Background & Description

Project Details:

The project is co-funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid for Civil Protection (ECHO), Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and Plan International. HOPE'87 Austria is the applicant and Plan International is the implementing partner (for Education Continuity Guidelines related work); project will be implemented in District Swat and Peshawar of KPK Province, including very close coordination at Federal level with NDMA. The project duration is of 18 months (1st of June, 2017 till 30th November, 2018).

Objectives of the assignment

Obj-1 Develop education sector Contingency Planning Guidelines at national level for NDMA and directorate of education

Obj-2 Sector gap analysis hampering and affecting education in emergencies

Obj-3 Validation and Sharing of guideline developed with the relevant sector stakeholders

Suggested Methodology

1.   Review relevant global, regional and countries frameworks and successful models of Education in Emergency. The consultant will submit report based on this desk review.

2.   Identify the key stakeholders including Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MoFE&PT), NDMA, PDMA (KPK), National Education Foundation, Elementary & Secondary Education Foundation KP, Relevant line agencies, NGOs/INGOs, UN Agencies & CSOs, for Plan to establish apex body formally notified by NDMA.

3.   Consultation with children to take their point for continuity of education in emergency.

4.   Propose consultation and collaboration process with Plan DRM and MER department for institutional learning priorities and processes and overall all stakeholders.

5.   Facilitate consultation workshops at national & provincial level to present the draft guidelines and incorporate recommended changes. Incorporate changes suggested during consultation and prepare the final document for pre-testing.

6.   Develop a brief gap-analysis of key stakeholders, institutional structures, mechanisms and policy environment hampering and affecting education in emergencies and or disasters. This should be presented in the findings report as separate chapter.

7.   Facilitate in formation of pre-testing teams of the documents that shall consist of INGOs and government departments' specialist in DRR and pretesting in schools

8.   The consultant will be responsible to present most significant findings to the Plan Management and key stakeholders govt [MoE, NDMA, PDMA, DDMA] and non-govt orgs [NGOs/INGOs and UNICEF etc] to validate the guidelines to get their feedback on critical areas.

9.   The process must reflect inclusive and participatory approach

Intended use

These guidelines should act as a planning document for policymakers and planners of local, provincial and national levels and all other organizations interested or engaged in disaster response. These guidelines can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education continuity and should be utilized to strengthen Education Sector Plans and to develop education component for National Action Plan for responding to emergencies.




1.   Desk review report before drafting inception

2.   An inception report with a detailed work plan based on secondary data review findings

3.   Draft Education Sector Contingency Planning Guidelines at national level in consultation with relevant stakeholders and submit for review.

4.   Collect and Include case studies of good and replicable practices around EiE or any failures which may guide future course of action.

5.   The consultant will also be responsible for sharing key findings of the report in dissemination events

6.   Secondary data review, trends, gaps, opportunities and identify areas need to research further.

7.   Sector gap analysis report.

8.   Pretesting report. Education sector Contingency Planning Guidelines and tools

9.   Sharing and validation of report.


Requirements and Skills

1.   The lead Consultant/Firm is expected to have:

2.   Proven experience of developing successful policies/guidelines related to Education, DRR and especially for Education in Emergency.

3.   In-depth knowledge and understanding of the National and provincial Governments current decision-making structures, Education department systems and structure (National and Provincial, especially Education Department of KPK) procedures and functionaries for realization of above mentioned deliverables

4.   Have proven record of at least 5 to 7 years of experiences in the development field with focus on Education, (ideally with research experience as well) out of which at least 2 years in independent consultancy.

5.   Knowledge and working experience of KPK Education Department will be considered as a competitive edge.

6.   Strong verbal and written English communication skills and organizing/leading of consultative workshops

7.   Have experienced to work with government especially NDMA

More Details

How to Apply

The proposals (Soft and Hard copy) along with the Organization/Firm profile must reach Plan by or before Dec 04, 2017. The proposals should be addressed to the Country Director, Plan International, Pakistan, 3rd Floor, Kamran Center, 85-East Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, and should be in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked as “Technical Proposal” and “Financial Proposal” forEducation Sector Contingency Planning Guidelines (as per INEE Minimum Standards 2010)”.

Only short listed firms/organizations will be contacted.

About Organization

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest child-centred community development organisations. Plan works with 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2012 Plan worked with 84 million children in 90,131 communities. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan Pakistan’s operations commenced in 1997 and the organisation currently implements programmes and campaigns in 21 districts in all 5 provinces of Pakistan using the Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach.

Plan International currently works in communities in the districts of Chakwal, Vehari, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Rajanpur, Thatta, Khairpur, Gilgit, Baltistan, Ziarat and in the squatter settlements of Islamabad. Plan’s presence at the grassroots level in these communities helps to ensure that our work is responsive to local needs and builds capacity in community organizing and child-centered community development planning. Additionally, Plan Pakistan is currently implementing a rural sanitation program in 31 flood affected districts using the CLTS approach. Plan Pakistan works directly as well as in partnership with other organizations and alliances to enhance the effectiveness of its programs.

Plan Pakistan is focused on a number of key areas affecting the welfare of children, including: protecting and promoting health; access to quality education; livelihood opportunities for poor and vulnerable households; and promoting child rights and gender equality. Plan Pakistan works closely with communities and local authorities in all districts, sub-districts and union councils where they operate, including collaborating with other CBOs and national and international bodies.