International Expert On Guidelines Development And Establishment Of Competence Center In Vet

United Nations Development Programme, Baku, Azerbaijan

Skill Required:, Education ManagementPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2021

Job Description

The Government of Azerbaijan has recognized the importance of developing the VET system in the “Strategic Roadmap for Vocational Education and Training,” “Strategic Roadmap on SME development” (approved in 2016) and many other government programmes. The general objective of these policy documents is to reform Azerbaijan’s VET system and lead to better results through improvements in infrastructure, educational content, professional capacity, recognition of prior learning, internal quality assurance and social partnerships (including public-private partnerships).

The EU funded UNDP implemented project “VET for the future: Development of VET providers’ excellence in Azerbaijan” is intended to support the modernization of VET institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.  Project activities will be piloted in seven VET schools/centers (four in Baku and three in the regions - Ganja, Jalilabad and Sheki). The selected regions are a top priority for the Ministry of Education, especially for State Agency on VE and have been selected based on factors such as labor market relevance, priority sectors for country development, private sector interest and the existence of required infrastructure. The project’s main target groups will be youth, adults, internally displaced persons, professional, administrative and management staff of the center and unemployed men and women. The project is also expected to increase public awareness, change occupational stereotypes, improve inclusivity and support for people with disabilities and attract more women to VET. The best practices derived through this project in the targeted locations with be later further replicated in other regions.

It has become obvious to make the training profession better recognized on the labor market. One of the ways to ensure the relevance and quality of training supported by public funding was to ensure that it is delivered by qualified trainers, so some countries worked to develop mechanisms to assess and certify trainer competences. By addressing the trainers in continuing training, these mechanisms contribute to raising the professional status of, and expanding professional development opportunities for trainers in continuing VET, including trainers in enterprises.

The project will support SAVE with the establishment of Competency Center for teacher trainings in the Baku State Vocational Education Center on Industry and Innovations.


  • It is expected international expert will responsible for following deliverables:
  • Organization of study tour to study international practices for the establishment of the Competency Center for teacher training in the “Baku State Vocational Education Center on Industry and Innovations”

NOTE:  Implementation of this activity mainly depends on coronavirus and the politics of a new lockdown. Therefore, it can be even postponed to 2022.

  • Development concept and guidelines to establish Competence Center for Teacher Training
  • Development of concept for teacher training in TVET in Azerbaijan (in the base of existing situation and development goals in Azerbaijan)
  • Development of training programme for new teachers and provide at least two trainings programme
  • Preparation of four training webinars for teachers and administrative staff


  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good problem-solving skill required;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team, and reporting;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.



  • At least master degree in Education, Economy, public policy or in social science.


  • 7 years working experience in Vocational Education and Training or private sector engagement
  • 3 years working experience as international expert in EU other donor funded projects


  • Excellent English written and communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis for the project proposal;
  • Sharing knowledge and experience, communicating ideas and managing information flow
  • Good ability in partnering and networking
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills


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