Early Education Consultant – UNICEF ECCD Longitudinal Study

Philippines
Apply by 2 June 2018
Posted on 3 May 2018

Job Description

Early Education Consultant – UNICEF ECCD Longitudinal Study

The International Programs (INPRO) Department at NORC at the University of Chicago seeks an Early Education Consultant for a proposal response for the UNICEF Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Longitudinal Study. The work will be part-time over a period of 1 year and can be conducted remotely.

ECCD longitudinal study is currently a 4-year long learning outcome cohort study, tracing over 4,000 children who were at kindergarten grade in 2015 in 9 selected local government units at four different timings (Round 1: beginning kinder, Round 2: end of kinder, Round 3: end of Grade 1, Round 4: end of Grade 2). The main aim of the study is to inform the relevant early child development & early learning and education sector agencies and policies through generation and analysis of high quality evidence around children’s learning experiences and growth over time.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject-matter expertise on the Philippines education system, curriculum, assessment system and social, geographical, linguistic and cultural characteristics;
  • Working with other team members, review and comment on survey materials, with a particular focus on its content as it relates to the Philippines education system;
  • Participate in enumerator training for the survey;
  • Provide input for the analysis of the data, specifically providing expertise on the interpretation of data pertaining to psychometric analysis and the Filipino context.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education (or career/experience equivalent);
  • Experience with quantitative methods, including longitudinal data;
  • Deep understanding of the Philippines education system, curriculum, assessment system and social, geographical, linguistic and cultural characteristics;
  • Experience providing technical support and capacity enhancement to government officials is preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Fluency in Tagalog and other Filipino local languages;
  • Knowledge of psychometric analysis using longitudinal data is preferred; and
  • Previous experience with UNICEF-funded projects and knowledge of UNICEF’s policies, standards, guidance, and protocols is preferred.

Interested candidates should email a CV to Tesfaselassie-Sewit@norc.org. Please also contact us at this email with any questions or clarifications.

About INPRO:

INPRO was established in 2005, and works on impact and performance evaluations, surveys, and qualitative data collection, among other research activities throughout the developing world. Our research covers a range of sectors including education and training, child and youth well-being, democracy and governance, agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure, housing, finance, and health. Since its establishment, INPRO has implemented projects in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Qatar, Republic of Georgia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia.

About the Organization

About NORC

A Tradition of Excellence

As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.

A Passion for Innovation

NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.

A Commitment to Collegiality

NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

For more information, please visit www.norc.org.

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