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NATIONAL CONSULTANT - PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT IN SUDAN TVET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

National Consultant - Private Sector Engagement in Sudan TVET System Development
Parent Sector: Field Office
Duty Station: Khartoum
Job Family: Projects Administration
Type of contract: Non Staff - Local
Duration of contract:  2 Months
Recruitment open to: External and internal candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Khartoum Time): 30 August 2021
 
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
 
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST:
UNESCO's Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme is an extra-budgetary funding mechanism and programme approach created in 2003. It is based on the understanding that education reforms, with a view to achieving internationally agreed education goals and targets, including SDG 4, will not be effective if countries lack the capacities to make them operational. With an overarching capacity development approach, the Programme seeks to improve the quality of education and increase learning opportunities, especially for girls, women, and disadvantaged population groups. As one of the priority countries of UNESCO's Education Sector, Sudan is currently benefiting from the CapED Programme with a focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
 
TVET delivery in Sudan is fragmented among the following:
The federal Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) for public and private universities and colleges;  technical colleges come under Sudan Technical University;
The federal Ministry of Education - Technical Education Department (MoE TED) for secondary technical education;
The Supreme Council for Vocational Training and Apprenticeship (SCVTA) under Ministry of Labor (MoL) ; for vocational training; and
The National Council for Technical and Technological Education (NCTTE).
 
The federal ministries and councils (NCTTE and SCVTA), are considered to act as the main mechanisms for coordinating multiple streams of TVET and aligning it with broader socio-economic goals. The Sudan federal system splits the responsibility for education, including TVET, between the federal and states levels. In spite of some progress achieved between the councils and ministries, coordination mechanisms and systemic channels for exchange of information are still missing.
 
The CapED project in Sudan aims at supporting the implementation of the TVET policy review recommendations with specific focus on:
Strategy development together with its implementation plan. On the policy level, only the governance will be fully addressed.
National dialogue regarding qualifications system.
Upgrading and quality development of selected TVET institutions.
 
Required Tasks:
Under the supervision of the Head of UNESCO Khartoum Office and the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator, the consultant will undertake the following tasks: 
The consultant will plan and organize meetings with the Sudanese Contractors Union (under the Sudan Business owners & Employers Federation) to develop an MoU (Deliverable) with UNESCO Khartoum office containing a draft proposal and action plan detailing steps needed and list of partners to develop an eventually accredited ToT guide and a student  manual on production and fitting of ceramic tiles with the involvement of relevant bodies, including experts, ceramic manufacturers and Ministry of Education (Federal and Khartoum state). The pilot will be implemented with a Technical Secondary School.
The consultant will plan and organize meetings with a selected private sector company to develop an MoU (Deliverable) with UNESCO Khartoum office to develop ToT and student manuals for production of Gum Arabic. The MoU to include a proposal and action plan detailing steps needed and list of partners to develop an eventually accredited ToT guide and a student  manual on cultivation and extraction of Gum Arabic in Omsayala District, Bara Locality in North Kordofan State, using CLC concept. The pilot will be implemented by local communities under the umbrella of CLCs.
The consultant will plan, facilitate and submit an agenda (Deliverable) for a workshop to discuss the TVET Strategy Draft, identifying participating private sector companies and unions, including related government bodies and international organizations to address the needs and expectations of private sector, including discussion of TVET  governance and the ToR of the proposed Sudan TVET authority (Its board membership, role and responsibilities). After the workshop the consultant will submit to UNESCO Khartoum a report incorporating observations, feedback and recommendations (Deliverable) collected from participants.
The consultant will plan, facilitate and submit an agenda (Deliverable) for a workshop, involving private sector companies and unions (represented mainly by HR Managers) to discuss NQF,  present recent studies on existing qualifications in Sudan, identify gaps, and collect private sector expectations from the intended NQF and their role, segregated by sector (i.e. Agricultural, industrial etc). Following the workshop, the consultant will submit a report about the workshop incorporating participants observations, feedback and recommendations (Deliverable).
 
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Education
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering, or a relevant degree.
 
Work Experience
Demonstrated 5 years (minimum) working experience of which at including project management in Education projects.
Developed detailed project action plans, budgets, events planning, workshops, meetings, conferences etc.
Local experience in private sector projects in Sudan, involving relevant government institutions, technical schools, colleges and vocational centers.
Familiarity with different types of industries, trade and professional unions.
Knowledge of export laws set by government of Sudan.
 
Deliverables
D1           UNESCO – Sudanese Contractors Union MoU + Action Plan about Ceramic
D2           UNESCO – Private Sector Company MoU + Action Plan about Gum Arabic
D3           TVET Strategy Draft Workshop with Private Sector agenda and report
D4           TVET NQF Workshop with Private Sector agenda and report
 
Skills/Competencies
-Excellent analytical, planning, budgeting and reporting skills.
-Strong writing and communication skills in English and Arabic.
-Knowledge of UNESCO procedures and guidelines.
-A Team player.
-Able to work independently under pressure and willing to travel out of Khartoum on missions.
 
Languages
Fluency in English and Arabic languages.
 
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
 
To apply, please send CV to
. with the subject: (NATIONAL CONSULTANT - PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT IN SUDAN TVET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT).No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, email correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
 
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.