Gender and Education Consultant

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019

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Project: USAID Takamol
Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: An estimated 28 days from October 1 – January 31, 2020. Follow-on work may be awarded without competition.

1. Background

USAID Takamol has been dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment at policy, national, and community levels in Jordan since 2014. USAID Takamol supports the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to incorporate gender considerations into policymaking, in order to achieve equal rights and opportunities for men and women. With expertise and outreach from civil society partners, Takamol supports the GoJ to address gender priorities related to access to justice, political participation, inclusive education, and economic empowerment. The program is funded by USAID and implemented by IREX, an international nonprofit organization that builds a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world.

USAID Takamol anticipates integrating gender concepts and gender-sensitive practices within the Ministry of Education (MoE) induction course for new teachers, with the potential for related activities to integrate gender into other teacher and supervisor training programs. USAID Takamol is seeking a consultant experienced in education, training of teachers, developing training manuals, gender-sensitive education methodologies, and gender and human rights to support anticipated activities that mainstream gender within MoE trainings in Jordan. IREX reserves the right to award additional work to selected consultant(s) without further competition until April 2021 for technical assistance related to mainstreaming gender within MoE trainings.

2. Scope of Work

The Consultant’s scope of work is anticipated to include the following tasks, subject to adjustments to be based on final activity design:

· Review MoE induction training material and assessment forms from a gender perspective;

· Draft a report explaining how the induction training material can be gender-sensitive with appropriate recommendations highlighting the areas that need to be addressed;

· Facilitate a validation session with MoE relevant staff to discuss the suggested recommendations and confirm findings;

· Finalize the report based on the validation session findings;

· Draft the amendments on the induction training material by incorporating gender in relevant sections and/or drafting new sections;

· Develop training material on gender concepts based on the material provided by USAID Takamol and integrate the developed material in the induction training material;

· Train MoE relevant staff on the amended induction material once it is approved by MoE;

· Support USAID Takamol in designing and implementing relevant M&E tools for the activities above, on an as needed basis;

· Other tasks may be requested.

3. Deliverables and Estimated Level of Effort

Anticipated deliverables and the estimated level of effort are as follows, subject to adjustments to be based on final activity design:

  • Revision of MoE induction material and teacher’s assessment forms, and drafting a report explaining how the induction training material can be gender sensitive with appropriate recommendations – to be approved by USAID Takamol, up to 10 days.

  • Facilitate a validation session with MoE relevant staff to discuss the suggested recommendations and confirm findings and finalizing the draft report based on the validation session findings – to approved by USAID Takamol and MoE, up to 4 days.

  • Incorporate USAID Takamol gender concepts to the newly developed induction training material, up to 3 days.

  • Incorporate the amendments in induction training material and submit final revised product – to be approved by USAID Takamol and MoE, up to 7 days.

  • Train MoE relevant staff on the amended induction material once it was approved by MoE and submit a report capturing lessons learned for future training, up to 2 days.

  • Produce final consultancy report documenting methodology, feedback and recommendations, up to 2 days.

The total estimate level of effort is up to 28 days.

4. Timeframe

The anticipated timeframe for this work is October 1 – January 31, 2020. IREX reserves the right to award follow-on work without further competition until April 2021.

5. Consultant Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in education, or relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional work experience, as technical expert and advisor in education, gender equality and development of training programs and manuals in related fields.
  • Proven experience with the national education system in Jordan.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, including excellent drafting and presentation skills.
  • Available to work on-site in Jordan. No travel expenses to Jordan will be covered.

6. Location of Work and Technical Direction

The Consultant’s tasks will be conducted in Jordan and the consultant will report to the Senior Specialist – Education Sector, in consultation with the USAID Takamol management.

7. Application Process

Interested applicants should apply by sending their CV, a letter of interest where they describe their relevant background, availability, and daily rate and samples of related materials that they have developed to info@takamol.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by September 15, 2019.

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