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Consultant: Education Consultant (3 months)

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Beijing, China
Entry level
Posted date:
September 18, 2023
Close date:
September 21, 2023
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Job Description

Job no: 565932
Position type: Consultant
Location: China
Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand
School/Unit: China
Department/Office: Beijing, China
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

The UNICEF Education Section works with the Government of China, local partners, and communities to provide the country’s most disadvantaged children with quality learning opportunities. We support government to strengthen China’s education system so that it addresses the needs of the most excluded and vulnerable children, as well as ensure that girls and boys have equal access to opportunities. We also promote nurturing environments to support children develop into well-rounded individuals and facilitate smoother transition from school to work.

The Adolescents team in the Education Section works to support the Government of China improve access to quality education for 6–18-year-old.  The 2021- 2025 education programming, aiming to facilitate the transition to a child-friendly education system, takes a holistic approach through seven inter-related projects ranging from child protection in schools, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, life skills, sports, inclusive education, teacher training to social and emotional learning (SEL).

How can you make a difference?

The 2021- 2025 education programming also embraces key strategic shifts with a renewed focus on upstream engagement and policy impact. It places greater emphasis on evidence-based policy and research, advocacy for children’s rights and adaptation of international evidence to China’s context (and vice versa). There will also be a shift from child-friendly schools to child-friendly education systems and scaling-up of adolescent programmes, particularly around integrating life skills into the technical and vocation education & training (TVET) reform process and expanding alternative learning pathways for out-of-school (OOS) adolescents in China.  

The adolescent Education team therefore seeks an education consultant with solid education programme management expertise to provide technical support to education programme implementations in two thematic areas: child protection in schools and STEM education for rural adolescents in China.

For details, please refer to TOR Education Consultant.pdf

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

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in educational, teacher development, programme management and/or social development in China or internationally.
  • Experience in managing production of communication assets, particularly video productions.
  • Excellent inter-personal, mentoring, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and experience in working remotely;
  • Fluency in Chinese and English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Familiarity with UN system in China or other countries is an asset.

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.

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.


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

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. 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: Sep 15 2023 China Standard Time
Application close: Sep 21 2023 China Standard Time

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