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Expression of Interest (EOI): Numeracy and Quantitative Skills Training Program

Ministry of Finance, Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Location: Dili, Timor Leste
Last Date: August 10, 2010
Email: (Reference:




Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Programme (PFMCBP)

Professional Development Program



 Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Planning and Financial Management Capacity Building Program (PFMCBP) of the Ministry of Finance, Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, invites suitably qualified and well experienced consultants to express interest in delivery of its Numeracy & Quantitative Skills Training Program. This initiative will be executed through the PFMCBP’s Professional Development Program (PDP) over a period of ten months, with commencement expected in early September 2010. The PFMCBP is a five-year technical assistance program administered by the World Bank.

The Numeracy and Quantitative Skills Training Program aims to develop broad based institutional numerical competency according to the following initial targets

Competency  Level


Competency Description

Target Trainee Output



Confidently use basic underlying skills



Work with whole numbers in the workplace context




Work with fractions and decimal numbers in the workplace context



Calculate with simple fractions and percentages in the workplace context


Negotiable/ elective


Use of systems of measurement appropriate to the workplace



Use algebraic techniques in the workplace context



Use statistical techniques and graphs in the workplace context



This Program shall also develop at least ten Timorese National numeracy trainers during its initial nine seven and subsequently practically apply these to increasing and accelerating productive outputs.

Project delivery is to be undertaken by a coalition of mathematics teachers and training staff which shall include a numeracy training trainer, with progressively building the capacity of National Numeracy trainers during the last nine months of the program. Accordingly, interested national and international parties are strongly encouraged to secure a coalition partner in or with direct recent relevant experience working in Timor Lest.

To be eligible for short listing, coalition partners must provide a formal expression of interest containing the evidence of the following

a.    Company or personal profile for each coalition partner and the leading partner for this contract.

b.   Mathematics teachers – Professional Qualification relevant to numeracy training; 10 years teaching experience including significant adult numeracy learning programs and training materials interpretation/ preparation, preferably with knowledge of one of Timor Leste’s national languages

c.    Numeracy trainer of trainers  – as above, with at least five years proven track record in trainer training

d.   Proof of qualifications, former/ current client performance references, developing country experience, training commissions successfully completed in last five years; registered training provider certification in country of domicile and relevant experience for an assignment of this nature.

e.   National project managing partner – proven experience/ ability for adult learning program management; specific experience in numeracy/ literacy training and base level assessment; competency based training/ assessment management & delivery; business skills for program financial management and trainee administration. Capacity to source candidates suitable for trainer training. Project manager with significant previous successful long term, large scale training project experience in Timor Leste. Business registration, ownership certificate & TIN

 Interested parties should submit their formal expression of interest for short list inclusion, on or before 10th August 2010 by email or hard copy to:

 The Project Implementation Officer, PFMCBP, Ministry of Finance, Kobe Hut, Courtyard, Building No.5, Palacio do Governo, DILI, Timor-Leste - email:

 See also WWW.MOF.GOV.TL               


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