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National Consultant to Develop Vocational Training and Learning Curriculum Development (Agriculture, Handicraft and Small Business Management)
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||26-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||13d 8h 27m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Numbers of working day to be proposed by the Consultant|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||May - August 2021|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in the region. Close to 60 per cent are estimated to be less than 25 years of age. Projections show a rapid increase in the working-age population and a falling dependency ratio. Thus, in the medium-term, Lao PDR is set to benefit from the “demographic dividend” to the economy. However, the full benefits of the demographic dividend will be realised only if new jobs allow to keep pace with the working-age population's growth and only if young women and men are better equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge. This issue is all the more critical for the disadvantaged youth groups, including ethnic groups and female, in rural and most remote areas.
The project, with support from the Russian Federation, is an attempt to comprehensively and systematically address the inter-related barriers to youth empowerment. Which establishes an enabling environment for youth (nationally defined aged for youth – 15 to 35 years old) to realise their potential and undertake an important role in the socio-economic development of the country through enhanced social and economic opportunities, with a special focus on youth employability and social participation.
UNDP is collaborating with the Lao Woman’s Union (LWU), Lao’s People Youth Union (LYU), and the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism (MoICT). One of the activities of the project is to enhance facilities and curriculum of the Youth Model Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Khammouane and Huaphan provinces.
A needs assessment in both centers has been completed and new subjects to train in the technical training centers identified. The consultant is being sought to support curriculum development to deliver new life skills education curriculum. The consultant will design and develop curriculum for multiple formats of delivery in the fields of various agriculture and handicraft topics, food processing and small business management.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be collaborating with the LWU, LYU and other stakeholders on implementation and assessment processes to support conceptualization, design and implementation of formal and non-formal curriculum that will facilitate installment of new subjects to be trained at the technical schools.
The work will entail desk reviews of existing subjects and curriculum, facilitate the consultation meeting to obtain recommendations from relevant stakeholders, development of new curriculum, development of resource materials. Piloting is also expected with sample students and teachers.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
2. Design new Courses and Curriculum
3. Establish Organizational Curriculum Assessment and Development Road Map
Required Skills and Experience
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualification:
OFFEROR’S LETTER Price proposal could be quoted in LAK or US Dollar.
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY
Instructions for on-line submissions
Step 1: Please prepare all required documents electronically;
Step 2: Combine all documents in ONE SINGLE FILE (preferably in PDF, but Word format can be also accepted) and upload it to the UNDP Jobs links
Step 3: After that you will receive an auto reply from the UNDP jobs if your offer is received successfully.
Relevant Documents for Individual Contract
Female candidates and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit our website under the link below
CONFIDENTIALITY AND PROPRIETARY INTERESTS:
The Individual Consultant shall not either during the term or after termination of the assignment, disclose any proprietary or confidential information related to the consultancy service without prior written consent. Proprietary interests on all materials and documents prepared by the consultants under the assignment shall become and remain properties of UNDP.