Consultant - Evaluation of The Jamaica School Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention System (SWPBIS)

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

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Evaluation- Jamaica School Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention System (SWPBIS)

Background

In line with progressive and child-centered movements to ensure students have the best opportunities to learn and develop into positive citizens, in 2014-15 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) began implementing the School-wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) framework with support from UNICEF Jamaica in a 3-year pilot project in 56 primary and secondary level schools nationwide. UNICEF Jamaica is desirous of conducting a formative evaluation that will inform decisions regarding the national roll-out of SWPBIS.

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct a comprehensive formative programme-specific evaluation which will review all aspects of the SWPBIS pilot implementation and analyze the benefits of SWPBIS to the student, school and community(where applicable) while capturing key linkages and lessons learned for the longer term national roll-out plan. The evaluation should review and assess the relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the pilot project and provide specific recommendations for national roll-out. Specifically, the evaluation should:

  • Document and analyze the results achieved (intended and unintended) and challenges of SWPBIS implementation through a formative evaluation design.
  • Document the operational processes, lessons learned and good practices of the intervention and make recommendations for the national roll out.
  • Ensure that data collection mechanisms address the indicators outlined in the evaluation design matrix.
  • Recommend changes in strategy and process that should be incorporated to increase effectiveness
  • Provide recommendations to improve on-going monitoring of programme activities at the school and ministry levels.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate degree in social sciences, development, planning, strategic planning or statistics.

    Experience:

  • At least 5-8 years professional work experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Proven experience in conducting evaluations
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the education sector and reduction of violence in schools programmes is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Jamaican context is an asset
  • Previous experience with UNICEF or the UN is an asset
  • Key Competencies:

  • Specialist skills in evaluation and development and planning
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People

    and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    All applications should be accompanied with technical and financial proposals. The technical proposal should include a proposed design, methodology and team composition's (with relevant CVs), whilst the financials proposal should cover all aspects and travels of the evaluation.Evaluation TOR _SWPBIS.pdf

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515335