Individual Consultancy: Early Childhood Development (Nationals of Guyana only)
To support the Lifelong Learning Programme and contribute to a well-planned and integrated culturally appropriate Early Childhood Development ECD programme and Parenting Education programme in migrant and host communities in Guyana’s hinterland and selected coastal areas in Guyana.
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UNICEF takes a lifecycle-based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. ECD is the best start to provide a solid foundation for learning and develop social skills across primary and secondary grades. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by migration and those affected by environmental degradation.
• Plan and monitor all ECD interventions for project areas. These interventions include innovative strategies and sound technical support for conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring ECD interventions for migrant and host communities in the hinterland and selected coastal areas in the project such as capacity building; programmed development.
• Lead the assessment of ECD facilities in communities including child and maternal health facilities in the identified locations and make recommendations.
• Support the development of supply plan for the ECD components of the Project.
• Support the development of all data collection tools and training relating to ECD programming.
• Develop and implement ECD training programmes and parent education programmes for the various target groups - data collectors; ECD monitors including for CHWs: CBM; parents
• Coordinate with ECD partners and stakeholders for planning, implementation, and reporting.
• Provide data/evidence for ECD inputs for major donor reports.
• Conduct regular filed monitoring visits to project sites and share findings.
• Prepare monthly update and share with supervisor.
• Accomplish any other related task assigned by supervisor.
• A good understanding of equity issues in ECD interventions and experience in Integrated approach in ECD
• Experience in planning and management for programmes and services for nurturing care
• 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
• Must be a Guyanese national living in the country.
Please access the complete ToR here: Terms of Reference for ECD Consultant.pdf
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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.
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.