The Africa Alliance of YMCAs is an ecumenical youth focused alliance of 17 active Young Men Christian Associations (YMCAs). The YMCA is a membership movement with a strong grassroots presence in 330 community based branches across urban and rural Africa. Our leadership is distinctly democratic, with all our grassroots leaders holding elective positions in all 24 countries and 330 branches. The African YMCA Movement believes in the African renaissance and the vision of the Movement is to empower young people for the African Renaissance. As a grassroots movement, the YMCA is an equal opportunity solutions provider for and with African youth. The philosophy of the Movement is based on the belief that young people need Space, need to develop a Voice, and need to have Influence in order to move from being Subjects of negative socio-political influences to being Citizens of a free, developed and prospering Africa – to move from Subjects to Citizen (The S2C Philosophy)
To redesign the existing training Manuals of the AAYMCA into one comprehensive, well organized and systematic training toolkit for youth empowerment based on the central tenets of the S2C Philosophy
The Consultant is expected to refer to the African Youth Factbook, The African Youth Scenarios Document and the AAYMCA report on Interfaith engagement (referred to as the “Building Bridges Report”) as guiding documents for the new comprehensive ToolKit.
The final product should be in the form of a comprehensive, user friendly and compact toolkit for use by youth leaders, camp leaders, Trainers and project staff in building the civic competencies of young people aged between 18 and 35 years.
The consultant is expected to conduct the following:
A comprehensive Youth Empowerment Toolkit covering the components of the AAYMCA’s S2C philosophy, including a Module on Countering Violent extremism
The total expected duration of the research will be 30 working days within the period of October 15 – November 30th 2018. A proposed Schedule of work shall form part of the consultant’s application.
AAYMCA will be responsible for:
Deliverables of the consultant:
Drafting and submitting a revised Civic empowerment guide within 30 working days after award of contract. This should include:
The consultant must possess the relevant qualifications and experience as outlined below:
Interested consultants/ associates should submit their technical and financial proposals (Max 4 pages excluding attachments) together with a cover letter.
The proposal should detail at-least the following;
The Technical and Financial Proposals should be submitted by email, with cover letter addressed to:
The General Secretary, Africa Alliance of YMCAs and emailed through firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject title: “Proposal for Development of AAYMCA Youth Empowerment Toolkit”
The deadline for submission is Close of Business, October 10th 2018.