Out of School Children (OOSC)Assessment

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on education calls for completion of “free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes” by all girls and boys by 2030. One of the indicators used to monitor achievement of this target is SDG indicator 4.1.4, the out-of-school rate.  Globally, it is estimated that 258 million children, adolescents and youth are out-of-school. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems of exclusion causing further pressure on weak education systems. The current crisis also highlights the need for accurate figures on enrolment and children out of school. Dadaab Refugee Camp faces challenges accurately identifying children who are out of school, measuring the scope and causes of exclusion, and integrating this evidence in policy and planning.

In light of these, LWF intends to carry out an assessment to analyse and identify the profiles of OOSC, the underlying reasons for their exclusions, and how these can be addressed in order to help the operation understand the profiles of OOSC for better targeting, provide national policy planners, donors and other stakeholders with more reliable evidence for the design of interventions aimed at reducing the out-of-school population. LWF Dadaab, will hire an external consultant for a period of 40 calendar days. The consultant will work with LWF staff to attain the deliverables and will be supervised by the Area Manager, work closely with Technical Advisor, Education and Protection, Quality Service Manager and liaise with the Education Officers in Dadaab Area Programme.

UNESCO, 2019