CoRMSA: Terms of Reference for Training Curriculum Development

Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 5 January, 2020
Opportunity type: 


For developing a training curriculum manual for Social Workers and School Administrators on human rights for Children in Migration.
1. Background information:
The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) is a national network of organisations working with asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants. CoRMSA currently has 25 member organisations across the country. Our member organisations include legal practitioners, community based refugee and migrant led organisations, advice offices, academic institutions, social service providers amongst others. The CoRMSA model is such that through our members and partners, collectively we cover work at local, provincial, national, regional and global levels to ensure that the daily challenges faced by foreign nationals are addressed through policy and practices that fosters social cohesion. CoRMSA’s main objectives and mission is the promotion and protection of the human rights of all foreign nationals in ways that promote the well-being of all in South Africa and the region. CoRMSA has over fifteen years of experience working on migration engaging in policy advocacy and lobbying; coordination and network building; capacity building; rights awareness and information sharing.
CoRMSA in partnership with Kindernothilfe (KNH) German Government (BMZ) funded project will be implementing “Children in Migration and their communities are empowered to claim their human rights” project. This is 41 months’ project is targeting Children and Youth in Migration and their communities to see that they are empowered to be able to claim their human rights so that they can enjoy inclusive policies and have access to basic services. Part of this project is to develop of Training Curriculum for Social Workers and School Administrators to be used in training both the Social Worker and School Administrators on the protection and enhancement of human rights for Children in Migration in South Africa as enshrined in the Bill of Right, Chapter 2 of South African Constitution.  
2. Objective of the Training Curriculum Manual.

The overall objective of the social workers and school administrators training curriculum development is to produce a detailed training manual on national, regional and international instruments (policies) on child protection and migration. This training aims to capacitate trained officials to influence their peers in their workplace for better policy implementation and address challenges faced by Children in Migration.

  • Expected Results and Deliverables of the Training Curriculum Manual.

The project staff (CoRMSA) and other persons linked to the project should be able to draw the following information from the manual and utilise it  for their work

  • Three Day Training Curriculum Manual is produced on both hard, soft copies  and animated videos including the following:
  • Outlining of National, Regional and International Instruments on the protection of Child Rights.
  • Description of different kinds of Children in Migration and their documentation statuses and forms of institutionalised discrimination they encounter.
  • National policies outlining: Access to basic service i.e. basic Education, Health Care Service, Birth Certificates, Social Assistance, Justice, etc.
  • Detailed list of Child Minder institutions and their duties in enforcing the Children in Migration human rights.
  • Detailed summery of National Child Participation Framework in different settings.
  • Recommendations on enhancing the child right protection. 
  • Execution method.

In accordance with KNH and CoRMSA policies, the consultant will conduct both qualitative and quantitative research and data collection informed by the expected results and deliverables mentioned above. This will be accompanied by a physical visit and interviews with the relevant stakeholders working within the child protection units identified above and CoRMSA staff members. It is planned that the consultant will travel within the project provinces to source out information needed for the development of the training manual. The consultant will work closely with CoRMSA Staff members for support. The development of the training curriculum manual is expected to start in November 2019 and be completed by end of February 2020. The reporting times will be agreed upon between the consultant and CoRMSA Director.

  •  The Prospective Applicant

Prospective applicant could be one person or a team of two-person maximum:

  • Preferably has a Master’s degrees in Social Science and or relevant qualification in training and education fields.
  • Should have expert knowledge and understanding of children in migration as well as migration policies in South Africa.
  • Should have at least 3 years’ experience working the development of training curriculum manuals.
  • should be able to show examples of the training manuals already developed
  • Should have experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research and data collection.
  • Should have experience with participatory project planning and execution approaches.
  • Should have a valid Identity document or permit or dispensation to conduct work in South Africa.
  • Must have a valid code 8 drivers’ license.
  • Ability to write and communicate fluently in English.
  • Proposal and contract

Proposals should include only the following documents:

  • a general outline and ideas for the development of the training curriculum manual and its packaging.
  • examples of previous training curriculum manual developed.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copy of identity document/permit, dispensation.
  • Detailed budget (traveling and accommodation logistics) will be organised by CORMSA). The contract will be based on the agreed scope, work plan and the agreed budget for the study.

Please send the proposals by the 05 January 2020

CoRMSA Contact person:
Ms. Gloria Makxeta
Tel: 011 405 7560
Fax: 011 403 7559

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