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Nepal Early Grade Learning Consultant

at World Learning





Nepal Early Grade Learning Consultant

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization advancing education, systems strengthening, and inclusive development through programming around the world.  World Learning seeks to position itself for the anticipated Nepal Early Grade Learning opportunity funded by USAID.


The EGL Consultant should be intricately familiar with the Nepal education sector. He/she will support by facilitating connections and meetings with key education stakeholders, including USAID and other donors, relevant government entities, local NGOs, community-based organizations and associations, and individual experts or program beneficiaries. The consultant will provide technical assistance in the education sector to strengthen the capacity of national, provincial, and municipal government entities to improve learning outcomes for early grade students (ECED and grade 1-5). He/she may participate in preliminary design discussions and help shape the overall design and rollout of activities.


The consultancy will involve remote collaboration and planning to begin immediately, leading up to facilitation in Kathmandu, Nepal, over a period of approximately 15 days in April.




The consultant’s scope of work will be performed over 15-20 days and will include:


  1. Research:

  • Work with World Learning to identify, gather, and roughly translate key policy documents for the Nepal Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions, universities, and organizations.

  • Become familiar with background information on previous education programming in Nepal with a focus on the USAID-funded early grade reading project and other USAID or EGL programming

  • Participate in information gathering in coordination with World Learning, including mapping the education system

  • Identify and prepare a written contact list of key stakeholders and beneficiary groups

  • Provide technical input for activity design during the capture and proposal development phases to the World Learning proposal development team

  • Perform additional research, as requested


  2. Scoping Trip

  • Schedule meetings or informational interviews in advance of scoping team’s arrival in country with USAID representatives, subject matter experts; potential partners; national, provincial, district, and municipal education officials; and related stakeholders, in conjunction with the proposal development team

  • Attend meetings in-person with the scoping team, representing World Learning externally, to gain insight into what is working within the Nepal education sector and where there are opportunities for improvement particularly in light of the new governance structure


  3. Follow-up Support to scoping trip if needed:

  • Conduct any final research requests, as discussed with the scoping team

  • Facilitate additional key connections and introductions via email or phone

  • Provide feedback to program design and/or participate in design sessions with proposal team

  • Contribute to proposal development, including providing technical input, review, and potentially drafting sections


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required

  • At least ten years of experience working in the education sector in Nepal

  • Familiarity with USAID programming and priorities in Nepal

  • Experience working with the Government of Nepal preferred

  • Capacity building at the national-, provincial-, municipal-, school-level including school management planning; early grade/reading/math assessment; data systems strengthening; teacher training; primary school or ECED teaching; curriculum development; or related experience required

  • Experience with proposal development, including program design preferred

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent initiatives all within schedule

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in using MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; comfortable using email and Skype

  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to assume responsibilities and take initiative; ability to be a team player

  • Fluency in English and Nepali required

  • Local candidates preferred

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with “World Learning – Nepal EGL Consultant" in the subject line. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

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