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International Consultant - Education Strategy

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UNICEF Nigeria is recruiting for Contract International Consultant - Education Strategy

Job Description

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (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 fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: International Consultant for Developing Education Strategy for North-East Nigeria

Job Number: 527652
Locations: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Duration: 8 weeks from the date of signing of the contract

Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to facilitate Education sector and Government members/partners in:

  • Contributing to the development/update of a multiyear (3) Education response strategy and prioritized action plans and ensuring these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies and appeals with reference to Government Agencies.
  • Help sector and partners to collectively focus on key issues, and facilitate a discussion on how to realize better overcomes and designing a roadmap
  • Ensuring awareness of relevant policies, guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have defined; and that sectoral response is in line with them.
  • Develop EiE response actions while at the same time considering Education within early recovery as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns in Government plans.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities

  • In coordination with SUBEB review necessary documents for Education context and sector overview (HRP, Technical guidelines, Government policy and guidelines)
  • Develop tools for data collection in IDP camps on education needs assessment in Borno state
  • Develop curriculum and questionnaire for meetings and workshops as outlined in the agreed workplan
  • Draft and present to the Education Sector coordinator the multiyear Education in emergency Strategy for review and input
  • In collaboration with the Education Sector coordinator and the SAG, finalize the multi-year Education Sector Strategy

Expected Deliverables:

  • A situation overview is developed after the review of all Education strategic documents/guidelines (HNO, HRP, 2018 Education Strategy, the annual school census report, other strategic document).
  • One analysis report is produced after to conduct a Secondary data review.
  • Six IDP camps are visited and data are collected on out of school and education response in and out of the IDP camps.
  • One report is produced based on Needs/gaps analysis conducted.
  • 3 meetings/Workshop are organized with EiEWG to produce the Macro Log frame, the Budget and the Theory of Change.
  • One final draft of the multi-year (2020 – 2023) strategy is produced. This draft includes:
    • Situation Overview
    • Nigeria Education Sector
    • Principles of the Strategy
    • Caseload and Prioritization
    • Nigeria Education Sector response framework
    • Operationalizing the Framework
    • Thematic issues
    • Monitoring
    • Resources
    • Workplan
    • Presentation/workshop/roundtable discussion on draft strategy
    • Final consolidated and endorsed document developed.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualification, Experience and Skills Required

    • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Science, International Relations or a related field from a recognized university.
    • Minimum six years of professional experience in program development, coordination or management for the humanitarian sector, particularly for international NGOs and UN agencies.
    • Extensive experience of working with the education sector in emergency situations and contexts, with a strong capacity for analysing education needs and developing a response strategy for large institutions.
    • Experience in designing and delivering training on project cycle management.
    • Experience in writing education in emergency or education/protection proposals
    • Experience in mainstreaming crosscutting issues – like protection, GBV prevention, Accountability to Affected People.
    • Familiarity with child protection and the systems strengthening approach would be beneficial.
    • Experience in undertaking assessments and information management systems
    • Previous experience working in UNICEF is highly desirable
    • Ability to conduct data analyses using Excel or other statistical software (Stata, SPSS, etc.)
    • Proven problem-solving skills; to assess situations, identify needs, and respond with recommendations to address identified issues during the assessment.
    • Willingness to travel and work in the field in insecure areas
    • Knowledge of the full strategy development cycle grants experience will be a plus; Fluent in writing and editing skills in English. Ability to work long hours and be flexible in order to meet tight deadlines.
    • Experience of working on information management and reporting systems within the public sector.

    Application Closing Date
    15th November, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online


    • 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.
    • Please submit your all inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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    About UNICEF Nigeria
    The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by ...
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