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    Consultancy to Develop Guidelines for Engendering Curriculum

    Request for Expressions of Interest - Individual Consultant 

    Sector: Education

    Financing Agreement reference: Grant No: 21 00155008617

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has received financing from the African Development Fund toward the cost of the Support to the Capacity Building in Open and Distance Learning Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Developing Guidelines for Engendering Curriculum.

    The persistent existence of gender inequalities at all levels of education in most SADC Member States necessitates the need to develop and implement curriculum that take cognisance of the various inequalities emanating from historical, cultural and structural factors. Further, the curriculum as a bridge between education policy objectives and the delivery of education services needs to take cognisance of the diverse needs of learner for maximum education outcomes. The Curriculum determines the purpose and content of education, the mode and length of delivery and provides guidance materials for educators as to how content should be taught and how learning outcomes should be assessed.

    It is against this background that the SADC Secretariat through the SADC ODL Project is seeking Consultancy services to develop Guidelines for engendering the curriculum in the education and training sector. The purpose is to facilitate a harmonised approach to gender mainstreaming in the education sector. It is anticipated that the envisaged guidelines would provide a strong foundation for education institutions at primary, secondary, teacher, TVET and higher education to review and develop gender sensitive education and training curricula. The Guidelines should, inter alia, have a general practicability to all sub sectors of education namely primary, secondary, teacher, TVET and higher education

    SADC Secretariat now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (expression of interest cover letter, curriculum vitae, certified copies of evidence of professional and academic qualifications, etc).

    Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” May 2008, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org. SADC Secretariat is under no obligation to shortlist any consultant who expresses interest.

    Interested Individual Consultants may obtain detailed terms of reference for the assignment at the address below during office hours 08.00 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 16.30 hours local time, Mondays to Fridays excluding Public Holidays, or send a request at the email address shown below.

    Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 06th February 2013 at 10H00, Botswana Time (GMT+2) and indicate “Developing Guidelines for Engendering Curriculum.”

    Or you may send your expression of interest to the email address shown below.

    Attention: Procurement Expert
    Support to the Capacity Building of Open and Distance Learning Project
    SADC Secretariat
    Plot 116 Kgale Mews, Millennium Office Park, 1st Floor Room 105
    Private Bag 0095, Gaborone, Botswana
    Tel: +267 3641810 Email: smanguluti@sadc.int