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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning is looking for a consultat for the development of a synthesis report on culturally responsive quality education for ethnic groups in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The closing date for applications is 10 November 2018.

Location: Home-based

Duration: Part-time from November 2018 – April 2019 (approximately 22 working days)

Contract fee: EUR 7,500 

The UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is leading a research project, Lifelong learning for ethnic groups in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Towards culturally responsive development, from 2018 to 2019 involving five UNESCO Member States in Asia. This project is expected to collect and disseminate effective policies and practices of government efforts to improve the participation of ethnic groups in education, the relevance and outcomes of education and learning from schools and non-formal education, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge by ethnic groups.

In the framework of this project, the consultant shall write a comprehensive and analytical synthesis report on culturally responsive quality education for ethnic groups in five countries and carry out the following tasks in line with the research concept note (Annex 1):

  1. Provide constructive feedback on improving draft country reports submitted by national research partners in Cambodia, China (Yunnan Province), Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam (number of countries may change); see proposed outline of country report in ‘Research Concept Note’, Annex 1. Each country will submit practices for school and non-formal education in the area of culturally responsive quality education for ethnic groups.
  2. Write a synthesis report, including culturally responsive education policies and strategies, good practices and lessons learned from participating countries (min. 8,000/ max. 12,000 words).
  3. Use secondary literature, country reports and presentations available from UNESCO online sources (i.e. UNESCO Bangkok, UIL) and other sources to validate and complement information gaps in country reports and, where necessary, contact national researcher(s) for more information.
  4. In line with UNESCO’s gender equality guidelines for publications, raise specific issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality, and present sex‐disaggregated data and statistics when feasible.
  5. Follow UIL style when referencing (Annex 2).

Deliverables

  • Written feedback to draft country reports (1–2 page per country)
  • Manuscript (min. 8,000/ max. 12,000 words)

Timeframe

Late November 2018: Signing of contract

Early December 2018: Country partners submit full country reports. The consultant and UIL to provide feedback on the reports within 10 days of receipt and INRULED to consolidate the feedback and inform the country partners.

Early January 2019: Consultant submits an annotated outline of synthesis report for feedback by INRULED and UIL.

Late January 2019: Country partners submit final report.

Early February 2019:Consultant submits draft synthesis report. UIL and INRULED provide feedback.

Late February 2019: Consultant submits a revised manuscript.

March 2019: UIL Editorial Board reviews the manuscript.

31 April 2016: Consultant submits a final manuscript, if required by UIL.

An expert meeting with the authors of country reports may take place in early 2019. The consultant may have to travel to participate in the meeting and present a draft synthesis report for discussion. A lump sum for the most direct and economy-class airfare will be added to the contract fee. The organizers will cover costs for local accommodation and meals.

Qualifications and requirements

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate should have:

  • previously published texts on the education of ethnic minorities and culturally responsive education;
  • familiarity with the complex issues of ethnic minority groups in South-East Asia and Yunnan Province, China;
  • relevant work experience in promoting culturally relevant quality education for ethnic minorities;
  • a critical understanding of education policy-making at national level and with a lifelong learning perspective;
  • excellent knowledge of English and be an experienced writer able to produce concise, accessible text and provide constructive feedback to non-native writers;
  • At least a master’s degree in education or social sciences.

HOW TO APLLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their CV in English to UIL Literacy and Basic Skills Programme (uil-lbs@unesco.org)

The closing date for applications is 10 November 2018.

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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning is looking for a consultat for the development of a synthesis report on culturally responsive quality education for ethnic groups in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The closing date for applications is 10 November 2018.

  • Language of event: English

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