49117-001: Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49117-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Boothe, Robert A. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Finance
 
Project Name Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines
Project Number 49117-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8984-PHI: Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.30 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines (JSP) is based on the Philippine Development Plan, 2011- 2016 and will contribute to the government's efforts to increase youth employment rates. In particular, the project will support the government's efforts to establish the nationwide institutional setup for the JSP rollout and ensure 100,000 at-risk youth access JSP services under the rollout between 2015 and 2020.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome JSP rollout by DOLE and PESOs commenced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Capacity development of JSP Unit at DOLE headquarters and RDOs strengthened

2. Life skills curriculum developed and rolled out nationally

3. Capacity of 24 PESOs in JSP implementation developed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Jobstart Program is being implemented in 32 PESOs as of 2017, with plans to expand to additional PESOs going forward.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A firm will be engaged in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) to carry out activities under the TA. The consulting services under the TA will comprise of two international specialists: (i) the team leader with employment program experience (15 person-months) and the international finance officer (15 person-months). A total of nineteen national specialists will be engaged by Scope Global: (i) two finance experts to assist DOLE with financial management and government budgeted grant disbursements (10 person-months each), (ii) one information and communication technology expert (10 person-months) to assist DOLE with IT facilities for JSP, (iii) 14 training and internship officers (TIOs, 15 person-months each) will be recruited by the firm and placed with 24 PESOs on a rotating basis over 15 month period for capacity building, (iv) one communications and media relations expert will be engaged (10 person-months) to support development of and implementation of a communications and media strategy, and (v) one project administrator (15 person-months) will also be engaged. The firm will subcontract a life skills training provider to implement training program. Selection will be on a competitive basis with a fixed amount contract. The TA will be disbursed in line with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The purchase of equipment will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and such equipment will be turned over to the executing agency/implementing agency upon completion of TA activities.
Responsible ADB Officer Boothe, Robert A.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Labor and Employment
Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St. Intramuros,
1002 Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2015
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2015 to 11 Aug 2015
MRM -
Approval 30 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

TA 8984-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2015 21 Jan 2016 21 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 30 Oct 2015 939,728.30

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8984 31 May 2016 Scope Global Pty. Ltd (Australia) Level 1, 41 Dequetteville Terrace Kent T South Australia 5067 Department of Labor and Employment 1239774

Procurement Plan

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