Individual Contractor, Digital Learning and Skills Development, LAC Regional Office [11.5 months], Panama City
United Nations Children's Fund
Panama City, Panama City
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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

  • Under the supervision of the Education Manager, in coordination with the Learning Passport Global Programme Manager, and under the overall guidance of the Regional Education Adviser, provide solid technical assistance, quality assurance and knowledge management to support a) the acceleration of the roll-out of the Learning Passport and other education and technology initiatives in country offices and at a regional level;
  • 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.

    Specific Tasks

    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 :

  • Support the Regional Office and Country Offices in LAC to deploy Learning Passport as part of the emergency response and development programming.
  • Manage, coordinate and support programme implementation activities related to Learning Passport.
  • Oversee advocacy, knowledge management, monitoring and reporting activities related to Learning Passport.
  • Provide technical guidance to Regional Office and Country Offices on strategies and issues related to Learning Passport and other education and technology initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies to address the situation of learning and employability for adolescents in Region.
  • Lead the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and training, especially for adolescent girls and linkages to school-related work opportunities, in connection with P2E.
  • Strengthen partnerships and identify opportunities in the Region focused on enhancing adolescent skills and employability through digital solutions.
  • Organize, facilitate or participate in meetings and workshops / seminars related to digital learning adolescent skills and employability to support good programming practices and innovative models, with partners, including the private sector.
  • Support the engagement of the private and other stakeholder such as World Bank, ILO, IBD and others; and leverage partnership platforms such as Generation Unlimited.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    Education :

  • Advanced Master's or higher university degree in education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • Work Experience :

  • A minimum of five 5 years of professional experience on programme planning, management, and / or research in education and learning is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting skills development in formal non formal and / or informal settings.
  • Experience in supporting digital education initiatives.
  • Familiarity with the implementation of the Learning Passport and / or other digital learning solutions in LAC.
  • Experience working in developing countries is considered as an asset.
  • Previous experience working in similar projects for the UN or UNICEF, will be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience on STEM will be an asset.
  • Languages :

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese will be considered an asset.
  • Desired technical knowledge :

  • Professional technical knowledge and expertise in education, teaching and learning, skills development, and digital education.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNICEF programme work in the LAC Region in the areas of education and skills development.
  • Desired skills and attributes :

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to shifting conditions and work demands.
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Must be detail oriented and creative and possess strong communication skills.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively.
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relations.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.
  • Sets high levels of quality and productivity.
  • Ability to clearly define objectives and plan activities and work on results-based approaches and methodology.
  • 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 : / / /

    Remarks :

    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).

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