Tender ID: T17/2016
Tender Name: Consultancy to Review the Pacific Education Development Framework
Reference Document:  TOR  
Open Date: 19-07-2016
Close Date: revised to 12am 22-08-2016 (Fiji time and date)
Required Pre-qualification Refer to TOR
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Overview:

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW THE PACIFIC EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK (PEDF) AND REGIONAL EDUCATION ARCHITECTURE

The Forum Secretariat is looking to contract a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to review the implementation of the Pacific Education Development Framework (PEDF) and how it has impacted education development in the Forum island countries. The PEDF (2009 – 2015) has now come to its end and the review will focus on how the regional education framework has supported national education systems in the Pacific meet their own national targets as well as regional and global education goals.

The Consultant will be accountable to the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat working under the supervision of the Social Policy
Adviser to evaluate:

a. The impact of the Pacific Education Development Framework (PEDF) in making a difference in the education sector at the national level.

b. Whether the Pacific Education Development Framework remains the most effective approach to strategic investment in the region.

c.The extent to which countries have used the PEDF in their national education sector plans to achieve national, regional and global education targets.

d. Aligning the findings with the new draft regional education priorities identified by the PHES Small Working Group for their consideration.

e. Assess the effectiveness of governance arrangements in regional education sector to drive decisions over investments and track performance.

f. The appropriateness and fit-for-purpose nature of regional education monitoring and reporting arrangements.

Applicants should have the following:

Academic qualifications:

At least a college or university degree in education policy development, education planning and monitoring and evaluation, or other relevant disciplines in
education sector development.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

· Experience conducting education reviews, monitoring and evaluation, education sector planning including cost benefit analysis

· Some understanding of education sector programs in the Pacific

· Sound technical knowledge of key qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

· Experience in conducting consultations / meetings for different level stakeholders

· Fluency in spoken and written English

· Excellent writing skills.

Personal competencies:

· Ability to analyse complex information without biases

· Ability to work in intensive work environments

· An action-oriented approach and strong drive for results

· Ability to keep to planned timelines

· Negotiation, facilitation and communication skills

· Working with teams of diverse capacities.

The EOI should be a maximum of 1 ½ pages and include a budget.

Please click here to download the Terms of Reference (TOR)

How to apply:

Submissions should be entitled:

Expression Of Interest - CONSULTANCY TO REVIEW THE PACIFIC EDUCATIONDEVELOPMENT
FRAMEWORK (PEDF) AND REGIONAL EDUCATION ARCHITECTURE

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Private Mail Bag

Suva,
Fiji

Method of Submissions:

Submissions must be forwarded in PDF format following the instructions at:

www.tenders.net/forumsec

*All interested bidders will need to register at www.tenders.net/forumsec

Deadline for Submissions:

Submissions need to reach the Secretariat by5pm (Fiji time) on Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

Late or incomplete tenders will not be considered.

All queries or request for information must be submitted via the Question and Answer Forum on www.tenders.net/forumsec before 5pm on Friday 2
September.

All queries will be responded to via the Question and Answer Forum on www.tenders.net/forumsec before 5pm on Wednesday 7
September.

Note: The Secretariat will not be responsible for non-receipt/non-delivery of the Bid documents due to any reason whatsoever.

Any complaints regarding the Secretariat’s tender must be directed to the following email: Tender.Complaints@forumsec.org. This email address will forward your complaint to a person that is independent and removed from the tender process. Complaints must be well founded and should not be used as a mechanism for notifying displeasure with the outcome of a tender award.

In the event that further information is required by the Secretariat in relation to the tender for consultancy, the Secretariat reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for resubmission of proposals.

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