CALL FOR TENDERS | External evaluation of the French language Development Fund 2021-2022

External evaluation of the project « French language in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi: strengthening through creation and implementation of an initial training program for teachers of French ».

1. Rationale

The Embassy of France in South Africa is inviting bids for the external evaluation of the project “French language in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi: strengthening through creation and implementation of an initial training program for teachers of French” (original French title: « Langue française en Afrique du Sud, au Lesotho et au Malawi - consolidation par la conception et la mise en oeuvre d’un dispositif de formation initiale des professeurs de français »).

The project started in 2021 and will be fully completed by April 2023. The evaluation foreseen in the project plan will cover all activities undertaken by December 2022, and will be managed by the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the French Embassy (SCAC).

2. Presentation of the project

The project “French language in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi: strengthening through creation and implementation of an initial training program for teachers of French” aims to reinforce the cooperation with local governments in the field of education through French language, enhance the training program of teachers of French, including future teachers from all three countries, valorise the position of teacher of French, and promote French language among the general public, learners, students, parents, and school governing bodies.

The current project has a budget of 600 000 € and is fully funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) through the Solidarity Fund for Innovating Projects.

3. Budget

The maximum available budget for this work is 15 000 €, all costs and taxes included.
The amount can be paid in ZAR based on the exchange rate calculated by the French Economy Ministry at the time of payment.
Terms of Reference – Evaluation of project “French language in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi: strengthening through creation and implementation of an initial training program for teachers of French” 2021/2022 15/15

As of 06/09/22, ZAR 1 = 0,05971 €

https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgfip/taux_chancellerie_change_resultat/pays/ZA

4. Additional information for the bidders

Further information about the project may be obtained from the SCAC. Requests should be addressed by email to audrey.delattre@diplomatie.gouv.fr by 19 September 2022.

The Evaluator should have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Expertise and experience in designing and delivering project evaluation - experience M&E of education and / or linguistic projects would be an asset;
  • Using reviews and evaluation as a tool for lesson learning;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Education systems and French language teaching and learning public and private networks in South Africa and Lesotho;
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing, both in French and in English.

5. Bidding process and how to apply

Interested bidders must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Technical proposal (max. 20 pages)
Explain their understanding of the work and deliverables;
Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work, including a tentative schedule;
Explain why they are the most suitable to perform the evaluation work

Financial proposal, based on the template in Annexure 1.
CV of all consultants highlighting past experiences in similar projects/assignments and languages skills accreditation in French and English when applicable.
At least 2 references.

Bidders are invited to submit an electronic copy of their proposal with the subject REF: “FSPI French Language Evaluation - [name of Bidder]

Applications must be submitted by email audrey.delattre@diplomatie.gouv.fr by 19 September 2022.

Click in the link below to download the for Terms of Reference and the proposal Guidelines :

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publie le 08/09/2022

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