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Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant – UNICEF

Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant - UNICEF

Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant – UNICEF

Consultancy – Digital Learning Research Consultant, 12 months, Remote, MENA Regional Office – Jordan

Job no: 566928. Contract type: Consultant. Duty Station: Amman. Level: Consultancy. Location: Jordan
Categories: Education

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, Education. 

Consultancy title: Digital Learning Research Consultant

Duration: 12 months. Duty Station: Home-Based

Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant - UNICEF
Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant – UNICEF

Objectives of the Consultancy: Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant – UNICEF

The research consultant will provide support to the design and implementation of digital learning programmes in the region under the supervision of the Education Specialist (Digital Learning). In particular the consultant will achieve three key objectives

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  1. Strengthen the documentation and support evidence generation activities as part of digital learning programmes in the region through the development of case studies, and other knowledge products with a particular focus on the use of digital learning in emergency settings and low resource contexts.
  2. Support the digital learning research agenda led by Innocenti, particularly in the development of data collection instruments in English and Arabic and supporting data collection and analysis activities, for research conducted in in Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan.
  3. Facilitate knowledge sharing across the region, developing materials to share best practices, and the latest evidence across the region.
  4. Promote the use of evidence for effective and efficient programming— embedded evidence within programming cycle.

How can you make a difference? 

Major areas of work and responsibility

  1. Developing knowledge products including case studies, policy briefs, and blogs related to digital learning programmes in the region.
  2. Supporting the design and drafting of data collection instruments and methodology notes in English and Arabic.
  3. Supporting the organization and facilitation of research co-creation meetings in coordination with colleagues from various UNICEF offices at Country and Regional levels. Supporting the MENARO and Innocenti in provision of ongoing technical support to the implementation of research plans, supporting the implementing UNICEF Country Offices, Ministries of Education, and partners.
  4. Supporting Innocenti, MENARO and country offices in the collection and analysis of the data collected from the digital learning programmes in the countries.

Supervision

  • The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Rabi Karmacharya, Education Specialist, MENARO, with technical guidance from Marta Carnelli, Education Specialist, Innocenti.

Methodologies and Tools

  • Microsoft Office Suite
Work Assignment Overview
Tasks/Milestone Monthly Deliverables/OutputsTimeline
Background study andresearch planning.Workplan, including case study methodology andinitial background report on digital learning in MENA.10-Dec-2023
Develop tools andsupport collectionDevelopment of and refinement of data collection instruments, and support to data collection in Country A in English and Arabic.Ongoing support on knowledge management / data analysis for digital learning in the region.15-Jan-2024
Case study and reportCase study: Digital learning in Country A.Ongoing support on knowledge management / research for digital learning in the region.15-Mar-2024
Develop tools andsupport collection Development of and refinement of data collection instruments, and support to data collection in Country B in English and Arabic.Ongoing support on knowledge management/data analysis for digital learning in the region.15-Apr-2024
Case study and reportDevelopment of Case study: Digital learning in Country B.Ongoing support on knowledge management /research for digital learning in the region.15-May-2024
Develop tools and support collection Development of and refinement of data collection instruments, and support to data collection in Country C in English and Arabic.Ongoing support on knowledge management/data analysis for digital learning in the region.15-Jun-2024
Case study and reportCase study: Digital learning in Country C.Ongoing support on knowledge management / research for digital learning in the region.15-Jul-2024
Analysis and reportpreparation Cross country analysis and lessons learned draft.Ongoing support on knowledge management / research for digital learning in the region.15-Aug-2024
Develop knowledgeproducts Development of different knowledge products for various audiences based on case studies, policy briefs, social media, blog posts.Ongoing support on knowledge management / research for digital learning in the region.15-Sep-2024
Final report and sharing webinar Final report on digital learning across the region with particular focus on three focus countries, and development of regional webinar.Ongoing support on knowledge management / research for digital learning in the region.15-Oct-2024 
Additional researchsupport Support provided to alternative MENA education team activities, in addition to ad-hoc support to digital learning research.15-Nov-2024

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

  • A Bachelor’s (or higher) university degree in Economics, Social Policy, Education, Statistics, or related social sciences.
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels in the design and implementation of qualitative and/or quantitative research, with MENA region experience required.
  • Experience in managing data collection and related trainings; experience in using common online / offline data collection packages (e.g. ODK, Kobo, SurveyCTO).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic and excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a geographically dispersed team and to forge and manage partnerships.
  • Commitment to UNICEF’s core values of care, respect, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Desirable Qualifications: Remote Digital Learning Research Consultant – UNICEF

  • Experience in education in emergencies and digital learning desirable.
  • Knowledge of common statistical analysis software packages including STATA, SPSS, R etc.
  • Fluency in French in addition to English and Arabic.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment; experience working in the UN or other international development organization.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 To view our competency framework, please visit  here

  UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Remarks:  

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

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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. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.

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It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 29 Oct 2023 Jordan Standard Time
Deadline: 11 Nov 2023 Jordan Standard Time

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