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Labour Market Analysis in the Plumbing and Electrician Industry

StatusTender
PositionInternational and National Experts
Origin of fundingDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany
Duration11/2018-07/2019

The GIZ SD4GE II (Skills Development for a Green Economy) supports a structural change towards more employment-oriented dual TVET approaches in South Africa, focusing on the plumbing and electrician sectors. The programme aims to significantly increase the relationship and interaction between industry/employers and vocational training providers and in so doing to increase the quality of vocational trades and short courses as per the requirements of the Plumbing and Electrician industries. The programme would like to better understand the make-up of these industries in South Africa, operating in the formal and informal sector including the township economy.

The aim of the labour market analysis is to better understand the Plumbing and Electrician industries both on an industry level as well as a company level (formal and informal [incl. township economies]) and in so doing their labour market needs.

 

Experts' Profiles:

1. International short-term Team Leader (30 person days)

Key tasks

  • Overall technical concept/design and implementation requirements of the work packages
  • Sourcing and contracting for the various works packages, which includes international and national expert pool and students
  • Financial planning and use of funds in consultation with the AV and DV
  • Final quality control of activities and deliverables for the team of experts.

Qualifications and skills

  • Master's degree in Economics, Business Administration or relevant other degree in this field with at least 10 years relevant work experience in international cooperation in Germany and emerging economies
  • Functional expertise in labour market research: labour market knowledge, quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Proven experiences in project management and leading a team of consultants
  • Proven client and partner orientation, efficient work practices, interdisciplinary thinking, especially regarding with linkages to private sector demand, labour markets and employment promotion
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written in German and English)
  • Experience in relevant projects successfully completed and delivered in South Africa

2. National short-term Coordinator (90 person days)

Key tasks

  • Local coordination/implementation of work packages 1 – 4 in accordance with the technical concept/design and requirements in close cooperation with the international short-term team leader, AV, DV and senior technical advisor and any other relevant staff and stakeholders of GIZ/SD4GE II
  • Ensure that methods, tools and approaches are translated, localised, culturally customised when/if applying from one culture/economy to another
  • Local facilitation and moderation of work packages 1 - 4, including international expert visits, local travel and accommodation of pool of experts and any other local workshops and activities
  • Local M&E, KM, documentation and preparation of WP reports through gathering of all different data from local and international short-term experts in order to do first round of analysis, findings, conclusion and recommendations based on the South African Context

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, or relevant other degree in this field with at least 10 years relevant work experience in South Africa.  
  • Proven client and partner orientation, efficient work practices, interdisciplinary thinking, especially regarding linkages to private sector demand, labour markets and employment promotion.
  • Practical experience in coaching of company leadership on various management practices.
  • Methodological competences (facilitation, management of different expectations and perceptions, etc.).  
  • Possess a well-established network of contacts, which facilitate an exchange with relevant regional industry stakeholders for research, development and experimentation
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written in English and at least one additional national language (Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa etc.).

 

3. Pool of international and national short-term Experts (45 person days each)

Key tasks

  • Design/development of analysis tool with multi-methods (qualitative and quantitative), univariate & multivariate evaluation methods
  • Conduct and oversee desktop and fieldwork labour market analysis
  • Draw comparisons between South African labour market and that of other developing countries and Europe
  • Interview and engage with labour market policy and other relevant public institutions, SME and large company owners etc.
  • One or more of the local short-term experts should oversee and support the students during the township economy analysis based of prior experience in the field
  • Analyse, draw findings and conclusions from raw data to be provided to the National short-term expert.

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in economics, industrial psychology, business administration or a relevant other degree with at least 10 years’ experience combined in macro analysis and micro support to  company business operations and consultation to companies
  • Demand side knowledge of industries, company knowledge of relevant customers, markets, products and services
  • Proven experience in industry and labour market analysis for both formal and informal sector (including township economy analysis)
  • Some entrepreneurial background to be able to relate and address company management
  • Proven, excellent research experience including complex research designs with multimethods (qualitative and quantitative) and univariate and multivariate evaluation methods
  • Excellent communication skills i.e. English and at least one additional national language (Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa etc.) other than that spoken by the National Coordinator.

4. Pool of national University Students (90 person days)

Key tasks

  • Gathering of secondary data for work packages
  • Technical field-work (face-to-face interviewing) for work packages (especially WP 3)
  • Conducting and consolidating of telephonic and email survey responses.

Qualifications and skills

  • First degree in economics, industrial psychology, business administration or relevant other degree
  • Could be in the process of completing master’s degree in one of the above fields of study
  • Technical understanding and knowledge of conducting surveys and collecting data using methods such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, literature reviews, file reviews etc.
  • Individuals preferably being familiar with the township context and environment.

 

 

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