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Announcement for developing national youth strategy for DMoYA

Announcement opening date: 1st –September -2015

Announcement closing date: 20t –September -2015

1.Background

Terms of Reference
Developing National Youth Strategy   
September 2015

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Terms of Reference Developing National Youth Strategy September 2015 - See more at: http://aada.org.af/news_details.php?id=32#sthash.kNmVBxaa.dpuf Sizeable youth populations are both an opportunity and a challenge. Development can be accelerated when the majority of young people in a country are able to make significant contributions to economic, social, and political life in a way that lifts countries out of poverty, ensures greater stability and promotes healthier societies. Alternatively, peace, progress and prosperity are held back when countries are unable to meet the basic needs of their adolescents and youth.

This youthful population age structure provides a window of opportunity for accelerated development. If fertility continues to decline, followed by an increase in the working age populations in the coming decade, the dependency ratio will drop significantly which reduces economic pressure on households. This in turn will enable households to increase investments, in particular in the human capital of their children. In addition, the large working age population creates a huge productive potential for economic growth which could lift millions of Afghans out of poverty (UNFPA, 2014).

Reaching youth potential depends upon their preparation for and participation in development efforts; leveraging investments in young people in order to set the stage for tomorrow’s development outcomes. Young people have increasingly become the focus of development strategies in order to realize the demographic dividend. The time lag between rapid reductions in child and infant mortality and relatively slower declining fertility rates produces a young generational population bulge, often referred to as ‘youth bulge’. Once this large segment of the population enters the productive working age with a continuing decline in fertility rates, the dependency ratio drops dramatically and creates opportunities for accelerated development. However, the demographic dividend is not an automatic process but depends on the right kind of policy environment.  In order to produce a sustained period of economic growth and development, the critical policy areas include public health, including family planning, education as well as employment. Research has shown that interventions for youth are most effective when they involve young people in the design and implementation of youth related policies and strategies. Therefore, youth participation should be a critical part of national youth strategy. - See more at: http://aada.org.af/news_details.php?id=32#sthash.kNmVBxaa.dpuf

Sizeable youth populations are both an opportunity and a challenge. Development can be accelerated when the majority of young people in a country are able to make significant contributions to economic, social, and political life in a way that lifts countries out of poverty, ensures greater stability and promotes healthier societies. Alternatively, peace, progress and prosperity are held back when countries are unable to meet the basic needs of their adolescents and youth. This youthful population age structure provides a window of opportunity for accelerated development. If fertility continues to decline, followed by an increase in the working age populations in the coming decade, the dependency ratio will drop significantly which reduces economic pressure on households. This in turn will enable households to increase investments, in particular in the human capital of their children. In addition, the large working age population creates a huge productive potential for economic growth which could lift millions of Afghans out of poverty (UNFPA, 2014). Reaching youth potential depends upon their preparation for and participation in development efforts; leveraging investments in young people in order to set the stage for tomorrow’s development outcomes. Young people have increasingly become the focus of development strategies in order to realize the demographic dividend. The time lag between rapid reductions in child and infant mortality and relatively slower declining fertility rates produces a young generational population bulge, often referred to as ‘youth bulge’. Once this large segment of the population enters the productive working age with a continuing decline in fertility rates, the dependency ratio drops dramatically and creates opportunities for accelerated development. However, the demographic dividend is not an automatic process but depends on the right kind of policy environment. In order to produce a sustained period of economic growth and development, the critical policy areas include public health, including family planning, education as well as employment. Research has shown that interventions for youth are most effective when they involve young people in the design and implementation of youth related policies and strategies. Therefore, youth participation should be a critical part of national youth strategy.

2. Rational

In Afghanistan 63 per cent of the population of 27 million is below the age of 25 (CSO, 2013) and it will now depend on these targeted and effective policies – and investments to implement the policies – whether this large youth population will be a burden or a driver for sustainable development.

In response, from 2013 to 2014, the Government has developed the country’s first National Youth Policy (endorsed in August 2014). UNFPA who chairs the United Nations Interagency Network on Youth Development in Afghanistan has provided lead technical support in the development of the document.

The objectives of the document are straightforward: Mainstreaming and prioritizing youth issues within the country’s overall development and poverty reduction agenda; increased coordination and cooperation among all stakeholders; promote knowledge building and sharing on youth issues; increase meaningful participation of young people, in particular young women, at all of levels of decision-making processes; and empowerment and capacity building of youth led and youth serving organizations.

The National Youth Policy identifies four areas of youth development which require immediate and targeted action: health, education, employment and participation.

Based on recommendation from the National Youth Policy, five year national youth strategy is expected to be developed. In line with the priority areas as identified in the policy, a consultant was recruited to develop the National Youth Strategy and Action Plan consist of five thematic pillars and initial draft consist of four thematic area is developed which can be used as reference materials for the national youth strategy.

Scope of Work:

1. Review the component of the current draft national youth strategy and plan with a view to develop a more comprehensive strategic document.

2. Develop action plan and road map for accelerating development process of national youth strategy more specifically action plan for employment and sport strategy

3. Develop the employment strategy and action plan in close coordination with the employment working group members.

4. Develop the sport strategy and action plan in close coordination with the sport working group members.

5. Incorporating comments as necessary and finalizing documents accordingly.

6. Validate the draft national youth strategy with key stakeholders.

7. Keep DMoYA and UNFPA abreast of the developments in youth strategy development process.

8. Develop work plan and budget for each intervention areas

9. Work closely with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) and sports entities to determine the communication requirements that must met to support the formulation of the employment and sport strategy;

10. Contribute to facilitate communication and coordination between Technical Committee and Technical Working Groups.

11. Provide detailed documentation of the entire strategy and action plan development process.

12. Critically analyze and synthesize the findings form working group meetings into a model of technical assistance which is sustainable and replicable in Afghanistan;

Deliverable:

• An inception report that describes the methodology how the consultant is going to carry out the assignment.

• Draft report on review of the existing draft strategy

• Draft revised strategy • Report of validation workshop

• Final document of National Youth strategy

3. Budget lines

It is recommended that Consultancy Company will develop the detail budget and then it can be negotiated based on proposal.

4. Project Time

frame The assignment is expected to commence on 30th of September, 2015 and end on 14th November 2015. In view of this consultancy company is expected to submit draft strategy by 05th November and final report of the agreed deliverables by 14th of November 2015.

 

NoItemDescriptionTimeline
1Desk ReviewReview of avaliable strategies of the porposed interventions, document developed by DMOYA DMOYA and emploment strategy/policy from MOLSA.1 Week
2Meetins with differnet stakhodersThe Consultan can meet different people at MoPH,MOE,MOLSA and any Relevent Bodies.1 Weeks
3Developing zero draf of the strategyZero draf can be shared with UNFP and DMOYA and Modified Following Inputs2Weeks
4Presending frist Draft of the strategy to working group meeting Developing first draft and paresending to working group composed of  report and submit to UNFPA office through AADA1 Week
5Final Report Finalayze The Report Edding The Comments.1 Wekks
Specific Milestones for developing national youth

Specific Milestones for developing national youth

Activities/TasksPerson Responsble/Suppot Or Reviwe by RMCDeliverablesDeadLine
1. Inception report(Design)ConsultantReportXxx/xxx/xx
2  Review of the existing draft strategyConsultantReport 
3. Desk review for revising/developing the draft strategyConsultantDraft revise 
4  Propose revise/new  strategic directions, objectives, and plansConsultantYouth Strategy 
5. Consultation with the relevant sectors on youth strategic directionsConsultant  
6. Draft revise national youth strategyConsultant  
7. Facilitate a consultative workshop and present the draft strategy to  the Technical Committee
       and Technical Working Groups as well as the sectors representative 
Consultant  
8. Finalize the National Youth StrategyConsultantFinal Nation Youth Strategy
 5. Annex policy layout

5. Annex policy layout

 

SectionTitleSuggested Length
Cover pageLogo of Government1page
 
Logo of DmoYA
 
National Youth Strategy 2016-2020
Table of ContentTable of Content (Automatic update)1page
Preface 1page
AcknowledgmentAcknowledgment1page
List of Abreviation
List of Abreviation1page
Chapter 1Youth Profile4 Pages Maximum
 Rational for this strategy 
 Vision,Mission,Guiding Principles 
   
Chapter 2Youth Strastegy20-30 Pages Maximum
 Introduction 
 Strategic Direction 1:Health 
 Situation Analysis: The current situation, the current response, gap in response, priority areas 
 Objectives: 
 Key Interventions 
 Plan( key intervention, responsible,Partners,  timeline, budget) 
 Strategic Direction 2: Education  
 Situation Analysis: The current situation, the current response, gap in response, priority areas 
 Objectives: 
 Key Interventions 
 Plan( key intervention, responsible,Partners,  timeline, budget) 
 Strategic Direction 3: Employment 
 Situation Analysis: The current situation, the current response, gap in response, priority areas 
 Objectives: 
 Key Interventions 
 Plan( key intervention, responsible,Partners,  timeline, budget)  
 Strategic Direction 4: Participation 
 Situation Analysis: The current situation, the current response, gap in response, priority areas  
 Objectives: 
 Key Interventions 
 Plan( key intervention, responsible,Partners,  timeline, budget) 
Chapter 3Moniotring and Evaluation Framework of Strategy3-5Pages Max
Chapter 4Strategy Review and Evaluation 
Annexes  
 

6. Writing Style and Structure

The following key points should be considered in report writing.

Page MarginsStandard
Front TileArial 20 Bold, Center
Chapter TileArial 16 Bold, Center
Second level titleArial 14 Bold, Align to right
Thrid Level TileArial 12, bold, align to right
TextArial 11, justify
Intext citationNumeric, MLA
Bibliograpgy/full referenceMLA 6th, Footnote
EOI Submission Guideline:Interested NGOs should submit their quotation  along with proposal to the following address:

AADA Kabul Office:

Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan(AADA), Main Office, Kabul - Afghanistan

House # 1535, street of technic, District # 3 kart-e-Chahar Kabul, Afghanistan.

Email: habib.ghafoory@gmail.com
 Only short-listed NGOs will be called for interview.