The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project: “Modernization of the Vocational Education and Training System (VET) Related to Agriculture in Georgia – Phase II” is announcing call for proposal to support vocational educational, training/retraining institutions and other short-term training provider organizations (NGO’s) operating in the field of agriculture, for their capacity building and further development to implement new authorization standards through allocation of small grants.
The purpose of the Call for Proposals is to support vocational educational, training/retraining institutions and other short-term training provider organizations (NGO’s) operating in the field of agriculture, for their capacity building and further development to implement new authorization standards through allocation of small grants.
To this end, UNDP project intends to:
- Strengthen public-private partnerships in the delivery of vocational education;
- Support institutional development of vocational educational institutions;
- Strengthen human capital during the provision of vocational education;
- Enhance the capacity of VET institutions in preparation and development of project proposals.
Grant Project Application shall be in line with above-mentioned main directions of the grant competition and should strive to achieve at least one output listed below preferably with the focus on agricultural sector:
- Internal efficiency of the management system (including quality management system (QMS) and operations and administration of resources have been improved.
- Teachers in-house professional development system has been improved;
- Vocational education has been promoted;
- Linkages with labour market has been established, through strengthened cooperation between private sector and vocational education and/or vocational training institutions and by introduction of the supporting tools;
- Quality and consistency of vocational education, training, and assessment practices of learning outcomes have been improved and developed;
- Student services and extracurricular activities have been developed;
- Programs with distance learning component have been developed;
- All groups, including women and socially vulnerable groups are engaged and strengthened;
- Lifelong learning opportunities in the agriculture sector has been strengthening;
- Entrepreneurial and innovative schemes to support the provision of high quality and market-relevant VET programs, including interdisciplinary and WBL programs, production value chains, VET-based agricultural extension models have been introduced.
- Amount allocated for each grant should be not less than GEL 15,000 and more than GEL 40,000.
- Duration of the grant project submitted within the grant project application shall not exceed 12 months, counted from the date of the contract signature to the date when all relevant activities have been successfully completed.
- Vocational educational, training/retraining institutions (LEPL’s, N(N)LE’s) including other short-term training providers and organizations (N(N)LE’s (NGO’s) with agriculture development background (including agriculture/food processing fields). All above mentioned institutions must demonstrate proven experience and capabilities in carrying out the formal and/or non-formal vocational education and training in the field of agriculture/food processing.
- Organizations should be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia, must be able to provide organization’s statute and the debt certificate.
- Coalitions (partnership) with VET/training providers, NGOs, private sector and government institutions is encouraged.
- Applicants shall bear all costs related to proposal preparation and submission.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74181