Ethiopia Youth Labor Market Assessment

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Ethiopia Youth Labor Market Assessment

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World Vision Inc.



WV has been awarded a grant to implement a USAID funded Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) to Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience (SPIR). The SPIR DFSA was collaboratively designed and developed with five implementing partners drawing upon lessons and experiences of past programming of involved organizations. One of the outcomes of this project is Improved incomes and Women and youth empowerment. In line with this, WV has planned to conduct a youth labor market assessment with emphasis on livelihood options already identified in each woreda by government actors (PSNP and youth bureaus) and explore further the needs and capacities of youth and the market for these choices, including a stronger analysis on the viability and adaptability of the options under the constantly strained climate, availability of skills and support services (training, extension service, finance, markets/private actors, options for value addition, etc.).


1. Comprehensive labor market assessment report for SPIR implementing woredas using reporting template, that includes:

a. Woreda level analysis of specific market opportunities for male and female youth (in PSNP 4 households) as well as key entry points for best engagement and participation of the youth for these opportunities.

b. Analysis of the income potential for the identified employment and self-employment opportunities;

c. Analysis of barrier to entry and/or growth for identified opportunities and potential intervention to address these;

d. Analysis of institutional gaps of agencies working for youth economic empowerment (specifically bureau of youth and sports, Employment Creation unit in Bureau of Agriculture and MFIs) and potential SPIR intervention to address these gaps and the costs;

e. Detailed analysis of skill requirements by sector/employment/self-employment category for PSNP youth beneficiaries in specific woredas;

f. Detailed analysis of existing training/ workforce development service providers capacities and required skill sets for PSNP youth beneficiaries in specific woredas including the cost per participant;

g. Recommendation for potential training providers and private sector partnerships for the selected opportunities including costs;

h. Specific recommendations on market opportunities suitable for female youth who are PSNP beneficiaries;

i. Recommendations on life skill training contents and/or existing resources (including different models and approaches SPIR partner organizations have experience implementing);

j. Recommendation on potential pathways for youth in PSNP households to access the identified market opportunities, including potential use of ICT including costs and potential to graduate from PSNP.

2. Share the report findings to internal and external stakeholders either in workshops or other formats (at least one internal workshop (project level) and may be another one for wider audience including the USAID.


• A very good understanding of labor laws, education policies and youth programs in Ethiopia or similar context; 

• A good understanding of contemporary issues and innovations in youth development and engagement;

• Advanced degree in economics, vocational training, and rural livelihoods area; 

• Previous work with USAID funded or other large multilateral donor funded youth employment program will be an advantage


Please note that responses received without the information below will not be considered.

• Contact information (full name and address, country, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, website and contact person)

• Brief presentation of your company including number of staff and years in business

• What makes your company qualified for this procurement?

• Reference list demonstrating your qualifications for participating in this possible upcoming bidding process

Application Instructions

WV invites consultant capable of providing the services stated under section 3 their EOIs. In order to be considered as a potential supplier, interested enterprises should submit their Expression of Interest including the below information Daniel Assefa at with copy to Buck Bradshaw at