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Disability Inclusive Education Consultant

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Background: INOVASI is an ambitious four-year (with the possibility of an extension for another four), AUD 49 million program. It will collaborate closely with the GOI at the district, provincial and national level to develop and implement action- oriented research and experiments to answer the broad question: What works to improve student learning outcomes in Indonesia? It will focus on three sub-topics of investigation: The quality of teaching in the classroom, The quality of support for teachers, and learning for all.
INOVASI is in currently developing pilot interventions related to the three above areas. Interventions under learning for all will include one specifically promoting the learning of children with disabilities (CWD). INOVASI is not intending to develop a new intervention but to identify one that reasonable evidence suggests has worked elsewhere in Indonesia. Accordingly, this ToR is focussed specifically on identifying a pilot intervention related to children with disabilities (CWD) that could be adapted to the local context and implemented in NTB Province and possibly elsewhere in 2017. INOVASI is currently looking for a short term technical consultant to support the identification and development of this pilot activity.

Responsibilities

Purpose of the Position: Working closely with the EPD Manager and Team, the Disability Inclusive Education Consultant will
1) Conduct a quick review of potential disability inclusive models at primary school level in Indonesia particularly in NTB that have already been implemented by DFAT and other organisations/institutions and
2) Recommend appropriate models for INOVASI to support and
3) Prepare a detailed implementation plan for the roll out of the pilot in 2 districts in NTB starting in July 2017.
Duties: Under the direction of the INOVASI Education Manager, the Disability Inclusive Education Consultant will take the lead in carrying out the specific duties that are listed in the attachment. The inputs available to assist the Consultant and number of days each task is anticipated to take are summarized in the attachment.
Deliverables: Deliverables are to be provided as outlined above, including the two key initial and final deliverables as follows:
1. Initial Deliverable: A draft work plan and schedule (1 day)
2. Mid-term deliverable: A practical and clearly articulated scoping study of no more than 25 pages in length (excluding annexes) which covers (at a minimum1) the following:
a) Potentially relevant disability inclusive initiatives that have been implemented at primary school level both in NTB Province and elsewhere in Indonesia. (24 days)
b) Recommendations for and a description of one disability inclusive pilot initiative for NTB and the rationale for selection.
3. Final deliverable: A detailed implementation plan and associated budget for the implementation of the
selected pilot. Contents to be agreed in advance with the EPD Manager (12 days)
Timeline: The Disability Inclusive Education Consultant is expected to be able to work for a total of 37 days between February and March 2017, with the final plan being submitted at the latest by 31st April 2017.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience: The Disability Inclusive Education Consultant will possess the following qualifications and experience:
1. Postgraduate academic qualifications relevant to the scope of services outlined above;
2. A minimum of eight years? experience in teaching at primary school level, preferably within Indonesia, is highly desirable
3. A good understanding of regulatory frameworks related to disability issues in Indonesia;
4. Prior experience working in education development programs with a focus on disability inclusive education and/or disability inclusive development;
5. An in-depth understanding of issues faced by teachers within Indonesia in trying to ensure learning for all at primary school level, particularly for CWD;
6. Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports (through providing at least two samples of similar, previous reports produced);
7. Demonstrated ability to deliver results to specified deadlines and quality standards;
8. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia preferred.