Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
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Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 04/10/2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The GPE System Capacity Grant is a funding mechanism provided by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to support developing countries in strengthening their education systems leading to better learning outcomes for children and young people. Since 2005, the GPE has provided over $335 Mil in grants to support education in Tanzania to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of education systems. The current GPE System Capacity Grant is supporting Tanzania’s Local Education Group (LEG) Self-Assessment to allow the LEG to reflect on their work and identify areas for improvement. The LEG, known as the Education Sector Development Committee (ESDC) in Tanzania, is a group of education stakeholders at the local level who work together to improve education outcomes in their community. To facilitate, coordinate, and oversee this assessment process, UNESCO seeks a highly qualified Lead Consultant responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the GPE Local LEG Self-Assessment in Tanzania Mainland. The Lead Consultant will be entrusted with orchestrating a multifaceted evaluation process that delves into the core of Tanzania Mainland LEG, ESDC. This assessment will harness the full potential of educational resources, foster innovation, and create a more inclusive and equitable education system in Tanzania’s Mainland.
The main objective of the Consultancy is to lead the process of the GPE Local Education Group/ Education Sector Development Committee Self-Assessment to enable the LEG to reflect on their performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan for strengthening their work. Specifically, the assessment seeks to:
1) Assess the LEG’s performance in achieving their goals and objectives related to education in their community. 2) Identify strengths and weaknesses in the LEG’s approach to education development and delivery, including areas where additional support may be needed. 3) To develop a plan for strengthening the work of the LEG based on the results of the self-assessment process. 3) Ensure that the LEG’s efforts are aligned with the priorities and goals of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Tanzanian government 4) Empower local education stakeholders to take ownership of education initiatives in their community and to be more responsive to the needs of children and families 5) improve the efficiency and effectiveness of education initiatives locally by ensuring that resources are used more efficiently, and that education outcomes are more closely aligned with local needs and priorities.
Planned Activities 1)Planning and Preparation: The Lead Consultant will lead his/her team to work with the LEG/ESDC and other stakeholders to plan and prepare for the self-assessment process. 2) Data Collection: will include surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, and document reviews. 3) Data Analysis 4) Stakeholder Engagement: The Lead Consultant will lead his/her team to engage with stakeholders throughout the self-assessment process to ensure that their perspectives are considered and that the process is inclusive.4) Results Dissemination to the LEG/ESDC and other stakeholders. 5) Action Planning: The consultant team will work with the LEG/ESDC to develop a plan for strengthening their work based on the results of the self-assessment process. 6) Reporting: Prepare report summarizing the findings of the self-assessment process and the plan for strengthening the work of the LEG/ESDC. of education initiatives at the local level.
Methodology 1) Desk review 2)Planning: Participate in a planning meeting and the LEG, and other stakeholders 3) Data collection 4)Data analysis 5) Results validation through a meeting 6)Action planning – develop a plan for strengthening the work of the LEG based on the results of the self-assessment process. 7) Reporting
Expected Outputs – 1) A Comprehensive Report on the State of the Local Education Group (LEG) 2) Action plan for LEG Improvement 3) Capacity Development Plan for LEG Members 4) Communication and Dissemination plan 5) Final presentation to stakeholders
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
1)A PhD in education, social sciences, or a related field 2) Proven experience in leading and coordinating complex assessments, evaluations, or research projects related to education or development programs 3) Strong analytical skills and experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting 4) Excellent communication and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.5) Demonstrated knowledge of the education sector in Tanzania or similar contexts. 6) Familiarity with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and its objectives is an advantage. 7) Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in Swahili is highly desirable.
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SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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