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Conducting Participatory Barriers Analysis for ECD Programming

Children in Crossfire is an Irish-based international NGO whose purpose is to respond to the rights and needs of young children caught in the crossfire of global poverty and injustice. Children in Crossfire Tanzania focuses on increasing access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) supporting children’s developmental needs and giving them a chance to reach their fullest potential.

Children in Crossfire Tanzania currently implement ECD programmes with a particular focus on early learning. We are commissioning a consultancy to pilot a Participatory Barriers Analysis (PBA) to better understand the wider development context with regards ECD within our programme communities, which could inform improvements to our ECD programming and contribute to improved school readiness of young children.

We are looking for a consultant with extensive knowledge and expertise of conducting participatory assessments in community development, with a specific lens on needs and barriers for children accessing and experiencing the necessary care, support and ECD opportunities for thriving in their early years. A detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy can be downloaded here: ToR for CiC Participatory Barriers Assessment (PBA) (May-19)

The Terms of Reference sets out the scope of work, deliverables and timelines; as well as the required experience and qualifications of the consultants, and tendering procedures and selection criteria.

A proposal (no more than 6 pages) should be submitted by email to Children in Crossfire on the following email: indicating in the subject line: “Proposal – Participatory Barriers Assessment”. A short cover letter should indicate the candidate’s availability to undertake the assignment within the proposed timescale for the consultancy. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The closing time for receipts of applications is 23:00hrs on Sunday 26th May 2019, local time in Tanzania.

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