ASSIGNMENT TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS AND CURRICULA FOR THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER
The Republic of Azerbaijan has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Public Investment Capacity Building Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The objective of this Assignment is to assist the Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan in launching the Vocational Education Center in Sumgayit city. The assignment is designed to develop and introduce vocational training for 6 priority occupational profiles to be identified in the fields of mechatronics, chemistry and construction. The vocational training for the 6 occupational profiles will be offered by the Center upon its start-up in the 2015/2016 school year.
Duration of Assignment: 5 months
Location of Assignment: Vocational education center attached to “Sumgayit Chemistry Industry Park” LLC under the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan Republic, Sumgayit city, Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan now invites eligible consulting firms 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 (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
The short listing criteria are:
• Labor market related experience;
• Experience in developing market and industry responsive, competence-based occupational and/or vocational standards and/or qualifications;
• Experience in planning, designing and developing curricula, instructions/manuals and training materials for VET;
• Experience in managing similar assignments and projects in comparable contexts.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 09.00 to 18.00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by August 15, 2014.
Project Coordination Unit
Public Investment Capacity Building Project
15, Nobel Avenue, Azure Business Center, 10th floor, Room No 60, Baku, AZ1025
Tel: + 994 (12) 488 66 47/48; Fax: +994 (12) 488 66 49