REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING TO THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES, ACCRA.
Name of Project: AAU Capacity Development Project for the Revitalization of African Higher Education Institutions Phase II
Consulting Services: Individual Consultants
Grant No.: 285
Expression of Interest Number: 1
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is a membership association that serves as the voice of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Africa. Its mission is to promote the quality of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to African development by fostering collaboration among its member institutions; providing support to their core functions of teaching, learning, research and community engagement; and facilitating critical reflection on, and consensus-building around, issues affecting higher education and the development of Africa. AAU therefore promotes cooperation and exchange of ideas among HEIs in Africa; collects, classifies and disseminates information on higher education and research, particularly in Africa; facilitates cooperation between its members and the international academic world; publicies and advocates the educational and related needs of African HEIs; and facilitate the exchange of information and experience among members of the academic community, and promotes best practices.
In pursuit of its mission, the AAU Secretariat ensures that the staff who manage such programs are constantly upgraded in their skills and knowledge to be abreast with best practices around the globe and to use same knowledge and expertise to efficiently deliver all programs to the membership of the Association of African Universities.
2.0. Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to prepare teaching material/aids for the 5-day workshop and to facilitate and deliver the lecture to all the professional staff at the headquarters of the Association of African Universities in Accra. Consultants would be expected to facilitate the training on the following key areas case study, group work and other interactive methodology.
- Strategic Thinking and Management
- Project Management skill
- Introduction to Electronic platforms/ Software that enhances project management
All modules will be covered within the 5 full day programme (8:30 am – 17:30 pm) and the language of instruction will be English.
3.0 Requests for Expression of Interest
The Association of African Universities now invites eligible and qualified individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, giving a description of similar assignments undertaken, experience with similar organizations in similar environments and conditions, evidence and familiarity with international organisations, among others.
- Qualifications of Consultants
The consultants should have more than five years’ experience in project management and strategic planning. The consultant should exhibit proof of similar project (s)he has managed either as consultant or project manager. Such professional experience within African higher educational institutions circles is highly desirous.
5.0 Selection of Consultants
A firm will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant (SIC) method as set out in the ACBF Procurement Guidelines for Grant Recipients (July 2011) “Consultant Guidelines”), which can be downloaded from the ACBF website:www.acbf-pact.org.
- Submission of Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest clearly marked “expression of interest for consultancy to Provide Project Management Training to AAU Professional Staff ” can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (cc email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 2, 2015.
For more information, please contact the Programme Coordinator: email@example.com; Telephone: +233 302 761588