Job Information Specialist in Tracer Studies/Surveys NGO Information
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Contract Duration 35 Days
Governorate Baghdad
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Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-12-08
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 7 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-12-08
Deadline Date 2019-12-13
[Baghdad,Iraq ]
Background: World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC) have been jointly awarded a grant from Global Affairs Canada to implement the project “Bolstering Reconstruction in Iraq Through Development, Growth and Employment” (BRIDGE). The Project’s goal is to improve the employment status of male and female youth, and women in selected sectors and governorates of Iraq. The two key outcome results of the Project are: (i) improved delivery of gender responsive and market relevant Vocational Training; and (ii) improved employability of targeted male and female youth and women. BRIDGE will address the need for short-term stabilization of Iraq by helping beneficiaries integrate into the labour market. It will also support the ongoing reform of the Vocational Education and Training Sector. Nature and Scope: BRIDGE wishes to retain a consultant who will lead implementation of the tracer survey component of the project, which is about tracking the impact of vocational training on graduates after training completion. This is a common practice globally and is used to better design and deliver training of maximum value. However in the VT sector in Iraq, the capacity and motivation to develop tracer studies is extremely limited and the institutional and policy incentives to conducting tracer studies are unclear. This work will focus on building the capacity of key government stakeholders to conduct ongoing M&E and analyse and incorporate the impact of ‘tracer’ surveys and programme impact studies. Specific tasks will include: 1. Review the institutional and policy incentives and constraints to conducting tracer studies in the VT sector in Iraq, as well as current capacity and motivation to develop these as a tool for ongoing use. 2. Provide awareness raising and guidance to VT and VTC management about the value of utilising tracer studies on their performance and impact as an educational institution. 3. Develop guidelines on tracer survey design, implementation, analysis and communications. 4. Train and coach key staff from the participating Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) and governorate employment departments on designing, conducting and analysing tracer surveys. 5. Provide coaching support to the VTCs in conducting tracer studies. 6. Review/vet or approve of any Tracer Surveys developed by the VTCs after receiving the training on how to design Tracer Surveys. 7. Assist VTCs in analysing and communicating the results of tracer surveys and present these findings to VT and VTC management. 8. Assist the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA), and participating Governorates, to create a mechanism to review and adapt the vocational training curricula and programs based on the results of the tracer studies conducted, in collaboration with employers. The consultant will be expected to work closely with local BRIDGE staff as well as project partners. Level of Effort Pre departure desk-based research: 2 days Engage with VT and VTC management to raise awareness about the value of tracer studies and to discuss findings of surveys undertaken and their implications for VTC planning and performance: 3 days Develop guidelines on tracer surveys: 3 days Train and coach key staff (design and delivery): 8 days Support VTCs in carrying out tracer studies and review of any tracer surveys developed by the VTCs: 10 days Assist VTCs in analysing and communicating the results of tracer surveys: 10 days Assist MOLSA to create a mechanism to review and adapt the vocational training curricula and programs based on the results of the tracer studies: 2 days TOTAL 38 days Location Desk-based research and creating a mechanism to adapt curricula based on study results will be in the consultant’s home base In-country assessment location for the consultant will be Baghdad with some travel to Anbar and Basra as needed/ where relevant Deliverables: 1. Brief summary report on findings of review of VTC incentives and constraints to conducting tracer studies 2. Guidelines on tracer surveys 3. Training materials and training reports 4. Tracer survey reports 5. Mechanism for review and adaptation of curricula Duration The assignment will begin in January 2020 and conclude in December 2020.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Qualifications: 1. A minimum of 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and program impact assessment 2. Proven experience designing, implementing and analyzing Student and/or Employer Tracer Studies/Surveys 3. Experience in the design, administration and analysis of surveys including delivery of related training for Government officials 4. Demonstrated experience in conducting training and providing coaching and mentoring (both face to face and remote coaching) 5. Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s approach to monitoring and evaluation of vocational education programs preferred 6. Demonstrated experience with software and IT tools to aid in survey design and analysis 7. Strong communication and writing skills in English; 8. Experience with vocational training an asset, including 9. Arabic language skills an asset. 10. Eligible for a visa to travel to Iraq
How To Apply
WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment. The WUSC office is centrally-located in Hintonburg, Ottawa. We offer competitive benefits, safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation. APPLICATIONS: WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a background and criminal record check where appropriate. WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To Apply, please follow the link below: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
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