Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) Method 

Country: Kenya
Name of Project: Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP)
Credit No: 5812-KE
Assignment Title: Provision of Online Job Search Support, Internship and Employment Placement

Services for KYEOP trainees

Reference No.: KE-MPYG-239154-CS-CQS

The Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) is a Government of Kenya (GoK) flagship project of US$ 150 million aiming to address the multiple employment challenges affecting youth employment using a multi-sectorial approach. The KYEOP consists of four components to address the: (1) Improving youth employability by providing various types of training and employment experience in the form of internships and apprenticeships for youth; (2) Support for job creation by providing services and financing for self-employed youth; (3) Improving labor market information by producing relevant labor information content and disseminating this content to interested parties; and (4) Strengthening youth policy development through capacity building of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs (MIIYA).


The KYEOP aims to increase employment and earnings opportunities for targeted youths. The main beneficiaries of the proposed project will be youth between 16 and 29 years of age, who are without jobs and have experienced extended spells of unemploy­ment or who are currently working in vulnerable jobs. The level of education of targeted beneficiaries will be Form 4 and below. The project is implemented by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), the Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA), the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) and MIIYA which also performs the overall coordination role.


Component 1 seeks to improve training results and outcomes by paying for results rather than inputs. The objective is to place youth in paid employment or help them start their own business.

The main objective of this Consultancy is to place KYEOP trainees, who have not been successfully placed by Formal Training Pro­viders, in internship and employment using a proven online platform. The project, in its 5th cycle has 50 formal training providers operating in the 17 counties who provide formal training to participating youth. The Consultant will be expected to supplement the efforts of the training providers in improving employment outcomes under KYEOP.


Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs (MIIYA) invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to undertake (i) Employer Mobilization/recruitment and identification of opportunities that are relevant to youth area of training linking it to industry and market needs (ii) Internship and apprenticeship placement; (iii) Job placement; (iv) Reporting on activities on the ground in the KYEOP 17 counties (v) Use and keep up to date MIIYA Management Information System (MIS) on Internship and employment data, including linking any MIS used to MIIYA MIS through an API.


Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experi­ence to perform the services.


The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. Possess and operate an Online employment platform that is operational and placed a minimum of 2,000 applicants in employment (provide proof);
  2. At least 2 assignments in employment drives and campaigns using own platform;
  3. Placed applicants in employment in at least 3 counties in Kenya.
  4. Experience working in a similar project, with placement in internship and job placement of youth with no more than sec­ondary education in diverse occupational areas;
  5. Have employers in the platform working in diverse economic sectors in Kenya;
  6. Readiness to implement: Has a back office structure and team available that has experience in implementing youth projects including placement in internship and job placement.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.


The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 Revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific infor­mation on conflict of interest related to this assignment: 1.9 (b) of Consultant Guidelines.


Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/ or sub-consultancy. In the case of joint venture, all the partners of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract if selected. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.


Interested eligible candidates may obtain further information at the

State Department of Youth Affairs Headquarters,

  1. O. Box 30050 – 00100,


located in Bruce House, Standard Street Supply Chain Management Office, 3rd Floor Room

No. 305 during office working hours.


Complete REOI enclosed in plain sealed envelope marked with the tender reference and addressed to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Youth Affairs P. O. Box 30050 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya should be deposited in the tender box located in Bruce House 3rd Floor so as to be received on or before Tuesday 3rd August 3031, at 10,00 hours.


The REOI will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the candidates or their representatives at the KYEOP Board- room located in Bruce Hose 3rd Floor Standard Street Nairobi.

Head Supply Chain Management Unit