Overview

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a consultant to undertake a training on Teachers in crisis contexts (TICC) in Kismayu.

Purpose of the Consultancy

ADRA is keen to provide TICC training to 60 teachers drawn from 15 schools supported by the project in Kismayu. This training will target both untrained and trained teachers who require refresher training, or training in critical areas relevant in crisis contexts, like child protection, as well as those teachers who are new to teaching in crisis affected environments of Kismayu.

The Training will build basic teaching competencies for both trained and untrained teachers in Kismayu, and will be based on four core modules, developed around a simplified set of teacher competencies. The training will be aimed towards supporting teachers’ progress towards development of the competencies.

  1. Scope and Specific Objectives

The scope of activities and specific training objectives shall be guided as follows:

Module (s)Course TitleDurationFrom Whom
Introductory PackGuidance using the pack, facilitator tips, sample evaluation and assessment tools and more23 hours
(12 sessions)
ToT
CORE MODULES60 hours
Module 1Pedagogy16 hours– Classroom Management
– Active and engaging learning

– Questioning

– Child development and differentiation

– Assessment

Module 2Curriculum and Planning14 hours– Using curriculum
– Long-term planning and learning objectives

– Lesson planning

– Making lessons relevant and meaningful

Module 3Child Protection, Well-being and Inclusion18 hours– Introduction to child protection and child rights
– Creating a safe space

– Inclusive Classrooms

– Teaching Life Skills and Seeking further support for Children

Module 4Teacher’s Role and Well-being12 hours– The role of the teacher in the school and community
– Code of Conduct

– Teacher Well-being and Stress management

– Collaboration and Communities of Practice

Methodology

The training and the facilitator (s) leading the training will model the format, structure, and pedagogical techniques teachers should use in their own lessons and classrooms. Each session within each module will be divided into the following sections:

Reflect and Revisit: Will draw upon participants existing knowledge and reviews material learned in previous sessions or modules.

Learn: Will introduce new material/content.

Practice: Will give participants multiple opportunities to practice using what they are learning during the training.

Planning and Action: Will provide an opportunity for participants to plan how they can apply their skills to their own classroom.

Assess: Will provide time for participants to complete a self-assessment on how well they currently use skills from the training and to create a plan to develop these skills, using the Skills and Strategies handout. Participants will continue to refer to this handout after the training to reflect and collaborate.

In addition, the consultant is expected to ensure the following:

  • Conduct a teacher needs assessment prior to commencement of the training
  • Contextualize training modules and materials to the Somali context
  • Decide upon a suitable time frame and sequencing of the modules and sessions
  • Ensure that teachers have ongoing support and opportunities to practice what they learn in the training
  1. Deliverables
  1. Inception Report and training plan
  1. Participatory needs assessment
  2. Training course outline and plan
  3. Deliver the training at a venue in Kismayu for a period of no less than 12 days.
  4. Prepare a report on the training with an evaluation and lessons learnt for future interventions.
  5. Present the training report to ADRA in soft and hard copies.
  1. Required competencies:
  • Advanced Degree in Education from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Extensive experience in teacher training particularly for crisis contexts
  • Extensive experience of delivering similar training and developing training manuals for teachers in Somalia
  • Working experience in the TICC approach or similar approaches
  • Good facilitation and report writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Familiarity with the Somalia context and education sector in particular
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Somali languages

For the full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org. Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to hr@adrasom.org by 7th October 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’