The Government of Vanuatu (GoV) through the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) has established a pilot project under the auspices of the universal Access Policy (UAP) to provided Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure to a number of schools and communities across the country. This infrastructure has been in place for approximately 18 months and the pilot project is coming to a conclusion. As part of this closure a review of the benefits and future strategies for the ICT is an output of the pilot program.
The TRR has recently received financing from the Australian Government’s Governance for Growth (GfG) programme to engage the services of an Expert for the – Identification of Benefits and Future Strategies for the Development of Information and Communications Technology in Education and the Surrounding Local Community.
The primary purpose of the consultancy task is to:
I. Evaluate and identify the benefits arising from the increased use of ICT by students, teachers and school administrators, including to the support and in the course of the educational process.
II. Evaluate and identify the benefits arising from the use of ICT by the surrounding local communities and businesses, including enhancing their day to day social and business activities.
III. Identify future strategies that can be implemented from an educational and community perspective to increase the use of ICT and improve the sustainability of the identified benefits.
IV. Collect, assess and report the findings of the monitoring and evaluation exercise.
Expressions of interest are sought from Firms, Consortia or Individuals (the Consultant) with expertise in evaluating the use of ICT within education (schools) and the community, preferably in the Pacific region. Interested and eligible Consultants must provide a response to the Terms of Reference (TOR) and strong supporting information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. from firms and CV’s of individual consultants).