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|Consultancy Services for Inspection Agency for Training Providers at Herat, Bamyan, Farah, Nimroz, Ghor, Badghisv NATEJA is Italian Government funded project which is implementing by National Skills Development Program (NSDP) at Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD), NATEJA project will focus on increasing access to non-formal technical and vocational training for the unskilled and semi-skilled, young, illiterate, Afghan women and men. This will be achieved by providing them with market relevant practical skills to improve their potential for wage employment and/ or new business development and higher earnings, and building other livelihood skills. The project will also improve labor market outcomes by enhancing the quality of training delivery through performance-linked financial incentives, and will use non-formal training providers and employers to train the unskilled and illiterate individuals.
v The Project Development Objective is “to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training”.
v The specific objective of the Italian fund for NATEJA Project is to enhance and strengthen the program, and increase the number of beneficiaries with a special focus on Western provinces, as well as Bamyan. Activities carried out under the Italian Government bilateral grant will share the same objectives and use all the existing documents and procedures developed for NATEJA project for its implementation.
v Project objectives and expected results will remain the same as the project overall goal will be to increase the potential for employment, and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training.
v An Inspection Agent is sought to be appointed for the Non-formal Approach to Training, Education and jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) project to be implemented by NSDP/MOLSAMD and funded by IDCO. CSFO wishes to be the Inspection Agent. CSFO will conduct the inspection work through a formative monitoring approach using proactive and participators approaches. This will include, but is not limited to
v The training providers will be given monitoring support to better perform their functions in providing non-formal technical and vocational training for the unskilled and semi-skilled, young, illiterate, Afghan women and men. The monitoring process will provide NSDP with data for making on-course corrections and provide handholding support to the training providers.
v The monitoring team will conduct their work in a collaborative manner with the training providers so that it may provide positive support to them to improve their work and not be a faultfinding or “Monitoring Unit”. The monitoring team will create a space where the training providers can discuss the roadblocks faced by them in reaching the targets, convey this to NSDP through adequate reporting so that corrective action may be taken.
v The key objectives of the monitoring process would be:
v Keep track of performance against NSDP’s overall goals (achieve quality and sustainable skill development at scale), provide early view of risks (financial, operational, and social) to enable early mitigation, use the knowledge gained to ensure informed decision-making.
v Identify any course corrections needed, at the
v Partner level (to improve business and social performance) Overall NSDP level (to inform future strategy and partner choices) Support partners in course correction, in a prioritized manner (based on well-defined triggers)
v The National Skills Development Program (NSDP) within the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD), will implement the project.
v The Project has three main components. These and their sub-components are given below:
v Component 1:Improving the Quality of Non-formal Training and the Labor Market Outcomes of Trainees.
v Component 2:Project Management, Capacity Building of MOLSAMD and M&E.
v Component 3:Piloting Entrepreneurship among Unskilled and Illiterate Young Afghans.
v Sub-component 3.1:Encouraging Rural Employment
v Sub-component 3.2: Promoting Entrepreneurship among Afghan Youth