Country: Rwanda
Organization: World University Service of Canada
Closing date: 20 Mar 2022

Position Title: Consultant – Trainer and Subject Matter Specialist

Location(s): Remote or based in Rwanda

Reports to: DREEM Refugee and Displaced Youth Inclusion Young Africa Works, Program Manager

Contract term: 4 days over the period 1 April, 2022- 30 April 2022

World University Service of Canada

WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to providing education, economic opportunities and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.

The Project

WUSC, through the DREEM project, plays a unique role as a technical assistance and strategic learning partner to the Mastercard Foundation and Mastercard Foundation partners. The DREEM project contributes to the Foundation’s commitment to meaningfully include refugee and displaced youth in their Scholars Program and Young Africa Works initiative.

Young Africa Works (YAW) supports Mastercard Foundation’s country partners and staff in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda to gain the knowledge, capacity and networks to meaningfully include and develop programming that meets the unique training and employment needs, opportunities and aspirations of refugee and displaced youth, especially young women.

Purpose of the assignment


The mandate of DREEM and Mastercard Foundation is the provision of tailored support to refugees, displaced young people and their host communities, and strengthening the resilience/capacity of the institution to facilitate sustainable pathways to dignified and fulfilling work for refugee and displaced youth.

Rwanda alone hosted a total of 137,975 refugees and asylum seekers at the end of February 2021.The refugees mainly of Congolese and Burundian origins are hosted in 6 refugee camps; Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Kiziba, Mahama and Mugombwa camps.

Under the Rwanda Young Africa Works (YAW) strategy, Mastercard Foundation aims to reach 1,000,000 youth with 300,000 job opportunities in the sectors of agriculture (horticulture, poultry and agroforestry), tourism and hospitality (garment, creatives, sports and tourism), digital economy and education and skills (TVETs). Of the 300, 000 jobs to be created, 3% (9,000 jobs) target refugee and displaced youth.

Through a series of webinars, WUSC will help the Foundation’s country partners and staff in Rwanda to gain the knowledge, capacity and networks to meaningfully include and develop programming that meets the unique training and employment needs, opportunities and aspirations of refugee and displaced youth, especially young women.

Scope of work

This assignment involves developing and delivering a webinar on the context of refugee and displaced youth inclusion in the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda. The webinar will answer the following questions:

How are refugees and displaced youth engaged in the creative industries and sports tourism sectors?

What are the challenges (including safeguarding risks) facing refugee and displaced youth in those 2 sectors?

What job opportunities both formal and informal, currently exist for them? Are women engaged differently than men; are the opportunities for women different?

Who are the local actors (including employers) currently promoting inclusion of refugee and displaced youth in the sector? What are they doing?Are they having greater success including some refugee groups than others and why?

How can Mastercard Foundation support the local actors to better serve the refugees including women working in this sector in Rwanda?


The assignment entails development of 1.5 hour webinar content on the subject matter.The consultant is expected to refer from current publications/authentic articles (done in the last 5-years). While the context is Rwanda, we encourage collating findings with information from other countries that host refugees including Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.


A webinar presentation (PPT slides) for the relevant subject matter

A summary (no more than 7 page write up on the workshop subject matter

A proposed guest speaker where possible

Work with the YAW program manager to conduct a 1.5 hour webinar for the staff and partners of the Foundation


March, 2022: Submission of applications

March, 2022: Recruitment and selection of subject matter experts

April, 2022: Prepare the webinar

April, 2022: Deliver the Webinar (the context of refugees and displaced population in East Africa and Rwanda) to the Foundation’s staff and partners

Qualifications of the Consultants

The Consultant(s) is expected to have:

Ability to write insightfully and concisely in English

Excellent interpersonal skills

Significant experience conducting desktop studies, case studies

Experience hosting webinars

Ability to develop a high quality presentation deck preferably using softwares such as CANVA etc.

Expertise in the relevant subject matters (refugee inclusion and the tourism and hospitality sector)

Lived experience as a refugee or displaced person is a significant asset, however not a MUST.

Significant familiarity with refugee context in Rwanda **

How to apply:

Interested candidates should click here to apply before or on March 20, 2022. Candidates should submit one file to include a CV, sample of similar work conducted, one-page cover letter that details: 1) why they are an ideal candidate; 2) how they would approach the assignment; and 3) proposed budget outlining your daily rate.

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