Terms of Reference
Administration and Office Automation Program Curriculum Development (CD) Consultant
Education to Work Transition Project
Quality Improvement Fund
Institution: Gaza Community College for Tourism Studies (GCCTS)
Gaza Community College for Tourism Studies (GCCTS) has received a grant from the Quality Improvement Fund (QIF) - Education to Work Transition Project - Ministry of Education and Higher Education in partnership with AQSA university and Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies (PITA), and funded by the World Bank for the project entitled: " Improving the Quality of Students and Graduates of the Administration and Office Automation Program at Gaza Community College for Tourism Studies by Providing them with Digital Technological Skills to Increase Employment Opportunities (I-Admin)". Accordingly, GCCTS seeks the selection and employment of a highly-qualified curriculum development consultant to work on the development of the curriculum.
GCCTS is considering the selection of a professional and qualified Curriculum Development (CD) Consultant to be part of the consultation team, who will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating the current curriculum of Administration and Office Automation Program in order to develope and deliver labor market (LM)-driven up-to-date curricula, using the standardized process for Administration and Office Automation program. In the meanwhile, it increases the dissemination and adoption of Complex Task Approach (CTA)
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
Taking into consideration results and recommendations conducted by the Needs Assessment (NA) Consultant, the CD consultant shall perform the following tasks:
- Build the capacity of the academic development team
Conduct a comprehensive training program about The Standardized Process for Curricula Development/Complex Task Approach (CTA) ≈ 30 hrs.
- Build the capacity of trainers (academic staff members)
Conduct in-depth training and coaching program on” How to implement the curricula” shall be conducted to all staff members who will deliver the curricula to students.
- Update curricula
Following the CTA approach, the consultant shall guide and closely supervise the updating process of Administration and Office Automation curriculum to match the current LM needs.
At this stage consultant shall:
- Curriculum development.
- CTA training
- Curricula implementation training
- A progress report every achieved task that demonstrates the status of achievements.
- A final comprehensive report.
Essential Required Qualifications:
Qualified consultant should hold the following:
- At least M.Sc. in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Education or any related discipline from a recognized university.
- Proven previous work experience in conducting similar assignments of complex task approach is a must.
- Five years minimum work experience in both higher education institutions and private sector.
- Currently in touch with local market and aware of its needs.
- Fluency in English and Arabic.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Excellent analytical, research, report writing and communication skills.
- Large autonomy; high flexibility and adaptation capacities to the contexts and environment, solution-oriented.
- Strategic thinker.
- Ability to comply strictly with deadlines and work in a timely manner.
The expected level of effort for the Curriculum Development Consultant is (30 working days) during a period from April 2019 to May 2020. April 2019 is the suggested starting date of the activity, which would give the opportunity to deliver the benefits of the activity to the targeted groups and integrate with other activities of the project resulting in the best results by the first next semester.
Start Date: April 15th, 2019.
Contract Type: Lump Sum contract.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV together with their work plan (in English) by 28/03/2019 to: email@example.com indicating the position (I-Admin – C.D. Consultant) in the subject line.
The selection process follows World Bank recruiting policies and procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 The standardized curriculum development process for TVET follows eight steps from the initial identification of the demand for new or revised curriculum, to the identification of Complex Tasks/Modules and necessary competences for occupations, to their elaboration into the standardized modular curriculum format. Final steps in the process are the development of examination formats and the definition, criteria and formats of the evaluation process of programs and curricula (extracted from CTA step 2&3 manuals prepared by GIZ in West Bank)