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Education Sector Coordination

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization




United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking to recruit an international consultant to provide programme support for the UNESCO Project Office in Yangon (the Office) on the education sectoral and UN coordination. One of the competencies of UNESCO is to coordinate various development partners in the education sector. The objective of this consultancy is to support the office to play a role to coordinate the development partners to facilitate the education development for the children and youth under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.

Purpose Of The Assignment

To get technical and advisory support bringing critical input from an Individual Specialist for the education unit of the Office regarding the education sector coordination, its relevant research, development of key documents, activities and events.
Duties And Responsibilities: 

Supervisory arrangements: 

  • Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok, the direct supervision of Head of UNESCO Project office in Yangon, the Individual Specialist is responsible for providing programme support on the education sectoral and UN coordination. The Individual Specialist works within the framework of UNESCO’s global development agenda such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
Terms of Reference:  
  • Provide coordination and facilitation support for the Office in Yangon to manage sector groups, such as Education Sector Group (ESG), Education Sector Representative Group (ESRG), Education Development Partner Group (EDPG), regular Co-Chair meetings of ESG, and thematic working groups as requested. 
  • Provide support to work as the Coordinating Agency (CA) of Global Partnership for Education (GPE) initiatives in Myanmar, communicate with Grant Agents (GA) of GPE programmes in the past and present, organize technical sessions with GPE and development partners if required, and design the scope and Terms of Reference for Enabling Factor Assessment of GPE for Myanmar  
  • Provide coordinated support to Myanmar interagency work on SDG monitoring, and other UN thematic working groups when expected by the Supervisor. Liaise with UNESCO’s partners and support the office in building new partnerships to expand and deliver on the office’s education programming. 
  • Provide research and knowledge management for the review and revision of the Joint Response Framework (JRF), develop Terms of Reference for experts and contractors, and contribute inputs and feedback to their work, to ensure quality delivery of outputs.  
  • Support to collaborate with two other Grant Agents that implement the Education Sector Programme Implementation Grant (ESPIG), set the regular meetings with GAs to present the progresses, and develop the monitoring and evaluation systems of ESPIG with other experts. 
  • Support to implement the Education Sector Plan Development Grant (ESPDG), under the Supervision of the Head of the Office, design activities and the workplan of these activities, monitor the progress of the project, and utilize UNESCO’s relevant tools such as SISTER to provide data inputs on ESPDG.  
  • Under ESPDG, support to design the thematic research through consultation with the development partners as well as work on Terms of Reference for technical assistance to mobilize resources for the education sector with consideration of Multiplier of GPE funding.  
  • Support to develop the concept note on a new project for the education sector coordination called System Capacity Grant (SCG) of GPE with consultations of development partners and members of ESRG, develop the project proposal based on the concept note with budget tables.  
  • Carry out close coordination with the Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM) Project Team to ensure Teacher Education (and other relevant thematic areas) are promoted in the education sector work, and to inform the STEM Project Team of relevant sectoral developments.  
  • Provide substantive, logistical and administrative support to joint projects, consultations, meetings and events under the guidance of the Supervisor. 
  • Coordinate partnerships with consultants and contractors accordingly under the guidance of Head of the Office   
  • The Individual Specialist will be required to travel on missions directly related to projects and implementation during the assignment. The Individual Specialistshould travel economy class and receive Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) at the standard rate (and which should be reduced, as necessary, when the number of days of DSA exceeds the limits stipulated in the table of rates published by International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).
  • DSA is only payable to individuals carrying out assignments away from their usual place of residence or work. The Individual Specialist is expected to make her/his own travel arrangements and should be provided with a lump sum to cover travel-related expenses in accordance with UNESCO rules and regulations.  
  • Travel-related expenses (e.g. the cost of tickets, terminal fares and DSA) must be fixed and agreed between the parties. The Individual Specialist is responsible for obtaining United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS) security clearance prior to each approved mission.  
Required Qualifications:


  • At least Master’s degree with specialization in education, economics, management studies, international development or a related field; 
Work Experience: 
  • At least five years of experience in the field of education development, preferably relating to education planning and management, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Previous experience in teacher education or higher education reforms, preferably in the developing country contexts, would be desirable; and 
  • Excellent project management, coordination and organizational skills; 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills; 
  • Ability to perform in facilitating workshops, dialogues and seminars focused on education, SDG 4, gender, inclusive education  
  • Strong technical skills regarding the projects related to education sector coordination  
  • Strong expertise and demonstrated experience in developing action plans and advocacy strategies aimed at mobilizing donor support for education development under emergency  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills; 
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills; 
  • Proven ability to work efficiently, under pressure, and in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Excellent knowledge of English (both written and spoken).  




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