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New Job Opportunities at UNICEF South Africa 2019 - Consultant (For South African National Only)

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Sunday, October 6, 2019
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New Job Opportunity at UNICEF South Africa 2019
Position: TOR- Consultant - Appointment of a service provider to strengthen capacity of the School Safety Committees through the National School Safety Framework (NSSF) implementation (For South African National ONLY)
Job Number: 526734
Locations: Africa: South Africa
Work Type : Consultancy
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Background and Justification
In response to increasing levels of crime and violence in South African public schools, in 2011, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) signed an Implementation Protocol that aims to promote safer and caring schools with crime prevention service and interventions, which will deter potential offenders and empower victims. The signing of the Implementation Protocol has resulted in schools being linked to local police stations and in setting up local reporting systems on school-based crime and violence incidents. This is in addition to a number of national policies e.g. the National Education Policy Act (No. 27 of 1996) and the Employment of Educators Act (No. 76 of 1998) that prohibit any form of violence perpetuated either by an educator or a leaner and these forms of violence include among others but not limited to the following: corporal punishment, improper physical contact with learners, including sexual assault or harassment on a learner, or other employee.

Notwithstanding these positive achievements, school violence remains alarmingly high with 22.2% of high school learners who have been threatened with violence or had been the victim of an assault in 2012. School violence is one of the major contributing factors to weak educational outcomes which include poor access to school, inability to retain learners and low academic achievements.
In view of the above, in 2014 UNICEF in close collaboration with DBE and in partnership with the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) developed the School Safety Framework (NSSF) which was approved by the Minister of Basic Education in April 2015. The NSSF was developed in order to provide an all-inclusive strategy to guide schools, districts and provinces on a common approach to achieving a safe and healthy school environment in a coordinated effort to address the violence in schools.

In 2015 alone a series of over 44 district workshops were conducted reaching over 1500 mater trainers who were trained nationwide to disseminate the NSSF to schools. Additionally, between 2017 and 2018 school based training, reaching over 520 schools in all nine provinces were conducted. These trainings were supplemented with 40,000 copies of the NSSF that were printed and distributed nationwide between 2015 and 2017.
Despite all these remarkable investments violence in schools, continues to garner considerable media coverage and fueled public opinion that the education department and the sector as a whole is failing the children of South Africa.
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It is therefore against this background that UNICEF seeks to appoint a service provider to strengthen capacity of the School Safety Committees through implementation of the National School Safety Framework (NSSF). The Safe Schools Committees have been established to work in partnership with the schools, Community Based Organistons (CBOs), local police stations, and district officials to implement crime prevention programmes in schools. 

Scope of Work   
1.  Goal and Objective: Under the general supervision of the Adolescent Development Specialist (UNICEF) in close collaboration with the Director: School Safety (DBE) and with the guidance of the Chief of Education (UNICEF) the appointed service provider will ensure capacity strengthening of the School Safety Committees using the NSSF training tools and reporting instruments.  

2. Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered:
PCR: Girls and boys, in particular the most marginalized, are provided with inclusive and equitable quality education, developmental and learning opportunities in safe and secure learning environment
IR: Learners/young people are afforded opportunities for effective learning, personal empowerment, active citizenship and/or employability in safe and inclusive environments.
ACTIVITY AGAINST AWP: Technical, financial and coordination to build capacity of national and sub-national levels to effectively implement the National School Safety Framework (NSSF) including: GBV, corporal punishment, drug and substance abuse prevention 

3. Activities and Tasks:  UNICEF will provide administrative and logistical support necessary for implementing the project to undertake the following activities:
3. Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 School readiness reports the appointed service provider will conduct a comprehensive analysis/audit of the functionality of School Safety Committees based on the following criteria:
  • School Safety Audit Checklist has been completed.
  • School Safety Plan has been developed.
  • The school has a fence installed.
  • The school received training on the implementation of the National School Safety Framework.
  • Access to the school is controlled.
3.2  The service provider will be required to undertake a comparative analysis of the level of School Safety Committee functionality from 2016 to 2019 using graphic illustrations and presentations depicting the actual state of an individual School Safety Committee.
3.3  A comprehensive report with recommendations on how School Safety Committee functionality can be improved, with special focus on resources, cost implications as well as the time frames for the implementation of recommended intervention/s.
3.4  Based on the above described analysis identify 500 School Safety Committees that are demonstrative an average level of functionality for further capacity strengthening
3.5  In addition to the 500 better performing/compliant School Safety Committees include an additional 200 host spot schools for capacity building
3.6  Prepare a training plan including programme/agenda for all 700 identified schools in consultation with DBE (national office), provinces and districts
3.7  Identification of a collection of proven tools/techniques for training from various sources to improve training skills for the participants
3.8  Prepare pre/post knowledge test to document participants' learning as a result of the training 
3.9  Conduct a 2 day school based training using a cluster of schools approach 
3.10  Review and adapt the existing NSSF monitoring and reporting instruments for responsible officials
3.11  Prepare and present a training package for School Safety Committees, including a handbook, pre/post questionnaires, programme, standardized power point presentation, M&E framework, etc.
3.12  Prepare a workshop reports that assess the implementation of the training. The reports should highlight the trainer and participants overall perspective of the training, limitations of the training, strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for improving similar training sessions in the future. The reports should also propose a plan developed in consultation with participants that outlines a mechanism for institutionalizing an ongoing monitoring of the programme 

4.  Work relationships:  
The appointed service provider will work mainly under the general supervision of the Adolescent Development Specialist (UNICEF) in close collaboration with the Director: School Safety (DBE) and with the guidance of the Chief of Education (UNICEF) the appointed service provider will ensure capacity strengthening of the School Safety Committees using the NSSF training tools and reporting instruments.
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5.  Outputs/Deliverables:  
5.1  A detail work plan and an inception report detailing how the project will be delivered in the identified 700 schools
5.2  A detailed analytic report of School Safety Committee functionality from 2016 to 2019
5.2  A comprehensive report with recommendations on how School Safety Committee should function
5.3  A collection of proven tools/techniques for training
5.4  A total of 700 School Safety Committees trained over a 2 day workshop using a school cluster approach
5.5  Revised monitoring framework for all levels of implementation
5.6  A training package for participants which includes a Handbook and other relevant tools
5.7 Workshop reports for all the trainings that has been conducted in all the identified schools
5.8  A final report on the training in general
5.9 At least four (4) meeting with the steering committee members
Opening Date Mon Sep 30 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Oct 11 2019 18:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) 
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