How can you make a difference?
The challenges facing the education of refugee and migrant children and adolescents have been aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March 2020, when COVID-19 spread throughout the region, the Ministries of Education have progressively closed schools at the preschool, primary, and secondary levels.
However, despite all efforts, there is still many children in the region without access to face-to-face classes. According to the R4V national platforms, in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru around 28 million students (half of whom are women) have been affected by school closures.
Although the Ministries of Education are ensuring educational continuity Through different learning modalities, including distance education, it is essential that the new modalities are inclusive and reach the most vulnerable children, especially refugee and migrant children, who often face additional barriers, such as limited internet connectivity, lack of access to computers, phones, and educational materials, and difficult living conditions.
Purpose of the Assignment
Under the supervision of the Education Specialist Migration , the IC will provide professional technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education migration response agenda for the EiE team.
This includes the implementation of the regional activities of the ECW Multi Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) the Education Multi-Year Resilience Programme for Venezuelan and host community boys, girls and adolescents in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (GAC project), MHPSS regional initiatives, and response for Venezuela (R4V) coordination.
technical and operational support to project implementation; networking and partnership building; innovation, knowledge management.
The individual contractor will support the superivsor in the related tasks related to the migration and refugee agenda associated with the EiE team and its projects.
The IC will support the :
Deliverables : the individual contractor will present a monthly report at the end of each month, and a final report at the end of the contract.
Supervision : the IC will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Education Specialist Migration and in close collaboration with the Regional Education Specialist Emergency .
Workplace : this is a home-based, remote consultancy.
Travel TBD : If travel is involved it will be covered by UNICEF as per policy.
Duration : this consultancy is expected to start on 24 October 2022, with an estimated duration of 11.5 months.
How to apply : Application should be submitted online and should include Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily, monthly and total fees in their financial proposal.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Education : University degree in international relations, economics, information management, or other relevant related technical fields.
Work Experience :
Other desired skills :
Languages : Fluency in Spanish and Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese will be an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the following core competencies : Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drive to achieve impactful results, and Manages ambiguity and complexity.
To view our values and competency framework please visit the following links : Our Values and Our Competencies.