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

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Job deadline: September 14, 2020
Job title / Position title: Consultancy to produce situation study on Education and Culture to Advance SDGs in Egypt
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location / City: Cairo
Languages: Arabic and English
Job grade / Post level: Consultancy
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Section: Introduction

OVERVIEW / BACKGROUND Building on UNESCO vision on how education and culture intersect and can be mutually beneficial and supportive, UNESCO launches an intersectoral initiative E ducation and Culture Together in Action to Advance the SDGs. This initiative aims to assist 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).

Section: Responsibilities / Duties

WORK ASSIGNMENTS 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 on the recent, ongoing and planned national efforts in education and culture to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study will gather verified, factual information through desktop research to provide an overall picture of the subject matter. The study will assist the UNESCO Office in Cairo to prepare its input to the elaboration of the roadmap for this global initiative. In this regard, the consultant shall;

Conduct desktop research and prepare a draft situation study on the recent, ongoing and planned national efforts in education and culture to advance the SDGs in Egypt (Approx. 30 pages) and submit it to UNESCO for feedback. The draft study will cover the following areas;

  • Promotion of cultural diversity (including linguistic diversity)
  • Arts Education
  • Heritage Education (Tangible and Intangible)
  • Challenges and opportunities to be addressed
  • List of bibliography/reference (including websites) of key publications, reports and documents
  • Update the draft by integrating feedback from UNESCO, and submit the final version to UNESCO for approval.

In line with UNESCO’s overall gender mainstreaming strategy, the Individual Consultant is expected to integrate a gender perspective in all activities and apply gender-mainstreaming concepts whenever feasible.

Deliverables and Timeline

The following are documents in English to be submitted within the articulated timeline; Deliverables Timeline 1 DraG situation study for feedback 20 October 2020 2 Final situation study 31 October 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.

Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in the public administration and other related field. Minimum 10-year professional experience in the education and/or culture sector in terms of policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation. Excellent research and writing skills in English

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience in preparing policy brief and reports in education and/or culture.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS 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.

Interested individuals are invited to submit CV and cover le†er including fees and approach t ogether with a previous similar work, to UNESCO Cairo Office at the email address to [email protected] with a copy to: [email protected] & [email protected] indicating the title of this position by the deadline of 14 September 2020.

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