Consultant

Employer: Fundatia WORLD VISION ROMANIA
Domain:
  • Others
  • Education - Training
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: peste 5 years of experience
    Location:
  • BUCHAREST
  • Updated at: 11.09.2020
    Short company description

    World Vision Romania is a Christian foundation (non for profit, non governmental) which implements community development programs, as well as advocacy and humanitarian relief programs mostly in rural areas, placing the children’s wellbeing as their focal point. Our organization is focusing on working with children, their families and their communities, supporting them in their efforts to successfully tackle with the challenges of poverty and injustice.
    Inspired by our Christian values, we work with the most vulnerable people, irrespective of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

    * World Vision Romania prelucreaza datele dumneavoastra cu caracter personal in scopul recrutarii de personal, asa cum reiese din Nota de Informare privind prelucrarea datelor cu caracter personal in scopul recrutarii, disponibila pe site-ul fundatiei. Inainte de a aplica pentru acest post, va invitam sa consultati nota de informare mentionata. Aplicand pentru un post disponibil va exprimati consimtamantul ca datele dumneavoastra cu caracter personal sa fie prelucrate de catre Fundatia World Vision Romania in conditiile mentionate in Nota de informare.

    Requirements

    In-depth knowledge on Child Rights and Child protection (with a special focus on educational settings and/or bullying);
    Proven competency in child participatory research methods;
    Demonstrated experience in collecting and analysing quantitat ive/ survey data;
    Demonstrated experience in collecting and analysing qualitative data;
    Expertise in working and consulting with different educational stakeholders, in similar researches or direct work;
    Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
    Ability to prepare materialsand conduct activitiesin educational settings;
    Ability to be creative and open;
    Very good planning and time management skills;
    Ability to work under time constraints;

    Responsibilities

    In the context of the Joining Forces Romania initiative, Terre des hommes – Elvetia Foundation (Tdh), Save the Children Romania, SOS Children’s Villages Romania and World Vision Romania, are looking for a consultant/ team of consultants, to design and conduct a school-climate assessment in 12 Romanian schools and high-schools. A central part of the approach will consist of a child participatory research methodology, actively involving a group of children in all the stages of the assessment.

    The main tasks of the consultant(s) are:

    a) Participate, together with the four CP organisation in a joint workshop on child participatory research methods (the workshop will be facilitated by Joining Forces experts at the global level);

    b) Desk research on school-climate conceptualisation and measurement. A set of initial resources will be provided by the four partner organisations;

    c) Work closely with the four CP organisations and the local schools, throughout the entire period of the consultancy. The 4 NGOs will facilitate the initial access of the researchers in the 12 educational units included in the assessment, while the consultant(s) will coordinate afterwards with each school for organising the data collection activities. Given the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, solutions for on-line data collection might also be considered;

    d) Participate in meetings with the independent researcher and the Ministry of Education. Our aim is that the methodological package produced during the consultancy will be officially endorsed by the authorities;

    e) Co-facilitate the meetings for the board of children and ensure their meaningful participation throughout all the stages of the school-climate assessment. All the deliverables should be elaborated taking into account the results and conclusions of the children’s board meetings. (Identifying the interested children and organising the board will fall under the responsibility of the f our CP organisations);

    f) Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for tracking the level and quality of participation for the children who are members in the board.

    g) Develop the instruments for the school-climate assessment (survey among students and qualitative interviews/ focus group discussions with educational staff or other relevant stakeholders). Exploring gender and diversity differences related to violence against children is an important dimension of the assessment;

    h) Conducting the school-climate assessment in the 12 schools (data collection);

    i) Produce reports on the school-climate for each school;

    j) Develop recommendations on how the local strategy and plan for preventing bullying should be designed in each of the 12 schools;

    k) Develop a methodological package and a set of general recommendations on how the school-climate assessment can be replicated by educational staff and students from other schools

    DELIVERABLES

    The consultant is expected to deliver:

    1. A report on the current state of the school-climate for each of the 12 educational units included in the pilot;

    2. A set of recommendations on how the local strategy and plan for preventing bullying should be designed in each of the 12 schools;

    3. A methodological package with all the research instruments used for child participation, data collection and analysis. The package should also present step-by-step instructions on how the tools can be used by students and educational staff from other schools.

    4. General recommendations on how the school-climate assessment can be replicated by educational staff and students from other schools.

    Other info

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    The applicants are invited to submit:

    - CV (no more than 3 pages),
    - List of publications/ reports of a similar nature and scope.
    - Expression of interest (no more than 3 pages) explaining how they fit the qualifications required and outlining the approach and methods that the consultant will use and implement in the course of the research process
    - Financial offer

    Qualified applicants should submit their application package to the following email addresses laura.savaghica @ tdh.ch; george.matu @ tdh.ch by September 18th 2020, 18:00 PM. Please reference “Joining Forces Romania: School-Climate Assessment_Consultant and your full name” in the subject line.The selected consultant will be required to agree and comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding standards, as well as to adhere to and follow Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.