United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

National Consultant (Coordinator for Global Partnership for Education and The Education Sector Working Group)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking to hire a National Consultant to work as Coordinator for global Partnership for Education and the Education Sector Working Group. 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 How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the consultancy is to ensure efficient and effective Coordination of GPE3 including the smooth implementation of governance and management arrangements associated with the oversight and implementation of the programme. The consultancy will support UNICEF’s role as Coordinating Agency and Grant Agent for GPE3; as well as UNICEF’s role as Grant Agent for the GPE-funded COVID19 response and Recovery Programme. Additionally, the consultant will assist the Chair of the ESWG, UNICEF’s Representative, to coordinate the workings of the ESWG, and to coordinate with the JTWG/LEG Secretariat. This work is expected to strengthen the harmonisation of development partners in the education sector and their alignment with MoEYS policies, systems and major education reform processes.

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

Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced university degree in education, Social Sciences, international development or related technical field;
  • At least one year of professional work experience at national or sub-national level on education programming, coordination or policy support;
  • Experience of working with Cambodian Government counterparts providing Technical Support or implementing programmes in relation to the national Education Strategic Plan/education planning and management;
  • Experience in organising multi-stakeholder meetings, developing minutes and following up on actions; and
  • Experience working with UN or other international or national development organizations, an advantage.
Competencies, Knowledge and Skills
  • Sound knowledge of the education sector in Cambodia and MoEYS policies and processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are desired.
  • Excellent Project Management, planning and coordination skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Khmer.
Please find the details term of reference for this assignment here 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.

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.

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