Acciones en Employment

  • Improving service delivery for business owners in Edo State

    Start activities
    20-03-2023
    End activities
    15-09-2023
    Code
    2022-30
    Description
    The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) is a regional agency set up by the Edo State Government to support the creation of employment opportunities, job matching and skills reinforcement of the state population. This action, implemented remotely, contributed to the improvement of the services provided by EdoJobs to business starters and owners. Following an initial assessment and the elaboration of a roadmap for improved services, a ‘Mentorship and coaching guide for entrepreneurship’ was developed. The action was concluded with a capacity-building activity for a team of EdoJobs trainers. This cooperation involved Austrian, Lithuanian and Belgian expertise and was supported by the GIZ-SKYE project.
    Partner Institution
    Edo State skills development agency (EdoJobs)
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building, Individual capacity building (human resources development)
  • Improving the quality of services at day care centers for persons with disabilities

    Start activities
    29-08-2023
    End activities
    Ongoing
    Code
    2023-17
    Partner Institution
    PI Institute for social activities
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Assessment of human ressources of the State Labour Inspectorate (SLI)

    Start activities
    13-11-2023
    End activities
    Ongoing
    Code
    2023-26
    Partner Institution
    State Labour Inspectorate (SLI)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building Organisational management (structures & functions) Human resources management
  • Implementation of the Employability Enhancement Project for the development of Soft Skills

    Start activities
    12/07/2021
    End activities
    31-08-2022
    Code
    2021-11
    Description
    The request from the National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment (ANPEJ) of Senegal supported by the Employment Direction (DE) of the Ministry of Employment, Vocational Training, and Handicrafts and GIZ Youmatch initiative aimed at promoting the soft skills-based approach in the service offer for young jobseekers. Experts from Belgium and France supported their peers from ANPEJ and DE to agree on a common definition of soft skills, to identify a set of skills most relevant for the labour market in Senegal as well as to elaborate specific tools for job counsellors. A training of trainers through SOCIEUX+ e-learning platform was conducted to enable ANPEJ and DE staff to practically apply the tools and concepts developed during the action.
    Partner Institution
    National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building
  • Technical support for elaboration of strategic plan of ANPE /Appui Technique pour l’Elaboration d’un Plan Stratégique de Développement de l’Agence Nationale pour l’Emploi (ANPE)/

    Start activities
    20/05/2021
    End activities
    15-09-2022
    Code
    2020-32
    Partner Institution
    National Employment Agency [Agence Nationale pour l'Emploi] (ANPE)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building
  • Soft skills: a strategic challenge for youth employment – e conference

    Start activities
    12/03/2021
    End activities
    30/03/2021
    Code
    2020-29
    Description
    The online conference « Les soft skills : un enjeu stratégique pour développer l’employabilité des jeunes » organized by the National Agency for Employment of Togo together with SOCIEUX+ and the YouMatch Global Initiative on innovative employment services for youth funded by German cooperation agency GIZ gathered more than 80 participants from 15 African and EU countries to discuss how soft skills – or life skills and competences that are necessary to enter, to maintain and/or change employment, but that cannot be confirmed by formal working experience or diplomas (unlike technical skills) – are changing the labour market of the future and how public employment services can take the advantage of this emerging concept to reinforce the employability of vulnerable groups, including young people, rural population of women. Experts from France mobilized by SOCIEUX+ presented their expertise together with their peers from African Countries.
    Partner Institution
    National Agency for the Promotion of Employment [Agence Nationale pour l'Emploi] (ANPE)
    Type of Assistance
    International events (awareness raising)
  • Webinar on Labour Market Information Systems for the New Decade

    Start activities
    22/09/2020
    End activities
    30/09/2020
    Code
    2020-28
    Description
    The single activity was centered on the preparation and delivery of a webinar for staff of Rwanda Workers' Trade Union Confederation to enhance knowledge about Labour market information systems by sharing experiences of PES at different levels of economic development. The activity took place in the framework of the international training programme “Productive Employment and Decent Work for Sustainable Development”, carried out by Arbetsförmedlingen, the Swedish Public Employment Service.
    Partner Institution
    Rwanda Workers' Trade Union Confederation (CESTRAR)
    Type of Assistance
    International events (awareness raising)
  • Training of Trainers for employment counsellors on the development of soft skills for job seekers  [Formation des Formateurs, pour former les Conseillers emploi …]

    Start activities
    05/04/2021
    End activities
    15/05/2022
    Code
    2020-27
    Description
    Experts from Belgium and France conducted a remote assessment of the capacities, gaps and needs of the ANPE Togo, with particular reference to support services available to young entrepreneurs and jobseekers for reinforce their employability through the development of soft skills. Based on the assessment, experts delivered a training of trainers to selected ANPE’s staff.
    Partner Institution
    National Agency for the Promotion of Employment [Agence Nationale pour l'Emploi] (ANPE)
    Type of Assistance
    Human resources management
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Employment Administration and its public services [Renforcement des capacités de l’administration de l’Emploi et de son service public]

    Start activities
    15/03/2021
    End activities
    06/11/2022
    Code
    2020-26
    Description
    The Directorate General for Employment of the Ministry of Employment, Youth and Sports of Mauritania requested SOCIEUX+ to formulate an organization audit and address the most needed gaps in terms of individual capacities. Following the assessment, a cycle of trainings has primarily targeted management strategies and human resources development. Among the topics covered by the training sessions were managers’ compliance with the organizational strategy, change management and female leadership.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Employment, Youth and Sports [Ministère de l’Emploi, de la Jeunesse et des Sports]
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Support for the definition of the strategic plan of the Niger employment agency, and adaptation of the services provided to companies and job seekers

    Start activities
    23/12/2020
    End activities
    06/03/2022
    Code
    2020-12
    Description
    The National Agency for the Promotion of Employment requested SOCIEUX+ assistance in enhancing the quality of its services to job seekers. French and Spanish experts worked on providing the ANPE with concrete actions to take place to streamline and improve its services among the different agencies, with the resources available. A handful of job counselors also benefited from a training of trainers to have a multiplying effect with newcomers.
    Partner Institution
    National Agency for the Promotion of Employment
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building
  • Design of training structure and formalization of a training course for young business creators in Mauritania

    Start activities
    04/01/2021
    End activities
    17/06/2022
    Code
    2020-08
    Description
    The Action responded to the partner’s need to have available strategies and practices apt to enhance entrepreneurship’s skills through training to young entrepreneurs. Experts from Belgium and France assessed the existing entrepreneurship support ecosystem and defined of a roadmap for setting up comprehensive training services for young entrepreneurs and training of trainers/coaches. The further activities were dedicated to jointly build training modules of the curriculum in entrepreneurship, and to deploy a 5-days training of trainers on entrepreneurship for the partner’s agents.
    Partner Institution
    Patronal Federation of Services and Self Employment
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building
  • Capacity building of employment advisors and job developers on soft skills

    Start activities
    08/10/2020
    End activities
    15/04/2022
    Code
    2019-33
    Description
    This action in collaboration with the National Employment Fund of Cameroon, aimed at improving services provided to job seekers, more specifically by assessing capacities of job counsellors on the topic of soft skills. Experts from France and Belgium focused on empowering job counselors in the appropriation of techniques and key skills of job counseling, with an emphasis on young job seekers. A large number of job counselors took part in the construction of training of trainers, involving staff from Yaoundé and Douala.
    Partner Institution
    Natinal Employment Fund [Fond National de l'Emploi] (FNE)
    Type of Assistance
    Capacity building
  • Strengthening employment opportunities for people living with disabilities

    Start activities
    11/01/2021
    End activities
    20/01/2022
    Code
    2019-19
    Description
    The Organization of persons with disabilities “Ravenstvo” (Equality) is committed to the improvement of the situation of persons with disabilities in Kyrgyz Republic, their autonomy and equal participation in all spheres including labour market. Supported by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ravenstvo worked together with the experts from Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Portugal mobilised by SOCIEUX+ to develop a project of a university disability-friendly career center for students of secondary and higher education. A study visit to Finland provided Kyrgyz partners from the ministry, civil society and universities with practical understanding of how education and labour market integration works in the EU.
    Partner Institution
    Union of people with disabilities
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building
  • Promotion of employment among people living with disabilities (Promoción del empleo para personas con discapacidad)

    Start activities
    24/06/2019
    End activities
    12/06/2020
    Code
    2018-23
    Description
    SOCIEUX+ has addressed the needs formulated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion of Peru in view of improving labour insertion of persons with disabilities. The action strategy has addressed three dimensions. Firstly, experts from Spain assessed the current Department’s tools and policies aimed at promoting employment among persons with disabilities. Secondly, they provided capacity building for key partner staff, particularly regarding the setup of appropriate communication channels. Finally, experts accompanied the partner’s efforts to reinforce public-private partnerships, namely to involve private firms in strategies aimed at meeting the needs of the target population and to promote their labour insertion.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion; Directorate for Promotion of Employment for Workers with Disabilities
    Type of Assistance
  • Capacity development for Stragtegic on Employment [Diagnostico, capacitación, diseño e implementación de estrategias relacionadas con temas de empleabilidad

    Start activities
    08/12/2018
    End activities
    13/08/2018
    Code
    2018-12
    Description
    The local government of the Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá in Colombia wished to reduce skills mismatch and bottlenecks in the labour market at regional level through efficient labour intermediation. Experts from France and Spain mobilised by SOCIEUX+ conducted, together with the partners, an assessment of the services provided to job seekers by the relevant regional entities. They then shared suggestions based on European models during a workshop that brought together local authorities and labor-market stakeholders.
    Partner Institution
    Local Government - Valle de Aburra Metropol, Antioquia [Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburra
    Type of Assistance
    Capacity building
  • Sharing of International Experience for a National PES Reforms

    Start activities
    Jun-18
    End activities
    Jul-18
    Code
    2018-13
    Description
    A single-activity action in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China. Experts from Austria and Sweden shared European and regional models and practices on the work of public employment services as to feed ongoing efforts by Chinese authorities in view to set up a consistent employment policy framework in China.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
    Type of Assistance
    National events (awareness raising)
  • Social security for internal migrants and the informal sector [Sécurité sociale des travailleurs migrants et formalisation des travailleurs du secteur informel]

    Start activities
    04/02/2018
    End activities
    09/02/2018
    Code
    2017-20
    Description
    SOCIEUX+ organized and delivered a training involving staff of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Cameroon regarding the transition to formal work and the social rights to which informal workers should be entitled. Experts from France have displayed international principles and norms and presented indicators that can accompany a policy of formalization.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
    Type of Assistance
    Individual capacity building (human resources development)
  • Support to extension of social protection to the informally employed, unemployed and graduates in first employment

    Start activities
    oct-2015
    End activities
    oct-2015
    Code
    2015-03
    Description
    The Social Security Commission Development Fund (SSC-DF) is a Government-owned institution mandated to design and operate several social insurance schemes that cater for matters such as maternity leave, occupational injuries, extended sick leave, medical cover and retirement benefits. It also has a non-contributory branch which acts as a labour market institution to promote employability and stimulate employment creation. The SSC-DF aspires at becoming the leading agency for social security and insurance in Namibia. The original objectives of the action were to support the extension of the coverage of social protection to the informal economy, and to explore the feasibility of setting up a national internship and/or apprenticeship programme, helping to bridge the transition from school to work for recent graduates. Upon an assessment mission which reviewed and provided the SSC-DF with recommendations on how to address the existing political and institutional processes associated with the extension of social protection coverage to the identified target groups. The needs however to implement these recommendations were beyond sole short-term technical assistance as what SOCIEUX could provide alone.
    Partner Institution
    Social Security Commission Development Fund
    Type of Assistance
    Regulatory & Policy
  • Support the implementation of OECD’s recommendations on human capital development

    Start activities
    nov-2017
    End activities
    In process
    Code
    2017-13
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labor and Promotion of Employment of Peru (Ministerio de Trabajo y de Promoción del Empleo (MTPE)), Dirección de Normalización y Certificación de Competencias Laborales.
    Type of Assistance
    Training
  • Management of funding proposals for income-generating activity grants

    Start activities
    apr-16
    End activities
    apr-17
    Code
    2015-21
    Description
    French experts accompanied by regional experts from Cameroon and Madagascar assessed the Income-generating Activities (AGRs) programme of the Fonds Nationale d'Aide Sociale (FNAS) of Gabon, as well as the capacity building needs of its staff. Strategic and technical support was provided to the elaboration of the FNAS’ plan of action for 2021, followed by a strategic orientation to the definition of corporate long-term objectives. The third activity focused on the formulation of a Logical Framework mirroring the three axes of the strategic orientation, namely: Governance, strategic approach and framework of actions; Financial capacity and autonomy; Development of operational modalities and FNAS procedures for AGRs. A final training clarified ways for FNAS staff to play a role in implementing the objectives and expected results of the new Logical Framework.
    Partner Institution
    National Fund for Social Assistance [Fonds Nationale d'Aide Sociale (FNAS)]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Employability strategy for youth – Linking technical and Vocational education and training to vocational and labour market

    Start activities
    #N/A
    End activities
    #N/A
    Code
    2017-04
    Description
    Assist the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA) in the definition of its roadmap and development plan on Employment, TVET issues and especially for strengthening youth employment and qualification
    Partner Institution
    Punjab Social Protection Authority
    Type of Assistance
    Other
  • Capacity building for East and Central African social security agencies

    Start activities
    sep-17
    End activities
    nov-17
    Code
    2017-05
    Description
    The action aimed to strengthen the capacity of the East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) to design and conduct training in favor of its member organizations The three activities’ deliverables are similar and consist in the materials presented by SOCIEUX-mobilized experts/trainers throughout the three sessions and pertaining to social protection coverage, leadership and ethics, and occupational safety and health. The participating experts came from Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands
    Partner Institution
    East and Central Africa Social Security Association
    Type of Assistance
    Training
  • Public policies for the promotion of green jobs among the youth

    Start activities
    09/04/2018
    End activities
    13/04/2019
    Code
    2017-09
    Description
    This action is part of a series of actions in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (MTPE) of Peru, in the area of labour and employment. In this circumstance, the MTPE aimed to formulate a sectoral plan to promote the ‘green economy’ and ‘green jobs’. Experts from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands shared technical inputs, key-concepts and European and regional good practices with civil officers from the MTPE, other relevant Ministries, and local governments and communities. The main outcome of the action was a better understanding by local partners of the economic, occupational, social and environmental potential of the green economy, including in terms of employment.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion [Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Strengthening innovation, entrepreneurship and formation of informal sector vendors

    Start activities
    04/02/2018
    End activities
    12/07/2018
    Code
    2017-16
    Description
    The Instituto para la Economia Social (IPES) of Bogotá provides care and attention to informal street vendors. This action served the purpose of setting up tools for the design, the management and the follow-up of policies related to training, work and employment of informal street vendors. French experts first assessed IPES’ current programme in favor of street vendors, including orientation counselling, vocational training, training on merchandising. Recurrent problems were identified, and assessment results presented and discussed with the partner and its teams. A set of preliminaries recommendations was formulated. Specific attention was given to evaluate the actions aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among street vendors.
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Social Economy [Instituto para la Economia Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Information and communication technology tools development

    Start activities
    Jul-18
    End activities
    28/02/2019
    Code
    2017-31
    Description
    The request of the Gabonese National Center for the Promotion of Employment (ONE) was meant to mobilize peer support in view of the validation and deployment of a new digital tool designed to improve the labour intermediation services provided to Gabonese users. Only a single activity was implemented, bringing French experts to Gabon to conduct an audit of the information system and the web tools in place at ONE.
    Partner Institution
    National Employment Office [Office national de l'emploi]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Capacity building for better employment services, strategy and planning for youth employment

    Start activities
    Sep-18
    End activities
    24/01/2020
    Code
    2017-34
    Description
    The Agence Nationale pour l'emploi (ANPE) of Benin required SOCIEUX+ technical support to set up a ‘training and skills’ development plan to empower its intermediation services in 12 local agencies. The first mission was dedicated to a systemic and organizational diagnosis of the ANPE. The second activity was oriented to the definition and elaboration of a training plan for employment counsellors dealing with jobseekers, companies, and the self-employed, and for the heads of local agencies. The third activity focused on the services delivered by counsellors to jobseekers, namely, how to conduct a counselling interview). Finally, experts delivered a remote training workshop intended to give counsellors the right tools to strengthen their relationships with private firms and to meet employers' recruitment needs. All experts mobilized came from public entities, notably public employment services, of Belgium and France.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour, Public Administration and Social Affairs (MTFPAS)
    Type of Assistance
  • Organisational review of Public Employment Services for the improvement services for youth integration in labour market

    Start activities
    Jul-18
    End activities
    29/11/2019
    Code
    2017-35
    Description
    The action served the purpose of increasing the efficiency and visibility of the Guinea’s Agency for Employment Promotion (AGUIPE) in order to enable it to address the high rate of youth unemployment, especially among the graduated youth and those who benefitted from vocational education and training (VET). Two initial activities allowed French experts to carry out a systemic and organizational diagnosis of AGUIPE and to formulate recommendations in order to strengthen, develop and diversify AGUIPE's services. Finally, experts from Belgium and France have assessed the digital tools available to AGUIPE to promote its role and the services provided, particularly the website and the use of digital media as vehicle of communication towards large constituencies.
    Partner Institution
    Guinean Agency for Employment Promotion [Agence Guinéenne pour la promotion de l'emploi]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Job Impact Assessment of Public Investments

    Start activities
    21/05/2018
    End activities
    25/05/2018
    Code
    2017-40
    Description
    The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of Ghana requested SOCIEUX+ assistance for improving its internal capacity and analytical tools devoted to analyse labour market dynamics as a way to bring forward informed employment strategies. Training provided by public experts from the United Kingdom and Portugal to Ghanaian officials targeted the development of the labour market information system (LMIS), while methods of evaluation of active labour market policies were presented. Experts also formulated specific recommendations on how to systematically improve the operation of public employment services’ (PES) centers, which play a capital role in promoting employment opportunities and creating the conditions to match labour demand and supply.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME)
    Type of Assistance
    Information management systems