TOR to hire Consultant for developing of teacher training package on gender responsive inclusive pedagogy under the Project of Child Bride to Bookworm- Christmas Calendar Project.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realize their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected. Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

At our root, we believe in enabling and empowering children and youth specially girls to achieve great things for themselves, for the nation, and for the world. ‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’ is Plan International Bangladesh’s Vision for 2030.

Overview of the project
Child Bride to bookworm project aim to reduce school dropout and early marriage from urban slum’s Girls and boys towards increasing the completion rate at lower secondary school. Project is envisioning to reduce school dropout of 22 lower secondary school through since 1st January,2020. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the world's fastest-growing cities with half a million new residents every year. 60 per cent of the city’s population lives in slums, where extreme poverty, disease, violence, pollution and floods are part of everyday life. Despite the fact that the vast majority of children start school, only one-third of all children in the slums go all the way from Class 1 to 10 and complete their schooling. Bangladesh has the highest incidence of child marriages in Asia. Here 52 per cent of girls are married off before reaching the age of 18. Along with child labour is also an important reason why many boys and girls do not complete their schooling. In the slums, there are three times as many children who work compared with the national average. Slum children are a group which is difficult to reach. But since almost all children in Bangladesh start school, it makes the school a strategic platform from which to create a positive impact on disadvantaged children's lives. Despite the natural interface between teachers, pupils and parents, schools in Bangladesh are unfortunately poorly equipped to cope. Under Bangladeshi law, all schools must have a School Management Committee, a Parent Teacher Association - PTA, and a Student Council for primary school and Student Cabinet in secondary school.

Background and Brief of the Activity
Plan International Bangladesh initiated to develop a teacher’s Training Package on Gender responsive and Inclusive Pedagogy to make the school lessons gender responsive and inclusive and ensure quality and relevance of the lesson making them more attractive to retain students particularly girls and students with disabilities at school several projects. The “Girl Get Equal (GGE)” and Empowering Adolescent Girls to End Child Marriage in Bangladesh (BikBok) project already has developed a 3 days training package focusing on Learning friendly Pedagogy, Gender responsive and Inclusion. Considering the 3 days training package developed under GGE and BikBok project as first and second phase Child Bride to Bookworm project need to develop the third phase of training package on Gender Responsive and Inclusive pedagogy by hiring an external consultant or firm. In case of hiring an external consultant Child Bride to Book worm project recommending to hire the same consultant who developed the first and/or second phase of teacher’s Training Package on Gender responsive and Inclusive Pedagogy under GGE and BikBok project. The consultant or firm is expected to develop 3 days training package for 3rd phase focusing on Gender Responsive and Inclusion on disability issues considering the disability right and protection act 2013. The geographical situation, teacher’s capacity and need also need to be analysed by the consultant to ensure the effectiveness of the training package. The consultant or firm is expected to organize workshops with the support of Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) involving relevant experts from both relevant government and development organizations to get contextual understanding of secondary schools and expert input to develop gender responsive inclusive pedagogy manual for teachers.

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How to apply:
Submission of Proposal

The technical and financial proposals should be submitted on or before 03 August 2021 by 2:00 PM. to the email address: Sabrina.Khan@plan‐ with “Developing of teacher training package on gender responsive inclusive pedagogy and school code of conduct under Project of Girls Get Equal: Integrated approach to end CEFM: inclusive pedagogy approach to end Child Bride to Bookworm project” as the subject line. Proposal submitted to any other email account except this will be treated as disqualified. Two different folders i.e. technical and financial should be submitted into one zip folder with a cover letter. The proposals should be submitted in pdf format.