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Expert 3: Team Member Expert in Labour Market analysis (Category 2), Lebanon

"Technical Assistance and studies to provide options and plan for TVET services for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon"

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


Minimum required skills:

  • At least a Master's Degree (academic level) in in Economy, Statistics, Social sciences, Humanities, other related disciplines, or equivalent. (Compulsory).
  • At least 6 years' experience in the area in the sector(s) related to the lot (Compulsory).

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 3 years' experience in particular in Labour Market surveys/studies in at least 2 countries proven by a list of references, indicating time, scope, client, project team, and role of the expert (compulsory)
  •  Experience is at least 3 labour market surveys/studies (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 tracer studies (Asset)
  • Experience in Labour Market systems (Asset)
  • Experience in household (or similar) surveys (Asset)
  • Have experience in the Middle East (Asset)
  • A background on statistics (Asset)
  • Knowledge of the Lebanese context or of the challenges of Palestinian refugees' access to employment (Asset)

Please, in your CV, indicate the reference contact person/supervisor (contracting party not an individual at the consultancy company) for the assignments mentioned under the experience including an email address, as the EU Delegation to Lebanon may check the experience mentioned in the CVs.

SOFRECO references:
MGL - 020R
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