CHF International Jobs in Ghana: Consultants (Vocational skills training)

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18 May, 2011

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CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. We partner with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. We believe that the people best suited to decide what a community needs are the people of the community itself. CHF is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, that prides itself on an approach which is accountable, efficient and effective.

Job Description

SLUM COMMUNITIES ACHIEVING LIVABLE ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH URBAN PARTNERS (SCALE UP) PROJECT

TERMS OF REFERENCE
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAININGS IN GA MASHIE, ACCRA

1. INTRODUCTION
CHF International has been awarded a three-year grant to implement the Slum Communities Achieving Livable Environments with Urban Partners (SCALE-UP) program. The program will provide targeted capacity building to local intermediaries (NGOs and others) to implement slum upgrading interventions in collaboration with community-based organization(CBOs) and municipal authorities in two cities(Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi).

The SCALE-UP Program has four principal objectives:

  • Strengthening the capacity of slum residents and local intermediaries to realize pro-poor projects;
  • Regularizing local government engagement of the urban poor in inclusive planning and implementation of pro-poor urban initiatives;
  • Increasing income and asset generation opportunities for slum residents; and
  • Improving the living environment for slum residents.

The program focuses on building the capacity of local NGOs to identify and implement projects in slum communities that result in increased income and assets and improved living environments for slum community residents and operates in the following urban informal settlements:

  • Accra: Jamestown, Ayidiki, Sabon Zongo, Avenor and Nima
  • Sekondi-Takoradi: New Takoradi, Kojokrom, Kwesimintim and Ngyeresia

One of the key activities of the Scale up project is to promote sustainable employment and income generating opportunities for youth in the above slum communities. In this regard, Ga Mashie Centre For Education and Environmental Development(GACEED), a local NGO partner of the Scale up project implemented a vocational skills development trainings in Gamashie, Accra, designed to provide technical skills, employment and productivity to meet labor market demand in four key vocations; mobile phone repairs, grass cutter rearing, alley paving and bamboo craft.

After completion of these trainings by GACEED, CHF Ghana is seeking a Consultant to conduct a rapid assessment of the impact of the vocational skills training activities of GACEED on the trainees and the community as a whole.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSESSMENT
The Consultant will be required to assess the impact of the vocational skills training on the youth trained in the various vocations by GACEED.  Specifically, the assessment will seek to determine the following;

  • Are the skills trainings marketable
  • where are the youth now after the trainings
  • what has been the impact of the trainings on trainees
  • impact of the skills trainings on the community as a whole

3. SCOPE OF THE ASSESSMENT
The scope of work of the assessment should include but not be limited to all the following tasks detailed below;

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  • review the intended goal and objectives of the trainings, including the activities designed to achieve the goals and objectives
  • review of data provided by CHF Ghana and GACEED
  • group and individual interviews on a statistically significant sample of the youth trained to collect data on the assignment
  • powerpoint presentation  and report on the assessment

4. EXPECTED  OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES
The assessment shall produce the following;

  • a powerpoint at the end of the field study to CHF International project team, presenting major findings and recommendations
  • a draft report which covers all the field investigations, data analysis and recommendations on the   work done, that offers;
  • a  thorough understanding of the impact(s) of the vocational skills trainings on the youth trained
  • impact(s) of the trainings on the community as a whole
  • a final report that addresses all comments on the draft report provided by CHF International

5. RESPONSE

Consultants or firms interested in the assessment should please submit a proposal to include the following;
  • overview of consultant’s capabilities/experience
  • contact details to include physical location, telephone number and email address(es)
  • description of services/work to be performed
  • proposed  methodology
  • proposed  team
  • estimated  budget
  • delivery schedule

6. WORKING ARRANGEMENTS, COORDINATION AND REPORTING
CHF and GACEED will work closely with the Consultant. Therefore upon signing of the contract, the Consultant will discuss and agree on a work plan with CHF International. All correspondence and reports should be addressed to Ishmael Adams, CHF International / Ghana.

7. PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The contract sum will be divided into categories relating to the deliverables to be agreed by the two parties (first advance not to exceed 24% of contract value).

 

How To Apply

To submit proposals or seek further information and clarifications, please contact;

Ishmael Adams
CHF International Ghana
#63 Adjei Tsuru Street
East Legon, Accra-Ghana
Tel: 0302 522568

or

Email:

[email protected][email protected]
Deadline for submission of proposals: 19th May, 2011


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