Doctoral partnership in Ethiopia
Type  Consultancy
Key dates

Application deadline: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Initial project timeline: October - December 2018

Eligibility  UK education agencies and higher education institutions

We are looking for a higher education institution / education agency to design and deliver a professional development programme/module for women in leadership positions to inspire and enable them to take leading roles in academic and social life and for them to join influential international networks through partnership with the UK.

Background

The new national strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan focuses on significant reforms in all sectors of national economy. The British Council and Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education in Uzbekistan work in partnership to develop capacity and expertise to address relevance of education for national development agendas. Recent projects include Quality Assurance programmes for academic leaders that discuss international and national experience of developing quality culture in higher education institutions. The new leadership for women-academic leaders programme aims to add a new dimension to the national Quality Assurance programme and aims to empower women in academic leadership position and enable them to contribute to national education and social reforms. 

There is now considerable investment in education sector coming from the Government of Uzbekistan and international agencies, including World Bank loans to Modernise Higher Education which will give Uzbek and UK education providers the opportunity to apply for grants to collaborate on capacity building and reform agendas. 

Aims

The leadership for women-academic leaders programme aims to develop professional development module for women in leadership positions to inspire and enable them to take leading roles in academic and social life and for them to join influential international networks through partnership with the UK.

The programme will be delivered in partnership with a UK partner and will become part of the Quality Culture programme that the British Council runs in partnership with the Ministry of higher education. 

The programme needs to be 3-4 days long and cover what academic leadership of the future is and what key features are, how to develop a cultivate innovative leadership culture and joint up thinking in higher education institutions to address women empowerment agendas and how it can be encouraged, both within organisations and within regions. 

 Key planned activities:

  • Online consultation meetings to analyse the needs/operating context
  • Project core group set up
  • Policy dialogue event 
  • Programme delivery
  • Follow up

 How to apply

Interested higher education institutions / agencies are asked to contact Jamilya Gulyamova, Deputy Director, British Council, Uzbekistan at jamilya.gulyamova@britishcouncil.org for further enquiries and submit expression of interest, proposed programme outline with key costs involved including consultancy fees.