Ref N° 502

Management of Technical Assistance in the Education Sector in Cambodia 2015

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 140 265
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
February 2015
End date
December 2015
Number of staff provided
9 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

In 2010, it was agreed that the EU, the Swedish Embassy and UNICEF would embark on a formal partnership in order to support capacity development in the education sector in Cambodia a harmonised manner. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) started in November 2011 and will continue until December 2014. A two year extension is considered for the period 2015 to 2016. The CDPF is a multi-donor fund managed by UNICEF and financed by the EU (€ 7,450,000), the Government of Sweden (SEK 21,000,000) and UNICEF (US$ 1,500,000). Funding currently totals US$ 14.1 million. The Overall Objective of CDPF is to contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s implementation of the National Strategic Development Plan (2009 – 2013) and MoEYS’ implementation and monitoring of Education Strategic Plan (ESP) and achievement of the Education for All and related Cambodia Millennium Development Goals through the implementation of the Capacity Development Plan.

The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (‘the Ministry’) related to (1) sub-national democratic development (SNDD), (2) improving the quality of education management at school level and (3) capacity development of the Ministry’s staff. To achieve this objective, the consultancy requires the TA to facilitate collaboration between the Department of Legislation and other technical departments, the Ministry’s de-concentrated line departments, sub-national administrations (SNA), development partners and civil society organizations (CSO).

The intended outcomes of the consultancy are that:

  • Functions of the Ministry are transferred to Sub-National Administrations (SNA) in line with legal instruments and the NCCD’s 3 year implementation plan, second phase;
  • A school based management strategic document and training materials are in place to roll out training for school managers (relevant stakeholders);
  • Staff of the Department of Legislation have improved skills to carry on reform processes in 2016 with limited technical assistance;
  • The action plan supporting the Ministry’s D&D policy is finalised and relevant technical departments take its implications into account, including the on-going transfer of functions from the Ministry to SNAs and public education institutions;
  • Monitoring and support tools for functional assignment and enhancing school based management are being applied.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provides the services of one Senior Technical Adviser (9 m/m).

The consultancy will provide strategic, policy and technical advice, including coaching, to the Department of Legislation regarding (1) the assignment of CLC and CPS functions to local governments, (2) the strengthening of school based management and (3) capacity development of Ministry staff. The consultancy has a strong focus on capacity development interventions, including training, monitoring and support visits, mentoring and coaching.

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