Consultancy,”Deep Dive Study on OOSC Since the Pandemic”-RFP At Save the Children

About Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading global independent organisation for children. Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the Safe Back to School (SB2S) Campaign

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated one billion children have seen a suspension to their learning. ​​​Tens of millions of these children are not expected to return. ​​ An additional 260 million children who were not benefitting from educational services prior to the pandemic now face additional barriers to access their right to an education. In 2020, Save the Children​ declared the safe​ return to learning – and return to school, when safe to do so – a global priority. Safe Back to School (SB2S) is Save the Children’s global campaign to get the most marginalised children safely back into education and to improve learning outcomes and well-being. The campaign is being delivered across three pillars: (1) delivery of programmes; (2) advocacy and policy campaigns; (3) national co-ordination and leadership. Pillar one involves a focus on reducing barriers to learning for marginalised children including girls, children with disabilities, children living in poverty and children that are displaced.


Due to funding requirements, the study must be completed and the final report delivered by December 31st 2021. Donor rules stipulate that there is no scope for extension beyond this date.

Experience and skill set required

The consultant should cover the following essential competencies and experiences within the team.

  • Demonstrated experience of providing similar services in country and in INGO context
  • Excellent proven research skills, including instrument design, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis (particularly participatory approaches)
  • Strong understanding of education in fragile contexts
  • Demonstrable experience leading a team, preferably on a field-based, research-led project
  • Excellent oral and written analytical and reporting skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools (e.g. MS Project) and budgeting.
  • Familiarity with education technology solutions and innovation
  • Arabic desirable (not essential).

Guidance for your response

When submitting your response, please provide a response in Word in no more than 10 pages (excluding appendices). Your response should include:

  • Understanding of the requirement
  • Proposed approach
  • Proposed individual or team
  • Budget breakdown (USD) (including number of days per task per team member)
  • Timeframe
  • Deliverables

Proposal timeframe

The deadline for responses is 24 August 2021.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a panel interview to discuss their proposal in more detail with the Project Technical Lead and the SB2S Director.

Interviews for short-listed candidates are expected to commence on 27 August 2021.

A copy of the full role profile can be found at

RFP- Request for Proposals

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