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Oct 202017
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

Support the coordination, implementation of the Zambia Girls 2030 Programme with the aim of retaining girls in school and creating opportunities for them to transition to secondary and tertiary education as well as careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as part of the UNICEF Zambia Education Programme 2016-2020

Assignment Tasks

Under the guidance of the Chief of Education, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Development of an inception report with specific activities, target public and private sector partner organizations and timeline;
  • Implementation of a communication, advocacy and outreach campaign which ensures effective and efficient coordination with stakeholders to achieve high registration rates of partners to participate in the internship programme and career fair, including but not limited to the development and dissemination of recruitment and informational materials;
  • Development of a database of existing and potential partners participating in internship programme both on a short and long term basis.
  • Implementation of a selection process for partners willing to facilitate internship placements, including the development of criteria for selection, MoGE – Partner memoranda of understanding and commitment letters for partners which outline expectations and commitments, including adherence to all child protection guidelines/principles, and the career fair;
  • Development of mentor’s manual and facilitation of a mentor training workshop for future supervisors of beneficiaries;
  • Capacity building of the guidance and counselling unit of the ministry in partnership building, development and implementation of career fairs and internship programmes that enables linking adolescents with the labor market;
  • Facilitation of chaperone (guidance and counselling teachers from participating schools) orientation sessions, including the dissemination of individualized monitoring plans for use during the internship placement period;
  • Development of monitoring tools and coordination and oversight of chaperone monitoring during internship placement period;
  • Support the development and dissemination of a certificate of appreciation for partners from the MoGE;
  • Facilitation of a Mentor Debrief Workshop for supervisors of beneficiaries, including documentation of lessons learned and recommendations for future interventions;
  • Support MoGE to finalize and disseminate the guidelines on career skills development programmes and private sector partnerships;
  • Facilitation of a Knowledge Sharing Workshop on career skills development programmes and private sector partnerships for relevant partners, including the Ministry of General Education and Ministry of Higher Education;
  • Facilitation of the participation of academic, public and private organisations and bodies in the Career Fair element of the Camp;
  • Host a learning visit for Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education and other relevant personnel to careers fairs and internship programme
  • Submission of monthly progress reports for the Implementing Partner and UNICEF on programme implementation;
  • Submission of end of programme report including sustainability plan;
  • Facilitation of a end of programme lessons learned meeting with UNICEF, Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education and other relevant partners
  • Expected Deliverables

  • Develop an inception report with specific activities, target public and private sector partner organizations and timeline;
  • Implement a communication, advocacy and outreach campaign which ensures effective and efficient coordination with stakeholders to achieve high registration rates of partners to participate in the internship programme and career fair;
  • Implementation of a selection process for partners willing to facilitate internship placements, including the development of criteria for selection, MoGE – Partner memoranda of understanding and commitment letters for partners which outline expectations and commitments, including adherence to all child protection guidelines/principles, and the career fair;
  • Develop mentor’s manual and facilitation of a mentor training workshops for future supervisors of beneficiaries;
  • Develop a database of existing and potential partners participating in internship programme both on a short and long term basis;

  • Facilitation four chaperone orientation sessions, including the dissemination of individualized monitoring plans for use during the internship placement period;
  • Develop monitoring tools and coordination and oversight of chaperone (guidance and counselling teachers from participating schools) monitoring during internship placement period;
  • Support the development and dissemination of a certificate of appreciation for partners from the MoGE;
  • Facilitate four Mentor Debrief Workshops for supervisors of beneficiaries, including documentation of lessons learned and recommendations for future interventions;
  • Support MoGE to finalize and disseminate the guidelines on career skills development programmes and private sector partnerships;
  • Facilitate a Knowledge Sharing Workshop on career skills development programmes and private sector partnerships for relevant partners, including the Ministry of General Education and Ministry of Higher Education;
  • Host a learning visit for Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education and other relevant personnel to careers fairs and internship programme;
  • Submission of regular progress reports for the Implementing Partner and UNICEF on programme implementation;
  • Facilitate an end of programme lessons learned meeting with UNICEF, Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education and other relevant partners;
  • Submission of end of programme report including sustainability plan for scale up of the internship programme by MoGE.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    The consultant is expected to demonstrate the following work experience, knowledge and competencies:

    Education

  • An advanced university degree in STEM related fields, Social Sciences, or other related technical field.
  • Years of relevant experience

  • At least 10 years progressively responsible professional work experience in education, human resources, career guidance, management consulting, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and or managerial experience in the private sector.
  • Additional Knowledge Required

  • Experience in managing projects to increase social or economic opportunities for women or in promoting women’s rights through education and resource provision;
  • Experience advocating for increased gender awareness and the participation of women in local governance, leadership and decision making at national or sub-national levels;
  • Experience in capacity building of young people in the area of entrepreneurship skills and business development;
  • Understanding of gender sensitive youth programming.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=508189

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