Consultancy: Toolkit on debt mechanisms and education financing At Global Campaign for Education


The consultancy aims to design, write and validate with seven GCE’s national coalitions a toolkit on debt alleviation mechanisms and education financing. The toolkit will serve the purpose of providing to GCE members a set of detailed guidelines on how to develop policy and advocacy work to increase national education budgets through debt alleviation mechanisms.

The toolkit is one of the outcomes of the phase 3 of the GCE’s Research initiative on debt alleviation mechanisms and education financing. For a detailed spec of the consultancy, visit our website using the following link

Duties and responsibilities:

In line with phase 3 of the research initiative, the consultant will be responsible for designing and writing a toolkit on debt alleviation mechanisms and education financing.

Consultancy products and outline:

  • Within two weeks of commencement: A proposal of the expected content of the toolkit for the GCE’s Policy and Advocacy Committee’s approval.
  • Within two months of commencement: Toolkit – first draft for the GCE’s Policy and Advocacy Committee’s feedback.
  • Within three months of commencement: Toolkit – second draft for the GCE’s Policy and Advocacy Committee’s feedback and validation with GCE’s national coalitions.
  • Within three months and two weeks of commencement: Validation meetings: the consultant will co-organise and take part in up to 4 validations meetings with the following national coalitions: El Salvador, Zambia, Gambia, Nepal, Mongolia, Jordan, and Georgia.
  • Within four months of commencement: Toolkit – final version

Qualifications and Key Competencies:


  • Advanced Degree in the field of Economics, Public Sector Financing, International Development or other relevant qualifications
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in financing for development
  • An understanding of conceptual discussions on education and education financing
  • Demonstrable capacity to translate complex analytical categories in plain yet technical language to inform policy, advocacy and campaigns work
  • Demonstrable capacity for designing and writing toolkits
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and strong writing and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to engage in consultations and validation of consultancy products with colleagues from different academic and cultural backgrounds


  • Evidence of specialised knowledge in education financing and debt alleviation mechanisms
  • At least two toolkits previously designed and written

How to apply

Candidates should submit the following documents by the 08th October 2021 to Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia, to the following email:

a. A copy of the CV or CVs of the consultant or consultants who will be assigned to conduct the work

b. Brief technical proposal (max 4-6 sides of A4) detailing:

  • how the consultant/s meet the selection criteria
  • their understanding of the Terms of Reference
  • their approach to the consultancy and steps they will undertake to deliver the work
  • manual outline

c. Financial proposal

d. Availability

e. A sample of relevant reports/ publications/ toolkit previously produced.

f. Contact details of 2 independent referees

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the advert may be withdrawn at any time from sites without notification. For a detailed spec of the consultancy and more information on the Global Campaign for Education, visit our website using the following link. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview mid-October 2021.

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