NGO Consultancy Jobs – Development of Uganda Program Advocacy Strategy – Teach A Man To Fish
Organization: Teach A Man To Fish
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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Teach A Man To Fish is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. Through our flagship programme, the School Enterprise Challenge, we work with schools around the world to set up School Businesses which are both educational and profitable. Students are guided step-by-step to “learn by doing” as they plan and set up a real business. We equip teachers with skills and resources to help their students gain practical business experience and to develop essential life skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving through their School Business. At the same time, schools benefit from additional income and the businesses become sustainable in the long term. We aim to tackle an important and global issue with our work – there are more than 71 million young people unemployed worldwide (International Labour Organisation 2018). In Uganda, nearly 70% of youth are engaged in vulnerable employment, and less than half of the youth population has completed or is attending schools. This causes severe challenges for young people entering the workplace: they have not developed the skills necessary to be competitive in a job market that has few opportunities.
Since 2011, Teach A Man To Fish’s vision has been that, through our School-Business Model, young people in school will gain not just academic knowledge, but also entrepreneurial and business competencies and mind-sets that will help them to succeed in school, work and life. The student led school businesses provide the platform for experiential learning in a real-world context, boost the quality and relevance of education, and assist students to build the skills that will enable them to fulfil their potential in work and in life. This will contribute to a reduction in youth unemployment in the long term and empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty – for good. For example, in 2019, 73% of former School Enterprise Challenge program participants tracked were in employment, self-employment or further education.
Teach A Man To Fish’s Theory of Change:
Detailed background on Teach A Man To Fish Uganda and the School Enterprise Challenge
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 Technical Assistance and consultancy work, Teach A Man To Fish Uganda currently supports schools at primary, secondary and vocational level. Teach A Man To Fish Uganda currently has a team of 12 staff and 1 Volunteer based in Kampala.
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 more information, please see annex 2.
Teach A Man To Fish Uganda collects a range of data and individual stories each year to understand the impact of our programmes. This data indicates that our School-Business model is effective in building students’ business knowledge, transferable/life skills and confidence. An external evaluation of our School Enterprise Challenge programme in Uganda, 2018 confirmed that the programme is well-designed to respond to the challenge of providing young people with the knowledge, business skills and life skills required to find gainful employment after school (Jigsaw Consult, 2018).
In 2019, Teach A Man To Fish commissioned an evaluation of the impact of its flagship programme, the School Enterprise Challenge awards programme for primary schools in Arua, Mpigi and Dokolo districts in Uganda. Among other things, the external evaluation found that participating learners performed better in STEM subjects (Physics, Biology, Maths, and Agriculture) than non-participating learners (ROA, 2020). Despite the evidence from external evaluations and internal project monitoring and evaluation, there are still challenges to leverage evidence of impact to advocate for policy and curriculum changes at a national level in Uganda; and influence the efforts of other development organizations and donor bodies in strengthening education quality and relevance. In light of the above and in a bid to properly and effectively engage with education stakeholders like the Ministry of Education and Sports, District Education Offices and policy makers, Teach A Man To Fish is seeking a consultancy to develop an advocacy strategy including situation and stakeholder mapping.
Overall Objective Methodology and Scope of work
The advocacy strategy will help provide Teach A Man To Fish with a framework to effectively engage with the Ministry of Education and Sports, District Education Offices and policy makers on issues of entrepreneurship education in primary and secondary school levels.
The consultancy will apply the most appropriate technique/ methodology approach that will focus on the objective highlighted above. However, these are not limited to the use of desk review and key informant interviews to help in the formulation of the indicators. The Consultant will be expected to provide this methodology in the inception report.
Scope of the Assignment
The successful consultant will be required to carry out the following activities/tasks:
Task 1: Develop the draft Advocacy Strategy
Develop an advocacy strategy that analyses the situation, identify advocacy issues, set goals and objectives; analyse policy and power, identify targets and influencers, develop an action plan, resourcing and implementation of the plan.
Task 2: Present the draft Advocacy Strategy to the validation meeting
The consultant shall attend and present at least one validation meeting of the developed strategy with key stakeholders. These will include at least 2 officials from Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), 2 District Education Officers, 2 District Inspector of Schools, 2 Coordinating Centre Tutor (CCT), 2 head teachers, 2 officials from Office of the Prime Minister and at least 2 senior officials from Uganda education INGOs. Teach A Man To Fish will meet the cost of the validation meeting.
Task 3: Final Advocacy Strategy
Finalize the Advocacy strategy with recommendations from the validation meeting.
Advocacy target groups
The strategy will target: Ministry of Education and Sports, Basic Education Working Group members, INGOs in education, Office of the Prime Minister, Teachers Instructors Education and Training (TIET), Primary Teacher Colleges, District Education Offices and School administrators.
Key Deliverables / Expected Outputs
The following are the expected deliverables during the consultation period:-
- Inception report: Building on the initial proposal submitted, the selected consultant will be expected to prepare an inception report within 2 days of being awarded the contract. The inception report must include a clear understanding of the terms of reference, budget, and description of the methodology, including data requirements, data sources and methods of collection, and a work plan with a clear timetable proposed to execute the assignment
- Advocacy Strategy.
- Action Plan with a list of named individuals alongside their roles/organisations who we believe we need to influence as part of this strategy, and our objective for them specifically.
- Resourcing plan: This will include resource requirements for effective implementation of the strategy.
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Supervision and oversight:
The Consultant will be managed by the Senior Programme Manager based in Kampala. Additional support will also be provided by the Uganda Country Manager Teach A Man To Fish Global team based in the UK.
Budget: The total available budget is UGX 4,000,000. 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 (except costs of a validation meeting) including but not limited to transport, accommodation, subsistence, stationery as well as related taxes and license fees.
Profile and Qualification of the Consultant
The consultant will have the following competencies and skills:
- Post-graduate qualification in monitoring and evaluation, education or development, Public Policy, International relations and advocacy.
- Experience of designing and delivering advocacy strategies within the education sector in Uganda.
- Extensive knowledge of Ugandan education system and understanding of the Uganda school context
- Strong understanding of education advocacy work
- Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken
- Demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to work successfully with strict targets and deadlines in in difficult circumstances
- Ability to work equally well with local, national and international organizations.
How to Apply:
All interested consultants should email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A completed applicant details. Applicants without a TIN number will not be considered.
- Scan of completed, signed declaration form. Applications without a signed, complete declaration form will not be considered.
- A brief proposal of no more than 7 pages indicating how they will approach the task as outlined
- 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 – Advocacy Strategy development
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Deadline: 11th May 2020 by 5:00pm