Consultancy: Whole Youth Development expert to work in the TVET study at APHRC
Due Date: 2018-06-08
One in every five young people in Kenya aged 15-25 is unemployed. Equipping these young people with relevant job market skills is vital for the realization of the promises outlined in Kenya’s development blue print – the Vision 2030. Part of the job market skills include the soft skills and cognitive skills expected to be achieve Whole Youth Development (WYD) during training. WYD yields greater opportunity for youth, especially those in adversity, to access, create and retain jobs, and lead more fulfilling lives. The effectiveness of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Kenya through adoption of WYD approaches in training curricula could promote smooth transition to labour market. Furthermore, the society needs to be more responsive to youth vocational training as pathway to the success of youth.
It is in the above regard that APHRC is undertaking a study (referred to as “TVET study”) to generate evidence on the extent to which technical, academic, life skills, values and social emotional skills are exhibited by youth who are going through training in TVET institutions in Kenya with the aim of improving the understanding on the skill levels among these youth. Specifically, the study, running from June 2018 to May 2019, will examine the extent to which these skills are exhibited by youth going through TVET training curriculum, and the extent to which the current TVET policies and curricula embody WYD.
The TVET study target youth attending TVET institutions in eight counties of Kisumu, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu, Garissa and Turkana. To assist in this study, APHRC has decided to recruit an expert on youth issues to work closely with its Education and Youth Empowerment (EYE) Unit team as consultant in the TVET study. The consultant youth expert will initially be recruited on a 60-days contract – renewable based on performance and need. The assignment is expected to commence on or around 15 June 2018.
Scope of work
The consultant youth expert will support the EYE team in the TVET study by:
Carrying out a thorough literature review and policy analysis to inform the measure of different WYD skills as well as existing policy gaps in Kenya;
Assisting in the development of quantitative survey tools targeting TVET students, their instructors and principals or managers;
Taking lead in development of qualitative study protocols (i.e. for FGD, KII and IDI) targeting key stakeholders in the TVET sector including students, policymakers at the Ministry of Education, and individuals in important policy organs such as TVETA, CDACC, NITA, KICD and KNEC;
Training field interviewers on administration of qualitative tools;
Representing the EYE team in meetings with partners on TVET study;
Writing of the qualitative sections of the TVET study report as may be agreed with the supervisor; and
Advising the EYE team in all WYD aspects of the TVET study.
Agreed FGD, KII and IDI protocols developed and shared with the EYE team
Literature review and policy analysis completed with agreed report shared with the EYE team
Field interviewers trained and prepared to collect qualitative data
Qualitative sections of the TVET report written and shared with the supervisor as agreed
Applications should be submitted in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com by June 08, 2018, indicating the title of the position as the subject of the email. Your application should include the following:
Give your quotation for this job
Provide at least three examples of their work in youth empowerment issues – accessible technical reports and/or journal articles