Consultancy in Emergencies Consultant, New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNICEF New York

Closing date: Monday, 23 November 2020

Consultancy: Education in Emergencies Consultant - Education Section, PD, NYHQ - Req # 536033

Job no: 536033

Position type: Consultancy

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Programme

School/Unit: Programme Division

Department/Office: Education Section, UNICEF NYHQ

Categories: Education, Consultancy

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Consultancy Title: Education in Emergencies Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Education/PD/NYHQ

Duration: 15 December 2020 - 15 October 2021, Total of 220 days

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The Education in Emergencies team in the Education Section supports countries with technical assistance on EiE and has embarked on a number of initiatives in response to the Evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to Education in humanitarian settings. This includes a strengthened focus on learning in emergencies, innovations and reaching the most marginalized in humanitarian crisis. Evidence shows that increased analysis, sharing and capacity development are all important to strengthening the EiE response globally. This is with reference to all emergencies including the COVID-19 global pandemic. This has led to a substantial increase in workload and hence the need for additional technical assistance. The consultant will work with the Education team and collaborate with the Migration team, regional offices and country offices as well as other emergency focal points across the sections.

The assignment will support the following main areas:

Technical analysis to capture trends, innovations and results of country level EiE programmes and interventions

In depth case studies, fact sheets, issue briefs, reports and technical briefs related to EiE programmes especially with reference to learning and migration in humanitarian settings.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

Technical Analysis - provide support to: - Analysis of Country Office Annual Reports and follow-up where required with COs, related to all aspects of Education in Emergencies (thematic examples- gender, disability, migration, IDPs, refugees, conflict, COVID-19, remote learning, learning assessments etc.).

Analysis of migration related programmes (including the Netherlands funded prospects programme and the UNICEF/ UNHCR Blueprint Countries refugee targeted programmes) around thematic themes (examples as above).

Analysis of available documents and interviews with key stakeholders on education responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to identify evidence demonstrating children’s learning through continuity of learning measures, the launch of formative assessments as part of school reopening strategies to get children back on track and any other examples of EiE-related interventions in response to COVID-19 that have resulted in demonstrable gains for children’s learning.

Analysis of external partner programmes and internal programmes on acceleration of learning in humanitarian settings- particularly (but not solely) on the themes of functional literacy and numeracy.

Knowledge Products: - Draft EiE related entry for the 2020 Annual Results Report- Global Area 2.

Draft EiE related entry for the 2020 Annual Results Report: Humanitarian Action

Issue briefs

Technical briefs

Case studies (including those related to learning in EiE and migration/CoTM settings)

Fact sheets

Adhoc requests from OED/PD/Other divisions- including inputs for briefing notes, speeches, sitreps, updates, etc.

Engage with yammer EiE site discussions and deep dives.

Qualifications

Tags basic education capacity development child health covid education in emergencies idps knowledge products political science refugees subsistence allowance water and sanitation

Master’s Degree in International Development, Political Science, Education, or other social science.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field combined with 5 additional years of professional experience as described may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

Minimum 3 years of mid-level professional and technical experience in international development related to Education in Emergencies and the 2 main areas of the assignment

Thorough understanding of Education in Emergency programming and/or relevant technical fields

Excellent analysis and organizational skills

Excellent writing skills for a wide variety of purposes

Requirements

Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials

Financial proposal that will include:

your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html

travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.

Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.

Indicate your availability

Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.

At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.