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11 Sep 2018

Consultancy to conduct a market and Livelihood Analysis for Re-accelerated Action for Jobs and Opportunities (RAJO) project in Guriceel district, Galmugud state

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Consultancy to conduct a market and Livelihood Analysis for Re-accelerated Action for Jobs and Opportunities (RAJO) project in Guriceel district, Galmugud state

  1. About CARE International

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. Its programs go beyond meeting basic needs at the onset of an emergency to helping affected communities recover and rebuild their lives long after the crisis ends. CARE has been assisting communities in Somalia since 1981. CARE has been in Somalia since 1981 with proven record of accomplishment. CARE’s Somali Youth Leadership Initiative (SYLI), funded by USAID, empowered local job-creation effort through Shaqodoon (Somali for Job Seekers) successfully initiated peace-building and national reconciliation efforts, placing youth at the centre of capacity building in efforts active participation in governance institutions,  civil society development and private sector all geared towards access to effective education, livelihood opportunities and increased participation in governance structures for women and youth. Globally, CARE is known for its advocacy work in Gender Equality and Social Inclusive (GESI) programing with various stakeholders – including private sector, public institutions, civil society and beneficiaries.

CARE has been operating in Galmudug with multi-year and holistic programs that included education, livelihoods, durable solutions and humanitarian. With office in south Galkacyo, the organization is accessing main districts such as Galkacyo, dhuusamareebAdado and Guriceel.

  1. Brief overview of the RAJO Project
Project Title Re-accelerated Action for Jobs and Opportunities (RAJO) project in Guriceel district, Galmugud state
Target Federal Member State Galmudug State
Target District Guriceel
Project Period 1st July 2018 – 29 February 2020

Project Goal

Increased stability in Galmudug state of Somalia through increased opportunities for social and economic development.
Project Objective Improve access to relevant and sustainable livelihood opportunities for young women and men in Guriceel at risk of violent extremism and mal-adaptive practices.
Target type Youth and women

The project is youth and livelihood focused, and aims to support 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 in sustainable economic development.The project is good-fit into Federal Government’s National Development (NDP) Strategy, chapter 5, 6, 8 & 10. Further, Galmudug level of efforts for TVET system set-up, community-based safety nets (VSLAs) and Public-Private-Partnership are intended to strengthening district and regional level efforts of the State in economic development, district level inclusive-governance and institutional support address capacity gaps for addressing drivers of conflict and instability.

The project outputs are as follows:

Output 1: Increased equitable access to private sector-led skills development for youth for sustainable and durable livelihood opportunities

Output 2: Improved access to financial services (savings, loans and insurances) and diversified employment opportunities for vulnerable households.

Output 3: Improved community infrastructure through cash for work and increased resilience to the impact of drought for communities.

Assessment Location and Context

Guriceel city is located in central Somalia and it is sixty-three kilometres Southwest of Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region of Somalia. The district has an estimated population around 600,000, high population in the central region. The city and the other neighboring cities and towns who were formerly under the control of Ahlusunawaljama’a are now under the administration of Galmudug state of Somalia after a power sharing deal between Ahlusunawaljama’a and Galmudug state government in late 2017. Like rest of Galmudug state, the district suffered from conflicts, youth unemployment, economic stagnancy and political instability. Approximately 81.5% of the Somali population is under 35 years’ old, which do suffer from high level of un-employment and underemployment. According to PES 2014,[1] only 27% of youth are employed 58% male and 42% female of which the majority of the employed (70%) are in the primary sector that is livelihood, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.  Further, Somalia’s National Development Plan (NDP) targets to reduce vulnerable unemployment from 59% in 2016 t0 50% by 2019. [2]Ahlu-sunnaWal Jama forces are in the forefront against the fight with Al-Shabab. The complex conflict systems coupled with weak institutions rendered a dis-connect on Federal government initiatives and Federal Member State (FMS) in their functional representation and legitimacy in managing conflicts, economic development, social-inclusive governance and the shrinking nature of conducive environment for civil society growth and private sector actor participation in enhancing capable state institutions for stability and transformation, underpinning the state of disadvantaged youth and women in Somalia.  However, efforts of Federal Government and Galmudug state are promising in addressing inter-community conflicts, political stability and governance.

  1. Purpose of assessment

The purpose of the market and livelihood assessment is to holistically assess the status ofyouth employment, market opportunities, entrepreneurship, private sector investments and migration in Galmudug. This assessment will examine potential sectors, identify un-met market demand, and analyze gaps and risks in the TVET and overall employment potential for youth. High-Growth sectors including agriculture, vocational, IT and professional skills will also be part of the review from on-set. The assessment will also look at the stakeholders involved in the TVET sub sector including the markets potentialsin Guriceel, Galmudug. In addition, where possible identify strategic directions to maximize investments and areas of enhanced collaborations with different stakeholders in the TVET sub sector within Galmudug and the neighbouring regions.

Furthermore, the assessment will alsoinclude updated context analysis and similar literature reviews, surveys and studies in Guri-el districts which has similar conditions.

Specific objectives of assessment

  1. To carry out stakeholder analysis and linkages between the different stakeholders and the existing TVET institutions
  2. To assess potential investments opportunitiesforTVET, EBTVET and apprenticeship in Guriceel district considering cost benefit analysis of such investments
  3. To assess the gains and benefits that could accrue from the investments on TVET Centres to the target communities and its relationships to livelihoods including migration, education, medical health care services, communications, social interactions and entertainment, protection and security and increased productivity of the population.
  4. To assessmarketable skills for livelihood diversifications and income generating activities to supplement TVET initiatives. Part of the market assessment should include a GDCA (Gendered District context Analysis) to inform targeting.
  5. To assess the VSLAs and other forms of informal organisations facilitating access to credit. This should include assessmentof all forms of access to finance in the location to identify potential entry points and linkages.
  6. Identify options for the rehabilitationof existing infrastructure throughLabour Intensive Work(LIW)
  7. To analyze existing gaps in the TVET, EBTVET and apprenticeship and overall employment potential for youths.This should also includecapacity assessment of relevant government entities as part of the sustainability plan
  8. To identify strategic directions and make recommendations on how to maximize investments as well as enhanced collaborations with different stakeholders in the TVET sub sector within Galmudug and the neighbouring regions.


  1. Technical approach and methodology

The proposed approach should be consultative using participatory methods and appreciative enquiry. Both qualitative and quantitative data should be collected from primary and secondary sources. Stakeholders should be grouped in clusters of interest groups for the purpose of consultation/assessment. Foreseen clusters should include but not limited to young male, young female, women, business community, local leadership (clan leaders), relevant government departments and politicians, the host community and IDP livelihood structures. In principle, the  methods  of  assessment will  include  stakeholder  analysis,  Focus  Group Discussions, key informant  interviews  and  literature review amongst others.

  1. Work plan

The total number of days for the assignment will be 30 days in a calendar month. The assignment shall start the latest on 25th September 2018.  A detailed inception report including a work planshould be developed and approved by Programme Coordinator before fieldwork.

  1. Expected deliverables


  1. Deliver the assessment report with practical recommendations to CARE within 2 weeks after completion of field work
  2. Two pages executive summary of key findings to assist advocacy with donors and key messages to local authorities.


  1. Required Qualifications

The consultancy firm should have a very strong background on social and development research with particular focus on livelihoods. Specifically, the lead consultant should have the following qualifications:

  1. An Advanced or master in Economics or Development Economics from a recognized institutions and extensive experience livelihoods programming and market analytical skills. Expertise in TVET is an added advantage
  2. Demonstrated work experience in Somalia context.
  3. Fluency in English both orally and in writing
  4. Ability to communicate Somali language would have competitive advantage.


  1. Proposed Budget
  1. The budget should include; fees for the consultants, travel costs, accommodation, visas and detailed well.
  2. CARE will provide; Transport & security cost in the field, venue for the meetings and support arranging relevant meetings required for the consultation with concern stakeholders.


  1. Proposal format

Interested organisations/ consulting firms are required to provide the following details:

  1. Information about the organisation’s background and relevant expertise/experience in similar work experience (max 2 pages);
  2. List of proposed key professional personnel, indicating expected level of effort (attach CVs);
  3. Understanding of the TOR (max 2 pages);
  4. Description of the approach, methodology and work plan for performing the assignment (max 2 pages);
  5. Detailed activity based budget with justification.
  6. Sample of recently written reports for similar assignments (Market assessment and livelihood analysis)
  7. Letters of recommendation.

Failure to submit any of the following shall lead to disqualification

Submission of proposals

The deadline for submitting complete proposals is 17:00 on 20th September 2018. Proposals must be submitted electronically to latest by20th September 2018 withthe Subject lineConsultancy to conduct a market and Livelihood Analysis for Re-accelerated Action for Jobs and Opportunities (RAJO) project in Guriceel district, Galmugud State.

[1]PopulationEstimateSurvey, 2014 UNFPA Somalia

[2] Somalia NationalDevelopment Plan, TowardsRecovery, Democracy and Prosperity 2017-2019

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