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Expert 1, Team leader (Category 1) - TVET sector, Lebanon (Beirut)

Lebanon (Beirut)
Technical Assistance and studies to provide options and plan for TVET services for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

Specific objectives

1) To provide UNRWA and other stakeholders with updated and relevant information, data, instruments and strategic analysis to support decision making and implementation of measures regarding the improvement of the quality and cost efficiency of TVET services to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
2) To provide detailed elements for the development of an EU support intervention based on the elements analysed and developed previously.

Requested services

Through technical assistance and studies, obtain updated and reliable information on the provision of TVET services to Palestine refugees in Lebanon, on the labour market needs; thoroughly assess the state and costs of UNRWA's Technical Vocational Training center, with its strengths and weaknesses as well as technical and financial needs; assess impact of shifting to competence based approach; develop scenarios/options and needs (technical and financial) to support the improvement of quality, relevance, cost efficiency and sustainability of TVET services (including, but not only, the option of transferring outside of the scheme of UNRWA's core-services provision indicating requirements and implications involved); development of elements for a mid-term business plan for the STC; to provide elements for a EU intervention in support to the vision and proposed plan.

The language of the contract is English.

Assignment duration: 7 months

  • Starting period: January, 2019 
  • Foreseen finish date: July 2019

Minimum required skills:

  • At least a Masters Degree (academic level) in Education, Social sciences, Humanities, Economics, Business Administration and/or management, Development or other related/relevant disciplines to this assignment, or equivalent professional experience. (Compulsory)
  • At least 12 years' experience in the area in the sector(s) related to the lot.(Compulsory)

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 6 years' experience in the TVET sector (compulsory)
  • Must possess experience of participating in at least three (03) TVET donor funded projects in at least 2 different countries. (Compulsory)
  • Experience in working with the competency based training (CBT) approach and occupational, qualifications and assessment standards development; (Compulsory)
  • Past team leader experience in a related mission (proven by a list project references, indicating time, scope, client, project team, and role of the expert). (Compulsory)
  • Excellent command of English (both spoken and written). (Compulsory).
  • Excellent report writing, good communication skills, adaptability and social awareness. (compulsory).

In addition to that, it would an asset if the expert had:

  • Experience in the Middle East (Asset)
  • Experience of implementing and/or evaluating TVET projects 3 evaluations (Asset)
  • Experience in running/managing a TVET school/s (Asset)
  • Experience in conducting feasibility studies in TVET proven by a detailed list of projects indicating time, scope, client, project team, and role of the expert. (Asset).
  • Experience of working at policy level in TVET sector with Government; (Asset)
  • Experience in tracer studies (Asset)
  • Experience with the National Qualification Framework (Asset).

Estimated amount of working days: 145

SOFRECO references:
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