Terms of Reference for the Youth Mentorship program

Habitat for Humanity Uganda is seeking the services of a reputable company or consultant to develop the Youth Economic Empowerment Program.

Interested individuals or companies should email a cover letter and a CV of the Lead Consultant, with sealed technical and financial proposals, marked Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal for ‘YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM’. Consultants should include in their technical proposals, proposed methodology, tools, work plan/timeline in, and consultancy costs to noffice@hfhuganda.org. Proposals should be submitted by 4:00 PM on 10th /07/2020.

Hard copies can be physically delivered to Habitat for Humanity Uganda, Plot 91 Kira Road, and P.O. Box 9873 Kampala. Office phone (+256) 392 760 802 (+256) 414 501 457; Fax +256 414 501458. Email: noffice@hfhuganda.org.

Scope of the Assignment:

The consultant will review the existing data including, monitoring reports, apprenticeship methodologies and identification of the hubs, and any other documents guiding the operation of HFHU as an entity to inform the mentorship program.

Action plan and key deliverables;

  1. Develop the Youth Economic Empowerment Program (YEEP) Mentorship Framework

Speak to VGH Manager, National Director, Board Programme Sub Committee, and some selected staff, some students and institutes from where the students were empowered

  1. Reviewing VGH documentation and making recommendations (Target population, Selection criteria, and training Methodology).

Please see the detailed terms of reference

VULNERABLE GROUP HOUSING PROGRAMME (VGH)

TERMS OF REFERENCE (VGH) FOR YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Background and rationale

Habitat for Humanity Uganda is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) whose efforts are geared towards contributing to the elimination of poverty housing in the world. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity Uganda has empowered over 24,000 families to access decent and affordable homes. In Uganda, our work  is promoted through four key interventions; Housing Microfinance that supports low-income earners especially those working in the informal sector to undertake incremental micro-home-loans; Vulnerable Group Housing that provides fully subsidized social housing support for vulnerable rural households, especially women, Orphans, and Vulnerable Children; Financial inclusion program seeks partnerships with private companies to provide and develop inclusive products for all income levels of people especially the low-income earners and Urbanization program that addresses issues on the New Urban Agenda such as housing, slum upgrading, and sustainable environmental management.

The Vulnerable group housing provides social housing support for vulnerable rural households, especially women; vulnerable children; and orphans and their caregivers through the construction of homes with a ventilated pit latrine, shower stall, and a 3000 ltr water tank. Families are trained in knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, succession planning, inheritance rights, sanitation and hygiene, and malaria prevention among others.

Youth Vocational skills training

Recognizing the connection between housing and livelihood security and its contribution to the long-term financial resilience of the families served, HFHU launched the Youth Vocational skills training in 2004 with the aim of empowering the youth in these households to earn a living and be able to support their families. The skills developed are relevant to their local market and include tailoring, carpentry, and masonry among others.

Over the past four years Habitat for Humanity Uganda has reached 520 youth (male and females) through vocational skills training in areas such as hairdressing, tailoring, carpentry, welding and fabrication, catering, bricklaying and concrete practice, motor vehicle, and motor mechanics.  This has enabled youth who had dropped out of school to acquire practical skills and certification which potentially could enhance their productivity and earning potential.  As part of the program, the trained youth also received starter packs in the form of equipment to help them take forward their skills for productive purposes.

However, anecdotal evidence suggests that only a proportion of these trained youth eventually end up with a job or can set up small businesses.  One of the major lessons learned in these interventions has been the need to provide further support to youth that will enable them to reach some level of earning potential.  HFHU’s evaluation data from training engagement meeting with the trained youth indicates that  (only 23%) of the trained young people had already secured gainful employment, (12%) youth were self-employed and (58%) were not working-see figure below on employment status of trained youth as of June 2019. As highlighted that often the youth end up not being gainfully employed and the main challenge cited is the lack of reasonable capital to engage in business, and lack of advanced skills to produce the required market standard. This intervention thus seeks to support the transition of youth into self-employment.  Since this concept is new, the method is exploratory to try to test approaches in providing enhanced support to youth who have been trained in vocational skills. Therefore, to achieve 100% success on the objectives of this program – all youth are subjected to a youth mentorship program that enhances their adaptation, innovation, entrepreneurial knowledge, resilience, and enhanced market-driven community synergies.

It is against this background that HFHU is seeking a consultant to provide mentorship to the 50-youth trained in FY19 at Pioneer Technical Institute.

Scope of the Assignment:

The consultant will review the existing data including, monitoring reports, apprenticeship methodologies and identification of the hubs, and any other documents guiding the operation of HFHU as an entity to inform the mentorship program.

Action plan and key deliverables;

  1. Develop the Youth Economic Empowerment Program (YEEP) Mentorship Framework

Speak to VGH Manager, National Director, Board Programme Sub Committee, and some selected staff, some students and institutes from where the students were empowered

  1. Reviewing VGH documentation and making recommendations (Target population, Selection criteria, and training Methodology).

Timeline

# Activity Deadline
1 Inception meeting 13 July 2020
2 Follow-up assessment for the trained youth 16th July 2020
3 Pre-mentorship meeting 22nd July 2020
4 Refresher training to prepare the youth for apprenticeship 25th July 2020
5 Facilitate attachments of the youth and set up mentor hubs (Group Workshops) August 2020
Submission of Draft Report September 2020
Submission of Mentorship Report September 2020
6 Support the on-ongoing support supervision and monitoring coaching by HFHU September-December 2020

 

Duties and Responsibilities of Habitat for Humanity Uganda:

  1. Provide the Consultant with all the information required to guide the work.
  2. Pay the agreed sum of money to the consultant for the work done. It’s estimated that the assignment will take no more than three months to accomplish.
  3. Introduce, liaise and conduct the consultant to the  youth and the vocational institutes working with HFHU and Youth

Consultant Selection Criteria

The consultant will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Strong technical understanding and experience of youth mentorship programs, monitoring, and apprenticeship.
  2. Undoubtedly experience in the youth mentorship program.
  3. At least 10 years’ experience in conducting similar assignments; with strong analytical, research, and writing skills,
  4. Strong facilitation skills, particularly with regards to working with microfinance institutions,
  5. Clear technical and financial proposal on the most appropriate way to conduct this Assignment, that is, the study methodology, study tools, detailed work plan, and budget.
  6. Due to the urgency of this assignment, a final report should be in place by the 30th of September 2020, HFHU will prioritize consultants who will be able to effectively pull off this assignment within the stipulated time.

Coordination and Reporting

The Consultant(s) will report directly to the VGH manager and will work under the supervision of the VGH Program Manager and National Director- HFHU.

Budget

  1. Prospective Consultants will provide their financial proposed total sum along with the expected assessment of the total number of days for each step. The selected Consultant will then be compensated at the rate approved by Habitat for Humanity Uganda based on experience and relevance of the candidate’s proposal, study methodology, tools for data collection, and availability of a budget,
  2. Under no circumstances should the consultant invoice for more than the agreed contract,
  3. Full payment will be contingent on receipt of all deliverables as detailed above with the approval of the Final Report by Habitat for Humanity Uganda,
  4. Cost efficiency and value for money will be strongly considered in the evaluation of submitted proposals.
  5. HFHU will make a partial (65%) payment to the consultant ahead of the assignment.

Application Process

Interested individuals or companies should E-Mail a cover letter and a CV of the Lead Consultant, with sealed technical and financial proposals enclosed in separate envelopes, marked Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal for ‘YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM’. Consultants should include in their technical proposals, proposed methodology, tools, work plan/timeline in, and consultancy costs to noffice@hfhuganda.org. Proposals should be submitted by 4:00 PM on 10th /07/2020.

Hard copies can be physically delivered to Habitat for Humanity Uganda, Plot 91 Kira Road, and P.O. Box 9873 Kampala. Office phone (+256) 392 760 802 (+256) 414 501 457; Fax +256 414 501458. Email: noffice@hfhuganda.org.

 

 

Habitat For Humanity Uganda

Plot 91 Kira Road Kampala UG , PO Box 9873 Kampala Uganda
+256 392 760 802, +2560414501457

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