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, education UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.
The UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office is based in in Panama, operating in 36 territories, including 24 country offices.
UNICEF works to put the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged children at the heart of the social, political, and economic agenda, in line with our equity focus, working across our organization and with our partners in government, civil society and the private sector to support shifts in public policy, fuel social engagement, and increase investment for children.
For more information about UNICEF in Latin America and Caribbean, please visit our website : UNICEF LAC Regional Office
How can you make a difference? Purpose of the Assignment
b) the improvement and acceleration of children and adolescent skills (digital, transferable, and job-specific) and transition from school to work in the Region, including the implementation of P2E, LP2Action and other digital solutions.
Support the implementation of the regional agenda on digital education especially focused on the Learning Passport, as well as the regional agenda on children and adolescent skills and employability, in connection with P2E and LP2Action :
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Work Experience :
Desired technical knowledge :
Desired skills and attributes :
Supervision : The individual contractor will work under the supervision of the Education Specialist Secondary Education and Learning , and the overall guidance of the Regional Education Adviser.
Modality, start date and duration : This is a full-time individual contract, with a duration of 11.5 months, with no expectancy of extension.
Estimated start date is 15 July 2022. Under this modality, the contractor can't have overlapping contracts. Workplace : This is an office-based contract.
The individual contractor is expected to travel to Panama to deliver these products. The contractor is also expected to have his / her own resources, equipment, and tools e.
g., laptop, internet, Teams, etc. .
Travel : When work related travel is involved, it will be covered by UNICEF as per policy. Insurance : The selected individual contractor must demonstrate a proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the consultancy and must be valid for the entire duration of the contract.
In the duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, the medical insurance that the contractor holds, should include provisions for medical evacuation.
How to Apply : Application should be submitted online and should include a complete application form, Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability CRITA .
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are : 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.
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.
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.
UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The list can be accessed at http : / / www.whed.net /
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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (if applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).