Consultancy to support the development process of the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy

UNICEF Uganda wishes to recruit a consultant to provide technical support to the Ministry of Education in the process of developing the Uganda National Inclusive Education policy.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

Provide technical support to the Ministry of Education in the process of developing the Uganda National 

Assignment Tasks 

The assignment will include the following areas:

 

  1. Through consultation with the Ministry officials and other stakeholders from civil society and a quick review of development literature related to marginalization in Uganda, identify the groups of children that should be addressed by the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy.

 

  1. Through literature review and consultation with stakeholders (including children/adolescents) identify barriers faced by marginalized children.

 

  1. Present the outcome of the two activities above to government officials, civil society representatives and marginalized children to validate the findings.

 

  1. Through national and international literature review and consultation with professionals working for the marginalized children, identify best practices in Inclusive Education policies and practices at home and abroad.

 

  1. Support a selected team of technical policy writers in writing the Policy and take the lead in the presentation of drafts during different stakeholder consultation workshops/meetings (Including regional consultations) and to document the critical issues arising from the consultative meetings.

 

  1. Edit and design the drafts of the policy document that will be presented during the regional consultations and to top Management of MoES.

 

  1. Incorporate final input from MoES –Top Management, edit and submit the final draft policy document to MoES/UNICEF.

 

  1. Develop the implementation costed work plan for the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy.

Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Tasks

End Products/ Deliverables

Time Frame

1.      Through consultation with the Ministry officials and other stakeholders from civil society and a quick review of development literature related to marginalization in Uganda, identify the groups of children that should be addressed by the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy and barriers faced   by marginalized children.

 

2.      Present the outcome of the two activities above to government officials, civil society representatives and marginalized children to validate the findings.

 

3.      Through national and international literature review and consultation with professionals working for the marginalized children, identify best practices in Inclusive Education policies and practices at home and abroad.

 

4.      Support a selected team of technical policy writers in writing the Policy and take the lead in the presentation of drafts during 12 different stakeholder consultation workshops/meetings (including regional consultations) and to document the critical issues arising from the consultative meetings.

 

5.      Edit and design the draft policy document that will be presented during the regional consultations and to top Management of MoES.

 

6.      Incorporate final input from MoES –Top Management, edit and submit the final draft policy document to MoES/UNICEF.

 

 

7.      Develop the implementation costed work plan for the National Inclusive Education Policy.

 

 

1.      Report on groups of children that should be addressed by the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy and barriers faced by marginalized children.

 

 

 

 

2.      Validation report

 

 

 

 

3.      Report on good best practices in Inclusive Education policies and practices at home and abroad

 

 

 

 

4.      3 consultation reports on amendments to the draft policy document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Draft policy document

 

 

 

 

6.      Final edited draft National inclusive Education policy document presented to MoES/UNICEF.

 

7.      Draft costed implementation plan for the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy.

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45 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 days

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • At least a Master's degree in the related field and more than 10 years of related work experience.
  • Demonstrated practical experience and advanced skills in policy development.
  • Experience in working with disadvantaged children.
  • Understanding of international experience in inclusive education systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda's inclusive education policy provisions, its context and the SDGs.
  • Experience in working with multiple government ministries and stakeholders.
  • Excellent facilitation, research, drafting, presentation, and communication skills.
  • In addition, the selected individual should be willing to undertake field visits and interact with different stakeholders including the marginalized children both at national and regional levels.

Areas to be Considered

The assignment will require close collaboration with Ministry of Education & Sports, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD), Ministry of Local Government (MoLG), Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector,  Office of the President-Cabinet Secretariat - Department of Policy Development and Capacity Building, and UNICEF. Methodology for this assignment will encompass: desk review, interviews, focus group discussions, stakeholder consultations, review of the existing materials and situation, observations, presentations, editing and design.

Conditions (Important)

The individual will be employed by UNICEF but is required to work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports Special Needs Education Department, MoGLSD, MoLG, Office of the President-Cabinet Secretariat- Department of Policy Development and Capacity Building, Technical Task Force developing the Uganda National Inclusive Education Policy and other stakeholders. 

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-30

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