National Education Consultant – UNICEF


Job Description

National Education Consultant – 11.5 months, UNICEF Sudan, East Darfur, Al-Deain

Job no:541649
Contract type:Consultancy
Advertised:01/07/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:17/07/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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, HOPE

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?

Basic objectives :

East Darfur state has experienced years of war and conflicts have severely affected the education system and have left many children out-of-school.

UNICEF supports education of vulnerable children in East Darfur through annual work plan that includes some projects such as Prospect, Educate A Child, Peace building and education in emergency funds. The education programme in East Darfur implements package of interventions to improve access to quality basic education in safe learning environment, which needs proper planning, close monitoring, and technical support to achieve the intended results. To ensure appropriate implementation, this consultancy will work with the State Ministry of Education to build their capacity to oversee and support programme implementation.

Key Activities/Tasks:

1.1 Support MOE departments to develop an implementation plan to operationalize the commitments in the RWP.

1.2 Prepare the minutes of the monthly sector meetings.

1.3 Assist MOE and partners to implement community awareness and mobilization activities to register and enroll 18,000 OOSC in schools or ALPs.

1.4 Guide MOE staff on how prepare activity implementation reports that include targets and indicators.

2.1 Assist MoE to prepare training manuals and ensure that it’s ready to be distributed to the participants during each teacher training, this includes checking that training materials are technically sound and appropriate.

2.2 Co-facilitate training of PTAs and Teachers with MoE and other implementing partners.

2.3 Monitor and document key processes

3.1 Assist MOE to prepare and disseminate the EMIS based annual data analysis and report

Key Deliverables

1.1 Detailed monthly activity implementation plan completed

From 31 August 2021 to 30 July 2022

1.2 Eleven monthly meeting minutes and action points prepared.

From 31 August 2021 to 30 July 2022

1.3 Eleven community awareness and mobilization campaigns completed

By 31 August 2021

1.4 On-the-job training and mentoring plan developed and implemented for key staff

By 31 August 2021

2.1 Quality training manuals developed including covering ECD, ALP, Core Subjects and PSS.

From 31 August to 31 December 2021

2.2 Up to 14 trainings of teachers and PTAs completed and documented.

From 31 August to 31 December 2021

2.3 Activity reports prepared on monthly basis.

From 31 August to 31 December 2021

3.1 System for data collection supported and report shared with all partners.

From 31 August 2021 to 30 July 2022

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in Social Science and relevant fields such as education, Information management/technology, communication (Advanced uniersity degree in the same field is an added advantage)
  • professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in a Designing & Implementation Education Projects, Programme Management – with an emphasis on innovation, Familiarity with Developing and applying measures to track innovation improvements and the skills required for implementation of innovative approaches in addition to project management concept.
  • At least three years of proven knowledge and skills in Innovation, technology & communication work.
  • The consultant is expected to have demonstrated capability on strategy development or similar work
  • Demonstrated experience in developing resource mobilization
  • Working experience with UNICEF, UN sister agencies or international NGOs is an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency (speaking and writing) in Arabic and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit

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.

No Fee:


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