Firm for training scholars in ICT

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A FIRM FOR THE TRAINING OF 504 SCHOLARS IN ICT 

Position

Firm for training scholars in ICT

Duty station

Kigali

Expected starting date

August 12th, 2019

Duration of assignment

Three weeks from 12th to 30 August 2019.

  1. Background:

Established in 1997, FAWE Rwanda intervention have mainly focused on changing the prevailing attitudes and mindset regarding girls’ education to ensure gender equity in education especially with regards to increase girls’ access, retention and performance in education. Specific interventions spanned from influencing education policies and laws to ensure they are gender sensitive, teachers training in Gender Responsible Pedagogy, empowering girls through TUSEME clubs where they are also taught life skills and through various advocacy and awareness-raising activities at the national and community levels. In partnership with funding partners (US Government, Mastercard Foundation, Winrock International /REACH project, UNHCR, Beautiful World Canada and many individual sponsors), FAWE Rwanda supported more than 20,500 scholars (both girls and boys) to achieve basic education i.e. primary and secondary education since 1997 providing tuition and non-tuition financial assistance to smart girls and boys from disadvantaged households.

  1. Rationale:

FAWE Rwanda through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program will award comprehensive scholarships to scholars transitioning to tertiary level at the end of 2019. In order to prepare the scholars to be competitive and equip them with a good foundation in sciences and technologies for the tertiary level education, FAWE Rwanda is planning a 3 weeks boot camp for 504 scholars who graduated from A’ level in 2018 to fill the basic gaps in ICT  and mathematics    but also organize a refresher training in entrepreneurship and business development to strengthen  scholars’ knowledge and skills  acquired during the previous  training in entrepreneurship and business development that was organized in  April 2019. 

The   ICT in education policy document developed by MINEDUC identified major challenges to include inadequate infrastructure; high power costs; equipment; and connectivity costs and, this has led to most of the students completing secondary school level with limited ICT literacy.

This boot camp is seeking to improve scholars ICT literacy and skills in the good use of the internet, MS office, Excel, PowerPoint and knowledge in troubleshooting to effectively and efficiently become competitive in increasingly globalized smart classrooms and job market.  

  1. Objectives of the training in ICT
  • To enable all the 504 scholars to create, edit, save and open a document in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Presentation
  • To enable all the 504 scholars to use internet navigation for different purposes: creating and sending messages, doing researches, accessing digital library for English learning etc.
  • To enable at least 30% of the scholars to do coding
  1. Expected outcomes for the ICT training

a.    At least 90% of scholars are enabled to create and save a document in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Presentation.
b.    At least 90% of scholars are enabled to use internet navigation for multiple purposes: create and send a message, do researches, access to a digital library for English learning,
c.    At least 50%  of the scholars certified as  Microsoft Office Specialists
d.    At least 50%  of the scholars enabled to do coding
e.    At least 30 % of the scholars enabled to build a simple robotics model.

  1. Scope of the work:
  • Develop the training module and tools and discuss them with FAWE Rwanda before the training
  • Pre-test to know the level of scholars
  • Carry out the training within the given timeline.
  • Prepare and submit the report within the given timeline
  1. Expertise and qualifications:
  • Having accumulated experience in conducting trainings in ICT, coding and robotics
  • Having an authorization of training and certified trainers on Microsoft package or collaborating with Microsoft on IT trainings
  • Having at least five (5) Microsoft Office Specialists trainers
  • Proven capacity of training on coding
  • Availability of 10 IT instructors for a period of 3 weeks
  • Having its own robotics
  • Having conducted successfully  similar trainings is an added value
  1. Duration of the training:

The training in ICT, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, and Business Development will happen concurrently at the same venue in Kigali, from 12th to 30th August 2019.  

  1. Training report

The firm should submit the training report to FAWE Rwanda not later than 10th September 2019.

  1. Application procedures

Qualified and interested firms are hereby requested to submit technical and financial proposals.

Technical proposal:

While submitting the Technical Proposal, the firm must ensure to attach the following:

  1. Two notarized copies of reference for similar work
  2. Tax clearance certificate issued by RRA
  3. Registration certificate issued by RDB
  4. Updated CVs of the individuals proposed for this statement of work, highlighting relevant qualifications and experience;
  5. Profile of the firm (max 1 page) explaining why it is the most suitable for the work;
  6. Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables within set timeline (between 3 and 5 pages).
  7. At least two copies of contracts for similar work
  8. At least two copies of certificate of good completion for similar work
  9. All the documents mentioned under expertise and qualifications

Financial proposal:

The financial proposal should specify the total amount in Rwandan Francs (all taxes included) and provide details for each item budgeted for leading to the total cost.

  1. Bid submission:

Interested eligible bidders shall submit their technical and financial proposals in 2 separate sealed envelopes (one for the technical offer and another for a financial offer) to the following physical address of FAWE Rwanda; REB premises nearby the Curriculum Development Department not later than June 25, 2019, before 12: 00. Late applications will not be accepted.

  1. Opening ceremony

The opening of bids is planned the same day (June 25, 2019, at 12: 30 pm) in FAWE Rwanda board room.

Done at Kigali, June 7, 2019

Mutabazi Theodore

Acting National Coordinator