Wednesday, August 18, 2010

calls for LPI material development consultants and training consultants

... From a post to FOSSFA By Evans Ikua, FOSS Certification Manager,

Wanted: LPI training manuals development consultants and Trainers ofTrainers for the FOSS Certification pillar of the ict@innovation project Application Deadline is 27th August, 2010. * Are you interested in developing training materials for the Linux Professional institute Certification? * Do you have a solid background in Linux administration and development of user manuals and documentation? * Do you have experience in training others on the LPI, and/or are you part of a training institution? * Then respond by 27th August 2010 to become part of an exciting training materials development programme on FOSS Certification, and/or to become one of our trainers of trainers.Background - ict@innovationThe ict@innovation programme aims at building capacities for Africansmall and medium ICT enterprises to build a business with Free and OpenSource Software (FOSS). The project encourages the growth of African ICTindustries, particularly in Southern and East Africa, through three mainaction lines: spreading FOSS business models for enterprises in Africa,fostering FOSS certification and supporting innovative local FOSSapplications for social and economic development.ict@innovation is a partnership between Free Software and Open SourceFoundation for Africa (FOSSFA) and InWEnt - Capacity BuildingInternational (Germany). Pillar B – Fostering FOSS CertificationThis pillar of the ict@innovation programme aims to help African SMEsinvolved in Open source Solutions development, implementation andtraining to improve the quality of their solutions offering throughcertification of their FOSS skills. The project partners haveappreciated the importance and urgency of increasing the number ofcertified Linux systems administrators on the African continent so as tohave a bigger impact on the uptake of FOSS on the continent.To achieve this, the program will implement the following interventions: 1. Support the development of open content Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPI) training material. 2. Offer Training of Trainers to individuals in the participating countries, leading to the LPI exams for certification. 3. Support the trainers to deliver the LPI training and certification in their countries and institutions as a business model. LPIThe ict@innovation programme, is looking for African (and global)experts wanting to participate in the development of end user trainingmanuals for the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC-1). Weare looking for individuals with experience in the use of the LinuxOperating system, as well as with experience in the development of enduser training manuals.Our aim is to make use of already existing open licensed materials andmodify them to bring them up to date. Once this is done the materialwill be distributed under the same open content license (GFDL), and putonline for our trainers to download and use in their trainings.We will also be offering a series of regional training of trainerworkshops, with the first one set for later in the year for the EASTAfrican region. In line with this, we are looking to recruit experiencedLPI training consultants who will deliver this training to our trainingparticipants. The participants will be selected from individuals whoalready have some experience using Linux and offering training.ict@innovation may also choose to select one consultant/consultingfirm/consortium to work on the two contracts. The application documentsincluding the terms of reference and the formal invitation can be foundhere: Material for Developers and Material for the Training of Trainers.If interested, please send your application by email to the followingaddresses indicating availability, to reach them not later than 27thAugust copy the following addresses:
Evans Ikua,
FOSS Certification Manager,
Eagle House, 2nd Floor,Kimathgi Street,Nairobi - Kenya,
Tel: +254-20-2212485,Cell: +254-722-955831,

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