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Senior Consultant (Non-Key SA Expert) for desktop study on non-psychometric career assessment guidelines in the EU - 137708 - SA_EU Dialogue Facility

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: South Africa
Job Code: 5420


Project title: Technical Assistance for the SA_EU Dialogue Facility


Brief description of the project:


The SA-EU Dialogue Facility seeks the services of a Senior Consultants (Non-Key Expert) to conduct a desktop study on non-psychometric career assessment guidelines in South Africa.

The SA report will be an environmental scan on the use of career assessments in SA. The environmental scan will determine gaps and enablers for non-psychometric career assessments and present opportunities identified for effective application of non-psychometric career assessments.


Brief description of the assignment:


Specific Objectives:


  • To determine EU member states with existing guidelines and standards for non-psychometric assessments;
  • To investigate the legislative framework for managing psychometric and non-psychometric assessments in each member state;
  • To investigate the status of provision of psychometric and non-psychometric career assessments in South Africa; and
  • To develop and present the respective desktop reports.


Requested Services:


  • Phase One – Desktop research and documented gap analysis report
  • Phase Two – Desktop study report writing
  • Phase Three– Consultative multi-stakeholder workshop in Pretoria, South Africa


Commencement date of the project: December 2020


Duration of the assignment: 15 working days




  •  Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology/Industrial Psychology/Research Psychology;
  •  Proven experience of a minimum 10 years professional research in the field of psychology or psychometry;
  •  Demonstrated practical experience of managing the development of both psychometric and non-psychometric career assessments; and
  •  Registration with the HPCSA will be an added advantage.

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