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National Early Childhood Education Consultant to support International ECEC conference in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Georgia
Categories: Education

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 

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

To support UNICEF, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Adjara (MoECS) and Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU) in planning and organizing International ECE conference in June 2022

Scope of Work:

The consultancy envisions work in four main areas: (1) supporting MoECS in defining and planning the conference contents; (2) supporting the work of the scientific committee and ensuring effective coordination between the key stakeholders (MoECS, UNICEF, BSU, scientific committee), (3) leading active communication with potential national and international presenters;  (4) supporting quality of conference sessions through proper organization/enhancement of conference contents.

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

  1. Supporting MoECS and UNICEF to define and plan the conference contents, timelines, communication strategy and other organizational issues; Ensuring effective coordination between the key stakeholders (MoECS, UNICEF, BSU, scientific committee)

Developed detailed plan for preparations and organization of the conference

January

 

(3 days)

  1. Supporting work of scientific committee (facilitating committee meetings, identifying and communicating with potential national and international presenters (academics, policy-makers, practitioners) for submission of abstracts under each strand; facilitating submissions review by the committee members)

At least three meetings held with the scientific committee; call for submissions announced; submissions reviewed and evaluated by the committee members

January-March

 

(7 days)

  1. Developing conference programme based on accepted submissions under the guidance of MoECS, UNICEF and the scientific committee; facilitating communication with accepted presenters for preparation works; communicating with invited keynote speakers.

Conference programme developed; communication established and ongoing with selected participants/presenters/keynote speakers

 

April

 

(7 days)

  1. Supporting content-wise organization of the sessions to ensure quality and the coherence of each session (particularly the parallel sessions); supporting presenters in preparatory work, where necessary.

Detailed plan for organizing sessions is developed; presenters supported in developing their presentations

April-May

 

(7 days)

 

  1. Supporting communication with wider audience of ECEC community to attend the conference through online platform

Content developed and shared widely on social media

May

(4 days)

  1. Supporting preparation of proceedings for publication.

Proceedings prepared for publication

June

(2 days)

 

 Duration: 17.01.2022- 17.06.2022 (30 working days).

Location: Home based. Travel to Batumi twice (3 days for preparatory trip in May and the actual conference dates in June).

Minimum Qualifications required:

Education: Master’s degree in Education, Child Development and Psychology

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

-At least 3 years’ experience of working in early childhood education

-Experience in organizing/supporting or leading educational -conferences or fairs

-Experience in developing academic publications

-In-depth knowledge of ECEC field

-Excellent knowledge of English and Georgian

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

 

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

 

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.

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.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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.

 

Advertised: Georgian Standard Time
Deadline: Georgian Standard Time

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