MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS Youth Opportunities Project (YOP)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
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YOP REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

REPUBLIC OF LLIBERIA

MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

Youth Opportunities Project (YOP)

Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex

Paynesville – Liberia

Email: mysyop@gmail.com                                                             Tel: (+231) 077864225 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

REFERENCE NO: LR-MOYS-220491-CS-INDV

PROJECT ID: P146827, CREDIT NO: 5621-LR

BACKGROUND

The Government of Liberia, with support from the World Bank, is implementing a Youth Opportunities Project (YOP). The initial Project Development Objective (PDO) was to improve access to income generation opportunities for targeted youth and strengthen the Government’s capacity to implement its cash transfer program. The 5-year project comprises of four major components namely: i) Pre-employment Social Support and Household Enterprises for Urban Youth; ii) Productive Public Works and Life Skills Support; iii) Capacity and Systems Building for Cash Transfers; and iv) Project Implementation and Coordination. During the first phase of implementation, the project was implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS); Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP); and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).

In April of 2019, the project went through a mid-term review and was subsequently restructured to reflect reality on the ground. During the restructure, the names of some components’ were changed. Household Enterprises for Urban Youth was changed to Small Business Support (SBS), and Productive Public Work and Life Skills Support was also changed to Community Livelihood and Agriculture Support (CLAS). Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the project was again restructured in January 2021. The Project comes to an end on June 30, 2021 thereby necessitating the conduct of an Implementation Completion Report (ICR).

Position:   Implementation Completion Report Consultant

Location:   Monrovia, Liberia

Duration: This assignment is for 4 months.

Objectives of the Assignment:

The objective of this assignment is to undertake an independent assessment of the overall performance of the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP). The evaluation will cover the entire life of the Project (September 2016-June 2021).

The Ministry of Youth and Sports now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest to provide the service. Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be obtained from the following addresses: https://www.yopliberia.com, https://www.facebook.com/yopliberia, Twitter: @LiberiaYop

Shortlisting Criteria

In minimum, the ICR Consultant must have the following educational and professional qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in education, social science, management or equivalent professional; experience, including monitoring and evaluation;

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in conducting evaluations of youth development projects;

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection; and

  • Knowledge of issues that youth beneficiaries on social protection projects face within the context of Liberia

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Applicable Guidelines

The Applicable guideline for this recruitment is: World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrows dated July 2016, revised November 2020. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.33 of these Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Interested persons may obtain further information at the address given below.

How to apply for this consultancy

Interested candidates should address application letters including CVs with at least 3 references to the Office of the National Program Coordinator, Youth Opportunities Project, LACE Office Building, Capitol Hill, Monrovia or email applications, CVs and references to jhbengu@yopliberia.com and cc: monasser2002@yopliberia.com & kmawolo@yopliberia.com. using “ICR” as subject of the email. Deadline for application is March 16, 2021

Address for further information

Koiyan Mawolo, Procurement Specialist

LACE Office Building-Capitol Hill

Tel No.: 0777027610/0886373589/ 0880649622

Email: kmawolo@yopliberia.com