Consultant - In-service Teacher Education (Re-advertised)


Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Yangon

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Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 14-JUL-2024


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



UNESCO is actively involved in the Global Partnership for Education- Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (GPE-ESPIG) program. The primary objective of the GPE-ESPIG program is to ensure that the most marginalized children, including those who are out-of-school or at risk of dropping out, gain access to quality learning opportunities. These opportunities are crucial for them to acquire relevant skills, build resilience, continue their education, and enhance their overall well-being. The GPE-ESPIG program consists of three key components: 
•    Access: The program focuses on facilitating safe and equitable access to learning for children and youth in Myanmar. 
•    Quality: The program aims to ensure quality teaching and learning experiences for children and youth in Myanmar. This involves strengthening the capacities of education personnel and fostering context-responsive, equity-focused learning resources and modalities that adapt to the evolving situation. 
•    System Strengthening: The program places emphasis on strengthening systems, management, coordination, and monitoring related to education in Myanmar. 
As the Grant Agents (GAs) for this initiative, UNESCO, in collaboration with other national and international partners, will work collectively to ensure that children and youth in Myanmar re-engage in quality, meaningful, inclusive, and gender-responsive learning. It specifically focuses on creating safe and protective environments, with a particular emphasis on supporting the most vulnerable learners. 
To achieve these initiatives, UNESCO Myanmar is looking for an Individual consultant to provide the programmatic support to the implementation of the project activities under in-service teacher education.

Long Description

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok (hereinafter called UNESCO Bangkok), the direct supervision of the Head of UNESCO Antenna Office in Yangon and day to day supervision of Project Officer, the Individual Consultant will perform the following tasks:
•    Support quality assurance of the course contents, blog posts, recordings/videos of the content, and translated materials, documents and contents; 
•    Provide the support for the online modules development process and online course creation at e-learning platform which includes uploading the materials onto the e-learning platform and creating/ editing the quiz and testing the online courses;
•    Prepare and organize the virtual or face-to-face trainings/workshops/webinars for the implementation of project activities including the logistical and administrative support;
•    Participate and/or facilitate in the virtual or face-to-face trainings/workshops/webinars and provide the necessary support;
•    Follow up and communicate with the participants and beneficiaries of the activities to ensure timely and smooth implementation of project activities;
•    Manage the private Facebook groups/Professional learning groups and regularly update with activities and announcements;
•    Provide informal translation of English-Myanmar or Myanmar-English for project-related documents including public communication materials, articles, documents and blog posts in the activities organized;
•    Provide support in monitoring of project activities, including data collection, analysis of data, and updating of the data;
•    Explore strategies to increase the number of active users within Professional learning groups;
•    Monitor group engagement and encourage participation, discussions, and knowledge sharing among Professional learning groups members;
•    Participate and contribute at the weekly meeting and provide the updated information; 
•    Keep an up‐to‐date, daily record of the work online and make it available for UNESCO to oversee the progress; and 
•    Undertake any other activities as requested by the Head of Myanmar Project Office. 

Long Description

All deliverables must be submitted with original, editable files, as well as high‐resolution versions of final products (if applicable) to the responsible officer;
1.    Progress report on the achievements and challenges encountered in delivering the outputs related to the work assignment with translated communication materials, articles, documents and blog posts by 31 July 2024.
2.    Progress report on the achievements and challenges encountered in delivering the outputs related to the work assignment with translated communication materials, articles, documents and blog posts by 30 August 2024.
3.    A final report summarizing the activities carried out, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt over the contract period with translated communication materials, articles, documents and blog posts by 30 September 2024.


COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


Education and experience:
•    At least Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution in education or a related field;
•    A minimum 2 years of relevant work experience; and
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills to interact effectively with different team members, and stakeholders.



•    Excellent knowledge of English and Burmese. 


•    Master’s degree in a related field;
•    Familiarity with common office ICT productivity tools;
•    Intermediate proficiency in written and spoken English; 
•    Experience in translation and in the education field and/or training provision;
•    Initiative, self-motivated, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
•    Working experience with International Organizations, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs.


Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now” and complete the Employment History form (Word document) in "Employment History Form / My Documents." Before uploading the document, at the end of the Word document, please insert the extra pages with the following required information. Upload all documents as a single PDF document in place of the Employment History Form.

a)    A cover letter (in English) clearly referencing “National Consultant- In-Service Teacher Education” and indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment:
b)    An up-to-date CV, with expected monthly salary and contact details including telephone numbers and email address; and 
c)    The contact details of the three referees.

UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in terms of the criteria in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization the best value for money.

•    Only applications providing the information requested in the application procedure will be considered.
•    Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

•    Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process. 
•    Please submit your application through SuccessFactors. 


Please note that all candidates 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.

The evaluation of candidates 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 candidates.

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


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.