Consultancy – Developing Preschool Educational Pedagogical Coaching Handbook, Beijing, China

Job Number: 521484 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: China
Work Type : Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an education

Teachers’ pedagogical coaching activities are regarded as an effective way to build up teachers’ professional capacity. In 2018, the Chinese Government issued a policy document in which it emphasizes the importance of improving preschool education pedagogical coaching systems. However, in China, there is no existing guidance or handbook to support local ECD focal points or kindergartens on how to do pedagogical coaching activities. Therefore, there is a need for writing up a handbook of preschool education pedagogical coaching activities that could be used by ECD project focal points or kindergartens in UNICEF pilot areas. This will improve the quality of pedagogical coaching activities, promote teaching quality and sustain quality improvement, and potentially benefit teachers and children beyond UNICEF programmes through professional exchange.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop a handbook on preschool educational pedagogical coaching activities. The handbook will include the general principles and methods of conducting pedagogical coaching activities, but also ten important kindergarten quality themes which ECD focal points or kindergartens could follow step-by-step in their own contexts. The handbook needs a rural perspective.

For more details on the assignment, please see the full Terms of Reference at Download File ToR for pedagogical coaching handbook.pdf 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in early childhood education and development with research background in early childhood education;
  • At least 10 years of working experience in early childhood education and research;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in conducting preschool education pedagogical coaching activities.
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Previous experience in/with the UN, including knowledge of UN/UNICEF programme and operations, policies and procedures an asset;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.

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, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Opening Date Wed Apr 17 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间) China Standard Time
Closing Date Wed May 01 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0800 (中国标准时间)