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International Consultant (Training Expert) to support science venues in development and implementation of an educational programme for experiential learning in natural sciences and STEM in lower and higher secondary education

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Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Skopje
Level: Consultancy
Location: North Macedonia
Categories: Education, Innovation

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, safety.


How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

 Provide support in developing educational programmes for experiential learning of the science venues in natural sciences and STEM for lower and higher secondary education. The design and development of the educational programmes is going to be in close collaboration with the implementing partner and the Bureau for Development of Education (BDE) .
 Deliver a training programme for strengthening the competencies of educators of science venues and provide support in advancing the inquiry and investigations approach in natural sciences and STEM teaching practices.
 Provide support and guidance to educators of the science venues and peer support teachers in identifying programme materials, teaching aides and educational resources, video lessons and tutorials etc. which can be adapted to the local context.
 Support BDE advisors to systematically integrate, science curriculum for experiential learning into the education system, including strengthening the role of the State Education Inspectorate in monitoring and evaluation of experiential learning in natural sciences as part of the external school evaluation, and the integration of the educational programmes of the science venues in the country.
 Maintain close collaboration and coordination with implementing partners and consultants working for strengthening the environment and climate change education to ensure clear linkages and synergy between the educational programmes for experiential learning from preschool education to higher secondary education.

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

  • Minimum Qualifications required:
    PhD in Natural sciences, STEM, Education, Teacher Education
  • Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
    - Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in educational program design and research, particularly in establishing education venues that promote professional development of teachers in science and STEM, environment and climate change, at the national or international levels.
    - Experience as a practitioner in educational institution working as teacher trainer.
    - Experience in developing training modules and materials, and delivery of specialized trainings to the targeted audience.
    - Excellent analytical and writing skills.
    - Fluency in English (oral and written). Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
    - Knowledge of the country context is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Your application should include the following:
• Motivation letter outlining the approach and specific areas of experience and expertise relevant for the tasks.
• An example of similar work.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• Financial proposal indicating the daily fee of the expert.


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.



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.

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Advertised: Central European Daylight Time
Deadline: Central European Daylight Time

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