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Sunday, April 10, 2016

RFP for Consultant for writing skill of module training for vulnerable youth

Strengthened Civil Society & Inclusive and Empowered Youth in West Java
(CREATIVE Project)


Scope of Work
                                    Module writer of soft skill training for vulnerable youth

1.    Background
Save the children (SC) is currently implementing CREATIVE project funded by European Aid on “Strengthening Civil Society and Inclusive and Empowered Youth in West Java” with the aim to reduce poverty and support sustainable economic development. These project objectives are: promote access to youth employment opportunities by empowering youth and engage with civil society and local government; create access to and allocate budget for market-oriented business and vocational training, apprentice­ship and decent work opportunities for youth; provide quality market driven voca­tional, employability, life skills training and labor market link­ing through government by advocating in policy amendment and budget allocation. CREATIVE working area covers 20 villages in Sukabumi and Garut district, linked to youth groups, Community Based Organization, vocational institution, local government and local businesses. 
 In addition, National Statistic Body (2015) recorded that number of youth unemployment, 15 – 24 years old, in Garut and Sukabumi is quite high nearly 50,000 to 80,000 people in approximate. Indonesian Youth Employment Network stated that youth unemployment may caused by unmatched skill and education background with labor market; unmeet competency requirement; and personal judgment (picking the right job with the right salary). CREATIVE project team also found that there are gap between vocational and education institution with employment trend, in term of curriculum delivery. The gap here refer to curriculum of soft skill and hard skill that required by labor market. The findings involve: 1) Most of vocational and education institution has no soft skill curriculum; furthermore local employer verified that soft skill of their youth worker are low;  2) No channel available to discuss employment trend and youth employment readiness among government and employers in 2 districts.   
 Through the development of soft skill module, CREATIVE purposed to support vocational and education institution to be more responsive to the actual of labor market. Specific training module of soft skill will be developed for vulnerable youth include school drop-out, disability, current/former child worker, poor and near poor household. CREATIVE team will review existing soft skill module from government, internal Save the Children and other organizations. Resource person from representative of vulnerable youth, district/provincial government and entrepreneurs will be involved in module review. During module development process, CREATIVE team is going to hire a consultant that has experience in writing module. 

2. Position

Module writer of soft skill training


3. Objectives of the Consultant

The consultant will assist the Agency to:

·         Write soft-skill module of employment readiness for vulnerable youth
·         Layout the module in friendly use for project team and vocational training institution

 3. Consultant has agreed to provide following service:

Scope of consultancy
Activities
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3.1      Write soft-skill module of employment readiness for vulnerable youth

3.1.1          Consultant agreement and activity brief with SC team
3.1.2          Participate in module review workshop if necessary
3.1.3          Write soft skill module
3.1.4           Submit draft of training module to SC team
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3.2      Layout the module in friendly use for project team and vocational training institution

3.2.1          Layout the module and add illustration
3.2.2          Submit final draft of training module to SC team


4           Deliverables:

Following are deliverables that would be submitted by the consultant:
1.                  Draft of training module of soft skill to SC team
2.      Final draft training module of soft skill with complete layout and illustration

5           Time Frame

Thirty working days for writing module of soft skill (starts on 19 April 2016 – 18 May 2016)

ACTIVITY
WEEK
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5.1 Consultant agreement






5.2   Participate in module review workshop if necessary






5.3    Write soft skill module






5.4 Submit draft of training module to SC team





5.4   Layout the module and add illustration






5.5   Submit final draft of training module to SC team







7. Term of payment

Payment would be divided into 2 phases after deliverable submission below:

First payment : 50%
    Deliverable: Draft of training module of soft skill to SC team

Second Payment : 50%
Deliverable: Final draft training module of soft skill with complete layout and illustration


8. Report line:  CBO and Youth Specialist – Project Manager


SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

Individuals must submit their proposal and the Expression of Interest form (attached) and curriculum vitae (hard copy) in English in a sealed envelope no later than 14 April 2016  time 17.00 ,Jakarta time to below address:

Save the Children International
Attn. Procurement Committee                                                                                          
Jl. Taman Margasatwa No. 26 C, Ragunan – Pasar Minggu
Jakarta Selatan 12550, Phone: 021-781 2336, Fax: 021-781 2325
OR,

Send the electronic copy of your proposal and the Expression of Interest form and CV to: with a Subject:Module writer CREATIVE - <your name> with the latest date:  14 April 2016  Jakarta Time 17.00. Please do not send after this date.

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