Save the Children
Consultant for developing Inception report for Climate-Smart Education Systems Initiative (CSESI)
Posted date 13th May, 2024 Last date to apply 21st May, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations KPK, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan
Category Consultancy
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 8 years

Save the Children requires Consultant for developing Inception report for Climate-Smart Education Systems Initiative for all 4 provinces of Pakistan.


The objective of this consultancy is to develop an Inception Report outlining the framework, methodology, and key activities for the implementation of the Climate-Smart Education Systems Initiative.

General Introduction:

Under the supervision of Save the Children, the consultant will support the development of an inception report for the Climate-smart education systems’ Strategic Capability Initiative (CSESI). CSESI is jointly implemented by Save the Children, UNESCO-IIEP and UNESCO’s Section of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The inception report will focus on one province in Pakistan, with a total of four province-level inception reports to be produced.

This inception report will contribute to the inception phase of CSESI in Pakistan and aims to lay the foundation for country-level engagement for this capacity development initiative. By the end of this inception phase, stakeholders will have a solid and shared understanding of existing capacities and gaps with regards to: 1) policy and planning, 2) coordination, 3) financing, 4) data and information, 5) infrastructure, 6) school disaster management and education continuity, 7) curricula, pedagogy and teacher training for climate-smart education systems.

Scope of Work:

The objective of this consultancy is to develop an Inception Report outlining key findings from the consultations with government stakeholders as part of the inception phase of the Climate-Smart Education Systems Initiative in Pakistan.

Specifically, the consultant will undertake:  A desk review, virtual and in-person consultations, and the development of an inception report for a province in Pakistan that will used as a working document to inform the scoping mission. 

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Desk Review:  Review existing Pakistan national (Federal) and provincial (KP, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan) education policy, sector plans and frameworks of government and sector partners including bilateral donors, on climate-smart education systems, and best practices related to climate change education, focusing on initiatives that have successfully integrated climate change topics into educational systems.
  • Stakeholder Consultations: Conduct consultations with key stakeholders, including government representatives from the education sector, climate change, and disaster management, education experts, policymakers, and National/International CSOs to gather insights, perspectives, and recommendations for the design of the initiative.
  • Inception report preparation: Lead on preparing and finalizing the inception report.

Timeline : 32 working days starting mid of last week of May and ending in mid-July.

Selection criteria:

The selected firm will have to demonstrate:

-          Proven experience in conducting education analysis and policy reviews, especially in relation to climate change and education.

-          Excellent research, analytical and writing capacities.

-          Excellent knowledge of the education systems 

-          Robust knowledge of Comprehensive School Safety, and crisis sensitive planning.

-          A Master or Higher degree in social science, environmental studies, or education.

Submission of proposals:

Please submit the proposals with financial breakup by 21 May 2024 alongside relevant work on climate-education and experience with GPE programme.

For Details, please review the attached Terms of References and apply on email address provided. 

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Individual Consultants are requested to apply directly on the email address provided:  [email protected]