Moderators of training for primary school expert associates and teachers on education transition

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In order to strengthen the capacities of pre-schools for the implementation of the new pre-school curriculum framework (PCF), the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MoESTD) has in cooperation with UNICEF, rolled out a comprehensive capacity building programme for pre-school professionals (teachers, expert associates, and directors). The capacity building program has been implemented in various phases between 2019 and 2022. An important segment of the capacity building program is a comprehensive Monitoring Framework, that includes monitoring of each segment of the CB Program, but also contextual factors and readiness of preschool teachers and institutions for the change during each segment.

So far, more than 14,000 preschool professionals (teachers, expert associates, and directors) have participated in five-days training, mentoring support has been provided to all public preschools, while in the third phase, preschools are benefiting from the two models of horizontal exchange. To ensure full understanding of the new concept of the Preschool Curricula Framework and to contribute to the smooth transition of children from preschools to primary schools, online training for primary school expert associates and primary school teachers is developed and trainings for 3,000 primary school expert associates and teachers will be organized.

Work Assignment Overview:

The work will entail moderation of one or more online trainings, in duration of three weeks, in pair with preschool practitioners, and following-up the implementation of plan of action developed as a part of the training, online and/or through field visits.

Duration of the assignment: Oct 2022 – Nov 2023 (part-time, up to 20 workdays per consultant)

Task description:

Task 1: Moderate the online training “On a joint learning journey” for school teachers and expert associates in pair with preschool practitioners.

Activities:

  • Participate in the blended Training for Trainers.
  • Moderate at least one training in duration of three weeks.
  • Prepare and submit relevant training report/s and evaluation/s.

Timeline: October 2022 – November 2023

Task 2: Follow up on the implementation of the plan of actions developed through the project. Prepare follow-up materials and events in cooperation with the MoESTD and UNICEF.

Timeline: February 2023- November 2023

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • MA (or equivalent) degree in Education, Psychology, Pedagogy or other fields of Social Studies and Humanities.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience as a primary school expert associate or teacher.
  • Excellent knowledge in the area/s of primary school curriculum reforms in the Republic of Serbia.
  • Experience in cooperation with preschools.
  • Experience in working on Moodle platform and in MS Office - Word, Power Point, Excel, Internet.
  • Experience in implementation of trainings for education professionals. Being a trainer for project-based learning would be an asset, as well as presenter for project-based learning good practice.
  • Fluency in Serbian language and knowledge of English language.

The closing date for applications is 21st September 2022.

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.

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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