Metal engineering & technology Senior/Domain Expert

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The World Bank is financing East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP), which initially involves sixteen Regional Flagship TVET Institutes (RFTIs) of three East African countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Project’s development objectives are increase access and improve qualityof TVET and facilitate regional integration.The objectives and results of the project will be achieved through:

  • Strengthening 16 selected Regional TVET Flagship institutes out of which 7 are found in Ethiopia; and Dire Dawa Polytechnic College (DDPTC) is one of the institutes;
  • Creating national TVET enabling environment; and
  • Enhancing regional collaborative capacity in TVET and project coordination. At the institute level, the objectives of the project will be achieved through:
  • Strengthening governance and management;
  • Institutionalizing industry links;
  • Developing market relevant and competency-based training programs;
  • Training of TVET managers and teachers/trainers (including industry senior experts);
  • Provision of key training facilities and equipment; and
  • Outreach and support for non-project national TVET institute. Strengthening DDPTC capacity for high quality skills development in priority sectors is the main strategic development objective of the project. The implementation of the project will turn the DDPTC into the largest training facility for high quality and relevant skills development in Ethiopia; produce competent skilled technicians for the Country and East Africa; and to become pioneering model TVET Institution in the Region. One of the key interventions of the project is to support the Dire Dawa Polytechnic College to become Model Regional Flagship TVET Institute in delivering demand-driven high quality TVET programs. Thus, the DDPTC seeks to hire highly qualified Technical Assistance Consulting Firm (hereinafter “the Technical Assistance, TA”) to support the College in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) development.

The main objective of the assignment is to engage a highly qualified consulting firm to provide mentorship technical support and capacity strengthening measures for high quality skills development and market responsive Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the DDPTC.

The Metal Engineering/Technology Senior Expert will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Senior Mentoring Expert for the assigned trade as part of a multi-member team tasked with training teachers/trainers;
  • Carry out audience profiling studies & assess the current knowledge levels of the participants;
  • Provide inputs and update the curriculum basis the emerging needs of the industry and not limited to the Ethiopian National Occupational Standards (EOS) syllabus;
  • Develop custom training modules & learning resources for the Teachers/Trainers for the new areas identified based on contemporary learner-centered, reflective practice methodologies;
  • Design projects and assignments mapping to the competencies to be achieved;
  • Liaise with DDPTC staffs, EASTRIP PIU, other Consulting Firms and Individual
  • Consultants related to the project implementation to discuss the training program and finalize content;
  • Develop ICT-based teaching methods that can be used for improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning in both training programs and in DDPTC classes;
  • Design and develop training session plans, customized to the needs of the participants;
  • Conduct and facilitate on-site sessions based on the agreed training plan, off-line discussions as well as any assignments/projects;
  • Help participants in query resolution;
  • Prepare reports on the training program conducted based on the agreed templates;
  • Use a variety of teaching & learning aids including audio visual material like videos;
  • Power points, animations, and graphics – developed personally or sourced from freeware sources from the net or industry;
  • Conduct assessments and evaluation of each participant and prepare a developmental action pan in agreement with EASTRIP PIU;
  • Incorporate On-the-Job components in the training; and Act as a coach and mentor for development of the participants.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Education in Metal Technology or Engineering;
  • 10 + years with good industry exposure;
  • Experience in vocational education and training deliver;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Curriculum development and writing skills; and
  • Experience working in Ethiopia will be preferred.

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