· Short-term consultancy assignment
· Commencing 01 March 2024, concluding 31 August 2024
Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit:
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought, or conflict – we are there on the ground.
About the project:
In 2016, Save the Children, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in Education Sector (GADRRRES), conducted a global survey collecting baseline data on national (and sub-national) comprehensive school safety (CSS) policies and programs. The World Bank Globa l Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery supported this initiative.
The survey tool available online (SurveyMonkey) consisted of 29 multi-part questions designed to assess national and sub-national policies and programs related to the school safety enabling environment and the three Comprehensive School Safety Framework pillars (i.e., Safer Learning Facilities, School Disaster Management, and Risk Reduction and Resilience Education). The survey also explores the facilitative and hindering factors for policy development and implementation. A total of 68 countries across Latin America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific regions participated in the survey. The survey outputs were validated and substantiated through additional data collection methods, including desk review, key informant interviews, and collective responses from education authorities, subject-matter experts, and members of the country’s school safety coordination platforms. The outputs from the survey were intended to strengthen the evidence foundations to identify priorities for school safety actions at the school, national, and regional/global levels.
In 2021, GADRRRES reviewed the CSS Framework through a global consultation process and launched the revised Comprehensive School Safety Framework 2022-2030 in September 2022. The CSS Targets and Indicators were also updated to correspond with the revised Framework. Following these GADRRRES initiatives, the Alliance prioritised the implementation of a new round of CSS policy mapping as a follow-up to the 2016 global CSS policy survey and to serve as a basis for assessing and further strengthening the global implementation of the CSS Framework 2022-2030. In the latter part of 2023, Save the Children initiated the development of a new policy survey instrument and methodology aligned to the expanded scope, targets, and indicators of the revised CSS Framework. This planned CSS Policy Survey is ta rgeted to be implemented in 2024 and aims to reach at least 75 countries across the globe. The results from the survey are also expected to generate CSS Country Policy Profiles and aggregated global and regional/sub-regional reports.
Where you come in:
Save the Children Australia is seeking expressions of interest or proposals for technical support to coordinate the global implementation of the 2024 CSS Policy Survey for GADRRRES (https://gadrrres.net).
This assignment includes coordination with GADRRRES regional affiliates, national CSS focal points, and other relevant stakeholders and partners, dissemination of the survey tools and relevant documents to the target respondents, survey response monitoring, collation, and validation for reliable analysis and reporting.
In this consulting assignment, you will:
Save the Children will ensure:
For detailed information, the full Terms of Reference are available here.
This consultancy requires a candidate with the following qualifications:
We’d love to hear from you. To apply please send an application that includes:
Applications must be received no later than 19 February 2024 and can be sent to: Ms. Nadia B. Pulmano, Technical Advisor – Disaster Risk Reduction and School Safety (email@example.com).
Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All consultants are required to undergo an International / National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.