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Terms of Reference (ToR) - Local consultant to develop content for an online teacher training program on Individual Education Plan

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Local consultant to develop content for an online teacher training program on Individual Education Plan 

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Background of Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent children's organization. Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. Around the world, we work every day to provide children with a healthy start in life, opportunities to learn and protection from harm. When crises break out, and children are the most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure that children's needs are met and that their voices are heard. We bring long-term results for millions of children, including the most difficult to reach.

We do everything we can for children - every day and in times of crisis - by transforming their lives and our shared future.

Our vision: a world in which every child realizes the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission: to inspire new developments in the way the world treats children and to achieve rapid and long-term changes in their lives.

Our values: Accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.

We are committed to ensuring that our resources are utilized as efficiently as possible, with a focus on achieving maximum impact on children.

General information on the project

Strengthening Inclusive Education and Employability for Children and Youth with Disabilities, a project funded by Save the Children Italy, aims to empower boys and girls with disabilities in Kosovo to reach their full potential through promoting better access to quality inclusive education and job opportunities for children and youth with disabilities living in Ferizaj, Gjakova, Gjilan, Mitrovica South, Peja, Prishtina, Prizren. The project proposes to achieve this through three main pillars/outputs: 1) By improving the access and quality of uninterrupted education and other services for girls and boys with disabilities and their families, specifically in the context of COVID-19; 2) By strengthening support services for inclusive education of children with disabilities in Kosovo; and lastly, 3) By improving the access and quality of vocational education and life skills for youth with disabilities 

Objective

Within the framework of the project, Save the Children Kosova/o (SCiK) is aiming to develop an online / digitalize the training program on Individual Education Plan (IEP) for teachers of pre-university education. To achieve this, SCiK is seeking one Local Consultant that will develop the content for the training program. The digitalized training program is expected to last about 6 hours of active training. The training program should incorporate necessary modules as self-administered e-learning course and require active participation. After each developed module, a quiz should be developed. 

Services to be provided by the Service Provider

The local consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop an overview of the IEP, its purpose, and the legal requirements associated with it, and an understanding of the Administrative Instruction for IEP.
  • Compile instructions for completing the IEP form, including administrative, educational, and rehabilitative parts.
  • Compile guidance for teachers on transition planning process as part of the IEP, including setting goals for post-primary education, lower secondary or upper secondary education.
  • Provide concrete examples for teachers on accommodations and modifications to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs, as described in their IEPs, including strategies for modifying the curriculum and adapting assessments.
  • Ensure that the content of the training is clear for teachers and educators to understand the process of developing an IEP, including the criteria for having an IEP, how the IEP relates to the general curriculum, and responsibilities for initiating an IEP.
  • Ensure that the content of the training cover methods for data collection to monitor the progress of pupils with special educational needs towards achieving IEP goals.
  • Develop the content of the videos that will be included in the training, in consultation with SCiK and designing company.
  • Ensure that the content of the training modules is engaging and informative, to be designed in various multimedia, such as videos, case studies, interactive quizzes, and real-life examples from schools.
  • Develop questions and keys for quizzes / tests for every module to be developed with the intention to verify the teachers' understanding of the modules' content.

Required experience and skills 

The local consultant must meet the following conditions:

  • Master’s degree in Education or any related field of study. Inclusive Education would be considered a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing training programs and modules of similar complexity.
  • Proven knowledge on IEP. Experience in delivering trainings for teachers on IEP would be considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge on inclusive education and education of children with special educational needs.  
  • Excellent command of English and Albanian (written / spoken).  
  • Ability to produce well-written reports, in reader-friendly format, demonstrating excellent analytical and communication skills.

Timeline

The assignment must be completed during the period from May to July 2024 with a total of 25 working days, as specified in the schedule below.

Status Updates / Reporting

The selected local consultant should maintain ongoing communication with representatives of SCiK during the entire assignment period. Furthermore, the assignment will require attendance on the coordination meetings with the designing company of the training program.

Payment information

SCiK will remunerate the consultant on a daily gross fee from which the income taxes and pension contribution will be withheld and paid, based on Kosovo Law) or in an amount free of VAT in the case of the company. SCiK will make the payment through bank transfer in the rconsultant’s bank account upon completion and approval of the assignment and submission of the completed timesheet/invoice.

Payment will only be made upon receipt of a valid invoice accompanied by the timesheet/s for the relevant period. The fees are inclusive of all costs, overheads, and expenses, including travel, subsistence, and accommodation.

How to apply

Interested candidates are welcome to apply by submitting the documentation listed below to procurementkosovo@savethechildren.org under the subject: ’IEP e-training', not later than 27.05.2024 at 16:30.

  1. Summary of proposed structure of the training module.
  2. Financial proposal.
  3. Evidence of similar tasks carried out.

 

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