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 Job - Junior Short-Term Expert for VET Communication and Media (NIRAS)

 Duration: 08.10.2017 - 18.10.2017

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EU Technical Assistance Project


EU Support to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Azerbaijan


NIRAS Sweden AB as lead in a consortium with Eductrade (Spain) and A.R.S. Progetti (Italy) has concluded a contract to provide Technical Assistance to support the ongoing reforms in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET). The project is being implemented in cooperation with the State Agency for Vocational Education (VET Agency) under the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and funded by the European Union. The project has started in January 2017 and will be implemented within 33 months. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the attractiveness and labour market relevance of all levels of VET.


The project is looking for a Junior Short-Term Expert for VET Communication and Media that will provide expertise and will coordinate activities in the following areas under supervision of the Team Leader, in close cooperation with the long-term and short-term experts, and related representatives of the VET Agency with the following aim:

-     the assessment of existing awareness raising and communication policies, tools and techniques and develop recommendations;

-     analysis of the local conditions, local mechanisms of stakeholder relations, available national and regional media (outreach and popularity, broadcast of education programs, program and openness to cover VET issues, target audiences, political and societal influences);

-     development of the awareness raising and communication VET strategy (identifying and formulating strategic goals, SWOT analysis and strategy elaboration);

-     development of the Action Plan tools, techniques (pull and push factors, using on new media, development of success stories, branding and marketing of VET, development of VET information e-platforms, tools for web-videos, webpages, social networks, gender focused campaigns, promotion of specific occupations, communication of the private sector needs);

-     To develop and implement a communication strategy and to take care of the visibility and public relations of the Project.


Qualifications and skills



Minimum requirements:

-        A university degree in Public Media and Communication

-        Fluency in oral and written English and Azerbaijani

-        Computer literacy


Preferred requirements:

-        Command of Russian language would be an asset


General professional experience:


-        Proven experience in communication and promotion

-        Good communication and writing skills


Specific professional experience:


Minimum requirements:

-        3 years experience in developing the communication related documents (guidelines, communication tools, using on new media, development of success stories, branding and marketing, development of information e-platforms, tools for web-videos, webpages, social networks and promotion strategy, etc.)


Preferred requirement:

-        Experience with communication in the field of education and in particular in VET would be an asset

-        Trainer and facilitator experience is an advantage


The assignment is intended to start in November 2017.

NOTE: The responsibility for payment of social insurance and income tax rests on the employee.


NOTE: The candidate to be selected cannot be a civil servant or having a contract with the beneficiary of the project, or should have terminated his/her contract as civil servant or with the beneficiary.


Candidates should send a copy of their CV (in Europass format) with a cover letter in English, marked "VET Communication and Media" no later than October 17, 2017 via e-mail to:

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews in October 2017.

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