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UNDP announces RFPs for “Development of Concept, Methodology and Curriculum for the Civic Education component of the Centre for Parliamentary Democracy of the National Assembly of Armenia”

UNDP announces RFPs for “Development of Concept, Methodology and Curriculum for the Civic Education component of the Centre for Parliamentary Democracy of the National Assembly of Armenia”

Deadline: 21 May 2020

UNDP has announced a Request for Proposals for the “Development of Concept, Methodology and Curriculum for the Civic Education component of the Centre for Parliamentary Democracy (CPD) of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia”.

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UNDP MAP project is designed to strengthen the National Assembly in its new and fundamentally enhanced role within the governance system in carrying out key functions of law-making, oversight and representation. With a long-term goal of enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Parliament, the project is designed to support the newly elected National Assembly to take the advantage of the modern governance tools and mechanisms that are focusing on improved quality, transparency and inclusiveness of parliamentary operations and enhanced parliamentary capacity for gender-responsive policy making.

The three outcomes of the project are focused on the areas of Legislative capacity, Legislative transparency, and Legislative responsiveness. To that end, a three-stage strategy will be applied:

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Catalytic stage of needs assessment, strategic agenda-setting and pilots of the designed approaches,
Full-fledged implementation of the strategic agenda, tested approaches and activities,
Evaluation of the implementation, policy recommendations and project closure.
Project in partnerships with the National Assembly prioritizes the establishment of a Centre for Parliamentary Democracy, comprising the following three components:

Visitor’s Centre: designed to facilitate the access of citizens to the NA and their meetings with MPs
Information/Outreach Centre: Information and Engagement: designed to improve awareness, processes and relevance of the parliamentary work of the Institution of Parliament with the aim of increasing levels of engagement between the public and the National Assembly.
Civic Education Centre: designed to promote civic education amongst the youth.
The MAP project will provide technical advice and assistance for the establishment and strengthening of all three components.

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Objective

To support the establishment of a working group bringing together experts specialized in civic education in order to discuss and develop the concept, structure and workplan of the Civic Education Centre, methodology, curricula and training modules for the civic education programme amongst the youth in high schools and universities, with a focus on promotion of interest, awareness and knowledge of the parliamentary culture and engagement with the parliament. The working group will be facilitated by an NGO/CSO specialized in civic education.

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Scope of Services

In close collaboration with the National Assembly and UNDP, the NGO/CSO will be responsible for constituting and facilitating a Working Group of representatives of the NA, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (MoESCS), experts specialized in civic education, teachers and other relevant 8 stakeholders in order to discuss and develop the concept and structure of the Parliamentary Education Centre, methodology and curricula for the civic education of the youth in the parliamentary culture.
For that purpose, under the guidance of UNDP MAP Project Team and in close consultation of the NA President’s Office and Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport, the selected NGO/CSO will:
Analyze the international experiences of parliamentary/civic education centers for the youth in the parliaments;
Map the civic education experts in Armenia, bring them together, constitute the working group on the civic education and facilitate regular meetings;
Based on the discussions of the meetings, draft the concept, structure, mode of operation and workplan of the Parliamentary/Civic Education Centre, and the methodology and the curricula for the civic education for the youth.
Discuss and validate the draft concept and structure of the Parliamentary/ Civic Education Centre, the methodology and the curricula for the civic education for the youth with the NA, MoESCS and other stakeholders.
Upon validation, to produce the final concept and structure of the Parliamentary/Civic Education Centre, the methodology and the curricula for civic education and submit it to the NA and UNDP.
Expected Results /Deliverables

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Analysis of the international experiences of Parliamentary/civic education centers for the youth in the parliaments
The concept and structure of the Parliamentary/Civic Education Centre
The modalities of operation and the workplan of the Civic Education Centre
The methodology, curricula and training modules for the civic education programme amongst the youth in high schools and universities
Eligibility Criteria

The organization should have the status of a legally registered entity:

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The organization should have the status of a legal entity, with at least 5 years of proven experience in Civic Education;
Organization profile/portfolio with description of proven records and experience in the area of required specific expertise;
Experience in projects of assistance to the state institutions, experience in joint activities with the parliaments, experience in civic education centers for the youth is required.
Key Personnel qualification requirements:
Team Leader: with at least 7 years of professional experience in civic education, democracy education and least 4 years of research involvement;
Expert in Education/working with youth in education with 5 years professional and at least 3 years of experience in application of curricula development, training modules design;
Specialist(s): with at least 3 years of experience in developing concepts and structures of educational centre with expertise in parliamentary education and work with youth, with knowledge of international experiences and cases, and with awareness on innovative initiatives in Civic Education.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65694

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