Consultant-ICT course Development

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UNESCO, through the Education Sector Programme Implementation Grant (ESPIG) project, continues this effort addressing the needs for both pre-and in-service teacher education under ESPIG Outcome Area 2: Ensuring quality teaching and learning for children and youths in Myanmar by strengthening the capacities of education staff and fostering context-responsive, equity-focused learning resources and modalities adapted to the evolving situation. As an effort to enhance the quality of education delivery, Myanmar Teacher Platform (MTP) has been launched and utilized by many teachers, and educators of different affiliations. MTP offers continuous learning for educators, learners and other interested parties to access quality learning materials, videos and other resources in a safe and secure environment and provides online courses by themes. One of the themes is Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and UNESCO is committed to delivering ICT courses to educators that enable them 1) to develop understanding of digital literacy concepts; 2) to equip with the necessary skills to integrate digital tools into their teaching practices; and 3) to foster a culture of continuous learning and adaptation to technological advancements. Therefore, UNESCO is hiring an Individual Specialist which is responsible for developing five ICT courses aiming at community/volunteer teachers in low resource setting.  

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok (hereinafter called UNESCO Bangkok), the direct supervision of the Head of UNESCO Antenna Office in Yangon and in close collaboration with Responsible Officer, the Individual Specialist will perform the following tasks:

Discuss with UNESCO education team the contents, objectives and target participants for the following ICT courses:

  • Review existing ICT courses on Myanmar Teacher Platform (MTP) to map out the course materials and ensure the development of well-aligned courses;
  • Conduct further research to ensure the proposed course titles, in terms of overarching, concepts, content, learning activities, teaching and learning strategies and assessment, approaches are contextualized and provide the relevant approaches on developing course contents;
  • Develop five courses (beginner and intermediate level) in Standard English language with B1 level. The course should include lectures, PowerPoint presentations, video scripts, quizzes, and assessments;
  • Revise and finalize the materials of e-learning courses in English and Myanmar incorporating comments provided by UNESCO;
  • Make sure that all the details of Style Manual have been adhered such as terminology, abbreviations, acronyms and format of footnotes, etc.;
  • In line with UNESCO’s overall gender mainstreaming strategy, ensure the Guidelines on Gender-Neutral Language is applied throughout the courses 
  • When referring to the region, ensure to avoid using ‘in the Asia-Pacific’ and ‘in Asia Pacific’. Instead, use one of the following terms interchangeably: in the Asia-Pacific region, in Asia and the Pacific, and in Asia-Pacific;
  • Use the proper names and place names that correspond to UNESCO official usage and comply the official names of these following countries (where applicable): Taiwan = Taiwan province of China, Hong Kong = Hong Kong SAR, China, South Korea = Republic of Korea, Vietnam = Viet Nam, Iran = Iran (Islamic Republic of), Laos = Lao PDR. 
  • Compile a list of tables, figures (including diagram, chart, illustration), photos (including images, cartoons, icons) and other graphic elements from the third party-materials by using a template provided by UNESCO and secure the intellectual property rights by using the “permission consent form” (provided by UNESCO); 
  • Ensure that no plagiarized or self-plagiarized material is published without appropriate acknowledgement of the source;
  • Provide a proper credit or citation to the original work of the third-party materials. For any materials created by author, the “Source: author” should be placed underneath aforementioned materials;
  • Avoid including maps (global, regional, country) that could be politically sensitive or that could affect the legal status of any country, territory, city, area, or its authorities, or the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. If the map must be used, seeking DPI/PAX clearance is required (refer to a memo);
  • Ensure that the courses are in full compliance with the international copyrights policy to avoid any illegal consequences as outline in the ‘General Terms and Conditions’ which annexed in this contract;
  • Communicate with UNESCO on a regular basis to update on the progress of the assignment, Submit the draft courses including those permission form (if any) to UNESCO;
  • Improve and incorporate suggested changes (if required) and finalize the courses until they are considered as satisfactory;

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications 

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in the field of social sciences, development, educational sciences,  education or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of education and/or training provision;
  • Experience in course design, content development and training manuals;
  • Ability to produce high quality content on tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work with flexibility and collaboration is essential; and
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Source: https://careers.unesco.org/job/Yangon-Consultant-ICT-course-Development/794251802/

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