Consultant Learning and Engagement Analysis, Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), Hosted Funds, 12 months, REMOTE, Req: 567847 - Tenders Global

Consultant Learning and Engagement Analysis, Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), Hosted Funds, 12 months, REMOTE, Req: 567847

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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

At the Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), we aim to improve the education and employment outcomes of children and youth by supporting governments to utilize a range of outcomes-based finance (OBF) instruments at scale, including outcomes funds. We support improvements in the quality of education and skills programs, with a special focus on underserved populations. With these OBF programs, governments and other funders measure (and pay for) what matters – both core skills like literacy and numeracy, but also 21st Century skills, as well as other critical enablers of an equitable, quality education.

Paying primarily on the basis of the results achieved ensures that taxpayer-funded domestic resources and international aid, and philanthropic funds are only used to pay for what works. We believe this is a game-changing way to finance education that enables the emergence of powerful partnerships for public purpose. Our approach is at the cutting edge of development finance with significant potential to achieve better outcomes for children and youth around the world. Together with our partners, we believe this is the early stages of a much larger movement.

Background on EOF’s early childhood care and education (ECCE) Portfolio and our Global engagements.

EOF developed a joint vision with the LEGO Foundation for how outcomes-based finance (OBF) can support ECCE outcomes. As part of this joint vision, we have launched an ambitious initiative that will undertake a portfolio of OBF programs in ECCE to showcase the potential (and limitations) of OBF in different settings while leveraging our program portfolio to contribute towards an increasingly vibrant ecosystem for OBF in ECCE.

At EOF, the Learning and Engagement team coordinates the efforts for EOF’s active engagement in the global ecosystem for OBF in ECCE, and aims to contribute to this ecosystem’s vibrancy through activities in knowledge creation and use, capacity strengthening, and community building. The consultant will support EOF’s Learning and Engagement team with various aspects of this work.

How can you make a difference? 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Consultant (Learning and Engagement Analysis) will provide research and administrative services to EOF’s Learning & Engagement team with the various aspects of the team’s work in knowledge creation and use, community building, stakeholder engagement and capacity strengthening towards the successful execution of the team’s action plan.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT (DELIVERABLES)

Deliverable
Description
Estimate number of working days 
Deadline/ timeline 
Deliverable 1: ECCE Technical Learning Sessions: Sessions run internally for EOF’s program team (six sessions, each 60 minutes in duration) – session recordings and presentation materials saved and shared with EOF’s team
Support EOF’s leadership team to design and facilitate six technical sessions through research on ECCE and OBF topics and preparing session materials and pre-reading
15
1 session per 2 months 
Deliverable 2:  Support with at least 10 briefs, papers, presentations and other knowledge products on OBF, ECCE and the use of OBF in ECCE (estimated 5-page papers, 10-slide presentations)
Conduct background research and support the drafting of at least 10 briefs, papers and presentations across the duration of the 12-month contract
80
By the end of the 12-month contract
Deliverable 3:  A series of recommendations for improving the Learning & Engagement team’s project and knowledge management systems developed and implemented (estimated 3-5 recommendations)
Proactively improve the improve the teams’ project and knowledge management systems. Recommendations may include  structuring internal learning platforms, creating a project management platform, setting up a relationship management platform.
40
By the end of the 12-month contract 
 
Deliverable 4:  Support Learning & Engagement team in at least 20 external bilateral engagements (estimated 60-minute meetings; meeting preparation, timely follow up) to support with the successful implementation of the stakeholder engagement plan and communications plan.
Support Learning & Engagement team in at least 20 external bilateral engagements (meeting preparation, attending the meetings, timely follow up). Meeting preparation will include preparing pre-reading (conducting research to prepare reports), briefing EOF team members ahead of the engagements, and preparing the agenda).
30 

(1.5 days per engagement)

By the end of the 12-month contract
Deliverable 5:  Pre-reading prepared ahead of 5 network convenings led by EOF, with pre-reading circulated in advance and the materials / recordings of the convenings saved and shared  

(pre-reading estimated 20-pages per convening)

Support Learning & Engagement team in co-organizing at least 5 convenings with key organisations in OBF and ECCE networks. Each convening is expected to require approximately 5 days of preparation, 0.5 days for the convening itself, and 0.5 days follow-up.
30

(6 days per convening) 

By the end of the 12-month contract
Total estimated working days – 195 working days

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

  • A bachelor’s degree in Education, Development Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Public Policy, Social Policy or other field relevant to global education is required.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject is preferred but not required. 
  • A minimum of TWO years of relevant professional experience in working in consulting, international development, education, innovation, academia or a related field is required. Experience working in the global education sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in social purpose organisations is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to technical and non-technical knowledge products is preferred.
  • Experience working in low- and/or middle-income countries is preferred.
  • Experience with online meeting, webinar and social media platforms is preferred.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Desired Skills

  • Strong research skills: You can conduct desk research efficiently to deliver succinct and easy-to-use synthesized review reports.
  • Strong presentation skills: You can prepare and deliver clear and persuasive presentations on complex topics. You can use visual tools effectively for communicating complex ideas and analysis.
  • You can manage a high workload in a fast-paced environment, with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality. You can manage concurrent timelines and independently prioritize tasks.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Remarks:  

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 


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