The Government of Belize has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards targeted poverty reduction initiatives through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 9th Programme. The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF), the executing agency, intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under the Education Sector for an Inclusive Pedagogical Practices Training Consultant.
Louisiana Government Primary School has been approved for the construction of a six-classroom building along with upgrading of its security fencing, information technology hardware and software, and musical equipment to complement their primary education program. It is envisioned that Inclusive Pedagogical Practices training for teachers would bolster the value of the investment to meet the objective of improved quality primary education services thereby providing students with greater opportunities to achieve their academic, creative and social potential.
Inclusive Pedagogy is a student-centered approach to teaching that pays attention to the varied backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities of all learners. It comprises modifications to the curriculum, teaching structures and teaching practices so that learning can be inclusive, relevant and accessible.
The BSIF is looking for a qualified candidate for an assignment to provide assistance to BSIF for the Consultancy Services for Inclusive Pedagogical Practices Training for Teachers for the Louisiana Government Primary School, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District, Belize. The critical minimum requirements for the position are listed below; however, applicants are asked to view the detailed terms of reference:
- An advanced degree in Education, preferably in Special Education.
- Minimum of 5 (five) years’ experience in training on pedagogy and teaching methodologies.
- Evidenced previous experience in modelling and/or drafting modules for inclusive schools, and monitoring the implementation of Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs).
- Excellent skills in collaboration, documentation and communication with all stakeholders in both English and Spanish.
The consulting services for this assignment under the Individual Consultant (IC) Selection will be for a period of nine (9) months.
BSIF now invites individual consultants interested in undertaking the assignment to submit Statements of Capability (which should confirm that the Consultant is ready and available to perform the tasks outlined in the ToR and have adequate qualifications to perform the task) complete with the CV of the candidate. Remuneration rates (gross per working day) should be included in the application. Please provide us copies of your degree and certificates. In submitting their Statements of Capability, applicants should be aware that they will be assessed based on the following areas:
- Experience of the individual relative to the particular assignment
The individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the BSIF standard procurement guidelines.
One (1) original and four (4) hard copies of the Statement of Capability must be delivered by 3:00 p.m., 10th of February, 2020 to:
Belize Social Investment Fund
Belize, Central America
The sealed envelope containing the Statement of Capability must include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked:
“Statement of Capability: Individual Consultant – Consultancy Services for Inclusive Pedagogical Practices Training for Teachers for the Louisiana Government Primary School, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District, Belize”
BSIF shall not be bound to assign any reason for not selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by the applicant in the preparation and submission of statements.
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