Terms of Reference (TOR) for Facilitating Teacher Refresher Training on Early Grade Reading

Everest Club

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Everest Club Dailekh

Terms of Reference (TOR) for Facilitating Teacher Refresher Training on Early Grade Reading

Introduction of Everest Club, Dailekh

Everest Club was established in 1993 as a non-profit organization for cultural and social service provider, especially development of health, education, sanitation, agriculture promotion, WASH promotion, natural economy, social empowerment, disaster risk reduction and climate change adoption, etc in Dailekh, Kalikot, Jumla, jajarkot Districts as per aspiration of Karnali.

From the beginning, it has been working to implement sustainable development with primary focus on the deprived and disadvantaged community by qualified, experienced professional and dedicated young hands. Now NGO is working for creation of self- reliance society through improve their (Focused community) socio-economic status. Everest club is working in the area of renewal energy promotion, WASH promotion, drinking water scheme functionality, income generation, sustainable soil management, small irrigation; Marketing, advocacy and networking, empowerment and organization development to creation of self- reliance society through improve their (Focused community) socio-economic status.

Introduction to the project

Everest Club is implementing ‘Knowledge based Initiative for Reinforcing Resilience through Integrated Actions in Nepal (KIRAN)’ project in two municipalities: Aathbis (four wards-4, 5, 6, 7) and Chamunda Bindrasaini (one ward-5) Municipality of Dailekh District of Karnali Province in partnership with Save the Children.  The project is integrated project covering education, child protection, livelihood, and resilience components and being implemented from 1st February 2021 to 31 January 2024. The project aims - Children from the most deprived and vulnerable families are educated, protected and their families are economically resilient. Based on the goal of the project, it intends the improvement of learning achievement through teachers' capacity building and improvement in classroom environment. The capacity building of teachers is the part of Enabling Teachers common approach of Save the Children. Similarly, the project contributes to the literacy boost and numeracy boost common approaches.

Background/Context

Enabling Teachers seeks to develop teachers’ competencies and ensure they have the enabling environment required for their motivation and success so that children learn from a quality education. One of the key interventions of the project is to support different types of continuous teacher professional development support and enhance their skills on EGR and EGM

Literacy Boost is Save the Children’s innovative, evidence-based response to an alarming global trend – the rise in the numbers of children finishing primary school who are unable to read well enough to learn. There are currently 250 million children in the world who are unable to read, 130 million of whom have spent at least four years in primary education. In the context of Nepal, the learning performance of grade 3 children is not satisfactory. On average, each student of grade 3 was able to solve about 43.5% of the reading-related problems whereas the achievement in numeracy is about six percent point less than that of reading achievement i.e. 37.22% .  Using evidence from reading research, Save the Children designed Literacy Boost, a four-pronged approach, including assessments, teacher training, materials development, and community action, to significantly improve children’s core reading and writing skills.

Literacy boosts covers four components which are 1) Student Assessment, 2) Teacher Training, 3) Mobilizing the Communities and 4) Enhancing the Literacy Environment. Similarly, it promotes six core skills which are alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. Therefore, Everest Club (EC) has planned to provide training to 50 teachers from 25 working schools based on the above skills including the day-to-day grammar skills mentioned to by the Integrated Curriculum. Hence, EC is seeking one competent consultant/facilitator to organize two events of five days training in early grade reading.

Objective of the assignment: 

  • Facilitate two events of four days face to face teacher training on EGR at Rakam Karnali (Aathb is Municipality) of Dailekh. The training will be targeted to the teachers teaching Nepali in grade 1-3 or the grade teachers teaching either in grade 1 or 2 or 3. The training will be of five days each.
  • The following will be the key contents of the training:
    • Concept of EGR
    • Language skills
    • Reading skills/components
    • Grammar
    • Materials constructions
    • Student's Assessment based on the integrated curriculum 
    • Integration Nepali to other subjects 

Location and official travel involved

The consultant has to deliver the face-to-face training at Aathbis Municipality of Dailekh Districts Karnali State of Nepal. There will be 25-30 participants in each group. The training should run at least 8 hours a day including breakfast and lunch time (starting from 9am to 5pm).

The consultant should manage plane fare (if needed), vehicle/travel cost to Rakam, lodging and dinner but the facilitator will take day package (breakfast, lunch,++) with the participants which will not be considered as the consultancy cost.

Services the Service provider/ Resource Person /Trainer will provide

The consultant is responsible to the following:

  • Develop a detailed workplan highlighting the key delivery dates including the pre-test and post-test. 
  • Develop key contents of the training and finalize in consultation with Save the Children
  • Develop hands-out of the key interventions to share to the participants
  • Develop reading skill-based learning materials based on the content.
  • Prepare training completion report and share to Everest Club

Experience and skill set required

  • At least Master's in education and having in-depth knowledge EGR and pedagogical skill.
  • Two years’ experience of facilitating training on EGR based on integrated curriculum.
  • Two years’ experience of designing and developing training contents and manual and facilitating the teacher training
  • Having the practical knowledge to develop learning materials based on EGR content.
  • Having knowledge and skill on students' assessment based on Integrated Curriculum
  • Demonstrating skills to maintain positive relations with the teachers
  • Having skill and knowledge on the child safeguarding risks and mitigating strategy

Expected Deliverable 

Everest Club Dailekh expects the following deliverable to be provided:

S.N

Deliverable title

Description

Timeline

1

Meeting with Everest Club Dailekh and Save the Children

Virtual meeting with Everest Club Dailekh and SCI, and discussion on workplan along with key contents, review and discussion if any changes needed

At least 3 times after agreement

2

Finalize the contents and Refresher training manual/ hands out

Discussion with Everest Club Dailekh and SCI and considering the above key contents

10th Feb 2023

3

Facilitating teachers Refresher training at Rakam

Conduction of the training- 5 days face-to-face teacher training, 2 events which need 10 days.

15th Feb 2023 - 22nd Feb 2023

4

Submission of final task completion report

Covering all the contents, deliverable, learning and recommendation

25th  2023

Timeline

The assignment is proposed to be completed in 08 days

Estimated Commencement Date: 10 th Feb 2023

Estimated End Date: 25th Feb 2023

Out of Scope:  N/A

Status updates/reporting

The consultant will report to the KIRAN Project:- Program Manager of Everest Club Dailekh who is based at Aathbis Municipality

General assumptions and dependencies 

The consultant will consult with SCI technical team during following deliverable s. Everest Club Dailekh and Save the Children will provide support to the consultant. 

  • Everest Club Dailekh will support to prepare the list of the teachers.

Budget and payment information  

The payment will be made after the completion of all the deliverable and submission of reports.

The Tax on remuneration, allowances, transportation or if any heading will be deducted from Resource Person / Trainer Pay/remuneration before final settlement as per the prevailing Nepal Government taxation rate and rule

Other important information

The sub-contracting from the consultant for the services is not acceptable.

How to apply for the services

Qualified and interested firms/individual are requested apply with below mentioned documents. An application letter to the email address everestclub.supplychain@gmail.com addressing to The Supply Chain Department, Everest Club or submit the hard copy to Everest Club District Office, Narayan Municipality-1, Naya Bazar, Dailekh by 26th Jan 2023, 5 pm.

Filled out Consultancy Proposal Form (enclosed with this ToR)

  • A complete proposal stating the methodology of implementation, procedure, timeline, content of training on EGR.
  • CV(s) of the proposed consultant(s) with full date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format. 
  • For firms: Copies of- Firm registration certificate, VAT registration certificate, and latest Tax clearance certificate. For firms that are tax exempted by the government, a copy of tax exemption certificate should be submitted.
  • For Individuals (Nepali): Copies of citizenship certificate and VAT registration certificate. 
  • An application letter including remuneration requirements (daily rate) and total cost charged by Individual or firm for the stated task and contact information for three work-related referees
  • List three relevant examples of gender norms work. Include link to website when possible.
  • Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please go through the link below to download the  consultancy proposal form:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1E7X4HnVfjf7ND2dk-YaFzXLaD3-_5-HL

Note: This Terms of Reference (TOR) for Service provider/ Resource Person/ Trainer, is annex part of Resource Person Hiring Contract of EGR training organized by Everest Club Dailekh 

Proposals should be submitted to the following address via email to everestclub.supplychain@gmail.com

For more information and queries

Everest Club Dailekh

Tel: +977-089420257/9848180234/9851198696

The deadline for responses is: 26th Jan 2023 

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Expression of Interest
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 12 Jan, 2023
Apply Before 26 Jan, 2023
City Dailekh