Institutional capacity building

Further to the ToT trainings provided on Entrepreneurship and motivational skills training and SIYB tool as well the development of standardized short term trainings mentioned on the economic empowerment for returnees’ intervention, the ILO has partnered with various governmental institution to strengthen their capacity.

Capacity building training

  • Strengthened the capacity of government officials from MOLSA and FUJCFSA to promote youth employment in fragile settings in collaboration with International Training Center (ITC)-ILO.
  • Strengthen the capacity of government officials from the three regions in coaching and mentoring services to promote entrepreneurship for returnees in partnership with International Training Center (ITC)-ILO

Development of a reintegration directive

The ILO in close collaboration with MoLSA developed and validated a Reintegration package which is a tool that is expected to serve as a point of reference for the government, CSOs and NGOs working in the area. Based on recommendation, ILO supported MoLSA, National Anti-trafficking task force and Federal and Oromia Region Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency in the development of a national reintegration directive.

This directive that complements the Proclamation 909/2015 for the prevention and suppression of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and the Overseas Labour Employment Proclamation 923/2016, is expected to serve as a legal document to reinforce the use of common methods and approaches in reintegration of returnees. The directive among other things defined the institutional support and referral mechanism; the roles and responsibilities of different actors in the process; types, methods and phases of reintegration assistance to be provided by stakeholders as well as their level of engagement at federal and regional level; the coordination and collaboration frameworks amid involved stakeholders.

The Directive has been drafted by the task team and has been validated on 31 May 2018 by 41 (6F) government and non-government stakeholders at federal and regional level. Following the inclusion of comments from the validation workshop, on 25 September 2018 the 65/2011 Reintegration Directive has been endorsed by the Urban Development and Housing Ministry mandated for the effective reintegration of returnees through its Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency (FUJCFSA). Finally to enhance the awareness and understanding of government and non-government stakeholders on the newly endorsed directive, sensitization workshops have been scheduled from 12 – 23 November 2018.

Development of various assessment to increase knowledge management

  • Situations and needs assessment of Ethiopian returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – ILO commissioned an assessment to study the status and needs of KSA target skills development interventions towards labour market demand in order to better coordinate efforts in supporting their sustainable reintegration.
  • Assessment of the business services and training market – ILO conducted a study to clarify the demand of the target beneficiaries, both technical and decent livelihood needs as well as identify existing financial and non-financial service providers (and their capacity) to improve livelihood opportunities for returnees.
  • Rapid market assessment of six sectors – ILO conducted a study to help in identifying the sectors and value chains that are most able to absorb returnees in the country so as to better
  • National mapping of stakeholders working in migration and reintegration of returnees – In collaboration with the National Anti-Trafficking taskforce, the ILO is mapping out the existing stakeholders working on migration governance at federal, regional and woreda level in Ethiopia to improve coordination and collaboration
  • Assessment on the private employment agencies service provision in Ethiopia – In collaboration with MoLSA, ILO will assess the effectiveness of services provided by PrEA at national/local level and identify challenges and opportunities vis a vis the triangular employment relationship for possible concrete and actionable policy level recommendation in order to ensure decent work for beneficiaries.