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CONSULTANT: Promote Remote Learning in Sudan Ranging from Full-Online Schooling to Home-Based Learning Using No- and Low-Tech Solutions, Kodorat development project and UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators Project.

Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Khartoum
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : 1-4 Months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Khartoum Time): 15 July 2021
 
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
 
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
 
Sudan is one of the countries facing serious challenges when it comes to ICT use in education, internet access is very low compared to African countries, only 30% of the population with significant variation between urban and rural Sudan. The MoE, particularly during COVID19, was faced with the limitation of internet services across Sudan and introduced the use of radios and TV broadcasting to support the revision of curricula before national certificates with limited success. Mobile messaging was also explored as 72% of population are connected to the telecommunication networks. Faced with such challenges the MoE realized that more efforts needs to be conducted to: develop e-content; train teachers; improve Education Management System and the use of ICT in education.
 
 A national committee of experts was established by the minister to advice and support the MoE in this work, UNESCO Khartoum is a member of this group.In addition the National Center for curriculum and Educational Research (NCCER), doing a complete curriculum review will develop the new curriculum including digital platform systems as well as make developed TV and Radio materials that will be made available to the public through the MoE website for students in urban settings.
 
The National Centre for Teachers Training, with the support of the MoE undersecretary are planning to adopt the UNESCO Teacher Training tool and use it to inform teachers about the use of ICT in education. Even with current available resources, if teachers are not trained on how to make use of these materials in the education process the result will be underuse of expensive resources made redundant. This project intends to use all digital material available to Sudanese teachers as available resources that could accessed online through the MoE website currently also undergoing serious development.
 
The IUIs framework is based on UNESCO’s concept of Internet Universality, which highlights four principles that are essential for the Internet to help achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda. Known as the ROAM principles, these promote an Internet that respects human Rights, that is characterised by Openness, that is Accessible to all, and that is nurtured through Multistakeholder participation.
 
Tasks for projects: Promote Remote Learning in Sudan Ranging from Full-Online Schooling to Home-Based Learning Using No- and Low-Tech Solutions Kodorat development project and UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators Project.
Under the general authority of the Head of UNESCO Khartoum office, and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer of the Office, the contractor shall perform the following tasks:
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, To implement all project activities as required by the project outputs.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to plan and host the project events, training workshops and conferences if any.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to coordinate meetings with different project stakeholders and partners, making sure to take meeting minutes and providing bi weekly update report.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to provide event reports for each event hosted under the project, and to prepare monthly status report.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, Editing, reviewing and translating any material as required from Arabic to English & vice versa, including reports, agenda and various documents.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, ensuring all documentation is maintained and filed appropriately for the UNESCO.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to assist the teacher assessment research by conducting phone interviews with the selected teachers (72), and to analyze & summarize the results on the data collection.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, Design various project promotional materials including but not limited to roll-ups, jacket files, banners, notepads and other materials.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, To coordinate the TOT training workshop consisting of 20 trainers.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, Providing administrative support for the training of 500 teachers from Khartoum and North Kurdufan.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to participate in any additional activities not directly related to the project but sought important by the direct supervisor.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to assist in the dissemination of the tool.
In close consultation with the National expert and UNESCO Khartoum office, to assist in the contextualization of the Kodorat tool.
 
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Management Information Systems, ICT, Computer Science, or other related fields.
Work Experience
Minimum 6 months progressive work experience.
 
Deliverables
To submit to UNESCO Khartoum office by 25/08/2021 July Monthly status report of ICT in Education Project and UIUI Project.
 
To submit to UNESCO Khartoum office by 25/09/2021 August Monthly status report of ICT in Education Project and UIUI Project.
 
To submit to UNESCO Khartoum office by 25/10/2021 September Monthly status report of ICT in Education Project and UIUI Project.
 
To submit to UNESCO Khartoum office by 25/11/2021 October Monthly status report of ICT in Education Project and UIUI Project.
 
 
Skills/Competencies
Strong writing and communication skills in English and proven ability to effectively articulate planning and issues to a wide variety of audiences.
Knowledge about UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators and the Online ‘Kodorat’.
 
Languages
Excellent knowledge (oral and written) in English and Arabic.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Working experience within UNESCO environment or other UN agencies.
 
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
 
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please send you CV to e-mail 
. 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, email 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.