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20 Oct 2018

Capacity Building for RDA Lab Staff

Job Description

Employer: CARE
Job Title: Capacity Building for RDA Lab Staff
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa
Category: Other
Description:

Introduction:

With funding from the European Union, CARE Somalia/Somaliland is implementing “THE BRIDGES” project in Somalia/Somaliland with the overall objective of promoting economic growth through infrastructure development, employment creation and sustainable natural resources management. The project’s key focus is on “The development of professionals, technicians and skilled workforce to meet the country’s labour market demands within the road and energy sectors”.

The project is also seeking to capacitate the roads authorities as part of the wider initiatives to improve skills in roads infrastructure. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of existing road authorities staff. Under this initiative, CARE will work with the roads authorities to identify opportunities where additional investments in capacity building will drive organizational change to produce sustainable results.

The inadequate supply of road infrastructure in Somalia/Somaliland is widely seen as a major hindrance to economic development and poverty reduction. Whereas, the road infrastructure of Somalia/Somaliland comprises approximately 22,000km of roads (of which 2,600km is primary roads), there has been very little investment in road development or maintenance, since the late 1980s. Consequently, the capital infrastructure stock that the country had built up by the late 1980s has been largely depleted. Existing road sector personnel has limited competencies and experience and this is restricting the ability of public institutions to plan, implement and monitor roads infrastructure projects.

Project Description:

CARE Somalia/Somaliland has received funding from the European Union to improve technical skills of the youth of roads and energy service sectors. The Overall objective of the project is to promote economic growth through infrastructure development, employment creation and sustainable natural resources management. The Specific objective is to improve access to markets and social services, improve access to energy services and enhance sustainable use of natural resources through an increased availability of skilled human resources for Somalia/Somaliland’s road and energy sectors.

The TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRIDGES) project aims to support the Government of Somalia/Somaliland plans to enhance inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. The project will assist in the development of high quality skills both for gainful employment and sustainable economic development. In order to meet labour demands in road infrastructure and energy sectors, the project aims to strengthening TVET and higher education (HE) to make them of high quality and responsive to the changing market situations in the selected priority sectors of the economy.

Given the increasingly dynamic employment market, the project supports the introduction of a private sector–led and a high quality competency–based skills development approach facilitated by innovate and integrated internationally bench–marked frameworks, to increase the relevance of the skills training offered and to ensure an optimal absorption of the (new) skilled workforce into the labour market. To attain these objectives, first national and local capacities in the design, management and implementation of skills development and employment promotion program in TVET and HE linked to the road infrastructure and energy services must be strengthened and training qualifications need to be brought to a higher quality and existing frameworks need to be aligned with standardized norms. The project is also supporting roads authorities in Somalia and Somaliland with capacity building activities in an effort enhance the capacity of the roads authorities.

OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE

The Roads Development Agency (RDA) Somaliland has the authority over the maintenance of all highways in Somaliland. The RDA runs an own engineering laboratory within its office precincts in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The consultant will organize and carry out laboratory and material testing training for the RDA staff, at their premises in Hargeisa, Somaliland or where required in the field. The trainings will be in line with international standards, elevating the capacities of the road authority to conduct the laboratory and field testing.

Introduction:

With funding from the European Union, CARE Somalia/Somaliland is implementing “THE BRIDGES” project in Somalia/Somaliland with the overall objective of promoting economic growth through infrastructure development, employment creation and sustainable natural resources management. The project’s key focus is on “The development of professionals, technicians and skilled workforce to meet the country’s labour market demands within the road and energy sectors”.

The project is also seeking to capacitate the roads authorities as part of the wider initiatives to improve skills in roads infrastructure. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of existing road authorities staff. Under this initiative, CARE will work with the roads authorities to identify opportunities where additional investments in capacity building will drive organizational change to produce sustainable results.

The inadequate supply of road infrastructure in Somalia/Somaliland is widely seen as a major hindrance to economic development and poverty reduction. Whereas, the road infrastructure of Somalia/Somaliland comprises approximately 22,000km of roads (of which 2,600km is primary roads), there has been very little investment in road development or maintenance, since the late 1980s. Consequently, the capital infrastructure stock that the country had built up by the late 1980s has been largely depleted. Existing road sector personnel has limited competencies and experience and this is restricting the ability of public institutions to plan, implement and monitor roads infrastructure projects.

Project Description:

CARE Somalia/Somaliland has received funding from the European Union to improve technical skills of the youth of roads and energy service sectors. The Overall objective of the project is to promote economic growth through infrastructure development, employment creation and sustainable natural resources management. The Specific objective is to improve access to markets and social services, improve access to energy services and enhance sustainable use of natural resources through an increased availability of skilled human resources for Somalia/Somaliland’s road and energy sectors.

The TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRIDGES) project aims to support the Government of Somalia/Somaliland plans to enhance inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. The project will assist in the development of high quality skills both for gainful employment and sustainable economic development. In order to meet labour demands in road infrastructure and energy sectors, the project aims to strengthening TVET and higher education (HE) to make them of high quality and responsive to the changing market situations in the selected priority sectors of the economy.

Given the increasingly dynamic employment market, the project supports the introduction of a private sector–led and a high quality competency–based skills development approach facilitated by innovate and integrated internationally bench–marked frameworks, to increase the relevance of the skills training offered and to ensure an optimal absorption of the (new) skilled workforce into the labour market. To attain these objectives, first national and local capacities in the design, management and implementation of skills development and employment promotion program in TVET and HE linked to the road infrastructure and energy services must be strengthened and training qualifications need to be brought to a higher quality and existing frameworks need to be aligned with standardized norms. The project is also supporting roads authorities in Somalia and Somaliland with capacity building activities in an effort enhance the capacity of the roads authorities.

OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE

The Roads Development Agency (RDA) Somaliland has the authority over the maintenance of all highways in Somaliland. The RDA runs an own engineering laboratory within its office precincts in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The consultant will organize and carry out laboratory and material testing training for the RDA staff, at their premises in Hargeisa, Somaliland or where required in the field. The trainings will be in line with international standards, elevating the capacities of the road authority to conduct the laboratory and field testing.

For the detailed TOR find on http://bit.ly/2IZ3OgZ

How to Apply

All applications should include the following;
  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) and updated CV
  • Technical proposal: Which should include
(i) Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished (ii) summary of how you will carry out the training and your proposed contents of the training and methodology (iii) Draft work plan
  • Financial Proposal: Just indicate your rate per day in US Dollars
Applications documents should be submitted on or before _23rd October 2018__ via email to: somconsultant@care.org All applications should include the following;
  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) and updated CV
  • Technical proposal: Which should include
(i) Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished (ii) summary of how you will carry out the training and your proposed contents of the training and methodology (iii) Draft work plan
  • Financial Proposal: Just indicate your rate per day in US Dollars
Applications documents should be submitted on or before _23rd October 2018__ via email to: somconsultant@care.org

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