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Wanted: Training Consultants for the 2nd Regional Training of Trainers in South Africa

Wanted: LPI Trainers of Trainers for the FOSS Certification pillar of the ict@innovation project

Application Deadline is 21
st December, 2010.

  • Do you have over 3 years Linux System Administration Experience?

  • Do you have experience in training others on the LPIC, and/or are you part of a training institution?

  • Then respond by 21st December 2010 to become part of an exciting training programme on FOSS System Administration Certification as one of our trainers of trainers.

Background - ict@innovation

The ict@innovation programme aims at building capacities for African small and medium ICT enterprises to build a business with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The project encourages the growth of African ICT industries, particularly in Southern and East Africa, through three main action lines: spreading FOSS business models for enterprises in Africa, fostering FOSS certification and supporting innovative local FOSS applications for social and economic development.

ict@innovation is a partnership between Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) and InWEnt - Capacity Building International (Germany).

Pillar B – Fostering FOSS Certification

This pillar of the ict@innovation programme aims to help African SMEs involved in Open source Solutions development, implementation and training to improve the quality of their solutions offering through certification of their FOSS skills. The project partners have appreciated the importance and urgency of increasing the number of certified Linux systems administrators on the African continent so as to have 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.


The ict@innovation programme, is looking to recruit experienced LPI training consultants who will deliver this training to our training participants. The participants will be selected from individuals who already have some experience using Linux and offering training.

ict@innovation may also choose to select one consultant/consulting firm, or a group of consultants to work on this contract. The application documents including the terms of reference and the formal invitation can be found here:

Download of full tender dossier with all information and Terms of Reference here:

TORs and Material for the Training of Trainers.

If interested, please send your application by email to the following addresses indicating availability, to reach them not later than 21st December 2010:

and copy the following addresses:

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