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Senior Consultant (Non-Key Expert) as the technical expert to develop Non-psychometric - 137708 - Technical Assistance for the SA_EU Dialogue Facility

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: South Africa
Job Code: 5421


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 Consultant (Non-Key Expert) as the technical expert to develop Non-psychometric Career Assessment Guidelines in South Africa.

The DHET will provide the NKE with the Desktop Study Report as a base for designing the study tour and developing the guidelines. The Desktop Study will precede this assignment and the contracting process will be managed independently.


Brief description of the assignment:


Specific Objectives:


  •  Design a framework for the virtual study tour on Non-psychometric Career Assessments Guidelines in the EU member states;
  •  Provide expert leadership and guidance during the virtual study tour;
  •  Support drafting of the programme for the TWG workshop on developing the guidelines and the conference;
  •  Participate in the 2 workshops (desktop study debriefing and the development of guidelines) and the conference and specifically direct the input of the TWG in developing the standards;
  •  Develop the Non-psychometric Career Assessment Guidelines in South Africa for approval by the Health Professional Council South Africa (HPCSA); and
  •  Develop the Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) for managing the guidelines.


Requested Services


The assignment will have 5 phases:


  • Phase One – Virtual Study Tour Design
  • Phase Two – Virtual Study Tour
  • Phase Three – Workshop to Develop the Career Assessment Guidelines
  • Phase Four – Conference on the Career Assessments Guidelines Dialogue
  • Phase Five – Project Close Out Report


Commencement date of the project: December 2020


Duration of the assignment: 16 working days




  •  Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology/Industrial Psychology/Research Psychology;
  •  A minimum of National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 6 in Project Management will be an added advantage;
  •  Proven experience of a minimum 10 years professional research in the field of psychology or psychometry;
  •  Demonstrated practical experience of developing both psychometric and non-psychometric career assessments;
  •  Experience in using various statistical packages;
  •  Demonstrated experience in project management;
  •  Experience in developing frameworks, guidelines and standards for a professional sector;
  •  Demonstrated management experience and team leadership skills;
  •  Strong report writing ability; and
  •  Registration with the HPCSA will be an added advantage.

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