Consultancy: Consultant, Learning Passport Coordinator – Education Section, PD, NYHQ – Req # 534703


Job no: 534703
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Education, Consultancy

Vacancy Announcement: Learning Passport Coordinator

Section/Division/Duty Station: Education/PD/NYHQ

Duration: 1 October 2020 – 15 September 2021 (11.5 months full-time, 248 working days)


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.


Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The Learning Passport, a Learning Management System developed as a partnership between UNICEF and Microsoft, with underlying research by Cambridge University, delivers digital learning experiences to children around the world, in both connected and unconnected environments. While working on the offline deployment model for unconnected learners, the program initiated an online, web-based deployment in response to the global COVID-19 emergency, as the closure of schools, institutions, and facilities resulted in the need to reach children outside of school with educational content. There are currently at least 15 countries in some stage of deployment activities.

The Learning Passport aims to improve learning outcomes of learners by offering a customizable platform to serve all means of content, from national curriculum to supplemental resources, to user groups identified by UNICEF country offices and the governments they support.

As a result of the evidenced global demand, the Learning Passport team is rapidly scaling and requires additional capacity to manage the individual deployment stages, as well as communication, implementation support, and documentation for the programme.

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the Learning Passport Global Program Manager, an individual consultant is required to provide the following services:

1.         Coordinate engagement, tracking, and reporting of Country Office Learning Passport leads who are deploying the Learning Passport.   

2.         Manage internal and external communication platforms.

3.         Assist in the onboarding of new countries, specifically engaging content uploading and population of Learning Passport instances.

4.         Assist deployment team lead in the development and dissemination of onboarding resources for CO’s staff and training tools.

5.         Participate and assist in country onboarding activities with the deployment team.

6.         Other activities needed to support the purpose of this contract.


1.         Master’s Degree in International Development, Political Science, Education, or other social science

2.         Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with some experience in the 6 main areas of the assignment

3.         Thorough understanding of Education programming and/or relevant technical fields

4.         Experience with the use of social media for development

5.         Excellent writing skills for a wide variety of purposes

6.         Extensive knowledge and experience in Excel, PowerPoint

7.         Fluency in English


–           Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials

–           Financial proposal that will include:

–           your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: 

o          travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR

o          Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable

o          Indicate your availability

–           Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.

–           At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

–           Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Advertised: 24 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 08 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time