National Consultant: Out of School Children (OOSC) Programme for Central & East Java - for Indonesians only

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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.

For every child, Education

UNICEF Surabaya is looking for a national consultant to support the scaling up of the OOSC programme in Central and East Java provinces particularly for six districts in Central Java Province and two districts in East Java province. This assignment is expected to be carried out on a part-time basis (110 working days) over 11.5 months period.

How can you make a difference?

The main tasks of the position are as follows 1. Within the context of OOSC programme scaling-up in Central and East Java provinces, provide a series of technical assistance for development and/or implementation of provincial and districts action plans for providing targeted assistance to support OOSC to return to learning.3 2. Provide technical assistance and advocacy support for continuous expansion of the OOSC programme in four4 initial replication districts in Central Java, including assistance for establishment of relevant policies and integration of OOSC- related interventions into local government planning and budgeting. 3. Provide technical support for establishment of an OOSC Task Force in each of the two new replication districts in Central Java and in at least two new replication districts in East Java.5 4. Provide technical support to ensure the quality of OOSC programme replication in eight6 selected districts (six districts in Central Java and two districts in East Java). 5. Facilitate regular coordination meetings to strengthen partnerships among government agencies, such as provincial and district education offices, provincial and district village development offices, BAPPEDA at provincial and district levels, non- government partners, as well as other stakeholders, to leverage support for OOSC learning opportunities. 6. Through coordination and collaboration with CBDIS technical experts, facilitate OOSC database maintenance in each replication district to enable sufficient monitoring on the progress of OOSC interventions. 7. Provide technical support for the introduction of Life Skill Education/21st Century Skills into the non-formal education system, as well as other necessary interventions, to improve access to quality and relevant education for OOSC. 8. Provide technical support to OOSC Task Forces in selected districts for the identification and implementation of relevant strategies and interventions to ensure that OOSC and those at risk of dropping out continue learning.

Expected Deliverables: - A detailed work plan, covering the period of the consultancy (max. 3 pages) - Final draft of Rembang, Purbalingga and Pemalang action plan on OOSC. - Progress on the development of Central Java and East Java provincial action plan and/or other policies on OOSC at province level; Results of the coordination meeting, including clarity on district government commitment to support OOSC programme replication. - ToR of the ToT of “Evidence-based education Planning and Universal Education” and brief ToT report. - Update on progress of CBDIS data collection at village level in Pemalang, Jepara, Rembang and Purbalingga districts. - Report on progress of number and/or % OOSC able to continue learning through formal and non-formal education, status of East Java OOSC action plan development - District action plan development & OOSC Task Force establishment in Banyumas and Magelang districts. - OOSC Task Force establishment in at least 2 districts in East Java province (Mojokerto and Jember) - OOSC database of the selected villages in Banyumas and Magelang - The finalization process of district action plan in Banyumas, Magelang, Jember and Mojokerto. - Update on CBDIS implementation at village level & update on OOSC Task Force performance in 8 districts - Roadmap for OOSC replication in selected districts in Central Java and East Java province. - Relevant actions or interventions established to follow-up the results of CBDIS implementation at village level in 8 districts - Update on the finalization process for district action plans in Banyumas, Magelang and in 2 districts in East Java. - Implementation plan of “Back to Learning” campaign in East Java province - Identification and analysis of lessons learned and good practices of OOSC programme; key findings and follow-up actions from joints monitoring visit - Information and data provided for donor report development.

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

a. Relevant master’s degree qualifications in education or social science. b. At least 7 years of experience in education or social sector(s) especially experience in providing technical assistance to government stakeholders. c. Strong knowledge and experience in programmes related to out-of- school children including on implementation of community-based mapping or data collection programme or other relevant initiatives involving community-based approach. d. Strong knowledge about education systems and programmes in Indonesia which is supported by experiences in working for projects/programmes involving national and sub-national governments as well as other development partners. e. Strongly knowledgeable and experience with government system especially in government planning process at district and village level. f. Good written and spoken communication skills in English – essential. g. Experience in working for or collaborating with international organizations is a strong asset. h. Strong interpersonal and proven communications skills especially in advocating or dealing with government stakeholders at national and sub-national level

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

Core competencies:

• Builds 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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

TOR OOSC Surabaya for TMS.pdf

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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.

This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including criminal background checks) applies.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

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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