Consultant: Outcomes Assessment for ‘Can’t Wait to Learn Programme'

External Evaluator to undertake an assessment of learning outcomes and programme evaluation of the Can’t Wait to Learn Programme in Uganda

War Child Holland invests in a peaceful future for children affected by armed conflict. Our mission is to help war children to change the future.

Programme background

Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) proposes new (cost-) effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan (e-Learning Sudan) has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East. In addition, reading and psychosocial well-being –focused materials have been introduced to the CWTL. Developing fresh, interactive materials based on the national curricula, and creating effective partnership structures to distribute these, creates new opportunities for making education accessible to those children who have been excluded from education. Thus, increasing children’s resilience and thereby, preparing them for a positive future.

The CWTL project has started rollout in Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan and Uganda. Further information can be found at: www.warchildholland.org/cant-wait-to-learn

Responsibilities

The Consultant will assess performance in children’s reading and numeracy competencies and any changes in pyschosocial well-being through participation in the CWTL programme as integrated into accelerated education as compared to a control group engaged in accelerated education only.

Result areas include

  • Conducting a quantitative assessment of learning outcomes and well-being through baseline (May) and endline (July) measurements [early grades maths and reading assessments]
  • Conducting a qualitative assessment of (perception of) learning progress and well-being through focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observations while considering: Teacher training; Teacher coaching/support; In-classroom delivery; community engagement; Logistics support, particularly tablet and software maintenance
  • Producing reports at relevant stages; inception, baseline, endline and final evaluation report
  • Lead results restitution workshop no later than September 2019

Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience with managing assessments of learning outcomes in the education in emergencies sector
  • Proven experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments in the education in emergencies sector
  • Excellent understanding of data collection tools
  • Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written
  • Excellent knowledge of the education in emergencies sector
  • Strong teamwork, accuracy and communication skills
  • Experience with working in the NGO and/or development sector

Reporting & Requirements

  • The consultant will report to CWTL Programme Director and work in close collaboration with the Senior Advisor Quality Assurance CWTL
  • Regular contact will also be maintained with the CWTL Programme Director and the WCH team in Uganda
  • Availability to travel to Uganda is a requirement
  • The assignment will start ASAP and run until the 30th September 2019. Hours will be negotiated based on the proposed workplan.

How to apply

Candidates are invited to apply before 16 June 2019. In case of any content related questions to this vacancy, please consult this Q&A and/or the Terms of Reference. If you still have questions you can also contact Kirsten.simonsen@warchild.nl.

Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages), proposed daily rate and examples of previous work.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please mention where you found this vacancy.

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