Terms of Reference
Statistical Analysis Skills( SPSS) Trainers
The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) has received a Grant from the Quality Improvement Fund (QIF) – Ministry of Education and Higher Education and funded by the World Bank and European Commission EC for the project entitled: “Improving Practical Aspects of Teacher Education Program in Colleges of Education in the Palestinian Universities in Gaza Governorates“. And intends to apply part of this grant for selection and employment of highly qualified Statistical Analysis Skills Trainer.
IUG is considering the selection of highly qualified trainer to be part of the small core staff responsible for training some faculty of education instructors in Statistical Analysis Skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Preparing the course syllabus and training material.
2. Training the course effectively and to the highest standards.
3. Developing schedule plan to cover the course material within the allocated timeframe.
4. Using modern and effective techniques to assist the participant instructors in
understanding and applying the course content.
1. Completion of 24/course training hours in the field of the assignment
2. Course outline, Training material, Case study assignment (course content) a week before the training starts
3. Final report including the training material – both soft and hard copies- , obstacles met, lessons learned, trainees evaluation, trainees attendance sheet and conclusions and recommendation
Essential Required Qualifications, knowledge and Competencies:
1. At least a Master degree in statistics, or any related field, a Ph.D. is preferred.
2. At least 3 years applied experience in subject to the field of the assignment.
3. At least 2 years of professional training experience.
4. Excellent inter-personal communication skills.
Place of work:
Housed within IUG and will be supervised by the project management team.
The duration of the assignment is 24/course training hours conducted in 2 weeks.
Lump sum contract
Interested trainers are invited to submit their CVs to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 17/11/2009 2009, by 2.00 PM
The course is designed to introduce Excel and SPSS as a data analysis tools. It is designed for non-statisticians, who wish to acquire a moderate working knowledge of practical data analysis. The course will also help participants develop their basic statistical skills and understanding. Based on a combination of hands-on practical exercises, group discussions and presentations, it draws on practical examples from a variety of application areas. The course material is designed around the general process of systematically applying statistical and logical techniques to describe, summarize, and compare statistical data.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
1. understand some basic statistical concepts relating to data analysis
2. use and interpret of common descriptive summaries of data
3. construct and interpret data-based graphs and charts
4. formulate and test hypotheses
Outline of Course contents
Specific topics to be considered will include:
1. Descriptive Statistics
2. Using Data to Support Decision Making
3. Graphical Presentation of Data
4. Statistical Thinking – Populations, samples, variability and the main ideas around them.
5. Modelling Relationships Between Variables – Correlation and Simple Regression.