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043-2-47734-4 SCB มูลนิธิกองทุนไทย (Thai Fund Foundation)

Consultant OOSC Research Advisor


Organization : Save the Children International
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 21 Nov 2017
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Deadline : 5 / December / 2017

Terms of Reference for Consultant OOSC Research Advisor


Save the Children has been operating programs in Thailand for more than 25 years, with a particular focus on child protection, disaster risk reduction, child safety for survival, and education. The Reaching Education for All Children in Thailand (REACT) project aims to ensure migrant children have access to quality education and communities support children’s learning.

Recent research by Save the Children, other organizations and academics has repeatedly found that one of the key barriers to increasing access to education for migrant children is a lack of accurate data on the numbers of children, their needs and whereabouts. While there are some broad estimates of migrant OOSC at the national level, varying between 100-300,000, these figures are far from precise and give no indication of provincial, district or school level data. If appropriate strategies for over-coming fear and mistrust are developed, community and household surveys will also be more effective in capturing more marginalized populations such as unregistered migrants who are not always visible in government data systems. Furthermore, if conducted in in an effective way community or household surveys can be important strategy in raising awareness and mobilizing stakeholders around the issue of OOSC. For example, if schools are involved in the process they will be much more sensitive to the issue of OOSC and their needs, and if parents or community leaders are involved they may become more aware of their role in promoting education and of the opportunities available.

Consultancy Description

The goal of the consultancy is to provide local advice and guidance for the Out-Of-School Children (OOSC) study in Ranong Province. The aim of the OOSC study in Ranong is to expand evidence-based cost-effective methods for community surveys on OOSC and their needs.

Objectives and Deliverables       

The consultant will deliver on the following objectives:


Key Actions



Provide advice, concerns, & suggestions to the OOSC research in Ranong

Participate in the planning process and provide input to the OOSC research: design, methodology, staffing, enumerator training, coordination, management, & implementation

Participation in regular calls and meetings;

Notes for File;

Collect secondary data in Ranong from relevant ministries

Organize meetings with local ministry representatives, brief them on the OOSC study, seek out available population data from key ministries: ESAO, MoPH, MoI, MLCs

Data files shared;

Provide advice to primary data collection team

Provide a range of suggestions related to the recruitment of enumerators, training venue, practice school site, and field research

Participation in enumerator training;

Notes for File;

Organize presentation of preliminary research findings with ESAO Ranong and other key stakeholders

Agenda, invitation, suggested venue, opening remarks

Minutes of the Meeting


The consultant will report to REACT Project Coordinator

Time frame

December 2017 to 31 May 2018.


The applicant is requested to submit the proposal, work plan, and detailed budget (including number of days required and estimated cost per day) with their application. The financial competitiveness of application will be considered in the selection process. All costs associated with delivery must be included, SCI will not pay for travel, per diem, translation, supplies, or any additional staff support time needed. 


  1. Experience on the required job for at least 10 years, please provide a CV(s)
  2. Thai, preference for Ranong resident
  3. Proven experience in the education sector in Ranong
  4. Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  5. Connections with government or local partners in Ranong
  6. Language proficiencies required include: Thai

Location: Facilitator office, workshop venue, and other on-site locations

Closing date for submissions:   5 December 2017

Please indicate in the subject as “Apply for Consultant OOSC Research Advisor_(Name of candidate)”

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

“We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.”

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