Rapid Labour Market Assessment – Disability Inclusion Consultancy

Flexible/Zambia, Consultancy

Rapid Labour Market Assessment – Disability Inclusion Consultancy
Anticipated Timeframe:  Circa 20 working days
Location: Flexible/Zambia
Sightsavers is an international development organisation preventing avoidable blindness and promoting disability rights. With the headquarters based in United Kingdom, we work in more than 30 countries alongside government institutions, bilateral, civil society organisations and private sector to sustainably impact our beneficiaries and their communities.
Background
Over the past four years, we have significantly invested in implementing disability inclusive programmes, with focus on inclusive economic empowerment in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh, as well as producing labour market assessment for each of these countries.
While we plan to scale out, in line with our social inclusion strategy, it is our approach to consistently generate contextual analysis that inform our programme design and considerably strengthen our funding proposal.
It is against this background we therefore call for expression of interest to conduct a labour market assessment that provides us with situational analysis on disability inclusive economic landscape in Zambia.
Services:
The assessment will:

analyse secondary sources of data on labour market participation and employment, identify sectors which have the greatest potential for inclusive employment (versus those with have more of a relevance to economic growth), key labour market system stakeholders and relevant labour market governance.
gather primary sources of data from employers on barriers to inclusive employment, jobseekers/entrepreneurs (job creators) with disabilities to better understand aspirations, barriers and vulnerabilities in employment, and other stakeholders on labour market gaps/opportunities which we necessarily need to consider in programmes.
make informed conclusions on where an employment programme (including self-employment) should focus on in the country context and what approach is needed in achieving it.

Specification/Timeline
The consultant is expected to conduct:
Phase 1 (3days) – Desk review of relevant secondary data and document
Phase 2 (2days) – Development of inception report including data collection tools
Phase 3 (10 days) – FGDs and KIIs with relevant stakeholders
Phase 4 (5days) – Analysis, report writing and recommendation.
Consultants with a proven track record in the above will be procured to undertake the project through an expression of interest process.
Full details of the project, Scope of Work, Outputs/ Deliverables and budgets can be found within the attached  ToRs
How to express your interest:
To express your interest to undertake this assignment, please read the complete  ToR, complete our Expression of Interest (EoI) and  Budget Template  which can be found via the  Application Link by 2 May 2022
Interested bidders are also requested to include an example of previous similar work.
We anticipate interviews will be conducted early May 2022.
Expressions of interest (EoIs) should only be made using the forms provided.
As an equal opportunity Employer, we actively encourage EoI’s from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply