Request for proposal
The NEXT ECONOMY PROGRAMME EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING AND INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
SOS is an independent, non-governmental, non-political, social development organization which focuses on the child’s development into a self-supporting and contributing member of society. Recognizing the role of the child in his/her own development, as well as the role of his/her family, community, state and other service providers, we work together with all relevant stakeholders to find the most appropriate response to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care and those without parental care. In Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages (SOS CV Nigeria) has been active since 1973 and has presence in Lagos, Ogun State, Abuja, Plateau State, Oyo State, Kaduna State, Borno State and Edo State. Over the past years, we have provided quality child care and protection to orphaned and abandoned children that grow up in SOS Children’ Villages Alternative Care and Family Strengthening Programmes.
Purpose and Scope of the Initiative
The Next Economy Programme – ‘’How African Youths Make It Work’’; empowers Nigerian youths to unleash their talents, build their confidence and hone the skills the need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur. The programme is designed to accommodate the diverse ambitions of young people in Nigeria who are entering the labor market.
With the help of the programme, young people will gain particular crosscutting professional skills, which are lacking in most of the higher institutions of learning curricula. The service provider will design the training curricula. The training curriculum defines the content of the training program.
The Next Economy Programme, is targeted at vulnerable young people in Nigeria. The activities generally target young people between the ages of 18 and 35, who are graduates, and are in need of the required skills for an effective career in the workplace.
The employability skills training component of the Next Economy Programme in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria, is aimed to prepare youths in skills that meet the demands of the local labour market and to guide them through internships to a ‘decent job’.
In view of this, SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria is seeking highly experienced and qualified training professionals to facilitate a 2-week training on employability skills for selected participants, as well as facilitate the placement and linkages of participants who successfully complete the employability trajectory into internship positions and ensure they secure decent jobs.
The proposed training will tackle topics related to soft skills, interpersonal and management skills that will include but not limited to Positive Thinking, Effective Communication Skills, Corporate Communication, Effective Presentation Skills, Personal Branding, Team Building and Team Work, Excellence in Service, CV Writing, Interview Skills, Business Writing, Developing Intrapreneurial Spirit, Workplace Ethics and Etiquette, Financial Literacy, Budget Management, Organizations Policies and Procedure, ICT Skills and Project Management Skills for Beginners.
The training provider will follow a demand driven skill-building and experience-sharing approach to be effective, innovative, exciting and flexible for the participants.
The training provider will utilize measurement and evaluation systems that are unique to encourage deeper involvement of participants.
Note: Each training module will consist of introductory remarks, learning objectives, concepts, definitions, activities and exercises.
Interested training providers will be expected to be,
General Terms and Conditions
While it is the responsibility of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria to select the training participants, the training provider will be responsible for coordinating and training. Therefore, SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria reserves the right to extend, reduce, or terminate the contract and/or suspend payments if the training provider does not perform according to the RFP in its entirety.
Submission of Proposals
All RFPs received will be assessed based on relevance (efficient and effective responsiveness) to the call and should not be more than five (5) pages, with the Reference Code: “SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria – Next Economy Programme Employability Skills Training Proposal – (relevant component of initiative) should be indicated on the application and mailed to;
The National Director,
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
29B, Hallie Selassie St., Asokoro,
PMB 08, Area 10, General Post Office, Garki
Deadline for submission
The proposal has to be received on or before 5pm, March 11th, 20201. Proposals received after the deadline will be not be considered.