Request for Proposal: AAUK Education Programming Review Consultant

ActionAid UK is seeking a consultant/s to conduct a 2021 review of ActionAid’s ‘right to education’ programming and institutional funding strategy. This is a short-term (25 day) consultancy assignment, and we will consider contracting more than one consultant to cover the full scope of work, so if you are interested please do apply even if your application does not cover all the listed competencies.


ActionAid has worked on education programming since its foundation in 1972, and has built a reputation as a leading international organisation committed to a rights-based approach to education.

Our experience of working with over 4,500 schools in 30 countries provides the bedrock for our education work. Since 1972, we have evolved from a traditional ‘service delivery’ model, such as provision of school books and construction of classrooms, to a progressive, rights-based, and ‘whole school development’ approach to the provision of gender-responsive public education.

Given the breadth and depth of our education work across the Federation, ActionAid UK is now commissioning a consultancy assignment to deepen our strategic position on the intersections of the Federation's rights-based education work, and the ActionAid UK strategy that prioritises work on VAWG, women's economic justice and adolescent girls' rights.


The objectives of the consultancy assignment are to:

  1. Develop a thorough analysis of ActionAid’s existing education work, identifying linkages with our other key thematic portfolios on VAWG, women’s economic rights, and adolescent girls' rights.

  2. Identify key opportunities and entry points for ActionAid UK to engage further with donors on education programming, and develop recommendations for successful engagement.

  3. Provide technical assistance and proposal development support for education funding opportunities, as required.

Please see the attached document for further information about the opportunity and application process.

Closing date: 8 November 2021