Brief description of the project:
The SA-EU Dialogue Facility seeks the services of two Senior Consultants (Non-Key Experts – NKE) to conduct a desktop study on non-psychometric career assessment guidelines in the EU member states and SA respectively.
The SA report will be an environmental scan on the use of career assessments in SA. The environmental scan will determine gaps and enablers for non-psychometric career assessments and present opportunities identified for effective application of non-psychometric career assessments.
The EU desktop report will provide the scope and best practice indicators that SA will scrutinise and adapt for developing the non-psychometric career assessment guidelines in SA.
The two assignments will be conducted simultaneously and shall be used as the baseline for the development of the non-psychometric career assessment guidelines.
Brief description of the assignment:
a. To determine EU member states with existing guidelines and standards for non-psychometric assessments;
b. To investigate the legislative framework for managing psychometric and non-psychometric assessments in each member state;
c. To investigate the status of provision of psychometric and non-psychometric career assessments in South Africa; and
d. To develop and present the respective desktop reports.
Phase One – Desktop research and documented gap analysis report
Each NKE will develop and present the proposed approach to the study with clear focus areas to be approved by the DHET. Upon approval, the NKEs will conduct desktop research.
The EU research will study the best practice in developing, applying and managing non-psychometric career assessments guidelines. The consultant will identify 5 countries based…… analyse gaps in career assessment guidelines.
Phase Two – Desktop study report writing
The NKE will develop a report on the desktop research findings. The DHET and the SA-EU Dialogue Facility will review the report and discuss it with the NKE.
Phase Three– Consultative multi-stakeholder workshop in Pretoria, South Africa
The DHET will organise the consultative workshop where the SA and the EU NKEs will present the research finding and lead evidence on key focus areas and gaps to be addressed in developing the guidelines. The DHET will be responsible for compiling the workshop report.
a. A maximum 5-8 page inception reporting outlining the consultant’s comprehension of the assignment, how the consultant intends undertaking the research, justification of the consultant’s skills set for the work and project time-frames;
b. A detailed desktop study report (maximum 30 pages not including annexes) responding to the key questions and including:
– An executive summary;
– A table listing key stakeholders and relevant input in developing the career assessment guidelines;
– Recommendations for developing the career assessment guidelines;
– Recommendations for designing the virtual study tour;
– Annexures consisting of samples of psychometric and non-psychometric career assessment guidelines; standard operating procedures; and relevant research outputs on the subject;
– Reference list for the research including key institutions and contact people; and
– Presentation for the Technical Working Group Workshop.
Commencement date of the project: 01.11.2020
Duration of the assignment: 15 working days
– Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology/Industrial Psychology/Research Psychology;
– Proven experience of a minimum 10 years professional research in the field of psychology or psychometry;
– Demonstrated practical experience of managing the development of both psychometric and non-psychometric career assessments; and
– Research experience in the EU countries.