SUBMISSION OF ICT FULL STACK CALL FOR PROPOSAL (CFP) IS OPEN on Bigportal.org.ng Closes on Sept 27, 2017 The application portal is now open for submission of Full Stack Call For Proposal: Please click here to access and submit your completed application forms. Only application forms submitted online via the PORTAL will be considered.
You can download the CFP Guideline for ICT Full Stack Training HERE.
Closing deadline for submissions on the portal is now September 27, 2017.
Enquires regarding the Full Stack Call for Proposal can now be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A BUSINESS PLAN FOR SUSTAINABLE TRAINING, MENTORSHIP AND JOB PLACEMENT OF FULL STACK MOBILE AND WEB SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS UNDER THE INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS WINDOW
The Growth and Employment (GEM) Project, a World Bank funded project implemented by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) is pleased to invite proposals from an institution or consortium (academic institutions, industrial centres, research institutions, business membership organisations, and non-governmental organisations) to develop a sustainable training programme delivering market driven full stack mobile and web developer training to Nigerian ICT graduates. Trainees will graduate with market demanded skills, and during training will have been exposed to potential employers or have gained experience navigating outsourcing platforms. The proposed model must demonstrate financial sustainability beyond GEM support, and show how it will continue to evolve such that as market skills requirements change, the training and training resources adapt to meet industry needs. GEM will support detailed design, establishment and piloting of the model, during which pilot phase 250 trainees will be taken through to graduation. Success criteria for the support will include placement of graduates with employers, or validated evidence of viable self-employment being undertaken.
At the end of the pilot, Nigerian ICT graduates will therefore have access to an affordable, accessible, evolving and ongoing market driven full stack / web developer training programme. The ICT industry will have access to an ongoing supply of trained employees that meet their skills needs. Proposals will in part be appraised on innovative ways of ensuring post-graduation employment or self-employment for trainees. The business model should indicate sustainable self-funding capacity upon conclusion of the GEM funded pilot. 2
The Information Technology sector continues to sustain its position as the fastest growing industry in the Nigerian economy, spurred by the liberalization of the sector in the early 2000s. The industry’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from less than 0.5% in 2001 to 11% in 2015 (Adepetu, 2015). With a population in excess of 160 million (about 70 million of which are youths), the ICT industry has the potential to drive the national economic growth at the much desired double-digit rate. Software development is a key driver of a new world that is advanced by ICT knowledge. There are many opportunities for the software industry in Nigeria given the low capital entry requirements. The major requirement for the software industry is human capital and with the country’s size and abundant supply of low cost computer science graduates, Nigeria stands a chance to provide highly skilled professionals with absolute wage comparative advantage in the international software market. Nigeria is Africa’s busiest ICT market because of the trading, importing and consumption in ICT, but consumption is not a strength in the new economy (Jide Awe, undated). The value chain consists of the creators, distributors, resellers and consumers. To make sense of the ICT revolution, Nigeria should ensure that it carves out a niche in the high value, creative portions of the value chain. Software opportunities can unleash the potentials of the Nigerian nation. With its large, youthful, educated and enterprising populace, software provides Nigeria with a unique opportunity. There is a big opportunity to remake the software space because of the fundamental shift of the software business focus from just the corporate market to the consumer experience. Localization of software makes software relevant – the use of local language content promotes digital inclusion for all. Software localization deepens inclusion when it includes the adaptation of software (translation, design, icons and graphics) to fit a local cultural context and environment. Software presents Nigeria with an opportunity to take a high up position in the global ICT value chain.