Term of Reference (ToR) Service provider for training of screeners on the standardized training toolkit

at First Consult Plc
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 31, 2020
Category Consultancy
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



As Ethiopia aspires to reach middle-income status by 2025, the country is investing heavily in building and operationalizing Industrial Parks (IPs) with the expectation that IPs will help drive structural transformation and export-led economic growth. While IPs are expected to create highly-productive and decent jobs for its young population, the process is not automatic for acquisition of industrial skills and create viable jobs in a relatively short time.

With over 25 Industrial Parks planned within the next years, there will be high labour demand created for direct jobs within IPs by FDI. These FDIs have been attracted to Ethiopia, amongst other things, by the investment incentives and the competitively priced labour force. This provides the opportunity to create the much-needed jobs for the relatively low skilled and young labour force along with technical and soft skills training. If this is carried out successfully, it means growing Ethiopia’s labour force into the next ladder that is trained young people with economic means.


First Consult (FC)/Development Alternative Inc (DAI) is contracted to provide management and technical support services to Mastercard Foundation under the BRIDGES programme to support the creation of close to 600,000 youth jobs (80% women) and 15,000 MSMEs, with 300,000 unemployed youth trained through supporting IP job creation initiative and market linkage between IPs and MSMEs.

The BRIDGES Programme will address two fundamental, immediate and complementary challenges to unlock the potential for job creation within IPs and their surrounding ecosystem. (1) Making the industrial workforce markets work, which through the Enterprise Partners Programme, First Consult/DAI have successfully piloted in a few industrial parks and is now ripe for scale-up. (2) Making the IP business linkages (MSME) markets work to enhance domestic manufacturing value-added (MVA) for every given dollar of export. This will be done by substituting the currently-heavy import-dependent operations – itself a constraint on the factories - via local suppliers (MSMEs) in a number of ways.


Objective to hire a firm: The objective of this assignment is to identify a firm that has a capacity to deliver a sourcing and screening training using a developed and standardized training toolkit. The firm is expected to deliver the training for Woreda and zonal screeners around different localities where Industrial Parks are located (Maximum of 10 Industrial Park across Ethiopia). 

You can get full details of the TOR from the below link

TOR Training of Screeners - V1.docx

Job Requirements


  • Firm experience of 5 years in such types of trainings, with experience in soft skill and life skill training for adults.  Capacity of staff in number of trainers and capacity of staff in ability to train in three languages (Amharic, Tigrigna and Affan Oromo).

Job Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience working as a communication partner for development projects, similar in nature and level of complexity as First Consult.
  • Experience in training with dynamic curriculum and different languages specifically (Amharic, Tigrigna and Affan Oromo)

Essential Competencies

  • Staff with advanced skills in curriculum development and training in industrial orientation materials.
  • Advanced skills working with multi lingual adult trainees.
  • Advanced skill in working with foreigners, fluency in English and communication skills


Applying Instructions

The Offeror shall prepare both the “Technical” and “Financial” Proposal. The cover letter of proposal should mention how they come to know of the Request for Proposal either through website or other means. There are two option of application.

1.       Soft copy (Online) Application

Applicants should email their proposal (both technical and financial) to bids2@firstconsultet.com with the relevant information detailed in proposal structure section below under annex 1. The subject of the email should say “Training of Screeners, Bridges Project”.

2.       Hard copy (Paper) Application

The Offeror shall seal the Proposal in one outer and two inner envelopes, as detailed below.

(a) The outer envelope shall be: Addressed to-

First Consult PLC/BRIDGES

KT12 Tower, 6th floor, Kirkos Sub-city, Ethio-China Road

Phone: +251-114 401 473

Fax: +251-114 403 649

P.O.Box  123385

and, marked with – “RFP Reference: Training of Screeners, Bridges Project”

(b) The 2 inner envelopes shall indicate the name and address of the Offeror and should be clearly marked with “Technical Proposal” and “Financial Proposal” with the relevant information detailed in proposal structure section below under annex 1.

In summary, there will be one separate sealed envelope for the Technical Proposal including all required legal documents and one separate sealed envelope for the Financial Proposal only.

3.       Deadline for submission of proposals

Proposals must be received by First Consult office/emailed at the address specified above no later than 5:00 PM on 10th April, 2020.

For any queries relating to this assignment please contact Ekram Mohammed via emohammed@firstconsultet.com till April 8, 2020.

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