Проект Арисе: Акција за намалување на нееднаквоста во образованието
ОТВОРЕН ПОВИК ЗА ЕКСПЕРТСКА ПОДДРШКА
ARISE: Action for Reducing Inequalities in Education Project
OPEN CALL FOR EXPERTISE PROVISION
TERMS OF REFERENCE
|Overall activity||Consortium learning|
|Specific activity||Support selected grassroots organisations to design and implement projects for low SES students|
|Assignment||Development of training and mentoring pack|
|Expected start date||25 October 2020|
|Expected end date||20 November 2020|
BRIEF PROJECT information relevant for this assignment
ARISE: Action for Reducing Inequalities in Education is a four-year Action launched in March 2020 and funded through Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). It is implemented by a Consortium of eight entities: Kosova Education Center – Kosovo, Network of Education Policy Centres - Croatia, Sabancı University Egitim Reformu Girisimi - Turkey, Children Are the Future – Albania, Centre for Education Policy - Serbia, proMENTE social research – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Centre for Educational Initiatives Step by Step - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives “Step by Step” – North Macedonia.
The goal of the Project is to strengthen the capacities of CSOs for policy development and advocacy in the area of educational equity through regional cooperation and building national coalitions. The issue of poverty and students affected by poverty will be tackled on two levels: on one hand educational and social policies provide long-term solutions to creating equity in education, whereas pilot interventions at school level address immediate needs of students with low SES background, also providing lessons for the policies, on the other.
The specific objectives result from these two tracks of action:
- At policy level: to engage in advocacy and constructive policy dialogue with governments regarding support to low socio-economic status (SES) students and build national partnerships for the same cause through supporting local grassroots organisations to be effective advocates and raising awareness among educational stakeholders on the effect of SES on schooling and wellbeing of children;
- At school level: to use regional and international experience to design an effective school development programme on support of low SES students and during the course of the Project contribute to alleviating the impact of poverty on school achievement and overall well-being of low SES students.
The activities will be organised in several mutually connected work packages:
- Policy analyses & research, aimed at producing policy analyses of the systems in place in the participating countries and policy brief offering recommendations for improvement;
- Policy outreach and advocacy, by developing policy advocacy tools and supporting national grassroots organisations and stakeholder coalitions working on poverty and exclusion issues, and organising regional policy labs, national events and an international conference;
- Consortium learning through building capacities of grassroots organisations by providing training, mentoring and on-site support, and through learning events, including a study visit, summer school, regional workshops and a school development programme;
- School interventions in 25 schools where a 2-year school development programme will be implemented, based on whole school approach, mentoring and development of sustainable practices, to reduce disparities of poverty.
The expert is expected to support the Consortium learning process through the development of a Training and Mentoring Pack for selected grassroots organisations which is to be implemented in all six project countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey)
The training and mentoring pack is expected to define the type of support that the six project partners need to provide to selected grassroots organisations, with the aim of building their capacities for work with students with low SES and for advocacy and policy contribution towards improving educational equity.
The pack will help project stakeholders in designing and implementing a mentoring programme for grassroots organisation by providing and/or undertaking training, mentoring and on-site support on project management, including financial and operational aspects, as well as visibility of EU funded projects, actions through, among other actions, tailor-made training, field visits, regular meetings, advice and mentoring of the day to day work carried out by the grassroots organisations.
Training and Mentoring Pack written in English.
Duration of the Assignment
The assignment is to be completed in 10 working days, from 25th October to 20th November 2020.
Place of execution of the assignment
Qualifications - expertise and experience
CVs will be assessed according to this profile(s).
Higher education in education-related sciences, Master Degree advantageous, Doctorate significantly advantageous
20 / 30 / 35 pts.
Minimum of 10 years expertise in designing and implementing training programmes for civil society organisations
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in working on poverty-related issues and/or links between poverty and education
Demonstrated experience in designing training packs
Excellent command of English, including written proficiency
Civil servants cannot be engaged as experts, in line with EU rules governing EU-funded programmes in respective countries.
The selected expert is responsible for respecting agreed deadlines and production of deliverables.