u Terms of Reference
Unemployment in Zanzibar remains a challenge, especially for youth. As in the case of many African countries, the youth of Zanzibar comprise a larger segment of the population whereby 35.3% of the population are aged 15-35 years. These youth face a high unemployment rate of 21.3%, (65% for young women and 43% for young men). With the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has worsened. In Zanzibar, like in many other countries across the world, key economic sectors such as tourism and hospitality have been affected and many young people have lost or are in danger of losing their jobs. The Zanzibar Vision 2050 which guides the socio-economic development of the country, aspires for Zanzibar to attain higher upper middle-income status by the year 2050 with high and sustainable quality of life in line with the targets specified in the vision. In addition, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 8 that is to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, works in the line with Zanzibar’s Vision, MKUZA III as well as other policies and programmes.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGZ) has taken various measures to reduce the youth unemployment rate in Zanzibar throughout the years. Among the measures include strengthening of the Zanzibar Empowerment Fund, establishing the Youth Council and reviewing training curriculum. In addition to that, the Ministry responsible for labour in collaboration with different stakeholders and development partners created the first Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan (ZAYEP) I, 2008-2012 and ZAYEP II; 2014-2018. Both Action Plans highlighted among others, the challenges faced by the young women and men to enter and remain in the labour market and helped in highlighting the potential of addressing the challenge of youth unemployment through a number of interventions such as designing more public work programmes that target the unemployed youth and providing career guidance and counselling to out of school youth wishing to join vocational education training programmes. The implementation of the ZYEAP II (2014-2018) included both the public and private sectors as well the social partners.
2. THE ASSIGNMENT
In this view, the Economic Growth and Employment project of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the President’s Office: Labour, Economic Affairs and Investments in Zanzibar, is hiring a consultant to review the Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan II (2014 – 2018) to identify challenges and gaps in its implementation and to therefore develop the third Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan (ZYEAP III), 2022-2025 that is based on the review of ZYEAP II. The aim of ZYEAP III is to promote employment creation for youth in Zanzibar and explicitly address and integrate gender issues, environmental concerns, the COVID-19 crisis and other elements that may affect job creation and employment in particular. The consultant will work closely with a Technical Team established by the Ministry that will also include social partners for more inputs and advice.
3. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The specific scope of the work includes:
3.1 Meet and work with the Technical Team to discuss the modalities of work.
3.2 Familiarize oneself with the draft outline, current draft reports and other documents including consultation meeting reports related to the ZYEAP II.
3.3 Prepare a Work Plan with clear timelines and milestones with an elaborate and coherently structured and articulated approach on how the review of ZYEAP II and development of ZYEAP III will be undertaken.
3.4 Facilitate a Validation workshop with Social Partners, MDAs and other Relevant Stakeholders to present the Draft Assessment Report of the Reviewed Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan II, 2014-2018.
3.5 Based on comments received from the validation workshop, finalize the report and present a final Assessment report of the Reviewed Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan II, 2014-2018.
3.6 Meet with Technical Team to discuss the modalities of work to develop the draft ZYEAP III.
3.7 Conduct desk review and consultative meetings with social partners, MDAs and other relevant stakeholders to collect their views on ZYEAP III.
3.8 Prepare an annotated Table of Contents for the foreseen ZYEAP III, (2022-2025).
3.9 Based on the review undertaken draft the new ZYEAP III (2022-2025).
3.10 Facilitate a stakeholder’s workshop with social partners, MDAs and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the draft ZYEAP III (2022-2025) and incorporate inputs.
3.11 Prepare a daft to be reviewed by the Management of the Ministry Responsible for Labour and ILO for further inputs.
3.12 Facilitate a validation workshop to present the draft ZYEAP III (2022-2025).
3.13 Submit the final ZYEAP III 2022-2025 both hard and soft copy to the ILO and Principal Secretary to the President Office, Labour, Economic Affairs and Investment.
4. EXPECTED OUTPUTS OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following outputs:
4.1 A work plan for the review of the Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan II (2014-2018) and drafting of the Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan III (2022-2025), with clear timelines and milestones with an elaborate and coherently structured and articulated approach on how the work will be undertaken.
4.2 A Final Assessment Report of the Reviewed Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan II 2014-2018.
4.3 An annotated Table of Contents for the foreseen Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan III (2022-2025).
4.4 A draft Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan III (2022-2025)
4.5 Both Soft and Hard copy of the Final New Zanzibar Youth Employment Action Plan III (2022-2025).
5. TIMING AND WORKING MODALITIES
This assignment is expected to be completed within a period of two months from the date of signing the contract.
The consultant will work in collaboration with and under the supervision of a Technical Team of the ILO and the President’s Office: Labour, Economic Affairs and Investments in Zanzibar.
6. CONSULTANT QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant should have the following qualifications:
1. At least a Master Degree in Social Sciences, Labour Economics, Development Studies, Labour relations or any related field.
2. Expertise and experience in youth employment interventions, sustainable development frameworks and working with international organizations.
3. Overall knowledge and at least five years practical experience in development programs, projects and interventions.
4. Familiar with International, Regional and National Frameworks on youth employment issues.
5. Familiarity review and evaluation of national policy documents or programs.
6. Excellent management skills, report writing skills and strong analytical skills.
7. Excellent communication, presentation, research and facilitation skills.
8. Self-directed and have the ability to work in a team.
9. Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili and English.
7. HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates (individuals only) should submit their CV, a technical and financial proposal and sample of previous work to email@example.com with the title ILO/2022/UNDAP-II/Excoll No 3. Deadline for submission of the proposal is on 3rd June, 2022.