Terms of Reference: ECCD Trainer

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Extending Integrated Community Based ECCD in Kosovo

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Background on Save the Children

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General information on the project

The specific objective of this project is to improve access and quality in ECCD (Early Childhood Care and Development) services that foster holistic development of children aged 0-6. In line with this objective the project aims to promote better care and education practices for children attending preschools and community-based ECCD centres by increasing educators’ professional capacities in certain core areas, and thus improve the quality of education provided in preschools and ECCD Community Based Centres in targeted municipalities.

Objective

  • To provide training module on “Observation and its use in assessment of children in preschool education 0-3” and provide technical expertise to the preschool educators working with children aged 0-3 of project targeted preschool institutions and ECCD centres.
  • To provide training module on “Observation and its use in assessment of children in preschool education 3-6” and provide technical expertise to the preschool educators working with children aged 3-6 of project targeted preschool institutions and ECCD centres.
  • To provide training module on “Class management with children aged 0-3” and provide technical expertise to the preschool educators working with children aged 0-3 of project targeted preschool institutions and ECCD centres.
  • To provide training module on “Class management with children aged 3-6” and provide technical expertise to the preschool educators working with children aged 3-6 of project targeted preschool institutions and ECCD centres.
  • To provide training module on “Use and adaptation of kindergarden and preschool practices for educational and developmental purposes” and provide technical expertise to the preschool educators working with children aged 0-6 of project targeted preschool institutions and ECCD centres.

 Location and official travel involved

The trainings are to be held in Pristina, Kosovo. Reimbursement of travel to Pristina shall be compensated according to SCiK’s official transportation guidelines for reimbursement.

Services the Supplier will provide

Deliver five (5) accredited training modules on ECCD, and conduct pre-post analysis and overall training evaluation on the said modules.

Experience and skill set required

The trainer should have the following essential skills and knowledge:

  • University degree (Masters’ degree preferred) in education, human rights, psychology, social work or any related field in the social sciences;
  • 5-7 years of work experience in the field of training and development, including designing and delivering education development programs;
  • Experience of working with preschool educators would be an asset;
  • Strong interactive facilitation skills and an adaptive, dynamic instructional approach to ensure learning remains tailored to evolving discussions and questions;
  • The ability to communicate technical subject matter (in oral and written form) to people with varying technical knowledge and skills;
  •  Creative, open and acceptance for suggestions;
  • Respect for timeframes.

SCiK expects the following deliverables and timeline:

Timeline

The assignment should be delivered during the period between April – June 2022, as specified in the schedule below. The final report should be delivered not later than seven (7) days after completion of the final assignment/training delivery.

Estimated Commencement Date: April 14th 2022

Estimated End Date: June 13th 2022

 

Deliverable number

Deliverable title

Description

Format and style

Days of work

Delivery date

1

Preparation and adaptation of materials/presentations

Preparation of training materials for five (5) training modules

Training materials and presentations

5

April 14th 2022

2

Delivery of training

Deliver one (1) day training in “Observation and its use in assessment of children in preschool education 0-3” for two groups of educators.

Training day

2

April 28th & 30th 2022

3

Delivery of training

Deliver one (1) day training in “Observation and its use in assessment of children in preschool education 3-6” for two groups of educators.

Training day

2

May 5th & 7th 2022

4

Delivery of training

Deliver one (1) day training in “Class management with children aged 0-3” for two groups of educators.

Training day

2

May 12th & 14th 2022

5

Delivery of training

Deliver one (1) day training in “Class management with children aged 3-6” for two groups of educators.

Training day

2

May 19th & 21st 2022

6

Delivery of training

Deliver one (1) day training “Use and adaptation of nursery and kindergarden practices for educational and developmental purposes” for four groups of educators.

Training day

4

May 26th & 28th and June 2nd & 4th 2022

7

Conduct pre and post tests

Deliver a final narrative report with analysis of pre-tests and post-tests, as well as overall training satisfactory report.

Analysis of pre and post tests

1

June 13th 2022

 

Total number of working days:

         18

 

Status updates/reporting

·       Hold the training event according to the agenda that fulfils the expectations of the participants;

·       Make own arrangements for cross-border travel;

·       Deliver the final report of the training.

Acceptance

·       Deliverable 1 – to be confirmed by the ECCD Officer by April 14th, 2022;

·       Deliverable 2 to 6 – to be confirmed to have taken place by the ECCD Officer within aforementioned training dates set on the table above;

·       Deliverable 7 – to be approved by the ECCD Officer by June 13th, 2022.

General assumptions and dependencies

The organization is responsible for:

·        Assisting with the preparation of the training materials for the delivery of trainings;

·        Providing relevant documents (such as: Early Learning Development Standards for Children age 0 to 6, Kosovo Curriculum Framework, Competent educators of the 21st Century, etc.);

·        Providing the Service Provider with quick access to all relevant material produced by Save the Children members.

Payment information 

SCIK will remunerate the Service Provider on a daily gross fee, from which the income taxes and pension contribution will be withheld and paid according to the Kosovo Law. The terms of payment are in accordance with Save the Children payment policy. All payments will be made through bank transfer within Kosovo.

The Service Provider will invoice SCiK for the fee, in accordance with narrative reporting timeframe (see delivery timeframe above). SCiK will make the payment through bank transfer in Service Provider’s bank account within fourteen (14) working days upon receiving the Service Provider’s narrative report and timesheet.

The Fees are inclusive of all costs, overheads and expenses, including travel.

How to apply for the services

Interested Candidates are welcome to apply by sending the documents listed below to procurementkosovo@savethechildren.org.with the subject line: ECCD Trainer.

a.     Financial proposal for each working day including offer in gross amount (individual) before any legal deductions of the country of origin.

b.     Curriculum Vitae.

The deadline for responses is: March 30th, 2022 by 16:00.