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General

Description of assignment title: Digital Content Curation

Assignment country: Egypt

Expected start date: 10/10/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 4. Quality education

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Cairo

Details

Mission and objectives

UNICEF work in Egypt is focused on promoting sustainable development with multidimensional equity for children, embodying the fair chance for every child principle. In line with national priorities, UNICEF work in Egypt focuses on Early Childhood Development bridging the first 1000 days through the first years of formal education, as a key means by which multiple threats to children may be addressed through cross-sectoral linkages. The expected results of UNICEF’s work in Egypt will contribute to national efforts and priorities and the 2030 National Sustainable Development Strategy; as well as the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF 2018-2022). UNICEF’s programme in Egypt contributes to strengthen the knowledge base for more child-sensitive social protection, and improve three fundamental elements of the early childhood years (health, nutrition and development). UNICEF’s work on learning and protection covers all children of all ages, focusing on the most vulnerable children, children with disabilities and adolescent girls.

Context

The Learning Passport is a global partnership between UNICEF and Microsoft created to ad-dress the challenges faced by over 30 million children and youth who are displaced or affected by crisis. It aims to help them continue their learning through access to quality education. As part of UNICEF’s pandemic response, the previously developed Learning Passport platform for migrant, refugee and displaced children was expanded to selected countries outside these contexts to mitigate learning loss. The platform is designed to be used by learners, teachers, and parents/caregivers for both learning and teaching purposes. Learning Passport allows us-ers to choose the level of content they are interested in based on their grade or area of spe-cialization. Course materials including curriculums, textbooks and videos and interactive learn-ing materials are planned to be available on the platform. Learning Passport will be available in Egypt in two different yet related modality (Online & Offline). LP- Egypt team is working with UNICEF Implementing Partners on the promotion and scaling up on the existing Learning Passport Platform for children on the move and provide technical assistance and capacity building where necessary

Task description

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Curate Digital Content for LP (online/offline): – Fill gaps in Learning Passport content strategy as a part of learning strategy developed by UNICEF-Egypt. – Find and Select digital content relevant for MoETE Non-Formal Education to sup-port Results/Expected Outputs – Organize the digital content on LP to meet a particular need available content. 2. Coordinate and implement the UNICEF developed digital content upload guidelines 3. Upload the curated content on the learning Passport-Egypt 4. Pullout statistical data on content usage and user analysis 5. Follow up on any contextualization and development of relevant content. 6. Provide a weekly report on the dedicated tasks

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

3 years of experience in education, Early childhood education, digital Education and content development, in addition to:

  • Familiarity of digital learning theories, e-content development, and learning platforms is an asset
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Background knowledge or interest in digital content curation and/or evaluation is an asset.

Area(s) of expertise

Education, Development programmes

Driving license

Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Required Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Education, Digital Education or any related field

Competencies and values

Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Building Trust Commitment and Motivation Communication Creativity Entegrity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Self-Management Technological Awareness Working in Teams

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The duty station will be Cairo, which is a family duty station with a wide range of services (health, education and leisure) and good living conditions. Cairo (and Egypt) has long been a center of the region’s political and cultural life, with high levels of tourism. Like other similar cities, Cairo offers good quality of life in terms of access to shopping centres, banks, medical services, educational facilities, cultural events, etc. The Arab Republic of Egypt has a unique geographical position in Northeast Africa, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, on the Mediterranean and Red Sea, and its connection to Sub Saharan Africa through the Nile Valley. The country is defined by desert and the Nile, the longest river on Earth. Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. With over 90 million inhabitants, two-thirds of which are below 30 years, Egypt is Africa’s third most populous country after Nigeria and Ethiopia and has the highest population in the Arab world’s most densely populated areas, especially in greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta. The country has witnessed significant political and economic changes since 2011. Through this transition, which includes periods of political unrest, the main income sources of the economy have been negatively impacted, particularly in the tourism sector, as well as revenues from the Suez Canal, oil and remittances from Egyptians working abroad, affected by the global economy. However, with the current political stability, tourism is getting improved, and touristic activities are going back to normal. UN staffs are not directly targeted in Egypt and for the most are vulnerable to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is recommended to keep dwell time in the immediate vicinity of military, police and other promi-nent official installations to the minimum.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers 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 recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments 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 appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers 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 contracts.