Call For Applications: Fund For Evaluation In Youth Employment"The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment" has been set up by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) to contribute to the evidence gap for effective programme design and delivery.
Offer type: Financial Resources
Offer from: The Youth Employment Network
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Tell us About Your Organization:
The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is a partnership of United Nations, International Labour Organization, and World Bank. YEN was created in 2001 to mobilize action on the commitment of the Millennium Summit for decent and productive work for young people. YEN is a global platform to prioritise youth employment on the development agendas and to exchange on policies and programs to improve employment opportunities for youth. The Network includes development agencies, governments, the private sector, youth groups and other NGOs.
YEN is managed by a permanent secretariat hosted by ILO in Geneva. The secretariat is primarily a provider of innovative and value-added services for the Network. A specific focus is given to Africa, where the secretariat has a regional offices in Dakar, Senegal and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
What Is Your Offer:
"The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment" has been set up by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) to contribute to the evidence gap for effective programme design and delivery. The Fund will provide technical and financial support to qualified organizations for designing and conducting their impact evaluation. The Fund’s contribution to the evaluation will range from US$5,000 to US$80,000, which means projects will have to bring in co-funding or fundraise to
cover the evaluation full costs. Funding will only go to support monitoring and evaluation and will not cover any cost associated with project delivery.
Short-listed applicants will receive the following benefits:
1. Expenses paid for one participant in the Tanzania Evaluation Clinic in September 2012
2. Intensive training on M&E methodologies and techniques
3. Assignment of an evaluation expert who will be focused on the organization's evaluation live case during the clinic
4. Exposure to the other clinic participant's experiences and lessons during the work on their live cases
5. Access to knowledge sharing portal and a youth entrepreneurship community of practice
The selected grantees will get all of the above benefits plus seed funding.
Please read the information note for full details.
Who Is Your Offer Targeting:
Eligible organizations include NGOs / CSOs / CBOs, training organizations, bilateral or multilateral agencies, public-private partnerships, social enterprises or social entrepreneurs as long as they implementing a youth project in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only projects whose objectives involve creating self employment opportunities, developing entrepreneurial and self employment skills and competences, and improving access to finance will be eligible. Applicants must
demonstrate a clear project implementation approach and at least 2 years of experience in project implementation. Organizations must also have an annual total operating budget of at least USD$ 250,000. The working language will be English.
How to respond to offer:
Please read the info note available here: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/yen/downloads/eval/info_note2012.pdf
Applications must be submitted online by August 15 here: http://fs17.formsite.com/youth/2012/index.html
Timeline and specifications:
Launch of Request for Applications - 9 July 2012
Deadline to receive applications - 15 August 2012
Evaluation Clinic - 24-28 September 2012 in Tanzania
Silvia Paruzzolo, Evaluation Specialist
Youth Employment Network