Vacancy: Consultant – Developing the online training course on greening education skills

 

Parent Sector: Field Office
Duty Station: Russian Federation
Job Family: Education
Type of contract: Non Staff
Duration of contract: From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 22-MAY-2024

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Overview of the functions of the post

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) is inviting applications for a home-based individual consultant to develop a new online teacher training course on greening education in the English language. This course aims to support the implementation of the ongoing project on teacher capacity building on ICT competencies.

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit of Teacher Professional Development and Networking, the Individual Consultant will design and develop an online training course for primary and secondary school teachers. This course will equip them with effective resources to impart green skills to students. Moreover, integrating ICT support in the development of green education skills can greatly enhance the training experience. Interactive learning platforms, access to open resources, and collaborative efforts among educators can be facilitated through this approach.

Specifically, the consultant will also support the implementation of the Unit’s project titled “Teacher Capacity Building with AI and Digital Technologies: E-library for Teachers.”

In particular, the Individual Consultant shall:

  1. Design and develop a teacher training course focused on cultivating green and sustainable skills in primary and secondary school educators using ICT and digital teaching solutions. The duration of the course is 36 academic hours. The syllabi shall provide descriptive information on the learning modules, academic workload, training methods, and specification of formative and summative assessment. Submit the preliminary programme of the course to UNESCO IITE by June 28, 2024.
  2. After UNESCO IITE approves the preliminary program, develop a comprehensive teacher training course that includes textual materials, tutorials, visuals, both formative and summative assessments focused on specific themes, and the template for the Certificate of Attendance and Certificate of Completion. Produce multimedia learning materials such as videos and presentations with audio feedback to accompany the tutorials, in addition to text-based resources. Prepare interim assessments following each course module. Submit all course materials to UNESCO IITE by September 15, 2024.
  3. Upon approval of all the abovementioned materials by UNESCO IITE, share all the course materials in high quality for the uploading onto the E-library for teachers’ platform. Once the course tutorials and learning resources are uploaded onto the platform, arrange at least two workshops and two trial runs of the course to check the educational effectiveness of the course materials by November 1, 2024. Additionally, organize a webinar featuring field experts delivering keynote speeches followed by a panel discussion on topics related to the course theme. Submit presentation files, concept notes, and video recordings of the workshops and webinar, along with the list of participating field experts and course trainees, and feedback of the workshops in the form of a 5-page written report before November 20, 2024. Make the required changes to the course based on the obtained feedback by December 2, 2024.
  4. Following the official launch of the new online course, provide sufficient outreach support to gain visibility and get the target audience involved in the training, specifically publish the corresponding news item (invitation to enroll in the course) at the organization’s website and disseminate information on the training course among the networks. Share this information with at least 20 global teacher networks and teacher training institutions. Submit the proof of invitations to UNESCO IITE by November 20, 2024.
  5. Prepare a summary report on the work performed, including specification of the conducted activities and obligations, expert observations, highlights and lessons learned, and comprehensive recommendations. Submit the report to UNESCO IITE before December 2, 2024.

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)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

Required qualifications

Education

  • University degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in education, instructional design, environmental education, or a related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 5 years of proven experience at the national and international levels supporting programme implementation in the field of teacher training and teacher professional development.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and delivering face-to-face, online, and/or blended advanced trainings and educational resources focused on greening education skills at the primary and secondary school levels.
  • Experience in utilizing digital tools and platforms to enhance educational practices.

Skills/Competencies

  • Proficiency in using various educational technologies and tools to create engaging and interactive course materials.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to assess the course’s effectiveness and responsiveness to educators’ feedback.
  • Keen attention to details and a proactive approach to meeting deadlines.

Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)

Desirable qualifications

Education

  • Academic background (post-graduate programmes, advanced trainings, professional development courses) pertaining to environmental studies and teacher capacity-building.

Application process

Interested candidates should complete the on-line application, download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:

  • A Technical Proposal comprising: 1) Statement indicating how the candidate’s qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment; 2) Approach (narrative description of contemplated assignment-specific activities) the candidate would adopt to carry out the assignment.
  • A Financial Proposal in USD to be charged for the assignment.

Applications submitted without Technical and Financial proposals will not be considered.

Additional Information:

This is a home-based consultancy, no relocation to the Russian Federation is required.

Selection and recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. 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, e-mail 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.

UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality.

Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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