Position: Research Consultant to develop one policy brief on Lifelong Learning (LLL) policy implementation (NGO Education Partnership)__Deadline:21-May

NGO Education Partnership is recruiting a research consultant to develop one policy brief on Lifelong Learning (LLL) policy implementation.

How to Apply
Interested individuals, teams, and firms are requested to send CVs and Cover Letter along with assignment proposal (3-4 pages only) to NEP at sreynich.leng@nepcambodia.org or info@nepcambodia.org.
The application deadline is May 20, 2024

1.    Introduction
NGO Education Partnership (NEP) envisions inclusive and high quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all the people in Cambodia. NEP is a membership organisation with 70 membership organisations (Local NGOs and International NGOs). NEP promotes positive partnership and  collaboration among members and  development partners in  the education sector in Cambodia. The coalition's mandate includes support for community-led assessments and research, monitoring of sub-national and national policy, joint advocacy, and engagement of actors working in vocational training, non-formal education, inclusive education, equivalency programs, and life skills. It also includes coordination and communications with CSOs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Additionally, NEP is also a permanent secretariat of 6 thematic working groups including Network on Early Childhood Care and Development (NECCD), Primary Education Sub-Sector Working Group (PE-SSWG), Sub-Working Group on School Reform (SWG-SR), Working Group Education and Disabilities (WGED), Sub-Working Group on Teacher Capacity Development (SWG-TCD), Sub-Working Group on Non-Formal Education (SWG-NFE) holding accountable for activities’ coordination and financial management.

Funded by BMZ through DVV International under the project named, Support of adult education in Cambodia, NEP will develop one policy brief on Lifelong Learning (LLL) Policy implementation in the modality of non-formal learning and adult learning through consultation with development partners, CSOs, private sector on best practices, challenges and offer recommendation to decision makers/ policy makers.

2.Context
The objective of this assignment is to create a comprehensive policy brief focusing on Lifelong Learning (LLL) policy implementation. The policy brief aims to identify effective interventions and assess their impact on enhancing LLL policy through knowledge management, resource mobilization, and support mechanisms. It seeks to inform key decision-makers and policymakers about LLL practices at the local, sub-national, and national levels.

The policy brief will involve the following key components:
a.    Analysis of existing LLL policies and relevant education policies.
b.    Evaluation of current LLL initiatives, programs, and projects across different levels of the education sector.
c.    Identification of challenges, gaps, and barriers in LLL policy implementation.
d.    Recommendation of potential strategies to address the identified issues and enhance LLL policy effectiveness.
e.    NEP, members and education stakeholders enhance the development of LLL national action plan through a variety of joint advocacy effort

By synthesizing information  and insights from  various sources, the policy brief will provide valuable insights into the state of LLL policy implementation and offer actionable recommendations to improve its outcomes.

For the development of this policy brief, the consultant will employ qualitative methods and analysis, including desk reviews and consultations with relevant stakeholders in Lifelong Learning
(LLL) education. These stakeholders encompass education-focused Civil Society Organizations
(CSOs), members of the NGO Education Partnership (NEP), LLL centers, Community Learning Centers (CLCs), LLL departments, development partners, private sectors, and authorities, etc.

3. Methodology/Scope of Work

The consultant is to propose a methodology for gathering Lifelong Learning (LLL) information and outlining a plan for developing the policy brief.

The policy brief will gather all actual implementation of the lifelong learning centre both run by government or NGO and the consultant will analyze the gap between implementation and policy.

The policy recommendations should be developed in response to the gaps and challenges of LLL policy implementation and based on the good practices.

Deliverables/Expected Outputs
The consultant is required to provide both the policy brief development plan and the methodology for gathering information. The initial draft of the policy brief should be submitted in the third week following the proposed plan. Subsequently, the final version of the policy brief must be submitted within one calendar week after the submission of the draft. The policy brief should adhere to a clear and straightforward writing style in English, following the outline approved during the proposed plan.

3.    Work schedule/ timeframe and deliverables
The policy brief development (5 days of assignment) will run for 4 weeks including information gathering using mixed qualitative methods: desk review; online or face-to- face in-depth interviews or focus group discussions.

4.    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience Required for Consultant
Academic qualifications in Humanitarian and Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, other related studies
Five years’ responsible experience in organising, leading research and evaluation Good knowledge of Khmer
Experience in policy paper, policy brief development
Ability to take the initiative within clearly-defined parameters. Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions. Proven ability to keep to deadlines.

The submission package should be organized as follows:

CVs and Cover Letter
Cover  letter  of  interest  and  description  of how  the applicant  meets the    required/desired
qualifications and competencies CVs of all proposed team members Assignment Proposal includes:
Title Page (with name, contact details of applicant/consultancy firm, and a summary of the team) What are the approaches/strategies you will use to achieve the assignments?
Work Plan (with milestones and timeframes)
Budget Plan (with milestones breakdown _ 1500$ including service tax)
3 professional references (They must be familiar with the consultant capacity)

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