In August 2018, the Federal Government of Somalia’s application for an Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG) was approved by the GPE Board of Directors for a three-year implementation period. The grant has four components.
Component 1: Increased equitable access to quality primary education for out-of-school children: This component seeks to expand equitable access to quality primary education opportunities for out of school children. The component consists of three sub components: (1) school inclusion grants to create sustainable conditions for the enrollment of out-of-school children; (2) mapping and harmonization of CEC training, followed by training to CECs to support children’s enrollment, safety and learning; (3) mobilization of communities and authorities to improve safety and security in schools.
Component 2: Enhanced quality of primary education: The component is focused on improving learning outcomes by investing in teaching and learning materials for the new curriculum and assessment and laying the foundation for a stronger teacher training system, ensuring the acquisition of foundational skills at the expected level for each grade. The sub-components are: (1) monitoring the Teacher Education and Management Policy; (2) establishing two national primary teacher training institutes (TTIs) with special education resource centers (SERCs) to enroll 240 student teachers and 60 children with special needs; (3) distribute 148,584 sets of seven textbooks (total of 1,040,088 textbooks) and 89,600 teacher guides aligned with the new national curriculum and based on new Minimum Learning Achievements (MLA); and (4) develop, pilot and implement a modified version of EGRA/ EGMA for a nationally representative assessment of learning outcomes in Somali and mathematics.
Component 3: Enhanced capacity at Federal and Member State levels: This component seeks to strengthen system capacity at the MoECHE and Member State MoEs to regulate, manage and monitor schools. The component will support the strengthening of the regulatory environment for private and community schools through the development of a Private School Policy. Government and private schools will be supported in improving access and quality. Training for regional, district and private school staff will be provided, and monitoring and support visits to 1,000 schools will be funded to improve quality assurance. Under this component, the Program will also support salaries of Regional Education Officers (REOs) and Quality Assurance Officers (QAOs).
Component 4: Program monitoring, accountability and communication: This component includes monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, as well as communication of results. The program will adopt a robust approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning, with a dual approach – internal monitoring, building upon the limited structure and initial tools available to the Federal and State-level Ministries, and an externally-led evaluation process. Emerging trends and results will be compiled, shared through coordination mechanisms such as the Program Steering Committee, the Joint Review of the Education Sector (JRES) and the ESC, and interpreted/ reflected upon at regional and district levels to improve practices and reinforce positive results on the ground.
Objectives of the Consultancy
Two TTIs will be established with the capacity to enroll 240 student teachers and 60 children with special needs. The two TTIs are expected to serve the four regional states. One TTI will be located in Beledweyne and will serve Galmudug and Hirshabelle while the other TTI will be located in Baardheere and will serve Southwest and Jubaland regional states.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to work closely with the architectural firm (TUSA Architects) and to oversee as well as approve the architectural plans, structural designs and analysis, soil bearing test results, bill of quantities, bill of materials and survey map for the two TTIs. The engineer will be expected to review all materials submitted by the architectural design firm and to provide feedback within 4 days of each submission. In addition to this, the consultant will also provide technical contribution in the selection of the construction firms (s) that will undertake the construction of the TTIs mentioned above.
Scope of work and deliverables
The consultant will be expected to review and approve all materials produced by architectural design firm including the following:
· Review and approval of conceptual design and schematic design;
· Review and approval of architectural designs, structural designs, structural analysis report;
· Review and approval of survey maps;
· Review and approval of bill of quantities, bill of materials, draft tender documents.
· A master’s degree in civil engineering or a relevant field;
· Extensive experience in construction of education facilities (e.g. schools, TTIs etc);
· Proficient in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software
· Understanding of the Somali context;
· Fluency in both Somali and English.
· in-depth knowledge of engineering, technology, building, construction, and design.
Interested candidates are requested to send their technical and financial proposal Application letter, CV and academic & professional certificates as a single document to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 Dec 2019 indicating “Application for Consultant Engineer to oversee the construction quality of the TTI as subject line. Late applications will not be considered.