Capacity Development Trainer (Project Management)

1. PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The Integrated Management of Cultural Tourism (IMCT) Activity is a four-year USAID-funded project that seeks to increase tourism revenues and local economic benefit, including increased employment and business opportunities, in the cultural tourism sector at targeted destinations.

The four results of the IMCT activity are:

R1. GOE efforts to improve the enabling regulatory environment for investment in sustainable cultural heritage tourism consolidated and reinforced;

R2. Selected cultural heritage sites rehabilitated and financially sustainable;

R3. Higher-value added tourism products and services developed at target destinations;

R4. Capacity to promote cultural tourism in target destinations enhanced

2. ASSIGNMENT BACKGROUND:

IMCT has conducted an institutional capacity assessment to identify in-demand skills and competencies in the Ministry needed for effective management of private sector partnership projects. Accordingly, IMCT has designed a corresponding capacity-building program for the employees in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA) to empower them to perform their work as pertaining to managing private sector partnerships and projects effectively. The Capacity Development program consists of a series of modules with the objective of empowering employees to manage private sector partnerships and projects in the field of cultural heritage tourism. The Capacity Building Trainer will support in designing curriculum for select modules and training MOTA personnel on select modules, as part of the training and capacity building program.

 

3. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design and Delivery of GOE Capacity Building Program

·        Based on the MOTA training plan, develop training material for a Project Management Course. The objective of the Course is the following:

o  Understand the basics of project management, including project lifecycle, roles, and responsibilities, in the context of public sector projects.

o  Learn how to plan a project, including scope, schedule, cost, and risk management, for public-private partnerships.

o  Understand how to execute, monitor, and control a public sector project

o  Understand the financial aspects of project management, including budgeting, cost management, and financial risk management, in the context of public sector projects.

o  Learn how to make financial decisions during project execution that affect public-private partnerships.

o  Understand the impact of project financial management on the overall financials of public sector initiatives.

o  Understand the importance of monitoring and evaluation in public sector project management in cultural tourism.

o  Learn how to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for public-private partnerships.

o  Understand the various monitoring and evaluation methods and tools suitable for public sector initiatives.

o  Learn how to analyze and interpret monitoring and evaluation data to improve public sector projects in cultural tourism.

·       The Project Management Course will focus on in-demand competencies needed for the effective management of private sector projects and MOTA personnel capacity building. Sample topics include but are not limited to:

o  Basics of project management lifecycle

o  Planning a project scope

o  Project financial management

o  Risk management

o  Monitoring and evaluation

o  Financial Aspects of Project Management: Budgeting, Cost Management, Financial Risk Management

o  Financial Decision Making in Project Execution

o  Impact of Project Financial Management on Public Sector Financials

o  Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Sector Project Management in Cultural Tourism

o  Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

o  Monitoring and Evaluation Methods and Tools - Analyzing and Interpreting Monitoring and Evaluation Data

·        Design the session content and training materials for the module in question, ensuring that the course consists of 3 days of delivery. Training must be tailored to the cultural tourism sector, specific target audience, and the objectives set forth in the training plan. Session content must be in Arabic or English and must include:[1]

o  Module outline

o  PowerPoint presentations

o  Trainer and trainees’ guides

o  Handouts

o  Additional training materials used which may include but are not limited to case studies, groupwork, simulations, etc.

[1] Language of the training materials will be confirmed with the project team.

·        Deliver up to two training rounds of the course in question, whereby the following parameters would apply:

o  Training for each module would consist of 5 days of delivery.

o  Each training would be delivered to a group of 20-30 MOTA representatives based on nomination from MOTA

o  Each training would take place in Cairo and/or Luxor where the location will be advised by MOTA / IMCT team.

·        Utilize the capacity building program evaluation framework to effectively evaluate each training conducted, ensuring completion of the following:

o  Complete trainees’ evaluation forms

o  Comprehensive end-of-training report

o  KPIs report

o  Pre and post assessments

·        Attend internal and external meetings with IMCT MOTA capacity-building team, led by Public Sector Reform Expert, as needed.

4. DELIVERABLES:

·        Training material for the Project Management Course including the presentations and handouts for delivery of 5 days

·        Delivery of Project Management Course to MOTA representatives

·        Training reports for all training modules (one corresponding to each module delivered) based on the agreed upon evaluation framework.

·        Progress reporting, stakeholder meetings with project team, MOTA capacity building team as needed.

5. TIMELINE:

The scope of work should be carried out between March 1st, 2024 and June 30, 2024 with a detailed workplan to be developed and approved upon hiring. The detailed workplan will be developed in alignment with the overall project workplan and with the detailed workplans of other relevant consultants, such as the IMCT organizational development consultants.

 

6. REQUIRED NUMBER OF DAYS BREAK-DOWN:

The Consultant will work for approximately 25 days to complete project needs according to the timeline agreed upon with Public Sector Reform Expert, Ms. Dalia Salem.

 

7. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

·        Minimum ten years of work of experience required

·        Minimum ten years’ experience in designing and delivering human capacity development training programs with the objective of enhanced organizational development and transformation management practices

·        In-depth understanding of project management in the public sector

·        Experience in conducting trainings and capacity building to Government of Egypt personnel is preferred.

·        Educational background in business administration or public administration or equivalent; MBA considered a plus.

·        Fluency in English and Arabic

·        Capacity to produce clear and concise written reports

·        Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

·        Demonstrates integrity, fairness, and no bias

Application instructions: All interested candidates should send their CV to experts@cidconsulting.com    

Application deadline: Sunday, February 11


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