Re-advertisement-Terms of Reference for Review of existing Alternative Basic Education curriculum and implementation guideline.

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Employer: CARE
Job Title: Re-advertisement-Terms of Reference for Review of existing Alternative Basic Education curriculum and implementation guideline.
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
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Re-advertisement-Terms of Reference for Review of existing Alternative Basic Education curriculum and implementation guideline.

Project 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), girls with disability and girls from minority clans, excluded groups and pastoralist families.

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 enrol 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.

ABE component in AGES Project:

Flexible learning options for child labourers and nomadic girls are very limited. Only 14,801 students have access to Alternative Basic Education (ABE) across the entire country (Education Sector Analysis, 2017), 169,730 girls are out of school in the target areas alone (estimate based on UNFPA, 2014). AGE’s project will support OOSG older adolescent girls, child labourers, pastoralists and girls with disability to access ABE with revised curriculum adapted to cater for needs.

The project will refine the approach to ABE and life skills courses by incorporating (1) a modular structure, where girls reinforce skills using an on-demand approach, as opposed to a traditional linear curriculum; (2) financial literacy, business planning/ management and savings, preparing girls for self-employment; (3) linkages with adult savings groups. The project will build partnerships with private and community schools to offer ABE and formal education services that cater to the needs of extremely marginalised girls, training teachers on time-efficient techniques to support literacy/ numeracy development for girls who miss class often and are struggling to learn.

About AGES project

The Overall Goal

Extremely marginalised girls will engage in dignified employment/ self-employment, delay marriage, participate in decision-making spaces in society, and build positive relationships with others. They will be able to support themselves and their families and build resilience to shocks, changing perceptions about girls’ roles in society.

Intermediate Outcomes

· 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.

· 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.

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

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

· Strengthened school governance will result from the combination of improved institutional capacity

Project Outputs

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.

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

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

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

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

Overall Objective of the assignment

The main objective of this assignment is to review the existing ABE curriculum and adapt to include LNGB – AGES focus on new thematic areas of target AGE13-16 group OOS adolescent girls as well as girls with disability.The potential consultant will be expected to refinethe approach to ABE and life skills courses by incorporating:

Scope of work

This will require adaptation of the curricula to operate under a pattern of frequent interruptions due to conflict, and remote orientation and support to facilitators during those periods

· Desk review of existing curriculum materials for ABE – curriculum materials for ABE level 1 and level 2 (Grade 1 to grade 4)

· Conduct consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders/departments fromMoECHE(primary education, curriculum, etc) and the regional states MOEs both at national, regional and district levelsand other education stakeholders involved in the delivery of ABE initiatives

· Review the contents for the ABE subject;English, science, social studies and religious studies and maths and include missing thematic as needed (gender sensitive classroom management, inclusive classroom management catering for the needs of girls/boys with various forms of disabilities,)

· Review existing materials on financial literacy, business planning and self employment

· Review modules on leadership competencies (Confidence building, Voice/Assertiveness, Decision making, organization, visioning) and include guidelines for ABE facilitators to mainstream leadership skills competencies across the ABE curriculum materials

· Ensure that the revised materials are inclusive of learners centred and participatory classroom management approaches

· Harmonize the contents across the thematic areas to ensure uniformity in structure and content organization.

· Develop guidelines to teachers on modular approach to teaching, guidelines to teachers on lessons plans and sketch of work, positive discipline and formative assessments

Time Frame

The consultancy will be for a maximum of 30 days effective from date of signing of the contract.

Deliverables

· Work plan detailing the timelines of all the activities under this consultancy

· Inception report on the review of the existing ABE curriculum as per above expectations

· A revised version of ABE Curriculum including the following important changes:

a- a modular structure, where girls reinforce skills (literacy, numeracy, financial literacy, leadership skills) using an on-demand approach, as opposed to a traditional linear curriculum;

b- Gender sensitive and inclusive classroom management practices including tips for positive discipline and the importance of education in reducing injustice and exclusion for the most marginalized and vulnerable children.

c- Modules on introducing teachers to leadership competencies and best ways to mainstream them across the ABE curriculum

d- Modules on financial literacy, business planning/ management and savings, preparing girls for self-employment;

e- Guidelines for training teachers on time-efficient techniques to support literacy/ numeracy development for girls who miss class often and are struggling to learn.

Final consultancy report

Desirable qualifications of the Experts:

· An advanced university degree in the area of Education, Curriculum Development and innovation

· Experience in curriculum related activities, including curriculum framework development, and assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning resources

· Substantial experience in undertaking similar tasks in collaboration with Ministries in similar contexts .

· Substantial experience of consultative processes for educational reform

· Thorough understanding of the issues surrounding development of educational reform in transitional, fragile contexts

· Excellent report 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 consultancy on the subject of the email.

 
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