The National Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Qualifications (NAVETQ) as the National Support Service for European Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) have been awarded a grant from the European Programs for Education and Youth, Erasmus+is. The project aims as follows: (i) to bring EPALE to the adult learning community in Albania, and motivating this community to participate on its activities; and (ii) support the Central Support Service in delivering quality content in a multilingual, dynamic, interactive and innovative platform, through the upload of contents in both English and Albanian languages
The reforming policy of Albania’s education and training system, besides taking into account such traditional issues as: curriculum development, training of teachers/instructors, equipping schools/centres, is going to be oriented toward a “systemic reform” which is going to address issues, such as: Albanian Qualification Framework, capacity building, institutional building, skills needs analysis, social partnership, etc. Adult learning is quite new and very important reforming area for Albania like for all South Eastern European Countries. Its importance is even higher considering the path and the pace of the economic reforms implemented during transition and the respective consequences, the size, the structure and the development level of the private sector, the average skill level of the work force which is far from guaranteeing the economy and the labour force to become competitive in a regionalized and globalized world.
Scope of the assignment
Adult learning is close to, but not synonymous with, continuing vocational education and training. It is usually used: (i) to provide compensatory learning in basic skills, which individuals may not have acquired in their initial education (such as literacy, numeracy, etc.); (ii) to enable people (a) to access and attain qualifications not gained, for various reasons, in the initial education and training system, (b) to acquire, improve or update skills or competences in a specific field; this is continuing vocational education and training. At present the concept of adult learning is not well introduced and developed in the education and training reforms and the awareness about it is still low at all levels of governance as well as among population.
This project aims to contribute to this contextual challenge of Albania, by providing this set of activities: (i) the design and implementation of a 2-years Communication Strategy to resume the promotion of EPALE in Albania and continuing recruit users and contributors; (ii) continuous updating of the information about Lifelong Learning in Albania available at EPALE and development of animation strategies through social media and virtual communities to expand the Lifelong Learning community in the country, and to motivate adult learners, adult educators, the Albanian businesses and the society in general; (iii) providing of the content in regarding to adult learning to NAVETQ webpage on EPALE, cross linking it to other public and private institutions operating in the education and training field; and (iv) support to multilingualism through the uploading of contents related to lifelong learning in Albanian language, exploiting the cultural and identity dimensions of adult learning activities.
This assignment’s final objective will be the update and the implementations of the overall communication strategy aiming at promoting EPALE and Albanian Adult learning practices and policies, involving the main stakeholders on EPALE activities and to recruit domestic and international users.
The expert will perform the following tasks / outputs:
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Time frame and scope of the assignment
The above mentioned assignment deliverables are expected to be performed in a time span of 33 months, starting from April 2022 – December 2024 with a work load of a total of 99 working days. The inception report should be submitted within 2 weeks after the contract signature between the two parties.
The expert will be reporting to the contractor, periodically (every two weeks) on the progress of the work. The contractor will assure that all deliverables produced by expert are supplied to NAVETQ in high quality in accordance with ToR and within stipulated deadlines.
The Expert will be working independently, however if some working place is needed for meeting or presentation NAVETQ will provide a working station for the consultant.
Travel and communication costs will be covered by the expert, however coordination and support will be offered to the expert by the technical coordinator of this task at NAVETQ.
How and where to apply
Interested applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest and a separate financial offer for this assignment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The application package is required to include a recently updated CV, a copy of the diploma of the highest degree achieved and a name as referee.
Deadline for application: April 26th, 2022, 16:30 hrs