International Consultant to support the MOEST to develop the National Education Sector Analysis (ESA),Duty Station(Dar-es-salaam and Dodoma) at UNICEF May, 2021

Job no: 539957
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Categories: Education, Consultancy

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The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) wishes to commission an analysis of its education sector to inform subsequent development of a new Education Sector Development Plan 2021/22-2025/26. The current Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP) for Tanzania covered five years 2016/17 – 2020/21. The new sector plan and the analysis that underpins it must comply with the relevant national policy documents and international such as Global Partnership for Education guidelines.

The ESDP needs to build from a solid Education Sector Analysis (ESA) providing data and assessments that form the information base on which strategies and programmes are developed. The last ESA was done in 2015 and formed the basis for the current ESDP. This ESA is now outdated and a new one needs to be commissioned. The Government of Tanzania will lead this exercise but will need to be supported by a team providing technical inputs and coordination.

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The objective of the Education Sector Analysis is to provide a description of the situation of the education system based on data and indicators, as well as of successes, weaknesses and difficulties encountered for five years implementation of ESDP II. Also, it will provide strategic recommendations for the next ESDP. The proposed recommendations need to be in line with ruling part Manifesto 2020 – 2025, the National Five-Year Development Plan III (FYDPIII) and other relevance policy documents

MAIN OBJECTIVES, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME

The scope of work of the consultancy includes support to the MOEST-appointed Core Technical Team (CTT), who will guide the Education Sector Analysis. An indicative set of activities and processes is provided, though candidate consultants are encouraged to propose alternative approaches as relevant.

A very detailed Education Sector Analysis was undertaken in 2015, and many of the conclusions remain valid. There is a need to update the data and the information related to enrolments, teachers and financing. The statistical data and reports produced by MoEST as well as NBS will be an invaluable source of information.

This work will be conducted in three phases:

▪ First Phase: An inception phase, including desk review, inception meetings with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and key stakeholders in Tanzania, and other tasks as relevant, will result in a report that outlines the proposed plan, process and timeline (detailing in-country inputs/TA) for the completion of the Education Sector Analysis.

▪ Second Phase: The Education Sector Analysis will provide an evidence-based and robust diagnosis of the existing education outcomes, delivery, and functionality of the education sector, framed within the context of the national development plans, budgets and domestic and international commitments. The analysis should conclude with a set of recommendations and articulate a strategic vision for the development of Education Sector Strategic Plan.

▪ Third Phase: The structure of the sector analysis will be defined early and will be informed by GPE Methodological Guidelines for Education Sector Analysis, the FYDPIII and current development plans that sit under it, and the needs of Tanzania as identified by the CTT. To foster buy-in, all education sector stakeholders should be consulted along the way.

The sector analysis is expected to include detailed, descriptive and diagnostic analyses of context; policy; financing; system performance; and system capacity.

DELIVERABLES

All deliverables are to be submitted in draft form to UNICEF Tanzania who will coordinate with MOEST to ensure a review by relevant key stakeholders. Revised versions integrating all relevant feedback (with discussions and clarifications made as needed when feedback cannot be accommodated) will be submitted. The consultants will have to deliver the following:

1. Inception Report

2. Draft Education Sector Analysis report,

3. Monthly progress report via email based on agreed work plan

4. Key recommendations for ESDP

TIME FRAME

Total number of working days is only three months and twenty days.

Deliverable By when Percentage of payment
An inception report with secondary data analysis/literature review with clear objectives and recommendations Within two weeks from the date of contract signature

By 15th to 30th April 2021

20%
 

Draft Education Sector Analysis

By 15th June 2021 40%
Final Education Sector Analysis integrating stakeholder’s feedback (including editing and graphic design) By 30th June 2021 40%
Final report By 15th July 2021  
There are a range of other deliverables expected to be produced along the way.  

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you are required to have the following:

A consultant to undertake this assignment will have the following qualifications and experience:

▪ Must have master’s degree in education, policy, statistics or similar areas

▪ At least 10 years of experience in this field of education policy and data analysis

▪ Education sector analysis, policy and plan formulation, including sub-sector and multi-sectoral components;

▪ Priority sub-sectors (e.g. ECCE) and targeted issues (equity, inclusion);

▪ Data collection, analysis and visualization.

▪ Education financing, economics and costing

▪ Education Management Information Systems (EMIS);

▪ Monitoring & evaluation.

▪ Capacity building.

▪ Professional technical and non-technical writing, editing.

▪ The Consultant should be able to effectively engage and coordinate with other available technical expertise, such as the Education Sector Policy and Planning Adviser within the Ministry of Education, national experts contracted by the Ministry of Education, and expertise available through UNICEF and other partners.

▪ Written and spoken English is required, some understanding of Kiswahili is an added advantage.

EVALUATION PROCESS AND METHODS

The assignment is proposed to be undertaken by an individual international consultant who will be competitively selected by UNICEF and MOEST. The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposal which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted, time required, and budget for the whole work.

Note that the following will be the selection criteria based on the score:

  • Technical proposal (75%) with the following breakdown: Overall response (10), methodology (30), proposed team and experience (20) and examples of similar plans/strategies and/or materials developed and implemented successfully (15).
  • Financial proposal with clear stipulation of each activity and costs– 25%.

ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES

The consultant will work directly with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST), other development partners and Other Ministries of state – regional administration and local government (PROALG) as well as other Ministries. UNICEF will manage the contract and manage the overall quality in collaboration with the MOEST.

LOGISTIC AND LOCATION

The Consultant position is based in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma with travels to selected regions

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The assignment will be funded and managed by UNICEF under the supervision of the chief of Education and UNICEF’s Education Specialist and Director of Policy and Planning in the Ministry of education.

• The consultant will work under the overall coordination and leadership of MOEST and UNICEF

• The consultant will organize, and lead activities related to inception, review of drafts, and validation meetings internally with UNICEF team as well as key stakeholders under the leadership of the national team of experts.

Medical Evacuation Coverage

The consultant will be required to submit the proof of medical/Health Insurance with medical evacuation coverage.

ASSESSMENT /SELECTION PROCESS AND METHOD

Interested consultant will be assessed based on a technical and financial proposal. The financial proposal should be prepared in TZS and inclusive of all cost including travel and accommodation and contain a breakdown for each component of the proposed work deliverables, based on an estimate of time taken, which needs to be stated. The budget narrative must explain the assumptions behind all cost estimates.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovates, and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks, and acts strategically, work Collaboratively with others.

To view our competency framework, please click the link below.

https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

 

Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time

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