Support data collection and analysis on the impact of the Digital STEM Mentorship programme in Kenya

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Application deadline 3 years ago: Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 at 10:00 UTC

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UNESCO introduced the Digital STEM Mentorship Programme to keep students connected to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during the Lockdown because of COVID-19 pandemic. This activity is being implemented through the use of voice recordings of STEM Role models and mentors and is aired through the mainstream radio channel as well as the Community FM stations. The UNV shall work under the supervision of the Programme Specialist for Gender and Science and STEM Education focal point to link up with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and the 42 Community radios through the Association for Kenya Community Media Operators (AKCMO). The OV would be expected to assess and give a report on whether the Digital mentorship programme has had any impact of the programme through Social media platforms and feedback to media houses through call-in from listeners. In addition, analysis of social media interactions/comments on the programme on Facebook, Twitter etc. required.

  • Research
  • Other communications related experience

    In an effort to support the Ministry of Education in its response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector, UNESCO has joined hands with the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), the L’OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme and Safaricom Ltd. to introduce a digital STEM mentorship programme that will ensure students continue to get mentorship services and are kept connected to STEM education. To this effect, UNESCO and partners have rallied STEM role models and mentors to provide students with information on STEM subjects and careers through recorded voices to be aired through audio and visual channels. The programme aims to assist in sustaining student interest in STEM by inspiring their young minds with the beauty and power of science, and equipping them with relevant information to enable them make informed career choices. The programme is being implemented through a close partnership with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Community media operators in all the counties as channels for disseminating the information to students on the following STEM fields:

  • Volunteers: 1 needed

  • 6-10 hours per week / 3 weeks

    General knowledge on issues around STEM Education; experience in desktop data collection and good understanding and interaction with social media; excellent report writing with communication skills in English.

  • Kenya

  • English
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