Request for Proposal (RFP) at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invites interested and reliable consultancy firms to indicate interest by tendering RFP documents for the following works:

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Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal - Technical Support in Establishing a Teacher Management Information System for Five States in Northern Nigeria

Objectives and Key Deliverable's
This consultancy engagement aims at establishing a robust and user friendly Teacher Management Information System and associated Dashboard (TMIS) in a number of targeted states:

The consultancy will include the below tasks and activities:
  • A: Development and Field Testing of a Teachers Management Information System and its associated dashboards (TMIS) in five targeted states:
    • A.1. Develop and Inception Report that includes a mapping of similar national solutions focusing on TMIS as developed and potentially endorsed by the SoME and/ or by FME and UBEC and the draft skeleton of the TMIS:
      • Conduct a one day workshop with relevant stakeholders to identify key features and criteria for the mapping of potential national solutions related to the TIMIS in Nigeria, including needs and current gaps rendering efforts towards more effective teachers management in the targeted states
      • Map and provide a list of such potential national solutions including an assessment of their applicability, functionality, adaptability, usability, scalability, and potential to be easily integrated in school daily management routine.
      • Present the findings of the mapping during a two-day workshop with different stakeholders from the targeted five states and from the FME and UBEC.
      • Co-design, with the identified stakeholders, the skeleton of the TMIS, based on the mapping exercise as well as the suggestions for improvement or additional needs as identified by the participating stakeholders and UNICEF.
      • Submit a final inception report on the mapping and the feedback from the workshop including recommendations on the structure and design of the TMIS to be rolled out in the five targeted states with a detailed timeline and clear set of deliverable's. 
      • Submit the final proposed skeleton of the TMIS
    • A.2. Design the TMIS for the five targeted states of Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Kano.
    • A.3. Field testing and validation of the designed/adapted TMIS in targeted schools within the target states:
      • Identify the schools where the TMIS pilot will take place;
      • Train the staff members who will be engaged in the pilot;
      • Prepare the tracking, observation, and reporting template on the system’s functionality and usability as well as lists of system bugs and troubleshooting;
      • Validate quality of data and reporting generated and populated through the piloted TMIS;
      • Present the final report on the piloting including solutions to the raised challenges;
      • Submit the final design of the TMIS;
      • • Present the final TMIS in a one-day workshop to the different stakeholders of the five targeted states:
  • B: TMIS System installation and ToT capacity building of Master Trainers (including from both administrators and users):
    • Draw rollout plans of the system installation including organogram on system management and frequency of reporting
    • Create a cadre of Master Trainers through a ToT of elected personnel, including administrators and users, as identified by the partner states’ authorities
    • Provide mentoring, coaching, and on the job support during the cascading of the training by the Master Trainers to partner LGAs and schools (cascading of the training will be managed by the partner SMoEs)
    • Provide a six-month technical, trouble shooting, and mentoring and coaching support to the roll out of the TMIS in the targeted states, following the finalization of the cascading training's
    • Conduct a one day workshop for policy makers and education planners in the targeted states on the usage of the information and data generated from the TMIS in teacher’s management and education decision making processes
    • Submit a final version of the training guides/manuals, including ToT manual, User Manual, Administrator Manual among others as seen needed, as well as rollout plans of the system installation including organogram on system management and frequency of reporting.
  • C: Linkage and synergies with UBEC’s led national plans on CPD:
    • Present the TMIS in a one-day workshop at the national level with key stakeholders from FME, UBEC, DPs, and others.
    • Examine potential linkage and synergies with the ongoing efforts to develop Nigeria’s national CPD plan.
    • Develop strategy document to inform future possible National CPD integration and alignment.
    • Present recommendations on means of integration in and alignment with in the expected national CPD.
Scope of Work and Targets
This consultancy will focus on five targeted states. These are Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kano, and Kaduna. While the ultimate aim is to develop a robust TMIS that can be scaled up at the state level, the current scope of this consultancy will mainly focus on specific LGAs under the targeted states. These specific LGAs will be further agreed upon during the initial consultation phase with the states authorities and UNICEF teams. The target audience and users of this TMIS include the school, local government education authorities, Zonal/Area Educational Quality Assurance officers, SUBEB/Ministry of Education, Commissioner of Education and ultimately the State Executive Governor. In total, it is expected that the number of focused LGAs will be around 35 LGAs and approximately 500 schools.

Desired Qualifications
The agency should have:

  • At least 5 years of expertise in developing Management Information System (MIS) in the education sector with a special focus and previous expertise in developing TMIS with user friendly dashboards. 
  • The agency should have at least 10 dedicated member team on teacher’s professional development, database design, and teacher training's
  • The team leader must have at least 10 years of experience in managing education capacity development programme at national and/or international level.
  • The task manager must have at least 5 years of experience in developing MIS in the education field and managing field testing and roll out.
  • At least 1 project undertaken by them to demonstrate capacity in developing Education MIS.
  • Must have a previous work experience with FME and/or SMoE.
  • Resource persons to communicate effectively in both English and regional languages.
Application Closing Date
5:00pm, 19th November, 2021.

Submission of Documents
All proposals should be submitted via email to: with the RFP number used as email subject title. 

N/B: The technical proposal should be submitted separately from the financial proposal.

Please Note
  • The contractor will work on its own computer(s) and use its own office resources and materials in the execution of this assignment. The contractor’s fee shall be inclusive of all office administrative costs
  • The contractor’s fee should be inclusive of all travel cost.
  • Covid 19 related costs should be included in financial proposal
  • Please also see UNICEF’s Standard Terms and Conditions attached.
For more clarification on this RFP, please Click Here (PDF).
Relate Document: TOR (PDF).