PROVIDING EXPERT SERVICES ON ON-LINE LEARNING DESIGN
Request for proposal
Beneficiary country(ies): Austria
Deadline on: 19-Oct-2020 16:00 (GMT 1.00) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
UNIDO has a unique mandate in the United Nations system to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.
The Department of Environment (EAE/ENV) contributes to inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) by improving the environmental performance, resource productivity and safety of existing, as well as by supporting the creation of new industries providing environmental goods and services. It does so by promoting industrial resource efficiency to strengthen green industry and improve the effective use of natural resources including in particular materials and water.
The Department thereby encourages industrial development for economic growth that is resource efficient as well as protective of the natural environment and human health, and keeps workers, communities and consumers safe.
The Industrial Resource Efficiency Division (IRE) is one of four divisions within the Department of Environment (ENV). The focus of IRE Division is to increase the capacity of industry, government and business environmental services providers as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental entities to scale up and mainstream the adoption of more resource-efficient and cleaner patterns of production. It does this through promotion of recycling, resource recovery and/or environmentally sound treatment and disposal of wastes, waste waters and toxic and/or hazardous chemicals, and also in particular for the sustainable use and management of water and other natural resources used in industrial processes.
Through the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme IRE has made outstanding contributions towards the identification, development and testing of tools and methods for RECP to the diverse conditions in developing and emerging economies. The new Global Eco Industrial Park Programme (GEIPP) is geared to scale up RECP to the level of eco-industrial parks seeking to integrate support at the enterprise and park scales and address critical policy issues. Key benefits for Eco-Industrial Parks include: reducing an industrial park's environmental footprint; promoting efficiency gains; enabling community cohesion; providing better access to finance and technical support; and enhancing business competitiveness. Good international industry practice demonstrates a wide range of economic, environmental, and social benefits from EIPs.
The development objective of GEIPP, which is funded by Switzerland through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of Eco-Industrial Park approaches in scaling up resource productivity and improving economic, environmental and social performances of businesses and thereby contribute to inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the participating developing and transition economies.
GEIPP is structured into two main components:
Component 1 will address country-specific EIPs by implementing tailor-made initiatives in five countries for potential project activities; Colombia, Egypt, Peru, Ukraine and Vietnam.
EIP will be incentivized and mainstreamed in relevant policy and regulations leading to an increased role of EIP in environmental, industry and other relevant policies at the national levels in the participating Programme countries.
EIP opportunities will be identified and implementation started, with environmental (e.g. resource productivity) economic and social benefits achieved by enterprises confirmed.
Component 2 serves as a transversal component in the GEIPP for global knowledge development. The objective of this Global Component is to generate and disseminate knowledge from present and past endeavors, which can be used to tackle the required preconditions for EIP. It aims to generate and disseminate/transfer knowledge to the various country projects and special country measures within the country level interventions (component 1), to the stakeholders and UNIDO, and to the interested public in general through global dissemination.
GEIPP Global Component
As part of the work under the GEIPP Global Component, strengthening EIP service delivery and dissemination of EIP practices to the industrial park community are planned to be undertaken. For this a 9-Module EIP Service Provider Training and a subset with 7-Module Industrial Park Management and Tenant Company training has been developed. The Training Masterfiles of the 9 and 7- modules trainings, the separate training module files and background material can be found in Annex 1-3 of these Terms of References. The training has initially been developed for face-to-face classroom training but later adopted to on-line trainer facilitated remote trainings.
As it is envisaged that the 9-module EIP Service Provider trainings would be undertaken as on-line blended learning in the future, the related training material needs to be adjusted for this delivery modality.
The 7-module Industrial Park Management and Tenant Company training will in the future be delivered either as on-line blended learning or as independent self-paced remote learning. This requires some adjustment in the material for facilitated training, and a reworking of the material for self-paced distance learning. The self-paced distance learning will be adopted and uploaded on the existing UNIDO learning platform at learning.unido.org
The training material to be adjusted and converted to self-paced learning are available as powerpoint presentations, quizzes and alike. In addition, recordings of remote trainings conducted with the material over Zoom meeting platform are available.
Scope of the contracted service
These Terms of Reference were developed in order to contract a qualified international service provider for designing, developing and adjusting:
1) The 9-module EIP Service Provider training for remote facilitated online blended learning.
2) The 7-module Industrial Park Management and Tenant Company training both as facilitated blended learning and as independent self-paced remote on-line training. This includes uploading and adapting the remote-training material to the UNIDO learning platform for accessing it as self-paced learning.
Requirements of the Contractor
The Contractor shall demonstrate experience, through project references of its technical proposal, in the following relevant areas:
- website design, instructional design, program editing, multimedia technology and web conferencing resources;
- assessment of learning theory, pedagogy and instructional design strategies as well as learning needs with advanced use of learning management system tools and the production of on-line course;
- advanced use of learning of a wide variety of software tools and learning management systems (i.e., Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas) to support accessible technologies and good practice and regulations related to online learning.
The expected commencement of activities is 1. November 2020 and the activities under this service contract shall be completed no later than 1. March 2021.
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