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Teacher Training and Distance Learning Consultant

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  • Post Date: September 18, 2020
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Job Overview

Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Harare
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 25-09-2020

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

The education sector in Zimbabwe was severely  impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, following the school closure on 24 March and then the nationwide lockdown instituted by the national government.  The school closure of schools is affecting 4.56 million learners nationally (EMIS 2019) and 4.46 learners in the basic education system and has created new challenges for a sector that was already grappling with the impact of the national economic challenges and recovering from Cyclone Idai that hit the country a year ago in March 2019

UNESCO is committed to supporting governments for distance learning, for scientific cooperation, for information support, and so that we share knowledge together, rather than this virus. UNESCO seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption. Investment in remote learning should both mitigate the immediate disruption caused by COVID-19 and establish approaches to develop more open and flexible education systems for the future.

UNESCO is committed to supporting governments for distance learning, for scientific cooperation, for information support, and so that we share knowledge together, rather than this virus. UNESCO seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption. Investment in remote learning should both mitigate the immediate disruption caused by COVID-19 and establish approaches to develop more open and flexible education systems for the future.

The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa ( ROSA) office supports countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning.

Under the overall supervision of the Education Sector Head of Unit and the Programme Specialist,  the incumbent will provide support in the implementation of the COVID-19 response under the LearningNeverStops #:  COVID-19 Accelerated Funding for the Education Sector in Zimbabwe  and in particular:

 

  • Coordinate  the development and implementation of a rapid training programme for in-service teachers. The training will provide in-service teachers with knowledge and skills needed to select remote learning options and design courses in a very short time. The training program will be comprise three modules on 1. Learning Management Systems; 2. Planning lessons for remote learning, 3. Distance Learning through Radio.

In particular, the consultant should

  • Refine the three module training programme and develop a detailed agenda with training partners
  • Identify and engage tutors and teachers  to participate in the training
  • Organise training sessions
  • Support partners with the facilitation of the training

Coordinate the work with a consultant hired by UNESCO to coordinate the development and implementation of an OER platform and MOOCS.

Provide regular updates on programme activities to be reported to the weekly  ED Cluster and in coordination with the COVID-19 communication expert, support the documentation of lessons  learned  and best practices and provide information on education response  activities in Zimbabwe

Output

  • A training programme including an agenda, detailed description and agreements with partners
  • At least six training sessions organised and conducted and  reports prepared
  • At least 1000 teachers trained under the rapid training programme

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

  • Accountability (C)
  • Communication (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

  • Demonstrated research abilities and interest
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of and work experience with the United Nations will be an asset
  • Willingness to learn
  • ICT/Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: An Advanced University degree (equivalent to Masters) in Education and/or Social Sciences/Education background
  • Skills: Programme coordination skills and experience in teacher training

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOther
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience5-10 Years
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