Deadline: 24 February 2017
Overview of the Consultancy
Welthungerhilfe together with Community Technology Development Organisation, Agricultural Partnerships Trust and Institute of Environmental Studies are implementing a programme under the UNDP managed Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund ZRBF001-2016. The programme aims to build the absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity of households, communities and governmental institutions in Nkayi, Bubi, Umguza and Umzingwane districts in Matabeleland North and South of Zimbabwe. The consortium works closely with key stakeholders including rural district councils, Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development (MAMID) and other government departments, together with NGOs and community based organisations to plan and implement resilience building activities addressing infrastructure, food and nutrition security, market linkages and community safety nets.
Duration: 6 Weeks
Commencement: 6 March 2017
Location: Desk based with some travel to project location
Terms of reference
A key part of the programme is support youth to build resilience through entrepreneurship – both off farm and on farm income generating activities. In recognition of the prevalence of artisanal mining the programme also seeks to provide training support to existing youth so that they conduct the activity safely. In this regard, Welthungerhilfe seeks a Consultant to implement the following activities: Review of current project planning documents, project proposal, contextual analysis and identify the needs of youth regarding resilience building; Profile existing youth development activities in the community that are implemented by government, NGOs, Community Based Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, individuals and private sector and assess the opportunities, needs and gaps; Provide recommendations to project management on existing youth development opportunities that could be leveraged upon through grant financing
Expected output and deliverables
A proposal outlining the methodology for developing the baseline survey and tools; Survey instruments both quantitative and qualitative; Analysis of data collected from qualitative and quantitative instruments; A comprehensive analytical report reflecting the findings of the survey; The key output for this assignment shall be the comprehensive Youth Resilience Building Report covering a profile of existing activities which can be leveraged upon.
At least 5 years of experience in project management for with specific focus on entrepreneurship and youth development with particular reference to Southern Africa
A University Degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship or related programme; A Master’s degree is an advantage
Strong analytical skills and creativity are essential; Proven skills in developing resilient business models; Ability to work autonomously; Demonstrated skills in leading on technical approaches and training; Demonstrates good understanding on youth development and volunteering; Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills with proven ability in report writing
Excellent written and spoken English language
A minimum of two traceable referees who have managed the proposed Consultant previously and one copy of a report produced
The deadline for submission of proposals, detailed CVs and indication of consultancy fees is on or before Friday, 24 February 2017. Proposals should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Building resilience of youth through entrepreneurship” in the subject line of the email.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.