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Local Consultancy - Team Leader for a Feasibility Analysis of the National School Management and Governance Approaches

Yerevan (Armenia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yerevan (Armenia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-14

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Individual Consultant is expected to perform this assignment remotely (home based) with possible field missions as required.

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, a champion

Individual Consultant is expected to perform this assignment remotely (home based) with possible field missions as required.

How can you make a difference?


The knowledge generated by the study should be used by UNICEF Armenia to inform and amplify its future activities and projects in the country and will also be used by other national stakeholders to further refine the quality, cohesiveness and timeliness of policies in the field of general education.






Inception Phase

- Desk researching and secondary review of data;

- Lead the team to develop the Study Protocol, with basic literature review, detailed methodology, instruments;

- Adjustments of the methodology as per guidance and comments from UNICEF.

Study Protocol for the inception phase and fieldwork plan in English with detailed implementation plan and methodology

First half of June, 2021

Fieldwork Phase

- Ensure pretesting and finalization of the instruments based on the methodology developed by the study team;

- Comprehensive literature review;

- Collecting qualitative data through remote KEI/KIIs (optional);

-Data transcription and analysis, including cross-case and other comparative analysis;

- Debriefing meeting for UNICEF Armenia on the preliminary findings, testing elements of conclusions.

Comprehensive literature review in Armenian and English (no more than 20 pages)


Brief report and validation workshop on desk review and secondary data


Documentation of fieldwork implementation, including the full transcripts/audio-files of KEI/KIIs

End of August, 2021

Analysis and Reporting

- Data further analytics;

- Development of the draft report for UNICEF Armenia review providing clear conclusions and recommendations. The contents of the report should be developed based on feedback provided after testing and analysis phase of the assignment.


- Development of the final report.

Draft reports in English and Armenian



Final reports in English and Armenian with recommendations (up to 50 pages, excluding annexes) and an Executive Summary

September, 2021




November, 2021




























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

  • Advanced university degree (PhD) and/or academic background in Education, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, Social Policy or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of documented experience in education (preferably at least 4 years in either research or development of principal or teacher education programs/policies); with solid knowledge of international research practice in the field of early school leadership; as well as of Armenia’s national school leadership system;
  • Extensive experience in designing research projects, studies, evaluations and surveys, data analysis and report writing (both in Armenian and in English; links to published research and analytical documents relevant to the TOR to be provided).
  • Proven ability of leading large teams and expert groups as well as of working in international and multicultural environments.
  • Very good communication and presentation skills with government and international organizations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Previous experience in working with UN agencies will be an asset.

For more details please refer to the attached Terms of Reference.Download File Terms of Reference (B4_Team Leader).pdf



Terms of the application:

The deadline for the submission of applications is May 30. Applications should include:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV;
  • Financial Proposal;
  • Published research and analytical documents relevant to the TOR;
  • Examples of published work (paper, abstract, proceedings) in top international conferences and SCOPUS-indexed high-quality journals will be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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