Request for Proposals: Via Tracer Study

BACKGROUND
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, IYF is implementing Via: Pathways to Work, a five-year initiative that aims to improve economic opportunities for underserved youth in Mozambique and Tanzania through sustainable changes in the national technical and vocational (TVET) and entrepreneurship systems. The program, which launched in October 2015, employs a systems change approach, intending to influence the collective behavior of TVET system actors and seeks to reach over 20,000 youth directly with enhanced technical and vocational training and related services. The legacy of the program will be the systemic changes made at the institutional level and across an array of stakeholders that lead to mutual benefit for Mozambican and Tanzanian young people and the TVET ecosystem.

IYF seeks an evaluator or firm to design and carry out a Youth-Level Tracer Study in Tanzania with a comparison group to identify outcomes of youth participants, as well as teachers in training at the Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College (MVTTC), that have completed training delivered by TVET system partners in Tanzania. This tracer study should include participants of the Via program from the three partner VETA Centers and MVTTC as well as youth that enroll in training in non-Via VETA Centers. Part of this activity shall include the development, contextual adaptation, or implementation of a reliable and valid competency-based assessment to measure skills and behavior outcomes.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND SUPPORTING ANNEXES
The full RFP and supporting annexes can be downloaded through the links below:

Request for Proposals: Via Tracer Study

Annex 1: Via Theory of Change
Annex 2: Via Logical Framework
Annex 3: Via Learning Questions
Annex 4: Budget Template and Guidance

QUESTIONS TO THE RFP
Below are the questions pertaining to the RFP we have received as of 6 May 2019.

Q1: Is this mission limited to firms or individual experts are also considered?
A1: This RFP is open to both individual consultants and firms.

Proposals are due to IYF by Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Please submit proposals to n.minadakis@iyfnet.org, with the email subject line: Via Tracer Study – [Insert Consultant/Firm Name].