Individual Consultancy: Project Coordinator (Nationals of Guyana only) 539960
To support UNICEF’s Lifelong Learning / Education Programme and contribute to a well-planned and coordinated integrated approach for implementing safe and healthy learning and living ECD and dormitory environments in migrant and host communities in Guyana’s hinterland and selected coastal areas in Guyana.
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The project partnership between the Canada High Commission and UNICEF amin at promoting safe and healthy learning and living environment to migrant and host communities in Guyana’s hinterland: Making Early Childhood Development Programming , School Dormitories and communities resilient to climate change. This presents many opportunities for responding to the survival and development needs of the young child and the adolescent and their parents as well as to amplify the cross-cutting issues necessary for all round development in safe and protective spaces. The project is guided by 2 objectives to promote safe and healthy learning and living environments in migrant and host communities in Guyana’s hinterland and selected coastal areas in Guyana namely:
• Early Childhood Development (ECD) in safe, secure environments in Guyana’s hinterland and selected coastal locations to ensure that all girls/boys < 4 years and their parents have access to quality early childhood development programming
• Safe, secure, healthy learning environments for secondary school adolescent boys and girls living in dormitories in Guyana’s hinterland, through system strengthening and gender responsive programming for healthy lifestyles
All aspects of nurturing care positioned under the ECD components and strategies for Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (CAHN), positioned in Safe and Secure learning and living environments are addressed in this project. The project’s objectives and their planned results aim to address the equity gaps for safe and healthy learning and living environments most evident in migrant and host communities in the hinterland and selected coastal areas in Guyana. This project demands critical and creative thinking, innovative strategies and sound technical support for conceptualizing, implementing and monitoring across the decentralized health and education systems in the country.
• Knowledge and experience of a good understanding of equity issues in ECD, health education and adolescent development programming.
• Proven analytical skills and experiences lending to the ability to identify and evaluate best practices and innovative approaches to be utilized by the project
• Experience working with a Development Agency
• Knowledge of the workings of the decentralized system in Guyana
• Good communication skills and ability to work with all partners with minimum supervision
• Strong organizational, writing and presentation skills
• Must be a Guyanese national living in the country.
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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.