Individual Consultant: Material Development on New Normalcy (National Position)

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 2 June 2020

Job Description

Objectives of the Consultancy
This consultancy is to develop psychosocial support materials for children and their families and preschool teachers to cope with the COVID pandemic by

  1. Developing scripts for animation video to support families and children to establish developmentally appropriate daily routines and become ready for new normalcy after COVID
  2. Identifying and adapting 4 story books that build children’s resilience
  3. Developing training materials for psychosocial support to preschool teachers along with lesson plan
  4. Delivering on-line training to preschool teachers on psychosocial support

Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Tasks 1: Develop scripts to support families and children to establish developmentally appropriate daily routines and become ready for new normalcy after COVID
i) Breathing exercise, (1.5 min)
ii) Good nutrition, (1.5 min)
iii ) Positive disciplining (1.5 min)
iv) Physical exercise, (1.5 min)
v) Positioning for feeding, (1.5 min)
vi) Socio emotional development of children (1.5 min),
vii) Child led play (pretend play) (1.5 min)
viii) Developmentally appropriate daily routine activities with children at home (1.5 minute*7 sessions) for animation video

Tasks 2: Identify and adapt 4 story books that build children’s resilience (copy right permission included)

Tasks 3: Develop training materials for psychosocial support to preschool teachers (30 min * 8 sessions) along with lesson plan

Tasks 4: Deliver on-line training to preschool teachers on psychosocial support (30 min * 8 sessions)

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:
The consultancy is expected to be conducted by a qualified professional who has experience building capacity of the teacher trainers of civil society organizations. At a minimum, the consultant is expected to meet the following qualifications:

  • At least Bachelor degree, (Master is an asset), in one of the following fields is required: pedagogy, sociology, child development, or other relevant technical fields
  • More than 5 years of experience in early childhood development programmes in Myanmar
  • Demonstrate expertise on development of training designs using adult education principles and multimedia
  • Demonstrate experience developing communication materials
  • Demonstrate experience adapting story books of good quality
  • Able to show examples of similar work done for past clients;
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver on time and with exceptional results;
  • Capable of working in sensitive situations and under tight deadlines;

Closing Date: Tue Jun 09 2020 01:25:00 GMT+0800 (China Standard Time)

About the Organization

UNICEF is out to change the world for children vaccination by vaccination, blanket by blanket, biscuit by biscuit, book by book. In most of America, these things are considered completely ordinary. But in many parts of the developing world, they can save a child's life. UNICEF is unique among world organizations and unique among those working with young people. As a global movement, we use our authority to influence decision makers and diverse partners to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. In 155 countries and territories, UNICEF's field staff uses hard-won expertise to meet the challenges facing children and those who care for them. Our history has given us a profound understanding of development and the importance of child health, education, equality and protection in advancing humanity. All that we do helps children realize their full potential. In support of UNICEF's work, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF focuses on five major priorities: education, emergencies, HIV/AIDS, immunization and malnutrition.

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