Call for Proposals: Development of Courses on Coding and Cybersecurity and Provision of Professional Development Training

Date: 26 December 2020
Other languages: Русский язык |
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is one of the three schools at the University of Central Asia (UCA) that fosters community engagement by offering a wide range of non-degree courses and programs to a broad spectrum of students. SPCE programmes meet the immediate and emerging needs of communities for skills and qualification for employment and occupational and education mobility. It has played an important role in improving the livelihoods and living conditions of people of the region.

UCA is currently implementing the Local Impact Project consisting of two inter-connected programs of Energy Plus (EP) and Future of Work (FOW) that are addressing regional investment in skills for the future. The strategic goal of this project is to mobilize demand for youth workers, support youth businesses and alternative forms of work, thus investing in future skills required by the youth at national and local levels. Local Impact will catalyze an economic growth for young people by investing in the skills for the future, including high demand professions, and 21st-century skills program, decent work opportunities for youth with a focus on disadvantaged young women and men from villages, rural towns, and underserved urban settings in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.

It is envisaged that new courses under the outcome New courses on 21st century skills developed will be designed and Professional Development for Instructors (PDI) will be provided under the FOW component of the Project.
New courses on 21st century skills developed will consist of 4 courses:
1. Coding courses (Python 1)
2. Programming courses (Python 2)
3. Cybersecurity courses
4. Celonis courses.

PDI training will be conducted to instructors of SPCE from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan to ensure further delivery of designed courses to young students within SPCE in corresponding countries.
SPCE is seeking for a Consultant to develop above mentioned courses and deliver PDI training.

Qualifications Required:
- A qualified expert in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or any other relevant discipline.
- 3-5 years of prior work experience in the field of training, curriculum development and research especially in the regional and international context connected to the related discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting needs assessments and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials etc.
- Relevant local, regional and international experience in the required field and contexts will be an added advantage.
- Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills in English and Russian. Knowledge of Dari would be an advantage.

All interested parties are expected to submit the technical and financial proposals to: nazgul.osmonalieva@ucentralasia.org and procurement@ucentralasia.org with the name and address of the bidder.

Further detailed terms of reference are available at: http://bit.do/ToR-for-Consultant

The deadline for submission of proposals is December 26, 2020.
Please contact for additional information by phone: +996 (770) 822 102.

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