Background & Description
  1. The Project

 “Empowered Youth for Employment and Entrepreneurship” ( EYEE) project is a continuation of signature programme of VSO to develop capacities of youth, CSOs, networks and government on resilience, social accountability and SIG. A series of consultations with youth, government line departments, CSOs and private sectors actors will pave way to identify issues, barriers, challenges and pathways for VSO Pakistan advocacy on youth employability. Thus the VSO Pakistan and IC together envision youth employability network for collaborative advocacy, developing linkages with private sectors and policy makers/elected representatives and will initiate policy dialogues at national, provincial and district level of Multan, Muzafargarh, and Islamabad.

 

The project has engaged development partners and government in a comprehensive consultative process for capturing evidences which ultimately contributes towards VSO secured Livelihood signature programme. The interventions primarily focusing on the people first approach. The process included research on youth employability, labor market analyzes in Pakistan exploring gaps, trends and growth factors in labour markets and a national consultative workshop on youth employability and entrepreneurship discovering challenges and way forward. 

IC- VSO Pakistan has initiated a consultation consist of series of meetings with different groups and stakeholders discussions at different venues for designing of workshop format. The workshop planning involves review of policy issues, government initiatives, identifying gaps, potential opportunities and identification of vital issues in employment and entrepreneurship. Possible linkages with the private sectors, prospects of ICT in employment, scaling up of productivity and role of government has sort out.

Two workshops were conducted, one with CSOs, Government Officials and Private Sector to identify issues, problems, barriers and pathways related to collaborative advocacy and another with identified Youth networks including women for capacity appraisal on collaborative advocacy, resilience and social accountability in Multan. In both the workshops.

3 Day Training:

Activity: Strengthening and building capacity of networks to better advocate for social inclusion and hold decision makers to account

Sub-activity 2.1: A 3- day capacity building training with representatives of the youth network(s) , CSOs, Government and Private sector on Resilience & Social Accountability and SIG ( For network, session on leadership, network management and sustainability, referral mechanism )

 

Objective of the training:

  • To enhance the knowledge on Resilience, Social Accountability and SIG concepts
  • To enhance the capacity of youth to raise purposeful voices with Don No Harm approach
  • To understand the youth potential to address the issues of marginalization of socially excluded groups and to shorten the communication gap between Urban and Rural Youth
  • To identify the tools of resilience, social accountability (Right to Information) and social cohesion (For Youth & Stakeholders)
  • To develop the understanding of youth around social accountability framework and mechanism
  • To sensitize participants around social, economic, legal and political dimensions of resilient society especially youth and importance to have positive engagement with concerned stakeholders to ensure social inclusion of marginalized groups of the society
  • What are the constitution & legal rights of a Pakistani citizen, what dose Pakistan Youth Policy have for youth
  • Role and responsibilities of well-informed youth in building a resilient and inclusive accountable governance models
  • Role and responsibilities of CSO, Government and Private Sector in provision to youth with caring relationships, high expectations, and opportunities for meaningful participation, that meet the fundamental developmental needs that must be fulfilled if youth are to become happy and successful.
  • What are the resilience strengths for youth fostered by environment rich protective factors?

Deliverables:

-          Trainer’s Training Manual on above topics in English with reading material and other resources as audio and video in local language.

-          Session plan including the resource material of the session

-          Report of the session with pics and attendance sheet

 

Requirements and Skills

Experience firms or individuals having more than 8 year demonstrable experience in relevant field. Having sufficient and appropriate human resources on all relevant topics are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Interested firms and individuals can submit their sealed technical and financial proposal with CVs of relevant team members. Last date for the proposal submission is 15 January 2018 on

House Number 1043, street 45-B, Sector E- 11/3, Islamabad.

For any queries please contact 0344- 9374014

 

About Organization

Indus Consortium is a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations i.e. Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation. These three organizations have been active since long time mainly responding to natural disasters and other development needs of their respective operational areas along River Indus. These organization adopted an innovative approach to create a joint platform for learning, synergy, evidence based advocacy to address macro level structure causes of development problem on the basis of their field experience and create solidarity among communities living around river Indus and are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.

The joint platform is a manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus River) basin in Pakistan. The Consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their determination to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River.

The concept of a joint forum of various organizations for the holistic socio-economic development of these least served rural, riverine, disaster-prone and marginalized communities was visualized by Doaba Foundation district Muzaffargarh and shared with LHDP in District Badin. This pragmatic and innovate idea got acceptance and proved a step towards joint thinking in 2004. . In 2005 another likeminded organization - HELP Foundation - from povertystricken district of Rajanpur in Punjab, joined the two organizations i. With the association of these three based organizations the thinking firmed up to create a development consortium for improved research and coordination.. For this transitional purpose, another prominent research & development actor - Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) based in Islamabad – became part of the consortium in 2008.

The idea was materialized in the form of establishment of Indus Consortium in 2008. The consortium being a joint platform form aimed to carry out socio-economic, environmental, DRR-centric and rights-based development initiatives primarily in proximity of the banks of historical River Indus in the districts like Thatta, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmor in Sindh province, and Layyah, Jhang, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province. The consortium devised the Terms of Reference (TORs) with the consultation of the three founding organizations at field level work, and with the RDPI for research, collaboration and coordination.

Source: Strategic Planning Document of Indus Consortium (2014-2018)