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Human Resource Development Programme Phase I in Papua New Guinea

Country/ Location of the position Papua New Guinea
Status/Reference Open tender
Agency/Donor EDF
Experts E1 Team leader
  E2  
Start + duration of project from May 2012, 40 months
Duration of mission E1 40 months
  E2 40 months
Required language The team should be fluent in English.
12 20.01.12. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR Not yet available
Eligible Nationalities EU + ACP
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1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments. CVs in other format than EU format will not be evaluated.

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DESCRIPTION

 

Project description

                                              

The overall objective of the Sector Policy Support Programme (SPSР) is to promote the development of PNG’s human resource development in the education sector, with the programme purpose (specific objective) being twofold: Universal Basic Education (UBE) Plan supported, and a Sector Wide Approach in education strengthened.

 

Results to be achieved:

 

Result 1 (Management): Management capacity of PNG’s education system for decision making, planning, assessment and monitoring of the education system improved.

Result 2 (Quality of Education): Pedagogical and management skills of basic education school teachers improved.

Result 3: (Access): Access of teachers to pre-service and in-service training improved.

 

 

Job Description

 

Key expert 1: Team leader long term technical assistant (40 months)

 

The Team Leader long term technical assistant will support the Department of Education to implement the EU Human Resources Development Programme phase I (HRDP I) and develop a Sector Wide Approach (SWAp).

 

Qualifications and skills

 

  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent in Management, Education or Human Resources Development (HRD), or another relevant field
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy

 

General experience

  • Preferably 15 years experience experience in a relevant sector
  • Experience of working with educational issues at a policy and strategy level
  • Experience of SWAp and thorough understanding of Aid effectiveness commitments
  • Experience of working in, leading and building teams

 

Specific experience

  • 10 years experience (minimum of 5 years) experience in providing technical assistance in institutional development in the education sector
  • Experience of operational management of two complex development projects with at least one funded by the EU
  • Experience of financial and contractual management of at least one development project funded by the EU
  • Experience of working as team leader in a developing country setting

 

Tasks – Specific Objectives

To support the DoE with the operational, financial and contractual management of EU HRDP I

To strengthen inter-ministerial and inter-departmental dialogue for fully utilising SWAP structures according to the ESIP, also including Non-State Actors (NSAs)

 

Tasks

  • Prepare regular monitoring and evaluation reports and produce relevant technical information for the Programme Steering Committee and the Technical Working Committee of HRDP I;
  • Provide advice, support and assistance to the DoE and the NAO on the overall operational, financial and contractual management and implementation of EU HRDP I to ensure that there is compliance with EU financial, contractual and technical procedures;
  • Provide advice and support to build management capacity in the DoE through a hands-on collaborative approach as well as through more formal interventions such as trainings and workshops;
  • Supervise the activities of the Training Advisor long term technical assistant, considering the phase-out/ exit strategy for technical assistance and programme sustainability;
  • Implement a comprehensive communication strategy between the DoE, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) and related Ministries and Departments (especially Departments of National Planning and Monitoring, Finance, Treasury, Community Development, Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs) that will ensure that the objectives, benefits, operation and achievements of the ESIP are widely understood and subscribed to;
  • Develop strategies and strengthen capacities to engage all levels of education within PNG (i.e. schools complying with the requirements of the GoPNG national education system, districts, provinces, church agencies) in the SWAp, with a particular focus on international standards in education;
  • Support the development of a single education and training policy and expenditure programme as envisaged in the ESIP;
  • Monitor, evaluate and support the implementation of the Paris Declaration and the PNG Commitment on Aid Effectiveness in the education sector;
  • Advise on establishing the conditions for establishing more government-owned funding mechanisms during Phase Il of the HRDP (i.e, pool funding mechanism);
  • Support the DoE and the NAO to implement construction activities and scholarships management to improve infrastructure in Teacher Training Colleges and enhance access for identified trainee teachers coming from and returning to remote and underserviced communities;
  • Observe the latest Communication and Visibility Manual for EU External Actions concerning acknowledgement of EU financing of the programme;
  • Perform any other assignments requested by the Progamme Steering Committee and the Technical Working Committee within the specific objectives of these Terms of Reference.

 

Job Description

 

Key expert 2: Training Advisor long term technical assistant (40 months)

 

The Training Advisor long term technical assistant will support capacity development of pedagogical and management skills of teachers and education administrators.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent in Education, or another discipline relevant to this assignment
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Computer literacy

 

General professional experience

  • 15 years experience in the education sector, or another relevant field
  • Experience in institutional development planning and project management
  • Thorough understanding of SWAP and Aid effectiveness commitments
  • Experience of working in teams

 

Specific professional experience

  • 10 years experience (minimum of 5 years) in teacher education
  • Experience in management of education system
  • Experience of working in a capacity development mode
  • Experience of working in a developing country setting

 

Specific Objectives

To improve management capacity of PNG’s education system for decision making, planning, assessment and monitoring of the basic education system

To improve pedagogical and management skills of basic education school teachers, principals, and administrators

 

Tasks

  • Under supervision 6f the Team Leader, āšsist with preparing regular monitoring and evaluation reports and producing relevant technical information for the Programme Steering Committee and the Technical Working Committee;
  • Assist the DoE and the NAO in the drawing up of coherent programme estimates (including work plans and budget estimates) for the components of Capacity building for education sector management and Skills training for tutors and teacher training (scholarships);
  • Strengthen performance monitoring and evaluation system at all levels and management capacities of education administrators at sub-national levels;
  • strengthen involvement of PNG research and academic institutions in management training;
  • Assist the DoE and the NAO in the drawing up of coherent calls for proposals for the component of Studies and research (through grants);
  • Carry out immediate skills training for Teacher Training College (TTC) lecturers with a prime focus on pedagogy (in line with OBE requirements, inclusive methodologies, ICT) and management;
  • Strengthen decentralised and distance-mode training structures for training primary school teachers and supporting their ongoing professional development, particularly those in remote and underserviced areas;
  • Develop/strengthen networks of Teacher Training Colleges and universities involved in primary teacher training;
  • Participate in regular field visits to ensure effective follow-up and monitoring on all interventions;
  • Consider programme sustainability and the phase-out/ exit strategy for technical assistance;
  • Observe the latest Communication and Visibility Manual for EU External Actions concerning acknowledgement of EU financing of the programme;
  • Perform any other assignments requested by the Programme Steering Committee and the Technical Working Committee within the specific objectives of these Terms of Reference.

Terms of reference

 

Not yet available

 

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