Plan International in Timor-EXTERNAL CONSULTANT – CD 26 de Setembro de 2014

Plan International in Timor-Leste

Plan International in Timor-Leste


Call for expression of interest:


Founded over 75 years ago, Plan is one of largest and oldest child development organizations in the world.  Our work in Timor-Leste includes Early Child Care and Development, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth Empowerment, Child Protection, Disaster Risk Management, Inclusive Education and Basic Education.  Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan has no political or religious aims or affiliations.


Plan International has worked in partnership with UNICEF and MoE/MSS to increase the resilience of and reduce the risk of primary school children living in the district of Aileu by minimizing the impact of disasters on their right to a quality education in the MoE’s framework of CFS “Eskola Foun”.  Through the “Integration of disaster risk reduction into child friendly schools” program, Plan and UNICEF have targeted 15 schools in the district of Aileu through capacity building of their Disaster Management Committees.  This project affects 3750 students, 150 teachers and 95 PTA members.  The pilot program will run from 1st of March 2014 until the 30th of November 2014.

Plan now requires an external consultant to produce evidence on the results and lessons learned from the pilot project available for use by the Ministry of Education, Plan International and UNICEF.

The result of this assessment will be used for the improvement of MoE CFS package.

The expected outcomes of the project include the following:

Outcome 1: Capacity of 60 primary school children, 45 teachers, 15 PTA members, 30 community leaders as School Disaster Management Committee members at school level and 10 education officials at district and sub – district level will be developed to anticipate, plan and react appropriately to disasters.

Outcome 2:  Evidence and the results and lessons learned from the pilot project documented and available for use by the MoE for integration of DRR into its CFS package.

Consultant Tasks, Expected Outputs and Deliverable Date


Expected Outputs

1.    Desk review

2.     To develop the assessment framework and agree with Plan International, UNICEF and MoE.

Draft assessment framework developed and agreed with Plan International, UNICEF and MoE.

3.    Based on the agreed assessment framework independently verify, analyze and assess the results achieved.

Verified, analyzed and assessed the results.

4.    Prepare draft assessment report based on the assessment framework, including lessons learned and good practices. 

 The draft assessment report prepared.

5.    Submission of draft assessment report to Plan International, UNICEF and MoE for reviewing.

Draft assessment report submitted to Plan International, UNICEF and MoE for reviewing.

6.    Identify key lessons and propose practical recommendations for following up actions.

Key lessons identified.

7.    Work closely with the Plan DRM staff in Aileu and Dili to better understand the project outcomes. 


8.    Submission of the final output to Plan International, UNICEF and MoE for clearance.

Finalized assessment report and cleared by Plan International, UNICEF and MoE.



We estimate 7 days to evaluate the data and complete the report based on the consultant findings.

Consultant’s qualifications and experience:

  1. Experience in conducting assessment and/or evaluation, preferably in DRR or education areas.
  2. Qualification in a DRM-related discipline or demonstrated equivalent experience
  3. Experience in evaluation, assessments and monitoring
  4. Strong research, writing and analysis skills

5.       Knowledge of child protection and DRM issues and trends globally.

6.       Excellent writing skills, using “plain English”

7.       Knowledge of Timor-Leste and the local context an advantage.

8.       Ability and commitment to meet deadlines.

9.       Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

10.   Fluency in Tetun or Bahasa Indonesia is an asset.


  • Strong ICT skills, including Word, Excel and e-communications, are essential
  • Strong commitment to the equal rights and participation of girls and women is essential
  • Strong commitment to the Rights of the Child is essential
  • Plan does not tolerate child abuse. All Plan staff and consultants are selected and employed in line with the conditions of Plan’s Child Protection Policy. These include appropriate reference and background checks.
  • Applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence or telephone calls will be entered into.
  • Short listed candidates will be required to attend panel interviews and other selection procedures.


TO APPLY …. Send

·         Cover letter and resume/CV with contact details, including Skype name

·         Names and contact details of three referees

·         Daily rate proposal



Plan International in Timor Leste


Avenida Nu’u Laran No. 20

Bairo dos Grilos

PO Box 246, Dili, Timor Leste

Office +670 331 2492 


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“Founded 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world.  We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations”.

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