Call for a UK facilitator for a forum on graduate employability, in the format of a world café.

Key dates

Deadline for applications: Sunday 26 April 2015

World Café to be held in May 2015


The aim of the world café format is to create opportunity for discussion around certain topic in order to share knowledge, explore an issue and follow-up with possibilities for the improvements in the area of interest. This world café will focus on graduate employability and will bring together around 30 business and higher education representatives as well as officials from the Ministry of Education in Azerbaijan.

During the world café participants of the event sit together in groups around café-style tables and discuss previously set topics with structured questions. There will be three main topics, each discussed for 30 minutes by each group. After each discussion each group moves to a new table. Moderators at each table are responsible for managing the discussion process effectively and also will put the main notes down for final presentation. At the end moderators will present the summary of all discussions around each topic and a final question and answer session will be held.

Terms of Reference

We are looking for a facilitator experienced in the field of higher education and employability to facilitate the world café forum in Baku, Azerbaijan which will take place in May 2015.

This facilitator should be engaged in conversations with businesses, higher education institutions and the Ministry of Education, and facilitate communication between them. The facilitator should be able to refer to and share their experience in graduate employability. 

Expenses of the UK facilitator will be covered by the British Council, including travel, airport transfers (train or bus), accommodation in Azerbaijan and subsistence. The facilitator will receive payment for one day facilitation services based on service contract. 

How to apply

Proposals (CV and one paragraph relevant experience, as well as expected pay) should be submitted to Nigar Nasrullayeva, Education Officer for the British Council in Azerbaijan: nigar.nasrullayeva@britishcouncil.az before Sunday 26 April 2015.