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CONSULTANCY: CAMFED’s systems transformation approach in Zambia
CAMFED is a pan-African movement revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered. Through a gold-standard system of accountability to the young people and communities we serve, we have created a model that radically improves girls’ prospects of becoming independent, influential women. Our impact increases exponentially through the Association of young women educated with CAMFED’s support. Together, we multiply the number of girls in school, and accelerate their transition to livelihoods and leadership.
CAMFED is implementing systems transformation strategy focused on the integration of its Learner Guide model into the education systems in Zambia. The Learner Guide model is a youth led life skills and mentorship program delivered in secondary schools. The model aims to address low levels of completion and learning for girls at secondary school whilst building a sustainable structure for their post-school opportunity, and a powerful pipeline of young women education leaders.
To approach this work, CAMFED will be building on its current strong partnerships with government and other key stakeholders as well as identifying and leveraging the most relevant and timely entry points to grow an effective coalition of actors to drive the systems transformation effort. In this context and as part of its capacity building and organization strengthening, CAMFED is looking to appoint a consultant/facilitator to advise and assist CAMFED to develop and strengthen its government relationships and engagement as well as technical support to consolidate its systems transformation strategy and implementation plan.
Holder of masters and or PHD level in the sector of education, development studies, public health, social welfare, community development, policy, and planning
Experience in working with the government in the sector of planning, Policy, or project design for a period not less than 10 years.
Ability with experience in reviewing government policies, Budgets, Sector plans, regulations, and pronouncements to identify opportunities for CAMFED learner guide integration into national education.
Experience of working with government decision makers and creating new networks, provide linkages and inspire interest to influence CAMFED agenda.
Experience working with local or international organizations to influence the government on system transformation on the sector of education, youth development and social welfare.
Experience developing organization’s advocacy and communication strategy with the focus of influencing national system transformation using data.
Ability to design strategies and measure success of the core mission working with stakeholders from multiple ministries.
Ability to conduct due diligence in identifying potential partners and coalition members.
To review CAMFED’s system transformation strategy, help identify entry points and advise on positioning to support the government co-delivery of the Learner Guide program at scale.
To review CAMFED’s current relationship with government – identify and recommend opportunities for strengthening in ways that will advance the systems transformation strategy this includes strategies to address existing gaps and to further leverage on existing areas of strength.
Develop a CAMFED advocacy and communication strategy with system transformation lens and identify context specific for pitching opportunities relevant to government.
Identify strategic opportunities for integration of the LEARNER GUIDE model into national education systems through review of current Government policies, programs and pronouncements.
Facilitate National Advisory Committee meetings to provide updates and facilitate inputs on potential integration opportunities and drive scaling strategy.
Guide as appropriate, CAMFED’s approach to scaling the LEARNER GUIDE model to new regions / district while ensuring that plans and strategies are co-delivered with the government.
To identify coalition members and potential partners who share the CAMFED vision to enable girls thrive in school transition to secured and livelihood and leadership.
Produce a report on the review of CAMFED System Transformation strategy with recommendations.
Produce an advocacy and communication strategy with System Transformation lens.
List and profile of possible CAMFED’s Government relationships, prospective members of the winning coalition, and system entry points in relation to the strategy
Connection to government opportunities for LEARNER GUIDE integration and other system level outcomes
Facilitation guide for National Advisory Committee (NAC) in relation to System Transformation strategy and LEARNER GUIDE integration
Recommendation on the CAMFED’s result framework, work plan and documentation plan.
To attend National technical working group meetings as invited and lead discussions that will inform our System Transformation strategy and the scale to new districts/regions.
Level of Effort and Timeframe
Up to 63 workdays between 1st October 2023 and 30th October 2024.
Applications should be sent to CAMFED Zambia, email [email protected] no later than 4 September 2023.