Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG)

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Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.


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Employer: Concern Worldwide
Job Title: Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Program
Description:

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Work Description

Consultancy Services for Development /Consolidation/Harmonization of Community Education Committee (CEC) training manual (Training Manual with facilitator’s Guide, CEC selection criteria and CEC performance assessment tool) and Conduct ToT for Master Trainers.

Project Title

Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG)

Location

Mogadishu –Somalia

Reporting to

Program Manager  - Education  (Concern Worldwide)

Duration

28 days

Expected start & End Date

1st June – 28th June 2019

1.      Background 

In August 2018, the Federal Government of Somalia’s application for an Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) in the amount of $ 17,900,000 was approved by the GPE Board of Directors for a three-year implementation period. The grant has four components.

Component 1: Increased equitable access to quality primary education for out-of-school children: This component seeks to expand equitable access to quality primary education opportunities for out of school children. The component consists of three subcomponents: (1) school inclusion grants to create sustainable conditions for the enrolment of out-of-school children; (2) mapping and harmonization of CEC training, followed by training to CECs to support children’s enrolment, safety and learning; (3) mobilization of communities and authorities to improve safety and security in schools.

Component 2: Enhanced quality of primary education: The component is focused on improving learning outcomes by investing in teaching and learning materials for the new curriculum and assessment and laying the foundation for a stronger teacher training system, ensuring the acquisition of foundational skills at the expected level for each grade. The sub-components are: (1) monitoring the Teacher Education and Management Policy; (2) establishing two national primary teacher training institutes (TTIs) with special education resource centers (SERCs) to enrol 240 student teachers and 60 children with special needs; (3) distribute 148,584[1] sets of seven subjects textbooks (total of 1,040,088 textbooks) and 89,600 teacher guides aligned with the new national curriculum and based on new Minimum Learning Achievements (MLA); and (4) develop, pilot and implement a modified version of EGRA/ EGMA for a nationally representative assessment of learning outcomes in Somali and mathematics.

Component 3: Enhanced capacity at Federal and Member State levels: This component seeks to strengthen system capacity at the MoECHE and Member State MoEs to regulate, manage and monitor schools. The component will support the strengthening of the regulatory environment for private and community schools through the development of a Private School Policy. Government and private schools will be supported in improving access and quality. Training for regional, district and private school staff will be provided, and monitoring and support visits to 1,000 schools will be funded to improve quality assurance. Under this component, the Program will also support salaries of Regional Education Officers (REOs) and Quality Assurance Officers (QAOs).

Component 4:  Program monitoring, accountability and communication: This component includes monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, as well as communication of results. The program will adopt a robust approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning, with a dual approach – internal monitoring, building upon the limited structure and initial tools available to the Federal and State-level Ministries, and an externally-led evaluation process. Emerging trends and results will be compiled, and shared through coordination mechanisms such as the Program Steering Committee, the Joint Review of the Education Sector (JRES) and the ESC, and interpreted/ reflected upon at regional and district levels to improve practices and reinforce positive results on the ground.

The consultancy will particularly focus on component 1: Sub component (2) which includes mapping and harmonization/Consolidation of CEC training manual, CEC performance assessment tool, followed by ToT for master trainers.

2.      Purpose of the Consultancy

The overall objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the process of consolidation/Harmonization of the Community Education Committee training manual including selection criteria for CECs, followed by ToT for master trainers

3.    Objectives and Specific Tasks to be undertaken by the Consultant(s)

The Consultancy is expected to achieve the following specific results: 

                      i.            Produce an inception report (including presentation)

                    ii.            Conduct a stakeholders workshop to harmonize/consolidate CEC training manual

                  iii.            Produce a draft of CEC training manual with a trainers’ guide (Training Manual)

                  iv.            Conduct a CEC Training Manual validation workshop

                    v.            Produce final copy of the CEC training manual

                  vi.            Develop CEC performance assessment tool

                vii.            Conduct ToT training for the Master trainers

The consultancy is being contracted and managed by Concern Worldwide working in collaboration with MOECHE and CARE Somalia. Prior to commencement of the consultancy assignment, the Federal Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MoECHE) shall have engaged the regional states and educations partners, to develop the CEC policy and guidelines and completed the mapping process for all the schools and CECs in all the target locations.  It is therefore expected that the consultant will use the draft policy as a basis for developing the CEC training Manual.

The consultant shall undertake a desk review of all available relevant information and reports on  CEC capacity building  towards the attainment of the objectives of the assignment and shall, with the prior agreement of the client, do field interviews to collect primary additional information from existing CEC members as necessary. The Consultant shall cooperate with MoECHE/CARE and Concern during the mobilization period and obtain a consensus with the key stakeholders. The consultant will also work with ESPIG Program Management Committee (PMC) to ensure smooth execution of the assignment.

4.      Outputs/Deliverables

          i.            Submit a timeline for the deliverables/outputs, not exceeding 4 weeks (in English/Somali).

       ii.            Produce a framework/outline of this training manual to be approved before drafting the actual manual

     iii.            Produce and deliver a draft CEC training manual (in English/Somali).

      iv.            Produce and deliver a final copy of CEC training manual (in English/Somali).

        v.            Conduct a validation workshop for all education stakeholders.

      vi.            Conduct a CEC ToT for master trainers based on the training manual.

   vii.            Develop and deliver an assessment and data collection toolkit for the training.

 viii.            Debriefing session for GPE stakeholders (Concern, CARE and MoECHE)

4.1.            Schedule of Submission of reports and deliverables

The schedule for submission, from the mobilization date (M), is given as follows

#

Description

 

        i.             

Inception Report

1 week  after signing of contract

      ii.             

Stakeholder workshop report

5th June

    iii.             

Produce a framework/outline of the training Manual

7th June

    iv.             

Draft CEC training manual

11th June

      v.             

Debriefing with project team

13th June

    vi.             

Validation workshop report

15th June

  vii.             

Final copy of CEC  training manual with ToT Plan

18th June

viii.             

ToT Report

25th June

    ix.             

Debriefing with Project team

28th June


It is expected that the consultant will develop their own plan for the work and incorporate the delivery dates in the table above.
 

i. Inception Report

The Inception Report shall be submitted not more than 7 days from mobilization/ signing of the contract by the Consultant.  It will describe the Consultant's detailed work plan including methodology, deliverables timeline, tools and budget for carrying out the assignment as well as any important initial findings.

 Please note that the budget, participants for the workshops will be handled by Concern CARE and MOECHE, the consultant will not include these in his budget.

i.     CEC Training manual framework

Before developing the full content the consultant is expected to develop and deliver the outline/framework of the training manual for approval.

ii. CEC Training Manual Design and Content

The detailed design shall be prepared including the full content and structure of the proposed CEC training manual. The document shall be submitted first in draft form and the final edition of the report will be submitted after incorporating comments by the client and stakeholders.

iii. Final Report

This report will be submitted at the end of the consultancy work. The report shall be accompanied by copies of the work plan and scheduling chart marking clearly the progress made up to the end of the reporting period as compared with the work plan. This shall be submitted within 5 days to the end of the report period.

A digital copy of all reports will be required by Concern at the end of the piece of work.

5.      Essential and Desirable Experience/Qualifications/Specialised knowledge

·        At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in community development and humanitarian action, with proven experience developing training material on school management structures.

·        Excellent written and visual communication skills including ability to present complex processes and issues clearly to a heterogeneous audience and in an actionable manner.

·        Experience in developing training programmes for adults.

·        Demonstrated experience conducting training and related capacity building of communities managing schools.

·        Strong technical understanding of community engagement and humanitarian action.

·        Knowledge of governance framework and issues in the Somali context.

·        Preferably fluency in English and Somali.

·        Excellent facilitation skills

·        Advanced university degree in education or a related field.

·        Availability at the preferred time/during available time window

·        Acceptability to all key stakeholders 

6.      Lines of Communication

The consultant will be reporting to:

·        The Education Manager based in Mogadishu for on progress and issues arising Consult on technical issues, to Education Advisor, based in Nairobi through Education Manager


 
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