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Call for expressions of interest - Consultancy Supporting and documenting the field testing of HIV&AIDS; indicators for the Education Sector in Namibia

Closing date for submissions: Friday 24th June 2011, 13:00 AM (Namibia time)

UNESCO, in partnership with UNICEF, UNAIDS and the SADC Secretariat, working with a broad range of stakeholders, have developed a set of indicators to measure the education sector’s response to HIV and AIDS. This set of indicators is to be field-tested in a number of pilot countries identified throughout the SADC region, including Namibia, before it can be recommended for integration into national Education Management Information Systems (EMIS).

In this context, UNESCO is recruiting a consultant who will provide support for the field testing of HIV & AIDS indicators for the education sector in Namibia. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the EMIS department within the Ministry of Education and the Coordination Group which will be established to supervise the pilot phase.

Specifically, the Contractor shall undertake the following tasks:
a) Attend all Country Coordination group meetings for the pilot process in country and document each stage of the pilot process.
b) Take part in a regional workshop on i) validation of data collection instruments and ii) training of trainers, to be held in Johannesburg from 25 to 29 July 2011.
c) Be part of the organisation and co-facilitate the country workshop which will be aimed at publicising the pilot to key stakeholders and training data collectors at country level.
d) Build capacity and be part of the data collection process at country level in the selected sample schools meticulously documenting challenges, lessons learnt, difficulties faced in answering questions and any challenges faced in the data collection process, through interviews with a selection of respondents and debriefing meetings with data collectors.
e) Follow the data entry and analysis phases documenting any challenges faced and lessons learnt in the process, including through meetings with staff in charge of data entry and members of the Coordination Group involved in data analysis.
f) Following the report outline provided, compile a country report that will indicate major findings, lessons learnt from the field test and any recommendations for strengthening the existing indicators or using new indicators and integrating the indicators in EMIS or using alternative methods to collect the data for some certain indicators
g) Prepare and submit a power point presentation of the country report using the format that will be provided.

This assignment is expected to commence on 18th July 2011 and is expected to be completed by the 18th of December 2011 (representing a total of about 25 working days).

File/document UNESCO consultancy (Namibia) - piloting HIV indicators through EMIS.pdf
Author(s) UNESCO Office Windhoek
Source UNESCO Office Windhoek
Editorial Contact: Mathias Lansard
- Email m.lansard@unesco.org
Publication Date 17 Jun 2011
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