertise and experience in supporting enabling environments to underpin inclusive socio-economic growth and decent work, strengthen labour markets and promote access to improved working conditions and fundamental rights at work, including through the involvement of its tripartite national constituents. The ILO stimulates labour market demand and immediate job creation through employment-intensive investment, local economic and business development and promotion of specific value chains and market systems. It provides targeted support to labour market institutions, services and compliance and monitoring mechanisms that facilitate the integration of refugees into the labour market in accordance with its strong normative foundation of international labour standards. The ILO also brings expertise on technical and vocational education and training and on the recognition of prior learning for certifying the skills of refugees to better ensure access to the labour market, and methods for assessing labour market demand to provide the right skills to refugees needed by employers.

    "Since data is lacking in terms of labour market and socio-economic impacts, it is essential that the assessment include questions that will assist in understanding changes brought about by the impact of COVID-19 on:

    Individuals or households

    • Employment and self-employment (formal and informal) situation by status and sector (continuation or not of economic activities)

    • Wages, incomes and needs

    • Existence of coping measures to address COVID-19 in work places

    • Caring responsibilities (children, elderly, PWDs) and needs

    • Social cohesion between host and refugee/IDP communities (negative impact through increased social tension)

    • Social protection coverage or availability of cash-based assistance programmes (and extent to which these meet actual needs)

    • Access to other Covid-19 policy measures for workers and their families

    • Immediate and medium-term concerns and needs
    Enterprises (including cooperatives)

    • Formal (e.g. registered) or informal enterprise, including cooperatives

    • Type and size of business (to establish qualification under MSME categories, including cooperatives)

    • Output of enterprise and destination7

    • Payment of wages

    • Social security payments (if relevant)

    • Prevention measures taken to address COVID-19 in the work place

    • Operational status of business in current climate (e.g. current levels of capacity, sales, income, etc.)

    • Challenges faced in continuing operations (e.g. impact of containment measures, supply chain bottlenecks, etc.)

    • Access to Covid-19 measures to support enterprises including cooperatives (e.g. access to any financial relief, grants, etc.) "

    How to Apply

  • Expression of interest and CVs should be sent to

  • by Friday 15 May 2020.

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