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3 Sep 2020

Terms of Reference to conduct Gender Responsive Pedagogy training for refugee and host community teachers

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THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION/WORLD SERVICE

SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY PROGRAM

Terms of Reference to conduct Gender Responsive Pedagogy training for refugee and host community teachers in Jamjang County in Ruweng Administrative Area and Maban County in Upper Nile State, South Sudan

Requesting Section: Program

Location: LWF Jamjang and Maban Field Offices

Date: 1st September 2020**

Project/Donor: Education Cannot Wait**

Project: COVID-19 Response for Refugee and Host community Education in Jamjang and Maban Counties.

Background:

Lutheran World Federation/World Service (LWF/WS) is an International NGO whose mission is “Inspired by God’s love for humanity, World Service is dedicated to challenging and addressing the causes and effects of human suffering and poverty, linking local responses to national and international advocacy.” To realize this mission, LWF World Service South Sudan Program is dedicated to addressing the causes and effects of the suffering and poverty of people in South Sudan, linking local responses to national and international initiatives”. LWF/DWS seeks to ensure unimpeded and timely access to humanitarian response, working towards development and sustainable solutions. It uses its commitment and solidarity with affected communities to take part in ensuring durable solutions. LWF/WS South Sudan started its operations in 1983, responding to the needs of vulnerable communities in hard-to-reach areas. In its disaster response, LWF has responded to the needs of the internally displaced, refugees, vulnerable community groups such as girls and women, and protection of children, in times of conflict and disaster.

LWF/WS operations in Jamjang County (Ruweng Administrative Area) and Maban mainly cover Education, and Child and Youth Protection (Jamjang only) for refugees and host communities with funding support from BPRM, Education Cannot Wait, Church of Sweden and UNHCR. As at 31 May 2020, Jamjang County’s two refugee camps had 77,003 (40,504F, 36,499M) refugees while Maban County’s four refugee camps had a refugee population of 152,303 (78,797F, 73,506M) persons. During the same period, about 139,513 (68,730F, 70,783M) or 61% of the refugees in these camps were of school going age. There was less than 1% difference in the proportion of boys and girls of school going age. For children enrolled in schools as at 20 March 2020, the gender difference is 3% but this masks the situation by level of education, 0.5% in ECD, 3% in primary, 3% in ALP and 14% in secondary. In upper primary and secondary, the gender difference is 12% and 14%, respectively. Within the teaching fraternity, the gender difference is as wide as 38.5%, and in leadership positions, it is 34.2%. All these gender differences are in favor of the male. The teacher requires capacity to ensure the educational rights of girls and boys are met and that all children are safeguarded. This necessitates gender-responsive pedagogy training that will enable teachers and administrators to recognize and mitigate rather than perpetuate gender disparities/insensitivity in schools.

LWF/WS is seeking for the services of an experienced consultancy firm or organization that has undertaken gender responsive pedagogy (GRP) training for Early Childhood Development, primary school and secondary school teachers. Experience working in the context of Education in Emergencies in South Sudan or Africa will be an added advantage.

Purpose of the Assignment:

The overall purpose of the assignment is to equip 70 refugee and host community teachers (may be online and later face-to-face) with knowledge, skills and attitudes for ensuring gender-responsive learning environments in schools. This will include:

· Design, development or customization of training content covering key concepts of gender responsive pedagogy; analysis and assessment of gender-biased attitudes, behaviour and teaching practices with a view to shift these positively; experiential education activities and learner centered pedagogy; and trauma-informed teaching practices.

· Delivery of training to 100 teachers, that includes simulation of selected activities involving every participant for a good feel of the elements of the GRP; and participatory identification of priority areas of intervention and good practices to mainstream GRP in refugee and host community schools.

· Facilitate the development of school-based work plans to facilitate experiential gender-responsive school activities and learner-centered pedagogy, and creation of a peer network of gender-responsive refugee and host community teachers to enhance the adoption of GRP among teachers and administrators.

The deliverables should be able to assist the LWF with the following:

  1. A technical and financial proposal, with a clear action plan and timelines for conducting the assignment.
  2. An Education in Emergencies GRP toolkit including a practical tool to inform new and seasoned teachers, creative and participatory activities for creating a gender-responsive classroom, a reference for school management to guide creation of gender-responsive school systems, a reference for creative engagement of community stakeholders in GRP, and a guide to support the monitoring and evaluation of gender-responsive school systems. This should be in soft and hard copy.
  3. Conduct 5- to 6- day GRP training (online and/or face-to-face) to 70 participants drawn from two locations in South Sudan.
  4. A detailed training report accompanied with signed/login daily attendance of participants, content covered, methodology used, pre- and post- training assessment records, school-based GRP implementation plans, and recommendations to LWF and the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI).

Scope of Work/ Work Assignment: Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, working closely with the Team Leader and the Education Manager and generally answerable to the Program Coordinator, the focus of the assignment will include:**

· Design and development of a GRP Toolkit suitable for Education in Emergencies in consultation with LWF/WS staff.

· Customize the GRP Toolkit into an interactive modular online course for self-paced study.

· Provide criteria for selection of 70 refugee and host community teachers to be trained.

· Lead the delivery of GRP training for 70 refugee and host community teachers whether online or face-to-face.

· Guide participants on development of school-based action plans for mainstreaming GRP.

· Provide remote support in monitoring of GRP mainstreaming based on school-based action plans.

· Facilitate reflections on the results of GRP mainstreaming between LWF/WS, school administration and management, and MoGEI.

Work Schedule:

The assignment will be for a duration of 20 days from the start date of the consultancy contract.

Payment Schedule:

Agreed payment schedule and percentages will be contained in the detailed contract. Payment of professional fees will be based on the deliverables outlined in the table below.

Indicative Timeline

Deliverables**

4 days

· Develop a GRP Toolkit and customize it for remote/online delivery.

12 days (6 days in per location)

· Train participants in two field locations based on the GRP Toolkit content and interactive activities.

· Assess participants’ change in gender-responsive knowledge (requires pre- and post-test).

2 Days

· Provide a detailed and up-to-date training report including school-based action plans for GRP mainstreaming.

2 days (1 day per location)

· Facilitate reflections on experiences of school-based GRP mainstreaming.

· Provide findings and recommendations based on the facilitated reflections

Product format and ownership:

All products related to the assignment should be in electronic and hard copy submission. Ownership of the product aspects specific to Jamjang and Maban counties will remain with LWF. Any replicable aspects of the product will remain with the consulting firm/organization, acknowledging LWF/WS contribution to its generation and/or customization.

Type of supervision to be provided:

The LWF Programme Coordinator based in Juba is generally responsible for the delivery on this consultancy. Team Leader at the field level will provide guidance and direct supervision for this consultancy. The respective field location Education Coordinators, will provide technical direction, contract management and quality assurance.

Consultant’s Work Place:

The consultant will be based in LWF/WS Field Offices’ premises and must bring his/her/their own laptop computer. The Consultant will travel frequently to the camps based on a pre-approved travel plan. Local travel will be organized by the country and field offices as per an agreed plan.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

Qualifications

· University (preferably advanced) degree in Special Needs Education or Orthopedics, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy or related fields. A social-based approach is required.

Experience & Competencies

· At least 5 years of national and international experience in designing and facilitating complex/sensitive interactive training in a humanitarian context or developing countries is required.

· Strong knowledge of gender issues in Africa, particularly as they relate to girls’ education in emergency/crisis situations

· Teaching experience and/or knowledge of pedagogical approaches and instructional design.

· Excellent skills in review and design of models and toolkits

· Good experience in pretesting of training manuals, toolkits and other teacher related materials

· Experience in teacher training or developing in-service teacher training materials/modules

· Experience in adapting training content and approaches to pandemic contexts.

· Previous knowledge of LWF/DWS refugee operations involving Education programs would be an added advantage.

· Adaptability to working in hostile environments.

· Proficiency in English.

Languages

· Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Basic knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested Candidates must submit the following to qualify

  1. Cover Letter explaining why you are the most qualified for this consultancy including dates of availability.
  2. Most updated Resume/CV.
  3. Detailed technical proposal explaining how the consultancy will be done with a work plan that corresponds to the maximum number of days provided for the consultancy.
  4. Detailed financial proposal with all related costs including professional fees and living allowance.
  5. Certificate of registration of firm/organization.
  6. Scanned copy of highest degree and other relevant testimonials for the key consultancy team members.

Please send applications to: lwfssd.consultancy@gmail.com@lutheranworld.org with the words “ECW GRP Consultancy” in the subject line no later than Monday, 14 September 2020.

 

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