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Documentation of Human Interest Stories – Welding Skills Training


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Country: Kenya
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021


Kenya maintains an open door policy to refugee movements and is the fifth largest asylum country in Africa. Since 2017, the country has been one of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) pilot countries and a major stakeholder in the regional response to the refugee situations. The framework promotes inclusion of refugees in socio-economic development of the hosting areas and a more integrated approach to addressing the challenges of refugee hosting and management. Refugees are mostly located in camps and settlements in Dadaab and Kakuma, accounting for 44 and 40 per cent of the refugees in the entire country. **

In response to this context, UNICEF, UNHCR, ILO, IFC and the World Bank, in collaboration with and supported by the Government of the Netherlands, have developed a joint and fully integrated approach to respond to the forced displacement situation in the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa by joining efforts towards a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises through the involvement of development actors and approaches. **

The Partnership aims to help transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises - and in particular: (1 ) to enhance the enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (to mitigate their plight during years of exile and to best prepare them for their return); (2) to enhance access to education and child protection for vulnerable children on the move; and (3) to strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development that also benefits forcibly displaced persons. **

One of ILO’s deliverables within the partnership is to ensure host communities and refugees skills are strengthened and recognized to enhance employability. This is linked to the project deliverables as illustrated below:- **

PROSPECTS Project Outcome: 02: Needs-based education and skills learning architecture strengthened

Project output*:* 02.02 Host communities and refugees skills are recognized and strengthened to enhance employability in Turkana and Garissa Counties

Project activity: 02.02.01 Support skills development and work place based learning in welding for host and refugee communities in partnership with local TVETs and private sector in Turkana and Garissa Counties

Welding Skill Dual Learning Programme

The welding skills training targets both refugees and host communities, who have been selected through a competitive recruitment process. 70 Youth from Turkana and Garissa Counties have been recruited to participate in the program. The specialized welding skills program embraces a dual learning approach; this enables the trainees to benefit from comprehensive knowledge of their field of study and careers obtained through on the job and off the job training at the institution, thereby providing great potential for innovation, growth and future career progression as they earn a recognizable qualification. The fact that the training is jointly pursued between employers and training providers makes it more attractive as it strengthens the partnership between supply and demand needed to boost transition from training to employment. The Centre based learning is offered by the inst East African Institute of Welding (EAIW) while the Kenya association of manufacturers (KAM) provides workplace learning through their affiliate industry members.

Scope of Work

As part of the implementation process, 70 youth from Turkana and Garissa County have been recruited and are already undergoing the Institutional-learning component of the programme at the EAIW.

Specifically, the purpose of this assignment is to help the ILO document human-interest stories at this initial stage of training that elicits the trainee’s expectation of the programme, the challenges they foresee and how better the programme will serve their interest. These stories will also be shared on ILO’s social media pages, websites and the The ILO Voices .

The assignment outputs include-

(i) Development of video scripts and guiding interview questions

(ii) Shooting/ recording of at least Six video clips (human-interest stories) 3Refugee and 3 host community with gender balance.**

(iii) Professionally edited video clips with subtitles (English/Swahili) that last 3-5 minutes **

(iv) Pictorial video documenting the training process- 2 minutes (with voice over/narration)**

(v) A short article of the same with pictorials **


The selected vendor will work closely with the PROSPECTS team with technical support from PROSPECTS HQ communication focal. The vendor will be supervised by the ILO Chief Technical Advisor.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their expression of interest including a company/individual profile, financial proposal and clips/ links to video of previous works done in similar assignments to E- mail: nboprocurement@ilo.org to reach no later than 5.00 P.M. on Wednesday 10th February 2021, Quoting “**PROSPECTS: D**ocumentation of Welding skill human interest Stories”**

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