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Team Leader - TVET Specialist

Team Leader - TVET Specialist
Education and Employment Promotion
Name of project:
“Promotion of Youth Employment and Vocational Training in Kenya, Phase II”
Task description:

Bilateral government negotiations between Kenya and Germany took place in December 2018, resulting in the German Government’s commitment of EUR 12 million (IDA loan) for the FC Measure of the second phase (“Phase II”) of the project. The Loan Agreement for this project has been signed on 30.12.2019. This phase focuses on supporting selected TVET institutions at the Lake Basins region to become CoE (Centre of Excellence). A feasibility study (provided as separate document) was commissioned by the KfW to identify specific demand for this FC TVET project. The feasibility study gives a preliminary assessment of the options. In discussions between MoE, GIZ and KfW the exact occupational areas in which the four selected future CoE shall be promoted have been re-defined. The occupational areas are attached as Annex 2 and form the basis for this assignment.
This included an on-site evaluation of 21 public TVET institutions, 3 Institutes of Technology, 2 National Polytechnics – in different counties of Kenya (Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Nakuru, ‘Lake Basin Region’) that had been pre-selected by the MoE and KfW as possible future CoE. Out of these, 10 Institutes were presented to the MoE which in turn shortlisted 5 Institutes and one 1 backup Institution for Phase II of the project. Due to unclear land titles of some of the institutes and the experiences with land titles gained under Phase one, the MoE and KfW agreed that four institutes shall be supported under the second phase, these are:
i. Bumbe Technical Training Institute
ii. Kitale National Polytechnic
iii. Ramogi Institute of Science and Technology
iv. Ekerubu Egeitai Technical Training Institute
The selected Institutions are located at the Coast and the Lake Basin regions. The Ministry of Education (MoE) will be the Project Executing Agency (PEA). To implement the project, the PEA will be supported by an implementing FC Consultant whose services are sought herewith.

The following project outputs and measures will be financed from the Financial Contribution:
i. Stakeholder discussion to fine-tune the occupational areas per CoE
ii. rehabilitation and or design and construction of workshops and other buildings (only to the
extend necessary).
iii. Procurement and installation of training equipment in the selected occupational areas, initial
user training, including a maintenance concept, provided by the suppliers. In particular, the
selected institutes shall be equipped as follows:

• BUMBE TTI shall be developed to a CoE for automotive technicians (approx. EUR 2 million
for equipment and building);
• KITALE National Polytechnic shall be developed into a CoE for commercial & agricultural
vehicle mechatronics (appr. EUR 1.9 million for equipment and building);
• RAMOGI Institute of Advanced Technology shall be developed to a CoE for refrigeration
and cold store mechatronics (appr. EUR 2 million for equipment and building);
• EKERUBO TTI shall be developed into a CoE for plant technician / tea sector (appr. EUR
1.75 million for equipment and building);
• EKERUBO TTI and KITALE National Polytechnic will also be upgraded in renewable
energies (within the given respective budget);
iv. Incubation centers to support entrepreneurial TVET students (approx. 0.75 Mio. EUR)
v. Costs for the FC consultant responsible for managing the implementation (incl. O&M





• Demonstrated working experience (minimum 10 years) in the education/ TVET system in Kenya
or regional countries (regional countries = countries of Sub Saharan Africa, preferably East
Africa) in similar projects
• Excellent interpersonal skills required for high level engagement with government ministries,
departments and agencies, school management and teaching staff, private sector
representatives, development partners and a wide range of TVET stakeholders
• Profound experience in leading a diverse team
• Experience in quality control in the different areas of the envisaged consultancy services
• Proficiency in writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively to diverse
➔ It is expected that the Team Leader also covers professional tasks of specific work packages of
the assignment, thereby economising on staff cost.

Mission start date:
end 2021
Mission end date:
end 2024
Project start date:
end 2021
Project end date:
end 2024
3 years
Contact person:
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+49 6172 930 394
Education and Employment Promotion

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61348 Bad Homburg

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