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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT (G20)

 

Consultancy 

Vacancy no.: EXCOLL/HANOI/2019/01
Publication date: 11 January 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time): 25 January 2019

 

Job ID: 934 
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific 
Organization Unit: CO-Hanoi 
Location: Hanoi   (presence may or may not be required at the duty station)


 

The ILO is issuing a call for expressions of interest for experts who wish to be included in a consultancy database currently being compiled by the ILO Country office for Viet Nam.

 

Interested consultants are invited to submit their application on-line in order to establish their profile in the database from which they may be considered for consultancy opportunities that may arise. Inclusion in the database does not guarantee a contract with the ILO. You will be contacted directly by the concerned departments/office in that regard if preselected.

 

Candidates also applying for fixed-term employment positions with the ILO are encouraged to respond to this call for expression of interest if they so wish.

 

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. 

Introduction

 

 

The Project ‘Applying the G20 Training Strategy – A Partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation’ project (the Project) covering in the period of 2016-2019, aims to implement three major outcomes:

 

  • Outcome 1: Governments’ and stakeholders’ capacity to develop and implement skills development policies and strategies in line with ILO HRD and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) policy benchmarks strengthened;
  • Outcome 2: The capacity of sectoral organizations and of competent bodies to understand, design and apply occupational standards, vocational qualifications, and competency-based training programs developed;
  • Outcome 3: The methodology of skills foresight and the TVET institution manager training programs are upgraded, approved and applied in five regions of Russian Federation, and in selected countries beneficiaries.

 

In Viet Nam, amongst all the activities that contribute to the three above Outcomes, the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in vocational education and training is a focus. PPP can take many form, one of these could be understood as the collaboration agreement between the public and private entities in education and training.  In the context of Skills Development and TVET, the greater involvement of business through PPPs in the skills system is viewed as essential for making the formal training system more responsive to meet individual workers’ and businesses’ needs and to overcome the common challenges TVET institution face to prepare graduates to a smooth school to work transition.

 

With the amendment of TVET legal framework, the government has stepped up its efforts in promoting PPP.  While the PPP for development of training programmes had already been practiced in some sectors or regions, these practices are still limited and voluntary, and the concept and practices have not yet been promoted broadly at the national level. 

 

This TOR aims to promote further PPP through the development of a website of PPP in the website of Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET). The Project, therefore, look for an international consultant to develop the content of the website working together with national partners.

 

Specific Duties

 

This consultancy is outcome-based. The objective of the assignment is for the expert to work with national partners and the Project team in order to produce a content for the PPP website that will be served as a platform for PPP and link directly to the website of DVET that help recognize the participation of schools and businesses and make both businesses sand schools easy to reach all the policies and good practices in specific sector. 

 

The consultant is responsible to provide the above mentioned outputs with the best quality. The ILO will provide overall coordination among the different stakeholders, facilitating the meetings and working with the Vietnamese working groups. The ILO Project team and the specialists in Bangkok and Geneva will provide technical support.

 

The governmental partners, notably DVET and schools-businesses will provide feedback and comments for the outputs.

 

 

 

Outputs expected

 

A website should be developed with a comprehensive information on PPP for development of training programmes covering good practices from businesses and schools in Viet Nam and within Asia, policies implications, engagement programmes, and contact details of potential partners, among other issues to be developed over the time.

 

The consultant will deliver the following outputs

 

  1. A conceptual note for the PPP website at least including i) the structure of the PPP website; ii) The list of proposed  items for the website content;
  2. Final report on PPP website content that incorporates all the feedbacks and comments from partners and the ILO team and the technical website team could use to create the website.

 

Education

 

Advanced university degree in vocational education and training, or in relevant fields

Experience

 

- A minimum of 10 years of experience in producing high quality documents relating to PPP in VET domain; and

- At least 5 years of experience working in international contexts; understanding ILO approach in Skills Development and experience in Asia would be an advantage.

 

 

Languages

 

Excellent command of English

Competencies

Technical

Good background in vocational training related issues is essential. Understanding of the basic principles and practices of promoting public-private partnerships in vocational training will be very valuable.

Ability to: carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines; work within tight deadlines and respect confidentiality; deal with constituents with tact and discretion.

Medical clearance and accident insuranceoptional section (only if needed)

Medical clearance and accident insurance

The consultant (hereinafter referred as “External Collaborator”) must be aware that the ILO accepts no liability in the event of illness, injury or death of the External Collaborator.

The External Collaborator must attest that he/she is adequately covered by insurance for these risks.

In no circumstances shall the External Collaborator be covered by any ILO insurance.  It is the External Collaborator’s own responsibility to take out, at their own expense, any personal insurance policies that are considered necessary, including a civil liability insurance policy.


 

Recruitment process

 

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