TERMS OF REFERENCE. Green enterprize Innovation and Development Project

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1 Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia Call for Consultancy: An assessment of supply of and demand for technical and vocational skills to support green jobs opportunities for young women and men in Zimbabwe. Deadline; 26 April 2018 International Labour Organization CO-Harare Zimbabwe is seeking a short-term consultant to conduct an assessment of supply of and demand for technical and vocational skills to support green jobs opportunities for young women and men in Zimbabwe. To green the economy of Zimbabwe, one of the first steps is to identify the availability of green jobs opportunities, assess the skills required to utilize such opportunities and then green vocational, technical and professional training institutions by introducing green curricula to produce skilled green collar workers. With the aim of employment creation amongst the young women and men, it is essential to conduct an in-depth assessment which provides recommendations and solutions on how to bridge a gap between the demand and the supply side of skills required to utilize green job opportunities in Zimbabwe. The assessment should inform ILO and its Constituents on potential green job opportunities and the availability of relevant technical and business management skills for green jobs. The findings and recommendations should inform a national dialogue with the objective to develop a strategy to generate green jobs and enhance the technical skills needed for green jobs or for greening of jobs. TERMS OF REFERENCE An assessment of supply of and demand for technical and vocational skills to support green job opportunities for young women and men in Zimbabwe Green enterprize Innovation and Development Project These Terms of Reference (1) provide background information on the Green enterprize Innovation and Development Project, (2) outline the framework for the assignment, (3) describe the specific inputs and outputs required from the Consultant and (4) list the terms and conditions of the assignment. 1

2 1. BACKGROUND 1.1 Introduction With support from the Government of Sweden, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ) and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to implement the Green enterprize Innovation & Development Project in Zimbabwe. The project seeks address a series of inter-related development problems, such as high levels of youth employment, low levels of formal and growth oriented enterprises, entrepreneurship development and unsustainable production processes of SMEs in Zimbabwe. 1.2 Background and Problem Analysis The concept of the green economy is new to the Zimbabwean public, entrepreneurs and enterprises. This has been attributed to the absence of a green economy legislative framework or a green growth strategy and the lack of incentives discourage firms from investing in greening their business processes or participating in environmental certification programmes to reduce their carbon foot print. Consequently there is limited data and information on the carbon footprint of enterprises and economic sectors. The aim of the Green enterprize Project is to support green and growth oriented male and female owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), stimulate the market for green products and services through expansion of access to relevant skills and the greening of existing enterprises. The ultimate goal is the creation of 2000 green and decent jobs especially young women and men. One of the most effective approaches to facilitating the entry of young women and men in the labour market is an integrated package, which brings together the provision of relevant and quality skills training, labour market information, career guidance and employment services. Additionally, the project proposes to enhance the capacity of training providers to design and implement training programmes that provide skills for the green economy for both women and men. TVET and specialized professional institutions will be identified and the current curricula offered across a number of vocations will be assessed to identify possible entry points to green production processes. 2. FRAMEWORK OF THE ASSIGNMENT 2.1 Purpose of the assignment To green the economy of Zimbabwe, one of the first steps is to identify the availability of green jobs opportunities, assess the skills required to utilize such opportunities and then green vocational, technical and professional training institutions by introducing green curricula to produce skilled green collar workers. With the aim of employment creation amongst the young women and men, it is essential to conduct an in-depth assessment which provides recommendations and solutions on how to bridge a gap between the demand and the supply side of skills required to utilize green job opportunities in Zimbabwe. This will be attained through an assessment of the current and potential green jobs opportunities and then analysis of the technical skills required for green jobs or for greening of jobs. The assessment should pay particular attention on different economic sectors, characteristics and activities that have strong links to the environment and the respective employment potential for the young women and men. Greening an economy also has effects on brown jobs, thus, the assessment should provide quantitative and qualitative insights into employment effects of the phasing out of brown jobs in the Zimbabwean economy. The assessment will include an in-depth analysis of different training programmes offered by TVET and professional institutions across in Zimbabwe. From the analysis the Consultant should identify and list of training programmes that have a significant impact on the environment in Zimbabwe aligning to the demand 2

3 of such training programmes to the green jobs opportunities. Guided by the identified training programmes and from an informed point of view, the Consultant should identify at least 20 TVET and professional training institutions in Zimbabwe that currently offer, have the capacity and potential of integrating technical and business skills required for green jobs into their curriculum. The proposed sample of the institutions should have an inclusive and proportional representative of the training institutions across the TVETs and professional training institutions in Zimbabwe. Thus, the survey should inform ILO and its Constituents on potential green job opportunities and the availability of relevant technical and business management skills for green jobs. The findings and recommendations should inform a national dialogue with the objective to develop a strategy to generate green jobs and enhance the technical skills needed for green jobs or for greening of jobs. 2.2 Objectives of the assignment The specific objectives are to assess the new opportunities in relation to green jobs demand side and the requirements to enhance the technical skills for green jobs - the supply side, for the formal and informal economy. The aim is to: 1) Estimate the current and potential of green jobs creation and opportunities in key economic sectors of the Zimbabwean economy. Some of the following sectors have shown employment creation potential in various countries; some are relevant for the Zimbabwean study. Some questions that the assessment aims to answer at sector level are: Manufacturing: Which sectors have a high employment share and greening potential through energy and material efficiency measures? What are employment effects on young women and men of policies and programs which invest in increasing the share of industries producing environmental goods? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Renewable Energy: What is the employment potential of providing renewable energy access to the over 60% of Zimbabwean population without electricity? What is the employment potential of increasing energy efficiency through manufacturing, maintaining and selling of improved cooking stoves notably inbuilt into houses? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Agriculture and Livestock: What are farmers opportunities applying low cost organic practices to increase productivity and engage in value addition from these products? What investments into capacity building, agricultural extension in business and skills training are needed? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Forestry: What is the employment potential in reforestation and sustainable forest management? What the employment effects of reducing small scale forestry harvesters and timber millers to allow the stocks to recover while in the long run increasing timber milling licenses? What training programs are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Mining: What are employment opportunities in the mining sector arising from increased investment into improved productivity through energy efficiency measures, waste reduction 3

4 and recycling? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Services and Tourism: What are training needs to increase green jobs in the service sector? What are employment opportunities in the tourism industry through employment of sustainable tourism and eco-tourism options? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Transport: What are the employment effects and needs in improving fuel use efficiency, trip reduction, urban public transport and better traffic management in the transport sector? What training programs are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Infrastructure and Climate Change adaptation: What is the employment creation potential in public infrastructure and what opportunities are there in taking a Green approach? What are training requirements and skills needs in infrastructure to promote Greener infrastructure for young women and men? Water: What is the current and future employment potential in providing water services to the poor and non-connected? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Information, Communication and Technology: What are the investment needs, employment effects and training requirements in the ICT sector? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? Waste Management and Recycling: What is notably the informal share of employment in this sector and what are labor conditions? What are employment opportunities while increasing the share of recycling of municipal waste? What training programmes are available to prepare young women and men for green jobs in this sector? 2) Provide quantitative and qualitative insights into employment effects of the phasing out of brown jobs in the Zimbabwean economy. 3) Identify training programmes that have a significant impact on the environment and provide an inventory of the current technical programmes in sectors with high employment and growth potential for young women and men. 4) Identify and list at least twenty TVET and professional (public and private) institutions in Zimbabwe that currently offer, have the capacity and potential of integrating technical and business skills needed for green jobs into their curriculum. 5) Provide recommendations on how to design to design, revise or adopt curriculum across the identified training programmes integrating technical and business skills for green jobs or greening of jobs. 2.3 Assessment methodology and data requirements 1) Conduct a desk review of the project background, national policies and other relevant documentation. 2) Design an effective and efficient data collection methodology and collect data on the supply of and demand for technical, vocational and professional skills to support green job opportunities for young women and men in Zimbabwe. 3) Conduct both qualitative and quantitative analysis of collected data. 4

5 2.4 Expected deliverables 1) An inception report upon review of available documents and initial discussion with the project team. The inception report will: i. Describe the conceptual framework that will be used to undertake the assessment; ii. iii. iv. Elaborate the methodology proposed by the consultant; Set out details of the data required to answer the assessment questions, data collection methods, sampling and selection criteria of respondents for interviews; Detail the work plan of the assessment, indicating the phases in the assessment, their key deliverables and milestones; v. Set out the list of key stakeholders to be interviewed and the tools to be used for interviews and discussions. vi. Set out the outline for the final assessment report 2) Preliminary findings to be shared with the ILO and then presented at a stakeholders workshop at the end of the assessment. 3) First draft of the Report to be improved by incorporating comments and inputs from relevant stakeholders. The draft review report will be shared with all relevant stakeholders and a request for comments will be asked within a specified time of not more than 14 working days. 4) Final Draft of the Assessment Report incorporating comments received from ILO and key stakeholders. The final report should include: i. An executive summary presenting the findings on the status of green jobs opportunities and its projections. The summary should focus on quantitative and qualitative - baseline and projections of employment creation potential for young women and men. ii. A section of analysis on current and potential for green jobs creation and opportunities in the identified sectors such as manufacturing, renewable energy, mining, recycling, agriculture, forestry, transport and tourism. iii. A section with quantitative and qualitative insights into employment effects of the phasing out of brown jobs in the Zimbabwean economy. iv. A section of analysis of the training programmes that have significant impact on the environment and recommendations of TVET and professional institutions that require support in integrating the technical and business management skills for green jobs. v. An analysis of institutions that are currently offering training programmes with technical and business skills for green jobs. vi. A section with recommendations on how to design, revise or adopt curriculum across the identified training programmes, ensuring that key technical and business management skills for green jobs are integrated. 2.5 Profile of the researcher: (Annex I) 1) Excellent expertise and experience in conducting green jobs market surveys, including techniques in participatory research, data collection and analysis and effective reporting. 2) A strong background and experience in green issues with emphasis on TVET and professional skills development, employment creation potential including a proven track record in this type of work. 3) Experience in undertaking green jobs studies and proposing to concise country specific policy scenarios and recommendations proposal of action plans 4) Good knowledge and understanding of the Zimbabwe green jobs and TVET skills is an added advantage. 5

6 2.6 Time frame The assignment shall commence on 7th of May 2018 and shall conclude no later than 29 th of June Budget A budget is allocated for this assessment and is under the full control of ILO for the engagement of the Consultants, domestic travels and organizing of workshops and consultative meetings with stakeholders. The Consultant is expected to provide: 1) A detailed budget with consulting fees of the lead consultant and assistant including the designing of research instruments, pilot testing, training, analysis and report writing. 2) A cost breakdown of the expected transport and logistics costs. 2.8 Evaluation Criteria Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the summary Terms of Reference iterated above. The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method of technical (innovation, creativity and originality) and financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. 2.9 Proposal submissions Interested Consultants are requested to submit a proposal of how they intend to undertake the assignment. The submission should include a separate financial proposal with a detailed breakdown of consultancy fees and related expenses. The proposal submissions should reach the ILO no later than 26 April 2018 and should be sent to the s below as follows: Technical Proposal: and Financial Proposal: and 6

7 Annex I: CV template: (Application to strictly follow the structure given below) Your name: Your Full Address: Contact # and Gender: Nationality: CORE COMPETENCIES / COMPETENCY SUMMARY In order to address every competency appropriate for this position, please give an instance from your previous experience along with a key result achieved. Mention how you were able to attain that result fruitfully. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY / SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE To create this section, you should refer to the necessary knowledge and experience required for this assignment. Briefly write relevant points of your professional experience which relates to the requirements of the assessment. EDUCATION / ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Give the details of your Education. RELEVANT CERTIFICATIONS Mention any certifications which are relevant to the assignment in green jobs and TVET and professional skills development. KEY SKILLS Highlight your job-related skills and capabilities which would be beneficial for this call. REFERENCE Add at least three traceable reference whom you have worked. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In this last section of your CV, take in any appropriate general information which you believe supports your proposal, such as surveys, real life experience or knowledge. 7

8 Annex 11: List of Mandatory Requirements An assessment of supply of and demand for technical and vocational skills to support green job opportunities for young women and men in Zimbabwe Requirements a) Submission of technical proposal outlining the proposed methodology and timelines. b) Submission of a detailed all inclusive budget for all the activities (c) Profiles of the Team Leader (Green Jobs and Skills Development Expert) At least 10 years relevant experience in the green jobs, green economy, skills development and employment promotion related projects, at least 5 years of relevant or associated management experience in areas of similar green jobs and skills development-related. Advanced university degree in business administration, economics, environmental studies, development studies or other closely related field. Excellent expertise and experience in conducting green jobs market surveys, including techniques in participatory research, data collection and analysis and effective reporting. A strong background and experience in green issues with emphasis on TVET and professional skills development, employment creation including a proven track record in this type of work. Experience in undertaking green jobs studies and proposing to concise country specific policy scenarios and recommendations proposal of action plans Good knowledge and understanding of the Zimbabwe green jobs and TVET skills is an added advantage. (c) Supporting Consultant (Research and Skills Development Expert): Must have at least 7 years of experience in quantitative /qualitative research, skills contextual analysis, in areas of similar green jobs and skills development Advanced university degree with equivalent work experience from a recognized University in development studies, economics, management, or other closely related field. Notes Submit the full technical proposal to copy on or before the deadline. Submit the financial proposal to and copy on or before the deadline. CV of Team Leader (Reference: Annex I) CV of Supporting Consultant & Research Specialist (Proof of similar work) (Reference: Annex I) 8