Deadline of Submitting EOI: 18-Jun-2019 11:59 PM Manila local time
Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultants Selection (ICS)
Technical Proposal Not Applicable
Selection Title Preparing the Skills Development for a Modern Economy Project
Package Name Textiles Industry Skills Specialist (National)
Advance Action No
Engagement Period 210 DAY
Consulting Services Budget USD 5,860
Budget Type Estimated
Approval Number 9727
Approval Date 12-Apr-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date 15-May-2019
Estimated Commencement Date 27-May-2019
Open to non-Member Countries No
Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known
Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No
Country of assignment Uzbekistan
Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment
Project Officer Xin Long
Designation Senior Social Sector Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations Uzbekistan Executing Agency Mr. Erkin Mukhitdinov
Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 5,706
Terms of Reference
Expertise Textile industry, TVET
Expertise Group Engineering
TOR Keywords Textile industry, TVET, skills, engineering
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment The Government of Uzbekistan aims at pursuing an investment project through ADB’s support in the skills
sector led by the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations (MOELR) and supported by the Ministry of
Higher and Secondary Specialized Education (MOHSSE), to improve skills development to promote job
creation and economic growth in a more efficient labor market, with a particular emphasis on youth. The
project builds on the findings of the ADB’s TA9256 “Skills Development for Industrial Modernization” and
aligns with the government’s Action Strategy for the Five Priority Areas (2017–2021), Strategy on
Innovative Development (2019–2021) and the Education Sector Plan (2019–2023). The planned outcome is the
improvement of market-driven skills learnt by students and jobseekers. Outputs will include (i) improved
employment and workforce development services; (ii) enhanced quality and relevance of skills
development; (iii) strengthened skills sector governance and management.
This Terms of Reference (ToR) will engage a textiles industry skills consultant (national) to support
MOELR (and MOHSSE) to prepare the Skills Development for a Modern Economy Project (the project). The
project is proposed to support the skills development in four priority sectors including textiles,
construction, agriculture and ICT and one cross cutting area – machinery maintenance and repair. The
project is planned for approval in December 2019.
Scope of Work The consultant will conduct background research of the textiles industry in the country in terms of its
scale, potential for growth, value chain, technical level, and most needed skills and professions. S/he
will also assess the existing TVET colleges and professional training centers (PTCs) on their physical
and human resource capacity of providing training in the textiles trade. S/he will cooperate with the
equipment specialists to develop the equipment upgradation plan for the representative centers and
colleges, to meet the trend in the textiles sector development. S/he will also support the competency-
based training (CBT) specialists in linking with the industrial needs and requirements and support the
public-private partnership (PPP) specialist in consulting with chamber of commerce and key industrial
companies to develop the prototype of industrial partnership arrangement, covering elements including
inputs to curriculum, training materials, students and teachers training and assessment, and job
placement. S/he will support the TVET specialists and assessment and certification specialists in
proposing the setup of sector skills council, and the industrial cooperation in improving assessment and
certification capacity. The consultant will, under the coordination of the international team leader and
the project management consultant, prepare and conduct workshop(s) and/or seminar(s), prepare reports,
and carry out other tasks in her/his areas of expertise, in addition to specific tasks assigned to them
Technical guidance, coordination and oversight will be provided by the Team Leader (an international
TVET specialist) and Project Mission Leader. The consultant will work closely with the CBT consultants,
equipment consultants, teacher development consultants, PPP consultant and the other related consultants
(for example, labor market consultants, gender consultant and the project implementation consultant,
etc.). S/he will work closely with the counterparts designated by the Government of Uzbekistan.
When in Tashkent, the Consultant can be based for working at the consultants’ office for preparing the
project as provided by the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations. The Consultant may make field
trips as agreed with the Project Mission Leader. For administrative purposes and overall oversight, the
Consultant will report to ADB.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output Detailed Tasks:
• Map trends in textiles sector growth in the country, and identify high growth areas in terms of market
potential and human capital resource needs;
• Analyze emerging trends in textiles technology and related skills development, and identify specific
trends to be adopted for skills development in the country;
• Classify areas of human resource needs and develop projections for further needs for skills training;
• Recommend specific areas of skills training programs for the TVET colleges and PTCs based on existing
programs as well as future needs;
• Prepare a development plan for textiles skills training at middle to upper-middle level to be offered
by center(s) of excellence.
• Collect and present to the equipment specialists information on the types of facilities and equipment
needed for training in occupations within the sector.
• Collect and present to the CBT specialists and teacher development specialists information on the
curriculum and training curricula and teacher training needs for applying competency-based training in
the sector by linking with industry (e.g., a continuous professional development [CPD] program linked to
industry workplace experience and current industrial practices).
• Collect and present to the labor market specialists and PPP specialist information on setup of sector
skills councils, and potential industrial cooperation in providing inputs to curriculum, training
materials, students and teachers training and assessment, and job placement.
• Participate in proposing procedures for the establishment of sector skills councils, and mechanisms
for industrial cooperation in the sector.
• Assist the specialists to conduct workshops to gather feedback from stakeholders on the proposals.
• Provide inputs to the project documents, including the government’s feasibility study in cooperation
with a project implementation consultant.
• Any other tasks as required.
• An inception report outlining proposed work activities and timeline.
• Review note on the emerging trends in textiles technology and related skills training based on mapping
the trends in textiles sector growth (Review note 1).
• Review note on the skills training programs (including students and teachers training curricula and
programs) and training institutional capacities in textiles trade, including the existing training
facilities and equipment and training personnel human resources (Review note 2).
• Proposal on the needed areas for skills training in the sector and on the types of facilities and
• Inputs to the proposal for a training-of-trainers program and a framework for CPD programs linked to
industry workplace experience and current industrial practices.
• Stakeholder analyses on establishment of sector skills council, and on sustaining industrial
cooperation in improving skills development in the sector.
• Inputs to the proposal for establishing industrial partnership arrangement on skills development in
• Workshop to gather feedback from stakeholders on the proposals.
• A final report summarizing the review findings, recommendations and proposals for strengthening skills
training up to industrial practices and trends.
• Inputs to the project documents, including the government’s feasibility study.
Minimum Qualification Requirements The consultant will have preferably a master’s degree from a reputed university in economics,
engineering, public policy, or management with specialties in textiles, along with 10 years of work
experience in the textiles or related sector. Familiarity with competency-based TVET education in
Central Asia and/or Uzbekistan will be highly valued. The consultant should speak and write well in
English and Russian and possess good knowledge of the textiles sector. Fluency in Uzbek language would
be an advantage.
Minimum General Experience 12
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 10
Regional/Country Experience Required
Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)
Schedule Type Intermittent
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5
City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)
Home Office, Other 15 27-May-2019 31-Aug-2019
Other City, Uzbekistan 10 01-Sep-2019 30-Sep-2019 TBD
Home Office, Other 15 01-Oct-2019 30-Nov-2019