Re-advertisement Terms of Reference (TOR) Review and Development of non- formal education, leadership and Life-Skills Training Modules for adolescent

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Employer: CARE
Job Title: Re-advertisement Terms of Reference (TOR) Review and Development of non- formal education, leadership and Life-Skills Training Modules for adolescent
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
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Re-advertisement Terms of Reference (TOR)

Review and Development of non- formal education, leadership and Life-Skills Training Modules for adolescent girls

Adolescents Girls’ Education in Somalia

(AGES)

Background

The DFID-funded ‘Leave No Girls’ Behind (LNGB)-Adolescent Girls’ Education in Somalia (AGES)’ is an innovative project which aims to promote education access through tailored, sustainable solutions in order to develop literacy, numeracy and key life skills for the most marginalized adolescent girls in South Central Somalia. It is a consortium comprising of CARE (lead agency) ADRA, GREDO (National NGO), WARDI (National NGO) and UCES (education network), responsible for project implementation, and FORCIER Consulting (research and technology partner). LNGB-AGES will target the hardest to reach among out of school girls, specifically girls engaged in child labour, married and divorced girls, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and girls from minority clans, excluded groups and pastoralist families. The project aims to improve access to education, learning outcomes and retention of 42,000 girls from some of the poorest, most vulnerable and conflict affected regions of Jubaland, Banaadir/Mogadishu and South West Administration, and to improve the overall quality of education by building local capacity.

Of the 42,000 project target girls,12,000 girls are expected to be highly marginalized aged 17-19 and expected to be working and/or married (45% of the girls in Somalia are married by 18 – UNFPA, 2014). Most will have children or be pregnant for the first time. A smaller proportion may be divorced. Older girls, particularly newly married girls, may face considerable restrictions to movement, particularly in highly unstable areas and IDP camps. Most will never have attended school and are expected to be illiterate/ innumerate, with limited life skills, including minimal knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. These are the girls who will be targeted mostly through life skills training, including literacy and numeracy.

The Overall Goal of the Project

To provide tailored, sustainable solutions to develop literacy, numeracy and key life skills (financial literacy and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health) for 40,000 of the most marginalised girls in South Somalia. It aims to target the hardest to reach among out of school girls, specifically girls who are disable, engaged in child labour, married and divorced girls, internally displaced persons (IPDs), girls from minority clans and excluded groups and pastoralist.

The combination of flexible approaches (ABE and life skills courses), provided close to home, caters for the needs of different age groups of girls who have limited time and mobility. The project will simultaneously address the needs of younger girls who need a flexible pathway to enter formal education at higher grades, while also catering to older girls who need to acquire literacy and numeracy skills associated with relevant skills for self-employment.

Target Groups

The project aims to improve access to education, learning outcomes and retention of 42,000 girls from some of the poorest, most vulnerable and conflict affected regions of Jubaland, Banaadir/Mogadishu and South West Administration, and to improve the overall quality of education by building local capacity.

The targets are broken down below:

  • 15,000 highly marginalised girls aged 10-12 will be supported to enroll into formal education. Most have never attended school or have dropped out at grades 1-2 without acquiring foundational literacy and numeracy skills

  • 13,000 highly marginalised girls aged 13-16 will be targeted through ABE (Alternative basic education). These girls face heavy domestic chores, child labour and restrictive social norms, with reduced agency and mobility.

  • 12,000 highly marginalised girls aged 17-19 will be targeted mostly through life skills training, including literacy and numeracy. Those girls are expected to be working and/or married. Most will have children or be pregnant for the first time. A smaller proportion may be divorced.

In addition to the above, 2000 girls with disabilities who are educationally marginalised especially those with difficulties with sensory (sight, hearing, mental), communication disorders and other health impairments.

Intermediate Outcomes

a) Increased attendance and retention of girls will emerge from the synergy of improved household finance, increased community support for education and availability of flexible education opportunities.

b) Improved teaching quality will result from the combination of teacher training addressing gaps in literacy and numeracy teaching, and improved capacity of MoE officials to oversee quality standards.

c) Improved life skills (leadership and negotiation) will result from girls’ participation in platforms for social norm change and access to relevant education opportunities.

d) Positive shifts in community practices towards girls’ education will emerge from the participation of different community actors in platforms for social change.

e) Strengthened school governance will result from the combination of improved institutional capacity.

Project Outputs

a) Output 1: Strengthened economic situation of communities: VSL and scholarships will enhance family capacity to support education costs and reduce the likelihood of child labour.

b) Output 2: Availability of quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of ultra-marginalised girls

c) Output 3: Social change movement towards broader life opportunities for adolescent girls and boys

d) Output 4: Build institutional capacity for quality assurance in inclusive education

e) Output 5: Enhanced access to education for 2,000 additional girls with disabilities

Objectives of the TOR

The objective of this consultancy is to review and develop leadership and life-skills modules that are tailored to the needs of the targeted girls between the ages of 17-19 drawing from international best practices, in-country existing leadership and life-skills modules and from experiences and lessons learnt from the existing life-skills program under the CARE SOMGEP-T project. The consultant will also ensure that the life-skills modules are adoptable to the context of the beneficiaries, flexible and easy to implement.

Due to the inclusion of girls with disabilities within AGES as well as the emphasis on sensitization of communities about issues related to disabilities and education, the materials will be designed to consider the specific learning needs of this group. Materials will also include reference to disability and examples of girls and boys with disability.

Scope of Work

The consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks:

a) Review existing life-skills modules (SOMGEP-T and other existing life-skills modules)

b) Develop inclusive, gender sensitive and learners centred Non formal Education, leadership and life-skills modules for the LNGB AGES project targeting over aged adolescent girls aged 17-19 with the following content:

i) Basic Literacy Module

ii) Basic Numeracy Module

iii) Life-skills Module which includes age appropriate content on Personal development, Confidence building, Voice/assertiveness, Decision making, Health (Sexual and Reproductive health), hygiene etc.

iv) Review existing materials on financial literacy, business planning and self employment and develop training materials for the targeted group to build their financial literacy and help them transition into self employment

c) Training of CARE Project staff and partners on the delivery of the modules as ToTs

d) Development of facilitator profiles and implementation guidelines

e) Organize and lead in the validation of the modules by MoE and other stakeholders

Time Frame

The consultancy will be for a maximum of 30 days for the entire process effective from date of signing of the contract until validation and sign-off by the MOE.

Deliverables

i) Work plan detailing the timelines of all the activities under this consultancy

ii) Inception report on the review of the existing life-skills modules

iii) Draft life-skills Modules with learners centred and user friendly content as per above thematic in the scope of work

iv) Final signed/approved copies of manual with the moduels as per above thematic

v) Final version of the guidelines for facilitators on how to roll out the content

Preferred Qualifications:

Essential

  • A minimum of Masters Degree in Education (Psychology, Economics and planning, Sociology)
  • 5+ years experience in development of training modules, curriculum and teaching/learning materials including life-skills modules
  • Extensive experience working with girls and young women in conflict affected areas
  • A proven track record of designing and implementing experiential training, with demonstrated results in increasing employment or self-employment opportunities for youth and vulnerable groups, including girls
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload and strict adherence to timelines provided.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing development, relief and emergency programs.
  • Have excellent analytical and writing skills

· Excellent written and spoken English, proficiency in Somali language is desired

· CARE PSEA policy, code of conduct and safeguarding measures to protect vulnerable children and vulnerable adults apply in all contracting service.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send in a detailed Technical and Financial Proposal to the email address somconsultant@care.org by 16th December 2018 quoting the title of the constlatncy on the subject of the email.

 
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