Terre des hommes Moldova is looking for an International Consultant to develop two e-learning courses on bullying in the e-learning format.
Working in Moldova since 2004, Terre des hommes (Tdh) is dedicated to ensuring the fulfilment of all children’s fundamental rights and to contributing to the improvement of the Moldovan child protection system. By means of its projects, Tdh Moldova aims for sustainable prevention of and response to violence, neglect and exploitation against children at the community, district and national levels. Tdh Moldova is geographically operating in the entire country. Currently, Tdh’s work in Moldova is built along three complementary axes: Child Protection Systems, Children Affected by Migration and Access to Justice. It seeks to develop synergies between them as well as with other key thematic areas of Terre des hommes Foundation.
Violence in schools, in all its forms, is a breach of a child’s right to education, health and well-being. Qualitative and equitable education cannot be ensured if adolescents are confronted with violence in the school environment. Violence in schools can take the shape of single actions, regular intimidation, degrading treatment and harassment (bullying).
According to the “Bullying Among Adolescents from the Republic of Moldova” Study(link is external) conducted in 2019 by UNICEF Moldova, 86.8% of the total number of students in grades 6–12 are affected by bullying. The report revealed that adolescents involved in situations of bullying, either as aggressors, victims or witnesses, are more inclined to absenteeism, dropping-out, and low academic performance. Aggressors or victims of bullying are more likely to encounter symptoms of depression and anxiety, have low self-esteem, feel lonely, and loose interest activities.
Aware of the existing challenges, Terre des hommes Moldova is implementing, with the support of UNICEF Moldova, the project “Joint Actions to End Bullying in Moldova”(link is external), which is committed to preventing and responding to peer violence in schools.
The project, "Joint Actions to End Bullying in Moldova", is built on the recommendations of the 2019 UNICEF study, “Bullying Among Adolescents from the Republic of Moldova”, and the Roadmap to accelerate ending violence against children in the Republic of Moldova 2019–2025 It is coming forth to strengthen a broader programme implemented by Tdh in Moldova on preventing childhood violence.
The project will work to achieve its objectives through a combination of policy review, capacity building of professionals, empowerment of youth, and awareness raising about bullying prevention and response. Professionals from schools, psychological services (including Psycho-Pedagogical Assistance Services), education departments, Youth Friendly Health Clinics, and also young people from the Tdh’s supported Youth Clubs “ALEG” (Adolescenti Lideri pentru Egalitate de Gen),as well as young people registered on the U-report Moldova platform will be empowered and engaged in prevention, response and raising awareness initiatives about bullying. Combined, these efforts are expected to prevent childhood violence, improve social norms, and generate an evidence-based and context-specific model for primary prevention efforts in Moldova.
One of the project’s expected outputs is related to the development of two e-learning courses: one for school staff (Course Nr. 1) and one for adolescents (Course Nr. 2).
In this context, Tdh is looking for an International Consultant that will work remotely, in a team with a National Consultant and IT specialists, to develop two e-courses on bullying.
Scope of work
Terre des hommes Moldova is searching for an Individual International Consultant (hereinafter Consultant) to develop two training modules on bullying in the e-learning format – one for schoolteachers and another for adolescents. The e-courses shall aim to ensure easy and fast access to information and build the capacities of the target group.
Target groups: school staff (for e-course 1) and adolescents (for e-course 2).
Tasks and estimated workload
In order to achieve the stated objective, the Consultant shall perform the following tasks:
Task 1. Develop two training modules on the bullying in e-learning format. The Consultant shall develop two training modules (one targeting school staff, and another targeting adolescents), and integrate them in the overall e-learning training syllabus.
In this regard, the Consultant shall contribute, in online format, to content development for e-learning courses, together with a national consultant and a team of IT specialists in the development of e-courses to deliver well-balanced and comprehensive, coherent, interactive and targeted e-Courses.
General principles — the e-learning courses shall:
- Be user-friendly, with clear guidelines to follow the course content, suitable for self-paced learning
- Have clear and comprehensive content,
- Have a practical and applicative rather than academic character,
- Be interactive and dynamic, include clear and relevant case-studies and examples, visual, video and audio elements,
- Include additional relevant study materials and readings, bibliography and references to the legal and normative framework,
- Make reference and include illustrative examples and case studies from national and international experience,
- Gender, vulnerability, disability, inclusiveness, human rights and child safeguarding aspects shall be vividly reflected throughout the course content,
- Include a module evaluation quiz and contribution to the final training evaluation quiz.
The e-courses will be developed in two languages – Romanian with Russian subtitles.
Expected Deliverables for Task 1:
- Module syllabus developed;
- Short introductory course description and learning outcomes;
- Draft module content adjusted for the e-learning format;
- Module scenario developed, including text for audio and video materials;
- Support information - list of relevant bibliography, readings, legal and normative framework.
Task 2: Participate in online public presentations of the developed e-learning courses.
The Consultant shall take part in public events and make presentations of the developed e-learning courses. Hence, the Consultant shall deliver one presentation of the courses.
Expected Deliverables for Task 2:
- Facilitation of one online, public event for presentation of e-courses.
Deliverables and timeframe:
The assignment should be carried out within a period of 5 months, not exceeding 15 working days.
|Tasks and Activities||Estimated workload and time-frame (days)|
Expected deliverables for Task 1:
14 working days
Expected Deliverables for Task 2:
|1 working day|
Total number of working days:
|15 working days|
The International Consultant will work under the supervision of the project manager of the Joint Actions to End Bullying in Moldova Project.
The work will be performed online, due to the pandemic situation.
The Consultant shall work together with a national expert, and a team of IT specialists for developing the e-learning course. The Consultant shall also coordinate all activities with the Tdh project designated staff.
Disbursements shall be made only after the endorsements of the submitted deliverables to the project manager and Tdh programme manager. Note: all logistical arrangements for all activities included in this ToR shall be ensured by the project.
Terre des hommes is part of the Keeping Children Safe coalition and will require all contracted personnel to abide by its Child Safeguarding Policy(link is external) and live up to and sign its Code of Conduct.
Qualifications and Skills Required
- Relevant academic education;
- Strong understanding of bullying and all its forms, cultural practices and attitudes and behaviours that relate to it.
Knowledge and Experience:
- At least 5 years of professional working experience in the field of developing training materials and delivering trainings in the area of preventing bullying and violence among children;
- Proven experience in developing and delivering courses on violence against children and other related topics;
- Proven experience of work with and providing consultancy in the field of preventing bullying and violence among children;
- Strong understanding of bullying and all its forms, cultural practices and attitudes and behaviours that relate to it;
- Knowledge of Moldovan context in the field of child protection.
- Demonstrated capacity of team-orientation work, excellent planning and organizational skills;
- Creative and innovative thinking;
- Strong skills in developing and writing training curricula and programs;
- Ability to achieve results and deadlines in a timely manner, maintaining a high standard throughout;
- Knowledge of Romanian and good command of English.
Submission of proposals:
Interested candidates shall submit the following documents:
- Candidate’s CV;
- Technical proposal, with a short concept of training modules on bullying in the e-learning format;
- Financial offer, expressed as a fee/day;
- Documents/links confirming experience.
Please find the Terms of Reference here: ToR National Consultant Bullying E-course
How to apply:
The applications will be submitted to: [email protected](link sends e-mail) in English, no later than 25 October 2020. Please refer to the position you are applying to in the subject section of the application e-mail.
Please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.