VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Call for Consultancy Service Jobs in Ethiopia

VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Call for Consultancy Service Jobs in Ethiopia

  • The Overall Objective of SINCE is to contribute to the reduction of irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable population, including potential migrants and returnees with specific focus on youth and women.

    Overall objective

  • To contribute to the reduction of irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable population, including potential migrants and returnees with specific focus on youth and women.

  • Outcome: To establish inclusive economic programs that create employment opportunities for potential migrants, returnees and refugees, especially women and youths, in Tigray by strengthening the capacities of local vocational training providers (TVET) and promoting public private partnerships (PPPs) in strategic economic clusters .

    Objectives of the Final Evaluation

  • The final evaluation is meant to provide an initial measurement of the expected long term impact for monitoring the success of the project action.

  • The final survey will serve as progress made measurement of the key indicators of the project and to contribute project completion evaluation, thereby using the basis for the project M&E system and the baseline study already accomplished at the beginning of the project implementation.

  • In this context, the baseline data will be used as reference to measure the increased number of employees in the areas of intervention at the end of SINCE Project.

  • The employment rate at the beginning of the project will be used as terms of comparison with data collected at projects conclusion.

  • To put it in nut shell, the overall objective of the end-line evaluation is to understand whether the project objectives of the project have been realized and achieved as compared with the results of the base line study of 2018.

    The main objectives of the final evaluation study are the following ones

  • To measure the impacts against the baseline values and the corresponding target value for all the indicators outlined in SINCE Project Logical Framework (LF)/Monitoring Plan, providing disaggregated data (as required);

  • To determine the relevance, appropriateness and sustainability of the project;

  • To draw key lesson learnt, gaps , best practices on the due course of project implementation;

  • To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of the project target beneficiaries on the consequences of irregular migration ;

  • To measure how the monitoring tools and practice elaborated by the project have given a contribution to the implementation and the revision of the project design itself.

  • To evaluate how external and internal factors have affected the project planned;

  • To assess the role of the institutions in the revision of the project strategy of employment and in the overall revision of the project during the implementation phase

    [The following groups are targeted and should be considered for the end-line

  • Vulnerable unemployed and Inactive youth targeted for baseline survey for a total of 2.500 beneficiaries under this category who are potential migrants; according to available data and internal assessment, the majority are men with low education (up to grade 10), coming from rural areas and exposed to family and community pressure to leave and look for better opportunities ought to be considered. They will undergo through the whole process foreseen by the project: assessment of competences; skills development training or re-training; soft skills trainings; employment measure in companies in the three target sectors. Among this category there will be share of returnees (about one third), suffering from social stigma and in need of socio-economic reintegration in their original communities.

  • Out of which at least 70% will be interviewed (or the questionnaire will be distributed)

  • Skills trainings and specific business and managerial trainings to facilitate the loan access given by MFI. We plan to reach 150 refugees, selected am

  • ong the most vulnerable ones who benefit from the out of camp policy most of them are usually men, with limited education and livelihoods opportunities who have been working always in informal sector.

  • Women, who suffer from limited participation in high paying productive male dominated sectors, resulting in lower average wages comparing to men; moreover there are cultural norms and gender stereotypes that prevent them to fully benefit from TVET and employment opportunities.

  • The project will
    reach around 830 women (included in the 2.500 beneficiaries) that will benefit from skills development trainings and employment schemes and from awareness raising and advocacy on gender equality.

  • The project will reach further 240 women for specific activities, such as entrepreneurial trainings to improve women led companies productivities and access to loan since, according to our assessment, they face the following challenges:

  • gender stereotyped convictions that prevent them from attending trainings in traditionally male dominated sector (even if they are high paying sectors) and to start up related economic activities;

  • low access to information on services provided by public employment agencies;

  • Limited education and skills training due to their families’ duties.

  • Out of which at least 70% will be interviewed (or the questionnaire will be distributed)

    Methodology and Responsibilities

  • The end-line study shall be conducted by a Consultant/Consulting Firm, under the supervision of the Lead Applicant VIS and the Consortium Members.

  • The consultant/consulting Firm is expected to come up with a detailed methodology for conducting the end-line study, taking into consideration the local context.

  • The consultant/consulting firm shall develop appropriate tools and propose an appropriate sampling methodology and size that will be discussed and approved.

  • Data should be collected disaggregated, following the requirements outlined in the Monitoring Plan per each indicator.

  • The end-line study should employ both quantitative and qualitative methods, collecting data from different sources and using different methods (triangulation).

  • To the following methodological suggestions and stages should be given due consideration while designing the research methodology.

    The main tasks are under the responsibility of consultant/consulting firm, unless otherwise stated

  • Secondary data review should comprise, at least, the following documents SINCE Project documents including LF and Monitoring Plan; the draft M&E Handbook, guidelines to the call for proposal, the Joint Inception Report (JIPR), the detailed value chain assessment produced by UNIDO, other literature, documents and studies from government departments and other entities;

  • Data needs to relate closely to SINCE Project Objectives, Intermediary Outcomes and Outputs and needs to be disaggregated by gender, age, different target groups and geographical areas.. Therefore, prior to begin the final evaluation study, it is essential to validate key priority areas, indicators and appropriate disaggregation;

  • Define appropriate sampling methodology and size for the survey that is statistically valid and cost effective and to identify control groups, if necessary;

    Job Requirements

  • Profile of Consultant/Consulting firm
    Degree in Education, Sociology, Economics or equivalent;

  • Proven expertise in the domains of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), cluster development, Public Private Partnership (PPP), irregular migration trends and data collection/analysis, employment opportunities creation and value chain development

  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and conducting baseline and end-line studies;

  • Solid methodological and analytical skills;

  • Knowledge of local context and the specific Region;

  • Previous experience working with communities using participatory approaches

  • Strong quantitative data entry and analysis skills and previous experience using statistical analysis software

  • Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely , appropriate manner

  • Fluency in English and Tigrigna;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English.

    How to Apply

  • VIS officially invites for submission of technical and financial proposals from qualified organizations/firms/entities/individuals having the eligibility criteria mentioned in paragraph 7 of this TOR.

  • Only a single organization/firm/entity/individual with technically feasible and financially viable proposals will be selected following VIS procurement rules/procedures on evaluation by VIS Evaluation or Procurement Team, and then be awarded with the contract for the expected deliverables and outputs as per the TOR.

  • Cumulative Evaluation Method will be used for this procurement process and contract will be awarded to highest scorer in cumulative analysis considering Technical and Financial Evaluation.

  • The technical proposal will account for 70% and financial proposal will weigh 30% of the total score.

  • Any firm that scores less than 65% in technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation of financial proposals.

  • The soft copies of the technical and financial proposals are to be submitted to the following email address:

  • Technical Proposal :,

  • Financial Proposal:,
    by the latest 29th May, 2020 at h.5.00 p.m. The consultant or consultancy firm has to submit the Technical and Financial Proposals in separate mentioning “Technical Proposal” and “Financial Proposal” so that the financial information could not be revealed before assessing technical proposals.

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