Jobs: Gender Consultant – Teach a Man to Fish (UK NGO)

Jobs: Gender Consultant – Teach a Man to Fish (UK NGO)

Job Title: Gender Consultant – Teach a Man to Fish – Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Organization: Teach A Man To Fish
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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About US:

Teach A Man To Fish believes that education is the key to tackling global youth unemployment and poverty. Teach A Man To Fish aims to eradicate poverty by supporting young people in developing countries to develop skills and knowledge for economic empowerment. We support schools, youth groups, NGOs and training centres to establish enterprises – from eggs to grain storage, crafts to a hotel.

These enterprises serve both as learning platforms, and as income-generating activities for the organisation, as young people work on the businesses alongside their academic education. In this way, young people learn valuable business and entrepreneurial skills and the school has the ability to raise additional funds in a sustainable way. 

In 2020, over 1 million refugees are displaced in Uganda, 80% of whom live below the poverty line. More than 60% are under the age of 18. The Ministry of Education, together with the Office of the Prime Minister and a range of humanitarian actors has responded to the crisis with the expansion of primary education in the settlements.

However, secondary education places are limited and economic opportunities are few, which creates a pressing need to equip learners with entrepreneurship and life skills to prepare them for self-sufficiency whenever they finish their education.

The proposed project, School Enterprise Challenge for ECW schools, will introduce our proven educational School-Business programme into 60 primary schools in four settlements (Palabek, Bidi Bidi, Kyangwali and Rhino Settlements) over 24 months, enriching both teacher and learner skills-building. It introduces a learner-centred approach for building children’s entrepreneurship and life skills in school where learners plan, set up and run a real School Business.

  1. Detailed background on Teach A Man To Fish Uganda, our School Enterprise Challenge model and the Education Cannot wait Teach A Man To Fish has been active in Uganda since 2009 and has been progressively scaling up its work since 2014. Through our flagship programme, the School Enterprise Challenge, and through bespoke training and consultancy work, Teach A Man to Fish Uganda currently supports schools at primary, secondary and vocational level as well as NGOs and individual entrepreneurs. Teach A Man To Fish Uganda currently has a team of 13 staff and 1 Volunteers based in Kampala. For more information on Teach A Man To Fish, our work, impact and youth model, please see annex 1 – background information.The Education Cannot Wait consortium in Uganda Education Cannot Wait is a fund which supports the provision of education in emergency settings. In Uganda, Education Cannot Wait support interventions by a network of (I)NGOs to provide education through the provision of infrastructure, teachers and linked interventions including MHPSS and SRH education. Teach A Man To Fish’s project will contribute to the Education Response Plan by providing a targeted intervention in 60 schools, equipping teachers with a practical methodology to support students to develop valuable entrepreneurship and life skills. For more information on the Teach A Man To Fish ECW project, please see the project proposal.

The School Enterprise Challenge Awards programme (www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org) is Teach A Man To Fish’s international Awards programme for schools around the world. This Awards programme guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real school businesses. Divided into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, the progressive Awards framework enables schools to build on their achievements and adopt ‘best practices’ to increase the impact of their work as they advance in successive years through the levels. For the ECW project, Teach A Man To Fish intends to adapt the existing School Enterprise Challenge Awards programme materials.

For more information and a sample of resources, please see annex 3 – School Enterprise Challenge resources.

Objectives of Consultancy

1.1 Overall Objectives

  • To build the capacity of Teach A Man To Fish’s ECW team in gender- transformative programming
  • To advise on gender transformative adaptations to the School Enterprise Challenge methodology and key tools and resources

1.2 Specific Objectives

  • Teach A Man To Fish ECW team’s understanding of transformative programming for education in emergencies is strengthened
  • Teach A Man To Fish ECW team have increased capacity to apply guidelines, policies and best practice for gender sensitive programming to the ECW project
  • Teach A Man To Fish has clear, actionable recommendations for how existing School Enterprise Challenge lesson guides (14 x 80 minute modules) can be strengthened to provide a gender-balanced perspective and support educators to deliver the programme in a gender-sensitive/transformative way
  • Teach A Man To Fish has clear, actionable recommendations for how existing teacher training materials and methodology can be strengthened to provide a gender-balanced perspective and support educators to deliver the programme in a gender-sensitive/transformative way
  • Teach A Man To Fish has clear, actionable recommendations for how existing School Enterprise Challenge M&E tools and make recommendations for how the tools and methodology can be strengthened to ensure a gender-balanced perspective is captured in the data collected
  • Teach A Man To Fish has clear, actionable recommendations for how the ECW proposal and work-plan can be strengthened to ensure gender-transformative outcomes where possible

Methodology

4.1 Desk research:

Desk-based review of:

  • a) Teach A Man To Fish/School Enterprise Challenge documentation
  • School Enterprise Challenge fliers, bronze level lesson guides, report templates and marking schemes
  • School Enterprise Challenge training materials including facilitator notes, PPTs and handouts
  • Teach A Man To Fish ECW proposal and implementation plan
  • Teach A Man To Fish M&E tools including teacher/student advisory panel questions, focus group semi-structured interview tool, skills builder, business pop quiz, household survey and participant follow-up interview guide.
  • b) Relevant policies/standards/guidelines on gender-sensitive programming for education in emergencies
  • This may involve review of literature available on relevant websites including but not limited to www.reliefweb.int, www.spherestandards.org and relevant OCHA and UNICEF sites

4.2 Key informant interviews with Teach A Man To Fish staff and ECW Secretariat

Key informant interviews with 4 Teach A Man To Fish staff (gender balanced), including members of the programmes and M&E team as well as a member of senior management and a representative from the ECW Secretariat to understand current perspectives on Teach A Man To Fish’s programming with respect to gender and collate feedback on areas of weakness and/or solutions to strengthen these.

4.3 Delivery of report with recommendations for adaptation of programming for Teach A Man To Fish ECW project

Delivery of report with recommendations for adapting documents outlined in 4.1.a in line with feedback, recommendations and best practice.

4.4 Training

Delivery of a training (max 2 days) for Teach A Man To Fish ECW team covering key gender issues in education in emergencies, theory and practice of gender-sensitive and gender-transformative programming and practical activities to support participants to reflect on how to apply these principles to the ECW programme. The consultant will need to plan to deliver the training online via Skype/Google Hangouts or similar in case current COVID-19 operational restrictions are still in place. The consultant will make a recommendation on the length of this training in order to achieve the objective. The consultant is free to suggest alternative methodologies for delivery of same content e.g mixed methods including self-study combined with facilitated reflection sessions.

4.5 Presentation of report

Once the report is signed off, the consultant will hand over the resources to TAMTF and conduct a short presentation, highlighting the proposed changes to the resources, with recommendations for introducing them to facilitators and beneficiaries under the programme.

Time frame

The consultancy will ideally commence on 18th May 2020 and be completed by 29th May 2020 in line with the milestones laid out below. Check Detailed TOR, Click Here

Deliverables

1) Delivery of report with recommendations for adaptations to:

  1. 14 School Enterprise Challenge Bronze lesson guides
  2. Business plan template & marking criteria
  3. Annual report template & marking criteria
  4. School Enterprise Challenge training materials including facilitator notes, PPTs and handouts
  5. Teach A Man To Fish ECW proposal and implementation plan
  6. Teach A Man To Fish M&E tools including teacher/student advisory panel questions, focus group semi-structured interview tool, skills builder, business pop quiz, household survey and participant follow-up interview guide based on analysis of existing School Enterprise Challenge programme resources as well as key informant interview feedback (max. 10 pages)

2) Training or alternative appropriate methodology for facilitated reflection on gender sensitive and gender transformative programming for education in emergencies for up to 13 Teach A Man To Fish staff (max. 2 days, delivered in­person or online in accordance with Uganda govt COVID-19 policy). Documents to be delivered in hard copy (1 set) and soft copy (1 set) to [email protected]

3) Delivery of presentation, highlighting key recommendations from report (max 2 hours, delivered in-person or online in accordance with Uganda govt COVID-19 policy)

Supervision and oversight: The Consultant will be managed by the ECW Programme Manager based in Kampala. Additional support will also be provided by the ECW programme team and senior management team as required.

Budget and payment schedule: The total available budget is 23,405,978 UGX. A value for money analysis on the bids will be done and a consultant with a lower price may be chosen.

This budget includes consultant day rates plus all incidental costs including but not limited to transport, accommodation, subsistence, stationery as well as related taxes and license fees. This applies to all activities except where expressly stated that Teach A Man To Fish will provide any of the above in kind.

Profile and Qualification of the Consultant: The consultant will have the following competencies and skills:

  • Post-graduate qualification in gender studies/education/social studies/development studies/humanitarian affairs or similar related area
  • Demonstrated track record of conducting consultation and review of programme materials and programme design from a gender angle
  • In-depth understanding of gender issues in education-in-emergencies
  • In-depth understanding of the educational context in refugee settlements in Uganda
  • Understanding of entrepreneurship education and soft skills development in a educational context
  • Established track record in delivering high quality outputs within agreed timeframe
  • Strong communication and client relationship management skills
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Experience of training INGO staff

How to Apply

Consultant should email the following information to [email protected] by 23:59pm on Sunday 15th May 2020.

  • A completed applicant details form (see form 1). Applicants without a TIN number will not be considered.
  • Scan of completed, signed declaration form (see form 2). Applications without a signed, complete declaration form will not be considered.
  • A brief proposal of no more than 10 pages indicating how they will approach the task as outlined and 2 references at least 1 of which needs to be an organisation that you have completed work for in the last 12 months.
  • At least 2 examples of work completed in the last 12 months. If you are unable to provide this a clear explanation as to why must be provided.
  • A budget for delivery of the project as outlined.
  • A brief profile of the consultant(s) that will be responsible.

The subject line of the email should state: Consultancy Application – Gender review TAMTF ECW project

Deadline: 15th May 2020