Under the MIY/KLAHAN9, NEA has received trainings on cover scriptwriting, creative story writing, editorial guidelines, multimedia platform programming, knowing audience and research, and communication strategy. UNDP under the UN Joint Programme is supporting National Employment Agency (NEA) in terms of their capacity development on production of multimedia programs to effectively reach out to youth who are seeking jobs, particularly women and rural youth, to educate, train and assist youth on how to get access to information on decent employments and opportunities, to obtain right skills for a job, and to make an informed decision on any job.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is the most youthful country in South East Asia with more than 50 percent of the total population under 25 and 21 percent between 15 and 24 years of age10. Although, unemployment rate in Cambodia is low, migration out of Cambodia (predominately to Thailand) is high. Young migrate in hope of better paid jobs and better skills, but there are evidences that they have faced unintended negative impacts such as trapping into unwarranted jobs which have less or no protection, or in worse case scenarios, they could become victims of exploitative and abusive employment practices, including human trafficking and forced labour 11.
Despite the recorded low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent among persons aged 15-2412, young people are up to three times more likely to be unemployed than adults (aged from 25). Moreover, it is found that the working poor and insecure informal employment sectors are also alarming. About 81 percent of all jobs are considered vulnerable; 80 percent of enterprises are informal and most people employed in agriculture rely on subsistence farming. Therefore, the country needs to create decent and productive employment opportunities for the young people including 270,000 new estimated entrants to the labour market every year.
While Cambodia has reached the level of development and rapid growth it knows today, and as the country transitions into the middle-income country category and faces increased regional and global competition, it is imperative to bring the human capital base to a higher level, with a skilled workforce that is responsive and adaptive to the changing labour market needs. To address these critical issues of youth employment, a United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) proposes to provide assistance to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). It intends to focus on facilitating young people’s entrance to the labour force while reducing inequalities – particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups- and ensuring young women and men are better able to meet labour demand.
This proposed UN Joint Programme capitalizes on the complementary mandates and areas of UN expertise, which, when pulled together can more effectively contribute to address the challenge of youth employment in Cambodia. Hence the programme will benefit from the combined strengths of ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV. UNDP brings a consolidated experience in capacity development and research for resilience building and human development.
It supports Cambodia toward achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. This recently launched UN JP takes a multi-sectoral approach to address the multi-dimensional issues connected to youth employability, drawing on the complementary mandates and areas of UN expertise from five UN agencies.
Through the Multi-Media Initiative for Youth, a number of multimedia products and services including TV shows, radio talk shows, Facebook page, Youtube channel, toolkits, roadshows, and community outreach activities have been created. To ensure sustainability and national ownership of the project impact, the National Employment Agency and Cambodia Broadcasting Services were engaged and received trainings from BBC MA. In addition, ongoing follow up and mentorship have been provided after the trainings.
Scope of Work:
To achieve the research objective, the consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
- Conduct training needs assessment of the Production Team
- Develop training materials based on the needs of the Production team and assessment report
- Provide two training’s to the Production Team
- Report on the assessment
- Report on the two training’s
UNDP Cambodia, Registry Office (Building No. 5)
No. 53, Pasteur Street, Boeung Keng Kang I
PO Box 877, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Attn: Procurement Analyst, Procurement Unit
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