Higher Education Project - P148291
Ministry of Education and Science of Republicof Tajikistan | Published September 19, 2016 - Deadline October 17, 2016
If2: Qa Capacity Building
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
For International to Quality Assurance CapacityBuilding
Higher Education Project(HEP)
Project # P148291
Grant No. D082-TJ
The Republic of Tajikistan is launching the Higher Education Project (HEP), fundedby the World Bank, to tackle these challenges, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultantservices.
The services include providing professional advice to the Ministry ofEducation and Science of RT,
this consultancy will support the MOES,SASSE, and higher education institutions in strengthening internal and external quality assurance mechanism aligned with theEuropean Standards and Guidelines (ESG) for Quality Assurance (QA) in the European Higher Education Area. Furthermore, it willsupport the development of standards and guidelines for institutional accreditation.
Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Tajikistan now invites eligible Quality Assurance Working Groups to indicate their interest in providing theservices. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions , availability of appropriate skills, etc).
Minimal consultant'squalification requirements:
? The Partner QAagency should be afull-member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) with over five years of experience as afull-member;
? In-depth knowledge of QA systems in FormerSoviet Union (FSU) countries; and
? Working experience with quality assuranceagencies of FSU countries.
The team composition isexpected to include a Team Leader who will beresponsible for managing the team, communicating with the SASSE/MOES and universities, and producing outputs, curriculum expert(s),training expert(s), and an evaluation expert. The precise number and specialty of experts can be determined by the bidder.Curricula of Vitae of all proposed experts should be presented as part of the Expression of Interest. Once short-listed, theproposed experts may be replaced only with agreement with the MOES. General requirements for expertsinclude:
? Masters or Ph.D. degree in a relevantfield, or relevant experience;
? A minimum of seven years of professionalexperience in the higher education sector;
? In-depth knowledge of QA systems andparticularly the ESG for QA in the European Higher Education Area;
? International experience in working witheducation development projects;
? Familiarity with the higher educationsystem in the Former Soviet Union countries;
? Excellent writing skills inEnglish;
? Excellent communicationskills;
? Work experience in the FSU, particularly,Central Asian countries is a plus; and
? Knowledge of Russian language is anadvantage.
Work period: This consultancy should start as soon as possible after the Higher Education Project becomes effective andcomplete within 2 to 2.5 years.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (May2004, revised October 2006 and July 2014).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below duringoffice hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours local time.
Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by October 17, 2016 both in Russian or Englishlanguages.
Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Tajikistan Higher Education Project (HEP)
Attn: Mr. Nuriddin Said Minister of Education and Science
13-a Nissor Muhammad, Room 102
Dushanbe 734024, Tajikistan
Tel No.: +992 37 227 45 02
Fax +992 37 227 45 02