International Expert on Final Evaluation of the Projects

United Nations Development Programme, Baku, Azerbaijan

Skill Required:, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th January, 2020


Job Description

Background

The overall objective of the EU funded “Modernizing Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan” projects is to contribute to the modernization of the vocational education and training system in Azerbaijan, enhancing quality, equality, relevance and access in line with European standards and practices. The projects outputs are to improve quality of education for establishing labor market oriented VET system in Lankaran Economic Region, and to improve quality of education for increasing attractiveness of VET in Ganja city and neighboring regions, as well as increase employability among the youth.

“Support to the establishment of Regional Industrial VET Competence Centre in Ganja”

The specific objective of this action is to improve quality of education to increase attractiveness of VET in Ganja city and neighboring regions, as well as to adjust vocational education to the requirements of the industry. This specific objective will be achieved through strengthening the operational capacities of the Ganja State Vocational Education Centre on Industry and Technology to convert it to a modern Regional VET Competence Centre meeting labor needs of the industry.

“Establishment of Regional VET Centre of Excellence in Lankaran Economic Region”

The specific objective of the action is to improve quality of education through the establishment of labour market oriented VET system in Lankaran Economic Region. The specific objective will be achieved through strengthening the operational capacities of the Jalilabad Vocational Lyceum to convert it to a modern Regional VET Centre of Excellence (CoE) for occupations in agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

It should be noted that both the overall and specific objectives of this action conform to recent policy of the Government of Azerbaijan on diversification of economy through the development of non-oil sector, reduction of disparity between regions and Baku, development of human capital. As seen from the overall and specific objectives, this action will completely conform to the development policy of the Government of Azerbaijan and the projects will cover some of the highlighted challenges, existing problems and shortages of VET system defined in the policy documents.

The evaluator will be requested to evaluate the projects separately, therefore, the evaluation report considering the evaluation criterias and rating table, including the final recommendations will be submitted separately for each project.

Projects has following estimated results under the “Support to the establishment of Regional Industrial VET Competence Centre in Ganja”

  • Regional VET Competence Centre is established
  • Skills and employability of the graduates of VET Competence Centre are enhanced
  • Partnerships with private sector is established
  • Mechanism for recognition/validation of prior learning (competences) is developed and introduced
  • Awareness on EU best practices in VET is increased

Projects has following estimated results under the “Establishment of Regional VET Centre of Excellence in Lankaran Economic Region” projects

  • Regional VET Centre of Excellence is operationalized and modernised
  • Skills and employability of the graduates of VET Competence Centre are enhanced
  • Mechanisms established for partnerships with employers

Competencies

Qualifications and Competencies:

One independent evaluator will perform the evaluation. The evaluator should have prior experience in reviewing or evaluating similar projectss. Experience with UNDP/EU financed projectss is an advantage. The selection of consultants will be aimed at maximizing the overall qualities in the following areas:

  • At least university degree in a relevant discipline (e,g. social sciences, education, economics, law and other field relevant to ToR ;
  • Professional experience (minimum 7 years) with result-based management evaluation methodologies applying SMART indicators and evaluation/review experiences within UN/EU system;
  • Appproach to work indicating how this evaluaton will be conducted
  • Skype interview
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English; Russian will be an asset );
  • Demonstrable analytical skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least university degree in a relevant discipline (e,g. social sciences, education, economics, law and other field relevant to ToR ; (15 points)

Experience:

  • Professional experience (minimum 7 years) with result-based management evaluation methodologies applying SMART indicators and evaluation/review experiences within UN/EU system; (20 points, max points will be given to the candidate with relevant experiences covering all aspects indicated under the particular evaluation criteria)

Languages:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English; Russian will be an asset )

Source: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=89606


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