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TERM OF REFERENCE:- EMPOWER YOUTH FOR WORK ENDLINE STUDY YOUTH PREFERENCE ON JOB DETERMINATION

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About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The Consultant will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Background 

Empower Youth for Work (EYW) is a five-year programme (2016-2021), funded by the IKEA Foundation. The programme focuses on enabling young people (especially young women) in rural climate-affected areas of four countries, of which Ethiopia is one, to seek and obtain decent work. Working with a wide range of stakeholders (including young people, government, and the private sector), the programme applies a holistic approach to also consider the issues of gender-based discrimination, sexual reproductive health, and quality education that could affect how young people make choices about employment. The programme activities promote climate-friendly practices and support young people and their communities in adapting to the effects of climate change.

The EYW programme aims to achieve improved economic and social empowerment for young women and men (age 15-29) living in rural climate-change-affected areas. It does so by focusing on three long term objectives:

  1. Young women and men use their agency, soft and market-led technical skills
  2. Young women and men benefit from new or improved employment of entrepreneurship opportunities; and
  3. An enabling environment for young women and men’s social and economic empowerment. As overarching themes, the program focuses on the effects of climate change, stimulates youth participation through human-centered design, and has a specific focus on innovation.

CONSULTANT DESCRIPTION

Oxfam in Ethiopia seeks a Consultant to conduct quantitative & qualitative data collection and translate and process the data in preparation for analysis. The consultant will coordinate the data collection with remote enumerators that interview youth respondents and community respondents as described in the methodology. Data will be collected in woredas of two regions, Namely: Somali region (Fafan and Siti zone), and Oromiya (Arsi and West Arrsi zone.

Research Objectives

To ensure that our project is contributing to respond to a changing future of work and income and ensure young people can take control of their own future, we conduct specific research to generate specific findings on employment. The findings will be used as the final measurement of EYW project implementation in Ethiopia to cope with a changing future of work in a way that reduces inequality.

The research is mainly relying on a quantitative approach. A baseline study was conducted in early 2017; a midline study in May 2019, and data for the end line study will be collected in June 2021 Next to the quantitative survey, qualitative Focus Group Discussions will be conducted to understand how change happens.

The impact measurement evaluation aims to:

  1.  Measure the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and selected concepts of importance among youth and community members (target group and comparison group), including analysis of trends over time in the target group that the EYW program may have contributed to.
  2. Determine the relationship between program participation and increased technical, soft, and entrepreneurial skills, as well as any association between skill acquisition and gaining decent jobs and/or sustainable (self-) employment.
  3.  Explore any changes to internal and external factors (social norms, level of gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health barriers, etc.) and assess any associations with agency or socio-economic empowerment, and the likelihood of youth obtaining decent jobs and/or sustainable (self-) employment.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible. 

Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences

Job Requirements

Consultant Requirement

Essential – Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies

The consultant must have a strong record in conducting quantitative research, especially quantitative research applied to social sciences with local communities. Further, the consultant should have experience with conducting and reporting qualitative FGD to complement quantitative data. The consultant should have the following skills and competencies:

  • Knowledge of research methods, including quantitative data collection through interview/probing process to selected respondent and facilitation of FGD (required)
  • Experience designing a research implementation process and ensuring quality data collection (required)
  • Ability to assess the quality and rigor of individual research studies based on study design criteria (required)
  • Familiarity working with smartphones, tablets, and apps (required)
  • Excellent in written communication and presentation skills in English (required)
  • Excellent writing precise and detailed transcripts of FGD and reports on research data (required)
  • Experience to maintain data security for research purpose and ensuring data protection requirement in place (required)
  • Experience to maintain safeguarding protocol during the data collection process in a proper manner (required)
  • Experience working with youth work (desired)
  • Experience conducting quantitative data collection with digital survey tools (Qualtrics, Mobenzi, Survey CTO, Kobo, etc.) (desired). Here, the consultant uses and provides his own data collection device to enumerators for data collection from the field.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can collect the TOR from OXFAM Ethiopia Program Office, starting from Apri27, 2021. Applicants are required to carefully read through the TOR and based on their interest and previous experience, make a note of the planned timetable, and submit their financial and technical proposal by May 05, 2021(4:00 PM).

This invitation to tender has been issued for the sole purpose of obtaining offers for the provision of the services requested against the TOR. OXFAM reserves the right not to enter into or award contracts as a result of this invitation to tender. OXFAM also reserves the right to terminate any contract issued as a result of this ITT as set out in the contract terms and conditions.

 

OXFAM in Ethiopia Addis Ababa office is located close to the DHL office on the road from Bole to Megenagna.

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