Biennial Work Plan Template

For interaction in the UNEVOC Network, the UNEVOC Centre is requested to appoint a Coordinator for the Centre who shall be nominated by the management of the institution. It is suggested that the Centre identify a Coordinator who can fulfil the following oversight tasks:

  • Develop a biennial work plan, communicate it with UNESCO-UNEVOC (send to, and monitor its implementation;
  • Prepare and submit a progress report on the UNEVOC Centre’s work plan to UNESCO-UNEVOC;
  • Ensure regular interaction with other members of the UNEVOC Network. This includes the provision of relevant information and documentation on TVET;
  • Liaise with relevant national stakeholders, ensuring the Centre’s timely response to issues and the fulfilment of the overall objectives of the UNEVOC Centre;
  • Establish and maintain a network of national TVET stakeholders;
  • Ensure that information and documentation received from abroad are properly disseminated and reach the most appropriate destinations in the country;
  • Update profile and contact information of the UNEVOC Centre on regular basis;
  • Provide relevant information to their institution and UNESCO-UNEVOC as and when required;
  • Facilitate and coordinate all the activities of the UNEVOC Centre.
Knowledge of English may need to be taken into consideration when appointing the Coordinator of a UNEVOC Centre, given that English is the office language of UNESCO-UNEVOC. We do our best with our given resources, but we can only communicate in the other UN languages to a limited degree. Personal attributes such as motivation and initiative should be considered as additional assets.

Typically, Coordinators of UNEVOC Centres also have other duties and responsibilities in their TVET institutions. Often the tasks pertaining to the UNEVOC Network are added on to the Coordinator’s existing duties.

Progress report and monitoring

UNEVOC Centres are requested to submit progress reports every two years to UNESCO-UNEVOC. These should make reference to the biennial work plan they submitted for the same period. They are also requested to keep Cluster Coordinators posted regarding the submission of their progress reports.

Regular reporting on experiences and potentials will provide an opportunity for the UNEVOC Centre to assess, jointly with national TVET officials, experts and stakeholders, the progress achieved, and the ongoing needs that might be addressed jointly with the international community. Such reports are also an important instrument for UNESCO-UNEVOC to develop its regional and international programme of action for the benefit of TVET in UNESCO Member States.

UNEVOC Centres are encouraged to include in their progress reports their publications related to TVET, such as statistical standards and reports, research reports, selected conference papers and technical papers, and also learning materials, e-learning modules and so on. They are most welcome to share intermediate reports at quarterly intervals via the UNEVOC Network Portal.

Reporting should not be restricted to action undertaken in the context of the UNEVOC Network, and in the TVET institution’s capacity as a UNEVOC Centre. Information on various aspects of regional and international exposure, research, partnership, involvement and action in the area of TVET can be added.

Monitoring and evaluation

The given work plan should serve as a reference for monitoring and evaluation of the UNEVOC Centre. UNEVOC Centres are advised to review their activities and performance at regular intervals, to improve and optimize their activities in the national context and also to improve their roles and functions at the international level as UNEVOC Network members. UNEVOC Centres are requested to share their evaluation reports with UNESCO-UNEVOC. These reports will be an input for the evaluation of the UNEVOC Network as a whole, and help to provide a sound basis for further development of the services provided by UNESCO-UNEVOC.

UNEVOC Centres may also consider peer reviews as a way of monitoring and evaluating programmes and activities. The UNEVOC Centres in a subregion could mutually review their performance. Another alternative is a twinning approach: a UNEVOC Centre from the South evaluates the performance of a UNEVOC Centre from the North, and vice versa.

page date 2016-11-03

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