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Education and Rural Technical and Vocational Education and Training Specialist

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Gansu Province, China
Posted date:
February 7, 2023
Close date:
February 16, 2023
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Job Description

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will provide evidence-based policy advice for enhancing skills development system for the young generation farmers in the context of rural revitalization of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It will address challenges related to the relevance and quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and short-term skills development programs by promoting needs-based and entrepreneurship-driven skills development system for new generation farmers to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality in rural areas.

Scope of Work

The national Education and rural technical and vocational education and training specialist will finalize the data collection for the field survey and case studies, and come up with strong policy recommendations on how to improve the quality and relevance of TVET and short-term skills development training for farmers.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The specialist will

(i) finalize the data collection and analysis of the rural TVET and short-term skills development programs for farmers with gender lens, based on extensive consultations with all stakeholders, including relevant departments, education service providers and industries;

(ii) complete the assessment of the relevance and quality of the provided trainings to the farmers, key issues, and challenges as well as areas for improvement in four selected areas together with other experts, including capacity of teachers with practical industry and modern agricultural technology experience;

(iii) contribute to finalization of the case studies, reports and preparation of the four policy notes, and develop evidence-based recommendations on strengthening the relevance and quality of farmers’ training and skills development;

(iv) together with the team leader lead the preparation of the case study report and knowledge product based on the case study findings and consultations with the stakeholders;

(v) work closely with other consultants, Gansu Finance Department and Lanzhou University, and ADB;

(vi) assist in organizing workshops, identifying resource persons, and identifying key issues to be raised during workshops.; and

(vii) contribute to a preparation of the TA reports and knowledge product.

With particular reference to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), any need for international and national travel shall be assessed by ADB and the Consultant using ADB’s advice at the time of travel. Subject to ADB’s approval, the Consultant may use remote video technology meetings to replace face to face meetings as considered necessary.


Interim Report II

Description: The Interim Report II (to be submitted in both English and Chinese languages) will present the final findings on four case studies of TVET and training practices with application of gender-sensitive research approaches in four areas of Gansu Province (Longnan City, Longxi County of Dingxi City, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, and Lanzhou New District). It will include also the four policy notes with gender considerations based on the case study findings.

Final Report

Description: The Final Report (to be submitted in both English and Chinese languages) will include the key findings and evidence-based,gender-responsive policy recommendations discussed with agriculture, education, human resource and social security, and finance departments.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The specialist should have

(i) a post graduate degree in education and/or other relevant disciplines;

(ii) about 8 years of experience in education research (formal and informal), including rural TVET;

(iii) in-depth knowledge of day-to-day operations of education system;

(iv) good knowledge of the PRC rural revitalization strategy and related policies and practices, especially those which are relevant to the TA;

(v) proven experience in incorporating gender in TVET policies and programs; and

(vi) be fluent in both English and Chinese and with good English writing and presentation skills.

Deadline: 16-Feb-2023

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