War Child Holand: Consultancy on Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory

Terms of Reference

What:    Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory
Where:    occupied Palestinian territory, consultancy
When:    To be completed by 31 October 2017
Reporting to:    Programme Development Manager (PDM), War Child oPt

Background of the organisation 

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. Our global strategy is to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial, educational, and child protection programmes for children and youth affected by conflict, based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact.

Can’t wait to Learn
Can't Wait to Learn (CWTL) is a unique technology model delivering equitable, accessible, quality education to children that strengthens in-country education systems. Children, aged 7 – 12, learn lifelong skills of numeracy and literacy through fun, motivating educative games on tablet computers; as well as resiliency through our psychosocial support component. CWTL provides quality learning through a subject mastery approach. Strong Ministry of Education partnerships ensure that children earn the government certificates they desperately hope for, but are currently denied, in traditional education in emergencies programing. Following the success in Sudan as well as the launch of the programme in several Middle Eastern countries, War Child is planning a scoping exercise of CWTL in the context of oPt.  

Support education sector analysis for potential new programme initiatives in oPt (Gaza and West Bank including East Jerusalem)
The proposed consultancy aims to understand and analyse the education sector in oPt including national strategy, issues around learning outcomes, quality of education, access and potential target population. The analysis will help identify key challenges and the strategies which potentially CWTL will address to using its unique methodologies, and to seek long-term partnerships with key stakeholders should the programme be implemented in oPt. 

1.    Mapping of Ministry of Education strategy as relates to:
1.1    Overall global and current national strategy and relevant education statistics from the national bureau of statistics or Education Management Information System (EMIS) data
1.2    Specific strategy related to out of school children, other vulnerable groups or other groups not following the formal curriculum
1.3    Ministry departments as related to the above

2.    Mapping of other key education sector stakeholders and policy in oPt
2.1    Non-governmental organizations programming and priorities (Education Sector)
•    Humanitarian
•    Development
2.2    Donor supporting tech-supported education initiatives
2.3    Private sector
2.4    Academic institutions

3.    Overview of major education initiatives governmental, non-governmental and private sector
3.1    Currently running
3.2    Completed in the last 10 years
3.3    In response to humanitarian emergencies
3.4    Ed-tech initiatives (ex. E-learning, digitalizing curriculum or specific education contents, educational games, educational apps for laptops, tablets, mobile phones etc.) 

1.    A proposed outline for the final report, following briefing with the Programme Development Manager by the first week of October 2017.
2.    A five page executive summary by the last week of October 2017 . 
3.    A detailed final report based on the approved outline by the last week of October 2017.


The assignment can be home-based with possible and occasional travel to WC offices either in Jerusalem or in Gaza. Expected period of assignment is October 2017.

  Knowledge and experience
-    A Master’s degree in a relevant field (education, social sciences etc.) or Bachelor’s with equivalent experience
-    A minimum 5 years’ experience in education sector in oPt  
-    Demonstrated knowledge on the national education strategy an asset
-    Demonstrated experience undertaking similar mapping exercises involving multiple stakeholders
-    Ability and willingness to work under limited timeframe
-    Strong communication skills
-    Fluency in Arabic and English 

How to Apply
Please send your English CV and cover letter, together with a document including;
-    Proposed methodology for the assignment
-    Required number of days
-    Daily rate and total expected fee (in Euro) which includes travel, health insurance, materials etc.
-    Delivery schedule 

Please send the documents to info.opt@warchild.nl by 8th September 2017, with title “Education sector mapping”.  Due to large volume of the application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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