Aim of IMPACT

IMPACT aims to pay monthly incentives worth $40 US dollars, over a period of 18 months, to 30 000 primary school teachers in South Sudan. The programme will also design and scale up the national Human Resources Information System (HRIS) for Education/Teacher Management.

Geographical area:

South Sudan, countrywide.

Timeline:

The IMPACT officially started on 10 April 2017 and is planned for 36 months.

Programme objectives

Objective 1:

Ensure the correct execution of monthly payments of incentives to primary school teachers in operational schools, adequate monitoring and reporting on the receipt of incentives by the eligible beneficiaries and the actual attendance of teachers, for a period of up to 18 months.

Objective 2:

IMPACT on behalf of and in cooperation with the MoGEI, will design and roll out a comprehensive up-to-date electronic database of teachers employed and teaching in nursery, primary and secondary education in all States – the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for Education and Teacher Management. This process will involve technical support to MoGEI officials to update and maintain the database on a regular basis, including validating teachers and verifying teachers’ Identity Cards, scanning relevant training certificates, and producing teacher identification smartcards with basic biometric information stored on them.

Why is the IMPACT paying these incentives to teachers?

By paying incentives to teachers IMPACT aims to provide vital support to the education sector.  Enabling teachers to continue to teach and schools to continue to function will increase teachers’ attendance, improve standards of teaching and support thousands of children in South Sudan to go to school. Motivated teachers in schools is a critical factor in sustaining the social fabric, bringing communities together and ultimately helping to build peace and stability in a country in which school-age children make up more than one third of the population.The IMPACT objectives are highly relevant in the current context of South Sudan, as indeed, maintaining equitable access to and completion of quality primary education is especially important in reducing ethnic tension and discrimination, and ultimately to help building peace and stability in the country.

Implementing partners:

The IMPACT programme is implemented by Mott MacDonald as lead partner, in partnership with Charlie Goldsmith Associates (CGA), with guidance and under the auspices of the South Sudan Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI).

The following State Anchors are key partners in the implementation of the IMPACT project:

StrØmme Foundation   Windle Trust   UMCOR   HARD   ADRA   Food for the Hungry