Tracer Study Consultant

Save the Children, 'Adan, Yemen
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Job Summary

Job Description


Save the Children’s Response

Save the Children received funding from USAID to support a strengthened and resilient education system that can provide a range of services to meet the complex learning needs of children in Yemen, many of whom have experienced interruptions to their education. The program will be running for three years, the program started in August 2018 and will be running until August 2021 targeting schools, children and their teachers. The program is being implemented in Amran, Aden and Lahj governorates. This project will build capacity at community, teacher, and MoE levels to increase engagement in education, expand quality and access to NFE opportunities, equip teachers with skills to work with out-of-school children (OOSC) who have experienced chronic stress and disruptions to schooling, and strengthen the education system’s ability to adapt and more effectively respond to conflict-related challenges. During the summer months, the project will provide remedial support for le arners enrolled in formal school but at risk of dropout.

Tracer Study

Save the children is palnning to conduct a tracer study among the students who will participate in the summer program. The study will be managed by an external consultant, who will work closely with Save the Children’s research and learning team.

Role Dimensions: This consultant will lead the Tracer Study which aims at determining the impact of summer school remedial support on literacy and numeracy among 6 to 9 year olds enrolled in the summer school program. Once the summer school participants return to school at the beginning of the next academic year, a sample of students will be selected to participate in a tracer study. The tracer study will monitor among other modifiers of educational outcomes; attendance, performance, and wellbeing. areas.

The suggested methodology for the study will be a longitudinal study, following up a sample of identified and registered children in the summer school program.

Expected outputs

  • Data collection toolshe expected outputs from the consultant are:
  • Finalized research protocol
  • Inception report
  • Cleaned data sets
  • Baseline report
  • End of study report

Qualifications and experience

  • Advanced University degree in education/ social sciences/ research/ statistics or any other related field.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in the education sector
  • Technical expertise in research, preferably in protracted emergency contexts
  • Thorough understanding of data collection methods
  • Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative methods
  • trong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English is a must,
  • Arabic is an added advantage; Experience/knowledge on gender sensitive programming
  • Understanding of child safeguarding and child participation procedures
  • Experience of working in the middle east and/ or Yemen is a plus

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.