Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfilling their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a better future
UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:
survival– to basic healthcare, peace and security;
development– to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
protection– from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them
How can you make a difference?
The Education section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support and management of the implementation of the Learning Passport, as part of the emergency education response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the East Asia and the Pacific Region (EAPR).
The East Asia and Pacific region is the place of origin of the novel corona virus and one of the epicentres of a major public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has affected education provision in all of the 28 countries supported by UNICEF programmes since late January 2020. National health and education systems are facing the challenges to protect students currently in schools and provide continued learning opportunities in the places where schools have closed. As of 25 March, over 360 million children have had their education disrupted due to school closures (national and local).
UNICEF Regional Office has been providing support to country offices since late January 2020 focusing on the following six strategic interventions as articulated in the UNICEF Global Programming Response to COVID-19:
Intervention: Response coordination, efficient delivery and real-time monitoring
Intervention: Safe school operations and risk communication
Intervention 3: Continuity of Learning
Intervention 4: Scaling-up psychosocial, health, WASH and nutrition services
Intervention 5: Opening Up Better Schools Initiative
Intervention 6: Codification and disseminating evidence of what works
Learning Passport and the COVID-19 Response
Digital platforms have taken a central role in delivering continuity of learning during the COVID-19 crisis. The Learning Passport is a UNICEF Supported Digital Education Platform, delivered through a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft, and Cambridge, that:
The Learning Passport is an online platform, with offline capability, for supporting regional and/or country-level initiatives to maintain quality learning for children whose education has been disrupted by emergencies. It creates Regional and Country-level sites, available on request, for countries that would like to provide remote learning content for students, teachers or other education stakeholder with connectivity at home.
For students this means continued access to their formal curriculum, and to supplementary content that can be populated and offered, e.g. content that complements the curriculum or alternative content like COVID-19 messaging, digital skills content. For teachers, it can mean continued access to training and support opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Purpose of Assignment:
The overall purpose of the individual consultant is to:
Work Assignment and Work Schedule:
Under the supervision of the Learning Passport Global Program Manager and the Regional Education Specialist, EAPRO, the individual consultant will deliver on the following key activities:
For work schedule, please see attachment for more details.
VA2020-38 Technology and Education Consultant.pdf
End Product: Full, final Consultancy Report.
Estimated Duration of Contract: 10 months, beginning on 1 July 2020.
Official Travel: Based in UNICEF EAP Regional Office in Bangkok. However, with a note, that due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions, the consultant may begin assignment working remotely.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to/from Bangkok and other incidentals in USD by 14 June 2020. Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.