EOI - Short Term Expert to revise the Food inspection curriculum at TS level - QuA-VET 18.2208.9-001.00.

General information

  1. Brief information on the project

The project "Improving the Quality and Attractiveness of Vocational Education and Training in Lebanon" (QuA-VET) aims to increasingly align vocational education and training in sectors with sustainable employment potentials with the needs of the Lebanese economy.

Emphasis is placed on improving the partnership between vocational training institutions and the private sector, strengthening human resource capacity in vocational training institutions, and developing practice-oriented training programs. The target groups of the project are young people, unemployed and underemployed adults who want to improve their employment prospects through qualifications relevant to the labour market.

The implementing partner, the Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education (DGVTE), which requires further support at various levels to involve the private sector in vocational education and training. This concerns curriculum development, teacher training and the expansion of practical elements in teaching. The project's advisory approach includes establishing and advising coordination bodies with representatives of the state vocational training sector and company representatives at the macro and steering levels, piloting cooperation models between vocational training institutions and the private sector, systematic human resources development in public vocational training institutions, testing competency-based, modularized training programs and developing e-learning solutions.

  1. Context

The TS (Technicien superieur) curriculum in Health Inspection and Food Safety (HIFS)

The public technical schools have existing BT and TS programs, but the curricula are outdated and do not present a consistent content in terms of hourly distribution and type of subjects. Recently a tentative of standardization was carried out by GIZ setting common general education subjects in TS1 and TS2 for all programs and stating the number of hours for theoretical subjects and practical activities (Travaux Pratiques). The TP is delivered in a school workshop where the trainees practice the use of tools and materials typical of the occupation.

Currently the number of TP hours in the TS are not sufficient to develop the practical competences of the students. Eventually the project will propose a model to the DGVTE containing 2 to 4 CBT modules as TP in a year with 50 to 80 hours per TP.

The curriculum of a TP is designed in a way that the same curriculum can be used to deliver a short-term course named Competency Based Training (CBT) in the frame of continuous education.

The description of the curriculum of a CBT module can be found in the Annex 1.

After participating in either a Competency Based Training (CBT) session or a Practice Work session (TP), students' competencies are evaluated by a committee consists of trained assessors selected from both official TVET and private sector representatives appointed by the School Advisory Board. This evaluation process follows the Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) approach, which aims to evaluating individual's skills, knowledge, and abilities according to predefined competencies. Unlike traditional assessment, CBA places emphasis on showcasing practical skills and the effective application of knowledge in real-world scenarios.

The TS curriculum in HIFS should undergo the update to a more practice-oriented curriculum to include the CBT modules in lieu of the TP and the hourly grid should be revised to adjust the balance between theoretical hours in general subject, theoretical hours in technical subjects and practical hours for technical subjects (1/3 of the total allocated learning time for each) and the CBA concept should be introduced as well.

2 School Advisory Boards (SAB), namely the SAB of Nabatiyeh TI and the SAB of NINC recently issued official recommendations to the DGVTE for the update of the TS curriculum. The recommendations were approved by the DGVTE with the direction that both schools should collaborate in the revision of the curriculum. QuA-VET is therefor looking for 2 Short Term Experts (STE) from the aforementioned schools to collaborate on the inclusion of the CBT modules in the curriculum and the revision of the hourly grid.

  1. Period of assignment: GIZ shall hire the contractor for the anticipated contract term, from 01.06.2024 to 01.05.2025
  2. The contractor shall provide the following work/service:
  • Critical examination of the existing curriculum, including the existing hourly grid officially in use at the DGVTE and in public TI
  • Critical examination of the CBT modules provided by QuA-VET
  • Proposal for new time allotment and hourly grid, inclusion of the CBT in the TP as well as recommendations for potential further updates
  • Proposal for a step-by-step concept to include CBA method in the assessment procedure, to be applied within one school year.
  • Presentation of the proposal to the official curriculum update committee and making sure that the revision is approved and formally written in the official gazette.

5.The Milestones/partial works are attached in the EOI.

The EOI review helps you understand the tender requirements and candidate specifications with additional annexes

How to apply

 II. Requirements on the format of the tender

  • An updated CV in English language. 
  • signed copy for the attached General Terms and Self declaration
  • The applicant shall submit their CV with the signed copies in PDF format by Friday, 24.05.2024 by 23:59 Beirut Local Time at the latest, to the following email address: [email protected] 
  • The subject line of the mail must be clearly marked as follows: STE Revision of HIFS curriculum”. 
  • Top 3 shortlisted candidates will be evaluated according to an interview and a technical assignment provided by QuA-VET project team. 
  • If you have questions about this call, please contact us at the following email ([email protected]). Deadline for questions is 21.05.2024 before 23:59. 

N.B. GIZ mailbox receive size is capped at 25 MB. Documents exceeding the mentioned MB should be transferred via : Start (giz.de) (provide the password within your email)

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الجمعة, 24. مايو 2024
نوع الدعوة
دعوة لتقديم الاستشارات
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
التعليم, الغذاء والتغذية
Remuneration range:
1000 to 2000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
01.06.2024 - 01.05.2025