Expression of Interest
Consultancy Services to develop a regulatory framework and Implementation Guidelines for operationalizing the workplace learning policy (2015)
1. Background and context
The Rwandan development agenda places a high emphasis on increasing access to and relevance of skills development to improve the employability of Rwandan youth and to make much-needed skills available to enhance the growth of the economy. Sustained economic growth goes hand in hand with increased levels production and productivity.
The process of enhancing production and productivity requires not only capital investments in terms of financial resources and equipment but also a work force that has the skills and attitudes that firms and business entities need to attain their individual firm-specific strategic and operational goals. The required workforce must also have the flexibility to acquire new skills for the new jobs created as a result of changes in the structure of the economy and occupations that may be brought about by rapid global economic and technological changes
In light of the above, therefore, it is imperative for the government to invest in training and skills development to ensure availability of skilled workers and technicians as a key input in the process of increasing production and productivity of their economies. In recognition of the above imperative, coupled with the need to address persistent skills gaps and challenges encountered by employers across all sectors of the economy, the GoR developed a National Employment Program (NEP) and put in place a Work Place Learning (WPL) policy, to ensure that the on-going and future skills development initiatives effectively respond to the requirements of Industry (Labor market).
In the context of the implementing the Workplace Learning Policy, modernizing traditional apprenticeship and institutionalizing formal apprenticeship in the TVET delivery system in Rwanda, requires specific policy and legal framework to guide their operationalization in harmonization with other forms of workplace learning such as internships and industrial attachment as well as skills development in the workplace.
Given the above, GIZ/Eco Emploi in partnership with MIFOTRA is seeking services of a consultancy firm or a team of individual consultants to conduct a deepened assessment of the existing policy and legal framework and best practices from ongoing pilots to advise on how best to operationalize all forms of workplace learning in Rwanda.
2. Objective of the assignment
The main objective of this assignment is to conduct a deepened assessment of the existing policy and legal framework that regulates activities related to workplace learning in Rwanda and based on the results prepare a comprehensive legal framework that supports and promotes the operationalization of the different types of workplace learning as listed in the Workplace Learning Policy from 2015.
2.1 Specific objectives
Specifically, the assignment seeks to:
(i) Conduct an assessment of the existing policy and legal framework and the ongoing pilots and prepare a report clearly identifying existing gaps, best practices and a set of proposed recommendations for nationwide roll-out of all types of workplace learning;
(ii) Prepare legal framework and implementation guidelines for all forms of workplace learning in Rwanda.
3. Scope and tasks to be accomplished
The scope of services to be offered by the team of consultants shall include:
4. Expected outcome
The expected outcome of this assignment is an assessment of the policy and legal framework with clearly reflecting gaps and a set of recommendations to close them, and a proposed regulatory framework of workplace learning and a proposed document with implementation guidelines for the operationalization of workplace learning in Rwanda;
5. Expected Deliverables
6. Qualification of the firm
A team of individual consultants or a consultancy firm undertaking this assignment should have staff with experience in policy development, policy implementation, and elaboration of legal instruments in Rwanda. Experience in other countries on such topics is an added advantage. Preferably a team of consultants should be deployed on this assignment with experience in the below areas:
This consultancy is for a maximum period of 60 working days.
The consulting firm or consultant’s report directly to GIZ. They will receive guidance from the Private Sector Engagement Taskforce established at the TVET Strategic Planning retreat in January 2019 to provide relevant technical inputs.
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Qualified and interested candidates are hereby requested to apply. The application should contain the following:
Please submit your offers documents in separated envelopes (1 for technical offer and 1 for the financial offer) until latest Friday, 07 June 2019 at 4:00 pm, at the front desk of
GIZ – Kigali Office
KN 41Ave, N° 17 – Kiyovu
B.P 59 Kigali – Rwanda