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Nineveh (Iraq)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Nineveh (Iraq)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Statistics
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Nineveh

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-11-2020

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



In March 2020, UNESCO and the Japanese Government signed an agreement to deliver the project “Job creation for youth in Mosul - a centre of vocational excellence in construction skills supporting labour market outcomes”.  The overall objective for this project is to support employment and self-employment for young people in Mosul and to therefore reduce the likelihood of recruitment by violent extremists.

In particular, UNESCO Iraq Office is seeking an International TVET Expert (consultant) in order to undertake the duties and responsibilities detailed below.

Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq, the direct supervision of Chief of Education and working together with the Project Officer, the Consultant shall carry out labour market survey and employer engagement related activities as under:

Scope of Assignment

Inception Period (November 2020):

  • Conduct desk based research for results/outputs and outcomes within TVET Reform Project, Monitoring and Evaluation activities related to Labor Market Survey reports and Public and Privet Partnerships in TVET.
  • Identify the main elements of the local  construction sector LM research and analysis.
  • Finalize and agree on the delivery work plan for the below three phases of work.

1. The specific objective of the first stage: Conduct local rapid construction sector LM research and analysis

A national Labour Market Assessment and Sector Skills Analysis (LMASSA) reports was a key component of the UNESCO Iraq TVET Reform programme, funded by the EU, in partnership with the governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. The main aim of the reports was to supply comprehensive and current information about the skills provided by the TVET providers in relation to the skills actually needed and valued by the seven selected industry sectors. The LMASSA reports give a national perspective that still requires local interpretation and analysis to support the alignment of training supply with employer demand and to help develop effective employer linkage programme. In this respect and to support the VTC and Directorate of Labour and Social Affairs to conduct a rapid assessment of the local construction sector for Ninawa. Using simple surveys and focus groups and mapping tools a picture of the scale, nature and needs of the sector will be developed that is contextualized by the national LMASSA reports.


Main activies:

  • To create a comprehensive database/Master sheet of the verified collaboration/partnership between VTC and the private sector (Construction companies) on the ground in Ninawa. This will require phone calls, emails and field visits  to participate/lead in analysing the collected data and identify the opportunities and challenges. Participate in detail planning of other stages.
  • To conduct a survey for all private sector companies (employers) who are working in the Constriction field in Ninawa.


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2. The specific objective of the second stage: Business linkage programme and events

Support the VTC to develop and implement a Business linkage programme between the VTC and the employers in Construction sector in Mosul/Ninawa. The consultant will make links to the Public and Private Partnership guide for TVET that was developed under TVET Reform project and the rapid assessment of the local construction sector for Ninawa.

Main activities:

Organize and run events to strengthen these links between the public and private sectors, including:

  • Individual meetings between companies and the management of VTC in Mosul.
  • Raising awareness workshops.
  • TV and Radio Programmes.
  • Social media events (Facebook and others), including sharing success stories.
  • Run a Champion of Business campaign.
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3.The specific objective of the third stage: Outcome tracking system

The outcome tracking system will monitor post-training outcomes of the graduates from the VTC and give the employers the access to the results, and to emphasize the need to improve the availability of qualitative and quantitative information about what graduates from tertiary education and vocational education and training

The consultant to refer to the proposed indicators for assessing technical and vocational education and training: working document

Main activities:

Create the tracking system and train the staff at VTC and the employers to use it.

Deliverables and timeline

The individual consultant shall submit to UNESCO within the written proposal a clear timeline with the deliverables for each month for the inception phase and the 3 phases above.

Duty Station





Up to max USD 3,500/month (Candidates will be evaluated based on value for money according to relevant qualifications and experience)

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of education, economics, social sciences  or in a related field;

Work experience

  • At least three (3) years of international experience in the field of TVET/Education;
  • Experience in contributing to applied research projects in the field of TVET policies at the national level, including publications;
  • Experience in maintaining and updating knowledge management systems;
  • Experience in designing tools for monitoring TVET policies.
  • Experience /knowledge of carrying out Industry surveys to map labour market and skills requirements


- Strong interpersonal and networking skills;
- Highly organized and self-motivated;
- Capacity to collaborate and positively engage with a range of partners and beneficiaries, including national/local authorities as well as key stakeholders in civil society including the private sector, and international development partners and embassies;
- Demonstrated personal sensitivity and commitment to the values and principles of equity, gender equality and cultural diversity; and
- Excellent computing skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and related programs.

- Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic.


Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, then download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information (As a part of the Technical Proposal) in English:

* Upon completing the Word file with all the requested information above, upload the file at the “My Employment History Form / My Documents” section of the online application form. Only applications with the above requested information will be considered.

I. A statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment;

II. A Technical Written proposal (4 Pages Maximum) consisting of:

  • A description of your proposed approach and methodology for undertaking the assignment;
  • A work plan with detailed milestones and key deliverables/activities as per the terms of reference;
  • Comments on the Terms of Reference, if any (in brief);
  • An up to date curriculum vitae (CV), and a statement indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment;

•             The amount to be charged for the assignment as per the Price Schedule. The overall cost of the assignment, expressed as an overall lump-sum, which should be quoted in US dollars only. Any travel and subsistence requirements should be indicated separately.


Please design your payment scheme against clear and specific set of deliverables and milestones as reflected in your work plan.

- If the duration of the assignment is less than 30 calendar days. Please indicate your proposed Daily rate (without travel cost.

- If the assignment is carried over a month or longer. Please indicate your proposed Monthly rate (without travel cost)

- In case of Travel required, indicate estimated cost for travel cost* (round airplane ticket ATK–on economy class only) indicating travelling from, to and cost.

  *Daily substance allowance (DSA) and terminal fair will be according to UNESCO rates applicable to the destination country. DSA will be calculated based on the effective number of travel nights spent away from the duty station if required.

  • List of work assignments and/or THREE (03) contacts as references – to be filled and returned to UNESCO as part of submission.


The proposal must be in English.


UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in terms of the criteria in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization best value for money.


Please note that written proposals constitute integral part of the application; failure to produce a written proposal will result in an incomplete application which won't be taken into consideration.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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