Individual National Consultancy Contract -Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET),6 Months,Tripoli,Libya

UNICEF Libya Country Office seeks a passionate and focused individual who will support UNICEF to develop strategies and innovative models to promote positive youth engagement and enhance social inclusion within Libya. If you fit this profile, UNICEF Libya Office would like to hear from you.

1.BACKGROUND:
Close to five years after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime, heightened uncertainty, political rifts, conflicts, displacement and insecurity have continued to mark the political and economic transition in Libya. The UN has strived to support the country with its transition to the democracy and establishment of a Government of National Accord (GNA). While awaiting the establishment of the GNA, UNICEF has established innovative partnerships to implement and monitor its programmes. In April 2015, UNICEF launched the ‘Together for Children’ national campaign with 15 municipalities. The campaign serves as a vehicle to deliver UNICEF’s interventions and to communicate about UNICEF supported programmes including provision of psychosocial support for the internally displaced children, establishment of child friendly spaces, prevention of school dropouts, integration of school-based psychosocial activities, non-involvement of children in the armed conflict and empowering young people and engaging their parents through community action.
In July 2016 UNICEF received 3 million EUR from the EU to implement the “Towards Resilience and Social Inclusion of adolescents and young people in Libya “programme. This new EU-UNICEF partnership seeks to develop strategies and innovative models to promote positive youth engagement and enhance social inclusion in Libya. Thanks to the EU’s financial support over the next three years, UNICEF, in partnerships with the municipalities, will be able to implement comprehensive and gender-sensitive programmatic interventions all over the country.

2.JUSTIFICATION:
The programme will include the provision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to young people, both in formal and non-formal settings. However, the lack of existing information on TVET sector in Libya – available capacity of both public and private training providers, the labour market relevance and needs, employability skills, current enrolment in TVET, certification and recognition of learning, employability of TVET graduates, quality of education, etc. – is affecting proper identification of programmatic channels for TVET interventions.
The main objective of this consultancy is to conduct a field mapping of the current TVET service delivery for Libyan in formal and non-formal pathways and support a strategic paper that provides a framework and programmatic directions to improve the quality of TVET delivery, employability skills, labour market relevance, and bring diverse stakeholders together for enhanced access, quality and system strengthening (the relevant Ministries, the private sector, the employers, international partners, and the educational institutions and NGOs).

3.UNICEF IN LIBYA:
Despite the temporary evacuation of all UN agencies and most of the international NGOs from Libya in 2014, UNICEF has succeeded in maintaining a presence in the country with national staff and with qualified national consultants to monitor the on-going programmes. If the security situation remains the same, UNICEF will continue implementation remotely, mainly relying on national staff, consultants, cooperation agreements with NGOs and Memorandums of Cooperation signed with municipalities to deliver results for women and children.
UNICEF has put in place a monitoring system to overview the programme activities and results for women and children by contracting an international NGO to undertake independent monitoring, quality assurance and reporting. Regular review processes are in place together with partners to review the programme results and address the bottlenecks.

4.SCOPE AND RESULTS OF WORK:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the TVET National Consultant will undertake the following:
 
1. Map the current TVET service delivery for Libyan in formal and non-formal pathways.
2. Support the development of a National TVET strategy for Libya and organize a workshop in Tunis to mobilize expertise and undertake analysis of data.
3. Coordinate the implementation of TVET guidelines at the municipal level and provide technical support to TVET institutions.
4. Support the development of TVET standalone courses for employability for adolescents and youth girls at community level.
5. Prepare, organize, and conduct, when appropriate, capacity building workshops and training activities for municipal staff, government employees, teachers, youth leaders, NGOs and other local partners taking place inside Libya encompassing the drafting of the agenda, invitations, and workshop reports in a timely manner.
6. Evaluate and suggest when needed corrective actions and changes in implementation approach along with the dynamic context in Libya.
7. Participate in the local committees and technical cooperation meetings with the municipality, government offices, NGOs, and various local stakeholders.
8. Provide Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) data analysis and reporting for monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities.
9. Other tasks related to UNICEF programme implementation in the designated municipality as requested by the supervisor.
The TVET National Consultant will contribute to achievement of results according to Results Based-Management approaches and Methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
 
5.DELIVERABLES:
The consultant should deliver a final report at the end of the consultancy period, with payment being subject to deliverables and based on the timelines provided.

Payments/Deliverables/Duration

1st payment:
50% of the total consultancy fee 
•Finalize a mapping of the current TVET service delivery for Libyan in formal and non-formal pathways
•Provide ADAP data analysis and baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities
•Provide 3 progress reports on monthly basis to be cleared by supervisor
Conduct two trips to Tunisia when requested /3 months.

2nd  payments:
50% of the total consultancy fee
•Organize a two-day workshop in Tunisia aiming to support a National TVET strategy for Libya and mobilize expertise and international actors
•Assist each target Municipality in developing customized and locally-driven TVET guidelines
•Coordinate the implementation of TVET guidelines at the municipal level and provide technical support to TVET institutions
•Support the development of TVET standalone courses for employability for adolescents and youth girls at community level
•Provide ADAP data analysis for monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities
•Provide a progress report on monthly basis to be cleared by supervisor
Conduct two trips to Tunisia when requested/ 3 months


6.IMPACT OF RESULTS:
The activities for the “Towards Resilience and Social Inclusion of adolescents and young people in Libya” programme are implemented successfully at designated municipality and considered as a base for advancing a long-term model for youth development and partnership with the municipality and local actors.

7.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

•Academic qualifications:
University Master degree in education, business management, economics, or related discipline. 

Work experience
oMinimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the field;
oProven and extensive track record in training, capacity-building, coordination and/or institutional strengthening of governance and civil society organizations;
oExcellent knowledge of current context in Libya, with particular focus on: education, TVET, economic development, livelihoods, local governance, youth development, and civil society organisations role.

•Language experience
Fluency in English and Arabic (verbal and written) is required

•Competency Profile: (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
o Ability to engage and form effective working relationships with counterparts and clients;
o Proven ability to work within limited time constraints in the preparation of high quality products;
o Proven ability to work in a politically complex, unstable and sometimes insecure environment;
o Excellent communication and training facilitation skills;
o Excellent understanding of the international legal and social policy framework applicable to children.
• Core values:  Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity

8.UNICEF RECOURSE IN CASE OF UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE
UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of the Libyan Government and UNICEF and they will be free to adapt and modify them in future.

9.ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRACT
The consultancy payments are effective upon approval of the deliverables by UNICEF Deputy Representative as described in the section 5 of this Terms of Reference.

10.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
The consultant is required to make at least 4 trips to Tunisia to meet with UNICEF LCO and attend training and workshops as requested by the supervisor.

Interested qualified candidates are expected to submit with their application a detailed financial proposal for this consultancy.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-21

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