International Consultancy Knowledge Management (Protective Learning Environment and Resilient Education), WCARO, Dakar, Senegal
International Consultancy Knowledge Management (Protective Learning Environment and Resilient Education), WCARO, Dakar, Senegal 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, a fair chance Background West and Central Africa is hits by numerous humanitarian crisis including man-made How can you make a difference? Objectives The objective of the consultancy is: To support the organization, implementation, and partial reporting of the Ministerial Meeting for East African State Q2 2019 (ECCAS) To draft or update key knowledge management products regarding Resilient Education and the Protective Learning Environment in West and Central Africa for WCARO To provide proof reading, and quality control of guidance notes, reports, humanitarian planning documents, and radio education scripts for WCARO Scope of work This is a part-time consultancy (74 days distributed in 9 months). In the period February - May 2019 most focus will be placed on the preparation and implementation of the Ministerial Meeting on education organized by ECCAS for which the Consultant is expected to: Conduct a mission to Gabon to meet UNICEF WCARO and ECCAS and receive a briefing Collect, study and analyze a series of key policy documents describing the overall challenges and strategies of education systems in Central Africa. Among these documents (FR and EN) are the Out of School Studies and the Regional study on Koranic Education, the Africa Continental Strategy for Education (2016-2025), the AU agenda 2063, SDG4. Identify in existing policy documents all reference to Resilient Education and Non-Formal Education. (March 2019) In coordination with WCARO compile 10-12 projects in French (fiches des projets) on Resilient Education (5-6) and on Non-Formal Education (5-6), based on a pre-defined ECCAS model, for validation by ECCAS and submission to Member States. (March 2019) Compile internal KM products related to the Ministerial Meeting (preparation of media statements for UNICEF, rapporteuring for UNICEF, note taking, drafting internal report/case study on the partnership) (May/June 2019 tentatively) In addition the consultant will: Compile the report of the September 2018 EIE meeting based on available notes and working group documents (April 2019) Update the Question and Answers on Safe Schools in West and Central Africa Monitor and document global discourse (GCPEA, GEC, GCPWG, MRM) and agenda on ‘Protecting schools against attack’, and flag issues to WCARO. Monitor and document endorsement of ‘Safe Schools declaration’ by WCA countries and measures undertaken by governments and COs to protect schools (May and November 2019) Draft a Question and Answer document on impact of humanitarian crises in the region and UNICEF work to address the needs, including examples of nexus. (May and November 2019) Compile one Case Study on the convening role of Education in Emergencies for multi-sectoral work (July 2019) Compile talking points and a PPP on the regional situation of schools (insecurity) and the available evidence and tools on Resilient Education Approaches (PLE + Radio evidence) (September 2019) Conduct quality check on humanitarian planning documentations for the region (October 2019) Conduct proof reading of WCARO radio education scripts, review radio education mission reports (approximate schedule of 2 days per month x 7 months) Review humanitarian planning documents (October-November 2019) Conduct additional missions to Dakar/Gabon should the need arise that require the KM specialist presence in country to perform one of the tasks listed below (Travel costs will be entirely covered by WCARO out of this contract). Deliverables and Schedules Mission report Gabon - 4 days of which 3 days on mission February 2019 Analytical document (5/10 pager) in FR on the references to Resilient and Non-Formal Education into existing regional-sub-regional and global education policies – 4 days March 2019 Draft project sheets in FR (10-12) – 15 days Week 2 March 2019 Teleconference notes in FR (workshop of finalization/validation of project sheets) - 1 day Week 3 March 2019 Final project sheets in FR (10-12), integrating WCARO-ECCAS comments – 3 days Week 4 March 2019 Proof reading FR and EN– Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 1 April 2019 Draft report FR and EN - of the September 2018 EIE meeting based on available notes and group works documents - 3 days Week 1-2 April 2019 Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 1 May 2019 Draft Question and Answers doc FR and EN on Safe Schools in West and Central Africa– 2 days Week 1 May 2019 Draft a Question and Answer document FR and EN on impact of humanitarian crises in the region and UNICEF work to address the needs, including examples of nexus. 3 days Week 2 May 2019 Mission report (internal report – key points FR and EN) - Ministerial meeting – 7 days including 5 days of travel Week 1 June (TBC) Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 2 June Draft Case Study (EN/FR) on the convening role of Education in Emergencies for multi-sectoral work (Sept 2019) – 5 days Week 1 July Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 2 July Talking points and PPP (EN/FR) on the regional situation of schools (insecurity) and the available evidence on Resilient Education Approaches (PLE + Radio evidence) - 4 days Week 1 September Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 1-2 September Quality check on humanitarian planning documentations FR and EN for the region (October 2019) 5 days Week 1-2 October Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 1 October Revised draft Question and Answer document FR and EN on impact of humanitarian crises in the region and UNICEF work to address the needs, including examples of nexus - 2 days Week 1 November Revised draft Question and Answers document FR and EN on Safe Schools in West and Central Africa - 2 days Week 1 November Proof reading FR and EN – Radio scripts and mission reports - 2 days Week 2 November Timing The timeframe is descripted in the table above. The dates are indicative, as some of the work may be shifted by WCARO based on the ongoing work flow at the regional office and in country operations. As the venue is not confirmed at the moment, this contract covers the consultant to travel in Africa. Additionally given the unknown number of days of travel, and the destinations, WCARO will organize the travel (in Economy class) for the consultant. The consultant will take the Security Courses and travel with a Travel Authorization by UNICEF. Reporting Requirements All reports are listed in the table of deliverables. The Ministerial Meeting documents will be only in French, the WCARO documents will be in French and in English. The approved version of each document will be translated in the second language by the consultant, after validation by WCARO. Proof reading on the translation is a responsibility of the KM consultant. Translation time is included in the number of days planned by WCARO for each deliverable Administrative Issues The WCARO Education Specialist (Emergencies) directly supervises this part-time consultant, through regular calls and feedbacks. The non-quantifiable tasks, such as quality checks on documents, will be listed in an excel document, to complement the submission of the corrected document. Tasks have been tentatively merged in the first 2 weeks of the month, leaving – in principle - the period from mid-July to the end of August free. The consultant will use his/her own equipment, and office space (home based). The consultant will liaise with WCARO for the travel regulations, including abiding to security rules. Consultants, individual contractors and institutional contractors traveling on behalf of UNICEF must meet the standard trip prerequisites, including but not limited to Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Trainings, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant. Payments are subject to deliverables First payment 30% upon delivery of: Final project sheets in FR (10-12), integrating WCARO-ECCAS comments. Second payment in July 2019, and third and last payment in November 2019 based on the actual work-days effectuated. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… - Advanced University degree in political science, psychology, humanitarian assistance, communication for development, community development, education, social science - Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and French - At least 6 years professional experience in education in emergencies and/or child protection in emergencies - Familiarity with the Risk Informed Approach to Programming - Expertise on psychosocial support principles and practices - Experience at international levels and in humanitarian contexts, including in conflict - Understanding of integrated Child Protection and Education in humanitarian responses - Experience in organizing large workshops (including facilitating and note taking) - Knowledge and experience of the applications on INEE Minimum Standards - Familiarity with UNICEF WCARO Knowledge Management products in Education in Emergencies is an asset For every Child, commitment UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The technical competencies required for this post are…. View our competency framework at https://uni.cf/180WnBG 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.” Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.