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Request For Proposal

Yemen Operational Feasibility & Market Assessment

About Education For Employment

Education For Employment (EFE) envisions a future in which young people in the Middle East and North Africa have the opportunity to reach their potential through careers that enable them to contribute positively to their families, their societies, and the world. EFE’s mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support.

EFE is an affiliated network of locally-run non-profit organizations in MENA that provides youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and connects graduates to jobs.

In 2008, EFE partnered with Yemeni business and civil society leaders to create Yemen Education For Employment (YEFE) to provide unemployed Yemeni youth with the training and opportunities needed to secure employment. YEFE is a locally-registered non-profit organization with offices in Sana’a, Taiz and Aden and programs in Abyan, Al-Dhalea, Lahj, Marib, Al-Jawf, Amran and Shabwah.

The Project

After being forced to suspend its programs and operations in 2015 due to the political conflict, YEFE is exploring the possibility of restarting workforce development activities in Yemen with support from the

U.S. Department of State. However, the operating environment in Yemen has radically changed since YEFE suspended operations in April 2015. In order to develop a targeted and focused program in Yemen that directly impacts marginalized youth, EFE and YEFE must conduct a comprehensive detailed analysis of the Yemeni job market in order to determine private sector hiring needs and skills gaps in 2-3 specific sectors, namely healthcare, industrial, agricultural and infrastructure sectors, secure employer partnership commitments to provide contract and/or full-time jobs, redefine YEFE’s target population and determine what additional training and counseling services will need to be provided to the youth so they can enter the workforce environment. EFE seeks to contract a Yemen subject matter expert who has professional experience in surveying market needs in transitioning economies to conduct this assessment, which will inform YEFE’s efforts to develop a targeted program that fits Yemen’s specific context and needs.

The Scope

The principal objective of the assessment is to identify employment trends, establish the status of the youth and level of existing skills and analyzing technical training programs, and most importantly come up with a list of jobs highly demanded by key employers across the targeted sectors. EFE will then use this information to develop a job training and placement program for disadvantaged youth to develop basic technical skills and critical life skills to enable them to get jobs, employ themselves or start up their own businesses. To achieve this objective, the following activities will occur during this comprehensive assessment:

  • Engage with other international organizations operating in Yemen, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mercy Corps, Save The Children, Relief International, and Partners for Democratic Change to learn their perspectives on the operating environment in Yemen (as a whole and in various regions within the country) and the feasibility of re-launching programs in 2016.
  • Identify Yemeni market sectors with immediate potential to employ youth in full-time or contract positions. It is expected that the healthcare, industrial, agricultural and infrastructure sectors may offer the most promising immediate opportunities, but these assumptions should be confirmed through meetings and discussions with companies operating within these sectors, and the consultant may identify other growing sectors and industries that offer immediate employment opportunities for Yemeni youth.
  • Conduct needs analysis within sectors of focus to identify entry-level jobs available, interested employers, job growth potential, and the skills needed to fill those jobs – both soft/technical.
  • Identify and approach a list of potential employer partners and gain buy-in and job commitments from them early on in the project for full-time and contract jobs.
  • Conduct situation and functionality analysis for the private training providers mainly those available in the targeted sights.

This comprehensive assessment will focus on the regions of Sana’a, Aden and their surrounding areas – specifically Amran, Lahj and Abyan. EFE Global leadership and staff, YEFE leadership, an external consultant, and the U.S. Department of State will contribute to this project, with support from EFE affiliates and branch offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE as needed. Based on the outcomes of this landscape assessment, EFE and YEFE will be able to develop a detailed program design, with clear target KPIs and a realistic plan to achieve relevant, meaningful impact that would directly benefit the business community and youth in Yemen.

The Engagement

Based on this scope of work, the consultant is expected to develop a brief proposal (2-3 pages) consisting of an anticipated work plan, budget, and level of effort to serve as a potential guide to follow during the project. EFE and the consultant will establish a schedule for regular twice-weekly calls to provide progress updates. The consultant is also expected to provide weekly progress reports to EFE.


The means by which the consultant will be expected to achieve expectations in all subject areas of the project are as follows:

  • One-on-one interviews/meetings with international NGO leadership, business leaders, hiring managers and other experts – this includes travel to Sana’a, Aden, and their surrounding regions as needed to successfully accomplish the objectives.
  • Survey of business leaders and hiring managers.
  • Utilization of consultant’s knowledge, resources, and networks.

The consultant is expected to achieve specific activities and outcomes in the following subject areas of the project:

    1. Operational Feasibility Assessment


      • Conduct interviews of international organizations operating in Yemen, such as the ILO, Mercy Corps, Save The Children, Relief International, and Partners for Democratic Change, to learn their perspectives on the operating environment in Yemen and the feasibility of re- launching programs in 2016.
      • Conduct a review of recent news articles and reports published by organizations operating in Yemen to determine if the country has the necessary infrastructure for YEFE to operate safely and effectively, including: ability to receive incoming wire transfers of grant funds, procure supplies and services, and appropriately disburse grant funds, ability for staff and students to safely travel to training and office locations, ability for YEFE to secure venues with necessary training requirements, including electricity and internet.
      • Conduct interviews and visits of private technical and vocational training providers in the selected project regions to determine whether they have the infrastructure and ability to deliver training to unemployed youth.
      • Analyze data gathered.
      • Compile feasibility assessment report and executive summary.



      • Identification of opportunities and challenges/restrictions to re-launching operations in Yemen.


    2. Market Assessment of Yemeni Private Sector Labor Needs


      • Identify and conduct interviews with business leaders and hiring managers in Sana’a, Aden and their surrounding regions.
      • Conduct a review of any recent news articles or reports on new areas for investment and rebuilding in Yemen in conjunction with and following the peace process.
      • Analyze data gathered.
      • Compile market assessment report and executive summary.



      • Identification of growing sectors and industries in order to focus immediate programming and job placement efforts.
      • Identification of specific companies that are hiring, and the number and types of available entry level jobs (both full-time and contract basis).
      • Identification of the specific skills needed to fill entry-level job openings.


Deliverables and Final Work Product

The consultant will produce a final operational feasibility and market assessment report covering the areas outlined above. The expected outline and length of the report is as follows:

1. Foreword – one paragraph
2. Executive summary - 1 page
3. Introduction – half page
4. Data / situation analysis - 3- 5 pages
5. Annexes



This engagement is expected to last approximately four weeks, beginning on July 21, 2016 and ending on August 18, 2016.


Payment & Deliverables Schedule

The following table provides a tentative schedule for payment and deliverables to be updated upon final identification of the consultant.


Due Date


Submission of first draft of feasibility and market assessment report.

August 11, 2016


Submission of final draft of feasibility and market assessment report.

August 18, 2016



To Respond to this RFP

Please send proposal including description of consultant’s experience performing similar assessments, anticipated work plan, budget and level of effort and two references by July 18 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

1. Consultant’s knowledge of Yemeni labor market and prior experience performing similar assessments.

2. Consultant’s ability to produce deliverables within required timeframe.

3. Cost

Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the organization’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices.

Vice President, Development

Washington, DC or New York, NY

About the Organization

Education For Employment (EFE) was founded on the belief that when young people have jobs and the hope of building a future for themselves, they help lay the foundation for secure and peaceful societies. We currently operate in the Middle East and North Africa - the region with the world's highest youth unemployment rate. We are transforming the lives of young people by giving them the opportunity to work and the tools to create productive, independent livelihoods. Through unique partnerships with business, government, education, and civic leaders in our countries of operation, we design tailor-made training programs that give unemployed young people the specific skills to get and keep a job. At the end of our training programs, our graduates are placed in jobs that our partners commit before training begins. Graduates receive ongoing support through our mentoring and alumni networks.

Over the last five years, Education For Employment has enjoyed a period of rapid. In 2010, EFE had placed 1,000 graduates in jobs (since inception in 2006). By the end of 2015, EFE projects to have placed 8,000 youth in jobs and graduated over 30,000 young people from its various job-readiness and entrepreneurship programs. The organization also has recently expanded to new countries in the Gulf region (UAE and Saudi Arabia) and in 2016 is establishing a presence in Algeria. EFE is poised for another period of rapid growth with an emphasis on quality and strengthening of the network’s affiliate institutions. The Vice President, Development role will be an important contributor to this next strategic phase.

Position Summary

We are hiring a Vice President, Development to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that achieves our revenue and sustainability objectives. The Vice President’s primary focus will be to diversify and broaden our existing donor base to engage more individuals and private foundations with an initial focus in the United States. In addition, the Vice President will be responsible for creating fundraising systems and processes that ease collaboration among EFE’s global staff. The Vice President also will work to build organizational and staff capacity among the Affiliates to develop long-term plans for sustainability and associated funding strategies.

The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated passion for EFE’s mission and the communication skills to effectively share EFE’s impact through creative and data-driven storytelling. S/he must also demonstrate a successful record of engaging new funders resulting in major gifts. To work well in EFE’s culture, the Vice President must also be a collaborative team-player who proactively builds relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders. The top candidate also will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in a dynamic, high-growth environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategy. Working in collaboration with the President/CEO and EFE-Global management team, develop and execute an annual development strategy for EFE-Global.
  • Proposal development. Lead the development of funding proposals and grant applications targeted at private individuals and foundations, primarily in the United States.
  • Donor cultivation. Research new prospects in coordination with program team in the US and, when appropriate, with affiliate partner organizations. Cultivate, solicit, and steward existing and new donors to achieve fundraising objectives.
  • Systems. Oversee the establishment of the processes and systems (including databases and other technology solutions using Salesforce.com) to coordinate development and fundraising initiatives for individual, foundation, and government grants for the US organization and the Network overall. Track fundraising activities across the Network to ensure successful donor stewardship. Coordinate EFE-Global staff in the US and Europe with fundraising
  • responsibilities.
  • Board engagement. Engage EFE-Global Board members effectively in fundraising initiatives. Provide training and coaching, as needed, to ensure consistency and effectiveness of fundraising messages and objectives.
  • Affiliate engagement. Support Affiliates as they develop, refine and implement sustainability goals, strategies, and budgets. Obtain expert technical assistance for Affiliates to strengthen capabilities in these areas. The level of assistance will depend on each Affiliate’s needs at their particular stage of development.
  • Team management. Hire and manage a staff member to support the development function.

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for EFE’s mission
  • Relevant experience in an individual major gift and private foundation development function
  • Successful experience designing, developing, implementing and managing development strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donor relationships; strong partnership-building and relationship-management skills
  • Previous experience building organizational capacity (systems, processes, technology) and staff capacity (training)
  • Successful fundraising with high net-worth individuals and private foundations in the United States; international fundraising experience, particularly in MENA, a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, high-growth, collaborative environment
  • Ability to travel to the MENA region.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include "Vice President - Development" in your subject line.

Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the organization’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices.

Program Manager, Based in Madrid - Spain

Fundación Educación para el Empleo (EuropEFE) is an independent, non-profit organization based in Madrid, Spain. EuropEFE’s mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support.

The foundation is member of Education for Employment (EFE), an affiliate network of locally-run non-profit organizations based in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and organizations in the USA, Europe and the UAE that support the regional affiliates. To date, EFE has placed over 10,000 of the region’s youths in jobs and has impacted over 35,000 young people.

EuropEFE is recruiting a Program Manager to cover a 4-month maternity leave (estimated September-December 2016), in order to provide programmatic leadership in program reporting, technical assistance and project implementation, as part of the assistance that the Foundation offers to the youth and to educational and employment institutions.

Position: PROGRAM MANAGER (based in Madrid - Spain)

Duties and responsibilities:Reporting to the CEO and the Director of Operations and Programs, the Program Manager will lead all activities related to programmatic development, implementation and reporting and ensure effective and support compliance to financial and regulatory processes. She/he will be a strategic thinker with excellent team-building, cross-cultural, and inter-personal skills, and with the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment.

Specifically, the Program Manager will:

Lead proposal design and project implementation and reporting, and identify funding opportunities.

  • Develop and update project work plans and budgets, ensuring compliance to deadlines and donor requirements.
  • Lead tracking, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Develop, compile and file narrative and financial project reports.
  • Develop programmatic updates and reports both for internal and external use.
  • Compile research and summary documents, file project documents and monitor budget.
  • Support coordination of activities with local partners, including conducting travel to Algeria to support project monitoring and provide technical assistance.
  • Availability for travelling 30% of the time to Algeria


Minimum qualifications:

  • University degree in the field of Development Cooperation, International Relations/Political Sciences; Economics, Law or similar.
  • Demonstrable 6 years working experience in the non-profit international development sector, including all aspects of development, implementation and reporting of projects financed by public and private donors.
  • Competency in the design and financial management of programmatic budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Written and oral communication skills in English and French are a must Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
  • Working experience both independently and in a multi-cultural, team-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated and organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and proactive team player.
  • Able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies, and solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies and technically competent with standard software programs, such as Microsoft Office.
  • Experience living and/or working in the Middle East and North Africa preferred.
  • Experience with US Code of Federal Regulations preferred

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

How to apply:Interested candidates please submit your resume with a cover letter before July 06 2016 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with PROGRAM MANAGER on the subject line, and include details on your availability.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not call or email for information about the selection process.


Organizational Strategy Internship

About EFE

The mission of Education for Employment (EFE) is to create job opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by linking world-class job training to job placements and alumni support for continued success and civic engagement. EFE has pioneered an innovative, demand-driven model for youth employment, distinctive in the region for measuring results in job outcomes rather than training numbers alone. Another distinctive feature of EFE’s model is to co-create locally-run non-profit organizations or affiliates in each country of operation with local business and civil society leaders who have the leverage, insight, and credibility to initiate sustainable change in their societies. These local affiliates in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco lead a variety of trainings for unemployed youth and help them all the way through to being placed in jobs.

Internship Opportunity

EFE seeks an intern to support its Strategic Initiatives for external expansion into Algeria and Mauritania, and to streamline EFE’s internal functions. It represents a strong opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a successful and growing development organization, to build lasting institutions, and to support on new projects in the Maghreb and Sahel. Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping catalogue, document, and map the various processes comprising the EFE model as the basis for detailed process manuals that will underlie all future EFE expansions
  • Helping determine which processes will be most applicable and relevant to EFE’s new project in Algeria and prioritizing manual-building for these
  • Outreach to organizations outside EFE’s geographic scope that are interested in partnering with EFE or accessing EFE’s services and approach.
  • Helping EFE develop additional tools and resources for a best-in-class internship and fellows program
  • Creating infographics to serve as training tools for new staff and interns


  • Graduate student with interest and experience in office administration, nonprofit administration, HR, nonprofit management preferred, exceptional BA and undergraduate candidates will be considered
  • Regional knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa. Deeper knowledge of Algeria, Mauritania, and Oman a plus
  • Outstanding writing and organizational skills
  • Good graphic design skills (in terms of visual presentation, not complex software)
  • Fluency in French, Arabic a plus
  • Candidate must be flexible, enthusiastic, a quick learner, and able to work independently


This internship will be for the Fall 2016 semester. It is unpaid, with no stipends offered. It is part-time, 1 to 2 days a week, 6-10 hours per week, based remotely or in EFE’s Washington, DC office. Flexibility of schedule and office space will be offered to accommodate student course schedule or other job commitments, based on reliability and completion of assigned tasks.

Application Guidelines

Send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.