Hands-On Training (Glass Expert) | Jericho, Palestine | 2024

Chemonics seeks a Hands-On Training (Glass Expert) for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Building Regional Economic Bridges (BREB) Activity, implemented in the West Bank and Gaza. This is a five-year project and a key component of the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA). Through technical assistance, grants, and facilitating access to finance, BREB: (1) facilitates cooperative exchange and knowledge sharing; (2) fosters new markets; (3) strengthens Palestinian enterprises to promote cross-border trade; and (4) promotes investment and access to finance. Across all components, transferring technology and know-how is a key program objective. BREB also facilitates a $100-million pipeline for financing by the U.S. government’s Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

Chemonics is seeking a skilled consultant that will help the BREB’s beneficiaries with the following:

  • To provide Petra Co. staff with advanced technical knowledge and practical skills through hands-on learning experiences.
  • To enhance problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills in relevant technical domains within their real work environment.
  • To foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the organization, emphasizing learning while performing tasks on the job.
  • To align the training with the specific needs and challenges faced by Petra Co. and facilitate immediate application of acquired skills.


The Consultant will be responsible for providing the following services:

  • CNC Glass Cutting Machine: Efficiently operate the CNC glass cutting machine, focusing on precision and accuracy in cutting processes, and enhancing productivity to reduce material waste.
  • Gelation Line: Understand the gelation line processes and workflow, and receive hands-on training for proper setup, calibration, and maintenance of the gelation line. Ensure consistent product standards and full adherence to Teken requirements.
  • Security Glass (SGP Glass): Produce SGP glass properly and efficiently, adhering fully to quality control measures to meet safety and security standards.
  • Glass Optimization: Implement optimization techniques to maximize yield, minimize waste, and reduce the number of rejected pieces during production.
  • Advanced Equipment Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve complex technical issues in various machinery and equipment, diagnose problems, and perform necessary repairs.


Deliverable No. 1: Training Plan

A comprehensive training plan with detailed training topics and a well-structured agenda, outlining the content and timeline for the training program.

Deliverable No. 2: On-the-Job Training Sessions

Documentation of 16 on-the-job training days, including materials used and attendance sheets.

Deliverable No. 3: Training Final Report

A final report summarizing the entire training program, including the training plan’s implementation, on-the-job-training sessions, assessment results, and any additional observations or insights.


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial or mechanical engineering.
  • Proven track record in operation and production management, specializing in glass manufacturing.
  • Extensive experience in maintenance operations, demonstrating the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues in equipment.

Level of Effort and Period of Performance

  • This short-term technical assistant (STTA) is for 25 days of level of efforts (LOE) over a period of 19 weeks.
  • The consultant is expected to work part-time.
  • The location of this assignment will be one of BREB’s beneficiaries in Jericho, Palestine.
  • Specific responsibilities and deliverables will be shared with short-listed candidates.


Application Instructions

To apply, please complete the form linked below no later than May 31st, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please.

BREB Smartsheet link

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