Position: International Consultant: To support development of Multilingual Education Action Plan 2024-2028 (MEAP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (UNICEF)__Deadline:24-February

Job no: 570253
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh
Level: Consultancy
Location: Cambodia
Categories: Education

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. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, education.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference? 

The ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) has concluded the implementation of the current MEAP 2019-2023 with achievements and results, including capacity development of Special Education Department (SED) and provincial office of education’s officials (POE) in MLE programme management, and implementation of teacher training (in-service and pre-services). Despite these achievements, there are still challenges and bottlenecks that need to be addressed in the coming years. It is time that MoEYS develop the next five-year plan, MEAP 2024-2028 to give a road map in further improving access and quality of the MLE programme to benefit more Indigenous ethnic minority children in Cambodia. There is a need of technical expert or an international consultant to provide effective and technical supports for the ministry on this work.           

Under the overall guidance and in consultation with UNICEF education section, the international consultant provides technical support for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) to develop a five-year Multilingual Education Action Plan (MEAP 2024-28). The plan will shape a roadmap that includes key strategic priorities to help MoEYS to deliver inclusive quality education for the children from ethnic indigenous minority communities through a mother-tongue based education model known as Multilingual Education (MLE).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Advanced University Degree in education, language development/ linguistics, or another related technical field of study.
  • A Minimum 8 years of professional experience working in multilingual education, language development/ linguistics, and/or social development, research.  
  • Relevant experience at international/national level in mother tongue-based education related issues and assignments.
  • Experience in policy, national and strategic plan development.
  • Experience in qualitative research, ability to conceptualize development issues, high-quality technical and analytical reports.
  • Work experience in Southeast Asian Countries and Cambodia is an asset.
  • Work Experience with/ at communities particularly with Indigenous ethnic minority communities is an asset.  
  • Excellent writing skills in English language.
  • Computer literacy, digital skills and presentation skills.

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy in this attachment:

Download File ToR Consultancy to support MEAP tms.pdf

Download File Financial offer template.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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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