UNESCO recruits 01 Consultant mil assessment
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
CONSULTANT MIL ASSESSMENT – GAMBIA
Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Gambia (the)
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : Up to 1 month
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 23-NOV-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Regional UNESCO Office for West Africa (Sahel) based in Dakar, with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), is implementing a project in The Gambia to support Media and Information Literacy (MIL) development in the country. Out of the various interventions, the project seeks to support MIL policy development and implementation in the country with the involvement of duty-bearers and right-owners. To that end, UNESCO is looking for a qualified expert to assess Gambia readiness for MIL.
The main tasks for the consultant are to:
Design and apply appropriate assessment methodology, methods and plan, in line with UNESCO’s MIL Assessment framework;
Conduct a desk research on legal framework, policy documents, research papers, etc. related to MIL in The Gambia;
Liaise with the Ministries in charge of education, information and communication, and youth as well as other stakeholders, such as teachers’ training institutions, youth organizations and CSOs, to gather and analyse inputs on MIL readiness;
Draft a detailed report based on the findings and their critical analysis, with proposition of relevant policy or strategy recommendations, as well as operational actions for MIL development and implementation in The Gambia.
The main deliverables are:
Detailed assessment plan and methodology;
Report of consultation with duty-bearers;
Detailed report of MIL readiness assessment in The Gambia.
SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
SUBMISSION SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
After applying online, the candidate must send to: firstname.lastname@example.org, before closing date of the application, the following supporting documents:
Proposal of assessment plan and methodology.
Copy of relevant previous works
Application will be evaluated based on Past experiences, quality and relevance of the proposal, and cost.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
Advanced degree in information and library sciences, media studies, communication, or social sciences
At least 7 years of experience in information and library sciences or media studies
Tracked-records of quality research in media and information
Excellent report writing and communication skills
Previous experiences in MIL related activities or research;
Very good knowledge of MIL policy formulation;
Very Good knowledge of The Gambia context.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
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UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.