The “Jobs, Skills and Finance (JSF) for Women and Youth in The Gambia” Programme is funded by the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC). The scope of ITC’s technical assistance focuses on improving the relevance, effectiveness, and accessibility of vocational and technical training to improve employability and job creation. The target beneficiaries are youth and women in the rural Gambia (North Bank Region, Lower River Region, and Central River Region).

The overall objective of the skills development component is to equip 3,500 youth and women with market-led skills to enhance employability, inclusiveness, and sustainable development. The skills development component has three components, namely 1. development of a National TVET Roadmap and skill gap assessment for priority sectors; 2. increased value proposition (quality, affordability, and accessibility) of training offerings to youths and women in target regions; and 3. improved quality of informal skills training and apprenticeship programmes.

The project has an overarching focus on promoting a green economy which will guide the identification and selection of economic sectors of opportunities such as renewable energy, sustainable construction, and eco-tourism, soil and water management, climate-smart agriculture, agroforestry, agro-processing, and agro-marketing, in line with the menu of investments of the local investments (LoCAL) mechanism

Rationale for the intervention


In line with the project objective of strengthening TVET in The Gambia and improving its accessibility, ITC will support the ICT capacity development of selected TVET partners.



In this phase, ITC is looking for a company /institution to conduct an assessment of digital skills gaps and needs among selected TVETs. This assessment will inform specific interventions to be developed by the JSF project on digital technology relating to TVET marketing and management by the said TVETs.

Scope of Services


ITC is looking for a company / institution to deliver on the assessment of digital skills gaps and needs on digital technology relating to TVET marketing and management among selected TVETs. The services include an assessment of ICT skills and development of plans to action to improve capacity in ICT areas relevant to TVET, such as:

  • Digital marketing
  • Online registration of students
  • M&E systems
  • Website building
  • Digital governance systems/ management


Deliverables and Timelines


Needs Assessment: conduct a skills gap and needs analysis on digital technology relating to TVET marketing and management for 17 companies selected by ITC
End June 2020
Digital growth strategic plans: the company/institution will provide recommendations on areas for improvement to the TVETs. Together with the TVETs, the company/institution will develop a strategic plan, including short, medium -term and long term goals.
14th July 2020
Final Report: the company/institution will report to ITC on the results of the needs assessment, the strategic plans developed, and include a proposal of technical support interventions required by the TVET institutions to reach the established goals. This proposal will inform the scope of Part II – Capacity Building.
End July 2020


Payment Schedule 


Payment (100%)
Upon submission of final report from the skils gap and needs analysis with key recommendations


Qualification and Experience of Institution 


The interested institution should have the following minimum qualification and experience:


  • The applicant must be a companies/institutions with all relavant compliance documents
  • At least 5 years’ of experiences in ICT-related trainings
  • Certified or experienced trainers in ICT and digital marketing who can conduct TOTs
  • Track record of doing similar assignments,
  • Good understanding of TVET practices especially of the Gambia,
  • Good report writing skills,
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and training manual development


Interested institutions are requested to submit their proposals (financial and technical) by or before 10th of June 2020 to and