Education Development Trust Consultancy for Development of Materials for Secondary Mentorship Club jobs in Kenya

Education Development Trust Consultancy for Development of Materials for Secondary Mentorship Club jobs in Kenya


Background

Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, is a not-for-for profit international education services company with over 50 years’ experience, working in more than 80 countries that specializes in primary and secondary education.

Our vision is to provide outstanding, sustainable education solutions that transform and improve the school education and life chances of children and young people worldwide. We have specialist experience in strengthening education systems and supporting school improvement in post-conflict, transition and early-recovery fragile states.

Ed Dev Trust has been working in Kenya since 1992. Since then, we have worked with governments and development partners to strengthen education systems in other African countries including Somalia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa are mainly geared towards improving efficiency, effectiveness and relevance of national education systems and school programmes to increase access, retention, and quality of learning.

The organisation is currently implementing a DFID funded project In Kenya, described below.

Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu Project

Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu – WWW –T (‘Let Our Girls Succeed’) is a six-year DFID funded project serving in two contexts: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) namely: Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, Tana River, Kwale and Kilifi) and urban slums in Nairobi and Mombasa. It is aimed at supporting about 58,000 girls in 521 primary schools, 45 secondary schools and, also envisaged; 25 TVETs and institutions 25 catch-up centers for drop out girls.

The goal is to support the girls to complete their current phase of education, achieve improved learning outcomes and transition successfully to a productive and positive next phase. Through this project, our girls will gain the skills, qualifications, and confidence to take control of their lives.

Education Development Trust is the lead implementer in a consortium including AMURT, Concern Worldwide, Pastoral Girls initiative, KESHO and WERK. The project uses an integrated approach towards girl child education by putting in place strategies that address the girl herself, the girl at home, the girl at school and the girl in the community.

The principal government partners are the Ministry of Education Science (MoE) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The project also works with other government agencies like KICD and CEMASTEA as well as County Governments.

Rationale for the Secondary School Mentorship Program

Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu project (WWW) is contributing to equity in learning and to other global education agendas including providing girls with opportunities to fulfill their learning full potential. WWW is being implemented in regions where girls’ enrollment and performance is low (project average of 238 in KCPE mean score) and with high drop out of school.

The key barriers to girls’ education in these regions include child betrothal and early marriage, teenage pregnancy, poverty that necessitates the children to work to complement the household income, negative attitude towards subjects, negative mass media influence, lack of role models and low self- confidence.

The project aims at improving the aspiration of the project girls to embrace more positive attitude towards learning and gain coping skills in their prevailing challenges. This, the project proposes to do through girls’ clubs in secondary schools and peer mentoring programmes in secondary.

Objectives for the Consultancy

Education Development Trust wishes to engage a consultant to develop two sets of materials: (1) Learner’s workbooks to be used in secondary school mentorship clubs and (2) Associated guidebook that will be used by the club patrons and student leaders of the club.

The objectives of the club materials include:

  • Address common issues facing boys and girls in urban slum and ASAL settings
  • To provide education on sexual and reproductive health to counter misinformation and reinforce the correct information
  • Enable girls understand the stages of reproductive health development and basic concepts
  • To clarify values and reinforce positive attitudes, and to strengthen decision-making and communication skills.

    Role and Scope of Work for the Consultant

  • The scope of this consultancy will entail developing activity based materials for use in mentorship clubs in the WWW project secondary schools: The student workbook will be used by students during the club hours while the accompanying guidebooks
    target teacher club patrons and student leaders of the clubs and or designated facilitators of the club activities.

    This assignment will include the following specific tasks:

  • Assessment and Review: A desk review of existing materials on mentorship in use for students in secondary school clubs.
  • Developing of draft materials for use in the secondary school clubs and accompanying facilitator’s guidebook.

    Key thematic issues to be covered:

    The content to be covered in the workbook and facilitator’s guide shall include and not limited to:

  • Adolescent Vulnerabilities, Risk-Taking Behaviors, and Their Consequences, life skills of understanding self and others, skills of building healthy relationships, skills of decision making, reproductive health, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Self-image, understanding culture, child rights and responsibilities, skills for academic excellence, career guidance, time management.
  • The guidebook shall also include: Group formation, Record keeping, Peer education, Management, Training of trainers and Maintenance of school health clubs among others.

    Required Qualifications and Competences

  • A minimum of master’s degree in education with a bias towards counselling psychology, life skills, mentorship or related field (doctorate degree is an added advantage); Ref. Updated CV
    Sound understanding of mentorship programming for adolescent girls including the legal frameworks and policies governing it in Kenya as well as the on-going reforms in the sector in line with the Competency Based Education curriculum and the country’s vision 2030.
  • Considerable experience (10+ years) as mentorship program curriculum developer and trainer in Kenya or the region; Ref. CV, cover letter and testimonials
    Clear understanding of/and ability to develop mentorship materials for secondary school girls and facilitators’ guide in relation to mentorship policy by MOE; Ref. Technical proposal and reports of previous similar surveys by bidder
  • An understanding of contemporary and psychosocial issues affecting girls in marginalized context ( ASAL and urban slum settings) in Kenya and it’s impact on the girls’ education; Ref. cover letter and reports of previous similar surveys by consultant
  • Proven experience of developing high quality, age appropriate, activity- based student mentorship materials and carrying out TOT level training for teachers in East Africa with verifiable proof; Ref. CV, cover letter and reports of previous similar surveys by consultant
  • Capacity to deliver on a large task and adherence to technical specification and strict observance of agreed time frames; Ref. Cover letter, inception report and reports of previous similar surveys by the consultant
  • Ability to produce highest quality and actionable report acceptable to a wide range of stakeholders who include the government and partners. Ref. CV cover letter and reports of previous similar assignments by consultant

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants are invited to submit their responses
  • Respond to the call for bids and the terms of reference. Your response should: Include a cover letter (max 2 pages)/capability statement demonstrating your/ technical team’s qualification and experience to meet the requirements of the assignment and proof of exceptional ability to write a high-quality technical report.
  • Demonstrate your competences, practical experience in developing learner materials on mentorship for use in school clubs and corresponding guide for facilitators.
  • Provide evidence of accomplishment in similar assignments from credible clients –with copies of reports

    Enclose:

  • A costed technical proposal (max 5 pages) indicating your approach to the assignment and professional fees inclusive of relevant taxes; Note: Ed Dev Trust will cater for the costs of of travel and accommodation where necessary as per our policy
  • A concise and up-to-date curriculum vitae for the lead technical person and other personnel that will be involved in the assignment; (max 3 pages per C.V)”.
  • Application deadline: The deadline for submission of applications is 2nd January, 2019.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Education Development Trust Consultancy for Development of Materials for Secondary Mentorship Club jobs in Kenya


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