EOI : Expert consultant in TVET (Deadline : 17 August 2021)

UN agency: UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Antenna in Sarajevo (hereinafter UNESCO); Location: Home Based with travel within Bosnia and Herzegovina Application; Deadline: 17 August 2021 (Midnight, Paris time); Type of Contract: Individual Contract; Post Level: Local Languages; Required: English, BiH official languages (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian); Duration of Initial Contract: 01 September 2021 – 31 October 2021; Expected Duration of Assignment: 20 working days

The Antenna in Sarajevo of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe is seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals to support the project "Re-imagining Education for Marginalized Girls and Boys during and post COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina", by conducting the activity on Providing Guidance on Standards for Quality E-Learning in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed multiple structural challenges in the education systems of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among these are a lack of adequate access to E-learning-platforms, quality E-learning resources, as well as a lack of teachers’ capacities and joint standards for quality e-learning and provisions for leaving no-one behind. The project Reimagining Education for Marginalized Girls and Boys during and post COVID-19 unites UNICEF, UNESCO, ILO and UNV in “Delivering as One”. It seeks to strengthen the capacities of education authorities, teachers and trainers in 3 pilot administrative units: Republika Srpska, Una-Sana Canton and West-Herzegovina Canton. The aim is to provide quality and inclusive E-learning and blended learning during and beyond the pandemic as well as to address disadvantaged girls and boys and promote gender-equality.

Within this context, UNESCO and ILO will focus in particular on assisting TVET institutions and authorities in improving E-learning and blended learning. One of the project activities focuses on Supporting education government authorities in development of standards and technical capacities for developing of e-learning platforms for TVET schools.

To accomplish this task, a national consultant will be hired, to:

  • develop (in collaboration with an international consultant) a reference document that reviews international and national practices and includes recommendations and practical resources
  • conduct a seminar/ workshop for the respective education government authorities.