Building the Competency of the Basic Education Directorate on Evidence Based and Participatory Policy Making

Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) is a Philippines-Australia partnership supporting quality inclusive kindergarten to grade 3 education for all children in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The program focuses on early years education as the foundation for life-long learning and development. By engaging and collaborating with a wide range of education stakeholders, promoting peace through education reform, and addressing inequity and disparity in education delivery, the program also contributes to peacebuilding in the region.

Delivered through the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, activities are directed towards strengthening education policies and institutions, ensuring accessible and Inclusive Education for all children, providing an integrated education system and curriculum, and improving teacher quality and development.

The Services Required
This Project aims to contribute to strengthening the Basic Education Directorate on evidence based and participatory policy making. It aims to contribute in improving and strengthening policies and procedures in evidence-based and participatory policy-making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, including the conduct of research and research utilization of the Basic Education

Directorate through the following strategies:

  • 1. Process mapping and redesigning of processes in policy making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, at the Directorate level and selected Divisions – outputs subject to MBHTE Quality Framework for Process Improvement.
  • 2. Enhance appropriate office charters and job descriptions within Basic Education (region and SDO) that are significant for policy formulation and M&E, research development and management and stakeholder engagement as it relates to policy and research.
  • 3. Conduct capacity building interventions on evidence-based and participatory policy making with relevant program officers of the Directorate for Basic Education and heads and field officers of selected Divisions,
  • 4. Conduct capacity building on research and research methodologies to research coordinators, and how research feeds into policy development
  • 5. Review and strengthen structures and mechanisms of coordination on matters related to policy formulation and decision making between the Directorate and the Office of the Ministry, and between the Directorate for Basic Education and the Divisions.

Focus will be on policy work that are related to two key result areas of the Basic Education Directorate, namely (1) curriculum development policies and (2) teacher development policies. Focus is being given on these two policy areas because of the objective of Pathways to support MBHTE address the learning crisis in BARMM, especially the learning loss brought about by the pandemic. This area of focus is also part of the broader institutional strengthening of the Directorate for Basic Education being led by other Pathways Advisers under AWP 5.

The proposed structure of the intervention will allow the participants to produce the following outputs:

  • 1. A redesigned business process on policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Directorate for Basic Education and the Directorates. The process mapping will also assist clarify the role definitions on policy between the Directorate for Basic Education and the Office of the Minister, in whom lies the function of Planning and Budgeting for the entire MBHTE.
  • 2. An enhanced re-write of Job Descriptions of Planning Coordinators, Program Officers and Field Officers of the Directorate and Schools Divisions (SDOs) to sharpen their roles and responsibilities in policy formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • 3. Enhanced and aligned office charters of the concerned units at the Regional Office and the SDOs.
  • 4. Draft policy instruments.

The tender requirements are specified in the tender documents and forms that can be downloaded on this page.

All interested suppliers or companies should submit the tender forms to the following e-mail address: pathways.procurement@thepalladiumgroup.com
The closing date of this tender is on 18 November 2021 17:00 Close of Business Philippine Time. Non-confirming Tender may be rejected.

Details

Philippines

Closing date:
18 November 2021