Education Consultant

UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 24

Position description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) employs more than 16,700 staff members in 138 countries. For over half a century, UNHCR has helped millions of people to restart their lives. They include refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.

The UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs in Brussels (RREUA) is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the following position: Education Consultant.

Operational Context

UNHCR is currently rolling out the Teaching About Refugees teaching materials project across the wider Europe region (see The project involves production and dissemination of teaching materials on refugees, asylum and migration. The aim is to provide primary and secondary school teachers in prioritized European countries with high-quality, factbased teaching materials on the topic as well as professional guidance on challenges related to the presence of refugee children in the classroom (such as stress and trauma and language acquisition difficulties).

Main Duties and responsibilities

The Education Consultant will draft a Concept Note for an On-line Teacher Training Module which will be used in UNHCR’s teacher training activities in Europe to provide teachers with materials to train themselves on the topic of refugees, asylum and migration; to provide teacher training institutes with training materials for use in primary and secondary school teacher training programmes; to offer professional development providers for in-career teachers with training materials on refugees, asylum and migration. The Module should also allow teachers to test their knowledge and obtain a certificate when they successfully complete an evaluation or competence test after completing (parts of) the On-line Teacher Training.

The Education Consultant will carry out preparatory research and write a Concept Note for the Module as well as recommendations for contractors and other contributors UNHCR may engage with to produce the media that need to be included in the Module; the Education Consultant will also draft Terms of Reference for a contractor or partner that may produce teaching materials for the Module.


Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience

  • Advanced degree in education, pedagogical sciences or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of teacher training and CPD resources in diverse educational settings and in different countries and regions;
  • Experience developing educational media for UNHCR or similar organizations;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Deep knowledge of relevant educational terminology;
  • Good knowledge of survey techniques and academic research in relevant fields;
  • Good knowledge of available educational technology applications to deliver online teacher training courses and trainee evaluation methods;
  • Fluent in English and at least one other European language.

Desirable qualifications & competencies

  • Relevant experience in developing training programmes on refugees, asylum and migration or similar topics;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR’s education activities and the Teaching About Refugees curriculum;
  • Experience working with refugee children and their teachers in primary and/or secondary education;
  • Experience working in an international setting similar to UNHCR;
  • Good knowledge of refugees, asylum and migration.

Contract period

  • 52 working days, to be completed between 29 July 2019 and 1 November 2019.

Application instructions

Interested candidates must fill in the Personal History (P.11) form in English, including the Letter of Interest section, which can be obtained at

The completed Personal History form is to be submitted, together with a CV, by 12 July 2019 at 24:00 to [email protected] with ‘Education Consultant’ and the candidate’s surname in the subject.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNHCR has a zero tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), an unacceptable behaviour and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel.

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