ECOWAS – Technician Certification Scheme


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ECOWAS – Technician Certification Scheme

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Project Details

Service: Consultancy
Client: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) via the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: 2018-2020
Location: ECOWAS Countries
Overview: Development of a technicians certification program based on Job Task Analysis (JTA)

About this Project

In February 2018 GSES was awarded a contract by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to develop a technician’s certification program for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The scope of works included:

  • Defining the structure of the Regional Certification Body that administers the certification program.
  • Developing the Regional Certification Scheme (RCS) Programme framework comprising all the relevant documents such as rules, responsibilities, procedures, etc.
  • Developing the procedure manual on how to conduct the certification examination, in English and French.
  • Developing a database of examination questions in English and French.
  • Reviewing curriculum from selected training centres with respect to their alignment to the JTAs and provided report on recommendations for improvement.
  • Preparing country implementation strategies for two selected countries (Ghana and Senegal).
  • Preparing a report detailing how to roll-out the RCS programme to the remaining ECOWAS member countries.
  • Participating in a regional workshop for stakeholders from the 15 ECOWAS member countries.

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