Consultancy: Educate2Employ Pilot Programme Manager Consultant, Generation Unlimited, NY/Remote - Req
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Consultancy Title: Educate2Employ Pilot Programme Manager Consultant
Section/Division/Duty Station: Generation Unlimited/ NYHQ
Duration: 250 Billable days
Home/ office Based: Remote
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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
Building on its successful global partnership, SAP and Generation Unlimited/UNICEF are collaborating to pilot SAP’s Educate2Employ (E2E) strategy, an initiative that aims to educate marginalized youth on soft skills, digital skills, foundational knowledge and SAP skills (using SAP’s Learning Centers), with support provided by NGOs, followed by placement into jobs within the SAP ecosystem or to other relevant livelihood opportunities. The goal of the pilot collaboration is the launch of the E2E pilot in South Africa, Nigeria, and the Philippines with an intended outcome of approximately 25 marginalized youth per country acquiring jobs within the SAP ecosystem. Learnings from the pilot would be documented for potential scaling of the programme in subsequent years.
Scope of Work:
Working with a variety of stakeholders, including GenU, SAP, Yoma, local NGOs and UNICEF/GenU country offices, the consultant is responsible for the strategic overview, guidance, design, delivery, monitoring and reporting of the piloting of learning to earning pathways for marginalized youth in Nigeria, the Philippines, and South Africa.
The program will be implemented in three phases of activities – the preparation activities that need to be undertaken to set up the project for success, the youth engagement activities that directly benefit youth by creating greater agency over their futures, and the learning and preparation for scale activities, anticipating the expansion of the program and impact in Year 2 and 3 of the SAP and UNICEF/GenU partnership. The consultant will be responsible for the overall success of the project from the global perspective, guiding the team of GenU, SAP, Yoma, local NGOs and UNICEF/GenU country office colleagues through the following phases:
- Phase 1: Preparation – Develop and/or adapt the “infrastructure” (technology, partnerships, delivery mechanisms, etc.) to deliver learning, earning and impact opportunities sustainably and at scale.
- Phase 2: Pilot Implementation – Direct engagement with youth to support learning, earning and impact.
- Phase 3: Learning and Preparing for Scale – Ensuring lessons from the pilot is captured to inform the design of the next phase by creating a strong proof of concept (including thought leadership) and defining systems, processes and plans for years 2 and 3.
Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:
- Preparation of the pathway of content and curriculum for youth, leading them from generic skills development to SAP specific pathways. Youth are expected to be involved as co-creators of this pathway
- Support to the pilot countries to ensure their capacity to successfully implement the initiative
- Further development and refinement of Yoma platform required to enable support to E2E initiative, such as the integration of SAP as an ecosystem partner, capabilities for pathway development, etc.
- Reach marginalized youth through the Yoma ecosystem, creating youth participation through challenges and impact tasks while advocating for digital skills careers.
- Develop a better understanding of youth, their current skills, needs and future ambitions to best match young to the correct learning opportunity within Yoma.
- Support learners through personalized online and blended learning pathways within Yoma’s ecosystem of learning to earning partners
- Increase the likelihood of success for every young person to access the digital economy, though Yoma’s employability work stream.
- Enable youth to take their next steps towards further upskilling and accreditations, work experience, employment or self-employment and freelancing in the digital gig economy with Yoma, GenU and E2E partners.
- Packaging, understanding, and analysing what worked and where there is room for improvement. Translating these into inputs for programmatic design that inform an “agile” and iterative scale up for years 2 and 3.
- Sharing key lessons and insights throughout the pilot phase, presented as ‘thought leadership’”. These content pieces will showcase the disruptive and innovative nature of the pilot, tapping into both subject matter experts and evidence generated.
- Master's in Design, Innovation, Education, Technology, or equivalent relevant field
- At least 5 years of professional work experience working in digital skills training with private, public and development organizations.
- End-to-end experience in conceptualizing, developing, budgeting and delivering multi country education/skilling initiatives, particularly in developing countries.
- Experience working with online remote learning programmes involving micro accreditation linked to technology companies is a bonus.
- Experience in user / human centered design, with demonstrated ability to inform strategic and pragmatic design decisions based on youth input.
- Previous experience in facilitating design thinking workshops will be an asset.
- Experience working on project proposals, reports and other communication with an ability to simplify complex narratives.
Strong conceptual, planning, and analytical skills, with the ability to identify opportunities and independently action activities to move a project forward quickly.
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Strong understanding of digital technology (e.g., AI, Blockchain), technical terminology (eg. coding languages), and technology processes (e.g., API, Agile).
- Excellent written and verbal communication in English. Knowledge of one other UN working language is an advantage.
- Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion.
- Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.
- Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
- Financial proposal that will include:
- your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
- travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
- Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
- Indicate your availability
- Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
- At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
- Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
U.S. Visa information:
With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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.