UNICEF recruits 01 National Consultants to supprt Open and Distance Learning Module Writing

UNICEF recruits 01 National Consultants to supprt Open and Distance Learning Module Writing

UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting proposals from individual qualified national consultants to supprt Open and Distance Learning Module Writing
Job Number: 522012 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Zimbabwe
Work Type : 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, quality education
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Research Officer in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (NFE Department) and the Education Specialist (UNICEF), the consultant will work with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and will liaise with relevant departments and sections of MoPSE, including CTDS and Secondary.
Key Expected Outputs
The expected outputs are:
1) Development of a training programme and training of teachers who will be involved as module writers for subject areas
2) Develop a workplan/schedule for the writers.
3) To provide technical guidance to writers and oversee the ODL module writing process.
4) Review and assess the module sections developed by the writers.
5) Provide progress updates to UNICEF/MoPSE
6) Produce final process report and completed edited modules ready for approval by MoPSE.
Scope of Work
The consultant will support the completion of the following tasks:
1) Consultative meeting with UNICEF/MoPSE (May). The consultant is expected to have an initial consultative meeting with UNICEF and the relevant department in MoPSE and CTDS.
2) Develop module writer’s training programme and draft writing schedule for the 6 learning areas
3) Train writers in module writing and finalize writing schedule
4) Remote supervision of writers in conjunction with CDTS
5) Collate and edit the draft sessions into subject modules with detailed report of next steps
Major tasks, Deliverables, Timeframe and Payment Schedule
The assignment will be completed within 3 months, starting on 20 May to 30 August 2019, with a total of 42 working days.
The proposed schedule of activities is:

The proposed schedule of activities is:

Major task Deliverable Timeframe Payment schedule


Consultative meetings, Develop Training programme, design writers’ workplan Training programme and draft writing schedule 30 May 2019

5 working days

10% of agreed contract value
Training of Writers and finalise writing schedule Report on the training and the finalized writing schedule


7 June 2019

7 working days

40% of agreed contract value


Supervise writers in conjunction with CDTS subject coordinators, collate subject sessions and edit the Draft modules 6 draft modules 20 August 2019

30 working days

50% of agreed contract value
UNICEF will provide all necessary administrative and logistical support.
All deliverables will have to meet the expected quality as assessed by the supervisor of the assignment. The consultant shall submit reports that documents and supports the deliverables, results achieved, lessons learned as well as challenges and recommendations.
This consultancy is expected to start upon signing of contract and be completed within three months.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in education or other social science field (i.e. psychology, sociology, economics)
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in module development in education or relevant areas
Excellent writing and facilitation skills, with fluency in spoken and written in English. Knowledge of Shona and Ndebele is essential.
Good computer, research and data management and analysis skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to support multidisciplinary teams
Ability to interact and communicate with government and non-government partners
Familiar with the Zimbabwean education context.
Supervision: The Consultant will be co-supervised by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (Non-Formal Education) department and the responsible Education Specialist in the Education Section, UNICEF Harare office.
Other Consultancy Costs and Payment Modalities
Financial Proposal
Assessment/review will include:
Overall Price.
Completeness of the Financial Proposal (ensure that all costs, including professional fees, costs of travel and subsistence allowances are included in the price offered).
Payment terms/schedule of payment proposed.
Competitive market rates will apply, and the consultant should submit a technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal in his/her proposal. However, the consultant may be expected to travel outside Harare to facilitate a training workshop, (for a maximum of 5 days) for which DSA will be paid according to the proposal or as per UNICEF agreed rates, and on actual basis once trip is confirmed.
If interested and available, please submit your application letter, CV, Technical Proposal and an All-Inclusive Financial Proposal detailing daily professional fees, proposed daily subsistence allowance fees for field travel and other relevant miscellaneous consultants costs for delivering this assignment.
 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.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri May 17 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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