National Consultant – Capacity building of teachers in Tuzla Canton- cultural responsiveness; 1 consultant, Remote/Home-based with occasional travel, 3 working days

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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 Akelius digital learning application is a tool for language learning which presents rich interactive content in a gamified learning environment. Users of the application go through various types of activities which use thousands of micro-steps with instant feedback on progress to individualize learning. This digital learning application is implemented within classrooms in multiple countries with the support of UNICEF country offices, including UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina. By implementing the Akelius digital learning application in non-formal and formal educational settings in Una Sana and Sarajevo cantons, UNICEF documented that using the digital application in a blended learning approach in classrooms was especially useful for personalizing learning and supporting children with diverse learning levels and needs. To continue supporting BiH authorities in the blended learning improvements, UNICEF will scale up the Akelius digital language programme to two schools in Tuzla Canon. The two identified schools have a high attendance of vulnerable students, including Roma girls and boys. Therefore, UNICEF aims to support schools with an effective and accessible digital solution to support inclusive quality language education.


How can you make a difference? 

The purpose of this assignment is to design and implement a 1-day training programme for Tuzla Canton language teachers aiming to capacitate them with knowledge and skills to promote inclusivity in culturally diverse classrooms.

The training programme should result with the following learning outcomes:

  1. Teachers understand the importance of cultural responsiveness in education and its impact on student learning and well-being.
  2. Teachers understand how their own implicit biases can impact the students and gain ideas on how to overcome them.
  3. Teachers understand how to develop strategies for fostering cultural perspectives and experiences in the classroom setting.
  4. Teachers can design a culturally responsive lesson plans and assessments to support diverse needs of their learners.

The consultant will be home-based and will deliver an in-person 1-day training in Tuzla tentatively planned for the week of 24th June 2024. The training will be paired with a 2-day training session on the usage of the Akelius digital language programme, which is not a part of this ToR.

The main responsibilities of the consultant include (3 days of engagement in total):

  1. Development of the training agenda (which also includes collaboration with the trainers for the Akelius digital language programme) (1 day);
  2. Preparation of the training materials (0.5 days);
  3. Facilitation of the training in Tuzla (1 day);
  4. Conduction of the evaluation of the training through pre and posttests for the training participants (0.5 days).


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

  • Minimum BA degree in e in social sciences/humanities.
  • Experience in conducting cultural responsiveness capacity building.
  • Experience in conducting teacher trainings.
  • Fluency in English and BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) mandatory.
  • Solid ICT skills, including the use of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, intercultural sensitivity;
  • Strong training facilitation skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.

All interested candidates are obliged to submit though the official UNICEF recruitment system the following documents:

  • Training proposal- based the vacancy announcement and the timeline
  • Financial offer with all costs included (including relevant consultancy fee and travel costs)


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: 14 May 2024 Central European Daylight Time
Deadline: 28 May 2024 Central European Daylight Time

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