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Education Specialist – Technical Committee on Education – Part Time (Greek Speaking)
|Location :||Nicosia, CYPRUS|
|Application Deadline :||27-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months (up to 104 days part-time)|
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.
The European Commission, as part of its support to confidence building measures, initiated a new "Support to the Bi-Communal Technical Committees Facility". This support facility will seek to enable cooperation and to build confidence with a view to contributing to a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus issue.
The Bi-Communal Technical Committees were established by the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations, to address issues that affect the day-to-day life of people, through encouraging and facilitating greater interaction and understanding between the two communities.
Since 2017, the activities of the Technical Committee for Education (TCE) have mostly focused on the educational programme “Imagine”. This has brought together 3665 students and 397 teachers from more than a hundred Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot schools from all areas of Cyprus in the last two academic years (2017-2018, 2018-2019). “Imagine” takes place under the auspices of the TCE and implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
The possibility of EU funding now allows the TCE to expand its activities towards the production of lesson plans, addressed to primary and secondary education teachers.
This new project aims to: 1) create new educational material (30 model lesson plans) and 2) encourage teachers to share high-quality lesson plans they have already created. All lesson plans will be based on the TCE’s mandate to: ‘Create and distribute specialized educational materials that promote peacebuilding, intercultural dialogue, human rights education, and anti-racist education.’
The production of new educational material is important because it will gather for the first time quality educational materials—based on principles of the Council of Europe and UNESCO—that promote peacebuilding, intercultural dialogue, human rights education, and anti-racist education in both communities. Some of this material already exists but it is scattered and unorganized; other has to be created from scratch. This project will mobilise existing knowledge and expertise across both communities to put together a pilot package of lesson plans that will constitute the basis for further work in the future.
For aim #1, the TCE will employ experts to create the educational material from scratch. The same experts will be in charge of aim #2, by reaching out to teachers in order to share material they have already created which broadly conforms to the principles above, the editing of such material where required, and its translation.
Within this context, UNDP is seeking two local consultants to support the project. Both must be fluent in English, and one also in Greek while the other in Turkish.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of Programme and Communications Analyst and direct supervision of the ?CE, the education consultants will;
The following deliverables are expected from the consultancy for part-time work:
Planning & Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Evaluation / Selection Process:
All applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interview) – 70% of total evaluation– max. 70 points
CV review: 40 points:
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 28 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview.
Interview/Written Test (written test is optional): 30 points
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from both the CV and interview (49 out of 70) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Monthly payable upon submission of the monthly; certification of payment form, time-sheet and the monthly report upon approval of UNDP.
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.