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01.07.2013

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Vocational Training Expert - Technical Assistance to Mission Armenia Trainers

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – SELECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)



REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

STRENGTHENING THE LIVELIHOODS AND VOICE OF POOR AND VULNERABLE PERSONS IN ARMENIA

Grant No.: TF013894

Assignment Title: Vocational Training Expert - Technical Assistance to Mission Armenia Trainers
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): SLVPVP-C - 3.1.2

The Mission Armenia NGO has received financing from the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), through the World Bank, toward the cost of the Strengthening the Livelihoods and Voice of Poor and Vulnerable Persons in Armenia, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Vocational Training Expert’s consulting services - Technical Assistance to Mission Armenia Trainers (“the Consultant”) .

The consulting services (“the Services”) include: technical assistance to, monitoring of the activities, follow-up of the progress of performance related to vocational education that will be conducted for the Project beneficiaries at Mission Armenia multifunctional service centers and reporting to the Project Coordinator on the progress of performance.

The Consultant is a full-time position based at the Head Office of Mission Armenia and will be hired for a one-year period with a possible extension of two more years based on the demonstrated performance of responsibilities.

The Consultant will:
· Prepare a detailed implementation plan and schedule for the trainings and related activities at the Mission Armenia multifunctional service centers;
· Take part in selection and grouping of trainees by type of course and according to the physical and mental capacities of trainees with disabilities;
· Participate in selection of competitive vocational training courses and hiring of trainers;
· Provide technical assistance and other necessary support to the beneficiaries in the course of trainings and to the trainers in all issues related to the arrangement, coordination and supervision of the training courses;
· Draw up questionnaires jointly with M& E specialist and other papers necessary for assessment and evaluation of trainees’ pre-start baseline knowledge and post-study progress;
· Collaborate with local authorities, SESA, and private sector entities for information gathering on job vacancies and other employment opportunities;
· Conduct orientation and job guidance sessions for project beneficiaries, increase their knowledge on how to retain a job and their understanding of legal issues on labor;
· Provide post-placement support to project graduates that successfully found job;
· Monitor the employment and wages of graduates of vocational training with the assistance of monitoring and evaluation consultant;
· Ensure realization of the project outcome indicators in line with the Project Operational Manual requirements under Component 1 and prepare Status Reports for activities performed in charge of;
· Exercise other powers as requested by the Project Coordinator.

The Mission Armenia NGO now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
· University degree in relevant fields of Education;
· Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in Vocational Education and Training field;
· Proven track-record of work and sound knowledge of specifics of issues related to vocational education and employment for people with disabilities.
· Drafting and written communication skills in the Armenian and English languages;
· Proficiency in office software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet).

The attention of interested Individual Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. /www.worldbank.org/procure/

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Section V, Selection of Individual Consultants set out in the Consultant Guidelines. /www.worldbank.org/procure/

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 18:00

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by e-mail by July 17, 2013.

Attn: Alla Harutyunyan, Head of HR Department
Mission Armenia NGO
E-mail: Hr.Legal@ngo.mission.am



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