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Consultancy – Programme Support – Early Childhood Development (ECD), UNICEF Thailand CO, Bangkok

Bangkok (Thailand)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-27

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The Education Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide coordinating support to the programme of strengthening the capacity of ECD teachers and caregivers at the 23 ECD Demonstration Centres as well as monitor their capacity development together with government partners, Department of Local Authorization (DLA) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to ensure the achievement of results in the agreed work plans; support the scale up process; support the work with the local authorities to stimulate more investment in ECD; support the building of ECD teacher networks and provide technical inputs to evidence-generation and documentation from the programme.

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.

And we never give up.

 

For every child, Education

UNICEF Thailand Country Office works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

The Education Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide coordinating support to the programme of strengthening the capacity of ECD teachers and caregivers at the 23 ECD Demonstration Centres as well as monitor their capacity development together with government partners, Department of Local Authorization (DLA) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to ensure the achievement of results in the agreed work plans; support the scale up process; support the work with the local authorities to stimulate more investment in ECD; support the building of ECD teacher networks and provide technical inputs to evidence-generation and documentation from the programme.

 

Work Assignment:

In support of the UNICEF Thailand ECD work plan, the consultant will undertake the following work assignments: 

  1. To perform full support for the capacity building tasks required under the work plan with the Department of Local Authority, Ministry of Interior and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, which will include:
    1. Coordinate with partners on the organization of capacity building initiatives for ECD caregivers on holistic child development and parenting programme, including production of workshop materials, and supporting logistics.
    2. Coordinate with government officials and local authorities on the various capacity building exercises for ECD teachers and caregivers at the ECD Centre level.
    3. Coordinate support for the development of documents/policy briefs, including the layout, editorial ensuring publications are published on timely manner.
    4. Coordinate advocacy and engagement with local authorities for greater investment in ECD capacity building by local authorities.
    5. Conduct monitoring and reporting on ECD teachers’ capacity development from the ECD field monitoring visits with partners and provide capacity building to ECD caregivers and partners in the field to ensure that the smooth scale up process and ability to perform sustainability of the capacity. 
    6. Perform collection and processing of ECD related data and/or capacity building feedback, preparing background material, working papers and tables for briefing and review sessions as may be required.
    7. Take minutes of meeting of ECD partners or of ECD events and provide other administrative support as required.
    8. Coordinate with common service unit in processing required administrative support in relations to ECD capacity building and communications.
  2. Knowledge and data management, network development and communication, including the following:
    1. Coordinate partner coordination and capacity building to strengthen the ECD teachers and caregivers’ community of practice and peer learning.
    2. Coordinate with partners and strengthen the knowledge exchange and communication platforms used by ECD teachers and caregivers and their networks (on Facebook and Line app).
    3. Coordinate with partners the drafting of key ECD messages for social media, blogs, or related communication tools.
    4. Provide support to partners for the preparation of ECD messages for the “Early Moments Matter on Mobile”, based on the learning from the ECD parenting programme as required.
    5. Lead on documentation of ECD programme-related materials, communication tools, correspondence and other official documents.
  3. Support and assist in coordination of parenting programme, which includes
    1. Coordinate with partners to ensure the delivery of the activities according to the workplan.

 

Deliverable: Monthly progress report

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:  11 months during 15 January – 14 December 2021

 

Official Travel: The consultant will work at UNICEF, Bangkok and travel to some provinces in Thailand.

 

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Minimum undergraduate education with at least 5 years’ experience on capacity building on Education, ECD or related filed.
  • Experience of working/ providing ECD capacity building for ECD teachers and caregivers is preferred.
  • Strong experience in providing logistical support for capacity building, travel, events and meetings.
  • Strong English and fluent Thai communication skills.
  • Decision-Making: strong problem-solving abilities, takes initiative, drives for results, ability to prioritize work, communicates problems and proposes solutions, as appropriate, organized.
  • Execution: Sense of urgency and responsibility, meets deadlines, flexible work style, ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure, detail oriented.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet search skills, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Thai Nationality only.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in THB by 27 January 2021

Download File FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) 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

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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 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.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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