United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Technical Assistance To Support Teacher Development Under The Capacity Development Partnership Fund)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking to hire a consultant to provide Capacity Building support through the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) to teacher training centers. The consultant will work under the UNICEF education section. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in Cambodia, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

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 fulfill 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, Education

The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) is a partnership between Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), the European Union (EU), the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and UNICEF. This pooled funding mechanism works to provide capacity building support to MoEYS across six strategic outcomes: (i) policy development, (ii) planning; (iii) financing; (iv) personnel; (v) inclusive education; and (vi) gender equitable leadership. Although originally designed as a four-year phase (2018-2021), the fund, currently in its third phase of operation, has been extended to mid-2023. UNICEF is the Fund Manager for CDPF Phase III. CDPF Phase III supports MoEYS’ implementation of the Education Strategic Plan (ESP) 2019-2023, including education reform priorities. Teacher development is a major education reform priority under the ESP.

Under the CDPF Phase III, further investments will be made to deliver capacity building in the key education reform area of teacher development. These efforts will be focused on Regional Teacher Training Centres (RTTCs) and the Pre-school Teacher Training Centre (PSTTC) and will include ongoing collaborative work with MoEYS’ Teacher Training Department (TTD). This work is made possible through a significant additional investment from the EU through the CDPF and has been specifically requested by MoEYS.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide high quality Technical Support and strategic guidance to UNICEF and MoEYS to implement the CDPF Phase III annual and medium-term workplan for teacher development. An important part of this consultancy is that it combines technical tasks relating to both professional development and qualification upgrading programmes for teacher educators in the four RTTCs,[1] and the PSTTC. Therefore, this consultancy is needed to provide high quality and appropriate technical support to, and quality assure of, key activities being delivered under the teacher development workplan, which are elaborated under the section on specific tasks.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in education, teacher development or related technical field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in education, teacher development, and experience working with teacher education institutes or related areas at the international level, some of which undertaken in a developing country is required.
  • Experience of working with government counterparts, preferably in Cambodia, providing technical support and/or implementing programmes on education, teacher development and Human Resource development issues.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Excellent inter-personal, mentoring, facilitation and communication skills.
  • Excellent English language written and spoken skills are required.
  • Able to work to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer literacy and presentation skills.
  • Experience preparing complex deliverable using remote Communication Technology.
Please find the details term of reference for this assignment Download File Term of Reference.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

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