Call for Applications – Supporting Existing Job platforms and connection platforms
The FORSA II programme includes the provision of Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLN) technical and digital training, Work Based Learning opportunities, and extensive soft skills sessions that will increase the capacity of trainees to apply for jobs and to retain them.
Mercy Corps will partner with private and public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes, private companies, local associations, incubators and online and offline job platforms to enable the participation of youth in targeted skills development aligning with market needs, to support access of young men and women to self-employment, and to improve job placement mechanisms in Lebanon in a sustainable manner.
Under Outcome 2 “Access to Employment”, Mercy corps will partner with 10 existing Job Platforms over several months in
order to assist these platforms to increase access to gig-work as well as linkages to more stable employment in
Mercy Corps is issuing this Call for Applications for existing job platforms and connection platforms who are operating in Lebanon and providing job opportunities in any sector in Bekaa and/or South. The call is also open to platforms who are not
currently operating in Bekaa nor South but have tangible and realistic plans to do so. Such platforms are encouraged to apply to this call anytime between 27 April 2021 until 31st of December 2021.
Mercy Corps aims to provide practical and relevant technical assistance and resource support to existing job platforms and connection platforms for targeting job seekers from Bekaa and/or South areas.
The aim of the support is to enhance the growth of the job platforms, improve the job placement mechanisms and services and ultimately increase the number of job matches.
- The job placement doesn’t need to be full time, it can be a fixed-term contract, part-time, consultant base, freelance, commission rate, hourly base and remote work.
Who can apply?
The platform has to be established for at least one year and to be operating in Lebanon and meeting the following eligibility criteria:
- Proven willingness and capacity to expand to Bekaa and/or South areas
- Agree to use support from FORSA II for the specific aim of improving job placement mechanisms
- Willingness to share any financial, job placement and other data with FORSA II team*
- Matched at least 12 job seekers with employers in the past 12 months
- At least 1 dedicated person available to follow-up on the matters of the business
*Noting that all documents and information shared with FORSA team members are treated as highly confidential and will not be shared publicly or with any 3rd party, and will only be used for the purpose of FORSA II program.
Preference will be given to job platforms that integrate one or more of the following components:
- Promote and foster innovation and creativity mindset
- Have social impact
- Encourage women participation
How to apply
Applications will only be considered by applying through the below link:
Open the “Call for Application” link, fill in the requested information and press on submit. All applications must be submitted through the above link.
Check your email: Mercy Corps staff will get back to you within 10 days after your submission of the 1st phase application.
Mercy Corps team will review the applications on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit applications at any time.
Interested applicants may request further program details, as well as inquire about the terms and conditions of this call by sending an email to: [email protected]
Mercy Corps may solicit feedback from external experts and may follow up with additional questions. At any stage, Mercy Corps reserves the right to pose clarifying questions and conduct discussions with some, all, or none of the applicants. Other applicants do not need to contact Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Mercy Corps may choose to incrementally fund selected application(s). Mercy Corps will not fund applications which, in its view, will result in duplicate or redundant activities. Mercy Corps anticipates making up to 10 awards to separate applicants, but the number of awards and amount of available funding is subject to change and Mercy Corps reserves the right to make no awards.