CAP Youth Empowerment Institute
Consultancy for Designing Enhanced Entrepreneurship Program
Background: CAP Youth Empowerment Institute (CAP YEI) is a Kenyan NGO established in 2010 with the mandate of providing employability skills training and support to marginalized Kenyan youth.
This is done through the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model, which was developed by CAP Foundation.
This dynamic, demand-driven market-based model has been successfully applied in more than 10 countries in Asia and Africa, benefiting over 200,000 youth.
In 2015, the model was voted one of the leading models for youth skills training Africa following a continent-wide competition organized by the Africa Union.
Using the BEST model, CAP YEI aims to provide basic work entry level skills for disadvantaged youth in Kenya with particular focus on the poor and other vulnerable youth who may not have any opportunity to continue with higher education and training.
CAP YEI targets youth for obvious reasons:
(i) to help reduce their vulnerability to participate and involve others in extremism and violent crime;
(ii) support government policy to create employment and achieve its 2030 blue print.
The basic approach used to address (ii) is by facilitating the youth to access promising labor market oriented opportunities, savings, and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.
To ensure countrywide youth support, CAP YEI has also extended its focus from previous demonstration and replication training centers to broader approach through empowering TVETs and Vocational Training Centres to increase the outreach of the program by creating local applying some of the principles of the BEST model.
The aim is to build capacity by integrating the most successful elements of the BEST model into the TVET curriculum and processes and this way support the application of the Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) framework of the government.
To deliver its programs CAP YEI has now established a nationwide network comprising 20 training centers and over 1500 employer, business and mentor partners.
CAP YEI is also working with 46 VTC partners under the capacity building component and intends to expand this to 100 partner VTC’s.
The organization has also helped the start 600 youth micro businesses across the country and plans to expand this number to 4000 over five years
I. Consultant: CAP YEI seeks the services of a suitable consultant to help set up the platform for planned growth of the Entrepreneurship component, starting with the design of a post BEST training curriculum.
- Design a curriculum for youth entrepreneurship level 2 (post BEST) as well the tools for its delivery and work with CAP YEI to implement it. This should provide a seamless link with BEST and seek to address challenges of business growth including identified in the past including through the Metropal credit rating evaluation, AGPO pilot, UMN reports and others.
- Design a process for the flexible delivery of the training through institutional, digital/electronic and other distance means
- Carry out a TOT for level 2 training and deliver it to at least 15 CAP YEI staff.
- Analyze the report on credit rating carried out by Metropal and design and deliver a follow up training for at least 30 youth business leaders to help them upgrade.
- Provide market linkages for 20 select youth entrepreneurs in resale, agriculture, services, government contracting etc.
- Draft post BEST training curriculum for entrepreneurship
- Written proposal for flexible delivery
- 15 staff trained to deliver curriculum
- One workshop, 30 youth business leaders trained to upgrade credit score
- 20 youth led businesses linked to market opportunities
IV. Time frame: February to May 2017.
V. How to Apply:
Interested consultants are request to send their indication of interest providing a summary of their suitability for the work to: [email protected] by 15th January 2017.
Shortlisted individuals will receive further information to prepare a technical and finance proposal.