Consultancy Opportunity

Terms of Reference: Domestic Financing Pledging Report

Title: Consultancy to work on the Domestic financing pledging report

Location: Preference is Johannesburg, South Africa but can be based anywhere globally

Type of contract: Short term consultancy

Duration of contract: Consultancy report due end-March 2021

Reports to: GCE Campaigns Manager

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 28th February 2021

GCE is looking for a consultant to finalise the report, produce an accessible summary and pull-out key messages and data. You can down the advert here.

About GCE

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE), founded in 1999, is a global civil society movement working for the full realization of the human right to education, in particular for children, women and those from excluded communities.

GCE members bring together civil society organisations, NGOs, teacher unions, child rights activists, parents’ associations, young people and community organisations, who work together in coalition in more than100 countries. GCE promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilises the public to put pressure on governments and the international community to fulfil their promises to provide free, compulsory, high quality public education for all.

GCE provides core support to its members’ work on education advocacy and campaigning all around the world, and represents civil society organisations in education at the highest level.


In 2020, the Global Campaign for Education undertook research across 35 African countries[1] who are partners of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), to examine how their national education budgets have changed since the 2018 GPE replenishment Summit. The research has been written up in a draft report, the objective of which is to be used as a national, regional and global advocacy tool in line with GCE priorities and the new financing campaign – One Billion Voices. The report has received some comments which need to be addressed before finalisation; it also needs to be summarised into a series of brief, readily- accessible advocacy and communications products. As such, GCE is looking for a qualified, experienced consultant to finalise the report, produce an accessible summary, a series of stand-alone national data briefings (where data is available) and pull-out key messages and data to be used to formulate infographics.

Deliverables for the Assignment

Copy Editing:

  1. Review collated comments on the current version of the report (to be provided by GCE) and use these to inform a comprehensive copy-edit of the report.
  2. Receiving and integrating any final comments from a review committee and produce the final version of the report.


  1. Produce a short summary (around 5 pages) of the report which can be used as an advocacy tool by GCE members. This summary should contain the following key information:
    • A summary of the trends shown in the report.
    • Key policy recommendations.
  1. Produce a series of country data briefings, to inform advocacy at a national level. Each briefing should contain the data and research findings for a specific country. These will only be developed where data was available.
  2. Extract key information and data from the full report that can be used to formulate key advocacy and infographics (to be developed by GCE) during Global Action Week for Education (April 26-30).
  • First update of the report by middle of March.
  • Final version of report, along with summary and key messages by end of March.
  • Summary document, national data briefings and key messages by early April.
Submission of Applications

Eligible applicants are invited to apply by submitting the following documents on or by end of day on Sunday, 28th February 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Consultant’s CV/Resume including relevant experience of personnel/Previous projects of similar nature.
  2. Brief technical proposal outlining the approach to the consultancy.
    • A cover letter, confirming availability for the dates outlined and including a financial proposal.

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and in that case the advert may be withdrawn at any time from sites without notification.

Requests for clarification should be made in writing and sent to the Campaigns Manager, Emily Laurie to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


[1] Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.