Local Monitoring Consultant for Refugee and Migrant Children Education

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Tuesday 11 Oct 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF’s office is accessible to a certain extent, and employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that are needed for ensuring equitable working conditions.

The Republic of Serbia has faced a continual mixed-migration flow from the beginning of the migrant crisis in 2015 until today. Currently, approximately 2,000 Ukrainian refugees, among whom more than 500 children under 17, are present in the country. The Government of Serbia adopted the Governmental Decision on Providing Temporary Protection in the Republic of Serbia to Displaced Persons Coming from Ukraine, providing temporary protection to be issued to Ukrainian citizens as well as third-country nationals and their families.

Since 2016, UNICEF has provided significant support to the Serbian authorities to develop improved services and support the education of refugee and migrant children who entered Serbia during the refugee and migration crisis in Europe. In order to provide education continuity for children on the move, UNICEF CO is engaged in Ukraine Refugee response supporting Back to learning for refugee children, leveraging partnerships to facilitate access to quality and inclusive learning opportunities, and utilising and further enhancing already developed approaches of provision of learning support, integration activities and language learning.

Work Assignment Overview:

The consultant will be responsible to support activities aimed at formal education system strengthening, supported within Education refugee response in Serbia, as well as to support UNICEF advocacy activities relevant to the refugee and migrant children education and learning support. The consultant will closely cooperate with the Consultant for Education of Refugee and Migrant Children responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Ukraine Education refugee response in Serbia.

Duration of the assignment: October 2022 – July 2024 (part-time, home-based, up to 210 workdays)

Task description:

Task 1: Coordination of different partners, support to the implementation of the Education Refugee response plan and advocacy activities:

  • Support coordination of different partners in implementation of activities relevant to education of refugee and migrant children realisation of the Ukraine Refugee Response in the area of education,
  • Support development of UNICEF CO reports and other documents related to the education of refugee and migrant children,
  • Support development of the UNICEF advocacy campaign Back to Learning, as well as documents relevant to advocating and promoting education of refugee and migrant children taking into account the specificities of educational needs of refugee and migrant children from different countries of origin,
  • Provide support to collection and development of different materials on promotion of education of refugee and migrant children (good practices, communication and promotion materials, etc.).

Task 2. Support the implementation of refugee and migrant children learning and of the capacity building programmes:

  • In coordination with partners, support UNICEF team to organise and implement the activities relevant to education of refugee and migrant children and provision of the learning support including specific activities within the Ukraine Refugee Response,
  • Support development and delivery of capacity building programs, follow up their implementation and cooperate with partners, accordingly, monitoring realization of the activities,
  • Support activities relevant to the monitoring of education of refugee and migrant children.

Task 3: Field monitoring in pilot schools:

  • Monitoring visits to at least 50% of pilot schools enrolling refugee and migrant children (sample of monitored schools will be agreed in coordination with UNICEF team),
  • Development of monitoring, data collection and reporting tools,
  • Collection of data provided by monitored pilot schools and other resources, we well as observed data, and data organisation including disaggregation by age, gender and disability,
  • Analysis of observed and collected data through monitoring reports.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • University degree in Education, Pedagogy, Psychology, Philology, Sociology, or other fields of Social Studies and Humanities.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in supporting the implementation and monitoring of Education projects.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in inclusive education, interculturality in education, and social inclusion and integration of refugee and migrant children.
  • Experience in development and implementation of capacity building programs for education professionals.
  • Experience in supporting learning of children from vulnerable groups.
  • Extensive knowledge of Serbian education system.
  • Proven knowledge of organisation and work of primary and secondary schools and their bodies.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written Serbian and English language skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
  • A high degree of accuracy is important.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines through excellent time management and organization skills.

How to apply:

The application must include a financial proposal in RSD as a separate document, providing the following information:

  1. Daily rate (all costs included, e.g. health insurance, pension, usage of mobile phone),
  2. Daily travel allowance for overnight stay in Serbia (including accommodation),
  3. Transportation costs per km (for travel within Serbia).

Important notes:

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

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

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.

For every child, you must demonstrate UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.

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.

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