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Consultant of "The Digital Technology for Business Administration and Office Automation in Freelancing field" Guide

Education to Work Transition Project

Quality Improvement Fund

 

Institution: Gaza Community College for Tourism Studies (GCCTS)

Project Title: 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)

 

Introduction:

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 consultant to design and develop a guide regarding "The digital technology for business administration and office automation in freelancing field" 

Assignment Objective:

GCCTS is considering the selection of a professional and a highly qualified  consultant to be part of the project team, who has strong experiences to develop and build the mentioned guide, in order to bridge the gap and upgrade the skills and competencies of the target group and qualify them to meet the needs of the market, thus, increasing the chances of employment, which the consultant should have an authoritative knowledge to:

-       Design a basic methodology in the area of freelancing skills development.

-       Contemplate the scope and extent of the administration sector in the freelancing field.

-       Envisage the role of digital technology in supporting the administrative jobs and tasks in freelancing field.

 

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Consultant will be responsible for but not limited to the following tasks:

  1. Develop, design, and implement an effective methodology and implementation plan to the mentioned guide.   
  2. Design, implement, and manage activities to assess the most adequate digital technology trends and necessary tools for business administration (BA) and office automation (OA) in the freelancing field, including but not limited to: workshops, focus groups, structured interviews, etc.
  3. Propose and recommend needed actions, skills, techniques, and ideas to develop and improve the process of digital technology recruitment in the freelancing field.
  4. Participate in meetings and workshops with project staff to discuss related issues.
  5. Prepare, design and submit a final guide of "The of digital technology for business administration and office automation in freelancing field" showing all required syllables.
  6. Participate in the final workshop to preset the final guide with all findings and recommendations.
  7. Mentor a selected group of academic staff on the use of the mentioned guide.

 

Deliverables:

1-    A detailed action plan including methodology, time frame, and the main activities of the process of developing the required guide.

2-    An accomplished guide of "The digital technology for business administration and office automation in freelancing field" showing all required syllables. The guide must be in Arabic supported with English terms.

3-    2-3 Mentoring Workshops for a selected group of academic staff to discuss the use of the guide.

4-    A final comprehensive report showing all work stages, development, findings and recommendations.

 Essential Required Qualifications:

Qualified consultant should hold the following:

1-         At least B.Sc. in business administration, science, management information systems, education or any related discipline from a recognized university.

2-         Proven previous work experience in conducting similar assignment.

3-         Five years minimum work experience in freelancing field.

4-         Five years minimum proven previous experience in training sector.

5-         High skills in gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

6-         Fluency in English and Arabic.

7-         Excellent computer skills.

8-         Excellent analytical, research, report writing and communication skills.

9-         Large autonomy; high flexibility and adaptation capacities to the contexts and environment, solution-oriented.

10-      Strategic thinker.

11-      Ability to comply strictly with deadlines and work in a timely manner.

 

Time Frame: The expected level of effort for the Consultant is (25-30 working days) during a period from 05/08/2019 to 05/11/2019

Start Date: August 5th, 2019.

Contract Type: Lump Sum contract.

 

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV together with their action plan (in English) by 25/07/2019 to: iad.gccts@gmail.com  indicating the position (i-Admin – DT Guide Consultant) in the subject line.

The selection process follows World Bank recruiting policies and procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

 

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