Research Consultant
Abuja, Nigeria
21h ago

The Offer

  • Challenging Work
  • The Job

    Key responsibilities areas :

    Baseline Research on the implementation

    This research will achieve the following objectives :

    a). Analyse the political economy of youth development

    b). Ascertain the status of Implementation of the National Youth Policy 2019 - till date highlighting areas that require focus.

    c). Assess the level of youth awareness of youth policies and programs and their accessibility to these programs.

    d). Review and track MDA’s budget to check budget allocations and investments for youth empowerment / development at the federal level.

    e). Assess what has been done under employment creation and enterprise development opportunities for youths by government in line with NYP.

    f). Ascertain knowledge of MDAs of NYP and how they are mainstreaming it into their work.

    g). Track and document all youth initiatives across all MDAs, Donors and Private Sector.

    The result of this research will lay a foundation for evidence-based programming, informing the project of changes at critical stages over the life time of the project.

    The research will also be linked to the monitoring and evaluation component of the project serving both as a baseline and means to capture progress and impact.

    Emerging Labour Markets for Youths

    This research will achieve the following objectives :

  • a). Provide labour market information (LMI) indicators e.g. Population (age, growth / decline, immigration patterns); Unemployment rates;
  • Number of employers; Change in number of employers by size of firm; Change in number of employers by industry; Changes in employment in SME.

    b). Identify 5 key emerging sectors in the labour market that youth can gain easy access nationally and in project states : Lagos, Kano, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia and FCT.

    c). What are the industry specific workforce issues that limit youth inclusion.

    d). According to market trends what does the future of work and enterprise look like for youths.

    e). Planning for the future : how do we make labour markets work for youths.

    In order to conduct the baseline research and emerging labour market research, the Consultants will employ mixed bag of methodologies (qualitative and quantitative methods) for data collection including but not limited to review of secondary data, semi- structured key informant interviews as well as focus group discussions and survey questionnaire to assess youth awareness of government policies for youths and youth programs.

    In the Consultants proposal, we expect to see a detailed breakdown of how these different methods will be executed, which documents will be reviewed, which Key Informants will be interviewed and how the FGDs will be conducted.

    The consultants will familiarize himself / herself with the project’s goal and outcomes including its results and indicators and will, in close coordination with the YDC project team, draft a research protocol for each consultancy.

    While this call targets the national level, we would like to see some evidence or data collection from the project states.

    Key Competencies :

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with research, development studies, surveys which includes leading a team of investigators.
  • Preferably Master’s degree or higher in social sciences, statistic or other related subject (A doctorate degree or Ph.D.
  • will be an added advantage).

  • Broad experience in producing study reports, as well as supervising & training enumerators in data collection, validation and entry.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical experience of youth development initiatives.
  • A good understanding of the provisions of the NYP and the political economy that impacts the development of youth.
  • Ability to submit a concise and well written analytical report on the results of the surveys.
  • The Employer

    We are hiring for a youth-focused civil society organization which plays a part in facilitating a just, equitable and progressive society where youths can have access to social, economic and political opportunities and protect their basic human and political rights.

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