Harmonizing of Literacy Programme Consultancy (4 Months), Lusaka Zambia
Job no: 533930
Position type: Consultancy
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: ZambiaDepartment/Office: Lusaka, Zambia
Categories: Education, Early Childhood Development, Consultancy
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 UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
How can you make a difference?
The main purpose of this consultancy is to support Ministry of General Education (MOGE) in literacy and numeracy programme mapping and coordination and development of operational guidelines for literacy and numeracy programming. To review the existing literacy and numeracy projects and develop operational guidelines for national literacy and numeracy programmes.
The main objective is to support MOGE to review all existing literacy and numeracy projects in the country and to develop operational guidelines for MOGE around literacy and numeracy programming in Zambia a coordinated approach. These guidelines will guide MOGE how to better coordinate, communicate and guide donor funded literacy and numeracy programmes.
Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here TOR for Harmonizing of Literacy Programme Consultancy.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Minimum of master’s degree in Education, social sciences with Curriculum and Instructions or Education Management/Leadership related academic discipline
- At least 5-10 years of practical experience in education policies, standards, or literacy and numeracy programming
- Solid skills in data and information management, programme evaluation and undertaking systematic and critical literature reviews on education programmes
- Familiarity with Zambia’s broader education sector issues especially low learning outcomes.
- Ability to conduct review and planning workshops.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to synthesize large and diverse sources of information
- Have a good working knowledge of computers and proficient in word processing
- High level proficiency in standard computer software Microsoft word and Excel;
- Excellent English skills
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.
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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.
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.