Consultancy - UNESCO-IBE’S Education Systems’ Quality and Learning Programme (ICT in Education)

UNESCO-IBE seeks the services of a consultant to provide technical support to UNESCO Member Countries in the area of ICT integration in education to improve the quality and equity of education.
Specific Tasks:
The consultant, under the overall guidance of the Director of UNESCO-IBE, will provide technical assistance to Ministries of Education and other education agencies in four countries. The consultant will in close cooperation and consultation with Ministry of Education officials and local experts:
  1. undertake a comprehensive analysis of the situation of ICT integration in the education sector both as a competency in its own right and as a tool for learning. The analysis should include, ICT in education policies, strategies, roles and responsibilities of different actors and coordination mechanisms, plans, if any, and the extent of their implementation, major constraints and opportunities.
  2. identify key priority areas for effective and sustainable integration of ICT in education
  3. support the Ministry of Education to develop programmes and action plans to address the challenges to integration of ICT in education. This may include plans for the development and/or review of policies, institutional arrangements, curriculum and for capacity building
    The assignment will require one or two missions to each of the four countries. For each mission, the consultant will be paid a lump sum by the IBE-UNESCO to cover all travel related expenses, including daily subsistence allowance, tickets for the authorized travel and other related expenses (e.g. visas, vaccinations and terminal expenses), in accordance with UNESCO’s usual travel provisions.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
  1. Inception report detailing the interpretation of the assignment, any suggestions for improvement and the plan for carrying out the assignment, budget and timeline
  2. Four country situation analysis reports including recommended actions
  3. A synthesis comparative report of the situations in the four countries to draw lessons which can be shared with other countries
  4. Facilitation of a two-day workshop to share the results of the situation analysis, to jointly identify country priorities and to get input for a project proposal for the implementation stage
  5. For each country, detailed Project proposal including results framework (indicators, baselines, where available, and benchmarks), implementation plan including monitoring and evaluation arrangements for the identified priority actions with clearly assigned roles and responsibilities, budgets, time-line and expected technical assistance from UNESCO-IBE
The consultancy will be undertaken during the period April-June 2016. Upon successful completion of the assignments the consultancy period may be extended to provide support during the implementation of the recommended actions.
Qualifications and experience
  • An advanced university degree in Education, preferably at PhD level
  • At least 10 years of experience working with ICT in education both in developed and developing country contexts
  • A good knowledge of Competency Based Approach in general and in ICT in education in particular
  • Excellent knowledge of English. A good knowledge of French would be an important asset.

UNESCO is inviting written proposals from Individual Consultants; for the work assignment described in attachment A. Your proposal and any supporting documents must be in English.
Your written should comprise:
(a) A Technical Proposal consisting of - an up to date curriculum vitae, and - an approach and methodology for the assignment, a work plan and comments on the Terms of Reference if any (in brief).
(b) The amount to be charged for the assignment (without all travel missions’ costs that we will be covered by the IBE-UNESCO), which should be quoted in US dollars or in euros only.
Your proposal, quoting reference number: 2016-17_consultant_ESQAF-ICT, should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (18:00) on 15 April 2016. The e-mail address
E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.
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