National Consultant for Education Data Monitoring

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TITLE: (National) Consultant, Education Data Monitoring

LOCATION: New Delhi, with possible travel to UNICEF supported states

DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: 8 months (Full-time consultancy)

CLOSING DATE: 11 April 2017

  • BACKGROUND

Education Management Information System (EMIS) as a repository for data collection, processing, analyzing and reporting of educational information plays an important role in policy, planning resource allocation, decision making and monitoring the progress. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India has taken an initiative to collect student wise information, which is an integral component of existing EMIS (UDISE) data collection process. U-DISE data with student database system is now available for further analysis to understand trends and association with meaningful variables. It will also be useful to compliment the UDISE data with other secondary sources like Census, NSSO, and National Achievement Survey (NAS) for the effective planning, programming and implementation. Such an analysis is critical for understanding equity patterns to determine disadvantaged groups to support planning process and implementation. Therefore, it is important to strengthen and monitor closely these data trends to provide regular feedback to programming strategies in general and in evolving differential programming strategies both at national and state level.

UNICEF continues to support NUEPA and MHRD, Government of India for the strengthening of UDISE and is critical to continue the support for the improvement of this EMIS. The proposed consultancy is aimed to provide the necessary technical support for the strengthening of EMIS/UDISE and in building the capacity of educational functionaries at various levels along with providing data analytical support to the Education section for evidence based advocacy, planning, programming and implementation.

2. OBJECTIVES

Strengthening EMIS/UDISE system- technical support in analysis of data, capacity building of government functionaries, data visualization of UDISE portal and to provide data analytical support to Education section for evidence based advocacy, planning, programming and implementation.

  • Duty Station

New Delhi with occasional travel to states

  • Supervisor

Education Specialist, UNICEF India

5.Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Provide technical support to NUEPA in implementation of EMIS including student database system
  • Provide technical support to NUEPA and technical agency in data visualization related activity
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor and review implementation of EMIS including student database
  • Analyze U-DISE 2016-17 data on the critical educational indicators related to RTE compliance at national level and in UNICEF supported states, as per required
  • Build capacity of education officials, teacher educators and EMIS staff on use of data to support planning and effective decision making
  • Analyze secondary data sources such as Census, NSSO, NCERT, ASER and reports released by MHRD and other organizations and update education fact sheet
  • Provide data support to Education section in preparing various documents, proposals, donor reports etc. and work in close collaboration with PPE section and UIS for SDG indicators

6.KEY DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE

April- December 2016

S.No.

Deliverables

Timeline

1

· Report on support to NUEPA on review of student database

· Report on status of SDG indicators at the national level

· Draft concept note for data visualization

· Report on status of key educational indicators based on U-DISE data (two states)

End of the 1st month

2

· Presentation on analysis outcome indicators based on U-DISE 2016-17 data (Two states)

· Activity report on support provided for U-DISE related activities

· District wise profiles /fact sheet on RTE compliance for one state

· Draft note on proposed indicators and level of disaggregation for data visualization

· Workshop report on capacity building of educational functionaries.

End of the 2nd month

3

· Report on analysis of trend, status of RTE compliance and outcome indicator analysis of U-DISE 2016-17 at national level

· Analytical presentation of Census/NSSO or other sources

· Report on review of data visualization dashboard and activity report on data supported to section

· Report on inputs provided for student database system

End of the 3rd month

4

· Report in analysis Trend, status of RTE compliance and outcome indicator analysis of U-DISE 2016-17 for two states

· Activity report on support provided for U-DISE related activities including plan for student database year 2017-18.

· Workshop report on capacity building of educational functionaries at state level

End of the 4th month

5

· Report in assessment of quality of UDISE 16-17 data at national level

· Develop education fact sheet and presentation on key educational indicators

· Presentation on trends in identified outcome indicators

· Report in inputs for data visualization finalization

End of the 5th month

6

· Workshop report on capacity building of educational functionaries at state level

· Activity report on support provided for U-DISE related activities

· Analytical presentation of Census/NSSO or other sources

End of the 6th month

7

· Update “Status of Elementary Education” booklets for (National and 16 states) based on recent data

· Activity report on data supported to section and NUEPA on student database and data visualization

· Analyze Gender parity in various key educational indicators state wise and prepare presentation

End of the 7th month

8

· Workshop report on capacity building of educational functionaries at state level

· Analyze UDISE 2016-17 and prepare presentation from equity perspective

· Final report on support provided for data visualization

Middle of the 8th month

9

· Revise education fact sheet and prepare presentation on key educational indicators

· Report on support provided to NUEPA for EMIS and capacity building of NUEPA on data visualization

End of the 8th month

7. Estimated Duration of Contract

8 months from the date of start to December 2017.

8.Official Travel Involved

Occasional travel to state offices when required (5-7 days in a month)

9.QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree in the field of Social Sciences / Education/ Computer Science
  • At least five years’ experience in working with government counterparts especially in field of education/assessment/monitoring.
  • Experience of strengthening EMIS at national and state level
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills and understanding of analytical tools/software
  • Strong understanding of issues of education in planning and monitoring.
  • Good English writing and presentation skills.
  • Harmonious working relationships and ability to manage complex multi-partner work groups.

10.PAYMENT TERMS

  • Payment is linked to receipt and satisfactory acceptance of deliverables.
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed at actuals based on receipt of invoices/reports.
  • Per Diem will be reimbursed at UNICEF consultant rates.

Please submit your online application by COB 11th April 2017

HOW TO APPLY:Your online application should contain threeseparate attachments:

  • A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position (to be uploaded online)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online)
  • A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee as per template attached below. Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving. (to be uploaded under other supporting documents).
  • Without the financial proposal template your application will be considered incomplete.

Financial Bids_education DataMonitoringConsultant.docx

The selection will be on the basis of technical evaluation & financial offer in the ratio of 80:20. The criteria for technical evaluation will be as follows:

  • Relevant educational qualifications of the candidate – 8/10 (Min/ Max)
  • Relevant experience of building capacity of government functionaries in educational planning: 12/15 (Min/Max)
  • Sample of previous work (atleast3), especially in relation to data analysis and development of equity patterns, trends supporting differential planning : 28/35 (Min/Max)
  • Experience of working with Government/Bilateral/International/UN Agencies, especially building capacity of educational functionaries on the use of data in education planning 16/20 (Min/Max)

Total technical score – 80. Minimum overall qualifying score is 64/80. Only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks of 64 as well as score the minimum score in each of the above criteria will be considered technically responsive

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.

For any clarifications, please contact:

UNICEF

Supply & Procurement Section

73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Telephone # +91-11-24606520 (Direct)

Fax # +91-11-24391410; Email: indconsultants@unicef.org

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

HOW TO APPLY:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503870

 

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