Request for Applications: Management of Talent Cloud Professional Development Program

Please note revised dates!

RFA Release Date: March 10, 2015
REVISED RFA Release Date: April 6, 2015
Questions Due Date: April 16, 2015
Responses to Questions: April 22, 2015
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Anticipated Period of Performance: June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2016


Workforce Connections (WC) is establishing a professional development program called the Talent Cloud. The Talent Cloud is an initiative that targets professionals working in development, specifically on the global youth employment problem. The objective of the platform is to equip workforce development professionals with technical and field knowledge, opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers, and provide access to experts and resources. The Talent Cloud identifies, creates and opens  career pathways for practitioners in order to encourage their own growth and contributions to workforce development.

The Talent Cloud aims to take experiential learning for development practitioners to scale by providing a replicable skills program for a greater impact on youth employment outcomes. The program will start small this year, in order to generate lessons and adapt the approach; it will likely expand in the future.

Workforce Connections is seeking an organization in Africa and one in Latin America to manage the fellowship program within their respective regions. The organization would be expected to recruit fellows into the Talent Cloud program and coordinate learning and work activities for the fellows aimed at helping them develop skills and networks that will better enable them to tackle employment challenges in their country. The organization will be responsible for 4- 5 fellows, who will complete their fellowships over a period of 9 months.  Profiles of potential fellows include but are not limited to young professionals working on skills development programs, career counsellors, young professionals working in recruitment or training in the private sector, public sector employees working on labor or education policy, etc.  Organizations in any country in Latin America or Africa are encouraged to apply.  Grant proposals for amounts of $50,000 US to $75,000 US will be considered.

For more information and to submit an application please go to:


April 30, 2015 at 4pm - 5pm

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  • Isaac Andrew Musoke
    commented 2015-04-03 11:35:45 -0400
    What a great opportunity yet for the young minds on the African continent for a tangible global impact!!