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Jordan: National consultant for Piloting and Capacity Building on the Revised Better Parenting Programme, 6 months

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Jordan: National consultant for Piloting and Capacity Building on the Revised Better Parenting Programme, 6 months

Deadline for application: 
29 Mar 2020
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Jordan
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 
Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Innovation.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025)towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement, Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

Background:

The Better Parenting Programme (BPP) was initiated in 1996 as part of a multi-country initiative, following results from a national Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Survey which found significant knowledge gaps among parents on how to effectively promote positive child development. Given that most pre-school aged children are cared for in the home and do not attend formal early childhood education services, the goal of the BPP was to empower parents to provide a nurturing, stimulating, and protective environment at home. Development and testing of the BPP have gone through several phases, starting with a pilot initiative in 1996 to adapt global UNICEF child development resources to the Jordanian context. Following the piloting phase and based on continuous feedback collected through the field testing, the resources were revised and training manuals on key child development topics were developed by UNICEF.

Objective:

The overall objectives of the assignment are to:

  • Pilot Better Parenting Programme manuals for 0-9 and adolescents;
  • Design and delivery of Train-the-Trainer module;
  • Ensure quality cascade training and programme implementation through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring.

Deliverables:

Timeline and condition for payment

Duty station

Payment %

Phase I: Piloting of BPP manuals for 0-9 and adolescents:

1. A Plan of Action approved by UNICEF which outlines key outcomes and outputs that will be achieved upon the successful completion of each phase; time bound and detailed activities that will performed within each phase; and M&E activities, including KPIs.

5 days from signing the contract

In English

Remotely

2. An agreed upon piloting framework and tools which set out the methodology to be used for the completion of the piloting and feedback recording exercise to get a version of the materials that is ready for roll out.

10 days from signing the contract

In English

Remotely

3. One accelerated training efficiently delivered for selected facilitators and supervisors in new BPP. *UNICEF will be responsible for the identification of 4 facilitators whom have been familiarized with the new BPP manuals.

15 days from signing the contract

Amman

15%

4. Efficient oversight and hands-on collation of piloting feedback through monitoring of sessions to review facilitator delivery and solicit feedback from parents and facilitators.

Over the period of 1.5 months

Amman, Irbid, Madaba

5. Revision of materials:

  • Summary report of piloting findings;
  • Incorporation of findings from piloting to develop final draft of materials;
  • Submission of final materials approved by UNICEF.

2.5 months from signing the contract

Remotely

20%

Phase II: Design and delivery of Train-the-Trainer module:

6. A Train-the-Trainer module approved by UNICEF.

2.5 months from signing the contract

Remotely

7. Selection criteria and performance evaluation for the trainers approved by UNICEF.

2.5 months from signing the contract

Remotely

8. One TOT efficiently delivered to a core cadre of skilled facilitators drawn from the various implementing partners, who will be the first to deliver BPP and be responsible in future for ongoing training and supporting of facilitators.

3 months from signing the contract

Amman

9. Final version of TOT package approved by UNICEF.

4 months from signing the contract

Remotely

25%

Phase III: Ensure quality cascade training and programme implementation through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring:

Coaching and mentoring efficiently provided to selected trainers to ensure proper delivery of the BPP training.

3.5 months from signing the contract

North, Central, South Regions

Feedback is efficiently provided verbally and in-writing (using templates specifically created for this purpose) to improve the trainers’ performance in delivering the training.

15%

Coaching and mentoring efficiently provided to facilitators and volunteers in selected locations to ensure proper implementation of the BPP sessions.

5 months from signing the contract

North, Central, South Regions

Feedback is efficiently is provided verbally and in-writing (using templates specifically created for this purpose) to improve the facilitators’ performance in conducting the sessions.

15%

Final report with recommendations approved by UNICEF.

5 days prior to contract end date

In English

Remotely

10%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in social science field is required. A degree in childhood development, phycology, or education is highly desirable/an asset;
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in capacity building, training, programme design, programme evaluation in childhood and/or protection related areas is required. Proven relevant experience in ECD and adolescents is highly desirable/an asset;
  • Relevant experience in programme development/capacity building/programme evaluation in parenting support programmes, child protection, ECD and related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset;
  • Fluency in Arabic is required. Knowledge of English is highly desirable;
  • Have the ability to conduct field visits in the different regions;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions.

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  • Cover letter/application;
  • Financial quote as lump sum for professional fees, and lump sum for travel/administrative/subsistence, if applicable;
  • CV;
  • Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable;
  • Proposed methodology/approach to managing the project;
  • At least 2 Referees;
  • P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html ).

Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework: :athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=530677

Language(s) of the attached materials: 
English

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