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International Inclusive Education Specialist
|Location :||Baku, AZERBAIJAN|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 (one) year|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The overall objective of this Action is to increase access to inclusive vocational programs to children and youth with disabilities tailored to their developmental needs. The main target groups of the Action are:
1. Children, Youth and adults with disabilities with formal education background from special schools;
2. Youth without disabilities interested to get involved in vocational training on the arts and crafts;
3. Trainers and special educators involved into the educational process;
4. Staff of the Icherisheher (Old City) Centre for Traditional Art (ICTA) and selected special schools.
The major outcome of the Action will result in the creation of a VET Centre accessible for people with disabilities and ensure its responsiveness to the labour market needs.
Teachers and instructors recruited for this project will be equipped with knowledge and skills to teach the youth with disabilities together with the youth without disabilities.
Project activities benefiting these target groups will be vocational arts and crafts program adjusted to youth with disabilities that will equip them with competitive and marketable skills. The project will contribute to the promotion of the inclusive vocational education model and the provision of equal opportunities for people with the disabilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
International Inclusive Education Specialist will be responsible for the provision of the expertise in piloting vocational arts and crafts programs for the youth with disabilities internationally including:
The ultimate role of the expert is to share expertise in implementation of inclusive vocational programs with practical recommendations on lessons learned, expected challenges and strategies to overcome them.
Detailed provision of monitoring and progress controls, including reporting requirements, frequency, format and deadlines;
Monitoring and progress control will be conducted by the project team in consultation with the UNDP Programme Advisor.
Reporting, its frequency, format and deadlines will be done in accordance with the deliverables shown above.
Terms and Conditions for provision of services;
The assignment will be a combination of field and home-based works.
International Inclusive Education Specialist is expected to have minimum of 3 flights to Azerbaijan (4 days each, 12 days in total). Additional trips may take place in accordance with the project work plan and this trip will be covered by the project in addition to the budget proposal submitted by the expert according to the rules and regulations of UNDP. He/She is expected to be available for audio and video conference calls, emails and work on the documents provide written feedback, recommendations, comments on reviewed curriculum materials, Individual Development Plans in accordance with the timetable provided by the Project Management Team.
The Expert will report to the Project management unit and UNDP CO Azerbaijan. The payment will be a lump-sum payment inclusive of consultancy fee, DSAs for in-country full consultancy days, round-trip tickets and concomitant terminal expenses.
The consultant should take into consideration the DSA rates in the country based on UNDP rules (129 USD in Baku).
Interested candidates, along with their technical proposal, will have to submit their financial proposal by taking into account those expected travels, and showing in their financial proposals breakdown of financial expenses for consultancy fee.
The National Consultant has to provide:
NOTE: The applicants shall combine and upload all their documents as one pdf file.
Required Skills and Experience