Imyanya y’akazi 8 muri KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting, kubantu bize public administration, business management, accounting, development studies, economics, business and administration, education ,engineering, social science n’ibindi (Deadline: 31 Oct, 2021)

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Imyanya y’akazi 8 muri KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting kubantu bize public administration, business management, accounting,development studies, economics, business and administration, education ,engineering, social science n’ibindi (Deadline: 31 Oct, 2021)


1. TVET Partnership Coordinator at KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting : Deadline: 31-10-2021

1. Description

  • Title: TVET Partnership Coordinator
  • Location: Rwanda Polytechnic Single Project Implementation Unit, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Organisation: Korea Tech University & CANDLE Consulting
  • Supervisor: Project Leader – TQUM
  • Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)

2. Background

Rwanda has achieved rapid and steady development for the past two decades. However, the unemployment rate has been high, and most of those in employment have still worked in poor conditions. The majority of youth has been less capacitated to meet the demand of labour markets.

These challenges have been likely to come from the quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially including inadequate curricula in relation to labour market demands, ineffective quality assurance and an insufficient number of qualified teachers. In these regards, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has made significant efforts to improve equitable access to relevant, high-quality and demand-driven TVET programmes, through its Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and related strategies.

To implement the ESSP and strategies, TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project is established under the strong partnership between the GoR and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The main objective of the TQUM is to provide high quality and relevant TVET in order to produce competent graduates to meet labour market demands in Rwanda.

The main components of the TQUM are (a) to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, (b) to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework and (c) to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment. The total budget of the TQUM is USD 9,000,000, and the implementation period is up to December 2024.

3. Duties and Accountabilities

Partnership Coordinator will be a member of the TQUM project. Under supervision and leadership of the Project Leader, she or he perform a leading role in partnership management and administrative duties for the TQUM project. Duties and accountabilities will include, but not be limited to, the followings:

Partnership management for the TQUM project

  • Planning, coordinating and managing effective partnership with stakeholders, including GoR counterparts, TVET institutions, development partners, industries, implementers and the internal team members, with respects to the TQUM project.
  • Developing and managing the TQUM partnership tools for internal and/or external communication.

Administrative, financial and logistical management

  • Managing any logistical and administrative tasks for the TQUM activities.
  • Ensuring liaison with the internal team members and/or stakeholders, regarding the TQUM schedules, information, documents and/or tasks.
  • Properly assisting in accounting tasks of the TQUM financial management.
  • Assisting in coordination and implementation of the TQUM action plans

Document Management

  • Professionally filing and managing both soft and hard documents for the project.
  • Receiving and dispatching both letters and e-mails for the project.
  • Assisting in any documentation works, such as writing official letters and reading documents in Kinyarwanda.

Schedule Management for the project

  • Manage and arrange the schedules of the project team.
  • Prepare and support the arrangement of the meetings, missions, workshops, travels and other events for the project activities.
  • Receive and orient the visitors for the project managers


4. Selection Criteria

Education

  • At least, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in public administration, business management, development studies, accounting or related fields is essential.
  • TVET Trainer Certificate, Senior TVET Trainer Certificate and/or TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate are significant advantages.
  • Certificates related to TVET, monitoring & evaluation and/or project management are advantages.

Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working for international development partners is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET institutions and/or projects is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working in East African countries, especially including Rwanda, is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working with multi-stakeholders, such as GoR, development partners, TVET institutions, industries and/or private companies is an advantage.

Skills and Attitude

  • Excellent skills in developing and managing partnership with multi-stakeholders, including GoR, development partners, TVET institutions, industries and/or private companies, are essential.
  • Excellent skills in effective communications using ICT tools with the internal and external stakeholders are essential.
  • Good skills in financial monitoring for project implementation are significant advantages.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication is essential.
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially for MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Abilities to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines are desirable.
  • Excellent and timely reporting skills are essential.
  • Collaboration and cooperation skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, Development Partners, school managers, facilitators and the internal team, are essential.
  • Compliance with standards, protocols, regulations and hierarchy in the GoR and the TQUM is desirable.
  • Service-oriented skills with an enthusiastic attitude to join the TQUM is desirable.
  • Ability to undertake field visits is desirable.

5. Application Procedures

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • The C.V. (must be written within three (3) pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The Cover Letter (must be written within one (1) page in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The copies of degree certificates and related certificates in the relevant field. (otherwise, the application will be disqualified.)

The schedule of the application procedures is the following:

  • Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021 (the candidates that do not meet the date will be disqualified.)
  • Written Exam Date: 5 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Oral Exam Date: 11 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Tentative Contract Date: 15 November 2021

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for qualified candidates.


2. TVET Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting : Deadline: 31-10-2021

1. Description

  • Title: TVET Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Location: Rwanda Polytechnic Single Project Implementation Unit, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Organisation: Korea Tech University & CANDLE Consulting
  • Supervisor: Project Leader – TQUM
  • Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)

2. Background

Rwanda has achieved rapid and steady development for the past two decades. However, the unemployment rate has been high, and most of those in employment have still worked in poor conditions. The majority of youth has been less capacitated to meet the demand of labour markets. These challenges have been likely to come from the quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially including inadequate curricula in relation to labour market demands, ineffective quality assurance and insufficient number of qualified teachers. In these regards, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has made significant efforts to improve equitable access to relevant, high-quality and demand-driven TVET programmes, through its Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and related strategies.

To implement the ESSP and strategies, TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project is established under the strong partnership between the GoR and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The main objective of the TQUM is to provide high quality and relevant TVET in order to produce competent graduates to meet labour market demands in Rwanda. The main components of the TQUM are (a) to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, (b) to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework and (c) to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment. The total budget of the TQUM is USD 9,000,000, and the implementation period is up to December 2024.

3. Duties and Accountabilities

The monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be a member of the TQUM project. Under supervision and leadership of Project Leader, she or he will play a leading role in monitoring and evaluating the TQUM project. Duties and accountabilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

Monitoring and evaluating the TQUM project based on the Result Framework and Action Plans

  • Facilitating to develop and review the result framework and yearly action plans.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the project based on the result framework and action plans.
  • Developing and submitting monthly/quarterly/yearly financial and implementation progress reports.
  • Facilitating technical documents development, such as concept notes, detailed implementation plans and implementation progress reports.
  • Monitoring both technical and financial matters in the project implementation.
  • Managing the TQUM monitoring and evaluation tools, such as dashboard, performance records and/or account books.

Coordinating and implementing surveys, inspections and evaluations in the TQUM project

  • Planning and organizing tracer surveys, school inspections and evaluations with sound qualitative and quantitative methods in the TQUM project.
  • Managing data in surveys, inspections and evaluations through statistical software and tools.
  • Producing and submitting reports related to surveys, inspections and evaluations.

Working with the SPIU-TQUM in accordance with the procedural and operational manual

  • Performing performance data management for the TQUM project.
  • Performing any logistical and administrative tasks for the TQUM project.
  • Ensuring liaison with the internal team members and/or stakeholders, regarding the TQUM schedules, information, documents and/or tasks.
  • Managing both soft and hard documentation for the TQUM.


Reporting and Technical Assistance

  • Producing and submitting all documents that the supervisor requests regarding the TQUM project.
  • Assisting in organising Project Steering Committee to report the progress and to request decision makings in relation to the TQUM project.
  • Providing technical assistance and strategic advice to relevant stakeholders, including members of the internal team, implementers, GoR counterparts and development partners, with respects to the TQUM project.

4. Selection Criteria

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in development studies, economics, business and administration, education or related fields is essential.
  • TVET Trainer Certificate, Senior TVET Trainer Certificate and/or TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate are advantages.
  • Other certifications related to TVET curriculum development, quality assurance, training of trainers, monitoring & evaluation and/or other relevant TVET field are advantages.

Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience related to quality assurance, monitoring and/or evaluation in TVET competency-based training & assessment implementation is essential.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in East African countries, especially including Rwanda, is essential.
  • Verifiable experience in coordinating and/or facilitating data collection and analysis in TVET tracer survey, quality inspections, competency-based training & assessment implementation monitoring is a significant advantage.
  • Verifiable experience in TVET data management is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working with international Development Partners is an advantage.

Skills and Attitude

  • Proficient skills in data management using statistical software, such as Programming R, are essential.
  • Excellent skills in monitoring and evaluation with qualitative and quantitative methods are essential.
  • Good skills in financial monitoring for project implementation are significant advantages.
  • Effective technical assistance skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, Development Partners, school managers, facilitators and the internal team, are advantages.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication is essential.
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially for MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Abilities to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines are desirable.
  • Excellent and timely reporting skills are essential.
  • Collaboration and cooperation skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, Development Partners, school managers, facilitators and the internal team, are desirable.
  • Compliance with standards, protocols, regulations and hierarchy in the GoR and the TQUM is desirable.
  • Service-oriented skills with an enthusiastic attitude to join the TQUM is desirable.
  • Ability to undertake field visits is essential.

5. Application Procedures

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • The C.V. (must be written within three (3) pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The Cover Letter (must be written within one (1) page in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The copies of degree certificates and related certificates in the relevant field. (otherwise, the application will be disqualified.)

The schedule of the application procedures is the following:

  • Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021 (the candidates that do not meet the date will be disqualified.)
  • Written Exam Date:5 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Oral Exam Date: 11 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Tentative Contract Date: 15 November 2021

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for qualified candidates.


3. (2) TVET Quality Assurance Specialist at KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting : Deadline: 31-10-2021

Terms of Reference:
TVET Quality Assurance Specialist
TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project

1. Description

  • Title: TVET Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Location: Rwanda Polytechnic Single Project Implementation Unit, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Organisation: Korea Tech University & CANDLE Consulting
  • Supervisor: Project Leader – TQUM
  • Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)

2. Background

Rwanda has achieved rapid and steady development for the past two decades. However, the unemployment rate has been high, and most of those in employment have still worked in poor conditions. The majority of youth has been less capacitated to meet the demand of labour markets. These challenges have been likely to come from the quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially including inadequate curricula in relation to labour market demands, ineffective quality assurance and insufficient number of qualified teachers. In these regards, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has made significant efforts to improve equitable access to relevant, high-quality and demand-driven TVET programmes, through its Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and related strategies.

To implement the ESSP and strategies, TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project is established under the strong partnership between the GoR and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The main objective of the TQUM is to provide high quality and relevant TVET in order to produce competent graduates to meet labour market demands in Rwanda. The main components of the TQUM are (a) to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, (b) to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework and (c) to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment. The total budget of the TQUM is USD 9,000,000, and the implementation period is up to December 2024.

3. Duties and Accountabilities

TVET Quality Assurance Specialist will be a member of the TQUM project. Under supervision and leadership of Project Leader, she or he performs a leading role to organise, coordinate and implement training programs in the TQUM project. Duties and accountabilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Inspecting TVET institutions in CBT/CBA Implementations

  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing TVET school inspections in CBT/CBA implementations against TVET standards and guidelines.
  • Developing, reviewing, updating and/or modifying TVET quality standards and guidelines in terms of the CBT/CBA implementation.
  • Organising, coordinating and implementing creative approaches, such as using management information systems and/or offline/online blended inspections, in TVET school inspections.
  • Organising, coordinating, overseeing and facilitating inspectors’ tasks in TVET school inspections in the project.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting and accounting, in TVET school inspections in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to facilitate TVET school inspections.

Promoting TVET CBT/CBA Implementations

  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing TVET CBT/CBA promotion activities, such as TVET awards, conference and mentoring & coaching.
  • Organising, coordinating and implementing creative mentoring & coaching activities to TVET institutions, such as online/offline blended activities and/or e-portfolio management, in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating and implementing TVET awards & conference events to promote CBT/CBA implementations in the project.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting and accounting, in TVET CBT/CBA promotion activities in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to promote TVET CBT/CBA implementations in the project.

Provision of technical assistance in the TQUM project

  • Providing technical assistance to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, such as curriculum review & development, mentoring & coaching in curriculum delivery and/or curriculum evaluation with tracer survey.
  • Providing technical assistance to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment, such as training of TVET trainers, capacity building activities to TVET trainers, leaders, administrators and officers.
  • Facilitating technical document development, such as concept notes, detailed implementation plans and implementation progress reports in the TQUM action plans.
  • Assisting in coordination and implementation of the TQUM action plans.

Reporting and other technical assistance in accordance with the Procedural and Operational Manual

  • Drafting reports as required and ensure these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Producing and submitting all documents that the Project Leader requests regarding the TQUM project.
  • Providing technical assistance and strategic advice to relevant stakeholders, including members of the internal team, implementors, GoR counterparts and development partners, with respects to the TQUM.
  • Performing any logistical and administrative tasks for the TQUM project.
  • Ensuring liaison with the internal team members and/or stakeholders, regarding the TQUM schedules, information, documents and/or tasks.
  • Managing both soft and hard documentation for the TQUM.

4. Selection Criteria

Education

  • At least, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in education, engineering, social science or TVET-related fields is essential.
  • TVET Trainer Certificate is essential.
  • Senior TVET Trainer Certificate and/or TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate are significant advantages.
  • Post-graduate degrees and/or certificates in relation to TVET and quality assurance are advantages.

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in TVET is essential.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in East African countries, especially including Rwanda, is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET CBT/CBA quality assurance is a significant advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working as RTTI (Rwanda TVET Trainer Institute) facilitator and/or lead trainer is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET institutions and/or projects is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for international development partners is an advantage.

Skills and Attitude

  • Proficient knowledge, skills and attitude in TVET competency-based training and assessment are essential.
  • Excellent skills in organising, managing, coordinating, supervising and implementing professional quality assurance activities, such as mentoring, coaching, technical assistance and inspections to TVET institutions in CBT/CBA are essential.
  • Excellent knowledge, skills and attitude in TVET competency-based curriculum are significant advantages.
  • Excellent knowledge in TVET quality assurance, including TVET standards, is a significant advantage.
  • Good knowledge in the Rwandan education and TVET sector is a significant advantage.
  • Good skills and attitude working with GoR counterparts, including MINEDUC, RP, HEC, RTB and NESA, is a significant advantage.
  • Effective technical assistance skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, development partners, school managers, trainers, administrators, facilitators and the internal team, are advantages.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication is essential.
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially for the MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Abilities to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines are desirable.
  • Excellent and timely reporting skills are essential.
  • Collaboration and cooperation skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, development partners, school managers, administrators, trainers, facilitators and the internal team, are desirable.
  • Compliance with standards, protocols, regulations and hierarchy in the GoR and the TQUM is desirable.
  • Service-oriented skills with enthusiastic attitude to join the TQUM is desirable.
  • Ability to undertake field visits is essential.

5. Application Procedures

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • The C.V. (must be written within three (3) pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The Cover Letter (must be written within one (1) page in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The copies of degree certificates and related certificates in the relevant field. (otherwise, the application will be disqualified.)

The schedule of the application procedures is the following:

  • Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021 (the candidates that do not meet the date will be disqualified.)
  • Written Exam Date: 5 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Oral Exam Date: 11 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Tentative Contract Date: 15 November 2021

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for the qualified candidates.

End of Document


4. (2) TVET Curriculum Development Specialist at KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting : Deadline: 31-10-2021

1. Description

  • Title: TVET Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Location: Rwanda Polytechnic Single Project Implementation Unit, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Organisation: Korea Tech University & CANDLE Consulting
  • Supervisor: Project Leader – TQUM
  • Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)

2. Background

Rwanda has achieved rapid and steady development for the past two decades. However, the unemployment rate has been high, and most of those in employment have still worked in poor conditions. The majority of youth has been less capacitated to meet the demand of labour markets. These challenges have been likely to come from the quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially including inadequate curricula in relation to labour market demands, ineffective quality assurance and insufficient number of qualified teachers. In these regards, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has made significant efforts to improve equitable access to relevant, high-quality and demand-driven TVET programmes, through its Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and related strategies.

To implement the ESSP and strategies, TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project is established under the strong partnership between the GoR and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The main objective of the TQUM is to provide high quality and relevant TVET in order to produce competent graduates to meet labour market demands in Rwanda. The main components of the TQUM are (a) to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, (b) to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework and (c) to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment. The total budget of the TQUM is USD 9,000,000, and the implementation period is up to December 2024.

3. Duties and Accountabilities

TVET Curriculum Development Specialist will be a member of the TQUM project. Under supervision and leadership of Project Leader, she or he perform a leading role to organise, coordinate and implement curriculum developments and related works in the TQUM project. Duties and accountabilities will include, but not be limited to, the followings:

Coordinating TVET competency-based curriculum development activities

  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing TVET competency-based curriculum development activities, such as, but not limited to, needs assessments in labour market & TVET, occupational analysis, curriculum developments and/or curriculum validations.
  • Developing, reviewing, updating and/or modifying TVET competency-based curriculum development guidelines.
  • Organising, coordinating and implementing DACUM process to ensure labour market driven curriculum development.
  • Organising, coordinating and facilitating curriculum validation process in collaboration with GoR counterparts in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating, overseeing and facilitating curriculum developers’ tasks.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting and accounting, in TVET curriculum development and related works in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to facilitate TVET curriculum development activities.

Promoting and evaluation for new TVET curricula implementations

  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing events to introduce new TVET curricula to TVET institutions.
  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing mentoring & coaching activities to TVET institutions with respects to implement new TVET curricula.
  • Planning, organising, coordinating and implementing evaluations for new TVET curricula through a tracer survey in the project.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting and accounting, for the promotion and evaluation activities in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to promote and evaluate new TVET curricula implementations in the project.

Provision of technical assistance in the TQUM project

  • Providing technical assistance to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework, such as mentoring & coaching to TVET schools, TVET school inspections and TVET conferences.
  • Providing technical assistance to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training and assessment, such as training of TVET trainers, capacity building activities to TVET trainers, leaders, administrators and officers.
  • Facilitating technical document development, such as concept notes, detailed implementation plans and implementation progress reports in the TQUM action plans.
  • Assisting in coordination and implementation of the TQUM action plans.

Reporting and other technical assistance in accordance with the Procedural and Operational Manual

  • Drafting reports as required and ensure these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Producing and submitting all documents that the Project Leader requests regarding the TQUM project.
  • Providing technical assistance and strategic advice to relevant stakeholders, including members of the internal team, implementors, GoR counterparts and development partners, with respects to the TQUM.
  • Performing any logistical and administrative tasks for the TQUM project.
  • Ensuring liaison with the internal team members and/or stakeholders, regarding the TQUM schedules, information, documents and/or tasks.
  • Managing both soft and hard documentation for the TQUM.

4. Selection Criteria

Education

  • At least, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in education, engineering, social science or TVET-related fields is essential.
  • TVET Trainer Certificate is essential.
  • Senior TVET Trainer Certificate and/or TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate are significant advantages.
  • Post-graduate degrees and/or certificates in relation to TVET and quality assurance are advantages.

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in TVET is essential.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in East African countries, especially including Rwanda, is essential.
  • More than two (2) years or five (5) times of verifiable experience working as competency-based curriculum developer and/or DACUM facilitator is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working in labour market research is a significant advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET institutions and/or projects is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working with international development partners is an advantage.

Skills and Attitude

  • Proficient knowledge, skills and attitude in TVET competency-based curriculum development are essential.
  • Excellent skills in organising, managing, coordinating, supervising and implementing professional TVET competency-based curriculum development activities through DACUM Process in collaboration with the Rwandan industries are essential.
  • Excellent knowledge, skills and attitude in TVET competency-based training and assessment are significant advantages.
  • Excellent knowledge in the Rwandan labour market is a significant advantage.
  • Good knowledge in the Rwandan education and TVET sector is a significant advantage.
  • Good skills and attitude working with GoR counterparts, including MINEDUC, RP, HEC, RTB and NESA, is a significant advantage.
  • Effective technical assistance skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, development partners, school managers, industries, companies and the internal team, are advantages.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication is essential.
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially for the MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Abilities to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines are desirable.
  • Excellent and timely reporting skills are essential.
  • Collaboration and cooperation skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, development partners, school managers, industries, companies and the internal team, are desirable.
  • Compliance with standards, protocols, regulations and hierarchy in the GoR and the TQUM is desirable.
  • Service-oriented skills with an enthusiastic attitude to join the TQUM is desirable.
  • The ability to undertake field visits is essential.

5. Application Procedures

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • The C.V. (must be written within three (3) pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The Cover Letter (must be written within one (1) page in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The copies of degree certificates and related certificates in the relevant field. (otherwise, the application will be disqualified.)

The schedule of the application procedures is the following:

  • Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021 (the candidates that do not meet the date will be disqualified.)
  • Written Exam Date: 5 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Oral Exam Date: 11 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Tentative Contract Date: 15 November 2021

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for the qualified candidates.


5.  2 TVET Capacity Building Specialist at KOREA Tech University & CANDLE Consulting : Deadline :31-10-2021

Terms of Reference:
TVET Capacity Building Specialist
TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project

1.Description

  • Title: TVET Capacity Building Specialist
  • Location: Rwanda Polytechnic Single Project Implementation Unit, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Organisation: Korea Tech University & CANDLE Consulting
  • Supervisor: Project Leader – TQUM
  • Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)

2. Background

Rwanda has achieved rapid and steady development for the past two decades. However, the unemployment rate has been high, and most of those in employment have still worked in poor conditions. The majority of youth has been less capacitated to meet the demand of labour markets. These challenges have been likely to come from the quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially including inadequate curricula in relation to labour market demands, ineffective quality assurance, and insufficient number of qualified teachers. In these regards, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has made significant efforts to improve equitable access to relevant, high-quality, and demand-driven TVET programmes, through its Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and related strategies.

To implement the ESSP and strategies, TVET Quality Management (TQUM) Project is established under the strong partnership between the GoR and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency). The main objective of the TQUM is to provide high-quality and relevant TVET in order to produce competent graduates to meet labour market demands in Rwanda. The main components of the TQUM are (a) to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, (b) to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework, and (c) to improve capacities of human resources in curriculum, training, and assessment. The total budget of the TQUM is USD 9,000,000, and the implementation period is up to December 2024.

3. Duties and Accountabilities

TVET Capacity Building Specialist will be a member of the TQUM project. Under supervision and leadership of Project Leader, she or he perform a leading role to organise, coordinate and implement training programs in the TQUM project. Duties and accountabilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Training of TVET trainers

  • Planning, organising, coordinating, and implementing training of TVET trainers with RTTI certificate courses, including TVET Trainer Certificate Course, Senior TVET Trainer Certificate Course, and TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate Course.
  • Developing, reviewing, updating, and/or modifying curricula for training of TVET trainers in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating, and implementing blended (and creative) approaches, such as using e-learning systems, remote mentoring & coaching, face-to-face session deliveries, monitoring sessions, and/or e-portfolio management, in training of TVET trainers in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating, overseeing, and facilitating master/lead trainers’ tasks in the training of TVET trainers in the project.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting, and accounting, in the training of TVET trainers in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to facilitate training of TVET trainers in the project.

Capacity building for TVET trainers, leaders, and administrators

  • Planning, organising, coordinating, and implementing capacity-building activities in the TQUM project, such as short-term CBC/CBT/CBA workshops.
  • Identifying, developing, reviewing, and/or modifying courses and programs in capacity-building activities in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating, and implementing blended (and creative) approaches, such as using e-learning systems, remote mentoring & coaching, face-to-face session deliveries, monitoring sessions, and/or e-portfolio management, in capacity-building activities in the project.
  • Organising, coordinating, overseeing, and facilitating master/lead trainers’ tasks in capacity-building activities in the project.
  • Conducting various administrative duties, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, documenting, and accounting, in capacity building activities in the project.
  • Maintaining effective collaborations with GoR counterparts and partner institutions to facilitate capacity building activities in the project.

Provision of technical assistance in the TQUM project

  • Providing technical assistance to strengthen TVET competency-based curriculum development framework, such as curriculum review & development, mentoring & coaching in curriculum delivery, and/or curriculum evaluation with tracer survey.
  • Providing technical assistance to enhance TVET competency-based training and assessment implementation framework, such as mentoring & coaching to TVET schools, TVET school inspections, and TVET conferences.
  • Facilitating technical document development, such as concept notes, detailed implementation plans, and implementation progress reports in the TQUM action plans.
  • Assisting in coordination and implementation of the TQUM action plans.

Reporting and other technical assistance in accordance with the Procedural and Operational Manual

  • Drafting reports as required and ensure these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Producing and submitting all documents that the Project Leader requests regarding the TQUM project.
  • Providing technical assistance and strategic advice to relevant stakeholders, including members of the internal team, implementors, GoR counterparts, and development partners, with respect to the TQUM.
  • Performing any logistical and administrative tasks for the TQUM project.
  • Ensuring liaison with the internal team members and/or stakeholders, regarding the TQUM schedules, information, documents, and/or tasks.
  • Managing both soft and hard documentation for the TQUM.

4. Selection Criteria

Education

  • At least, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in education, engineering, social science, or TVET-related fields is essential.
  • TVET Trainer Certificate is essential.
  • Senior TVET Trainer Certificate and/or TVET School Management and Leadership Certificate are significant advantages.
  • Post-graduate degrees and/or certificates in relation to TVET are advantages.

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in TVET is essential.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in East African countries, especially including Rwanda, is essential.
  • Verifiable experience working as RTTI (Rwanda TVET Trainer Institute) facilitator and/or lead trainer is a significant advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET training of trainers is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for TVET institutions and/or projects is an advantage.
  • Verifiable experience working for international development partners is an advantage.

Skills and Attitude

  • Proficient knowledge, skills, and attitude in TVET competency-based training and assessment are essential.
  • Excellent skills in organising, managing, coordinating, supervising, and implementing professional capacity-building activities to TVET trainers, leaders, administrators, and/or government officers are essential.
  • Excellent knowledge, skills, and attitude in TVET competency-based curriculum are significant advantages.
  • Excellent knowledge in TVET and educational approaches, including adult learning, blended learning, and non-traditional education is a significant advantage.
  • Good knowledge in the Rwandan education and TVET sector is a significant advantage.
  • Good skills and attitude working with GoR counterparts, including MINEDUC, RP, HEC, RTB, and NESA, is a significant advantage.
  • Effective technical assistance skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, development partners, school managers, trainers, administrators, facilitators, and the internal team, are advantages.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication is essential.
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially for the MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Abilities to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines are desirable.
  • Excellent and timely reporting skills are essential.
  • Collaboration and cooperation skills to stakeholders, including but not limited to government officers, Development Partners, school managers, facilitators, and the internal team, are desirable.
  • Compliance with standards, protocols, regulations, and hierarchy in the GoR and the TQUM is desirable.
  • Service-oriented skills with enthusiastic attitude to join the TQUM is desirable.
  • The ability to undertake field visits is essential.

5. Application Procedures

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • The C.V. (must be written within three (3) pages in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The Cover Letter (must be written within one (1) page in English otherwise the application will be disqualified.)
  • The copies of degree certificates and related certificates in the relevant field. (otherwise, the application will be disqualified.)

The schedule of the application procedures is the following:

  • Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021 (the candidates that do not meet the date will be disqualified.)
  • Written Exam Date: 5 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Oral Exam Date: 11 November 2021 (the candidates that do not show up will be disqualified.)
  • Tentative Contract Date: 15 November 2021

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for the qualified candidates.

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