The IKEA Foundation is partnering with YBI to foster thriving, youth-led businesses in India and Bangladesh that create jobs and boost the local economy. The Accelerating Youth-Led Businesses in the Digital Era Programme began in August 2019 and runs for three years. It is being delivered by YBI members B’YEAH in Bangladesh and BYST in India and will equip 3,200 young people with entrepreneurship skills and support 2,500 new and existing businesses to expand and grow their revenue.
As part of the programme, YBI will support the promotion of decent work among the target youth-led businesses. “Decent work” is defined by the ILO as “productive work for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity”. It involves opportunities for work that: is productive and delivers a fair income; provides security in the workplace and social protection for workers and their families; offers prospects for personal development and encourages social integration; gives people the freedom to express their concerns, to organise and to participate in decisions that affect their lives; and guarantees equal opportunities and equal treatment for all.
We are seeking a Consultant/Consultancy Team to develop practical guidance (i.e. training curriculum, supporting resources) to support YBI’s members to integrate decent work principles and standards into their training and support for youth-led micro, small and medium enterprises. This will promote workplaces that are productive, deliver a fair income and provide safety and security in the workplace and social protection for both men and women. It is hoped that the guidance will also offer useful learning and insight for the wider YBI network.
The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda clearly articulates that women should have full employment rights. Ensuring that the particular needs of female employees are addressed must be highlighted in the guidance.
The overall aim of this consultancy is to develop practical guidance for YBI members in India and Bangladesh so that they can better support the promotion of decent work across the youth-led micro, small and medium businesses that they support. We anticipate that the guidance will be structured as a training curriculum with supporting resources. However, this will be explored and finalised through the research phase.
Specific objectives are to:
The primary audiences for the practical guidance are YBI members BYST and BYEAH. The secondary audiences are YBI’s broader network of practitioners and the YBI Network Team. BYST and B’YEAH will use the guidance to integrate decent work principles and practices into their current training services. The Network Team will use the research to guide network-wide strategy and services.
All outputs must be delivered by 30 November 2020. Please view the Terms of Reference for an indicative timeline, key activities and deliverables.
Please note that the successful Consultant/Consultancy Team must have both the research and the training expertise required to deliver successfully on this ToR.
The Consultant/Consultancy Team should possess:
Proposals must be submitted in English to email@example.com by 18:00 (BST) on 14th July 2020.
Proposals must include:
Proposals will be reviewed by YBI’s Network Team, and the process may include a short phone call or interview. For an informal discussion, please contact Emilia McElvenney: firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply