National Consultant for Science

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 852
Date Posted:Aug 12, 2018
Reference:KAB/ED/08/2018/012
Closing Date:Aug 17, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Consulting
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNESCO Kabul:

UNESCO Office in Kabul

Job Summary:

The consultant will be provided with secure office space while in Kabul including equipment, office stationaries,
printing, photocopying, and communication equipment.
The consultant maybe required to conduct travel within the Kabul region and to selected provinces. All official
travel is subject to UN security clearances, and will be in UN vehicles only. The UNESCO Office in Kabul will supply
the vehicle when required and other logistical support (e.g. radios). Mandatory security training (three days) is
required.
Supervisory arrangements:
The consultancy will be directly supervised by the Senior International Consultant and under the overall supervision
of the Director and Representative of the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan, the Chief of Education and the Project
Coordinator, Capacity Development for Education 2030.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Strong sensitivity and adaptability (cultural, gender, religion, race and nationality)
 Ability to interact with a wide range of high–level partners
 Excellent strategic and analytical skills.
 Excellent organizational and knowledge management skills
 Excellent communication skills, including writing and oral expression.
 Excellent computer and other IT skills.
 Strong background and familiarity with education systems in Afghanistan;
 Advanced cross-cultural communication skills;
 Proven leadership and facilitation experience in Afghanistan;
 High-level drafting and communication capacity in English, and with the national languages of
Afghanistan (Dari and Pashto).

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:
Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Teamwork
Innovation
Results focus
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide daily technical support to the science technical working groups members and coach effectively
the working groups members in order to produce science syllabi, as required;
2. Provide continuous technical support to the quality improvement of syllabus and sequence technical
working members;
3. In close collaboration with MoE, support and ensure that all the science subject members are producing
syllabi and learning materials as required by the MOE. Compile a monthly report and share with the
International consultants;
4. Support International consultants engaged for the revision and development of syllabus throughout this
consultancy assignment;
5. Guide stakeholders (MoE staff, technical working groups convened for scope and sequence
development) on making choices leading to the development of guidelines for textbook development
consistent with international best practices;
6. Build capacity of Ministry staff through collaborative engagement across all planned activities;
7. Attend weekly meeting at the MoE on regular basis and brief the participants on science subjects;
8. Provide technical translation to science subjects working area in both languages English, Dari and Pashtu
Deliverables:
A monthly deliverable achievement report detailing activities, progress made, follow up actions and any
challenges/mitigation measures which are specified under the contract duties section. Relevant annexes,
including documents produced, will be attached to the progress report.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Education
 An advanced university degree in science education with teaching/teacher training (BA, Bed, MA, MEd)
 Curriculum development qualification is an asset
Work Experience
 At least seven years of relevant work experience in teaching, teacher training, curriculum development in
science subjects;
 Technical expertise in science education;
 Curriculum development particularly in science subjects in a formal education sector;
 Teacher and teacher training experience, particularly in Afghanistan context;
 Text-book development and/or experience in developing learning materials.

Job Keywords:

National Consultant for Science
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