REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS to Conduct a Training on Social and Emotional learning and psychosocial support training for teachers in Banadir Region and Galmudug state under Education Cannot Waist Covid 19 Response Project – Somalia
REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a Consultant to conduct a training on social and emotional learning and psychosocial support training for teachers in Banadir Region and Galmudug state under Education Cannot Waist Covid 19 response project.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY
Schools are hubs of social activity and human interaction and therefore, schooling provides essential learning. When schooling is disrupted, learners do not only miss out of on social contact that is essential to learning but are also deprived opportunities for growth and development. Disruption of learning carry high social and economic costs and affect everyone across the communities. The impact is however severe for disadvantaged boys and girls and their families. The disadvantages are disproportionate for under-privileged learners who tend to have fewer educational opportunities beyond school. When schools close, parents are often asked to facilitate the learning of children at home and can struggle to perform this task because both the children and parents/guardians are unprepared for distance and home schooling This is especially true for parents with limited education and resources. There is also a bigger challenge to ensure that children and youth return and stay in school when schools reopen after protracted closures.
The objectives of the sought psychosocial support training are two-fold:
- Promote students’ self-awareness, self- management, social-awareness, relationship and responsible decision-making skills
- To improve students’ attitudes and beliefs about self, others, school, and community.
- To promote a social environment that protects all children from exposure to situations that have harmful effects on their psychosocial well-being;
- To ensure the protection, recovery and reintegration of children who have been exposed to situations harmful to their psychosocial development during COVID-19 school closure period.
In the medium-term, the social and emotional skills should benefit learners in terms of:
- More positive attitudes toward oneself, others, and tasks including enhanced self-efficacy, confidence, persistence, empathy, connection and commitment to school, and a sense of purpose;
- More positive social behaviours and relationships with peers and adults;
- Reduced conduct problems and risk-taking behaviours;
- Decreased emotional distress;
- Improved test scores, grades, and school attendance;
Scope of Work and Timeline of Activities
The consultancy is expected commence on 6th June 2021. A detailed workplan and timelines will be proposed by the consultant, to be discussed prior to the commencement of the assignment. The consultant will be required to submit a technical proposal indicating the number of days and rate for the consultancy work with a realistic action plan. As a guideline, the breakdown should consist of inception phase, pre-training workshop preparation (training needs assessment, training manual), training workshop and reporting phase (training workshop report and final training manual).
Qualifications of the Consultant
- Professional or graduate studies in either Clinical Psychology, Education or Social Sciences
- Good technical knowledge on child protection and child rights issues in line with INEE standards.
- At least 3 years of experience in psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions, specifically working on SEL or MHPSS system development.
- At least 3 years of previous experience in providing services to displaced populations, migrants, refugees, or conflict affected populations.
- Demonstrated experience in the development of training curricula and solid understanding of adult learning principles.
- Fluency in Somali language is a mandatory requirement for this assignment.
All expressions of interest should include:
- Cover letter, maximum three pages.
- Detailed curriculum vitae.
- Technical Proposal: maximum 5 pages interpreting the understanding of the TOR, detailed methodology of executing the task, as well as draft work plan.
- Financial Proposal: should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees but to exclude accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for the training as well as costs to be incurred by trainees.
For full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org. Applications for this consultancy should be emailed to the Human Resource Manager using the email firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 28th May 2021, with “Expression of Interest for SEL PSS Training” in the subject line.
‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’
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