Short-term assignments in Culture, Education, Employment and Social.

GRM International
Apply by 31 March 2010
Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 9 February 2010

Job Description

Short-term assignments in Culture, Education, Employment and Social.

GRM International is a member of a consortium which has recently been awarded a European Commission (EC) Framework Contract for Lot 9: Culture, Education, Employment and Social.

Lot 9 covers a wide range of the social development sector in developing countries and countries in transition.

GRM would like to invite candidates to apply for a pool of consultants potentially available to mobilise for assignments under this Framework Contract. Candidates will be contacted when suitable assignments arise.

Candidates will have at least 10 years experience in sector(s) directly or indirectly related to these Framework Contracts, a list is presented below. Experience working on EC funded assignments is highly desirable but not always essential. Candidates will have post-graduate qualifications in a related discipline. Fluency in more than one of the following languages is an advantage: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian or Arabic.


Send your CV in EU format to . You will be contacted if suitable projects arise. We encourage all potential candidates to upload their CV on the GRM database

Expertise in one or more of the following is required:

A. Culture

B. Education (formal and non-formal)

C. Vocational Education and Training - VET (formal and non-formal)

D. Labour Market and Employment (formal and non-formal)

E. Use of Information and Knowledge Economy

F. Social Inclusion and Protection (formal and informal)

G. Poverty

Further Detailed information:


As a minimum, the expertise is required to cover the entire project cycle:

  • programme / project identification, preparation / formulation,
  • programme / project implementation,
  • preparation of Terms of Reference (services) or technical annexes (works, supplies) or
  • evaluation of offers (Procurement),
  • evaluation of grant proposals,
  • evaluations (ex-ante, interim, ex-post etc.), monitoring
  • as well as a number of horizontal aspects:
  • (Cross-) sectoral policies / reforms,
  • Macroeconomics,
  • Public financial management
  • legislation, regulations, law enforcement,
  • approximation of legislation,
  • k. institutional building,
  • training/ research,
  • awareness-raising, (incl. information/ communication)


A. Culture

  1. Culture (development policies, intercultural dialogue, cultural heritage, audio-visual, cultural industries and tourism)

B. Education (formal and non-formal)

  1. Early childhood education (Pre-school education)
  2. Primary education (all elementary and first cycle systematic instruction for children)
  3. Secondary education (Second cycle systematic instruction at both junior and senior levels)
  4. Higher education (Degree and diploma programmes at universities, colleges and polytechnics; scholarships)
  5. Basic life skills for youth and adults (including literacy and numeracy training)
  6. Education sector analysis, reform, management (Education sector policy, financing, planning and programming; aid to education ministries, administration and management systems; institutional capacity assessment and building; school management and governance; curriculum and materials development)

B. Vocational Education and Training - VET (formal and non-formal)

  1. Elementary vocational training, secondary level technical education, advanced technical training
  2. VET sub-sector analysis, reform, management (including analysis and measures to strengthen the links between VET and the Labour market and to promote involvement of the private sector)

C. Labour Market and Employment (formal and non-formal)

  1. Structure and characteristics of the labour force (Labour force participation and trends; Characteristics of job seekers and job search procedures; Industrial, occupational, age, qualification and gender structure of employment and trends; Gender and regional growth of employment and trends; Part-time employment, short-term contracts and hours of work; Self employment and employment in family enterprises; Employment in the public sector; Employment projections)
  2. Labour market settings/management, employment services, related offices (Employment offices; Market share of public employment offices; Private employment offices; Other mechanisms of intermediation)
  3. Wage policy and labour market (Collective/sector/agreements/conventions; Wages, productivity, inflation and unemployment; Changes in labour remuneration, productivity and unit labour costs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy; Public/private sector salaries; Flexibility of labour remuneration in relation to productivity and unemployment; Efficiency of the process of wage determination)
  4. Social dialogue (Main statutes and laws governing industrial relations; Structure and organisation of labour unions; Labour-union participation; The employers’ organisations; Collective bargaining and collective agreements; Industrial action and procedures for resolving industrial disputes)
  5. 14. Job creation (Incidence of job loss on various groups; Labour mobility and turnover)

D. Use of Information and Knowledge Economy

  1. Use of Information and Knowledge Economy

E. Social Inclusion and Protection (formal and informal)

  1. Social situation and impact analysis
  2. Social policy institutions, their management
  3. Pension policy, legislation, systems reform
  4. Social inclusion, assistance policies / systems (Subsidies, cash transfers, special programmes for vulnerable and marginal groups e.g. the elderly, the disabled, female headed households, orphans, street children, …)

F. Poverty

  1. Poverty analysis / monitoring (including Millennium Development Goals and Poverty Reduction Strategies, stakeholder and final beneficiary analysis)

For a copy of the way a CV should be formatted for the EC please see attached.

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