CONSULTANT: Project Enhancing Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) System in Sudan

CONSULTANT: Project Enhancing Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) System in Sudan
Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Khartoum
Job Family: Project Implementation
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : 2-3 Months
Recruitment open to : External & internal candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Khartoum Time): 12 October 2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
UNESCO's Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme is an extra-budgetary funding mechanism and programme approach created in 2003. It is based on the understanding that education reforms, with a view to achieving internationally agreed education goals and targets, including SDG 4, will not be effective if countries lack the capacities to make them operational. With an overarching capacity development approach, the Programme seeks to improve the quality of education and increase learning opportunities, especially for girls, women, and disadvantaged population groups. As one of the priority countries of UNESCO's Education Sector, Sudan is currently benefiting from the CapED Programme with a focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The CapED project in Sudan aims at supporting the implementation of the TVET policy review recommendations with specific focus on:
Strategy development together with its implementation plan. On the policy level, only the governance will be fully addressed.
Development of National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and
Upgrading and quality development of selected TVET institutions.
The following workshops are planned until end of 2021:
TVET strategy workshop for youth.
Capacity Building Workshop to develop a Quality Assessment Framework.
NQF development workshop.
Private sector engagement in TVET system development.
Under the general authority of the Head of UNESCO Khartoum office, and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer of the Office, the contractor shall perform the following tasks, in addition to any other tasks assigned:
Support and facilitate TVET workshops and meetings conducted by UNESCO Khartoum, ensuring all workshops requirements covering the following, among other tasks:
Booking of venues where events  are conducted,
Distribution of invitations and ensuring all invitees are covered,
Coordinate logistics,
Follow up with various suppliers:
Printing of banners,
Provisioning of stationary materials,
Registration of participants at events,
Recording and sharing with project manager and team minutes of meeting,
Collecting feedback from workshops,
Filing and organizing project documents,
Review project plan and report on any amendments.
Coordinate and facilitate arrangements according to plans ensuring participation of all targeted individuals and smooth progress of trainings.
Submit regular monthly reports about work progress covering attendees, materials and workshops assessment
Facilitate and monitor training and implementation of TVET strategy workshops.
Facilitate and monitor training and implementation of TVET NQF workshops.
Facilitate and monitor training and implementation of TVET Capacity building workshops.
Distribution and collection of evaluation forms during training workshops and representing data in MS Excel sheet.
Report regularly to the project manager, escalating any issues.
Support visibility of events and media coverage.
Support the implementation of and report on all activities, workshops and meetings conducted by UNESCO within TVET components: strategy development, national qualifications framework and capacity building, including support of international and national experts through printing required documents and other arrangements.
Collect recommendations proposed by the National Team during Workshops and compile into a MS word report.
Ensure all documentation is maintained appropriately for project and help the project teams manage resources and information and assist with scheduling and planning meetings and project activities.
Coordinate purchases and distribution of TVET ICT  equipment to TVET institutions (PCs, UPS etc) and prepare collection receipts ensuring they are signed by the receiving TVET institutions.
Support translation of intermediate and final TVET documents under supervision of the project manager.
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
Bachelors degree in Management/Project Management  or a relevant field.
Minimum 1 year work experience in coordination, facilitation and support in Sudan.
Knowledge of TVET concepts.
Knowledge of Result Based Management concept.
Knowledge of SMART goals.
Project activities report for October 2021 by 31 October 2021
Project activities report for November 2021 by 30 November 2021
Project activities report for December 2021 by 22 December 2021.
Strong writing and communication skills in English and Arabic and proven ability to effectively articulate planning and issues to a wide variety of audiences.
Knowledge about UNESCO activities.
Excellent analytical, planning and reporting skills.
Strong writing and communication skills in English and Arabic.
Team player.
Can work independently.
High organizational skills.
Working knowledge of MS Windows and MS Office.
Able to work under pressure.
Abide by set project deadlines.
Excellent reporting skills.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
Experience with UNESCO Khartoum or another UN agency in Sudan.
Events organizations and coordination
To apply, please send CV to
with the subject: “TVET Project Assistant”. No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, email correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.