Consultant – Developing an online course for TVET educators on creativity [Extended]

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JOB DETAIL

 

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Russian Federation

 

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Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 22-MAY-2024

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) invites applications for a home-based individual consultant position to develop a new online teacher training course in the English language. The objective is to facilitate the use of advanced technologies to enhance creativity in teaching and learning for TVET educators.

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit of Teacher Professional Development and Networking, the Individual Consultant will design and develop an online training course for TVET educators, leveraging the potential of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and interactive multimedia tools. The course’s objective is to enable TVET educators to embrace these emerging technologies, stay updated on developments, and effectively navigate the dynamic educational landscape. Ultimately, the course aims to empower educators to nurture creativity and innovation within their classrooms.

Specifically, the consultant will also support the implementation of the Unit’s project titled “Teacher Capacity Building with AI and Digital Technologies: E-library for Teachers.”

Long Description

In particular, the Individual Consultant shall:

1. Design a TVET teacher training course centered on emerging technologies aimed at enhancing the creativity of TVET educators in teaching and learning. The course duration will span 36 academic hours, and the programme must include detailed descriptions of learning modules, methodologies for enhancing teachers’ innovative capacity, academic workload, instructional approaches, and specifications for both formative and summative assessments. Submit the preliminary programme of the course to UNESCO IITE by June 28, 2024.
2. Following the approval of the preliminary program by UNESCO IITE, develop a comprehensive TVET teacher training course encompassing textual materials, tutorials, visuals, and both formative and summative assessments centered around specific themes. Additionally, develop templates for the Certificate of Attendance and Certificate of Completion. Prepare multimedia learning resources like videos and presentations with audio feedback to complement the tutorials, alongside text-based materials. Prepare interim assessments following each course module. Submit all course materials to UNESCO IITE by September 15, 2024.
3. Upon approval of all the abovementioned materials by UNESCO IITE, share all the course materials in high quality for the uploading onto the E-library for teachers’ platform. Once the course tutorials and learning resources are uploaded onto the platform, arrange at least two workshops and two trial runs of the course with TVET teachers to check the educational effectiveness of the course materials by November 1, 2024. Additionally, organize a webinar featuring field experts delivering keynote speeches followed by a panel discussion on topics related to the course theme. Submit presentation files, concept notes, and video recordings of the workshops and webinar, along with the list of participating field experts and course trainees, and feedback of the workshops in the form of a 5-page written report before November 20, 2024. Make the required changes to the course based on the obtained feedback by December 2, 2024.
4. Following the official launch of the new online course, ensure adequate outreach efforts are made to increase visibility and engage the target audience in the training. This includes publishing an invitation to enroll in the course on the organization’s website and distributing information about the training course across various networks. Share details of the course with a minimum of 20 global TVET teacher networks and teacher training institutions. Submit the proof of invitations to UNESCO IITE by November 20, 2024.
5. Prepare a summary report on the work performed, including specification of the conducted activities and obligations, expert observations, highlights and lessons learned, and comprehensive recommendations. Submit the report to UNESCO IITE before December 2, 2024.

Long Description

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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• University degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in education, instructional design, educational technology, or a related field.

Work Experience
• At least 5 years of relevant experience at both national and international levels, actively contributing to educational projects aimed at enhancing the competencies of TVET educators.
• Experience in designing and facilitating advanced training sessions and educational materials tailored for educators, delivered through face-to-face, online, or blended formats.
• Experience in utilizing digital innovations and e-learning platforms to advance refinement of teaching skills and expertise.

Skills/Competencies
• Competence in employing a variety of educational technologies and resources to develop captivating and interactive course materials.
• Proficiency in articulating complex concepts with clarity and precision.
• Ability to evaluate the course’s efficiency and responsiveness to educators’ input.
• Diligent focus on details and a proactive approach to meeting contract’s deadlines.

Languages
• Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• Academic credentials, including post-graduate programs, advanced training, and professional development courses, specifically focused on enhancing TVET teacher capacity and/or fostering creativity development.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should complete the on-line application, download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:
• A Technical Proposal comprising: 1) Statement indicating how the candidate’s qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment; 2) Approach (narrative description of contemplated assignment-specific activities) the candidate would adopt to carry out the assignment.
• A Financial Proposal in USD to be charged for the assignment.

Applications submitted without Technical and Financial proposals will not be considered.

Additional Information:
This is a home-based consultancy, no relocation to the Russian Federation is required.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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Moscow, Russia
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