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Country
Lebanon
Position
Key expert 3: Senior expert on governance, performance and systems
Expected start
1 January 2023
Duration
733 working days
Deadline
16 September 2022
Contact
Hilde Cornelissen (hcornelissen@proman.lu)

Detailed description Back

The overall objective to which this action contributes is to build an education system (Ministry for Education and Higher Education) better equipped and able to deliver quality basic education.

The aim is to participate to ensuring learning continuity under a multiple crisis context through a more resilient education system, able to provide quality, inclusive and safe education for all children per the objectives of the 5-Year general education plan 2021-2025 of the MEHE. This plan is articulated around a main vision and goals, three investment pillars, and priority areas and related program interventions at sub-level of each of the three pillars. This action is expected to make a significant contribution to critical education reforms, policies and strategies that are needed for a more resilient education sector. Through flexible capacity building support to MEHE for improved education sector governance, management and systems, this intervention is expected to be sustained beyond the lifetime of the intervention.

This technical assistance aims at covering pre-primary education (KG age group 3 to 5), primary education (cycle 1, 2 and 3 covering grade 1 to grade 9 for age group 6 to 14), secondary education (grade 10 to 12, covering age group 15 to 18), excluding higher education and TVET.

The articulation of the proposed technical assistance with the 5-Year general education plan 2021-2025 of the MEHE is organised as the following:

  • Overall objective of the technical assistance aligned with the general objectives of the 5-Year general education plan;
  • Specific objective and outcomes of the technical assistance aligned with the 3 investment pillars of the 5-Year general education plan;
  • Outputs of the technical assistance aligned with the priority areas of the 5-Year general education plan;
  • Tasks of the technical assistance aligned with the program interventions of the 5-Year general education plan.

The specific objectives of this contract are as follows, requiring short to mid and long term interventions aligned with the three pillars of the 5-Year general education plan of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE):

  • Outcome 1: enhance the governance capacities of the MEHE in the field of strategic and operational planning, monitoring and reporting, budgeting and public finance management.
    • in alignment with the 5-Year general education plan Pillar 1 – Equitable access to and participation in education; Pillar 2 – Improved quality of education and higher learning outcomes to all students and strengthen citizenship; and Pillar 3 – System strengthening & Governance.
  • Outcome 2: enhance the capacities of the MEHE for the delivery of quality teaching and learning by management and educational staff empowered with 21st century skills development.
    • in alignment with the 5-Year general education plan Pillar 1 – Equitable access to and participation in education; and Pillar 2 – Improved quality of education and higher learning outcomes to all students and strengthen citizenship.
  • Outcome 3: enhance the performance of the public education system (MEHE) through improved management and business operating procedures.
    • in alignment with the 5-Year general education plan Pillar 2 – Improved quality of education and higher learning outcomes to all students and strengthen citizenship; and Pillar 3 – System strengthening & Governance.

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master Degree or equivalent in education, public policies (social services), development studies, political sciences, international development or other relevant fields as a minimum requirement. A PhD would be an extra asset (preferable requirement). However, if an expert does not have a Master’s Degree, a relevant Bachelor’s degree and an additional 5 years of professional experience in public social policies is a minimum requirement;
  • Excellent written and spoken English (minimum requirement). Good command of French and Arabic will be an asset (preferable requirements). Excellent communication skills.

General professional experience:

  • Minimum requirement of 8 years but preferable requirement of 10 years of professional experience in the governance of the public sector.

Specific professional experience:

  • As a minimum requirement, experience in at least 2 projects or 4 years – extra number of projects and years will be considered as an asset – in support to strategic and operational planning of public policies and services; monitoring and reporting in public services; improved management and business operating procedures in public services; performance management of staff in public authorities including coaching and mentoring (non-exclusive nor exhaustive list);
  • Experience in developing countries or OECD public sector governance is desirable;
  • Experience in EU development cooperation and/or working with EU-funded project would be an asset.