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TitleDeveloping and establishing two Centres of Competence in the Agribusiness and Tourism/Hospitality sectors
StatusTender
PositionInternational & National Experts
Origin of fundingGIZ
Duration2022-2024

Contact

Please send your CV to:

marita.muenks@pem-consult.de

The project will select two schools for the transformation into Centers of Competence (CoCs) in the sectors of agribusiness and tourism/hospitality. The technical assistance will comprise the following activities:

  • Advisory on CoC governance structures tailored to sectoral needs
  • Train and capacitate master trainers and CoC personnel
  • Assist with the planning of adequate equipment and prepare for training implementation
  • Develop a concept for CoC network schools and assist with implementation

Experts' Profiles:

Expert 1: International Team Leader

Tasks:

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  • Quality assurance of all documents, services and outputs within the scope of this consultancy
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other
  • services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (e.g., gender equality)
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines and agreed upon formats
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ
  • In close cooperation with GIZ, providing overall strategic guidance to the staff and short-term experts in the implementation the work packages
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase

Qualifications:

  • Education/training:      University      master’s      degree      in      business management/business administration,  economics,  public  administration  or  change management
  • Languages: Knowledge of English (C1) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in project management
  • Specific professional experience: 8 years experience in managing projects in the education, TVET, employment or private sector development field
  • Leadership/management  experience:  10  years  of  management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • Regional experience: 3 years in Egypt
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience: 10 years of experience working on DC projects
  • Other: 3 years of experience in financial management

Expert 2: Change Management Advisor (National)

 Tasks:

  • Support the Team Leader in the overall management of advisory packages, including the coordination of short-term experts
  • Promote a change management mindset throughout all work packages
  • Moderate/facilitate between ministerial and private sectors needs
  • Support other team members in developing outcome-oriented designs for processes and meetings 
  • Support CoC steering committee members in fulfilling their role 
  • Support the CoC management in successfully completing the change process of transforming their school into a CoC 
  • Develop the CoC school network blueprint together with expert 3 
  • Support experts 4 and 5 in adapting the CoC school network blueprint for their respective sector and facilitating its implementation 

Qualifications:

  • Education/training:  University  master’s  degree  in  change  management  or organisational development
  • Languages: Knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  and spoken Egyptian  and English C1 
  • General  professional  experience:  8  years  of  professional  experience  in managing change processes in public organisations
  • Specific  professional  experience:  5  years  of  professional  experience  in managing public-private or multistakeholder partnerships
  • Leadership/management  experience:  3  years  of  management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • Other: professional certificate as a facilitator/moderator or coach

Expert 6: CoC Expert (International)

Tasks:

  • Provide technical advice on the establishment of CoC governance structures
  • Support the identification of training needs for CoC managers
  • Provide capacity development for CoC managers

Qualifications:

  • Education/training: university master’s degree in education policy or TVET
  • Language: English C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience  the management of TVET schools
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in the establishment of advanced TVET schools (such as CoCs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
  • Regional experience: 3 years of work experience in the MENA region

Short term Expert Pool 1: ‘CoC Management’ with 2 national experts

Tasks of the expert pool 1:

  • Legal  advisor:  Serve  as  ressource  persons  for  legal  questions  regarding  the development, governance and management of a CoC in Egypt
  • Financial advisor: Advise the CoC management on financial management questions, provide training (e.g. on generally accepted accounting principles/methods and book keeping systems)

Qualifications of the expert pool 1:

  • Education/training: 1 expert with a university master’s degree in law, 1 expert with a university master’s degree in accounting
  • Language: All experts with knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages spoken Egyptian and English C1 
  • General  professional  experience:  1  expert  with  10  years  of  professional experience as a practicing lawyer in Egypt, 1 expert with 10 years of professional
  • experience as accountant in Egypt
  • Specific  professional  experience:  1  expert  with  5 years  of  professional experience in education or public-private partnership law in Egypt, 1 expert with 5 years of professional experience in public sector accounting in Egypt
  • Regional experience: All experts with 3 years of work experience in MENA

Expert 3: TVET Advisor (National)

Tasks:

  • Coordinate all project activities with relevant TVET actors
  • Develop the CoC school network blueprint together with expert 2 
  • Ensure alignment of all activities with the Egyptican TVET system
  • Act as resource person to other experts for TVET system specific questions and challenge
  • Overall responsibility for  (re)-designing 8 dual training programmes together with experts 4 and 5 and short-term experts
  • Ensure close coordination with CoCs and network schools in the two sectors
  • Together with expert 2 ensure the set up of the 2 CoCs
  • If required, provide technical capacity development support to CoC personnel
  • Manage the knowledge management for the assignment in line with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and learning concept of TCTI
  • Ensure the M&E for standard indicators as well as project indicators
  • Together with experts 4 and 5 responsible for equipping and upgrading the 2 CoCs 

Qualifications:

  • Education/training: University master’s degree in education, TVET or labour market
  • Languages: Knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, spoken Egyptian and English C1 
  • General professional experience: 15 years of professional experience in the TVET sector in Egypt
  • Specific professional experience: 10 years of professional experience working at TVET education providers (technical schools, dual system schools, private academies)
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years of experience working on DC projects
  • Other: 3 years of professional experience in developing competency-based curricula

Expert 4: Sector Lead for Agribusiness (National)

Tasks:

  • Act as main focal point for all activities in the agribusiness sector
  • Identify, network and act as key liaison for private partners in the sector (sectoral representation, companies and others)
  • Ensure the needs of the private sector are reflected in the CoC development
  • Support expert 3 in (re-)designing 4 dual training programmes for the agribusiness sector
  • Support the Team Leader in identifying and coordinating short-term experts from the agribusiness sector

Qualifications:

  • Education/training:  University  master’s  degree  in  agricultural  economics, agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural science, food or animal production
  • Languages: Knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, spoken Egyptian and English C1
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in a private company in the Agribusiness sector
  • Specific professional experience: 8 years of professional experience in human resource development in the Agribusiness sector
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years of experience working on DC projects

Expert 5: Sector Lead for Tourism/Hospitality (National)

Tasks:

  • Act as main focal point for all activities in the tourism/hospitality sector
  • Identify, network and act as key liaison for private partners in the sector (sectoral representation, companies and others)
  • Ensuring the needs of the private sector are reflected in the CoC development
  • Support   expert   3   in   (re-)designing   4   dual  training   programmes   for   the tourism/hospitality sector
  • Support the Team Leader in identifying and coordinating short-term experts from the tourism sector

Qualifications: 

  •  Education/training:  University  master’s  degree  in  business  administration, tourism/hospitality management
  • Languages: Knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, spoken Egyptian and English C1 
  • General  professional  experience:  10  years  of professional  experience  in tourism/hospitality management
  • Specific professional experience: 8 years of professional in human resource development in the  tourism/hospitality sector
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years of experience working on DC projects

Short term Expert Pool 2 ‘CoC Training Programme Development’ with 8 international experts

Tasks of the expert pool 2:

  • (Re)  design  of  up to  8  dual  Training  programmes  in a  tandem  of  national  and international short term experts.
  • Procurement  specification,  ToT  for  new  equipment, development  of  workshop maintenance plans
  • Technical  and  didactical  trainings  of  TVET  master  trainers,  including  skill  need analysis,  technical  ToT  preparation,  ToT  implementation,  preparation  of  teacher trainings, mentoring of master trainers

Qualifications of the expert pool 2:

  • Education/training: University   master’s   degree   in  TVET,   education   science, hotel/tourism, agro-processing, agriculture
  • Language:  English  C1  in  the  Common  European Framework  of  Reference  for Languages
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in the relevant occupation
  • Specific  professional  experience:  5  years  of experiences  in  human  resource development  (design/development   of   training   programmes,  identification   and procurement of relevant training equipment, implementation of skills training)

Short term Expert Pool 3 ‘CoC Training Programme Development’

Tasks of the expert pool 3:

  • (Re)  design  of  up to  8 dual  Training  programmes  in a  tandem  of  national  and international short term experts.
  • Procurement  specification,  ToT  for  new  equipment, development  of  workshop maintenance plans
  • Technical  and  didactical  trainings  of  TVET  master trainers,  including  skill  need analysis, technical ToT preparation, ToT implementation, preparation of teacher trainings, mentoring of master trainers

Qualifications of the expert pool 3:

  • Education/training:   University   master   degree   in  TVET,   education   science, hotel/tourism, agro-processing, agriculture
  • Language: Knowledge of written modern standard Arabic C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, spoken Egyptian and English C1 
  • General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in the relevant occupation in Egypt
  • Specific  professional  experience:  5  years  of experiences  in  human  resource development (design/development of training programmes, identification and procurement of relevant training equipment, implementation of skills training) in Egypt

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