Request for Proposal (RFP) at SOS Children's Villages

Posted by Future on Thu 10th Mar, 2022 -

SOS Children's Villages invites qualified training service providers to tender proposals for the following works:

SOS Children's Villages is a non-governmental social development organization that works in 137 countries and territories to find the most appropriate response to the situation of children without parental care and those at risk of losing parental care. This, we uniquely do by providing enabling family environment with practical support over the long term, so that each child can develop resilient relationships to face life's challenges.

Since 1973, we have been active in Nigeria, with a presence across the country in Lagos, Ogun, Plateau, Oyo, Kaduna, Borno and Edo states as well as the Federal Capital Territory. Our care solutions include Alternative Care for Children, Family Strengthening, Youth Development, Advocacy and Emergency Response.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Provision of Training Services for the Youth Empowerment through Skills Development (YETSD) project, in Edo State, Nigeria.

Overview of the Project

SOS Children's Villages in Nigeria in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH is implementing a Youth Empowerment through Skills Development (YETSD) project in Edo State, Nigeria. The project will facilitate short-term, non-formal technical and soft skills training for young people. These training programmes will help close specific technical- or soft-skills gaps that, once acquired will enable the beneficiary to quickly take up self-employment or wage employment.

The target for this will be 500 vulnerable persons between ages 15-35 years and returnees in selected sectors of the economy. It is believed that creating these pathways for employability through skills development, as well as supporting them with the right equipment to start a business would go a long way in curbing the high rate of unemployment in the state.

Scope of Work
The Project seeks qualified training service providers to facilitate the different training components of the project. Details of the training components are highlighted in the table below:

Training Type Description Duration
Soft and Social Skills for 500 youths (30-50% female) The skill here will be those skills that are not tied to one specific job but are general characteristics of helping the youth thrive in the batch workplace or business environment. These skills will help them stand out as high performers and are able to improve their businesses, communicate well, manage time Not less than one week for each
Short term Training for 500 youths (30-50% female) Short-term-trainings usually have a duration between a few days up to 6 months. This training aims at quickly closing a specific technical- or soft-skills gap that, once the skills are acquired, enable the beneficiary to quickly take up self-employment or wage employment. Hence, short-term-training is considered an instrument to quickly increase basic employability or business improvement skills Not less than 2 weeks
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for 130 youths (50% female) The training will help young people improve their entrepreneurship skill and are supported to start up or improve their trade/vocations. This training will help them to develop business plans to help improve their businesses to the 8 weeks next level. This will include also business incubation for 30 of the best youths Not less than 8 weeks per batch. Business incubation not less than 8 weeks
Digital Skills Training for 50 youths (50% female) The training will help the youths to meet up the current technical skills demand of the labour market through a robust training curriculum, facilitation and content delivery. Examples of the types of courses will include; Coding. Graphics Design, Search Engine Optimization, Social media marketing, Data Analytics etc. Between 8-16-week period
Job or internship placement for 100 youths (50% Female) Support for 100 of these youth who opt for paid employment to get job experience through an internship or support to get a decent job. Internship programme of not less than 2 months

General Requirement to the Bid/Requested Proposal Information
To be considered, interested organizations should submit their Expression of Interest including the following information, in one document:
  • A technical proposal showing your firm's services and experience in offering required training programmes and job placement linkages
  • The technical proposal will contain training course outline, timelines, implementation plan and techniques
  • Financial proposal
  • Company profile
  • The names and contact information for other similar-sized clients that have been serviced by your firm.
Evaluation of Proposal
All proposals received (Technical and financial proposals) will be evaluated based on the requested proposal information and on cost-vs-benefits basis.

Application Closing Date
4:00pm Thursday, 17th March, 2022.

Submission of Proposal
Proposals in response to this RFP should be addressed to the contact information below and emailed as one document to:
The National Director,
SOS Children's Villages Nigeria,
298 Haile Selassie Street,
F.C.T - Abuja.

Please Note
  • Note that submission of false information will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • SOS Children's Villages Nigeria reserves the right to accept or reject any application without giving any reasons.
  • Applications received after the deadline specified for submission may be rejected and disqualified.