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The Turks and Caicos Islands Community College invites proposals from interested individuals, firms or companies for a Consultancy Undertaking to review its policies.

INTRODUCTION

In 1994, the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC) was established by Ordinance 25 (1994), with a vision to provide quality education for all sectors of the Turks and Caicos Islands community.  This being its twenty-fifth (25) year of existence, the institution continues in its thrust to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and dispositions that would enable them to access existing and emerging opportunities, prudently exercise their civil responsibilities, enhance their social and cultural lives and become productive citizens.  The mission, therefore, encompasses, inter alia, post-secondary and continuing education for the school leaving and adult population; it facilitates the promotion of personal and professional development, and the economic growth and development of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

TCICC has two campuses, one each located on Grand Turk and Providenciales. The College offers a myriad of programmes, that include: Short/Interest courses; one semester courses; Upgrade courses; Full time programmes of two to three semesters culminating in Certificates, Advanced, Certificates, Associate and Bachelor Degrees.

Similar to other institutions in the region, and critical to the effective delivery of programme offerings, the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College relies upon the local and overseas recruitment of highly qualified and experienced faculty and staff.

The Current Faculty and Staff Guidelines (Policies) have been in operation since 2003.  Although many of the policies are relevant, the dynamic nature of education requires regular updating.

Notwithstanding that, the TCICC continues in its mission to fulfil its objective of facilitating organizational development, through the strengthening and promotion of employee recruitment and retention strategies.  In this context, the policy review is critical and is intended to ensure that TCICC is in keeping with regional and international standards in education and human development.   With this in mind, the TCICC seeks to engage a consultant/consultants to review and upgrade its policies in keeping with current trends and expectations of education.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

The successful consultant/s will be required to:

  • Undertake a detailed briefing with the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College Board of Governors to lead and guide the review process on behalf of the institution;
  • Review existing documentation on policy to get a full understanding of the scope of the consultancy;
  • Review policy documents from comparator institutions to guide the consultancy.
  • Consider any necessary revision to the policy document and propose any necessary adjustments to guidelines for administrative, professional and ancillary staff;
  • Present to the Board of Governors a draft report of the findings, and recommendations;
  • At an agreed time and venue, submit to the Board of Governors and other relevant stakeholders, a final report that reflects the suggestions/recommendations/amendments emanating from the draft report.

ANTICIPATED OUTCOME

The review and upgrade of the Faculty and Staff Guidelines (Policies) consistent with other comparator institutions within the region giving cognizance to the strategic direction of the College.

 

DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY AND DUTY STATIONING

The consultancy is expected to be completed within four (4) months from the date of signing the contract.  The successful consultant/s shall be required to be present in the Turks and Caicos Islands for a significant part of the work.

 

REPORTING LINE

The work of the consultant will be supervised by the Board of Governors of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College or its designate, and as such, the confirmation of the acceptance of the final report, authorization of payment disbursements, and evaluation of work performance will be undertaken by that entity.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Proposals are to include the following:
Individual’s/Firm’s/Company’s Profile
Consultant’s/Consultants’ CV/s
Years of experience undertaking similar assignments
Methodology to be used for the consultancy
Work Time Plan
Reporting
Cost

 

Expressions of interest are to be sent to:

The President, Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands or by email to hubert.fulford@tcicc.edu.tc on or before 1st February 2020.

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