In the context of the Joining Forces Romania initiative, Terre des hommes – Elvetia Foundation (Tdh), Save the Children Romania, SOS Children’s Villages Romania and World Vision Romania, are looking for a consultant/ team of consultants, to design and conduct a school-climate assessment in 12 Romanian schools and high-schools. A central part of the approach will consist of a child participatory research methodology, actively involving a group of children in all the stages of the assessment.
The main tasks of the consultant(s) are:
a) Participate, together with the four CP organisation in a joint workshop on child participatory research methods (the workshop will be facilitated by Joining Forces experts at the global level);
b) Desk research on school-climate conceptualisation and measurement. A set of initial resources will be provided by the four partner organisations;
c) Work closely with the four CP organisations and the local schools, throughout the entire period of the consultancy. The 4 NGOs will facilitate the initial access of the researchers in the 12 educational units included in the assessment, while the consultant(s) will coordinate afterwards with each school for organising the data collection activities. Given the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, solutions for on-line data collection might also be considered;
d) Participate in meetings with the independent researcher and the Ministry of Education. Our aim is that the methodological package produced during the consultancy will be officially endorsed by the authorities;
e) Co-facilitate the meetings for the board of children and ensure their meaningful participation throughout all the stages of the school-climate assessment. All the deliverables should be elaborated taking into account the results and conclusions of the children’s board meetings. (Identifying the interested children and organising the board will fall under the responsibility of the f our CP organisations);
f) Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for tracking the level and quality of participation for the children who are members in the board.
g) Develop the instruments for the school-climate assessment (survey among students and qualitative interviews/ focus group discussions with educational staff or other relevant stakeholders). Exploring gender and diversity differences related to violence against children is an important dimension of the assessment;
h) Conducting the school-climate assessment in the 12 schools (data collection);
i) Produce reports on the school-climate for each school;
j) Develop recommendations on how the local strategy and plan for preventing bullying should be designed in each of the 12 schools;
k) Develop a methodological package and a set of general recommendations on how the school-climate assessment can be replicated by educational staff and students from other schools
The consultant is expected to deliver:
1. A report on the current state of the school-climate for each of the 12 educational units included in the pilot;
2. A set of recommendations on how the local strategy and plan for preventing bullying should be designed in each of the 12 schools;
3. A methodological package with all the research instruments used for child participation, data collection and analysis. The package should also present step-by-step instructions on how the tools can be used by students and educational staff from other schools.
4. General recommendations on how the school-climate assessment can be replicated by educational staff and students from other schools.
REQUIRED/ PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS OF THE RESEARCHER:
- In-depth knowledge on Child Rights and Child protection (with a special focus on educational settings and/or bullying);
- Proven competency in child participatory research methods;
- Demonstrated experience in collecting and analysing quantitat ive/ survey data;
- Demonstrated experience in collecting and analysing qualitative data;
- Expertise in working and consulting with different educational stakeholders, in similar researches or direct work;
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
- Ability to prepare materialsand conduct activitiesin educational settings;
- Ability to be creative and open;
- Very good planning and time management skills;
- Ability to work under time constraints;
The applicants are invited to submit:
- CV (no more than 3 pages),
- List of publications/ reports of a similar nature and scope.
- Expression of interest (no more than 3 pages) explaining how they fit the qualifications required and outlining the approach and methods that the consultant will use and implement in the course of the research process
- Financial offer
Qualified applicants should submit their application package to the following email addresses [email protected]; [email protected] by September 18th 2020, 18:00 PM. Please reference “Joining Forces Romania: School-Climate Assessment_Consultant and your full name” in the subject line.
The selected consultant will be required to agree and comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding standards, as well as to adhere to and follow Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.
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