This opportunity is now closed. The information below is for reference purposes only.
As part of the Going Global Partnerships programme, this project will provide training and accompanying technical assistance to 13 teams of project managers (three members each) from public universities in Peru with a view to reformulate and improve their improvement project plans. This is phase one of a project that will continue onto a second phase where the strongest project plans from phase one — at least 15 out of 62 — will be awarded funding to be implemented during phase two.
This opportunity if funded by the Programme for Strengthening Quality and Pertinence of Service Provision at Higher and Technical Education Levels in Peru (PMESUT), adjoined to the Ministry of Education in Peru. PMESUT manages IDB funds arising from a G2G loan whose objective is to support quality in education at both higher and technical education.
The project that PMESUT has launched, and for which they are procuring suppliers, impacts a total of 62 project management teams from 42 public universities all over Peru. Each three-member team has been selected by PMESUT based on an improvement project plan they have submitted. Plans are proposed in either of two strands and nine sub-strands (five sub strands in strand a and four sub strands in strand b). Projects in strand b focus on the need for support for virtual education and academic innovation in their universities.
Given the experience of the British Council in Peru with this funder (see sample work here), we feel we will have a better strategic fit by working with a group of 13 project teams that have submitted project proposals in strand b – sub-strands b.1 and b.3. The topic of sub strand b.1 is 'design and implementation of an academic-pedagogical planning and management area for blended and or online-virtual education', and the topic of sub-strand b.3 is 'creation/design of new blended or online-virtual programs, in accordance with current local regulations.
Who can apply?
Higher education institutions that can develop/provide the following three essential elements for the project are eligible to apply:
- a 192-hour virtual training programme focused on project management (foundational diagnosis, project planning, design and management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation) – 40% asynchronous content delivered through a learning management system (LMS), plus 60% synchronous content delivered through live online sessions. This programme is to be delivered within a period of nine weeks.
- a learning management system for the programme mentioned in point one above.
- a virtual visit to an international organisation that can be a referent to beneficiary project teams in the improvement areas where they have focused their project plans.
The following three are ideal added value elements:
- a technical assistance programme to accompany beneficiaries along a process of strengthening their project plans to achieve their selection among a top-15 project shortlist that will be given funding for implementation (future phase two of this project). Technical assistance is to be delivered as part of the nine weeks mentioned in point one above.
- an academic-pedagogical coordinator to manage the direct delivery elements to end beneficiaries and act as head trainer/mentor to work alongside a group of Spanish-speaking mediators that will train/mentor beneficiaries directly.
- an IT/ICT support coordinator to work alongside a group of Spanish-speaking mediating IT specialists that will provide technical support to beneficiaries throughout the project (initial LMS navigation training, sorting out LMS access/navigation problems, other technical support as needed).
How to apply
Applications are now closed for this opportunity