Consultancy Expert Team for Contextualization & Translation and Instructional Design work of the Teacher’s Professional Development Content Modules for the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) - Francophone Countries

Nairobi

 

Terms of Reference

 

Consultancy Expert Team for Contextualization & Translation and Instructional Design work of the Teacher’s Professional Development Content Modules for the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) - Francophone Countries

Type: Consultancy

Start date:  17th July 2017

Finish date:  11th September 2017

 

  1. Introduction

GESCI, the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative, is a non-profit organization founded by the United Nations ICT Taskforce. See www.gesci.org.

GESCI in partnership with the Master Card Foundation and the Ministries of Education in Kenya, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire is embarking on a five year African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) (2016-2020) - a comprehensive programme to implement an effective, sustainable and replicable model of digital whole school development in secondary education that will lead to improved student 21st century skills development, learning outcomes and readiness for the knowledge economy workplace.

The ADSI programme in Cote D’Ivoire will run over the period June 2017 to May 2019.   It will involve a substantial horizontal and vertical upscale from its pilot -  as in: on a geographic level expanding its programme to hundreds of school heads and thousands of teachers of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM) and teachers of other subjects; on an institutional level building government institutional participation from national levels (ICT, curriculum, teacher development and evaluation institutes, departments and ministries) to local levels (schools, communities, county and regional directorates) in the development and implementation of the programme (inclusive of monitoring, evaluation and learning).

GESCI is seeking an experienced Curriculum and Instructional Design consultancy expert team with Master degrees or higher in Curriculum Development related/ relevant fields and with fluency in the French and English languages. The consultancy team is expected to contextualize and translate the content and resources for the French version of the ADSI teacher coursework.  The consultancy will review, revise and translate the content covering the first cycle domain of teacher ‘technology literacy’ (TL) modules of the coursework.

  1. Scope of Work

The consultancy team will be responsible for:

  1. Reviewing, revising, contextualizing and translating the English version into the French version of the Teacher Technology Literacy (TL) cycle modules (2 of them) and carry out the Instructional Design work and package them into the Moodle Learning Platform (version 3.0). The revisions should integrate policy documents and open education resources relevant and appropriate to the Francophone country context of Cote d’Ivoire and adapt and/or replace materials more appropriate for the Anglophone countries of Kenya and Tanzania
  2. The content contextualization & translation and the Instructional Design work should be based on the following documents and materials
    1. Teacher technology literacy modules and resources:
      • Module 1 – ICT in Science, Technology, English and Mathematics
      • Module 2 – ICT in the classroom and the Computer Lab
    2. Workshop orientation materials for teachers and school based coordinators
  3. Ensuring adequate articulation and linkage with the French version of ADSI teacher course content modules with the Cote d’Ivoire context and curriculum
  4. Refining the teacher course content modules based on review and feedback from the GESCI team.

In addition, the expert will contribute to, advise and assist with the following activities of the ADSI programme team:

  • Identify and provide policy and open educational resource material and links relevant to Francophone countries to support the implementation of the modules
  • Identify any important factors and aspects which should be considered for delivering the course modules in a Francophone context
  1. Timeline and activities

Indicative Timeline and Activities as per the advertised ToRs

Date

Activity

Location

Outputs

17th – 25th July 2017

Inception report – based on review of module and workshop materials

Online

Inception report – with review and recommendations for module contextualization –Teacher TL modules and resources (including workshop resources)

26th July – 10th Aug 2017

 

Translated, contextualized and revised modules

Online

First cut of translated contextualized and revised Teacher TL modules and resources (including workshop resources) – with relevant policy and OER resources integrated for the Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone context

14th – 23rd Aug 2017

Review of Modules and integration of feedback

Online

Modules review by GESCI and Expert Working Group of Cote d’Ivoire.  Integration of feedback by the consultants

24th Aug – 11th Sep 2017

 

Instructional Design work for 2 Modules and packaging them into the Moodle Learning Platform

Online

ID work for Modules 1 & 2, review and approval by GESCI

 

  1. Expected deliverables and indicative schedule
  • Inception report – with review and recommendations for module contextualization –Teacher TL modules and resources (including workshop resources) 25th July 2017
  • Translated, contextualized and revised modules - First cut of translated contextualized and revised Teacher TL modules and resources (including workshop resources) – with relevant policy and OER resources integrated for the CI and Francophone context 10th August 2017
  • Final version of module materials - Final version of teacher TL modular materials and resources (including workshop resources) integrating the recommendations of the GESCI-ADSI technical team review – 23rd August 2017
  • Instructional Design – ID work completed for 2 Modules of technology literacy cycle, packaged into the Moodle Learning Platform, reviewed and approved by GESCI – 11th September 2017
  1. Professional Profile of Consultancy Team

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Master degree or higher in Instructional Design/ Curriculum Development and Technology or Education and ICT integration focus
  • Bi-lingual in French and English with proven /professional skills for translation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of instructional design and modular materials development for adult learners
  • Experience in working in online learning environments, preparing online learning materials and conducting online courses would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the pedagogical issues related to ICT in Science, Technology, English and Mathematics teaching  would be an asset
  • Knowledge of open, educational resources for integration in STEM subject teaching would be an asset
  • Knowledge of leadership policy and practice for ICT integration in schools would be an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of ICT in Leadership/ /teacher education
  1. Payment

The consultancy fee will be Euro 9,000/- (Euro – Nine thousand only).  This amount is inclusive of 20 % withholding tax under Kenyan legislation for external consultants.

  1. Schedule of Payment

50% upon completion first draft of revised and translated version of the teacher TL modules and resources (including workshop resources) and balance 50% upon completion of ID work of the Modules, packaged into the Moodle Learning Platform and approval by GESCI.

  1. Confidentiality and Copyright

The consultant will be required to sign a confidentiality clause whereby information accessed through the ADSI course content contextualization and translation processes can only be disclosed and shared with authorized members of the programme. GESCI will have ownership over any Intellectual Property developed for or derived from the module contextualization and translation engagement.

  1. To apply:

Please submit by email under the heading Contextualization & Translation and ID work of the Teacher Development Module Content for the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) your consultancy team detailed CV and proof of credentials along with a cover letter on or before 5th July 2017 specifying why you qualify for this task and providing a proposal of how you will scope and execute the task to: procurement@gesci.org

If any queries on this TOR, the clarifications can be obtained from; Senthil Kumar, Programmes Manager at: senthil.kumar@gesci.org

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: GESCI - Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Languages
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-05

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