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New Consultancy -South-South Cooperation Project Online Learning Platform Improvement, Beijing China

Beijing (China)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-04

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UNICEF is seeking an online learning expert to support the review, design and primary assessment of the International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center (IHECC)-UNICEF online learning platform (, to ensure that the updated learning platform can deliver high quality online training courses.

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, care

In November 2019, UNICEF and China International Center for Economic and Technology Exchange (CICETE) signed a South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) Implementation Agreement, which also served as the initiation of the SSCAF-Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH) Projects in eight African Countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zimbabwe). Apart from improving access to health facilities and essential medicines for newborns and pregnant women, the project also focused on sharing best practices of MNCH improvement in China, through face-to-face and online trainings, and on-site technical support.

To facilitate online trainings delivered for project countries, an online learning platform ( was jointly developed by International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center (IHECC) of National Health Commission and UNICEF China. In 2020-early 2021, two training courses were delivered by SSCAF MNCH project through the online learning platform adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

In the 2021-2025 country program cycle, UNICEF will continue its support to National Health Commission and CICETE through the SSC-MNH project. The project aims to (1) promote the exchange in knowledge and skills among health officials and experts, especially for maternal and newborn health between China and other countries; and (2) strengthen the capacity of Chinese agencies to deliver quality training program through the training hubs. A key project component that supports both objectives is to upgrade the online learning platform ( to better support the delivery of online training courses, and knowledge exchange.

How can you make a difference?

  • Conduct review and primary assessment of the functionality of the online learning platform ( with recommendation proposed.
  • Provide technical support to national counterpart in updating the design and functionality of the online learning platform.

Major Tasks, Deliverables & Timeframe: 




Review the design and functionality of current SSC-MNH project online learning platform (, detect potential technical problems and provide solutions.

Mini-report on issues identified and recommendations for improvement

18 working days

Provide technical support to IHECC and web-design company on realization of recommended functions in the online learning platform.

SSC-MNH project online learning platform ( is updated based on recommendations agreed

30 working days

Methodology & Expected Output:

The training courses supported by the SSC-MNH project will be delivered through the online learning platform, which contributes to the overall outcomes of the IHECC-UNICEF SSC-MNC project. Expected functions to be added or updated in the online training platform include: information release and publicity, online demand survey, online course application, learning and certification, discussion boards, and a knowledge exchange portal.

Start Date:   15 August 2021

End Date:     31 December 2021 

Total Working Days:    48 days within 4.5 months

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

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications required and disciplines:
    • Advanced degree in web design/ IT/ education, communication or related areas.
  • Knowledge/Experience/Expertise/Skills required:
    • At least ten years’ working experiences in e-learning platform design, implementation and evaluation.
    • Experiences in website design.
    • Knowledge and skills in Chinese would be an asset.
    • Experiences of working with UN agencies or other international organizations would be an asset.
    • Good command in English.

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.


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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