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The UN Women Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt intends to engage professional language teacher(s) on a part-time basis as individual contractors. Working hours vary depending on the number of classes offered in a given term. A typical course schedule may include 1-2 60-minute sessions per week for a term.

Objective of the Assignment:

To promote multilingualism and to help staff develop more effective work-related communication skills in English, Arabic and French.

Devoirs et responsabilités

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching English, Arabic and/or French as a foreign or second language to learners at all levels and for all skills & adjusting curriculum to meet the needs of learners & organizational goals;
  • Manage the learning programme through developing lesson plans, overall schedule, materials and evaluation measures (course projects, continuous assessments tasks etc) for each class; sharing the course work in advance with students through a defined online platform;
  • Leading scheduled in-class sessions and supervising activities using a variety of instructional methods serving to enhance students' ability to learn, and creating an energetic, engaged environment; making necessary adjustments based on students’ understanding and response;
  • If necessary, conduct supplemental virtual learning sessions by using a defined online meeting platform and equipment;
  • Reinforcing learning by giving assignments and activities to students to be completed outside of the classroom;
  • Facilitating and engaging actively in class discussions, ensuring that all students are participating and interacting with one another. Using opportunities to shape discussion, and answering specific questions raised by students;
  • Maintain attendance & grading records and perform other learning and administrative tasks;
  • Display effective classroom management in organization of lessons, presentation, interaction with students, and content knowledge and relevance;
  • Carrying out needs analyses and designing special-purpose courses to meet specific needs as requested by the RO;
  • Produce monthly progress reports to be shared with RO HR unit;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.



  • Develop a language learning plan & schedule

Within 1 week of engagement

  • Produce monthly progress reports & end of learning term report to be shared with RO HR unit.

Monthly/End of term

  • Produce attendance & grading records

Weekly/as per course



Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies

  • Strong background in teaching adult learners at different levels;
  • Ability to engage learners during in-person and virtual learning environment:
  • Ability to develop and manage a learning programme.

Qualifications et expériences requises


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) or First level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in language teaching, languages, linguistics, education or related field, or relevant diploma/certification in the teaching of foreign language.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience in teaching a foreign language (English, Arabic, and/or French) to adult learners, curriculum development & conducting assessments preferably in an occupational/institutional setting is required;
  • Experience in teaching learners at all levels from beginners to advanced (equivalent to UN Levels UN I, UN II, and UN III in the United Nations Language Framework) is highly desired;
  • Experience in developing specialized courses is an asset.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, Arabic, and/or French is required.


Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work (if available).
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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