Local Education Expert on revision of State Education Standard and corresponding Modular Program for professional occupation “Operations of Computers”


Localidad : YEREVAN, Armenia
Fecha límite de postulación :14-Aug-22 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :National Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Duración del contrato inicial :August-30 November, 2022 (50 work days)

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Antecedentes

The Project aims at supporting the fulfilment of youth’s potential and wellbeing in the regions of Armenia through youth economic empowerment, including improved education opportunities, facilitated labour market transition and fostered entrepreneurship across 4 target regions of Armenia: Kotayk, Gegharqunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.

The Project sets out to achieve the following 3 objectives:

  • Objective 1: Increase the employability of the youth in vocational education and training by addressing the mismatch of the labor market demand and supply sides.
  • Objective 2: Facilitate transition to work for the youth in the target regions.
  • Objective 3: Support economic empowerment of young people in the target regions, especially in rural and remote areas.

Within the 1st objective the Project is addressing challenges of vocational education and training system, its responsiveness to the regional labor market demand, the necessity for new or updated competency-based State education standards and corresponding curricula to form a labor force as per requirements of the regional employers representing export-potential and emerging economic sectors of Armenia across 4 target regions of the Project. 

For the informed decision-making, the Project Management jointly with the National Center for TVET Development responsible for the introduction of new and revision of the existing Sate Education Standards in TVET sector has reviewed acting list of education programs currently delivered by the TVETIs across 4 target regions of the Project and cross-referenced the qualifications currently delivered by the TVETs to the occupations demanded by the local labor market.

Based on the results of the assessment it was decided together with the National Center for TVET Development to initiate the revision of 2 State Education Standards with the 2 Modular Programs for 2 vocational trades highly demanded by the regional labor markets: Computers operator (preliminary level of professional education) and Technician on assembling and maintenance of gas supply equipment and systems (middle-level of professional education). 

The development of the proposed State education standard and Modular Program is dating back to 2013. So, there is a need to revise it in 2022.

The revised State Education Standard along with the Modular Program will help to form a labor force that will better match the current requirements of the regional employers in the said areas.

It is noteworthy mentioning that the Project addressing competency-based content of the State Education Standards as well as Modular programs will contribute to the formation of more employable labor force for the above-mentioned  occupations addressing needs of youth enrolled into formal professional education as well as adults enrolled into non-formal short-term modular programs thus reaching wider segments of population and contributing to the formation of competitive human resources with better access to income and decent jobs as a way to assure economic resilience of the target regions.

The subcomponent of the Project on revision of the State education standard with the corresponding Modular Program will be implemented by a team of local experts (working group/WG) led by a task lead. A team of local experts (WG) must be comprised of 3 members: 1. Compliance Expert from National Center of VET development as national body responsible for development and revision of Sate Education Standards; 2. Education Expert on the subject matter from relevant education and training institutions, and 3. Expert-practitioner representing employers’ community on the subject matter.

Revision of the State Education Standard as well as Modular Program is aligned to the procedures currently applied by the National Center of VET Development.  Accordingly, occupational descriptor has to be reviewed and formulated based on the information to be collected to define the scope of professional activities for accountant. In the occupational descriptor the key focus has to be around clarification of professional role, identification of problem areas of job responsibilities, clarification of work processes and performance indicators for accountant.  It is also expected to define requirements for knowledge, skills and capabilities, level of computer literacy and language skills.


Deberes y responsabilidades

 

Local Education expert on Operations of computers for preliminary level of professional education will work under the direct supervision of “Unleashing Employment and Income Generating Opportunities for Youth in the Regions of Armenia” Project Coordinator and in close cooperation with the Task Lead and other WG members.  

An education expert will be responsible for the following:  

  • Develop/revise evaluation tools and methodology of the Standard and Modular Program as well as to assure that required resources are included in the State educational standard and modular program for Operators of Computers
  • Develop performance indicators, which are in line with the learning outcomes
  • Develop other mandatory sections of the Modular Program
  • Develop requirements for final assessment. 

Expected Deliverables:

Deliverables

Delivery date

1. Revised Education Standard for Operators of computers is in place

October 15, 2022

2. Revised Modular Program for Operators of Computers is in place

November 15, 2022

3. Revised Education Standard with corresponding Modular Program for Operators of Computers is accepted by the National Center of TVET Development

November 30, 2022

Payment Terms:

Payment will be made in the following instalments upon completion of the tasks under each output and approval of deliverables by the UNDP country office:  

  • Deliverable 1: 50% 
  • Deliverable 2 and 3:  50%


Competencias

  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of the principles of competency-based education standards to address them
  • Good knowledge of TVET system in Armenia 
  • Strong partnership and team-working skills and focus on results
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage set priorities


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

Education:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or computer sciences 
  • A relevant university degree in combination with qualifying experience in accounting may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: 

  • At least 5 years of experience in development of education standards and modular programs for IT sector    
  • At least 3 years of experience in delivering IT classes with the focus on computer maintenance   
  • Experience in implementation of education policy engagements is plus.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral Armenian language skills
  • Good command of English and Russian languages is an asset   

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

  • Financial Proposal and Availability formOFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP (A total lump sum  option is applicable for this assignment)
  • CV shall include Education/Qualification, Processional Certification, Employment Records /Experience

General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

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