Terms of Reference (ToR)
Hiring Consultant for the Project Final Evaluation

General Information:

i. Title of the Evaluation: Final Evaluation of the Work2Learn Dressmann project
ii. Project Name: Work2Learn Dressmann Project
iii. Program: Education for Youth Empowerment (EYE)
iv. Agency: Save the Children in Bangladesh
v. Number of days: 20 (Twenty) working days
vi. Geographical location: Dhaka, Gazipur and Narayangonj

Background and Context:

Bangladesh is high densely populated country with 160 million inhabitants. A total of 14.4 million people lives in Dhaka of which a large number of youth are living in slums and working in hazardous conditions in the informal sector. Statistics show that over 50% of the population is younger than 24 years. The age structure of a population affects a nation's investment choices. Countries with young populations need to invest more in schools and market relevant vocational skills training, otherwise the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest. Besides, this large youth population presents immense opportunities because it represents a significant demographic group who has the potential to contribute to the economy, if their potential is harnessed properly.

Save the Children’s Education for Youth Empowerment (EYE) program aims to transform the life outcomes of vulnerable adolescents and youth through accelerated education, vocational training and employability skill training and using the influence of global brands in value chains to improve working conditions. Youth aged 15‐24 from slums and rural areas working in hazardous conditions in the informal sector participate in EYE program.

The Work2Learn Dressmann project is a win‐win strategic cooperation between Dressmann, Save the Children and its implementing partner SEEP. The project is currently in its end of second phase of implementation (2017‐2020). The overall objective of the phase‐II is “to empower deprived youth aged above 16 years to 24 years for obtaining decent employment with fair wages/salaries in RMG sector in Bangladesh”. To reach the overall objective, the project considers two specific objectives which are i) Increased access to quality and relevant vocational skills development training and employability for the deprived youth aged above 16‐24 years in the targeted geographical location; ii) Increased parents, community members and industry representatives’ responsiveness in creating an enabling working environment for the deprived youth participation in ready‐made garments sector. The key components of the project are pre technical education, market relevant vocational skills training, apprenticeship and job placement, entrepreneurship, capacity building of parents and community members, awareness building and partnerships with supplier factories.

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