CALL FOR CONSULTANCY: Employability Skills Training

at VSO Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa and Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 18, 2020
Category Consultancy
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



The labor market assessment which VSO Ethiopia has conducted recently has identified a list of potential employers and the readiness of potential employees in Addis Ababa and Assosa. The assessment report also indicated the need to support potential employees in various regions of the Country. In this regard a quick assessment and mapping of potential employers and employees is being carried out to inform our program with the tangible information on the ground. As part of this initiative the program has a plan to support identified vulnerable youth for skills building and employment


The program has identified vulnerable youth that will be supported through skills building and employment services. In this regard the service of the consultant is required to provide employability skills training for the 75 vulnerable youth for skills building and employment. This will be made along our new project (NRC/NORAD). Youth will be enrolled starting the third week of September. VSO Ethiopia will arrange the training venue and associated services.

As formal education and training institutions are currently closed due to COVID-19 in Ethiopia, physical enrollment of youth may not be possible. But the team will closely work with local partners to facilitate safe enrollment or consider other options such as virtual training. Hence, this support is to assure that the youth are ready to be enrolled in the forthcoming season to their preferred technical training options.

Location and Duration

The training program which will have a three days duration will be conducted in Assosa town in as soon as possible in the month of September 2020.

Reporting / Working relationship

The consultant is expected to work with VSO Ethiopia’s Technical Lead: Livelihoods and Youth.

Job Requirements

Experts Profile or Expertise Required

  • The consultant is expected to have at least five years relevant experience in facilitating skills training for youth employability or related activities and a post graduate qualification in social sciences, economics and livelihoods or related discipline.


Applying Instructions

Interested consultants are requested to send their proposal which include the following via e-mail to and

Capability statement detailing suitability for the assignment, similar assignments done within the past 12 months & references for the same, CVs of the consultant/s

Training service fee/budget proposal

For any inquiries regarding this contract can be sent to

The closing date for submission of proposals is September 20, 2020  

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