Knowledge Management for Early Learning Data and Programmes in West and Central Africa (Consultancy) - UNICEF Regional Office

Dakar

The consultancy aims at: 1. Improving UNICEF regional early learning knowledge management system through gathering and analysis of most recent information and data on early learning indicators, material, programmes and policies; 2. Documenting UNICEF country offices work in support to the early learning agenda and take stock of progresses in terms of coverage, investment and quality since 2012 3. Promote UNICEF country offices and partners capacity building through information sharing and horizontal collaboration 4. Ensure availability of key early learning documents in both English and French for improved used by national teams in the region. 5. Identify innovative approaches to advocacy and programming for the expansion of early learning across WCAR countries and beyond

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.

Purpose of the Assignment

The consultancy aims at:

 

  1. Improving UNICEF regional early learning  knowledge management system through gathering and analysis of most recent information and data on early learning indicators, material,  programmes and policies;
  2. Documenting UNICEF country offices work in support to the early learning agenda and take stock of progresses in terms of coverage, investment and quality since 2012
  3. Promote UNICEF country offices and partners capacity building through information sharing and horizontal collaboration
  4. Ensure availability of key early learning documents in both English and French for improved used by national teams in the region.

Identify innovative approaches to advocacy and programming for the expansion of early learning across WCAR countries and beyond

 Assignment Tasks

Activities include :

  •  Monthly maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint page
  • Monthly gathering and analysis of relevant early learning material produced in WCAR countries
  • In collaboration with HQ, other UNICEF RO, technical partners, identification of new research and innovative approached to early learning for information sharing and capacity building purposes
  • Ad hoc support for roll out of Early Learning strategic framework in selected WCAR countries (estimated three field missions)
  • Preparation of monthly webinars on relevant early learning activities, programmes and initiatives
  • Development of bimonthly newsletter on early learning gathering relevant information from the region and beyond for capacity building, advocacy and information purposes.
  • Development of regional mapping of early learning stakeholders and donors
  • Contribute to the coordination of the SDG 4 Coordination ECCE Taskforce (monthly meetings planned as of September 2017)
  • Support the development of regional multi country proposal for early learning for fundraising purposes
  • Support the organization regional early learning events as planned for 2018

Expected Deliverables

Deliverables

Time

Monthly report on : maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint and early learning webinar and support coordination of SDG 4 ECCE taskforce

30th September 2017

Monthly report on  maintenance of early learning data base and early learning webinar and support development of multicountry proposal on early learning for 2018 fundraising

31th October 2017

Monthly report on  maintenance of early learning data base and bimonthly newsletter on early learning and early learning webinar

31st December 2017

Monthly report on:  maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint Compilation of early learning relevant material (curriculum frameworks)early learning webinar and mapping of early learning partners

30th January 2018

Monthly report on:  maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint , compilation of early learning relevant material ( early learning strategies and plans)  early learning webinar

28th February 2018

Monthly report on:  maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint, compilation of EMIS early learning data, early learning webinar and bimonthly newsletter

31st March 2018

Monthly report on: maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint, compilation of  new MICS  early learning data and early learning webinar

30th April 2018

Monthly report on: maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint, compilation of  new UIS  early learning data and early learning webinar

31st May 2018

Monthly report on: maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint, compilation of  new MICS  early learning data , early learning webinar and bimonthly newsletter

30th June 2018

Monthly report on: maintenance of early learning data base and education sharepoint, compilation of  new MICS  early learning data and early learning webinar and submission of final report.

31st July 2018

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

  • Master degree  in education ,international development and relevant field

Years of relevant experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in the area of early learning and education
    •   Fluency in both English and French, Portuguese and Spanish will be an asset
    •   Knowledge of WCAR education and  early learning context will be an asset
    •   Proven experience with knowledge management system building

 

Competencies of Successful Candidate

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-26