Consultant: ECD services consultant, Beirut, Lebanon, 95 days

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How can you make a difference?

1. To undertake a desk review of available UNICEF’s and other existing resources on Early Childhood Development facility and community-based services and home visitation. This stage will also include carrying out meetings with key stakeholders to get a better understanding on needs, context, and to ensure no duplication of efforts are done throughout this initiative.

2. Development of SOPs for the minimum standard services to be delivered at facility and community level including home visitation, which will clarify the roles of ECD facilitator or any other personnel who is expected to deliver facility and community based ECD services and home visitation

3. UNICEF ECARO has developed 22 ECD and home visitation modules. These modules will be adopted to the context of Lebanon to be used for systematic capacity development and pre-service training of ECD facilitators, Community health workers and Health workers at facility level. This includes preparation of the training plan and curriculum, PowerPoint presentations, Pre/Post Tests, Agenda, handouts, including exercises, tools, and training evaluation.

4. Facilitate trainings (a minimum of one training per month for 30 Participants per training) to train ECD facilitators, Community health workers and relevant personnel among health, education and nutrition sectors’ partners. This includes on the job training, coaching and supportive supervision (Days per training is subjected to change based on the training package developed. Modality of training is to be confirmed based on desk review and meetings with key stakeholders).

To monitor the effectiveness of the training roll out, appropriate evaluation of the trainings will need to be developed and conducted.

5. Where there is need the consultant will provide technical support to develop the ECD technical content for other documents, tools or digital technology around ECD

The consultant should ensure that there are linkages and proper coordination between key stakeholders on ECD including regular coordination with the Nutrition sector and Ministry of Public Health (PHC unit and Mother and child unit) .

UNICEF Health and nutrition officer and Nutrition Manager will provide support and guidance as needed.

Work Assignment Expected Results

Tasks/Milestone 1:To undertake a desk review of available UNICEF’s and other resources on Early Childhood Development facility and community-based services and home visitation. The desk review stage will also include carrying out meetings with key stakeholders to get a better understanding on needs, context, and ensure no duplication of efforts are done throughout this initiative.

Deliverables/Outputs 2: Inception report including the labout of the training content/ modules and the results of the consultations

Timeline 1:5 Days

Tasks/Milestone 2:Development of SOPs for the minimum standard services to be delivered at facility and community level including home visitation, which will clarify the roles of ECD facilitator or any other personnel who is expected to deliver facility and community based ECD services and home visitation

Deliverables/Outputs 2:

Draft SOPs for the minimum standard services to be delivered at facility and community level including home visitation

Timeline 2: 10 Days

Tasks/Milestone 3: Adjust and adopt available training packages/modules on ECD (facility based and home visitation) in developed by UNICEF ECARO for systematic capacity development and pre-service training of ECD facilitators (based on the ECARO’s ECD modules series)

Deliverables/Outputs 3: 12 modules on ECD (facility based and home visitation) are contextualized and localized for Lebanon context. Including preparation of the training plan and curriculum, PowerPoint presentations, Pre/Post Tests, Agenda, handouts, including exercises, tools, and training evaluation.

Timeline 3: 20 Days

Tasks/Milestone 4:Facilitate monthly trainings of 4 days to train ECD facilitators, Community health workers and other cadre on the essential ECD modules and the SOPs

Deliverables/Outputs 4.1: 10 trainings of at least 4 days are carried out to train ECD facilitators, Community health workers and other cadre on the essential ECD modules, including 6 training reports entailing the results of the pre-post-tests.

Number of days per training is subjected to change based on the training package developed. Modality of training is to be confirmed based on desk review and meetings with key stakeholders).

Timeline 4.1: 40 Days

Deliverable 4.2: Monthly on the job coaching and training to the centers and communities assigned by UNICEF

Timeline 4.1: 10 Days

Tasks/Milestone 5:Where there is a need to provide technical support to develop the ECD technical content for other documents, tools or digital technology around ECD

Deliverables/Outputs 5: Technical ECD content for the digital technology or other platforms are reviewed

Timeline 5: 10 Days

Other Expenses:

Travel Local : Local travel will include transportation of the consultant to various training venues in four governorates: Beirut/Mount Lebanon, South, North, and Bekaa. 36 Days

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

An Advanced University Degree in Early Child development, Health, Nutrition or equivalent.

The applicants should have a combination of ECD technical knowledge, facilitation skills, coordination skills, as well as experience in content development.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience detailed below:

• Demonstrated qualification in ECD and nurturing care framework

• Specialty in training curriculum and content development for ECD workforce trainings

• At least 5 years of work experience in ECD programmes and capacity development.

• Demonstrated experience and creativity in the designing and delivering trainings relevant to ECD, health and nutrition.

• Excellent analytical and report writing skills

Languages: Fluent spoken and written communication skills in Arabic and English

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

Remarks:

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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