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Request for Proposal: SITVES

Supporting Innovation in the Technical and Vocational Education Sector: Towards Productivity and Competitiveness (SITVES) is a three-year (2019-2022) CAD $1M project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). SITVES aims to contribute equitably to the socio-economic transformation of counties and Kenya’s development agenda through innovation, research with a focus on women and girls. Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is implementing this project in collaboration with two Kenyan partner organizations: Linking Industry with Academia Programme Trust (LIWA) and the Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI).

SITVES requires the services of a Canadian consultant from among CICan member institutions to support the delivery of specific outcomes and outputs of the project under Pillar 1: Innovation and Applied Research Hubs that includes the development of a toolkit and workshops on how to establish innovation and applied research hubs at up to four Kenyan Vocational Education and/or Training institutions. Please note that proposals must be submitted no later than 23:59 EST on September 27, 2019.

If eligible and interested in this RFP, please submit proposals (and any questions) to Tom Tunney, Manager of Operations/SITVES Project Leader at and copy to Catherine Paquin, Senior Program Officer at

Please note that the consultancy documents, submitted proposals as well as the expected deliverables will be in English only.