L’UNICEF recrute 01 Consultancy Data Must Speak
|Consultancy data must speak (dms) coordination and technical support|
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||27 Mars 2018|
| Description de l’offre|
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Background and Context
UNICEF Headquarters Education section successfully submitted funding proposals to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and to Hewlett Foundation. The initiative, named « Data Must Speak » (DMS), started in 2014 with two pilot countries, Madagascar and Togo, and expanded to Nepal, Zambia and Peru in 2015, and the Philippines in 2016. The project supports the setting up of data feedback tools (such as district/school profile cards) for increasing accountability (in particular for pro-equity allocation of resources), community participation and improving school performance (learning outcomes, equity and drop-out rates’ reduction).
At the end of 2017, the implementation of Data Must Speak in Togo reached a critical phase as school profile cards are available at school and school inspectorates levels (for primary, lower secondary education).
In alignment with new 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, UNICEF – Education intends to strengthen and consolidate the gains made so far by emphasizing the use of the various tools produced on the one hand, and on the other, to extend the Data Must Speak project to Preschool and upper secondary levels. Indeed, in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, the second output for Education is « Countries have strengthened their education systems for gender-equitable learning outcomes, including early learningâ€ and one of the related output indicator is â€œNumber of school management committees whose capacity was developed through UNICEF-supported programmes ».
There are also demand from other West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) Country Offices to be part of the DMS initiative, e.g. The Gambia, Niger, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Chad.
Purpose and Objective
The consultant will also support technically other WCAR countries when they will enter the DMS initiative
Methodology and Technical Approach
5. Activities, Tasks, Outputs and Deliverables
Tasks and Deliverables Estimated number of days Proposed deadline for submission of deliverables
Togo: Technical support for the design of the applications for the use of profile cards and for classroom observation, to be installed on the tablets funded by GPE (PERI project) and used by inspectorates 35 31 May 2018
Togo: Draft templates for schools, inspectorate end regional profile cards for pre-primary and secondary 2 15 30 June 2018
Togo: Validated templates for pre-primary and secondary 2 and updated and validated template for schools, inspectorate end regional profile cards for primary and secondary 1 15 31 August 2018
Togo: Piloted and validated user guide for all profile cards 20 30 September2018
Togo: Diagnosis of EMIS data collection, analysis and production processes (with operational recommendation to improve data quality and timely production) 20 30 October 2018
Togo: Roadmap for the introduction of mobile phone for EMIS data collection is available and validated with partners 20 30 December 2018
Other WCAR Countries: technical support for implementation of DMS activities in one additional country 30 15 February 2019 or soonest available
Other WCAR Countries: technical support for implementation of DMS activities in a second additional country 30 15 February 2019 or soonest available
Other WCAR Countries: Report on the Lessons learned from the DMS activities 15 28 February 2019
Management, Organization and Timeframe
This assignment is expected to take 200 working days. Reports and mission trip reports can be submitted in electronic format.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Education Specialist.
Deliverables and planned payment schedule
Deliverables Deadline Payments
Activities report for the technical support provided for the design of the applications for the use of profile cards and for classrooms observation. 30 April 2018 9%
Activities report for the technical support provided for the design of the applications for the use of profile cards and for classrooms observation. 31 May 2018 8.5%
Draft templates for schools, inspectorate and regional profile cards for pre-primary and lower secondary 30 June 2018 7.5%
4. Validated templates for pre-primary and secondary 2 and updated and validated template for schools, inspectorate end regional profile cards for primary and secondary 1
31 August 2018 7.5%
Validated user guide for all profile cards 30 September 2018 10.0%
Diagnosis report on EMIS data collection, analysis and production processes including operational recommendations. 20 October 2018 10.0%
Roadmap for the introduction of mobile phone for EMIS data collection 30 December 2018 10.0%
Reports on technical support provided for implementation of DMS activities in one additional country As they become available. Should be completed by 15 February 2019 15.0%
Reports on technical support provided for implementation of DMS activities in a second additional country As they become available. Should be completed by 15 February 2019 15.0%
10 Report on the Lessons learned from the DMS activities 15th February 2019 7.5%
Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge/experience required
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