Consultantancy: Emergency Education Specialist

Job Type:Casual
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective:  Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Chief of Education the Consultant will be required to provide technical assistance and support on emergency preparedness and response in line with UNICEF’s revised Core Commitment for Children (CCCs).

Activities and Tasks:  

  1. Coordination and Communication - Support coordination of Education in Emergencies activities nationally through co-leadership of the Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiE WG) in partnership with the Save the Children and the Ministry of Education; contribute to the EiE WG activities, including information management; ensure synergy with other sectors
  2. Programme development - Work with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and UNHCR at the national and county levels to mainstream refugee education through the development of policy and planning; and the development of integrated education services in Kalobeyei settlement.
  3. Technical Leadership - Provide technical leadership internally on Education in Emergencies: continuously update strategies and action plans; and monitor implementation of activities, with a focus on Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps
  4. Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Advocacy to Identify advocacy issues affecting refugee education Develop funding proposals for Education in Emergencies, including refugee education, based on a robust situation analysis, and as guided by the Chief of Education


Work relationships:  The consultant need to work closely with UNICEF field and country office education team, Save the children, UNHCR, MoE and Implementing partners and cross sectors in UNICEF. 



  1. Building capacity of stakeholders on knowledge management of EiE (DRR, Peacebuilding education and Resilience)
  2. Robust monitoring system developed along with government and put in place for education in emergency and ensure availability of Si tan and data on schools affected in emergency
  3. Development and implementation of strategies with timeline as per the requirement of different donor conditionality
  4. Monitoring and evaluation of different emergency in education response programme in affected counties and school
  5. Donor reporting, proposal for new funding and documentation of best practices in peacebuilding education and resilience.
  6. Review and provide inputs for humanitarian Situation reports (Sit reps)
  7. Monitor and follow up the implementation of emergency PCAs along with partnership reviews
  8. Participate in the education cluster meetings, and other emergency education related meetings/ activities
  9. Monthly reports on the status and progress of the project handled along with way forward against the bottleneck identified.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications for the duties of the post:

  • Education: Master’s in relevant academic field (international education, international development, project management, education)
  • Relevant knowledge of Alternative Education Program, Core commitment for Children, INNE minimum standards, Knowledge on Kenya Contextualized refugee and IDP policies, frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in Emergency in Education and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated application of innovative approaches to educational policy reform, research and practice, especially for improving quality education for out-of-school children is critical.
  • 5 years of experience in relevant field

The Consultant needs to submit full financial cost inclusive of all travels cost, DSA any other cost that may be incurred in completing the assignment.


  • UNICEF will provide office space and internet facility and the consultant needs to come with its own equipment. UNICEF will also bear all the cost involved around travel and DSA to the field.
  • As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary”.
  • The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.”

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