Review of Zambia School Based Continuing Professional Development (SBCPD) for Teachers

  • Consultancy
  • Lusaka, Zambia
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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

How can you make a difference?

The overall objective of the Technical support through a consultancy is to support Teacher Education and Specialized Services (TESS) and Teaching Service Commission (TCZ) undertake a detailed review of the School Based Continuing Professional Development (SBCPD) for teachers, to identity critical gaps hindering the effective provision of SBCPD and provide recommendations for strengthening the SBCPD delivery. Specifically, the consultancy will review both In-service Training (INSET) and Pre-service Training (PRESET) to identify areas of potential linkages, review the School Programme of In-service for the Term (SPRINT) framework and provide recommendations for strengthening.

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here Download File TOR for School Based CPD.pdf

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


  • A minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences or any related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the field of evaluation especially in education and preferably within the area of teacher education and learner centered approaches;
  • Good understanding of education systems, management and planning as well as classroom practices, pedagogies and teacher development;
  • Excellent report writing skills; and the ability to synthesize large and diverse sources of information
  • Proficiency in English is essential,
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines;
  • Experience in managing and undertaking complex evaluations and;
  • Previous working experience with Governments and within the UN system and familiarity with Zambia’s s education system and culture will be considered an asset.
  • Have a good working knowledge of computers and proficient in word processing

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.


Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals and USD for Non Zambian applicants.

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.