Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Advisor of Technical Advisor for GNTZ_TOR (Outcome 3) KOICA – Enhancing Quality of Secondary School Education through a Holistic Approach in Zanzibar, Tanzania (EQSSE-Z)
Enhancing the Quality of Secondary School Education in Zanzibar (EQSSE-Z) project is a fouryear project (2021-2024), with the expected outcomes of: Better teaching and learning in secondary schools (through learner-centered pedagogy in the classroom and laboratory and strengthened teacher support services); improved learning environments; and greater community engagement in school monitoring. The intended outcomes will be achieved through three strategies: 1) capacity building to enhance Form III and IV teacher performance, especially in Math, Science, and English subjects; 2) equip teacher centers with skills and resources to conduct induction and mentoring programs; 3) strengthen community-based school monitoring systems. The role of the Technical Advisor (TA) will focus on Outcome 3:
Institutionalized community-based monitoring reinforces parents’ knowledge and support for quality lower secondary education.
B. Scope of Work
It is clear that there is a close relationship between good community participation in school development and the success of the respective schools. Recognizing this, GNTZ will implement a number of interventions to promote community participation in school matters and empower School Management Committees (SMC) to perform their functions more effectively. In this sense, GNTZ will capacitate SMC to understand their roles and responsibilities so that they are functioning properly in mobilizing community participation to monitor school development. GNTZ with collaboration the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) will develop the SMC training manual that will be used as a guideline tool during the implementation.
Thus, GNTZ is seeking the TA with extensive experience in community engagement and social behavior-change, who can provide technical inputs on the development of the SMC training manual and implementation guidelines of activities that ensure greater community engagement in school-based monitoring to improve the quality of secondary school education in Zanzibar. Specifically, the TA will oversee and provide technical support in designing workable and realistic implementation plans, reviewing technical reports prepared by community development consultants, and providing an advisory role during the implementations of activities and activity reports.
The preferred TA has to have extensive experience in the design and implementation of education projects, especially in the African context, in order to provide technical support in development of materials, quality assurance of documentation, and results in monitoring, evaluation and learning of the EQSSE-Z project.
The scope of work for the TA entails the following:
- Oversee and support the development of the SMC training manual based on the updated SMC guide to ensure that valuable data can be effectively generated in line with Basic School Inspection Report under MoEVT for quality assurance of school development.
- Coordinate the development of SMC training manual for school community-based monitoring.
- Manage teams of community engagement consultants to support the development of SMC training manual and other materials as needed.
- Provide technical inputs in preparation of work plan and development of the SMC training manual.
- Provide technical inputs in preparation of monthly progress Work with educational authorities to ensure developed materials for SMC activities are aligned with Zanzibar national policy in education.
- Provide technical leadership and oversight of all aspects of the intervention, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, manual development, training of SMC resource trainers.
- Work with operation teams to prioritize tasks and optimizing workflow for orchestrating all project activities.
Note that the TA’s responsibilities are generally limited to tasks directly related to Outcome 3 (Strengthening the School Community-Based Monitoring System). However, the TA’s contribution can be expected in other aspects of project implementation when deemed necessary by Project Manager.
- All applications should be sent with enclosed cover letter (addressed to Country Director, Good Neighbors Tanzania, P.O. Box 33104, Dar es Salaam), detailed curriculum vitae con taining complete names and addresses (postal, email, phone), together with names and con tact details of three referees to: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting the application is 12 February 2022.
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