Project Overview and Role:
Since its inception in March 2017, the USAID Economic Competitiveness Project (ECP) has been working under two main objectives: Equipping for growth (increased business capacity) and governing for growth (improved business enabling environment), implementing a strategy aimed at (i) generating tangible economic growth, (ii) creating jobs, (iii) stimulating innovation, and (iv) catalyzing policy reforms to address the limitations on growth and economic opportunities that encourage migration. ECP has been jointly working with US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in expanding the H-2 visa program to boost the agricultural- and service- sectors and reduce irregular migration in El Salvador.
The objective of this project is to rapidly and exponentially expand the H-2 visa program in El Salvador, which allows qualified Salvadoran laborers to work for temporary periods in key U.S. industries suffering labor shortages, mainly agriculture. Previously El Salvador processed less than 200 H-2 visas annually. Through an initiative spearheaded by the Government of El Salvador, the goal is to expand this number to no less than 10,000 participants in a five-year span.
A three-pillar approach has been taken to reach the yearly goals of deployed workers by: a) An outreach campaign aim at developing marketing strategies for advertising Salvadoran workers with potential U.S. employers, b) Strengthen the capacity of the Government or other non-governmental institutions to assist potential employees by expanding their national and subnational capacities, c) Develop strategic and long term partnerships with US visa agencies, US Visa petitioning companies, and other institutions to promote El Salvador a labor source country for temporary and legal workers.
Coordinate with Ministry of foreing affairs (MOFA) Outreach, worker facilitation, monitoring and marketing to advertise Salvadoran workers to U.S. Businesses and potential employers for expanding the H-2 Visa program in El Salvador.
Consultants must meet the following criteria:
- Proven experience working with migration programs or consulates or other related governmental institutions.
- Proven experience from related private sector such as: human resource, sales, or marketing.
- Desirable database management, logistics coordination and/ or monitoring skills.
- Computer skills: Office package (excellent knowledge of Word, excellent knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.
- Proven experience with client relationship management.
- Fully bilingual (English / Spanish).
Placement of consultancy:
The consultancy will be fully remote.
The consultant will have a period of four (4) months to develop the consultancy.
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How to apply
To apply: Interested consultants should submit:
For international consultants:
Expression of interest by sending a cover letter.
Copy of the passport.
CV with support documents (degrees).
For Salvadoran consultants:
Expression of interest by sending a cover letter.
CV and supporting documents (degrees).
Copy of the consultant’s taxpayer identification number.
Copy of the national Identity document (DUI).
Interested candidates should submit their expression of interest by sending a cover letter, resume, and supporting documents (degrees), copy of passport or identity document, requesting the bidding conditions for the presentation of the technical and economic proposal to the following email addresses: [email protected] with a copy to Ana.Di[email protected] and [email protected] no later than July 12th , 2023 referring to RFP-069-2023 “ONE CONSULTANT TO COORDINATE WITH THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: OUTREACH, WORKER FACILITATION, MONITORING AND MARKETING TO ADVERTISE SALVADORAN WORKERS TO U.S. BUSINESSES AND POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS FOR EXPANDING THE H-2 VISA PROGRAM IN EL SALVADOR
Proposals will be received until July 21, 2023.
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