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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL- Only for INTERNATIONAL FIRM/ORGANISATION
Re-Advertised Ref- (RFP-2012-9104511)
Topic: Consultancy services -for assessment for Learning for accelerated development of Literacy, Numeracy and Life skills among first cycle learners (pre-primary and grades 1 to 4).
The goal of education is to enable children to learn effectively, realise their full potential and participate meaningfully in society. The low learning outcomes for both girls and boys documented in National Learning Assessments (NLA) for English, Reading and Maths at Grade 4, and more recently in the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) for Grades 2 and 3, are indicative of serious learning impediments facing learners in the classroom. Traditionally, literacy was taken to be the skills of reading and writing, and numeracy was limited to the ability to use numbers, to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Contemporary definitions go beyond these: Literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language (speaking and listening), printed text, broadcast media, and digital media. Numeracy is the ability to use mathematics to solve problems and meet the demands of day-to- day living. Early childhood and lower primary are the foundational years; if the foundation in literacy and numeracy is weak, it has negative implications on subsequent learning. It is therefore critical that children in these early years master the minimum competency levels in literacy and numeracy skills as prescribed for the age group by the official curriculum. Strengthening the teaching and learning for effective literacy and numeracy in pre- and lower primary will result in immediate and longer-term improvements in learning outcomes.
Taking into account that basic literacy, numeracy and life skills form foundational building blocks for successful attainment of learning outcomes and future learning, this consultancy has the following key objectives:
Interested and eligible bidders are invited to collect the complete tender document by sending an email to the address below starting on 26rd Nov 2012. Formal offers are to be submitted to UNICEF on Friday before 10.00 am. 21th Dec- 2012. Due to the nature of the bid, there will be no bid public opening for this offer.
UNICEF reserves the right to accept or reject part or all of any or all bids.
ADDRESS: UNICEF ETHIOPIA, Supply Section, Room 118, Attn. Mr. Gebresellassie Tsegaye (gtsegaye(at)unicef.org) P.O.BOX 1169, TEL: +251-11 5184214, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia.