Date: 30-08-2018

NEWS - ECWI Seeks Consultant for Needs Assessment Tool

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative seeks a consultant for the development of a needs assessment tool.

The tool aims to support policymakers responsible for the policy planning and personnel management of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs.

Tool overview
The tool aims to help countries at the start of their home visiting journey, as well as those scaling-up programs, assess the needs of personnel delivering services for children aged 0-3 across sectors. The main objectives of the tool are to help policymakers at national or sub-national levels:

  • To understand workforce demographics, along with pay experiences, training levels, qualifications, etc;
  • to systematize issues and gaps in the current system related to the support for the workforce;
  • to prioritize areas of focus for supporting and strengthening the workforce taking into consideration cost, feasibility, and potential for impact.


What’s the role?
The consultant will be responsible for advancing a conceptual framework for the tool, preparing an initial design and developing a guidance note for pilot countries. The role could extend to participation in the first pilot.
The selected applicant will be hired for a total of 25 days between September 2018 and January 2019.


Who should apply?
Applicants must have a background in early childhood development and experience working with parenting programs in low- or middle-income countries. Experience developing practical training manuals, monitoring and evaluation tools, and/or research instruments is also essential. To see the full list of qualifications, please read the complete Terms of Reference HERE.

Is this you? Apply with your motivation letter, a CV detailing your relevant experience and qualifications, and your daily rate to Denise Bonsu at dbonsu[at] by September 8, 2018.