National Education Consultant (Bhasan Char); Barisal, Bangladesh (Only for Bangladeshi)

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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. 


The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. The Education Officer consultancy reports to the Education Specialist who is at Level 3. The role is half based in Bhasan Char with the selected consultant required to spend at least two weeks in every month in Bhasan Char. The intended duration of the assignment is two months.


Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The consultant will work as the Education Sector Coordinator for Bhasan Char. In collaboration with national authorities and sector partners, the consultant will support the development and implementation of a sound strategy for the restart of the new academic year that responds to the education needs of Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char. The role is also expected to provide technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout programming processes for UNICEF’s education programmes and partnerships, including the delivery of results, monitoring and reporting.


  1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results for UNICEF’s education programmes in Bhasan Char.
  2. Coordination and technical and operational support for the Bhasan Char Education Sector.
  • Lead the Bhasan Char coordination meetings for education and represent the education sector in inter-agency forums cascading information to sector partners.
  • Maintain appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms including with local authorities, including with the office of the Assistant Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (ARRRC), Camp in Charge (CIC), the Navy Authorities, with UNHCR (Inter Agency Coordination) and with education sector partners in Bhasan Char.
  • Ensure complementarity of Education Sector partner actions, optimizing coverage and avoiding duplication and gaps and ensuring partners are aware of, and adhere to, agreed sector standards for service delivery.
  • Prepare SitReps, factsheets and periodic briefing papers for Bhasan Char.
  • Accountability for monthly Education Sector reporting, ensuring sector partners’ data are collected timely, analysed, and results are shared.
  • Lead the process of developing the annual Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Bhasan Char education sector.
  • Plan and prepare for the start of the new academic year, providing technical and operational guidance to the education sector partners and manage the next steps for the MC placement test and end-of-year assessment.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.

National Education Consultant (Bhasan Char); Barisal, Bangladesh (Only for Bangladeshi) 1

For Details: You may download the TOR.

Download File Consultant_TOR.pdf

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in   Education, International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, Conflict, Governance and Security.
  • Adequate professional work experience in education sector or education cluster management/leadership

  • Having worked in Bhasan Char within an education programme

  • A minimum of [5 years] of relevant professional experience in managing partnerships and partners.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 

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: 26 Jun 2024 Bangladesh Standard Time
Deadline: 04 Jul 2024 Bangladesh Standard Time

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