International Consultant: To support the assessment of education data quality and development of an action plan for education data system reform, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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The United Nations Children’s Fund in Cambodia is looking for an international consultant to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) to conduct an assessment of education data quality, undertake a study on the requirements for education data systems integration and, based on the results of both pieces of research, develop an action plan for data systems strengthening and improvement.
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in Cambodia, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

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  

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference? 

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) to conduct an assessment of education data quality, undertake a study on the requirements for education data systems integration and, based on the results of both pieces of research, develop an action plan for data systems strengthening and improvement.

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

  • Master’s degree in data science, statistics, information technology or other relevant field
  • At least eight years of professional experience in managing and/or developing education management information systems.  
  • Relevant experience in conducting educational research and supporting policy development in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Khmer is an asset.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with government counterparts and development partners.

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy and the financial proposal template in the attachments below.

Download File TOR for Feasability Study consultancy – tms.pdf

Download FileFinancial offer template.docx

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. 

Remarks:  

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. 

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