Turkey: International consultancy for Promoting Gender Equality in Education

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

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Purpose of the Position

Developed as one of the GEATS tools within the scope of the PGEE Project, the “Guidelines on Gender Equality Sensitive School Standards”, require further strengthening and/or revision to be based on comparative review with similar regional and global resources and practices. UNICEF will be supporting MoNE in this review and revision process, which will also include (i) the implementation of the Guidelines in a total of 162 Upper Secondary Schools in 81 provinces (ii) development of an Activity Booklet to be used at schools as an annex to the Guidelines (iii) Training of Trainers programmes for MoNE teachers (iv) monitoring the implementation of the Standards and Activities in schools.

The improved standards will be implemented to ensure gender equality for girls and boys at upper secondary schools, to mainstream equal education opportunities and to have a gender equality approach in the education system.

So as to provide the aforesaid technical assistance to MoNE and contribute to the process, one international consultant and a team of national consultants with relevant knowledge and experience in local, regional and/or global contexts on gender equality in education are sought. Further details of the assignment are outlined in the following section under the title “Description of the Assignment and Expected Deliverables”.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Within the scope of the assignment, the international consultant (together with a Team of National Consultants who will be hired separately) shall work under the guidance of the UNICEF Education Specialist and carry out the duties below:

  • Review the Guidelines on Gender Equality Sensitive School Standards and its attachments and prepare a report including the best practices in other countries. In revising the Guidelines, the following points shall be taken into consideration:
  • The revision should offer comparative information on the theories and practices of existing models.
  • The current context in Turkey should be analysed and reflected upon.
  • Whenever relevant, international standards should be referred to.

  • Participate in the 3 site visits and in each of these site visits together with the national team of consultants, conduct interviews with minimum 4 students, 2 teachers, 2 school principals of pilot schools and 2 managers of provincial directorate of education and provide supervision to the pilot schools where the implementation is to take place in 2017-2018 school year.

  • Participate in evaluation meetings to be held in 2017-2018 school year, and in the presentation about the work done during the project and in submitting an evaluation meeting report.

  • Prepare a recommendation list for the revision and finalize the Gender Sensitive School Standards.
  • The tasks listed above shall be undertaken jointly by the international consultant and national consultants as a team. Thus, clear division of roles and responsibilities in conducting each activity shall be determined and agreed upon during the inception phase in consultation with UNICEF.

    Whereas the tasks and deliverables are spread over a period of 12 months with a break in between due to the implementation plan, the international consultant is required to submit one offer covering the whole consultancy. Upon selection of the consultants two contracts will be issued for the consultant as follows:

  • First contract: June – August, 2017 to cover the first deliverable.
  • Second contract: February – June, 2018 to cover the remaining three tasks.
  • The second contract to be issued will be based on satisfactory performance of the first two tasks.

    UNICEF reserves the right not to issue the second contract if the performance in the first contract period is not satisfactory.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    In order to achieve the objectives specified in these terms of reference, the consultant should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences (education, law, social work, psychology, sociology, international relations). Having a master’s degree in the field(s) of program development and/or teaching methods and techniques is an asset.
  • At least 10 years’ relevant work experience in the area of Education and Gender in middle-upper income countries and emergency settings, including at least:
  • Two years on gender equality in education.
  • One year in preparing and/or developing capacity building materials on gender equality. 3. The working experience of the consultant should cover the following areas:
  • Capacity building and case management; development of tools, protocols, guidelines/standard operating procedures.
  • Field experience in school practices on gender equality in education (implementation, pilot implementation etc.) at international level.
  • 4. Ability to produce high-quality project outputs in English.
  • Values and competencies:

  • Deep understanding and sense of ethics with regard to human and children’s rights, different cultures, local customs, religious beliefs and rituals, personal interaction and gender roles, disability, age and ethnicity.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of being skilled at working in close cooperation with national and international actors and facilitating coordination of the process within the determined deadlines.
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly across all Microsoft Office packages.
  • ToR_ Gender Equality in education.International… (002).docx

    UN P 11 -UNICEF .doc

    Detailed Financial Submission-EDU-TURA-2017-D.docx

    Tech&Fin Evaluation Template-EDU-TURA-2017-D.xls

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    How to apply:

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