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Consultancy to produce situation study on Education and Culture to Advance SDGs in Egypt



Building on UNESCO's vision on how education and culture intersect and can be mutually beneficial and supportive, UNESCO launches an intersectoral initiative Education and Culture Together in Action to Advance the SDGs. This initiative aims to assist the Member States in their efforts to create relevant, constructive, and productive linkages between culture and education in their respective policies and programmes in view of advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialists for Education and Culture, the Individual Consultant will prepare a situation study (in Arabic with Executive Summary in English) on the recent, ongoing and planned national efforts in education and culture to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 4 on Quality Education, in Egypt.

The study will gather verified, factual information through desktop research to provide an overview of the relevant programmes and initiatives led/owned by the Egyptian authorities that illustrate the linkages between culture and education that UNESCO is advocating.  

In this regard, the consultant shall;

  1. Conduct desktop research and prepare a draft situation study on the recent, ongoing, and planned national efforts by the Egyptian authorities in education and culture to advance the SDGs, in particular, SDG 4 on Quality Education (in Arabic with Executive Summary in English. Approx. 30 pages.) and submit it to UNESCO for feedback. The draft study will gather information on the government's programmes/initiatives including statistical information on the following focus areas with attention to vulnerable groups;
  • Arts Education
  • Museum education
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • List of bibliography/reference (including websites) of key publications, reports, and documents
Long Description
  1. Update the draft by integrating feedback from UNESCO, and submit the final version to UNESCO for approval.
  2. In line with UNESCO’s priority on Gender Equality, the Individual Consultant is expected to integrate the considerations on Gender Equality in all activities whenever feasible.

Deliverables and Timeline

The following are documents (in Arabic with Executive Summary in English) to be submitted within the articulated timeline;





Draft situation study for feedback

20 December 2020


Final situation study with UNESCO approval

31 December 2020

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
  • Master's degree in education policy, arts education, cultural policy, museum studies, and other related fields.
  • Minimum 10-year professional experiences in the education and/or culture sector in terms of policy development, planning, and evaluation.
  • Excellent research and writing skills in Arabic and English.
  • Previous experience in preparing policy brief/reports on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Please note that all applicants must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

Deadline for submitting application: 1 DECEMBER 2020 at midnight 12 AM CET

The evaluation of applicants is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of applicants.

Please note that only selected applicants will be further contacted and applicants in the final selection step may be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.