United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

National Contractor (21st Century Life Skills Education)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Jayapura is looking for a national contractor for coordinating process of Life Skills Education programme scale-up, which includes Technical Support to education authorities in Papua and West Papua to replicate the core activities of the programmes including bullying prevention, life skills education and adolescents’ participation.

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UNICEF Jayapura is seeking a consultant for coordinating process of programme scale-up, which includes technical support to education authorities in Papua and West Papua to replicate the core activities of the programmes including bullying prevention, life skills education and adolescents’ participation.

Title: National Contractor, 21st Century Life Skills Education Duty Station: Jayapura Type of Contract: Individual Consultant - Special Service Agreement Duration: February – July 2021 (5 months) How can you make a difference?

In May 2019 UNICEF Indonesia with partners began implementing the programme “Supporting Girls to Thrive in Indonesia”, supported by the 7 Fund. The objectives of the programme are to improve learning outcomes, protect girls and boys from violence in schools, and increase healthy behaviors, WASH awareness and meaningful participation among adolescents.

The programme implemented in 12 Junior high schools and 10 elementary schools in Sorong city and Sorong district and reaching 6,083 adolescent girls and boys, of which 4,378 (48% female) are junior secondary school students and 1,705 (46% female) are elementary school students. The programme is being delivered by 47 junior high school teachers (81% female) and 77 (81% female) elementary school teachers.

A detailed breakdown of the core activities at primary and secondary schools are described below: 1. School’s level: Primary Schools (SD).

a. Outcome 1: School environment is improved, and violence in schools is reduced. Core activities: - Building teacher capacity on positive discipline and classroom management.

- Implementing child safeguarding training and mechanism for partners b. Outcome 2: Learning outcomes are improved, and healthy behaviours are increased among girls and boys. Core activities: - Effective teaching and learning package with a special focus on reading skill enhancement - Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools (WinS) practices in schools 2. Lower Secondary Schools (SMP) a. Outcome 1: School environment is improved, and violence in schools is reduced. Core activities: - Student-led anti-bullying intervention (the ‘ROOTS programme’).

- Building teacher capacity on positive discipline and classroom management.

- Implementing child safeguarding training and mechanism for partners.

b. Outcome 2: Learning outcomes are improved, and healthy behaviours are increased among girls and boys. Core activities: - Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools (WinS) practices in schools.

- Providing life skills education to build adolescents' confidence in making critical decision and express their views.

c. Outcome 3: Opportunities for meaningful participation are increased among adolescents, especially girls. Core activities: - Providing opportunities (online and offline) for adolescents to participate in polls, have peer-dialogue and access to key information.

- Providing adolescents access to key information (online and offline) on issues affecting them.

- Building confidence among adolescents to freely express their views and make critical decisions.

As part of the programme wrap-up and handover process, UNICEF is seeking a consultant for coordinating process of programme scale-up, which includes technical support to education authorities in Papua and West Papua to replicate the core activities of the programmes including bullying prevention, life skills education and adolescents’ participation.

Work Assignment:

a. Provide technical support to District Education Office of Sorong City, Sorong District, Papua Provincial Education Office (PEO) and West Papua Education Office to replicate the core activities of “Supporting Girls to Thrive in Indonesia” programme.

b. Coordinate the handover workshop as part of programme closing.

c. Act as liaison person between UNICEF and PEO Papua and West Papua, DEO Sorong city and Sorong district.

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

Bachelor’s degree in education, Social Sciences, or a related field.

• Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of education, particularly in area of education system and programme relate to education for adolescent group.

• Experience working on upstream work with Government partners.

• Proven experience of high-quality report writing and documentation.

• Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to priorities large amounts of work while under pressure.

• Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.

• Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

• Previous experience working within Papua context considered as an asset; • Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

• Fluency in Indonesian and English (verbal and written).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies: • Builds and Maintains Partnerships • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness • Drive to achieve results for impact • Innovates and embraces change • Manages ambiguity and complexity • Thinks and acts strategically • Works collaboratively with others 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. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

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:

The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. 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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