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Re-Advertisment: Individual Consultancy – Technical support to Ministry of Civil Affairs for adaption of the manual on the inclusion of refugee and migrant children in the public education system in Serbia to the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Education Specialist, and in cooperation with the Education Sector of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the consultant will provide technical assistance in the adaption of the manual on the inclusion of refugee and migrant children in the public education system in Serbia to the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Timeframe: 1 February – 30 September 2019

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

Between January and September 2018, there were over 16,000 detected refugee and migrant arrivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This represents twenty-five times increase compared to the same period last year. Although 90 per cent of refugees and migrants expressed their intention to seek asylum in the country, barely six per cent of them were able to actually register their asylum claims. Currently, it is estimated that some 500 are present in the country. Reception conditions remain a major challenge as winterized shelter is limited and refugees and migrants live in precarious conditions, many camping in fields, hangars and uninhabited buildings.

In August 2018, the Ministry of Civil Affairs Bosnia and Herzegovina contacted the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia with a request that the Ministry of Education in Serbia approves adaptation of the Manual for schools on the inclusion of refugee and migrant children to the specific context of the education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the approval was formally received, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has sent the request to all responsible Ministries of Education in BiH, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, Ministry of Security, EUD and UNICEF to nominate a representative in the working group and  requested UNICEF's assistance in providing a technical expert who will also be a team leader in the process of adaptation of the above mentioned manual.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the assignment is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Education Department, and the appointed working group members from relevant institutions such as Ministries of Education, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, Ministry of Security and representatives of different civil society and international organisations.

Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Education Specialist, and in cooperation with the Education Sector of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the consultant will provide technical assistance in the adaption of the manual on the inclusion of refugee and migrant children in the public education system in Serbia to the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

More specifically, the consultant will:

  • Analyze the existing assessments and reports on refugee and migrant situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as relevant strategic documents, regulations and policies governing this field. 
  • Develop a methodology and define tasks of the working group members
  • Provide analytical analysis and consolidate inputs from the working group members.
  • Coordinate and regularly exchange information between the working group members on the process.
  • Facilitate six meetings of the working group to:

1) present and agree on the methodology and process (1st workshop);

2) development and writing the document (evaluation and analysis of data and information received, additional clarifications and cross-checking the data and timeframe, 2nd, 3rd  and 4th workshop);

3) based on the inputs from the working group, present and validate the first  draft of the manual on the inclusion of refugee and migrant children in the public education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the competent educational authorities, civil society representatives, international and local NGOs, professional associations of teachers, Academia and media  (5th workshop);

4) Revise and finalize the document as per the feedback from validation workshop. (6th workshop)

  • Present the final draft to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and UNICEF, as well as other partners.
  • Submit a final document.

 

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

  • Advanced Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related field;
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in the education field;
  • Excellent knowledge of the BiH legislation and polices in the area of inclusive education;
  • Proficiency in English and local languages;
  • Knowledge of inclusive education and primary school education system;
  • Experience in working with the governmental and non-governmental sectors on education issues;
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups such as refugee, migrant, Roma children, children from minority groups;
  • Previous experience with the UN is an asset.

The consultant will work from home, and is expected to attend six workshops at different locations in BiH.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 

Remarks:

Please indicate your ability, availability and lump sum amount (in USD or BAM) to undertake the terms of reference above. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For further details please contact Human Resources at UNICEF Office in Sarajevo, Ms. Marina Kadic at 387 33 293 606, mkadic@unicef.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

 

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Migration
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-23

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