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UNICEF seeks to recruit an International Consultancy – Gender Specialist: Preparation of a Gender Responsive Plan for the Guyana Education Strategy Plan 2019 – 2030

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UNICEF seeks to recruit an International Consultancy – Gender Specialist: Preparation of a Gender Responsive Plan for the Guyana Education Strategy Plan 2019 – 2030

 

Job no: 516209
Work type: Consultancy
Location: United States, Belize, Eastern Caribbean, Jamaica, Panama
Categories: Education
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time
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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 future

 

Background

During 2004 – 2018, in 5 year cycles, the Ministry of Education (MoE), Guyana developed and

implemented education strategy plans (ESP) aimed to: (a) expand access through universal compulsory

education at the primary level; (b) provide at least three additional years of secondary education; (c)

expand access to nursery education, and d) provide equity and quality with priorities being catering to

children with disabilities and improving literacy and numeracy at the basic level.

The current ESP, 2014- 2018, is dedicated to ensuring that all citizens of Guyana, regardless of age, race or creed, physical or  mental disability, or socio-economic status, are given the best possible opportunity to achieve their full potential through equal access to quality education, as defined by the standards and norms outlined by the Ministry. (p.v). Its two priorities are:

  • To increase learning outcomes for all levels of education and all sub-groups
  • To decrease the differences in learning outcomes between sub-groups, especially between students in coastal and hinterland schools (p.27)

 

Objectives

  • To support the development of gender responsive goals, indicators and strategies to be integrated into the Guyan’s ten-year gender responsive education strategy plan and consistent with the national and sub national and global priorities.
  • Utilizing the guidance prepared by the joint leadership of the United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative (UNGEI), the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supported by UNICEF, train a cohort of nationals in the development and application of a gender responsive plan consistent with the national goals.

 

Scope of Work/ Work Assignments

The Consultant will:

  • Synchronize time lines with the Planning Unit and the team of Consultants and will be accountable for all gender inputs to the Guyana ESP 2019-2030 including the training of identified education officials in gender related programming and implementation for the gender responsive plan.
  • Work closely with the staff from the Planning Unit and the identified cohort of education officials to seek inputs from MoE staff on current policies and standards, within the Ministry as well as to understand social norms regarding gender issues in Guyana.  Specifically, the Consultant will
  • Conduct a gender analysis/review of the implementation of the 2014-2018 ESP to identify lessons learned and missed opportunities with respect to gender integration.
  • Conduct a needs assessment among key Education stakeholders to assess gender capacities to implement the ESP.Â
  • Liaise with project team for the Guyana Improvement Education Project (curriculum) to make possible inputs towards the curriculum framework
  • Sensitize education officials on gender as a cross cutting theme in the planning process

 

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Advanced qualification in education or a related field from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years of international experience in gender analysis and planning
  • Experience in gender and education programming preferred
  • Experience in reform/review; education policy development
  • Experience in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programmes; Partnership Equality Policy and Strategy 2016 – 2020
  • Knowledge for Education Sector Plan appraisals
  • Proven experience in leading, coaching and managing teams
  • Excellent English communication, analytical and writing skills
  • A responsible and flexible attitude

The complete ToR can be accessed here: Download File TOR Gender Specialist.pdf

 

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.

 

Remarks:

All candidates must include a technical and  financial proposal, candidates without these, will not be shortlisted

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Apply here

 

 

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