Competition for Developing an Educational Manual and Module

Competition for Developing an Educational Manual and Module

Service provider: Education Expert or Expert team

Service description: Development of Curriculum and Modules on Civil Society role for including those in higher education institutions’ curriculum. 

Location:  RA regions, Yerevan

The project: STRIVE for a better future: communities and civil society resilience in Armenia (STRIVE)

Reports to: STRIVE Programme Director

Job implementation duration: 4 months, expected start date: 2024 February (to be planned together with the selected expert)

Deadline: 2024 February 15

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; NEF reserves the right of conducting interviews before the closing date and can close the advertisement earlier in case of finding a suitable Expert or Expert Team.

  1. ASSIGNMENT MAIN GOAL

       1.1. Project description:

STRIVE for a better future: communities and civil society resilience in Armenia (STRIVE) aims to improve the resilience, sustainability, accountability, and capacity for innovation of Armenian civil society organisations․ The project includes different components such as CSOs organisational capacity improvement, targeted financial support, social innovation projects’ implementation by non-formal groups, networking and cooperation strengthening among CSOs, promotion of volunteerism.

In the long run, to enhance the sustainability of civil society and to raise society’s level of awareness about CSOs, the STRIVE team plans to cooperate with the higher educational institutions
to develop and implement curriculum with distinct modules, which will allow a large number of students to learn about the importance of CSOs’ role in Armenian society.

Within this component of the project, it is planned to conduct research and develop curriculum and modules that will include (but not be limited to) the following sections:

The curriculum modules developed can be accredited as a separate, optional subject, depending on the internal educational context and needs of each higher education institution. In order to
complete the course and receive credits according to the institution's current regulations (if necessary), students may be required to carry out and validate a short internship at a local CSO or develop a community initiative in partnership with a local CSO.

The curriculum modules will be piloted in three higher education institutions within two years. By the end of the project, they will have been endorsed at least by five universities.

         1.2. Job Description:

✔ Civil society history, system, structure, organisations
✔ The importance of civil society and its role in political decision-making
✔ Types and cycles of partnership and dialogue between civil society and the state
✔ Matrix, levels, and degrees of civic participation
✔ CSOs, their financial stability, social entrepreneurship
✔ Etc.

       2. SCHEDULE / REPORT

       Report I

Submission Deadline: 7th day from the date of signing the contract (pay 10% of the total amount of the contract)․

Content of Deliverable:

        Report II

Submission Deadline: end of the 2nd month (pay 25% of the total amount of the contract) ․

Content of Deliverable:

       Report III

Submission Deadline: end of the 3rd month (pay 25% of the total amount of the contract).

Content of Deliverable:

        Report IV

Submission Deadline: end of the service (pay 40% of the total amount of the contract)․
Content of Deliverable:

*For the development of curriculum, piloting and implementation, invoices will be paid within 5 working days after signing the act of acceptance for each reporting stage.

         3. REQUIREMENTS

         3.1 Required qualifications and skills

       3.2 Application Submission

       Deadline: 2024 February 15

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; NEF reserves the right of conducting interviews before the closing date and can close the advertisement earlier in case of finding a suitable Expert or Expert Team.

Please apply by submitting the below information in the English language on the Near East Foundation’s career page at https://neareast.bamboohr.com/careers/337?source=aWQ9MTc%3D:

Financial proposals should be inclusive of all costs.

Individual consultants or consultant teams who can cover the full range of required competencies are welcome to apply.

Kindly note only finalists will be contacted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation and its affiliates by visiting the NEF website (www.neareast.org).


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