International Consultant_ for technical support for Speech-Language Therapy for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), UNICEF, Myanmar (Open to Non-Myanmar Nationals Only)
Consultancy vacancy for Speech Language Therapy, Early Childhood Intervention with our UNICEF Myanmar Office. Non-Myanmar national applicants are relevant and qualified for the post are eligible to apply.
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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
This consultancy will help improve the capacity of professionals and paraprofessionals who are providing Early Childhood Intervention Services in two pilot sites in Myanmar. The consultant has to conduct following tasks;
1. Provide technical support to the ECI professionals and paraprofessionals in terms of assessment, functional goals setting, Individualised family service plan development and Routine based intervention (Based on Home Based, Routine Based, Transdisciplinary Approach)
2. Provide in-service training for professionals and paraprofessionals to be able to use Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System for Infants and Young Children (AEPS) focusing on Speech Language Pathologist’s professional domains, including adaptation as required
3. Provide in-service training and coaching for professionals and paraprofessionals on Routine Based Intervention Activities through monthly case discussions
45 working days in 10 months, part-time
Remote (with possibility of an in-country visit/mission later in the assignment)
How can you make a difference?
Description of Assignment:
1.a.) Provide technical support using online platforms to professionals in areas of social development and social communication development in order for them to do developmental assessment, functional goals setting, Individualised family service plan development and Routine based intervention plan development more competently
4 working days (3 days training)
Training report on social development and social communication development training for professionals including training design, materials, powerpoints used, case samples, references
Provide technical support using online platforms to paraprofessionals in areas of social development and social communication development in order for them to do developmental assessment, functional goals settings, individualized family service plan development and routine based intervention plan development more competently
4 working days (3 days training)
Training report on social development and social communication development training for paraprofessionals including training design materials, powerpoints used, case samples, references
Provide in-service training and coaching of professionals and paraprofessionals on Speech Language Therapy related Routine based interventions including but not limited to; Feeding and swallowing, Supporting development of intentional communication skills, Use of augmentative communication methods (gestures, visuals) and how to develop with locally available materials, Building more advanced communication (moving from pointing, word approximations to words, from one word to two words).
(2 phase training of 5 days each, for each phase first 2 days in general for both paraprofessionals and professionals, last 3 days is more specialized for professionals).
14 working days
Training report on SLT related routine based intervention training and coaching for professionals and paraprofessionals including training design, materials, power point used, case-samples, DIY tips for Alternative Augmentative Communication methods, references , etc.
Provide detailed case specific technical support on speech language therapy domains to professionals and paraprofessionals through monthly mentoring coaching sessions through online platforms.
2 days per each month* 7 months (June-Dec 2022)
20 working days
Bi-monthly mentoring coaching report with detail case discussions, recommendations for follow up.
Prepare final report with recommendation for follow up and for future in service trainings
3 working days
Final narrative report (20 pages) and power points with recommendation for follow up.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: speech/language pathology or therapy, sociology, child development, public health, family health, or other relevant technical field
More than 10 years of experience in the field of speech language therapy, experience in pediatric speech therapy, and activity based intervention is preferable.
Demonstrate expertise on working with professionals and paraprofessionals especially using transdisciplinary team approach
Demonstrate experience in capacity building of multidisciplinary teams including those with limited English
Experience working in Myanmar/ understanding the context of Myanmar; (fluency in Myanmar and other ethnic languages of Myanmar), should be an asset
Able to show examples of similar work done for the past clients
Demonstrate ability to deliver on time and with exceptional results
Capable of working in sensitive situations and under tight deadlines
Detail terms of reference can be accessed here; 23112021 Terms of Reference-Speech Language Therapy International.docx
Please complete and include the "Expression of Interest Form" in your applications, provided here; 23112021 EOI Speech Language Therapy.doc
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
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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.
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.