UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme is a solution for women who have missed out on education. This project aims to develop context specific, affordable and scalable learning, entrepreneurship and employment pathways for empowering the most disadvantaged women and young women. It offers women and young women, their families, local communities and societies the benefits of access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners. The SCE Programme achieves this by leveraging the opportunities of innovative teaching approaches, digital technologies and social networks.
The SCE Programme is delivered through two modalities: UN Women Empowerment Hubs with both face-to-face training and access to the second modality – an online SCE learning portal through blended and independent learning opportunities. The key components of the portal are:
Learners will benefit from blended learning opportunities as well as having the freedom to continue along learning pathways at their own pace for specific learning objectives and pathways through the SCE e-portal. It will be a portal that will be centrally developed to support consistency and quality control. The portal will present new and previously unavailable tools to enable universal access to quality and tailored education and vocational learning for all.
Under the oversight and management of the SCE Global Programme Manager in Geneva, Switzerland, the incumbent under this SSA will be required to support key processes and milestones for the timely and successful implementation of the SCE e-portal at global and country pilot levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions and Responsibilities:
The consultant will be responsible for the development and management of the SCE e-portal working with the Global SCE Programme Manager, six SCE Country Project Managers, and the UN Women ICT team. The consultant will report to the Global SCE Programme Manager and be responsible for providing relevant updates and reports as required by UN Women.
The key deliverables to be achieved by the consultant are:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Master’s Degree in ICT, Education, Gender Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
Fluency in English.
Working knowledge in any of the following languages is an asset: French, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic
Mode of Contract Execution:
This consultancy will be home based
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Payments shall be made to the consultant against the submitted deliverables and fully completed and duly authorized Certification of Payment Form. The payments schedule and the payment method (daily fees or as lumpsum) will be established in discussion with the selected candidate.
The following documents should be submitted:
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
|Country:||-- Home Based|
|City, State:||Home Based|
|Closing date:||October 21, 2019|