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Consultancy: Language development among preschool children

Organization:
VVOB
Location:
Vietnam

Job Description

Job Description

Full Title: Consultancy: Cross-sectional impact study on language development among preschool children in Vietnam

VVOB is looking for researchers to do a repeated cross-sectional study on the impact of our intervention on language development among preschool children in ethnically diverse regions of Vietnam.

This includes: (1) research language development/emergent literacy assessment tools in the field of early childhood education (ECE); (2) design (or adapt) and validate the (chosen) assessment tool for emergent literacy; and (3) use this tool to measure the impact of the TALK intervention on children’s emergent literacy development. This tool ought to be highly contextualized to Vietnam (both context and language), easy to use, and effective in measuring the growth of specific emergent literacy skills over time. We foresee that the consultancy will consist of different research/data collection methods: 

  • A thorough literature review on language assessment tools, with a specific focus on the South-East Asian context.  
  • The development (or adaptation) of a valid and reliable language development tool for ECE in Vietnam, otherwise defined as testing the psychometric properties, that should at least measure the growth of language and emergent literacy skills over time. 
  • Repeated cross section data collection of preschool children in ethnically diverse regions in Vietnam using the tool. 
  • Impact analysis to empirically investigate the effects of the TALK intervention on children’s emergent literacy development. 

This assignment connects with a broader impact research that is conducted by the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES). The consultant(s) is therefore also expected to collaborate closely with VNIES to support the complex data analysis involved in the overall impact research regarding holistic child development. This other impact research conducted by VNIES is presented in this document. Doing so, the consultant(s) can connect both parts of the research, namely: language development and holistic child development.

Time Period: 2022-2026 

Budget range: 86,000 – 96,000 EUR incl. VAT and WHT* 

Location: Project based in Vietnam. Applicants can apply individually or in a consortium with other relevant and interested partners. Partners in the consortium can be located remote but with contacts for data collection in Vietnam. 

Data collection approval: Applicants are responsible to acquire official approval for data collection in Vietnamese preschools.  

Application Process

Application Process

Applicants can apply individually or in a consortium with other relevant and interested parties. If the applicant(s) is/are applying in a consortium, only one proposal should be submitted. It should be clear on the division of responsibilities within the consortium. An intention to submit and any questions related to this call can be directed to Ms. Hang Vu Thi Thu (MEAL Advisor; hang.vtt@vvob.org) and Ms. Thanh Huong Nguyen (Project Coordinator, huong.nt@vvob.org).  

Annexed to the presentation of this assignment, please find: 

  • Annex A: The procedures and conditions of this assignment, including the submission process, selection criteria and terms and conditions. 
  • Annex B: Price list(s) to be completed and included in the proposal. 
  • Annex C: The service contract, which will be signed upon award of the contract. 
  • Annex D: Declaration of honour to be signed and included in the proposal. 

Important notification: Interested service providers are encouraged to inform VVOB of their intention to submit by contacting Ms. Hang Vu Thi Thu (MEAL Advisor; hang.vtt@vvob.org) and Ms. Thanh Huong Nguyen (Project Coordinator, huong.nt@vvob.org) before 13 January 2023. This is also the deadline to send questions about the call for quotations, by email only, to Ms. Hang Vu Thi Thu. There will be an information session on 6 January 2023 to answer questions and all additional answers will be sent by 15 January 2023 to anyone who has expressed interest. Full proposals should be submitted no later than 5pm (GMT+7) by 31 January 2023.