Technical Assistance to complement the "EDF10 Botswana Human Resource Development Sector Policy Support Programme" by Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Education and Skills Development
The overall objective of the contract is to support the Government of Botswana to carry out their mandate to improve the quality and efficiency of education in general and to improve the alignment of national Human Resource development and planning to enhance the employability and economic benefits of its citizens consonant with the aims of the 10th National Development Plan (NDP10).
The purpose is to complement the EDF10 HRD Sector Policy Support Programme by strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Skills Development to improve policy and strategic planning and operational oversight and to implement key reforms in the sector, in accordance with the Ministry’s goals, policies and strategies.
Component 1 Strategic Education Assistance will assist to provide strategic level support and monitoring assistance to the Ministry of Education and Skills Development to implement the education management related aspects of the NDP10 with regard to General Education, Tertiary Education, Teacher Development & Management and Skills Development (NDP 10 para 7.72). Particular attention will be given to strategic planning, sector performance and monitoring and evaluation.
Component 2 (NHRDS) will assist to support the Ministry of Education and Skills Development to implement the National Human Resource Development Strategy by providing technical assistance and capacity-building to the HRD Advisory Council, the Sector Committees and to identified stakeholder groups.
Component 3 (NCQF) will assist to support the Ministry of Education and Skills Development with the development and establishment of a National Qualifications and Credit Framework (NCQF) through technical assistance and capacity-building.
Component 4 (Short-term technical assistance) will ensure smooth implementation of the 3 above components by providing technical support when required and assist the Ministry in other key reform areas in the education sector.