Scope of Work: Skills for Tomorrow for Libyan Youth
AMIDEAST seeks an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant (or consortium of Consultants) to collect and analyze data for a baseline, mid-term, and final impact evaluation of the newly launched Skills for Tomorrow for Libyan Youth project from January 2020 – September 2021.
With the support of the US Department of State, AMIDEAST is proud to launch the Skills for Tomorrow, a two-year program which will encompass 430 hours of training delivered over 20 months: 320 hours of English Language training, 20 hours of Youth Empowerment training, 50 hours of Computer Skills training, and 40 hours of Leadership & Community Engagement training. 20 of the 320 English Language hours and 20 of the 40 Leadership & Community Engagement hours will be delivered by AMIDEAST at a Summer Camp in Tunisia. The remaining 390 hours will be delivered in Libya.
The target group of youth is 105 high-achieving 13-15 year old students with at least an A2 English proficiency in 7 regions (15 students per region): Tripoli, Jalu, Al Baydah, Sebha, Misrata, Yefren, and Gharyan. They will be recruited from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Libya and must demonstrate financial need. At least 50% of all participants will be girls.
The goals of this program are the following:
To improve students’ English language proficiency, leading to new opportunities and personal growth.
To improve the computer skills needed by students to explore, obtain, and succeed at new opportunities.
To expand students’ knowledge about scholarship and exchange programs.
To raise students’ confidence about making personal choices.
To expand students’ individual horizons and aspirations, as well as broaden their understanding of community and identity.
Monitoring & Evaluation Approach & Tools:
The primary M&E indicators and tools are outlined in the table below. The Consultant(s) will be responsible for designing tools and collecting data pertaining to Objectives 3 and 5. Other objectives will be monitored by Coordinators in each of the 7 regions.
Project Objective 1: Improve English Language proficiency of Libyan youth in seven regions
Short- Term Outcomes
Participants will achieve at least a B2 level of EL (upper-intermediate, per the CEFR).
1.1: % Students improved to B2 from their baselines
Periodic assessment based on consistent assessment criteria
Baseline Evaluation: Scores on TOEFL Junior
Endline Evaluation: Scores on TOEFL Junior
Project Objective 2: Improve computer skills of Libyan youth in seven regions
Short- Term Outcomes
Participants will be able to confidently use computer applications for their personal and professional development, and will have established email addresses and created a digital CV
2.1: % participants who have created a professional CV in Word format as per established criteria
2.2: % participants with a professional email address or other means of online professional communication
2.3: % participants who have used their email in communication
Assessing developed CVs as per established criteria
Approving professional email addresses created
Tracking students’ use of emails
Project Objective 3: Develop confidence and leadership skills of Libyan youth in seven regions
Short- Term Outcomes
Participants will have a better understanding of the role of a leader, different leadership styles, and corresponding challenges.
Participants will have had the opportunity to take the lead in various activities and have explored their own leadership capacity.
Participants will have explored their own personal values and impacts of their actions and decisions on their future
3.1: % participants reporting increased interest in leadership roles
3.2: % participants who feel they serve as good role models for their peers
3.3: % participants who improved on the Leadership Observation Scale
On-going assessment based on
Mid-term FGDs with randomly-selected participants to collect formative data into the effect of the program in changing participants’ perception about themselves, their career and their potential role in the community
Pre and post Program Survey
Endline FGDs with participants to generate qualitative findings to complement post program survey
Leadership Observation Scale (Pre & post)
Project Objective 4: Improve community engagement of Libyan youth in seven regions
Short- Term Outcomes
Participants will have a deeper understanding of the complexity of issues facing their communities and the resources available locally to address these issues.
Participants will have gained experience in the design and implementation of a community project.
4.1: # of community project proposals developed per the established criteria
4.2: % of community project proposals completely executed
4.3: % of community project proposals executed within the allotted budget
Checklist for Proposals review
Project Final Reports
Project Objective 5: Enhance confidence, future aspirations, and awareness of educational opportunities of Libyan youth in seven regions
Short- Term Outcomes
Participants will be aware of the variety of USG-funded scholarship and exchange programs available to them and have a better understanding of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and resources available to support them through the process
5.1: % participants intending to pursue study abroad or further higher education opportunities
5.2 % participants whose career aspirations changed as a result of training
Pre & Post Survey
Post Program FGDs to better understand reasons for new career aspiration and the program impact
The tools to be developed by the Consultant(s) include:
Mid-Term Focus Group Discussion Guide
Final Focus Group Discussion Guide
Tools should be developed in consultation with AMIDEAST project team based in Tunis, and must be in English and translated by the Consultant(s) into Arabic (Libyan dialect, preferred). The Consultant(s) should likewise provide back-translation and/or piloting of the tools to ensure questions are clear and consistently understood. AMIDEAST has some draft tools used for a similar project that may be adapted for this project.
Methods of Data Collection and Reporting
The baseline and final surveys will ideally be administered in person, security and travel permitting, but may be conducted by phone / Skype if in-person administration is not feasible. The Consultant(s) will be expected to submit a baseline and final report including analysis of the data and highlighting major findings. Raw data collected must be submitted to AMIDEAST on an Excel spreadsheet.
The mid-term FGDs are intended to be conducted during the summer camp in Tunisia during July/August 2020. Final FGDs should be conducted in person during August 2021. In the case of travel or security restrictions, the final FGDs may be conducted via Skype/Zoom. The Consultant(s) should provide either written transcripts of the FGDs or good quality voice recordings, as well as a report including analysis of the quantitative data and any findings.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
The selected Consultant(s) will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Internal Kick Off meeting with AMIDEAST
Develop and pilot tools
Conduct baseline survey with all participants (105)
Analyze data and submit baseline report and raw data
Conduct mid-term FGDs in Tunisia
Analyze data and submit mid-term report and raw data
Conduct final survey with all participants (105)
Conduct final FGDs in Libya
Analyze data and submit final report and raw data from both survey and FGDs
The estimated LOE for the entire project is approximately 38.5 days. Final reports and datasets must be in English. All tools and instruments must be reviewed and approved by AMIDEAST.
Consultant(s) will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Demonstrated experience designing and administering quantitative M&E tools (i.e. surveys) as well as qualitative tools (i.e. FGDs).
Previous experience with data collection protocols, especially within North Africa. Experience in Libya preferred.
Significant experience collecting data from youth, including understanding of basic child protection norms
Willingness and ability to travel within Libya (security permitting) and to Tunisia in summer 2020.
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic (Libyan dialect preferred) and English
References and writing samples
Interested Consultant(s) should send a draft technical and financial proposal, including CVs, to Naseim Omeish at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15th.
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