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Readvertisement - National Consultant: Strengthening Skills Development Programme for Jayapura (Indonesian only)

Apply now Job no: 527527
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Indonesia
Categories: Education, Consultancy

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

Title: National Consultant, Strengthening Skills Development Programme

(Re-advertisement: applicants who had previously applied will be considered and need not re-apply
Duty Station: Home Based/ Jayapura
Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)
Duration: February - December 2020 (10 months estimated)

 

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a consultant to:
1. Provide technical support to Papua Provincial Education Office (PEO) for the integration of life skills education curriculum into secondary education (vocational and senior secondary) in Papua Province.
2. Provide technical support for planning and budgeting for provincial and district government for the replication and institutionalization of the Life skills education programme and the Early Grade Literacy Programme.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the assignments is:

  1. Provide technical support to Papua Provincial Education Office (PEO) for the integration of life skills education curriculum into secondary education (vocational and senior secondary) in Papua Province.
  2. Provide technical support for planning and budgeting for provincial and district government for the replication and institutionalization of the Life skills education programme and the Early Grade Literacy Programme

In supporting the Indonesian government's efforts to address the education gap in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, UNICEF have been supporting the government in the implementation of Life Skills Education (LSE) for secondary schools and the strengthening of literacy skills for primary schools.  

Life Skills Education (LSE) programme have been implemented in Jayapura and Sorong District since to 2016. UNICEF Indonesia promotes LSE in Indonesia, as a way to equip adolescents with knowledge and skills to manage risks and make informed decisions about their lives. This is done through in school and out-of-school platforms. The Life Skills Education programme support adolescents in junior secondary school (SMP) to develop skills (such as problem-solving, communication and self-awareness), and to acquire comprehensive knowledge and information on important topics (such as gender, nutrition, online safety, HIV&AIDS, hygiene and bullying). The curriculum was well-received, and the District Education Office has requested UNICEF’s support to replicate it to other SMPs in the districts. In particular, technical assistance is required to mainstream skills development agenda into District Education Office yearly plan and to align the activities with district budget codes (APBD) as instructed by Indonesia’ Ministry of Home Affairs regulation no 33 year 2019.  In addition to Jayapura and Sorong District, there are also strong interest from other districts to replicate the programme.

In parallel, Papua Province Education Office (PEO) developed a roadmap for vocational education (SMK Revitalization Road Map for 2019-2023). Several key areas were highlighted such as improvement of provision of teachers for SMK, improvement of infrastructure, strengthening partnership with private sectors and industries for SMK internship programme and improvement of SMK Curriculum. In light of this, Papua Education Office has requested technical support to UNICEF Papua office to support the improvement of SMK Curriculum particularly in the area of skills development.

At the primary school level, UNICEF have been supporting the early grade literacy programme in six districts, namely Sorong, Manokwari, Jayapura, Mimika, Biak Numfor and Jayawijaya since 2015.  After three years of implementation with promising results and evidence, in 2018, the programme focus gradually shifted from pilot implementation to institutionalization and replication beyond the original target schools and districts. The programme has also been recognized by the national Government as an effective, scalable model to improve learning outcomes among disadvantaged children. With the Ministry of Home Affairs circular letter no. 420/9239 and 420/9240 in 2018 which encourages local governments to prioritize strengthening literacy in education, additional technical support is needed to support provincial and district government in replicating the programme, particularly in ensuring that literacy is in government planning and budgeting documents.

The request from both Provincial and District Education offices for technical assistance are very much in line with UNICEF Indonesia’s country programme objectives and provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen the current system to deliver relevant learning opportunities for children and adolescents as well as to reinforce the relationship with key sub-national Government partners. The selected consultant will play a crucial role in supporting the mainstream of Life Skills Education and Literacy programme in sub-national planning and budgeting processes, thus supporting a sustainable scale-up of the programme across Papua and West Papua Province.

Work Assignments and Outputs:

1. Development of a comprehensive workplan, in consultation with PEO Papua, DEO Jayapura and UNICEF

2. Support for Papua Province Education Office level:

  • Desk Review of the Provincial Education Planning and Budgeting on senior secondary (SMA) grand design and vocational education (SMK) revitalization plan in Papua Province.
  • Support Provincial Education Office officers and planning team to develop a roadmap for the integration of life skills education curriculum into SMA and SMK curricula.
  • Support the PEO planning team in the translation of road map into operation plans including identification of activities, timeframe, target groups, expected outputs; and budget implication.

Outputs:

  • Report on PEO workplan and key activities on SMK Revitalization in Papua Province for 2019-2020.
  • Draft roadmap document for the integration of life skills education curriculum into SMK and SMA curriculum of Papua Province.
  • Operational plans for the integration of life skills education curriculum into SMK and SMA curriculum.
  • Update on the progress of the integration of life skills education curriculum into SMK and SMA curriculum.

3.  Support for Jayapura District Education Office:

  • Collect feedback from teachers, students, on LSE pilot, include recommendations in strategic documents.
  • Support the Strategic Planning teams to integrate Life Skills Education curriculum into the education sector strategic plan for 2020-2021.
  • Facilitate discussion and consultation among UNICEF and DEO office on the scale-up of the life skills education pilot programme in 2016-2018 into costed activities to be included in the Education yearly budget and planning document. Including PKBM for out of school adolescents.
  • Consult with and advise education offices and/or planning team to synchronize the skills development agenda with activities APBD account codes as per Home Affair Ministry Regulation no 33 year 2019.

Outputs:

  • Report on teachers and students’ feedback in regard with LSE pilot.
  • Draft roadmap document for replication of life skills education programme into costed activities to be included in the Education yearly budget and planning document.
  • Consultation report on the scale-up of the life skills education in Jayapura district.
  • Progress Note on the synchronize process of skills development agenda with activities APBD account codes as per Home Affair Ministry Regulation no 33 year 2019

4. Support for Papua and West Papua Province Education Office and District Education Offices:

  • Share updates data and information between UNICEF and Education offices (Province and Jayapura District Office) on skills development an adolescent participation agenda.
  • Act as liaison person between Education offices (Province and District Offices) and to hold capacity building sessions on skills development and adolescent participation agenda.
  • Technical support to Papua and West Papua Provincial Education Offices in the planning and budgeting to support LSE and Literacy proramme, this include provide mentoring service for 3 PEO staff.
  • Technical support to District Education Offices in the planning and budgeting to support LSE and Literacy proramme

Output: Reports as required

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

  • Masters or advanced degree in education, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of education, particularly in area of life skills education for adolescents.
  • Experience working on upstream work with Government partners.
  • Proven experience of high-quality report writing and documentation.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise large amounts of work while under pressure.
  • Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Fluency in Indonesian and English (verbal and written).
  • Previous experience working within Papua context considered as an asset;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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. This consultancy is open for Indonesian only.

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.

 

Remarks:

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 recruitment.

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