Consultant: Education Technology to support on-line learning, Kingston, JAMAICA - 11.5 months (Home-Based)

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Location of Consultancy: Kingston, Jamaica

Duration: 11.5 months

Anticipated Start Date: October 3, 2022

Anticipated End Date: September 18, 2023

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.

How can you make a difference?

ToR_Learning Passport consultant 2022_final.pdf

SCOPE OF WORK

UNICEF Jamaica requires an enthusiastic and committed Education Technology Consultant to support the MoEY and the

UNICEF Jamaica Country Office to deploy the Learning Passport Jamaica.

Under the guidance of Education Specialist, the overall purpose of the individual consultant is to:

Provide technical support to MoEY in curating and where needed, developing, engaging and interactive learning contents including assessments:

• Manage, coordinate and support programme implementation activities related to Learning Passport Jamaica including the pilot, Help Desk and Monitoring and Evaluation components;

• Oversee and track all knowledge management, monitoring and reporting activities related to Learning Passport Jamaica; and,

• Provide technical guidance to the Jamaica Country Office on strategies and issues related to Learning Passport Jamaica and other education and technology initiatives that may emerge.

The consultant will be trained on the Learning Passport Jamaica by a regional deployment specialist upon contract.

This will be a full-time consultancy. The duration will be for 11.5 months from 1st of October 2022 to 15th of September 2023(full-time). Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the consultant will deliver on the following key activities:

  • Coordinate and oversee the rapid deployment of Learning Passport Jamaica Platform to MoEY including providing technical assistance in localizing the technology; includes content development and management namely the mapping of available sources of quality content available nationally, regionally, and globally, enabling its utilization and sharing via the LP Jamaica as well as scoping complimentary ICT for learning and EdTech tools that could be integrated to support Learning Passport Jamaica related technology efforts.
  • Create an overall LP content strategy, including uploading and organizing of open educational resources (OER) and proprietary partner resources towards building a Global Digital Library on the LP platform, the LP Collaboration Site on SharePoint, and, when operational, the LP global Content Store.
  • Develop guidance on content quality for teachers, teachers training programs, formal and non-formal education, in line with the guidance to be provided by the Global LP Team.
  • Serve as key focal point and coordinator for LP Jamaica and partners in MoEY, including content creators and other UNICEF stakeholders. Liaise with the MoEY focal point and UNICEF on a regular/needs basis to demonstrate the learning contents and seek approvals. This includes acting as lead support in troubleshooting and provide technical support to users and stakeholders at key moments of engagement, e.g. support sourcing and uploading content in collaboration with Education Staff and government agencies, creating categories, courses, and lessons, and providing analytical reports from data aggregated by the platform.
  • Support MoEY to finalize a course breakdown structure into categories, chapters and lessons.
  • Provide technical support to MoEY and UNICEF in the development of eLearning content and manage quizzes & assessment. This also includes procuring digital content services (e.g. curation, digitization, localization, production) and quality assure their deliverables from a digital perspective as needed.
  • Contribute and manage knowledge resources and support general knowledge sharing by producing knowledge management resources, organizing activities to ensure sharing, exchange and collaboration and documenting lessons learned, challenges, and good practices. This includes organizing content development trainings/workshops for relevant MoEY officials and teachers.
  • Draft monitoring, financial and other regular reports to the Jamaica Country Office, Regional Office and global teams; Oversee and provide inputs to monitoring exercises for internal and external stakeholders and funders of the Learning Passport (grants’ reports, annual results report, needed updates, etc.) and document technical issues related to content, which were encountered on the online and offline instances.
  • Support UNICEF Jamaica on other activities related to the Education and Technology agenda where needed; including opportunities with programmes that might complement the LP platform (for example the Accessible Digital Textbook project (ADT).

Once on-board, the Supervisors and the Consultant will develop the consultant’s overall workplan as per the ToR. S/he will also prepare and submit his/her monthly workplans regularly, also based on any changes in the overall programme plans.

The consultant is to be paid based on deliverables as outlined in the TOR. Regular meetings will be held to update on the progress, bottlenecks, challenges and actions taken in response.

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

EDUCATION

  • An Advanced University degree in IT, Education, Educational technology, Child Development, International Relations, Social Sciences or another relevant field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in curriculum development considered an asset. Knowledge of statistics, communication, or other relevant field will also be considered. In lieu of a specific academic degree, relevant experience may be considered to meet this requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in education technology, digital content management, and capacity building of learners and educators. Strong understanding of how to evaluate and measure content quality and effectiveness.
  • Experience in design of multimedia content, infographics, audio & video, voice-over, storyboarding and interactive elements of eLearning, including self-paced interactive e-learning for school-aged children. Knowledge of the latest developments in digital (education) solutions and platforms, including experience with content authoring tool like Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate

• Some Experience in LMS and content management on LMS

• Experience working in Jamaica or the Caribbean region, is highly desirable.

• Experience working with UNICEF including conducting trainings and developing training package.

• Good technical understanding and familiarity with information management systems

• Demonstrated ability and experience in coordination, and able to work under pressure is required.

• Fluency in English is a minimum requirement.

• Teaching experience at the primary and/or early childhood level is an asset.

Please see the enclosed Terms of Reference for more details and information regarding deliverables

For every Child, you demonstrate.

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

UNICEF competencies: building and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, works collaboratively with others and nurtures, and, leads and manages people.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

How to Apply? Application should be submitted online and should include: Resume, Cover Letter, University Diploma and Financial proposal.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.

PROPERTY RIGHTS:

UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.

TRAININGS:

Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract. All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.

Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.

Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.

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.

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.

Insurance: The selected consultant must demonstrate a proof of medical/health insurance prior to the beginning of the consultancy and must be valid for the entire duration of the contract. In duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, the medical insurance that the contractor holds should include provisions for medical evacuation.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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