Call for Proposals to provide Technical and Vocational Skills Training to the youth in Bugesera District
Jobs at:Prison Fellowship Rwanda (PFR)
Deadline of this Job:
24 September 2021
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
A recent mapping of existing local initiatives and actors in the areas of mental health, social cohesion, and livelihoods in Bugesera District has revealed that providing this kind of support is the most appropriate and sustainable approach to empower youth out of school; and to enable them form long-term joint initiatives that positively impact on-going reconciliation processes among themselves as well as their respective families and communities. At this phase, 90 young women and men from at least 8 Sectors of Bugesera District will be supported.
The acquisition of TVET skills is expected to lead to the following outcomes:
• Enhance trainees’ entrepreneurship and job creation opportunities;
• Enable participants to create joint business ventures (cooperatives), that respond both to the need for income generation and promoting social cohesion;
• Trainees will receive start-up kits, and continue to receive mentorship from Interpeace and its partners;
• Trainees will be facilitated to access local and national market opportunities for the products from their businesses, through partnerships with District and national public and private sector actors.
• Bonds of partnerships and friendships between the participating youth from various backgrounds, particularly from the families of the survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi as well as those from families whose members perpetrated the genocide.
• Criteria for selecting the participating youth
• Prison Fellowship Rwanda and its partners used the following criterion to select the youth who will receive TVET training:
• Between 16 and 30 years of age and have their National ID
• Is not currently enrolled in any other education institution
• Completed at least Primary Six.
• Demonstrates the spirit and actions to promote reconciliation and social cohesion, for example by being members of Unity and Reconciliation Youth Clubs in their villages or other levels; or is affiliated to other youth groups such as GAERG.
• Diversity of family backgrounds in the context of Rwandan history of the genocide against the Tutsi, for example descendants of parents living in Mbyo and Rweru Reconciliation Villages.
• They must come from families belonging to categories 1 and 2 of Ubudehe.
• To ensure inclusivity, transparency, and objectiveness of the selection process, Prison Fellowship Rwanda and Interpeace collaborated very closely with local leaders, community members in the two reconciliation villages, the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission as well as GAERG and SEVOTA in the selection/screening process.
Roles and responsibilities
As the goal is to assist youth graduating from TVET institutions to form cooperatives that enable them to develop joint business ventures, priority will be given to those trades which, by nature, create more opportunities to become successful business adventures but also higher possibility for working as a team. In particular, the following will be prioritized:
• Carpentry and
Prison Fellowship Rwanda and Interpeace will enter into partnership agreements with the selected TVET(s), whereby the former will pay all costs related to the trainees’ tuition and basic necessities for each student; while the latter will commit to providing quality training, safe and conducive learning environment for students. The minimum requirements to provide such an environment include:
• Decent accommodation and hygiene facilities, for both boys’ and girls’ students;
• Adequate training equipment and staff, as per the approved standards of Rwanda TVET Board for each trade;
• Adequate safety measures and policies at the school premises (both in and outside class);
• Proven track-record in transformative approach to training of young adults, including in relation to self-care, discipline, collaborative attitudes, anti-bullying policies, and respect for diversity;
• Proven track-record in post-training mentorship of graduates from the TVET institution.
Education Requirement: No Requirements
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
How to Apply
• Interested and qualified institutions should submit their applications, including:
• A capacity statement(letter);
• Technical and financial proposal, specifying the available trades and technical capacity available at the institution to guarantee high quality education to allocated students (maximum 5 pages);
• A financial proposal. This should at least clearly indicate the amounts for: tuition fees per student/trade; accommodation fees; upkeep costs (feeding, medical insurance, etc);
• Any references by previous entities that may have placed students under similar programmes as the one of Interpeace and Prison Fellowship, attesting to quality, professionalism, and post-graduation mentorship capacity of the TVET facility in question.
• The above should be submitted via email to: email@example.com
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