We are looking for a Commonwealth Connections Project Consultant
The Project Consultant will Lead, implement and monitor the establishment of direct and meaningful relationships between schools in Jamaica, Trinidad and the UK.
The purpose is to provide robust technical expert support to the delivery of the British Council’s Commonwealth Connections Project in Jamaica through the activities and requirements outlined by the local project team along with British Council Programme Manager and Country Director.
|Location||Jamaica and Trinidad (Consultant must be based in Jamaica)|
|Closing date||Monday 09 August 2021|
The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham provides a unique opportunity to build sports, arts, and citizenship connections throughout the education sector between the host city and country and the geographies of the Commonwealth.
This project provides educational opportunities for young people (and their teachers) in schools across the Commonwealth to learn together and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its values, thus allowing young people to feel more ownership and ability to shape their communities.
Commonwealth Connections will twin 60 schools in the West Midlands with 60 schools in Commonwealth countries.
Each of the 10 participating countries will recruit a cluster of 6 schools, of which one school will be identified as the lead school, whose responsibilities with the support of the consultant are as follows:
- Liaison with the UK lead school on administration of the grant, and ensuring the whole cluster participates in deciding how the grant is spent to reach expected outcomes for all participants
- Engaging the school community in the project activities and disseminating the project outcome and impact as wide as possible withing the wider community, ensuring that every school in each cluster contributes to that
- Engaging with the UK sports and arts mentors to develop and implement activities, as well as sharing ideas and outcomes with UK partners
The Project Consultant will support the establishment of direct and meaningful relationships between schools in Jamaica, Trinidad and the UK by the following means:
- Schools in Jamaica and Trinidad will be supported virtually by sports and arts coordinators as well as by Project Consultant and British Council country staff to establish connections for meaningful exchange throughout and beyond the project. Project coordinators in the lead school in each country will connect closely with the British Council team to ensure these connections sustain throughout the project. The Project Consultant will support these schools to sustain their partnerships beyond the life of the project, through the Connecting Classrooms programme or similar initiatives.
- Sports and arts activities will be designed and delivered by YST and Birmingham Arts School, in person in the UK and virtually for overseas schools. The delivery and implementation model entails at least one intervention every 4-6 weeks - 6 activities in total that result in citizenship and cultural appreciation being embedded into all the activities and project-delivered outcomes
- Schools’ resources. The project will be creating content and materials to be made available digitally to enable all schools open access to Commonwealth resources to download and use.
How to apply
The documents that must be submitted to form your Proposal are listed at Part 2 (Submission Checklist) of Annex 2 (Supplier Proposal) to this RFP available for download below.
All documents required as part of your Proposal should be submitted to JM_bcjamaica@britishcouncil.org by the Response Deadline Monday August 9th 2021, as set out in the Timescales section of this RFP.