Call for Consultancy: Training Modules on University Industry Linkages: Deadline: 25th June,2014

(Intellectual Property Rights; Entrepreneurial Development and Business Ethics)

The Association of African Universities (AAU) under its Capacity Building for the Revitalisation of African Universities (CADRE) programme runs Leadership Development (LEDEV) and Management Development (MADEV) workshops aimed at enhancing the leadership and management skills of senior university staff, particularly in the promotion of innovation and the management of change in their institutions. The workshops are conducted through intensive participant interaction over carefully selected case and other material, and lead lectures, in a process facilitated by eminent Resource Persons.
Effective 2014, the LEDEV and MADEV workshop series will be facilitating modules on university-industry (U-I) linkages with the aim of promoting and strengthening the interface structures, policies, incentives, services and funding avenues existing in African universities. The strengthened linkages will ultimately position African universities to better develop skills and knowledge to meet their countries’ needs and, in the process, enhance graduate employability and technology transfer.
In respect of the above, the AAU is commissioning the development of three training modules relevant to facilitating university-industry linkages.
2. Objective of the Consultancy
The main purpose of this consultancy is to develop training manuals on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues as well as on entrepreneurial development and business ethics to sensitise as well as build the capacity of African universities for effective and productive linkages with its external stakeholders.
3. The Consultant’s services
Under the terms of this assignment, the consultant(s) shall be required to develop a training manual on each of the three focus areas (IPR, entrepreneurship and business ethics) that is
evidenced based, with practical exercises and reference materials on successful university-industry linkages particularly in Africa. In addition, the consultant will produce a course outline to facilitate delivery on theme over an eight-hour period.
4. Technical and Financial Proposals
The consultant(s) shall submit to the Association two proposals:
 A technical proposal outlining the consultant(s)’s technical expertise and experience through a detailed curriculum vitae, and clearly spelt out timelines of all steps necessary to achieve this assignment(s) within the requested period; and
 A financial proposal detailing the budget (in United States dollars) required for the successful execution of the assignment.
5. Deadline for submission of interest
Interested applicants should submit their letters of intent in soft copy to the undersigned to reach him not later than Friday 25 June, 2014:
The Directorate of Research and Academic Planning.
Association of African Universities
P. O. Box AN 5744
Accra – North


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