Philippines: Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines
Schuster, Stephen R.
Southeast Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
|Project Name||Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Finance sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|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.|
|Description of Outcome||JSP rollout by DOLE and PESOs commenced|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The JobStart Philippines program is in it's 5th year of implementation since the approval of the JobStart Act. A total of 35 PESOs have implemented the program. Implementation was deferred to 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation.|
|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)||To date, the Jobstart Program was implemented in 35 PESOs. JSP implementation in 18 PESOs is on-going for 2019. Capacity building activities for Bureau of Local Employment and Public Employment Services Offices are being conducted for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with a particular focus on technical-vocational integration, delivery of Life Skills Training, and gender-sensitive career guidance and employment facilitation. Activities carried out by the consulting firm, Scope Global, was completed in June 2019. The TA will continue to provide support for implementation of JobStart activities, particularly Life Skills Trainings throughout 2019, while reducing administrative support in line with growing ownership for implementation by local government units.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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||Schuster, Stephen R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD|
Department of Labor and Employment
Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St. Intramuros,
1002 Manila, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||10 Aug 2015|
|Fact Finding||11 Aug 2015 to 11 Aug 2015|
|Approval||30 Oct 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Oct 2015||21 Jan 2016||21 Jan 2016||31 Dec 2020||31 Mar 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,300,000.00||7,498,500.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||8,798,500.00||29 Sep 2021||6,664,653.20|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support for the Nationwide Rollout of JobStart Philippines: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2015|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Reducing Youth Not in Employment, Education, or Training through JobStart Philippines||Papers and Briefs||Jan 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Lead Implementation Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Sep 2020||23 Sep 2020|
|Life Skills Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Aug 2020||28 Aug 2020|
|Translator/proofreading||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Aug 2020||18 Aug 2020|
|Lead Implementation Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Mar 2020||05 Apr 2020|
|Event Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Mar 2020||06 Apr 2020|
|IT Coordinator (BLE-DOLE)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2019||08 Aug 2019|
|National Finance Officer (BLE-DOLE)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jul 2019||10 Jul 2019|
|Project Implementation Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2019||06 Jul 2019|
|National Project Administrator (PMO)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|National Finance Officer (PMO)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|National Project Administrator (ADB HQ)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|National Finance Officer (ADB HQ)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Jun 2019||24 Jun 2019|
|Capacity Building Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Apr 2019||01 May 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||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||1,239,774.00||—|
None currently available.