Job Description

 

Parent Sector : [[Education Sector]]

Duty Station: [[Bangkok]]

Job Family: [[Education]]

Type of contract : [[Non-Staff Consultant (Mid-level)]]

Duration of contract : [[10 weeks]]

Recruitment open to : [[External Candidates]]

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : [[15-06-2020]]

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Organizational Unit: UNESCO Bangkok, Section for Inclusive Quality Education Section

Duration: 10 weeks, from 22 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 tentatively

Application Deadline: 15 June 2020 by 17:00 Bangkok Time

Level of Consultant: Middle Level (5 years of relevant experience)

Long Description

Background

Since 2018, under the framework of the Asia-Pacific Regional GCED Network, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and UNESCO Bangkok have been collaborating to bring together GCED stakeholders (e.g. education authorities, teaching professionals and research institutes) to discuss various topics related to GCED (i.e. policy, Capacity Building, learning materials, research, advocacy) and to carry out activities (e.g. research on GCED).

Although there have been several activities undertaken since 2018, a systematic strategy for how to address the needs of GCED Network members and GCED stakeholders is yet to be developed. In order to build a long term plan to tackle the challenges in GCED, and to better help GCED stakeholders to learn, understand, and promote GCED, a needs assessment and a strategic plan for network cooperation is needed. In the past, GCED members and stakeholders have highlighted the need for better pedagogical resources and materials that teachers and educators can use. In 2019, one activity carried out under the network was the development of a ‘how to guide’ on GCED, which will help organizations to better understand and conceptualize GCED within their local contexts. The needs assessment will allow UNESCO, APCEIU and all members to better understand and focus on a potential series of ‘how to guides’ or pedagogical resource materials to help teachers teaching GCED in the classroom.

The Asia-Pacific Regional GCED network has held annual meetings every year since it was launched, with the aim to update country level efforts in GCED implementation, as well as to synergize the regional collaboration towards Education 2030. With the current Covid-19 pandemic, organising a physical, in-person meeting will be challenging, thus a series of webinars is proposed instead to continue the network’s collaboration and knowledge exchange.

In order to strengthen the GCED Network and its activities for 2020, one consultant (mid-level) will be hired to develop and analyse an online survey to take stock of current members’ initiatives, identify the needs of GCED network partners and GCED stakeholders in implementing GCED related activities, with special attention paid to the needs of teaching professionals. With the results of this needs assessment survey the following will be developed: a systematic strategy of how to address members’ needs/goals, a framework for a series of pedagogical resource materials (e.g. ‘how to guides’), and the theme, content and modalities for two (2) 2020 GCED Network Webinars/virtual meetings.

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Scope of the Assignment

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Bangkok, the supervision of the Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education and direct guidance of the Programme Specialist, Quality of Education Team, of UNESCO Bangkok the Individual Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Review the 2018 and 2019 APA GCED Network Meeting Reports (unpublished) to suggest the scope of the survey;

  2. Develop and implement ‘needs assessment survey’
    1. Design a survey to understand GCED stakeholders’ needs, especially on the pedagogical needs from teachers. Submit the draft survey for UNESCO Bangkok’s review and approval;

    2. Disseminate the approved survey with target participants with the help from UNESCO Bangkok;

    3. Collect and analyze the survey results, draft a summary of the Analysis, which should also include a systematic strategy on how to address the needs. Submit the report for UNESCO Bangkok’s review and approval;


  3. Develop a draft network strategy
    1. Outline the conceptual and operational strategy of the network based on members’ needs;


  4. Develop an outline/framework for future pedagogical resources (e.g. ‘how to guides)

  5. Design and develop two (2) webinars/virtual meetings for the network, including themes, content and modalities ;

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Expected Deliverables

The proposed start date is 22 June 2020. The consultant is expected to deliver all assignments by 31 August 2020.

  1. Final ‘needs assessment survey’ design and draft conceptual framework/outline for network strategy and pedagogical resources

15 July 2020

  1. Final report(s), including: Needs Assessment Survey results and analysis, A strategy design for network cooperation, A framework for the pedagogical resources (e.g. ‘how-to guides’) and identified topics, etc. Final design of webinars (which should include topics to cover, modalities, who will present, etc. any pre/post webinar activities for the network)

31 August 2020

Working Modality

The consultant will undertake this work remotely, providing regular updates via email or telecommunication.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

For this assignment, UNESCO Bangkok is looking to work with an individual (or institution) that will possess the following qualifications:

Education: Advanced degree in education, social sciences (i.e. public Administration or sociology, psychology), international development or other related fields. Knowledge on global citizenship education, comparative education or international development studies is desirable.

Language: Excellent written and spoken English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, with particular experience or expertise in evaluation, education policy, teacher training, teaching resource materials development;

  • Substantial experience in carrying out research and surveys with recognized national and international organizations/institutions especially in similar thematic areas;

  • Keen interest in various aspects of education, including, global citizenship education, whole-school approach, education for sustainable development, etc.

Competencies:

  • Proven research and analytical skills;

  • Proven experience in developing curriculum, Training Courses, textbooks, toolkits, guidebooks, etc.;

  • Good computer skills;

  • Ability to work independently on delegated tasks;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following:

  • An up-to-date CV stating details of educational qualifications, work experience, including prior experience of similar work;

  • A proposal (not more than 2 pages) discussing the approach/methodology that will be adopted in carrying out the tasks in the TOR

  • A list of past similar work (e.g. surveys, webinars, teacher’s guides, lesson plans, etc.) with hyperlinks to access such works if they are available online or samples of the work if they are only available offline.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain Gender Parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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