Call for Tender
Research Case Study: Inclusion for all in the Occupied Palestinian Territories 2015-2018
Introduction of assignment
Children with disability are often excluded from formal education, and the literacy rate among those with disabilities is extremely high. Clearly, children with disabilities/special needs face cultural, social and economic barriers within Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt) and all these barriers are extremely exasperated by the ongoing and traumatic violations of the Israeli occupation. There are limited resources – facilities, human resources, material, and financial that supports children’s equal and equitable access to education, health, protection and recreation.
Save the Children has as part of the framework agreement with Norad (2015-18) developed and expanded inclusive education through a holistic and comprehensive approach on an individual, school, national, and global level in the oPt. The program has two main components: Education and Child Rights Governance (CRG). All of the project components work on enhancing the environment to be more inclusive, through working holistically with teachers, counsellors, school principals, and national Ministries on enhancing their skills to better provide quality, inclusive education. The target schools are 30 schools (15 in West Bank and 15 in Gaza). The Project Steering Committee (PSC) made up of all project partners (MoEHE, MoH, UNRWA, partner CSOs, relevant NGOs and INGOs and UN Agencies including UNICEF, NRC, and NPA) is responsible for the target schools selection in the most marginalized areas in oPt.
Purpose of assignment
The purpose of commissioning this research case study, is to document the success and lessons learnt of the NORAD Project through the collection of qualitative data of the programme and linking it to the existing quantitative data. The study should cover all the targeted schools of the West Bank (including Jerusalem) and Gaza.
The study should be conducted and completed between the months of December 2017 – February 2018. The total duration of the study and its completion is estimated 30-35 working days, initiated by a desk review and finalized with the submission of the final report to SCI. This includes preparations, development of data collection tools, piloting the tools, field work, data analysis, writing the report, and approval of final report.
We are looking for a consultant with the following competencies and skills;
– Minimum of Master and/or PhD degree in education, or similar fields.
– At least 7 years of experience in academia, international organizations and national programs related to education. Preferred experience specifically in Inclusive Education in oPt.
– Strong understanding of the educational context in Palestine.
– Strong experience with Inclusive education both on international and local contexts.
– Applied qualitative and quantitative research experience in Palestine (please include samples of previous work if possible)
– Ability to provide high quality technical reports in English.
– Ability to drive conclusions and recommendations at the national level for different forms of stakeholders.
– Proven experience in applying child participatory methodology in all phases of an evaluation
– Language requirements: Arabic is an advantage
For more information, please refer to the full Terms of Reference for the assignment.
Interested candidates should submit the following as part of the online application:
– A Technical Proposal including work plan and methodology (max 3 pages)
– A Financial Proposal including appropriate budget breakdown
– Updated CVs of main consultancy lead (and team members if applicable)
– Contacts of three reference organizations whom contracted consultant for similar tasks
– Sample work on similar assignments in Palestine, if applicable
Deadline for submission: December 12th 2017
Firas Ghosheh Firas.Ghosheh@savethechildren.org
Ann Stewart Pedersen Ann.Stewart.Pedersen@reddbarna.no