Vocational Education and Training (VET) Expert
JOB TITLE: Vocational Education and Training (VET) Expert
EMPLOYER: GIZ Azerbaijan DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-15 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-06-14

Project “Modernising Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan”

VET Expert from 09.07– 09.12.2018

Location of the project office: Baku and Gabala, Azerbaijan

Application deadline: 02.06.2018

The EU financed project „ Modernising Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan” is focusing on the introduction of a dual-oriented VET System in selected sectors in the VET schools of the Gabala, Ismaili, Gakh region.

The overall objective of the project is to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET in the fields of agriculture and tourism. The specific objective (outcome) of this action is to establish dual-like VET pilots in the field of agriculture and tourism at 3 VET centres in Gabala, Ismayilly and Gakh districts. The project is focusing in this frame on the achievement of the following results:

Result 1: Strategic positioning of the 4 VET centres developed

Selected VET schools will be supported in elaborating a strategic concept, which will contribute to a better positioning towards prospective students and the private sector in line with strategic goals of the government in the field of VET and economic objectives.

Result 2: Strategic partnerships with the private sector (dual-like VET) in the 4 VET centres established

The project will jointly with the schools and the private sector identify suitable cooperation formats, in line with the strategic framework as developed under Result 1.

Result 3: Competence-based curricula and learning materials for the VET centres in 2 sectors with high labour market relevance developed and piloted

Based on the strategic orientation of the VET schools (Result 1) and the first feedback from the private sector consultations (Result 2), the project will then work on the participatory development and pilot-testing of four curricula that reflect the labour market needs in the priority sectors of tourism and agriculture.

Result 4: Demand-led VET training for prospective entrepreneurs and vulnerable groups established

Beyond students studying for initial VET, the project will also address specific vocational training needs of prospective entrepreneurs and selected vulnerable groups (youth and adults who have not learned any profession, with a special attention to women, unemployed and underemployed people)

Result 5: Capacities of teachers, master-trainers, private sector instructors and VET centre staff improved

Based on a training needs assessment, tailor-made trainings will be conducted for the school’s staff, teachers and master-trainers including masters from private sector. The comprehensive training and skills needs analysis will identify areas requiring improvement.

Result 6: Communication strategy on quality VET prepared and implemented, lessons learnt identified and disseminated for national/ cross-national up-scaling

This strategy will require the development and implantation of target-group specific communication activities through appropriate channels. At the same time, it will be crucial to process the experiences made at four VET schools for further dissemination and up-scaling in other parts of the country. Each result foresees an evaluation part, where relevant lessons learnt will be identified.

Your tasks:

• Preparation and supervision of project activities and studies/ needs assessment
• Assistance and monitoring of the development and implementation of action plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
• Support to cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with VET schools, private sector partners, assistance in PR work and cooperation with the private sector in the action and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
• Design, preparation and implementation of private sector consultation mechanisms and other action events
• Contribution to reports and documentation
• Development of quality assurance measures and necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
• Contributing to innovation and knowledge management
• Communication of local interests and efforts, forwarding these and encouraging the sharing of ideas and information for the benefit of the action


• Masters/MSc in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field
• Working experiences in the VET sector
• Experience in framework conditions for private sector development and private sector involvement in VET
• At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
• Experience in the implementation of EU financed projects
• Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
• fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language

The work place is in Baku with frequent travels to the pilot regions.

Qualified candidates are kindly asked to send their applications by e-mail to: hr.azerbaijan@giz.de

Please indicate the name of the position (VET Expert) you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Application deadline: 02.06.2018

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.

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