Consultancy and Technical Assistance




Consultancy and technical assistance

Programme objectives:

To provide quality consultancy services on adolescent and youth and participatory development as a whole to organizations and individuals working with young people.

To offer technical support to youth organizations and networks to ensure that young people are benefiting from their programmes and their programmes are becoming sustainable and stand on its own while earning support from community and other partners including youth serving NGOs and government.

Programme activities (includes):

  • Development of youth strategies.
  • Development of materials.
  • Provide a base for large scale youth activities and festivals.
  • Training/facilitation.
  • Assessment/audit of youth programmes.

Such consultancy completed includes:

UNICEF Somalia.

Contract one.

Develop a programming guide for UNICEF Somalia for participation of the most marginalised and disadvantaged youth by training young people to research among their fellow youth.

Contract Two.

Develop training materials and train 180 peer educators followed by a TOT for the most effective peer educators.

UNICEF Lesotho.

Development of an operational framework for BCC for young people in Lesotho, together with life skills training manuals for young people 10-14, young people 15-24 and parents, as well as communication materials.

UNICEF Liberia.

Work with the government of Liberia, UNICEF Liberia and the UN as a whole to develop a youth programme, with particular attention to the most vulnerable and marginalised and ensure that young people, and their issues are included in the national Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Consultation with children in developing children’s law in Liberia.

UNICEF Ethiopia.

2 national trainings on human rights based approach to programming and on life skills for Ministry of Education.

UNICEF Eritrea.

Carry out a national survey of life skills education in schools, run an updated TOT and revise and update national TOT manual and development of national framework.

UNICEF Kenya and Ministry of Youth.

Train young facilitators in Kenya and work with them to carry out a qualitative, participatory youth situation analysis in all provinces leading to a national workshop of 160 young people to develop the situation analysis. The final draft has been handed over to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF Kenya.

UNICEF Madagascar.

Evaluate national life skills programme and materials, and lead workshop to revise and expand materials Support to write Global Fund proposal with a youth perspective.

Facilitate a national TOT to develop a national life skills team.

Economic Commission for Africa – ECA.

Write a chapter on Youth Health from a rights based perspective for the African Youth Report produced by UNECA.

RIATT (Save the Children, Plan, UNICEF, REPPSI, World Vision).

Develop a paper on child participation in meetings and facilitate and supervise national children’s consultations in eight countries leading up to children’s participation in an international meeting on Children Affected by AIDS for Eastern and Southern Africa (for Regional Inter-Agency Task Team).

Facilitate their participation in the international meeting held in Dar es Salaam in September 2008 and the participation of two child representatives from that group in the Donors Consultative Forum in Dublin in October 2008.

Aga Khan Development Network – AKDN.

Study on Quality of Life in Cabo Delgado Province – Mozambique and Kilwa district in Tanzania.

UNICEF Burundi.

Development of training manuals on life skills, participation, vulnerable groups.

Together with presentations at international forums in USA, Ireland, Zambia, and facilitation of African Youth Forum in Uganda.

Technical assistance.

Organizing and hosting conferences, dealing with all logistic issues, facilitation and documentation – digital and report writing.

  • Child rights stakeholders’ conference for Tanzania Child Rights Forum - TCRF.
  • International Conference for Children Affected By AIDS for RIATT.

Africa Facilitation Conference with International Association of Facilitators.