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Dexis Consulting Group
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SHORT-TERM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE


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Job ID:

686

Posted:

09.07.2018

Location:

, , Bangladesh
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Category:

Research-Consultancy

Employment Type:

Contract
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Job Responsibilities:

The Lead Consultant will conduct the RERA in a collaborative manner in line with the RERA Toolkit. Engaging a broad array of partners and stakeholders--both in Dhaka and in Cox’s Bazar-- in the planning and implementation of the RERA and in the drafting of the RERA final report contributes to the quality and legitimacy of the RERA process and findings.
The Lead Consultant should be recruited first and provide input on the hiring of the remaining members of the RERA Team who meet the competencies specified in the “Expertise Required” section of this request. The RERA Toolkit will provide the overall guidance for the implementation of the RERA, from planning, data collection, analysis, and synthesis, to final report writing and supporting collaboration.
The Lead Consultant will consult with the USAID Mission, including members of the Education Team and the Mission’s Rohingya Response Coordinator. USAID staff will oversee the implementation, coordination, and adaptation of the RERA parameters and methodology, and staff from the Mission and Washington, DC, may participate in fieldwork. Constant communication between the RERA Team and the USAID Mission is required, particularly during RERA Team recruitment, adaptation of the RERA to context, and stakeholder engagements throughout the fieldwork.
The Lead Consultant will:
  1. Recruit the RERA Team comprised of: the Lead Consultant (RERA Team Leader), a Senior Education Specialist, a Risk Specialist, and local researchers and enumerators.
  2. Set RERA parameters.
  3. Identify stakeholders and plan stakeholder engagement.
  4. Finalize RERA research questions.
  5. Identify data sources, informants, and key stakeholders.
  6. Conduct the desk review.
  7. Hold stakeholder consultations at designated moments during the in-country process, including initial consultations with stakeholders in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, validation meetings with key stakeholders and partners on preliminary conclusions, and recommendations at the end of fieldwork.
  8. Plan and conduct primary data collection, including a school community sample that covers pre-K through grade 10 (including secondary and technical education) in formal and non-formal schools.
  9. Develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  10. Draft and disseminate the RERA final report, including two Dhaka-based briefings to 1) USAID and 2) external stakeholders on the RERA conclusions and recommendations.
Deliverables
 
Task
Deliverables
Time Frame
Task 1: Recruit RERA Team (remote)
  • Adjust budget (as necessary)
  • RERA Team conflict sensitivity self-assessment conducted[1]
TBD
Task 2: Plan and adapt RERA (remote)
  • RERA Parameters Checklist completed
  • RERA design plan completed
  • Key Informants and Focus Group Participants Matrix completed
  • RERA research questions adapted for context and purpose
TBD
Task 3: Conduct design, data analysis and collection (remote)
  • Desk review completed
  • School Community Scoring Rubric adapted and completed
  • School community data sample determined
  • School Community Fieldwork Tool adapted
TBD
Task 4: Conduct design, data collection, and analysis (in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar)
  • Inception briefings held with USAID/Bangladesh
  • Consultations held with key stakeholders in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar
  • Primary data collection completed 
  • Debriefings held with USAID/Bangladesh
  • Validation meetings with USAID/Bangladesh, partners, stakeholders on preliminary findings and the final report
TBD
Task 5: Complete final report (remote)
  • Final report completed[2]
  • PowerPoint presentation summarizing RERA methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations completed[3]
  • Share open data with USAID/Bangladesh for use in ongoing, similar analyses, and submit to the Secondary Analysis for Results Tracking (SART) and Data and Evidence for Education Programs (DEEP) Databases.
  • Upload final report to the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse and share with the USAID Education in Conflict and Crisis Network
TBD
Task 6: Dissemination workshops (Dhaka)
  • Dissemination plan for USAID, partners, and stakeholders
  • Workshop for USAID/Bangladesh in Dhaka
  • Workshop for external stakeholders in Dhaka
TBD
 
Level of Effort
The following Level of Effort estimates are based on the assumption that the Lead Consultant (Team Leader) forms a core team that includes two additional specialists (Education Specialist and Risk Specialist), three local researchers, and three enumerators. This core team will work together for the first week of primary data collection. In the subsequent weeks of primary data collection, this core team will form three teams each comprised of one core team member, one local researcher, and one enumerator. It is anticipated that translators may be required to assist with primary data collection where RERA Team members do not speak Bangla or Chittagonian dialect.
Estimated Level of Effort of Core Team (in days)
Labor category
Planning and desk review
Primary data collection[4]
Analysis, final report
Dissemination workshops
Total person days
Education Specialist (senior)
8
24
30
 
62
Risk Specialist (senior)
8
24
30
 
62
 
 
Estimated Level of Effort of Data Collection/Logistics Services (in days)
Labor category
Planning and desk review
Primary data collection[5]
Analysis, final report
Total person days
Local researcher (mid-level)
1
24
2
27
Local researcher (mid-level)
1
24
2
27
Local researcher (mid-level)
1
24
2
27
Enumerator (junior)
1
24
1
26
Enumerator (junior)
1
24
1
26
Enumerator (junior)
1
24
1
26
Translator (as required)
.5
24
 
24.5
Translator (as required)
.5
18
 
18.5
Translator (as required)
.5
18
 
18.5
 
 
 
Grand total:
220.5 days
 
Timeframe
USAID/Bangladesh aims for primary data collection to occur in October 2018, before the beginning of the end-of-year school exams in mid-November. The timeframe for the assistance and delivery of the report will be late August 2018 until December 2018. The in-country dissemination workshops with USAID and external stakeholders could occur in January 2019 to accommodate winter holidays.
 
[1] This tool is available in the RERA Toolkit.
[2] The final report must:
  • Include recommendations for future programming;
  • Include a one-page fact sheet summarizing the report findings; and
  • Follow USAID branding and marking guidelines, including using the USAID report template available online at: https://www.usaid.gov/branding/resources#templates
[3] The Power Point presentation must follow USAID branding and marking guidelines. The template is available online at: https://www.usaid.gov/branding/resources#templates
[4] Assumes a 6-day work week while conducting field work in Bangladesh. Schools in Bangladesh operate six days a week (Saturday to Thursday).
[5] Assumes a 6-day work week while conducting field work in Bangladesh.

Job Requirements:

Expertise Requirement
The Education Specialist, Risk Specialist, enumerators and local researchers should collectively possess the following attributes and experience:
  • Expertise in education in conflict and crisis environments generally and Bangladesh’s education system specifically. They should be able to bring on board active networks of local contacts in the education sector.
  • Expertise in relevant contextual risk analysis methodologies and be connected to active networks of local contacts in the contextual risk sectors.
  • Oversight of the team’s adherence to ethical standards for research with human subjects.
  • Knowledge of conflict sensitivity principles well enough to ensure the conflict sensitivity of the RERA Team and the RERA methodology and process.
  • Experience working with USAID either as a contractor or staff member.
  • Translators (if necessary) should have a combination of language abilities in Bangla and Chittagonian dialect.
 

Last Date Of Apply:

09.30.2018



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