Position Title: Consultant – Trainer and Subject Matter Specialist: Refugee inclusion
Location(s): Remote or based in Kenya
Reports to: DREEM Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion Young Africa Works, Program Manager
Contract term: 4 days in May/June, 2022
World University Service of Canada
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to build a better world for all young people. It is a world in which all young people, especially women and refugees, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities. We work towards this mission by delivering programs that enhance education, economic opportunities, and empowerment for youth.
WUSC, through the DREEM project, plays a unique role as a technical assistance and strategic learning partner to the Mastercard Foundation and Mastercard Foundation partners. The DREEM project contributes to the Foundation’s commitment to meaningfully include refugee and displaced youth in their Scholars Program and Young Africa Works initiative.
DREEM supports Mastercard Foundation’s country partners and staff in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda to gain the knowledge, capacity and networks to meaningfully include and develop programming that meets the unique training and employment needs, opportunities and aspirations of refugee and displaced youth, especially young women.
Purpose of the assignment
Through a series of webinars, WUSC will help the Foundation’s country partners and staff in Kenya to gain the knowledge, capacity and networks to meaningfully include and develop programming that meets the unique training and employment needs, opportunities and aspirations of refugee and displaced youth, especially young women.
Scope of work
This assignment involves developing and delivering a webinar on the context of refugee inclusion in the education and skills, MSME development sectors in Kenya.
. The webinar addresses the following components:
- Access to TVET training by refugee and displaced youth in Kenya (particularly young women and persons with disabilities).
- TVET skills that show more potential for transition into gainful employment (including self-employment) for different sub-groups of refugees and displaced youth.
- Existing best practices (including safeguarding measures) that can be replicated in education, skills training and entrepreneurship for refugees and displaced populations (youth).
- The connection between TVET training and entrepreneurship for refugees and displaced youth in Kenya.
- Innovative solutions to solving barriers to business development services support within camp hosting areas (case studies)
- The local institutions (governmental and CSOs / NGOs) work and advocacy efforts to promote refugee and displaced youth inclusion in TVET training and entrepreneurship.
The assignment entails development of 1.5-hour webinar content on the subject matter. The consultant is expected to refer to current publications/authentic articles (done in the last 5-years). While the context is Kenya, we encourage comparing findings with information from other countries that host refugees including Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia. **
- Gender sensitive webinar presentation (PPT slides) for the relevant subject matter
- A summary (no more than 7 page write up on the workshop subject matter to be reviewed by the DREEM team prior to slide development.
- A proposed guest speaker where possible
- A test of the webinar prior to delivery.
- Work with the YAW program manager to conduct a 1.5-hour webinar for the staff and partners of the Foundation
April, 2022: Submission of applications
April, 2022: Recruitment and selection of subject matter experts
May, 2022: Prepare the webinar
May-June, 2022: Deliver the Webinar to the Foundation’s staff and partners
Qualifications of the Consultants
The Consultant(s) is expected to have:
- Significant familiarity with refugee context in Kenya
- Expertise in the relevant subject matters (displaced person’s inclusion in Education, skills training (TVET) and MSME development)
- Understanding of the unique barriers, needs, challenges and opportunities for female refugees and refugees with disabilities
- Ability to write insightfully and concisely in English
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Significant experience conducting desktop studies, case studies and hosting webinars
- Ability to develop a high quality presentation deck preferably using softwares such as CANVA etc.
- Lived experience as a refugee or displaced person is a significant asset
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply to WUSC by April 5, 2022. Candidates should submit a CV, a sample of similar work conducted, a one-page cover letter that details: 1) why they are an ideal candidate; 2) how they would approach the assignment; and 3) proposed budget outlining their daily rate.
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