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 centre, 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.
In particular, the tasks are to:
(a) Review status and quality of UNRWA TVET system and of other TVET services provided to Palestine refugees. Assessment of curricula and trainers from a competence based approach and develop occupation, qualification and assessment standards for the STC specialisations to be done and to be taken into consideration in the analysis. Third party assessment of the trainers to be done on the standards developed.
(b) Based on the review, propose and make adjustments for greater effectiveness and efficiency as needed in close consultation with the EU.
(c) Consult with the relevant stakeholders in the selected specialisations, and public and private sectors on options for the TVET centre.
(d)Elaborate options for the TVET centre with implications and costs for each one including the possibility of transferring the centre to another operator/s (indicating options if different ones).
(e) Identify and analyse the main risks which directly or indirectly may affect the different options, and the triggers for these risks, along with possible mitigating measures that are under control or influence of UNRWA,
(f) Develop a calendared and costed business plan including the critical assumptions that should be taken into account in its implementation.
(g) Issue recommendations for monitoring, evaluation and audit mechanisms, as well as management and coordination arrangements for the new TVET programme.
(h) Provide elements on other actions to ensure the design of a viable, cost effective and impactful programme
Availability: immediate - mid-March 2019
Estimated workdays: Total 30