Identifying a process for making the Cameroon EMIS disability-inclusive

Request for Expressions of Interest:

Identifying a process for making the Cameroon EMIS disability-inclusive (Consultancy). 

Sightsavers is looking for an external consultant/s to identify a process for making the Cameroon EMIS disability inclusive.

Ministries of Education around the world are increasingly expected to develop and use effective Education Management Information Systems (EMIS). Amongst other things, EMIS are expected to collect data to reflect how children with disabilities are included within education systems. In July 2019, UNESCO and UNICEF jointly organized a workshop in Paris to discuss inclusive education with key partners from West and Central francophone Africa. The ministry of basic education (MINEDUB) of Cameroon, as well as Sightsavers, participated. A session held on EMIS, facilitated by Daniel Mont, encouraged ministries to make EMIS more disability inclusive. Sightsavers is willing to provide technical assistance in this area, and has identified several steps to start this process.

A consultant or team of consultants are required to identify i) how the Cameroon EMIS is currently structured and how it collects, stores, analyses data (process of data collection) including data on disability; ii) how data are used to influence decision-making, particularly with regards to disability inclusion; and iii) what are the recommendations to make the EMIS more disability inclusive. The consultant/s will need to work closely with MINEDUB and other in-country stakeholders in order to achieve this goal, as well as with Sightsavers

Consultancy requirements

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Educated to Master’s level (or above) in education studies or a field relevant to this position
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practice in disability, education and development, including familiarity with models of disability and relevant international legislation and agreements
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Education Management Information Systems
  • Expertise in the knowledge and collection of disability data
  • Previous experience working in West/Central Africa, ideally in Cameroon (desirable but not essential)

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and French
  • Cultural sensitivity and patience
  • Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to initiate, innovate and translate ideas into effective action plans.
  • Knowledge of alternative languages/formats of communication (e.g. braille, sign language) (desirable, but not essential)
  • Desk-top publishing skills, including familiarity with Word
  • Project proposal and report writing skills
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities
  • Good team player
  • Ability to manage time and resources to achieve challenging goals with the minimum of external supervision

For full details, please see the terms of reference for this assignment.

 

How to express your interest:

To express your interest to undertake this assignment, please download our Expression of Interest form and Budget Template and return this completed form by email to [email protected]

Please also include, CVs of team members. Expressions presented in any other format, including the submission of CVs alone will not be considered.

Deadline: 16 August 2020

The successful applicant will be notified by September and should be ready to start in October 2020.

Closing Date: 16 August, 2020

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