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Call for Expression of Interest

NQC Self-Reflection Tool


SUMMARY

The BILT project is currently developing a Self-Reflection Tool intended to allow TVET providers to assess their preparedness to identify new qualifications and competencies, integrate them into curricula and implement them in adequate learning environments. For this purpose, the BILT project is selecting six TVET providers from Africa, Asia and Pacific as well as Europe (two from each region) to co-develop and pilot the Self-Reflection Tool, to implement a Guided Self-Reflection Workshop and to scale up the updated version of the Tool to (at least) three other TVET providers. Interested TVET providers are invited to apply through an open Call for Expression of Interest as per the deadline below:

KEY DATES

  • Launch of the Self-reflection Tool Call for Expression of Interest: 7 December 2021
  • Deadline for interest manifestation: 04 February 2022
  • Selected TVET providers announcement: 18 February 2022
  • Co-development and pilot of the Self-Reflection Tool: between April and June 2022
  • Update the Self-reflection Tool (responsibility of the BILT team): between July and August 2022
  • Dissemination of the Self-Reflection Tool: between August and December 2022

APPLY

To apply, please fill in the online application form. The deadline for submission is 04 February 2022.


About the BILT project and the Self-Reflection Tool

THE BILT PROJECT

The BILT project explores solutions for challenges related to new qualifications and competencies (NQC). Since 2020, this theme has been approached from different perspectives and complementary results have been achieved, deepening the discussions on the identification, integration and implementation of NQC, or the three I’s process.

One of the main results achieved by the BILT project was the launching of the “New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET systems” publication on 7 December 2021. Organized in three volumes, the publication is aimed to cater to the diverse needs of TVET-related institutions by exploring and understanding the three I’s process from their unique perspectives. Exploring new paradigms and illustrated with case studies and practical examples, the publication proposes solutions to specific challenges, offers a database of inspiring experiences and of practical lessons from across the world and highlights how actors are finding solutions and sharing lessons learned.

THE SELF-REFLECTION TOOL

At this stage, the BILT project is starting to turn one of the publication volumes, the one devoted to TVET providers “TVET Delivery: providing innovative solutions” into a Self-Reflection Tool. The Tool is intended to encourage TVET providers to assess their preparedness to identify new qualifications and competencies, integrate them into curricula and implement them in adequate learning environments.

A pilot phase is planned in the first quarter of 2022, when training providers will be invited to co-develop and pilot the Self-Reflection Tool, to implement a Self-Reflection Workshop with the support of the BILT team and to provide feedback on them. These TVET providers will also play a relevant role scaling up the methodology in their respective continent: they will disseminate the updated tool in the framework of multiplication workshops with further TVET providers.

WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM INTERESTED TVET PROVIDERS?

TVET providers are expected to work in close collaboration with the BILT team and with the project’s consultants in order to perform the following activities:

  1. Hosting a (up to) five days Guided Self-Reflection Workshop between April and June 2022, including the mobilization of internal stakeholders, and other relevant players.
  2. Reporting on the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop, including feedback on the activity and on the Self-Reflection Tool.
  3. Developing and implementing an Action Plan in order to benefit from opportunities of improvement identified during the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop.
  4. Identifying and publishing an ‘Innovation and Learning Practice’ based on the strengths identified during the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop.
  5. Dissemination of the updated Self-Reflection Methodology to three other TVET providers in the same continent, between August and December 2022.
  6. Designating an English-speaking coordinator to support the Self-Reflection Tool related activities, who will be responsible for:
a. Coordinating the activities with the BILT team;

b. Leading the implementation of the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop with the support from the BILT team and project’s consultants;

c. Guiding the scaling up of the Self-Reflection Workshop in other TVET institutions between August and December 2022 and reporting on the Workshops to the BILT team.

WHAT IS OFFERED TO INTERESTED TVET PROVIDERS?

TVET providers will be supported by the BILT team in order to perform the expected activities. More specifically, the BILT project offers:

  1. Up to 20,000 USD for each TVET provider that will co-develop and pilot the Self-Reflection Tool, implement the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop and scale up the methodology at regional level.
a. A work plan and budget will be agreed upon between the selected TVET provider and UNESCO-UNEVOC.

b. The selected TVET providers are expected to contribute to the initiative through in-kind (e.g. human resources and facilities) or/and financial contributions

c. An Implementation Partnership Agreement, covering items a. and b., will be signed between the selected TVET providers and UNESCO-UNEVOC

  1. Technical and operational support in the implementation of the Guided Self-Reflection Workshop.
  2. Institutional acknowledgement in the publications related to the development of the Self-reflection Tool.
  3. Present the experience on the co-development of the Self-Reflection Tool as speaker or panelist in BILT regional and global events.
  4. Firsthand access to the final version of the Self-Reflection Tool, before it is officially launched.

COVID SITUATION

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all meetings are currently planned to take place online. However, depending on how the situation evolves in the respective countries of the selected TVET providers, there might be the possibility of:

  • The BILT team to attend the Guided Self-Reflection Workshops in-person.
  • TVET providers disseminating the self-reflection methodology through the facilitation of in-person Guided Self-Reflection Workshops.
In case in-person meetings are possible, an amendment to the Implementation Partnership Agreement shall be made in order to reflect travel-related costs.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions about this Call, please do not hesitate to contact the BILT team at unevoc.bilt (at) unesco.org

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

To express your interest in participating in the development of the Self-Reflection Tool, please fill in the online application form. The deadline for submission is 04 February 2022.

KEY DATES

  • Launch of the Self-reflection Tool Call for Expression of Interest: 7 December 2021
  • Deadline for interest manifestation: 04 February 2022
  • Selected TVET providers announcement: 18 February 2022
  • Co-development and pilot of the Self-Reflection Tool: between April and June 2022
  • Update the Self-reflection Tool (responsibility of the BILT team): between July and August 2022
  • Dissemination of the Self-Reflection Tool: between August and December 2022

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