Education Consultant needed at UNICEF

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Job title : Education Consultant

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : June 24, 2024

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Purpose of Assignment

  • The main objective of this consultancy is to support the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office to accelerate and scale-up its support to the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and State Ministries of Education on strengthening skills development, alternative learning systems, including via the Nigeria Learning Passport, and systems strengthening.

Scope of Work:

1.Support the finalization of the National Policy on Skills Development and National Skills Development Framework

  • Provide technical input to the National Policy on Skills Development.
  • Support the validation and technical review of the National Policy on Skills Development.
  • Review final graphic design of the National Skills Development Framework.

2Support implementation of skills development programmes (FLN, digital, transferable, employability skills)

  • Produce a lesson learned document on evidence from the field as skills development programs are implemented in 2023-24.
  • Provide technical support to the desk review of the employability skills for senior secondary schools.
  • Provide technical support in developing and testing of the model on employability skills for senior secondary.

3. Develop systems strengthening knowledge products

  • Support development of knowledge products for the education public financing analysis.
  • Support development of advocacy materials on the National Assessment on Learning Achievement in Basic Education (NALABE).

4. Support scale up of the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP)

  • Develop a lesson learned document on NLP advocacy and comms activities to assess what worked on scaling up the NLP, raising usership numbers, and increasing course completion.
  • Collect NLP user feedback through development and launch of at least 3 NLP user surveys and sharing of results.
  • Manage development of knowledge products and advocacy/communications materials for the scale-up of the NLP.
  • Maintain and update advocacy toolkit for UNICEF Field Offices for NLP scale-up and update monthly advocacy and communications tracker.

5.Support proposal and strategy development

  • Develop or update 3 investment cases.
  • Support development of 3 proposals and strategies.
  • Review and provide inputs on 4 Education team proposals.

Deliverables/Outputs:

Deliverable 1:

Support the finalization of the National Policy on Skills Development and National Skills Development Framework

  • Provide technical input to the National Policy on Skills Development
  • Support the validation and technical review of the National Policy on Skills Development
  • Review final graphic design of the National Skills Development Framework

Develop knowledge management products

  • Create, review, and finalize 6 briefing notes for events/meetings
  • Develop and/or review and update 2 cheat sheets

Support organization of events for NCO Basic Education team

  • Annual Education staff retreat.

Deliverable 2:

Develop knowledge management products

  • Create, review and finalize 6 talking points and presentations for events/meetings
  • Develop and/or review and update 2 factsheets

Support proposal and strategy development

  • Develop or update 3 investment cases
  • Support development of 3 proposals and strategies
  • Review and provide inputs on 4 Education team proposals

Support staff professional development

  • Support identification of staff capacity development needs and process of securing appropriate trainings or resources to fill gaps
  • Lead one internal capacity development series/seminar

Support organization of events for NCO Basic Education team

  • 4 seminars on education topics.

Deliverable 3:

Support scale up of the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP)

  • Develop a lessons learned document on NLP advocacy and comms activities to assess what worked on scaling up the NLP, raising usership numbers, and increasing course completion
  • Collect NLP user feedback through development and launch of at least 3 NLP user surveys and sharing of results
  • Manage development of knowledge products and advocacy/communications materials for the scale-up of the NLP
  • Maintain and update advocacy toolkit for UNICEF Field Offices for NLP scale-up, and update monthly advocacy and communications tracker

Develop communications and advocacy assets

  • Draft and finalize 2 Op-Eds/articles
  • Develop communication assets and key messages for 4 international days or events
  • Maintain monthly advocacy and communications tracker on all UNICEF Education media mentions
  • Organize 2 donor engagement field visits

Support organization of events for NCO Basic Education team

  • Education Mid-year review
  • If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here. TOR Skills development alternative learning systems strengthening.docx

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

Education:

  • A master’s degree in in education, international development, social sciences or other relevant fields.

Experiences:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supporting large-scale education programmes.
  • At least 3 years of experience in research, evidence generation and knowledge management
  • Working experience in skills development programming, alternative learning, including digital learning

Skills:

  • Experience working with a range of partners to monitor the implement policy commitments
  • Experience developing resources for or guiding stakeholders to develop policy frameworks
  • Result-based project/programme management skills.
  • Experiences in working for UNICEF or UN agencies.
  • Experience in West Africa and ideally Nigeria context.

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