United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

E-learning Consultant (National)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF is looking for National Consultant to review existing policies and mandate of Ministry of Education, draft an e-learning strategy and get it validated/approved by the Ministry.

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, Hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan's children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal Natural Disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan's school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan's 18 states. www.unicef.org/sudan

How can you make a difference?

The E-learning consultant will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the generation of the strategy to the ministry. E- learning programming process through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the E-learning Program within the Education Program and the Country Program.

Under the guidance and general supervision of the Chief of Education, the E-learning Consultant will also report to the Federal Ministry of Education, supporting the Coordination of a broader team, represented by the Government and key stakeholders.

Objective One:

a. Coordinate a key group of Government and stakeholders in the drafting of an elearning strategy and costed action plan; b. Solicit feedback and input from stakeholders on priorities, plans, and budget c. Draft an elearning strategy, outlining key priorities, outputs, and outcomes, with a robust Monitoring and Evaluation framework, associated budget, and timeline Objective Two:

a. Coordinate a key group of Government and stakeholders in the drafting of an elearning strategy and costed action plan; b. Solicit feedback and input from stakeholders on priorities, plans, and budget c. Draft an elearning strategy, outlining key priorities, outputs, and outcomes, with a robust monitoring and evaluation framework, associated budget, and timeline Objective Three:

a. Coordinate a series of sessions with key stakeholders, including Government (and relevant line Ministries, including Education and ICT, UN Agencies, Donors, and NGOs, and other partners) to gain feedback on the draft strategy.

b. Coordinate a validation workshop to solicit final input and incorporate comments accordingly.

c. Work with Government to have the elearning strategy validated through Government systems.

  1. Policy Analysis and Review
  2. Drafting of elearning strategy
  3. Validation of elearning strategy
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional certification in Education, Social Science management and relevant fields such as education, Information Management/technology, communication (Master’s degree / Advanced degree in the same field
is an added advantage).
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in a similar role with an emphasis on strategy generation, coordination,
familiarity with development of project monitoring frameworks and/or monitoring and evaluation tools (Working experience with UN is an added advantage).

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with Emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
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.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 No Fee UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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