Vocational Education and Training Senior Expert

UNDP, Tirana, Albania

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th September, 2020

Job Description


The purpose of this contract is to assist the AQF taskforce in their process to reference the AQF against the EQF, for the qualification levels from 0 to 5. More specifically, the experts will help with the collection of all necessary inputs and prepare the actual draft EQF Referencing Report for Albania. The expert will work together with an international expert and a national expert. As the COVID-19 situation might prevent the international expert to attend workshops the international and national expert should divide roles taking into account this situation. The assignment of days is also based on this assumption.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgement;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Act as a team player and facilitate team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
  • Informed and transparent decision-making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the EQF and the referenceing process, and the VET system;
  • Strong communication skills (written, spoken, composing, presentation);
  • Substantive knowledge of business administration and management;
  • Political and cultural sensitivity and commitment to UNDP’s development objectives in the country.


Academic Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in international development, education, economics, social sciences or other relevant field is required;

Work Experience

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in policy analysis and/or comparative research in the field of education and training, proven by involvement in projects;
  • Relevant knowledge and experience with regard to policies, strategies and practices concerning (1) National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) and (2) the European Qualification Framework and related EU policies.
  • Proven experience in the field of qualifications policies and practices, VET, and lifelong learning in own country and/or in other countries.
  • At least two publications or documents e.g. reports/analyses etc. in English in the last 5 years in one or more of the following fields:
  • qualifications systems/frameworks, transparency tools
  • lifelong learning strategies
  • EU policies related to education


  • Excellent written and oral English (C1 level).


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