Direct Jobs Creation Verification/validation and Measurement of Indirect Jobs of Investment Co-Financing Facility (ICF) Supported Projects
Finance for Jobs (F4J II and subsequent additional financing) is an 8-years (2017 to 2025) series of projects implemented by DAI, the Project Implementation Agency (PIA), on behalf of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and funded by the World Bank (WB). The project has an overarching objective of mobilizing private investment in high potential sectors and generating job opportunities across the West Bank and Gaza. One of the key project components is the Investment Co-Financing Facility (ICF), which is a risk-sharing grant mechanism that provides financial support to commercially sound, job-creating, private sector investments that may otherwise not be considered viable due to market and institutional failures, and other fragile conflict violent (FCV) risk considerations.
F4J team uses Social Cost Benefit Analysis (SCBA) to select potential private investment projects for co funding in the form of grants. The size of grant depends on several factors among which is size of job creation (direct and indirect). Direct jobs are jobs created by the investment during implementation and operations and can be identified directly. The indirect jobs are estimated based on the results of the Computable General Equilibrium model (CGE) used by F4J team and other benchmarks; a model that was developed by the World Bank for West Bank and Gaza. The CGE model simulates potential labor market impacts of investments across sectors.
By the end of November 2022, F4J has supported 14 private sector investments through ICF grants in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in several economic sectors, including agri-business, green energy, information technology, construction, among others. In 2023, F4J will continue the effort in developing projects pipeline and is planning to support another 4-6 projects.
F4J team has several indicators to monitor the success of its ICF support intervention toward achieving project development objectives, of which is the number of jobs created. F4J team collects data on direct jobs of the ICF supported projects on quarterly basis.
Objective of the assignment
The F4J Project Implementation Agency (PIA) needs to ensure the accuracy, validity and reliability of reported direct jobs created and measure the estimated indirect jobs in the value chain and related sectors as a result of supporting private sector projects through ICF grants. As such, F4J wants to hire a short-term expert to conduct a review and validation of reported direct jobs and measure/estimate indirect jobs created in the 14 ongoing ICF supported investment projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Further details on projects background and job analysis forecast will be provided after signing the contact with the selected consultant. List of Project is showcased in Annex 1 of this ToR.
Scope of Work
To fulfill the objectives of this assignment, the consultant shall work in close cooperation with the PIA and formulate the approach and methodology to ensure the highest accuracy of the results. The key tasks include, but not limited to the following:
- Conduct a desk review of available documentation, including investors application, projects’ business plans and projects investment proposals, which include estimates of direct and indirect jobs creation analysis. The indirect jobs were estimated based on CGE other benchmarks and studies.
- Design approach and methodology including job data collection questionnaires (surveys) and forms (semi-structured interviews form) tailored to each ICF subproject to effectively validate reported direct jobs and measurement of indirect job creation. The Consultant shall consider exploring the development of a standardized approach for job verification across different economic sectors and advise on a more standardized approach as well as facilitate knowledge transfer to the PIA team. The consultant shall also consider the following factors in the survey design: the project implementation phase, the nature of the project, and job categories. It is recommended to use the Monitoring & Evaluation for Jobs Operations – World Bank Jobs M&E Toolkit, Volume 1 (dated June 2017) and World Bank Jobs in Vale Chains Survey Toolkit (dated April 2018).
- Conduct field visits and semi-structured interviews with project sponsors, main implementation contractors and other stakeholders/players/people of interest across the supply and value chain as relevant.
- Collect information to perform a Job Estimate Vs. Actual Gap Analysis supported by scientific rational. The consultant shall provide a descriptive comparison of job impact before and after the project implementation.
- The data collected makes a clear distinction between full time, part-time, temporary, permanent, and seasonal jobs, and provide an accurate figure for the net full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, disaggregated by youth and women.
- Prepare two case studies showing the job creation impact
- Draft and finalize a report detailing results, conclusions, and recommendations for improvement.
- Prepare a PowerPoint presentation with the main findings and recommendations.
- An inception report including a brief description of the methodology, action plan, list of interviewees, and ICF-subproject tailored survey design acceptable to the PIA within two weeks of signing the contract.
- Comprehensive database of all responses in Excel format for all filled surveys for the 14 ICF-supported subprojects (including surveys in the value chain) within four weeks.
- Advanced draft verification report for the 14 ICF subprojects in English covering survey results. This report shall be submitted to the PIA for review and comments within three weeks. The report should include validated jobs created throughout project implementation, job categories, nature of jobs, geographical distribution, average monthly income per job, etc. The report should also include two case studies and a PowerPoint presentation.
- Final report within one week after receiving the PIA’s feedback acceptable to the PIA.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
The consultant should have the following qualifications:
- A Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, statistics, or related field.
- At least 5 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing M&E activities.
- Proven experience working with an international development organization.
- Demonstrated experience designing and implementing M&E surveys and verification.
- Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
- Experience in knowledge sharing best practices, survey design, and other qualitative data collection methodologies.
- Demonstrated record of conducting research and key informant interviews.
- Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Strong analytical skills to collect, analyze, and synthesize data.
- Experience working with a range of stakeholders across the private and public sector.
- Excellent report writing, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
- Ability to conduct the work within the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Interested candidates shall send their resume with a sample of their previous work and evidence of required skills where applicable before December 16, 2022, to [email protected] indicating your full name and the job title in the subject line in your e-mail application.
The Consultant should have resources, presence and support to conduct the field work in Gaza for about six ongoing projects being implemented in Gaza Strip. The Consultant must be available by late December 2022.