Developing e-learning modules for safeguarding content

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Country: Kenya
Organization: International Potato Center
Closing date: 8 Feb 2021

Terms of Reference (ToR) to develop an e-learning module for safeguarding content for CIP

Organization Overview

The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber global CGIAR research-for-development organization delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 20 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working closely with our implementing partners, CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world. CIP furthers its mission through rigorous research, innovation in science and technology, and capacity strengthening regarding root and tuber farming and food systems. CIP is part of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. Focusing on potato and sweetpotato as the entry point, CIP program seek to strengthen broader agri-food systems to generate economic, social and nutritional benefits for farmers, enterprises and consumers emphasizing the priorities of women and youth.

Scope of Work

CIP is seeking a consultancy firm that can convert and develop safeguarding training content into a series of self-guided e-learning modules. The safeguarding modules were used to train program staff to ensure compliance to The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), formerly the Department for International Development (DfID)’s and CIP’s safeguarding policies, they were trained through a virtual training, designed and rolled out between May and September 2020. To ensure sustainability and to be able to reach all stakeholders (Farmers, DVM’s Extension staff, County and National Government, CSO’s and others) during the program implementation time with limitation of the COVID-19 restrictions, CIP proposes to convert this content into a series of self-guided e-learning modules targeted at different levels in this chain with the goal to reach wider constituencies more cost-effectively.

Objectives of the Consultancy

The specific objectives of this consultancy include the following:

· Translate the existing technical content into relevant, engaging e-learning modules suitable for a diverse audience in CIP’s target countries in Africa and possibly South Asia, and which can also be translated into local languages where applicable.

· Provide an effective and efficient learning experience to participants through both stand-alone e-learning platform.

· Provide options for CIP’s national and local partners to use this e-learning course for institutional staff development and quality control of technical competencies.

· Provide delivery options for multimedia e-learning content to audiences in regions with limited or no regular internet connectivity.

· Based on the safeguarding content, the consultant will design and develop blended (instructor-led and self-guided) e-learning modules that will include facilitator enabled (ToT), job aids and reference guides for participants.

· The e-learning content developed should be relevant, engaging, and suitable for a diverse audience in CIP’s target countries in Africa and possibly South Asia, and which can also be translated into local languages where applicable.

· E-learning modules developed should provide an effective and efficient learning experience to participants through both stand-alone e-learning and in combination with face-to-face learning events.

· Develop e-learning experience that will also provide delivery options for multimedia e-learning content to audiences in regions with limited or no regular internet connectivity.

· Use existing CIP videos and where there are gaps develop videos; photos audio, printed an interactive e-learning material for the course.

Requirements

· The consultancy team should include members with an advanced degree in education, safeguarding, legal and psychology courses, social science or related fields.

· At least five years’ strong track record in the development of e-learning courses, training and technical assistance materials and other capacity development products.

· Experience in technical writing for international clients in the field of safeguarding

· Adult learning, instructional design and curriculum development competence.

· Excellent communication and writing skills.

· Experience in graphic design tools such as Formatting and software skills e.g. Word, Photoshop and illustrator.

· Good background knowledge of safeguarding standards.

· CGIAR experience or equivalent is an added advantage

Time Frame: The consultancy contract will be between February 2021 to May 2021

The financial proposal should contain:

· Itemized consultancy fees/costs;

· Acceptance of CIP payment schedule (no advance payment)

· Itemized administrative expenses.

The financial quotations should be all inclusive. CIP will not meet any other costs related to the assignment

The consulting team profile should contain:

· The full names of all participating consultants and their roles, including technical expertise;

· References (Names, physical and email addresses and telephone numbers of three references for the consultancy organization which must relate to similar work done within the last three years, and the contact details (names, addresses and email and telephone numbers) of the persons who will be ultimately responsible and accountable for contracting the consultants for that work);

· Physical address of the firm;

· Telephone number(s) of the firm (if applicable) and participating consultants;

· Full name and contact information of the contact person within the consulting team;

· Copy of registration or other certificate, VAT and PIN;

· Full names of Directors/Proprietors;

· Clear and detailed work plan including a Gantt chart;

· All applications received by the submission date will be reviewed by a selection committee based on pre-determined objective criteria. Upon selection, the consultant(s)/consulting firm would be invited for a discussion and requested to submit a detailed inception report and work plan prior to starting.

How to apply:

Bidders should provide a technical and financial proposal in two separate attachments clearly marked “Technical Proposal” and “Financial Proposal” and Subject line Development of Safeguarding e-learning modules addressed to: CIP-Procurement@cgiar.org and cc to a.malome@cgiar.org to be received latest Monday, 8th February 2021



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