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Local Consultancy - Management of the Pilot Safe Early Childhood Education (ECE) Reopening

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Philippines
Categories: Education, Early Childhood Development

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the SDGs. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support both the national and local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will consider capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

UNICEF Philippines has two offices. One office is based in Manila and a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoons. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office:

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the Education Specialist, the Consultant is responsible for executing a broad variety of tasks  to help the ECCD Council in the day-to-day management, including the monitoring of the pilot activities, preparation of evaluation design, and capacity building to manage the upscaling of the undertaking in the future. The Consultant who will serve as Project Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and it will undertake the following tasks and deliverables:


Phase 1. Preparatory Stage

1.1 Management and Coordination with concerned national government agencies and possible pilot LGUs in the following:

  • consolidation and validation of the results of the CDC Readiness Assessment tool and selection of pilot CDCs;
  • preparation of overall  Communication Plan, key messages, and materials for use at all levels preparation of training plan, designs/modules  and materials for each of key stakeholders (LGUs, CDWs/CDTs, parents;
  • conduct of virtual orientation to pilot LGU participants;
  • conduct of the virtual TOT of monitoring team of pilot LGUs; and
  • based on the Results Matrix of the Standard Operating Procedures (Appendix 2), preparation of detailed M&E Plan, including M&E tools, coordination in the establishment of M&E mechanisms at all levels and orienting/training all concerned stakeholders on monitoring the pilot.

Phase 2. Actual Piloting

2.1 Management and coordination with LGUs (provincial, municipal/city, barangay) in the implementation of the SOP:

  • oversight periodic monitoring of pilot LGUs;
  • consolidation and analysis of monitoring results from pilot implementation, including documentation  of  key drivers and bottlenecks in the implementation of the pilot/SOP; and
  • evaluation of the pilot implementation, including facilitation in the conduct of the FGD with representatives from the pilot LGUs.

Phase 3: Preparations for Up-Scaling

3.1 Revision of the Costed Implementation Plan and SOP in preparation for the up-scaling;   

3.2 Refinement of SOP and accompanying tools, templates, training modules based on the results of the pilot; and

3.3. Preparation of detailed M&E Plan for the upscaling of safe ECE reopening and strengthening of the M&E mechanisms (structure, process and tools)  at all levels

Phase 4: Coordination with other LGUs outside of the pilot in the conduct of the following:

4.1 Conduct of NCDC/CDC Readiness Assessment ;

4.2 Orientation on the SOP; and     

4.3 Conduct of Provincial TOT for the Provincial Monitoring Team.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in education, social development, social studies, psychology, communications, management, economics or related fields
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 Years of relevant professional experience in Early Childhood Care and Development.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Pilipino is required.

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.


Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by 27 January 2022.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number:  547652 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P11 Form which can be downloaded from our website at P11 Form.docx ( indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your area of assignment, ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.


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.

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