Kismayo: Fursad Shaqo NRC – Labour Market Assessment (Consultancy) in Kismayo

Kismayo: Fursad Shaqo NRC – Labour Market Assessment (Consultancy) in Kismayo

Fursaddu waxa ay ku egtahay 10ka Siteenbar 2018. Habka arjida HALKAN RIIX, faahfaahinta hoosana akhri:



The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct field- and desk-level labour market assessments to identify needed-skill sets, identify viable opportunities for targeted groups and make recommendations of cost-effective labour market opportunities for youth in Kismayo district of Lower Juba Region, Jubaland State of Somalia.


  • To identify the vocational skills currently required by the Kismayo labor market in the main sectors of the economy. The consultant will assess both the formal and informal labor markets.
  • To assess the capacity of available training institutions in providing training for the skills in demand
  • Determine the gaps in training interests of youths (male/female) and where they correspond with the demands of local economy to ensure adequate vocational training and employment opportunities
  • Recommend five to ten most cost-effective and relevant vocational skills to be prioritized for the training programs to contribute to durable solution.
  • Explore, identify, and recommend appropriate strategies, approaches and processes, to strengthen apprenticeship and/or employment opportunities for the target group of trainees
  • Assess the avenues available for trained youth to establish micro-enterprise and identify level of support needed for this to happen
  • To Identify future growth areas in industry and determine the future vocational skills needs


The consultant will employ both quantitative and qualitative techniques in undertaking the study. The study will start with the analysis of relevant secondary information (including contextual analysis and programme documents, as well as available reports and publications) and go on to a series of semi-structured interviews, and, if applicable, focus groups discussions and stakeholder meetings with key informants from youth, the main groups of market actors, and their associations, relevant government agencies. These should include particular focus on learning from positive deviants (very successful youth entrepreneurs). Community and stakeholder participation is a crucial element hence, the consultant should ensure the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders’ views and ideas in the study.

In advance of the field visit, the consultant will provide an information-gathering framework and questionnaires for various groups of market actors; these will be discussed with the team in detail in a half day workshop at the start of the study. NRC will provide support for making relevant appointments and arrangements with various market actors to ensure that meetings are scheduled and are held as per the information-gathering framework. The consultant will make sure that the data/information gathered is periodically collated, processed and analysed, with the seconded team member involvement, and necessary adjustments are made. The consultant will also facilitate a half a day workshop, to pull together and assess/validate the findings and work towards recommendations.


  • The consultant will be expected to produce the following outputs:
  • Inception report including the detailed methodology, data collection tools and timeline that will be followed.
  • A draft report detailing the process, findings and analyses, conclusions and recommendations of the analysis in separate sections for each recommended activity. The recommendation section should outline approaches to project design and implementation providing concrete actions that NRC can engage in.
  • Provide a 45 minutes presentation of the whole study to NRC as a basis for feedback and an alternative discussion
  • Provide a soft copy of the final report and the document outlining process and methodology for application. The final copy should incorporate feedback from the validation workshop.

Assessment report should consist the following contents:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Table of contents
  3. List of abbreviations and acronyms
  4. Introduction
  5. Methodology
  6. Findings
  7. Conclusion and recommendations
  8. Annexes: Assessment tools and questionnaires, lists of reviewed documents (if any), list of interviewed stakeholders, schedule of meetings and travel

Final payment is dependent on the submission of a good quality, well-written completion of agreed outputs (as detailed above)


The consultant will liaise with the Consortia M&E Manager and Consortium Programme Manager


Work expected to commence in September 2018. All contracted days should take place within a contract period of one (1) month ending no later than 15 Oct 2018. The consultant will be required to travel to Kismayo district, Somalia for field work.


The Consultant will provide a financial proposal for the provision of these services. Agreed rates will be based on prevailing market competitive rates and value for money.


a) A Master’s Degree in in social sciences, economics, business or relevant field

b) Must have at least five (5) years relevant work experience in research and micro-economic analysis and market and value chain analysis.

c) Must have relevant experience in public private partnership in micro-enterprise development is desirable.

d) Academic, research, or consulting experience in youth employment planning and/or investment programming is highly preferred.

e) Excellent English and Somali communication, reporting and editorial skills

f) Ability to work in and/or lead a team of surveyors in Kismayo districts, Somalia


Interested applicants who meet the above requirements must submit the following;

  • A technical proposal including scope of work including earliest date of availability to undertake assignment (maximum 6 pages) and a proposed work plan
  • A financial proposal quoted in US Dollars
  • Demonstration of Capability i.e. CV of the lead consultant/s and, if quoting for an organization, attach the CV of any other personnel to be involved in the assignment.
  • A list of previous work done (Work Completion Certificates can be attached) including telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise
  • A (1) report of a similar assignment carried out by the Consultant

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.


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