Consultancy

Youth consultant on CSE/LSE matters

22 September 2017

UNFPA Mongolia Country Office

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, is inviting prospective individuals to provide consultancy services.

Consultancy:

Youth consultant on CSE/LSE matters

Duration:

3 months until 31 December 2017

 

 

Issue date:               

14 Sept 2017

Deadline date:

22 Sept 2017, 12:00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time

Introduction
The Youth Development Programme (YDP) (2013-2017), which has been funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Government of Luxembourg, Oyu Tolgoi, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and jointly implemented by the Government of Mongolia and UNFPA, has been delivered in the last four years with the aims to build the resilience of young women and men, reduce their vulnerabilities to gender-based violence, unplanned pregnancies, STIs and HIV, and increase their capacity to benefit from Mongolia’s rapid socio-economic change, particularly related to intensified extractive industries. Mongolia had a stand-alone health education curriculum since 1998, developed with the technical support of UNFPA, WHO, and other UN agencies. The Health Education Standard and the Health Education Strategy (2010- 2015) were developed and approved in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Some studies demonstrated a positive change in the reproductive health indicators for young people in the short term following the introduction of a health curriculum that included CSE in schools. When the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (MECS) launched an education reform in 2012, decisions were made to integrate the health education contents into various subjects, as opposed to having one stand-alone health education subject. An assessment on the extent to which health subjects including CSE have been integrated in the curriculum was conducted in 2016, and concluded that the integration of health education content was done to some extent, but not fully, and that the current curriculum does not meet the needs of young people to receive complete and accurate sexuality education as defined by international guidelines.

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical and logistical support to the international consultant on CSE/LSE, and follow up on the implementation of key recommendations of the CSE assessment of 2016, and provide technical inputs into key documents resulting from the life skills education component of the Youth Development Programme (2013-2017). .

Description of services required

  • Supporting the work of the international consultant who is tasked to train the national core group of experts and support the development of the CSE content for the health education subject as part of the government-introduced curriculum model/ design. He or she will be responsible for translation of training materials and provide logistical support in the organization of trainings;
  • Supporting the development of a new life skills-based health education strategy or policy document, and/or standard with key stakeholders;
  • Providing technical inputs into the relevant sections of the the operational guideline and regulations for Life Skills education halls and Youth Development Centers;
  • Supporting the YDP M&E Officer in the development of M&E framework and tools to assess the implementation, quality and outcomes of life skills education programmes at the Youth Development Centers, General Education Schools, TVETs, teacher training colleges, and lifelong education centers, with clear focus on the strategic targeting of marginalized youth populations;
  • Support the finalization of the training curriculum on LSE/CSE for national core group of experts

Qualifications and requirements

  • Advanced degree in education, social sciences, or related fields;
  • At least 10 years of experience working in the education sector;
  • At least 5 years of experience working on life skills, and life skills-based health education, including comprehensive sexuality education;
  • At least 5 years of experience in advocacy;
  • Experience working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments;
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking), including ability to interpret and translate from English to Mongolian and vice versa;
  • High-level of understanding of youth development, and life skills education, including life skills-based health education and comprehensive sexuality education;
  • Excellent skills in advocacy, facilitation of workshops, consultations;
  • Excellent skills in participatory methodologies and working with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict timelines.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals are encouraged to visit UNFPA Mongolia website located at http://mongolia.unfpa.org and its social media sites for downloadable templates. Please submit your application consisting of below documents in hard copy to UN reception at address provided below.

  • Completed and signed UN personal history form P11 (CV outlining academic and professional experience may be supplemented).
  • Technical proposal which provides (a) information of experience of working similar fields,  (b) concise plan and methodology to conduct this consultancy, and (c) list of similar consultancies undertaken outlining brief description of consultancy, deliverables, employer name, etc.
  • All-inclusive price quotation to be quoted separately from Technical Proposal (the quotation is subject to negotiation by UNFPA should it exceed allowed threshold).

Please note that this consultancy is open to nationals of Mongolia only. Kindly note that incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

Contact person: Ms. Z.Uyanga, UNFPA Youth Development Project Manager
UNFPA Mongolia Country Office (Floor 4)
UN House, UN Street 14, Sukhbaatar District, Post Office 46, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14201
Tel: 976-11-353503, extension 3321; Fax: 976-11-353502
Email: uyanga@unfpa.org