National Consultant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Consultant to Support Coordination, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning Passport Platform Initiative

Job No: 554795
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Consultant
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Education
Duration: 11.5 months

For every child, Education
How can you make a difference?

  • The Learning Passport, a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft, Cambridge, and supported by the Boston Consulting Group, has been established to
    • Provide local, contextualized content with a supplementary library of global content, mapped together via research by Cambridge;
    • Provide a platform to serve this content to children and youth online or offline, via a platform being developed by Microsoft, and
    • With an individualized record of learning for a user, that is portable across physical and digital borders.
  • The Learning passport, as an extraordinary emergency response, will create country-level sites available that would like to make access to curriculum and learning materials available for students with connectivity both at school and at home.
  • The envisioned digital platform aims to enhance continued engagement with families and parents on learning at home by providing practical resources and materials that can be applied in home settings.
  • The envisioned digital platform aims to enhance continued engagement with families and parents on learning at home by providing practical resources and materials that can be applied in home settings.
  • Its second aim is to strengthen professional development opportunities and facilitate collaboration between educators at preschool, primary and secondary education levels, and other staff on sharing ideas, best practices and activities that can be implemented in schools.
  • COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique challenge for Nigeria’s education system and the emerging situation is going to transform the way public education is being delivered ever before.
  • With this new normal, education system both private and public is being prepared to deliver blended form of classroom- both face-to-face and through using online digital platforms.
  • In Nigeria, there have been efforts by governments, private sector and key education stakeholders to promote continued learning and bridge potential learning gaps.
  • These efforts range from large-scale, low-tech solutions that do not require internet-enabled devices (radio and television), to high tech alternatives (virtual classrooms, video conferencing, animated lessons and online resources libraries) that require internet-enabled devices.
  • In short, while the key focus of this initiative is to improve the quality and ensure continuity of learning for children whose education has been disrupted by emergencies, the medium and long-term goal is to help establish a quality system of online and offline education, collaboration and support to children and parents.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or higher) in Computer Science / Education preferably in Curriculum Design and Alternative Learning Program, or any other Social Science Degree
  • A First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.


  • At least five years of professional work experience in IT development and education technology, particularly in developing countries
  • At least five years of professional work experience related to formal and non-formal education, teacher training, e-learning and distance learning.
  • At least two years of proven experience developing results frameworks, data collection tools and methodologies, survey instruments, using platform analytics, and overseeing large-scale data collection
  • At least two years of demonstrable experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data visualization (reports and dashboards) and use for decision-making
  • At least two years of proven experience in project management/programme coordination, involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Extensive experiences (at least two years) in deployment of learning management system and/or digital learning programme in large scale
  • Excellent knowledge of information management systems.
  • Familiarity with digital learning design and principles of inclusive technology design, namely Universal Design for Learning
  • Familiarity with impact evaluation methodologies
  • Work with UN/UNICEF or other international organization would be considered as an asset.


  • Excellent oral and written communications in English required. Consultant should be at ease in presentations and meetings with different high-level stakeholders and officials.

Other competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in coordination and supervisions is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure .

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
  • The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
  • Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.
  • It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.


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