The Complementary Education Agency (CEA) Act broadened the mandate of the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED). That is the CE Act (1055, 2020) has expanded the scope of the initial implementation of the National Functional Literacy Programme for youth and adults aged 15 and above. As a result, the CEA is the main government Agency in charge of providing out-of-school learning opportunities for children, youth and adults.
Undisputedly, education has been a significant government strategy for national development in Ghana since independence, with the main goal of enhancing educational access, equity, and quality. As a result, successive governments have made varying financial allocations for education and ratified a variety of international conventions and treaties aimed at assuring universal access to education. Despite these efforts, the Non-Formal Education (NFE) sector has problems that obstruct effective implementation of the SDGs, particularly goal 4.
The formulation and execution of the CE Guidelines for Harmonisation of Complementary Education Literacy Delivery is critical considering this. This is because the operationalization of the CE Act (Act 1055, 2020) is likely to be delayed especially for out-of-school children, youth and adults in the absence of guidelines to direct the activities of literacy providers in the NFE sector which is to be coordinated, governed and regulated by the Complementary Education Agency. To ensure legitimacy for the drafting of the Guidelines for Harmonisation of Complementary Education Literacy Delivery, it is important to bring all stakeholders together to deliberate, build synergies, and harmonise the contributions of major players.
The development and implementation of Guidelines for Harmonisation of Complementary Education Literacy Delivery for the NFE sector would ensure improved access and equitable to, and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all people, particularly non-literate children, youth and adults.
The objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the drafting, collation of stakeholder inputs for review, and finalisation of Guidelines for Harmonisation of Complementary Education Literacy Delivery.
The process of carrying out the assignment shall be based on the work plan the consultant submits.
The expected deliverable of the exercise is to develop and publish an approved Guidelines for Harmonisation of Complementary Education Literacy Delivery document which will serve as the framework to guide activities of the CEA and other literacy providers.
A consultant, a steering committee, and an internal CEA committee will be involved in different stages of the project. The Steering Committee will be made up of nine persons. Members of this Committee will be chosen based on their background in complementary education, general education, and education policy at the national and global levels. The Committee’s members will come from the Ministry of Education and its agencies, the Ghana Commission for UNESCO, the Complementary Education Agency, and the Ministry of Education. The CEA’s internal committee will be made up of seven persons chosen from the CEA headquarters to work closely with the consultant.
The consultant will be expected to present reports to the Steering Committee and hold meetings with the CEA Internal Committee to develop the inception report, draft guidelines and the final report to solicit its inputs prior to its report to the Steering Committee. In addition, the consultant is responsible for ensuring that the project is completed on schedule.
The Consultant is expected to be familiar with the education sector particularly Complementary Basic Education Policy for out-of-school children, literacy and Adult Learning and Education (ALE) delivery for youth and adults, and Policy Development. S/he should also have a broad knowledge and understanding of the national and international education agenda. Further, the consultant should possess at least a postgraduate degree in Education, or other relevant field with excellent communication skills especially in synthesis, listening, writing, speaking and a high level of English proficiency. The Consultant should be a native of Ghana.
The total number of working days will be 24 days and the assignment should be carried out within the period of March 2022. The Consultant is required to submit the finalized Guidelines by Tuesday, 29th March 2022.
The deadline for submission of applications for this contract is 28th February 2022.
The consultant will be paid a lump sum of $4,500.00 in line with UNESCO guidelines for individual consultants.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV and a short work plan detailing how he/she intends to carry out this activity, highlighting the necessary skills they have, identification of relevant stakeholders to engage in carrying out this activity and experience in the development of frameworks, guidelines, policies, etc. in this industry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultant will be responsible for the timely delivery of all outputs, and will submit the final output to:
Complementary Education Agency
Ghana Literacy House