Ended Consultant: Teacher/Educator Profile & Capacity Assessment
The Consultant will bring the necessary technical expertise to conduct the Teacher/Educator Profile and Capacity Assessment Study for the Yemen Gateway to Education (“Gateway” or “GtE”) project. The consultant will possess experience conducting educational research, including instrument design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
Estimated period of performance: September 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020
Estimated Level of Effort: 25-30 days
Background Gateway to Education, a five-year educational project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), seeks to ensure safe and equitable access to quality education through the formal school system for Yemeni boys and girls, in both host and IDP communities, and those with special needs across five governorates in both the North and the South of Yemen. Gateway is supporting the Ministry of Education (MoE) to strengthen each actor of the learning ecosystem with ongoing trainings and follow up; developing materials to support literacy, numeracy, and active learning.
Creative Associates International, Inc. (“Creative”) is responsible for strengthening institutional capacities in Yemen as part of this project. The teacher/educator profile and capacity assessment study represents a key activity in the strengthening of educational management systems. Creative Associates is seeking the services of a consultant to conduct the teacher/educator profile and capacity assessment study.
Study objectives The purpose of this study is to provide a more detailed understanding of the current teaching force, including school directors and other education leaders at the school and district levels. The study will inform Gateway/MoE’s proposed approach to teacher and school leadership professional development that aligns to the Transitional Education Plan (TEP) and builds on existing structures and systems required for quality teaching and learning in the classroom.
The consultant will provide technical expertise in designing and conducting applied qualitative and quantitative educational research, analysis of collected data, and final report writing to the Yemen Gateway to Education project. The consultant will work closely with Gateway technical team who will collaborate with the project Task Teams in the North and South to collect and analyze data.
2. TASKS TO BE PERFORMED
Scope of work:
Phase 1: Developing instruments, study tools, and enumerator selection criteria Enumerator training
Phase 2: Conducting classroom observations and interviews , Data entry and data cleaning
Phase 3: Analyzing of data and findings
Phase 4: Final report writing and presentations
Milestones and Expected Deadlines: It is expected that the study will commence by September 1, 2020 and will continue through December 15, 2020. The estimated deadlines for milestones are:
- Complete study design, methodology, and resources needed by September 15, 2020
- Data collection completed by October 15, 2020
- Data analysis and daft report by November 15, 2020
- Final report due on December 31, 2020
3. RESULTS AND/OR DELIVERABLES
The following documents should be produced by the consultant:
i. Final research design and data collection plan in Arabic and English
ii. Data collection instruments and enumerator training materials in Arabic
iii. First draft of the study report in Arabic and English
iv. Executive summary of the report in Arabic and English
v. Second draft of the study report vi. Complete data sets of all data collected
vii. PowerPoint presentation
viii. Final study report in Arabic and English
4. OTHER MATTERS
The research study will be managed and supervised by the Gateway Senior Technical Advisor and the external consultant will report directly to the Gateway team including day-to-day communication as needed and the submission of all deliverables, documents, and invoices. The study will be guided by the Gateway Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Task Team, who will review study objectives, methodology and instruments, assist in selection of enumerators, and participate in interview and focus group meetings as feasible.
The consultant will report to Ikem Chiejine, Corporate Monitor.
Associates International, Inc. will reimburse for any prior-approved, required air travel within Yemen and/or hotel fees upon submission of receipts and invoice. The work will be based in Yemen in locations to be determined. The consultant will be eligible for per diem and should budget accordingly and present all anticipated costs in response to this RFQ, per the U.S. Department of State’s approved per diem rates. The consultant will have the opportunity to coordinate with the Gateway field team in advance of any travel to ensure all preparations are in order. The consultant will be responsible for securing any necessary visa or travel permissions.
The credentials and work experience of the consultant is anticipated to be as follows:
- Master’s degree or higher in education or related fields.
- At least eight years’ experience in applied qualitative and quantitative educational research.
- Evidence of field experience in education programs and mixed methods research.
- Good writing, presentation, and communication skills.
- English language fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) preferred. Arabic language fluency required.
Qualified and Interested applicants should send their resumes and other materials to the following email: ExequielC@CreativeDC.com
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