Capacity Building of Members of the Coalition on Policy Advocacy Research and Review: Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI)

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Capacity Building of Members of the Coalition on Policy Advocacy Research and Review: Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI) :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Deadline: 13 May 2022

Driven by the need to find effective solutions to the challenges in the education sector, recent thinking about civil society has begun placing a greater emphasis on advocacy. There is a growing expectation that civil society organizations (CSOs) should be conducting advocacy, engaging with, and influencing key policies and decision makers to complement the service delivery role of CSOs. To facilitate the shift, considerable effort needs to be invested in capacity building for advocacy. Considering this, The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe seeks to capacitate its Membership on policy advocacy, review and research.

The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe is a network of Civil society actors whose main thrust is to defend and advocate for the right to inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all and contributing to achieving the SDG4. The coalition’s work is mainly hinged on policy advocacy, and it targets to ensure that its membership from grassroot to national level fully engages in meaningful advocacy to improve the Zimbabwean Education Sector.

ECOZI seeks the services of a consultant who is an expert in policy advocacy to facilitate the training with support from the ECOZI Communications & Advocacy Team to facilitate a one-day training for its members on the use of digital technologies / platforms /tools in policy advocacy, research and review as well as integrating and accountability to affected people system into programming.

Objectives of the consultancy
The consultancy seeks to achieve the following objectives: Give a complete analysis of the Zimbabwe Education Policies and identify key policy advocacy issues; Development of guidelines in policy advocacy for the education sector; To capacitate members in Policy advocacy, research, and review;To capacitate members with digital advocacy and Engagement skills; Enhance ECOZI Members’ capacity to advocate for equal access to quality, inclusive, affordable, and equitable education in Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall be required to: Develop guidelines on policy advocacy, research, review and a report for ECOZI members through a one-day workshop by: Simplifying the complexity of Policy Advocacy through orientation on evidence-based Advocacy; Examine the existing education policies and identify key advocacy issues; Orient ECOZI Members on:
Public policy making and public policy tools in Zimbabwe; Research Methods and Frameworks for Analyzing and Tracking Implementation and Impact of Public Policy; Institutional and Legal Frameworks Surrounding Public Policy; Overview of the Education Policy in Zimbabwe; Institutional and Legal Frameworks Surrounding Education Policy in Zimbabwe; Public Finance Management (PFM) in Zimbabwe – Opportunities for Education Policy Advocacy drawing from the Auditor General’s Reports; Media engagement – Traditional Media Platforms and Education Policy Advocacy; Digital Advocacy and Engagement -social media, Websites, Mailing Lists, Newsletters; Collaboration, Coalition Building & Networking for Education Policy Advocacy.

Qualifications and Experience

Demonstrate an understanding of the Zimbabwe Education Sector; Demonstrate an understanding of Policy, Research and Review; An expert in Digital Advocacy & Engagement with a demonstrated understanding of effective tools for content development and engaging audiences both Offline and Online; Ability to establish and maintain productive relations with clients, identify clients’ needs and match them to appropriate solutions; Excellent oral and written and partnership building skills with people; Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; Ability to lead and take responsibility for an education responsive budgeting; Good knowledge of the Zimbabwean education environment as well as the socio-political context

The assignment is expected to be completed in five (5) days.

Qualification of the consultant
Advanced degree (at least Masters) and / or professional qualification in Communications / Media / Journalism, Public Management / Policy Advocacy with a good background and understanding in education

Technical experience
Extensive experience in facilitating advocacy training for membership-based organizations and an in-depth understanding of digital advocacy and engagement tools.

How to Apply

To apply
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability containing a personal CV, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as contact details of the candidate and three professional referees; Brief Description (max ½ page) of why you consider yourself as the most suitable for the assignment and a Methodology (max 1 page) for how you will approach and complete the assignment; as well as a Financial Proposal, that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by breakdown of costs. Submit to [email protected]

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