MINISTÉRIO DA EDUCAÇÃO-Expressions of interest (2 Posicoes)-CD 13 de Marco de 2014.





Democratic Republic of East Timor

Ministry of Education – Second Chance Education Project


Project ID: P116520

Expressions of interest


The Democratic Republic of East Timor has received financing from World Bank towards the cost of the Second Chance Education Project (the “SCEP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for hiring:

1 Position : National or International Curriculum and Adult Education
Specialist (3rd cycle of Basic Education) for English Language

1 Position: National or International Curriculum and Adult Education
Specialist (3rd cycle of Basic Education) for Physics and Natural

to support curriculum development of Level II of the National
Equivalency Program (equivalent to the 3 cycle of Basic Education)

A key function of the curriculum experts are to:

(i) support the necessary development of curriculum subjects and the organization of curriculum contents for the Level II of the Equivalence Program;

(ii) ensure that Direção Nacional do Ensino Recorrente (DNER) works effectively with: a) writing the curriculum relating to curriculum subjects and organization of curriculum contents (the English Language and Physics and Natural Sciences); b) designing and developing instructional materials for teachers and students; c) designing and developing Manual / Teacher Guide and; d) training and building capacity of the DNER pedagogical technical staff. 

The Consultant will work closely with the International Curriculum
Development Consultant, the DNER Pedagogical Technical Team and Team
Managers for Curriculum Development of the Ministry of Education as
well as with external partners, including UNESCO and UNICEF, who are
actively engaged in discussion of development of curriculum for PNE.

The responsibilities of the Consultants will include, but not limited to:

Mainly serve as experts for designing and developing curriculum
subjects and the organization of curriculum contents of the ENGLISH
of the Equivalence. Positions are technical and non-teaching.
Be responsible for designing the curriculum, designing and
developing instructional materials for students and manual / teacher
guide. However (s)he will be available for other activities if
requested by the DNER management.
Develop the following specific tasks of daily work:

a) Contribute to the revision and reasoning of area / subject /
content of the national curriculum of recurrent education and
non-formal education in Timor-Leste;

b) Design and develop the subject contents of the curriculum for
recurrent and non-formal-education and related instructional materials
(student and teacher Manual and school books) to support teaching and
teacher training (teacher manual / guide) and other instructional
materials for technical support for teaching;

c) Help organize, plan and conduct workshops on validation
between curriculum specialists and various protagonists in supporting
the design of curriculum and instructional materials for all areas of
the country;

d) Design and develop curriculum materials and subject content,
based on methodologies and methods of learning / distance learning;

e) Plan and design Program for the Teachers Training for
Recurrent Education to build capacity together with the DNER
Pedagogical Technical Team;

f) Train the DNER Pedagogical Technical Team in developing
curriculum and instructional materials, methods and media, materials
and technologies to support recurrent education and non/formal
education with emphasis on formal learning / distance learning;

g) Provide other services as requested by the DNER.

The assignment is planned for 3 months and expected to commence ASAP.

The Ministry of Education of the Democratic Republic of East Timor now
invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in
providing the services for this position. Firms are not invited to
propose individual consultants. Interested consultants must provide
information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services
(CV, description of similar assignments, experience in similar
conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.). Qualification
requirements are:

1. Degree of higher education (preferably to postgraduate)
in language or related areas;

· English Language : Degree in language graduate with post
graduate degree in language or semiotics, or Education and related

· Physics and Natural Sciences : Degree in Physics, Biology or
Geology with a postgraduate degree in Education or Science Education
or Physics and related areas

2. Minimum of six years of work experience in the planning
and development of high quality curricula in adult education and
recurrent and non-formal education;

3. Minimum of three years of experience in planning and
implementation of low cost curriculums and education / distance
learning. International experience is an added value

4. Experience working in Timor-Leste or in another context
of capacity building in places with under qualified human resources
and post-conflict contexts;

5. Strong knowledge and experience as learning systems for
young people and adults, recurrent and non-formal;

6. Practical experience with World Bank projects is an advantage;

7. Experience of working closely with government institutions;

8. Proficiency in Portuguese and English and / or
Portuguese / Tetum and English;

9. Ability to set priorities and deliver results in a
short period of time, focused, and flexible with excellent
communication skills;

10. Knowledge and experience working with the Portuguese/
Tétum pre-secondary education model is an asset.


Interested eligible consultants may obtain further information and a
copy of the Terms of Reference from the Second Chance Education
Project at the address given below or visit our website at:

The email subject heading must be: Curriculum and Adult Education
Specialist (3rd cycle of Basic Education) for the English Language or
Physics and Natural Sciences as appropriate.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set
out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of
Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank
Borrowers (January 2011).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address
below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours of local time.

The Expression of Interest together with your latest curriculum vitae
must be delivered to the email address given below by 13 March 2014.


Attn: Mr. Danino da Cunha

National Director of Procurement

Ministry of Education

Democratic Republic of East Timor

Vila Verde, Dili

Tel: +670 3311035

E-mail: and


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