Effects of Conflict on Education Consultancy , Syria

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Duration: 26 days


Purpose of the Assessment:

The current lack of data and information available signify the need for a comprehensive assessment on the effect the conflict has had on the education system in NE Syria. The assessment will explore the current effects that the conflict in NE Syria has had on the education sector and how schools and the communities have coped during the conflict. The assessment will focus on 7 recently liberated sub-districts in Hassakeh: Tal Hamis, Al Wardeeyah, Al Hole, Al Hassakeh, Tal Tamer, Areesheh, and Ras Al Ain. All of the sub-districts have been affected by the conflict through the occupation of ISIS and eventually liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces led by the People's Protection Unit (YPG/J). Specifically, this assessment is expected to:

(a) Assess the impact of conflict on education in Al Hassakeh Governorate of NE Syria

(b) Inform the detailed project design which is based on a community driven approach and increased community engagement for mitigating child protection risks and risk to safe and quality education. Requires a mapping of existing child protection (or similar) networks

(c) Inform the subsequent advocacy workshop through identifying the issues, defining advocacy messages, target audiences, and community-based awareness activities

(c) Recommend improvements for longer-term strategies, through which SC will identify opportunities and assess risks to engage on the topic in future actions

This assessment will be shared with the donor, NMFA, relevant education partners and stakeholders (including MoE and local Humanitarian Affairs Office), and Save the Children.


Profile and Skills of the Consultant:

The study will be conducted by a consultant with expertise and / or experience in assessment of civic education, conflict resolution and/or peace-building programming. The consultant is required to have the following set of skills and competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience in Education in Emergencies and at least 5 years of experience in conducting research and evaluations, including designing and employing both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and tools which are participatory and sensitive to the needs of children and youth.
  • Excellent technical ability and experience in qualitative analysis, and in particular, demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in different methods of qualitative analysis.
  • Proven experience working on Education in Emergencies, Child Protection, Child Participation and Child Rights themes (preferably in humanitarian contexts).
  • Understanding of and experience in policy writing - including production of recommendations for different audiences.
  • Respect for diversity and better understanding of local systems and culture of the communities
  • Experience of working in a fragile context and sound knowledge of security risks and measures (previous experience in Syria is an asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce compelling, concise and high-quality evaluation communications products (reports or otherwise)
  • Strong speaking and writing capacities in English
  • Capacity to work in team and respect for opinions of team members
  • Ability to share samples of previous research/evaluations conducted
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to promote collaboration and consensus building.


Application Requirements:

Please apply in English with all of the under mentioned documents, saved as one document. Interested candidates must submit the following in a single document.

  • Cover Letter
  • CV including reference details of previous clients
  • Separate Technical and Financial Proposal for the consultancy.
  • If persons intend to work in a team, they should indicate the team members and attach their CVs. Clearly highlight the team leader whose minimum qualifications as mentioned in the required technical competency above.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Due to the urgency of the consultancy, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job description:

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Location: Syria, Syria

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Wednesday 18 January 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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