Re-advertise (ToR) for short term Education Management Information System (EMIS) Development Expert

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Employer: CARE
Job Title: Re-advertise (ToR) for short term Education Management Information System (EMIS) Development Expert
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

Background Information

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) is aligned with the priorities of the Federal Government of Somalia’s (FGS) Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP 2018-2020). The overall grant objective is to increase access to quality education for out-of–school children; enhance the quality of primary education; and improve the capacity of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MOECHE) and Federal Member States (FMS) Ministries of Education (MOEs) to regulate and manage the education sector. The grant is being implemented by the Federal Government of Somalia Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in collaboration with the Federal Member States Ministries of Education in Jubaland State, South West State, Galmudug State, Hirshabelle State and Banaadir regional administration with CARE as the Grant Agent and Concern Worldwide as sub-contractor.

Information and data are critical to the effective and efficient functioning of the education sector. Over the past two decades, various fragmented data has been collected by specific actors and in some regions in Somalia. The MOECHE established the Education Management Information System (EMIS) unit within the Directorate of Planning in 2012 and has successfully completed six school censuses from 2012 to 2017. With the support of the ESPIG programme, the MoECHE is now planning to develop a comprehensive, easy to use and integrated EMIS that is accessible to use for all. In light of this, CARE is now recruiting an EMIS expert with a vast experience in developing and supporting the establishment of EMIS.

III. Position Summary

The MoECHE plans to improve, strengthen and decentralize its EMIS. As such, CARE Somalia is seeking to recruit a short term international technical expert in Education Management Information System (EMIS) to support the Ministry. The consultant will work very closely with the Ministry of Education of the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States as well as CARE International. S/he will support the MoECHE and will provide technical advice on the planning, development and implementation of an effective and reliable EMIS system.

IV. Activity


Key deliverables

· Review the EMIS concept note, provide feedback and recommendations.

· Review the proposed EMIS system and the EMIS data center and provide recommendations for improvements during the inception period.

· Summaries the main recommendations in a detailed inception report.

· Support the implementation of the inception report recommendations.

· Support the software developers’ team at the Ministry in the development of the relevant EMIS software.

20 October – 15 December 2019 (40 working days)

Inception report; updated EMIS concept note.

· Support the piloting of the EMIS to one Federal Member State.

· Reviewing the proposed plans and providing technical input.

05 January – 30 May 2020 (80 working days)

Mid-term review report;

Lessons learned from the pilot phase

· Support the roll out of EMIS to the Federal Member States.

· Conduct similar activities as stated above for FMS and link them with the MoECHE EMIS.

01 July 2020 – 01 October 2020 (90 working days)

Final review report


210 working days

V. Authority

This incumbent will work under the supervision of the Program Director

VI. Key Qualifications

Key requirements for this position include:

· Post graduate degree in a relevant field.

· General experience in education systems development for at least 5 years

· Specific strong technical experience in developing EMIS systems for at least 5 years.

· Must have some experience of programming/coding and developing software.

· Demonstrates hands on experience of leading development of EMIS systems in different country contexts.

· Fluency in English language. Fluency in Somali is essential.

· Knowledge of education statistics and indicators is essential.

· Must be willing to travel and work in a challenging environment.

· Must be willing to work in Mogadishu.

· Must be willing to be based at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in Mogadishu.

VII. Core Values & Critical Key Competencies

· Strong analytical skills with an ability to evaluate and propose strategic options;

· Ability to think critically and strategically in difficult conditions

· Commitment to ensure knowledge transfer and capacity building is central in the work;

· Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building and networking skills;

· Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in stressful conditions.


Interested candidates are requested to send technical, financial proposal and update CV via the email address: somconsultant@care.orgThe deadline for submission of technical and financial proposal is12:00am 08 Oct, 2019,** indicate “EMIS system development expert” as subject email line. Late applications will not be considered

Publish date: 2019-09-27 23:03:01
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